Are you stuck on the box size and wattage? If you only have 1000w available and 3.5ft, I wouldn't spend the big bucks on the Malstrom-x only to use half of it's excursion. I'd save a few bucks and buy an SDX. However, if you were to purchase something like the Crown CE4000, I'd say get the Mal-x and use an LT.i am in the process of building a 3.5 ft3 sealed sub with a 1000 watt amp. This is strictly for movies. am I better off with the sdx15 or the 190v.2 in low output?
In a sealed box, sound is generated soley by how much air the cone can compress/decompress, so the bigger around the cone is and the farther it will move, the more air it can compress/decompress (displacement). Thus, the bigger the driver and the more it moves, the higher the SPL you get.I am thankful for that info. In researching this project, what driver do you recommend? Also why doe everyone insist on larger drivers than? A couple time I talked to dan wiggin and he would say over and over, there is no replacement for displacement.