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10" dual voice coil sub or 2 15" subs?

  1. Audiobahn 10" dual voice coil sub

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  2. 2 15" Rockford Fosgates s

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  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I'm lookin to spend about 150 on the subs themselves (shipping extra of course) and I was browsing through expensifield. (crutchfield...) and came acrossed a set of 15" Rockford Fosgates which I liked.... Two for 149.99.

    Link: Rockford Fosgate 15s.

    Then TPP decided that twin 15s are too large for the trunk in my Civic and said I should go with another 10" that can hold more wattage than both 15s combined.

    Link: Audiobahn 10s.

    For the sake of saving weight and room in the trunk the 10 would be nice, but would it really hit harder than twin 15s? I need advice from more than just ONE person. My coworkers all tell me that 15s will be awesome.

    Vote for me. They're the same price, so what do all you ICE gurus think?

    :ph34r:
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    ok the larger the cone the greater db levels the smaller the cone the tighter the bass.
     
  3. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I want loud bass... what would be best for me? I have no idea what you just said...

    Do I want DB/SPL, or "tighter" bass. <_< :unsure:
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    tight bass sound crisper and the notes are sharper not as loud
    15 give loud sloppy bass
     
  5. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Even with the right amp, those 15s would be "sloppy"??
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    a 15 cant move as fast as a 10 but those 2 15's would be hella loud

    I used to run 2 12's but have now gone to 3 10's
     
  7. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I had one 10 in my Escort, and it was plenty loud for me. But I want something louder. but I still want to be able to heard the highs and mids.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I'm selling my 10" MTXs because I wanted something slightly larger. I had my mind made up on 12s until a friend of mine said get some big 15s. but I want to keep my prices down to around 150. I dunno what to get. big bass or 'crisper' bass.
     
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    What kind of speakers do you have for your mids and highs? I say go with a really good 12 like an infinity kappa (perfect) with a nice amp that can push a lot of watts, it should be loud enough. 15's will just be too sloppy cuz the cone is so slow to move. Get the right amp and you'll have big AND clean bass. I'm running 2-12's with over 400 watts to each sub in a sealed box and I couldnt be happier.
     
  11. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    In the escort I had 5 1/4 Pioneers in the doors and 5x7s in the rear deck. In the Civic I have the stock 6 1/2s in the doors and the stock 6x9s in the rear and the twin tweaters that came from the factory mounted on the doors. :)

    I wanna get some upgraded 6 1/2s and 6x9s while I'm at it too.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    i voted for the rockford fosgates because they had the most thump at best buy(playing around with the systems). its not really tight but it was better than the sony xplodes, mtx's, etc. i never heard any audiobahns so i cant say for sure which one is better. you can go for sq or spl, trick is to get it balanced for best "street" performance, which is why people pick subs that "compliment" the midranges(usually buying a new set of speakers and tweeters) and all that.

    picking the right amp and right sub doesn't always determine whether you will have the best sound quality or spl, its the box. picking the right box will improve sound dramatically(spl?). i personally prefer sealed boxes, for the have the best all-around performance(my opinion). i would go for 12's or 10's because you dont need as large volume box as a larger sub(usually around 2 cu. ft).
     
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    Just make sure your speakers are powered well to keep up w/ ur sub set up by maybe buying a smaler amp for them I'm pretty sure my factory speakers only keep up cuz of my factory amp... and they're componets all the way around so that helps too.
     
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    i can still pick up a polk momo 10 i sold my friend cheap... it sounded better then two tens i was using the sub was never used... i sent it out on warrenty

    the 10 only needs .6 feet of air space awsome for weight saving
     
  15. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I think I'm gonna go with the 10. Thanks guys.

    I have an itch to build my own box...but it'd be sloppy. so maybe not...I dunno. B)
     
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    Fuck all that. Perfect setup....

    1- Diamond Audio CM3 12" Dual 4 Ohm
    1- JBL BP300.1 Amplifier
    1- Single 12" Ported Box

    Mid 140's all day in a 2 door car, Tight response, and a good warrantee. I am a Diamond Audio dealer, so if you are interested in good stuff, let me know. I wouldn't vote for Rockford Fosgate or Audiobahn. They make good Ash Trays.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    1. 150 bucks
    2. 200 bucks
    3. 50 bucks


    if you keep those three things within those prices (not including the shipping) I'd consider it.
     
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    depends on the music you listen to. for good tight punchy rock, go with the 10. if you want sloppy ghetto bass, go with the 15. rock-10 &copy;rap-15
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I listen to music like Ozzy, Metallica, Linkin park, System, Green day, etc.
     
  20. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    when i was discussing this with James, i told him about my old amp/sub combo i had in my hatch. i had a JL 10w3 dual voice sub and a JL 250/1 amp powering it and it flat out rocked my hatch. it was loud and had deep, tight bass. that set-up was handling from heavy metal to deep booming bass with ease and it sounded hella awesome. ima probably run a similar set-up in my Escort GT.
     
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