-Groundpounder type build. Designed to play music and demo at shows while putting up numbers too
-This will require approx 4+ 15" or bigger subwoofers to do this reliably without to much stress on the system.
(10-14) 16 volt batts---Kinetik or XS Power
5-6 16 volt Batcap 8400s
-Either choice is ok but be careful doing the 16 volt daily make sure you use stepdowns if you do xs power. kinetic has that 12v post on theirs though, I have never used kinetic s I cant comment on thier abilities.
One BIG amp. (AB 1100.1, CS 12k, SD 16k, Stetsom 14k2d or 14k2e, AQ20 etc)
Leaning towards AB or SD right now.
-Go with whichever company has the best track record with reliability and customer service. Either choice is fine but for daily I recommend one amp per sub and just do multiples of the smaller efficient ones like multiple 500.1's or SD 5k's if you loose an amp during demo's is not so bad as few amps and one dying out on ya.
Bandpass wall. Will be starting with a 4th order but also testing 6th order.
4th order-sealed chambers 2.5 cubes each for 18s or 3.0cf for 21s to start..will shrink sealed chambers from there
-ported chamber 40-50 cubic feet
Peak- 40-50hz but want to play below 30 hz
-Main ported side as large as possible with sealed subwoofers at a Fc of 1.0 to start then you can move down in enclosure size from there for testing.
~~~Looking for suggestions for 2 BIG woofers to handle the power and help me achieve my goals RELIABLY~~~
These are some of the woofers Im considering. Woofers that are on my short list are underlined but Im still open to suggestions of woofers on this list and others that are not listed.
Incriminator Audio warden neo 21s
Crossfire XS SPL v2 18
DC LVL 6 18s
Fi N3 18
Fi SP4 18 (havent heard much about this one)
DC XL 18s
Fi N2 18
American Bass VFL 18s
Audioque HDC4 18
T3 TSNS 18
RD SHW 18
Same as the amplifier recommendation, go with the company with the proven support and service. You definitely should consider first the subwoofers which feature the 4" coils on the 10" spiders. The parts have evolved to the point where the 4" coiled subwoofers are now better than their 3" with 8" spidered counterparts. Look for cooling on both sides of the coil so that air can get in there and push out the heat. Chances are if you can SEE both ends of the coil it should cool decent enough for long term power applications without distortion.
I Hope that helps