spl... spl reffers to sound pressure levels or loudness.. sq reffers to the musical ability of the subwoofer.. a striclty SQ sub will be able to hit the variety of frequencies accurately and cleanly .. a strictly SPL sub will have little musical abilities but will get very loud
umm mark i will have to disagree with you a little on this sq will hit all of the notes so therefore you will feel it everytime it hits hwen spl will just keep going more like a vibration type a deal either way youwill feel it but what i think he is talking about is sq kinda like a punch from a 10" sub if you knwo what i mean
type r was made for sql it can get liud with a ton of power and a near to perfect box but then again so can almost any sub so dont be a d^mbass and pull stuff out of your a## like that statement if you dont know what your talking about
if it has sound quality in mind then its not a spl sub a spl sub sacrificesjust about any sq just to get loud alpines are made with sq in mind and you can tell if you here one there for its a sql sub because it sounbds good and gets loud okay
adam don't listen to andy on this. i have two type r's ported with 600wrms+ going to each one and yes they get loud but i would never consider them a spl sub. there are many other type r owners here that would fully agree with me. yes, they can get loud with a perfect box and alot of power, but like charlie says just about any sub can. just get a strictly spl sub listen to charlies suggestions on subs up top^^.
thank youi mike you can ask any type r owner on this forum they will tell you it is not a spl sub but adam spl subs are not cheap like 250 i just gonna say this if you really want something just save up your money it will be worth it int he end
Andy i'm not disagreeing with you here... but he's the alpine guy. This means he's trying to sell his product. He makes his living off a commission of his sales. He will tell you that it will teleport you to Aruba if you will believe him and buy his product.
"umm mark i will have to disagree with you a little on this sq will hit all of the notes so therefore you will feel it everytime it hits hwen spl will just keep going more like a vibration type a deal either way youwill feel it but what i think he is talking about is sq kinda like a punch from a 10" sub if you knwo what i mean"
what are you talking about? i was stating what the acronyms stand for.. and sure most SQ subs we are farmiliar with do get loud.. W6,IDMAX,SI Mag there are some stricly sq subs that do not get loud at all however.. and they are not gonna rattle your chest.. any sub can have punch.. thats not what sound quality is..... on the the Alpine subs.. the type r is a great sub for the price.. there are others of course in the price range that can compete.. IMO all the alpine subs sound better in sealed boxes.. alot better, the type r's can still be used in ported boxes though and they will sound pretty good.. if your buying the type x it will be for the sq and putting this in a ported box however will reduce the sq quite a bit.. basically if u want alot of spl from the type x's you gotta feed them alot of power.. if your looking for more spl than sq go for the type r's ported .. more sq than spl go with the type x's sealed..