I let it run through it's cycles found on the disk. I run it through a few times adjusting the volume while watching the cone movement. It does each frequency 10 seconds at a time, so it doesn't spend a significant time powering the coil... Lots of movement from the cone should help with cooling as well.Very nice! Glad to hear it is performing well, and hopefully I can get the same results.
Realtraps.com is the website that has the sweeps CD, if anybody is interested. Just be careful playing sine waves at high volumes for prolonged periods... you could melt the voice coil as sine waves are extremely stressful. If you want to play sine waves at the limits, give the driver breaks so it can cool down...
I pulled out the SVS (PC12-NSD) from behind the screen, and tested one of them in the same spot as my build... I actually think my build got louder and shook the room more, but I'm also not afraid to turn up a $150 build compared to a $700 sub. I will take measurements at some point though.
I brought the wife down to look at the SVS and compare to my sub and she thinks making the sock look the same shouldn't be an issue at all. I'm hoping she'll make time for it tomorrow. For now, here's some comparison shots.