The Shiva-X specs pretty close to this driver and cost a couple dollars more. Are you saying that price alone would make you choose the Shiva over this driver? Based model posted above, wouldn't Shiva model about the same as this driver?For that price.. pass me the Shiva-X.
They are nothing like a TC Sounds driver. This is like comparing a Ferrari to Ford. They both do the job, but compared to TC Sounds there really isn't a better home theater driver for a standard build. Of course TC Sounds driver cost a lot more, but still the Ultra had the highest measurements in Illka's tests at 20hz.What you guys think of using these drivers in a sealed or pr setup? They remind me of tc3k's or older tc 3hp drivers.
Awesome info Josh! I wish I had an extra 200.oo laying around. My buddy has the 10in Klipsch sub and it is impressive for a 10. Even dispite being a ported design. :bigsmile:Couple of things need clarifying here. These were made by TC Sounds for Klipsch. They are listed as having a double shorting ring in the motor. Since that is the case the xmax figure is likely accurate (TC's are one of the few that I trust without second guessing) and there is probably quite a bit of extra xmech after that. There is no reason to believe that the Shiva X has less distortion in light of this without measurement data on either one. The nature of the motor and voice coil lead me to believe that this driver would have TC's normal level of ruggedness and thermal power handling. This is a good robust 12" driver probably in the same league as the Shiva X perhaps dare I say, possibly besting it in a few areas.