i was looking into getting an idmax. i was wondering if any of you have ever heard one, and if you had how would it compare to the w7, eclipse ti, sx. Just what would you say would be ranked on the same level as the idmax
ID Max isn't going to get as loud as a W7, but it's not far off and it sounds a little better IMO. A little tighter and more defined sound. Low end isn't quite as strong as a W7, Brahma, XXX, Ti and others in their range, but the upper freqs. (above 60hz) are much better than the others. This is crucial when trying to blend with midbass drivers.
jonathan you think it would be better to power the idmaxs with something that will put out little more than 1000wrms? like maybe 1200wrms. the reason why ask is i was wondering if the jl audio 1000/1 would power that nicely. i remember reading somewhere you saying having headroom is good. if that is the case then i would be better off powering the tis with the jl1000/1.
I use a 1000/1 on mine, but I really don't need all of it. I'd say 700-800W is optimal for an ID Max in most enclosures, it really doesn't need any more than that to realize its full potential. Really efficient sub.
"how many db's do you think your hitting with your idmax?"
Not sure, haven't metered it. Isn't exactly an ideal SPL vehicle, but I'd guess it's in the mid 130s range. It's in a 1.3 cu ft sealed box. Haven't really cared to measure it, I'm not really into SPL *shrugs*
"have you tried it sealed. was wondering if they perform well in a smaller sealed box. like 1 cuft."
Works very well sealed. Only bad thing I can say about the sub is that because of the surround type (tall & narrow), they designed the surround to dimple at high excursion so it didn't damage itself in motion. At very high volumes, this can have a slight bit of mechanical noise (if you're close to the sub). If it's in a trunk, I doubt you'd notice it. Ported could help this since the port will limit excursion at lower frequencies.