Opinions on Nakamichi subs?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by thegeneral, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. thegeneral

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    In particular, the SP-W1200D...

    I'm interested mainly in Sound Q. :dunno:

    They're very reasonably priced so I think this may be the woofer that I am going to go with.
     
  2. 04

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    Well, first of all, define resonably priced?

    Looking at the speaker's theile small parameters, you would not want to put it in anything but a sealed enclosure, because the system damping is quite low.

    The fat surround takes a good deal away from the cone area, and that is a definate drawback. With the modest excursion, there is no need for such a wide profile surround, it does nothing but hurt performance.

    IMHO there are probably better deals out there...
     
  3. thegeneral

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    Hmmm... such as? They'll be going in an '90 Acura Integra 4-door (not the hatchback). I will probably be going with Focal Utopia 3-Ways (165W3) if I can get a good enough deal on them somehow. :dunno:

    I'm guessing you would reccomend a ported enclosure over a sealed? Even for SQ? I have to admit, I DO like the way a ported sub sounds. But I don't generally have "PREFERENCES" yet, because I'm pretty new to the car audio game.


    Oh, and what about these?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1395893058

    Shit, for $69 bucks it sounds like a steal, but I'd expect them to be good because they're Nakamichi -- maybe I'm mistaken? :dunno:

    Feel free to school me. :bigthumb: I would appreciate the feedback. Thanks guys. :)
     
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  5. thegeneral

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    Those are the same ones I asked about in the first place. :confused:
     
  6. 04

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    Nope, ported in a car is not my preference. Sealed is better IMHO because of the response characteristics that come with it. Home subwoofers are better as ported, but like I said, it depends on the speaker. You can get a ported subwoofer to sound as good in the car, it would just be harder. And that Nak subwoofer is not sutible for ported use, if you did put it in a ported box, the result would not be so hot, especially in the car.

    Quite frankly, the standard, ported for spl and sealed for sound quality is the route I go. I have a sealed enclosure in my car, because I am more about accurate music reproduction, and my brother has a ported enclosure, that doesnt sound very good, but goes crazy loud.

    The 70 dollars is probably a fair price for that 15", but it will probably require a HUGE sealed box, if not a vented enclosure.
     
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    My bad I didnt click on the link :o An abc ported enclosure would be great for sq.
     
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    :uh:

    Do you have any idea how hard an Aperodic bi chamber enclosure would be for a newbie to build? :p
     
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    True. I haven't buit one yet but I might. Im pretty good with ported enclosures
     
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    I'm not going to be building it. :)
     
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    I'd go with a sealed enclosure until you get disappointed :dunno:
     

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