everyone i got my btl 18 it is crazy lol and i like it alot but the only thing now is i have had it for like 2 days now and i got a guy that wants to buy it and if i sell it im thinking about getting a dd 9515 and i want to know will the dd 9515 beat the btl 18 ( it has a third magnet and a hixmax coil). what do i do
hmmmmm i am noot sure what the third magnet and ^xmax coil does to the power handling(i am sure it increases it a bit) but i dunnooooooo if it will be able to handle 3-4 daily like a DD 9500....dunno. lol
Some of you on here remember Johnny, right? He used to post pretty regular on here.
Well he just replaced his '05 RE XXX18 w/ a fully loaded BTL18. He is running an RE 36.1 (only 2 of these amps were every released...1800wrms). He went from 143dB w/ the XXX at bout 38hz to 146.3dB w/ the BTL at 30hz. That is w/ a direct drop in!! Not sure what he metered at 38hz...he just told me what he did at 30hz. I'm 80% sure the box is 7.5cuft tuned to 28hz.
146dB+ at 30hz....that is rediculous!
I got to hear his XXX18 when me, him , and robert put on a comp in Laplace, La, and that XXX was a low bass monster. I'm trying to talk him into bringing the BTL18 up to my comp in west monroe, La.
His truck is a early 90's chevy ext cab...they like to peak at ~50hz. He is planning on building a box tuned to ~40hz pretty soon...
lol there was no need i didnt get a chance to even take any cause like soon as he found out i had a 18 he was like your lieing and when i showed it to him he wanted to hear it and once he heard it he was like ill buy it from you right now and he was talking with the right price so it is out of my hands lol now im going with the dd9525 something louder than the btl 18 lol
wow that's amazing, wanted an 18" to a 15"? is it 9515 0r 9525. lol I think that would be insane dd 95 series that is a 25 inch woofer lol. not trying to flame here I think it's funny. lol ( obviously a typo but hey this is my humor kickin in.) no offence to n e one. lol
i think it is more of application. but until u hear the difference between the two... check this out ( stevemeadedesigns.com ) look for the (4) btl 18's video... pretty cool! BASS HEADS whats up! WHAT DID U SAY!?! lol
well i was told that the dd9515 would get louder than the btl but i have not order the 9515 yet so i still have a chance to go back with the btl 18 and give it more power cause i only had a 2000watt soundstream on it
lol i checked out that video and when i get my a suv im going to get something like that forreal lol and like right now im trying to get either another btl 18fully loaded or a dd9515 for a crazy daily driver
try a 15" btl. honestly an 18" btl will work with 4 cubes. the 15 will work in a 3.5 cube as well. the motor strength of the btl is over the roof! btl's have no warranty due to what it was designed for... abusive spl! yes people buy it and use it for daily but ur hearing it from me... those things are MONSTERS! btl= built to last.
i have talked to scott and the guy that build the dd subs and im stuck in between i want to hear both of them formyself cause kevin told me taht the 95 will get louder than the loaded btl and then you guys are telling me the btl will be louder so im stuck in between lol dont know which way to go with this
no i'm not saying that 1 9500 is as good as 2 AQ's there practically the same thing and unless you run more than 3000 watts per sub you wont notice much of a difference at all, and the AQ's are only 374 shipped so it would be a little bit more than running one 9500
According to the forum, there isnt a sub on the planet that a sub made by FI isnt louder to the ear, with better SQ, that goes lower, with higher SPL, on the market, made today, by anyone....EVAR!!!!1!!omg!!!
and there u have it, lol! it is based on application... thank you! i have LOTS of experiences with different woofers and by far fi works for me. i've never had a problem. i tried the x, the ssd, the q, and the btl. i also tried some dd woofers, jl etc, etc... man i change my woofers like my under pants! lol seems im bad now though... im stickin to fi. im done. but guys it is all YOUR choice. well have to go to work... have fun! lol
i would say try the D they are very amazing subs i am not saying this 100% cause ive never heard a fi but i bet the 9500 will have better sq than a btl but sayign that with the same power the fi would most likely louder due to it being a 18" sub but the 9500 can hadle more power i would give both a try see what u like more
I too have extensive experience with many woofers, both thru the shop and my own personal uses. I have my personal fave, just like anyone else, but i shy from imposing my "fanboyism" upon others simply because "I" love it.
Heres a link or two of a few i had, and a couple reviews. Havent updated in a while, but its cool for now.
renegadesrun........its just the fi is fairly new and people are very curious to how they sound. also the price is the main factor. the price is fairly low for subs in that caliber. if scott never built the resonant engineering subs, i probably would of never thought about buying it.
many people on this forum have heard and had experience with many subs. we are not biased towards any particular brand. as you browse through the forum, you will noticed the title of the thread saying "fi vs ...". maybe thats why you feel that everyone thinks fi is the best. no one thinks that they are the best.
like i said before, if ascendant audio or other brands come out with something new, then thats what people would be talking about then.