I think the main thing missing is some indication of the Frequency Response\/Performance.\nAll we have to go off of is "103dB average, 20-30Hz" which is useful, but does this sub need dsp to perform well? What is F3?\n\nYou'll probably want to equalize and DSP would be the ideal way to do so.\n\nVirtually all bass speakers require equalization (unless they're either refrigerator sized or are also tuned to not go very loud) so F3 becomes a somewhat arbitrary choice made in the active filter that powered subs have onboard. As an 18" speaker, this one can move a fair about of air so dialing in a 20Hz knee is suitable. As an unpowered speaker we'll do this in the upstream of our external amplifier.\n\nThe best way is to taper down the response above that desired point; say, 25Hz. Asking room correction to do is probably best because it includes local acoustical gain in its final filter function.\n\nSpecifying a maximum output between 20Hz and 30Hz is a fairly common indicator - it shows us the speaker's ceiling along its lowest likely response knee. The average peak specification reflects the maximum excursion and the voice coil's thermal or wattage limit, which are reasonably close together. Max output is naturally less at 20Hz than at 30Hz, hence the average.