I was wondering about the new 2010 Type R's also. They say the cooling is better, but how? There is alot more vents on the '09 version, vented pole peice, and a aluminum motor cover that helps. The specs are just about the same except the new one has 20mm excursion compared to 18.2 for the '09 version, & it has 100 watts more rms which I don't think you could really tell the difference. But I could be wrong, I can't really say anything about them until I hear them. I still think the basket looks better on the '09, but I like the cone w/ the "R" at the bottom better...
3" coil is unnecessary for a sub with a thermal rating that low. It would just mean less magnet and metal in the gap, and an overall weaker motor. Well if they kept the same outer diameter of the magnet slugs.
Car: 2009 Audi A4 Avant Quattro
Sub amp: Hifonics ZXX-3200.1D
Subwoofers: 4 SA8V.2 @ 2 Ohms
Enclosure: 2 cu ft ported, tuned to 33Hz
I now have a set of the new Type R's. They are still breaking in, and seem to be getting better as time goes on. I never had the old Type R's, so the closest thing I can compare them to is my old RE SR12's. The Type R's seem to have a more acurate and detailed sound than the RE's did - kind of like comparing a slightly out of focus picture to one that is sharply focused. Anyway, I'm not an audiofile, so thats the best way I can describe it. As far as sheer output goes, when I first installed the R's I thought they weren't quite as loud as my old RE's were, but now that they have had some time to break in they seem to be about the same output as the RE's, but sound better doing it. I'm happy with them so far and I think it was worth the extra $20 each I paid to get the Type R's instead of another set of RE's.
2001 Mustang GT
Pioneer Premier FH-P800BT head unit
powerbass 2XL6802's front and rear
old school Coustic Power Logic AMP268 four ch. mid/high amp
4 2010 Alpine Type R SWR1243D's, two facing up in .65 cu.ft. each sealed, the other two inverted to get .85 cu.ft. sealed each, I didn't have enough room to do all four that way.
Power Acoustik PS1-5500D taking a .5 ohm daily like a champ.
200 amp 6g alternator
big three with 2awg wiring
1 Stinger SPV70 up front, another one in the trunk
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