- Jun 16, 2020
Mostly power handling. It maxes out at about 94 dB already.From a distortion standpoint, or a power handling standpoint?
No, it's thermal handling that is the issue here. It has plenty of Xmax to handle > 250 Hz, just not the power handling to match. Now music really has a fairly decent crest factor, so that will give some extra headroom, but it's still a bit tight.If the former, smart selection of the HP frequency helps get away from rising bass distortion, assuming your other drivers & physical considerations allow it.
If the latter, if you restrict the bandwidth, you can increase the overall effective SPL capability (same power handling, less spectrum coverage).
This is excursion with 50W applied: