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Old    Matt (loudsubz)      Join Date: Aug 2001       12-24-2007, 7:18 PM Reply   
What do you guys reccomend for a lower wattage setup?

I have all my amps purcahsed, and will be running a 300 watt RMS sub amp, and I will be looking for either 2 10's or 2 12's. I have been out of the loop for a long while, so Im not sure what subs are decent in the lower wattage area.

I will have about 150 watts RMS for each subwoofer, and will probably run them in a ported box for maximum effeciency.

With that said Im looking for a pair of subs with higher spl (1watt/1meter) and lower RMS handling so I can power them to their full potential.

What brands would you guys go with?
Old    882001 (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-24-2007, 7:27 PM Reply   
i have heard some mtx thundersomething. on low watts that rocked.
Old    Chad (dcwillette)      Join Date: Sep 2005       12-24-2007, 8:20 PM Reply   
I know the Alumapro Alchemy RX-12 is 92db or 93.5db sensitivity depending on if it's the SVC or DVC model. They are 500rms / 1000 peak though. I think Image Dynamics makes some around 92db also.

Wouldn't you be better off with one good, efficient sub with 300w rather than sending only 150w to each of 2 subs though?

(Message edited by dcwillette on December 24, 2007)
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       12-24-2007, 8:25 PM Reply   
Old    Charles (chas)      Join Date: Feb 2002       12-24-2007, 9:07 PM Reply ntry=US&Region=USA&cat=SUB&ser=GTS
Old    Matt (loudsubz)      Join Date: Aug 2001       12-25-2007, 7:54 AM Reply   
It would work either way, 1 sub with double the wattage vs 2 subs with half the wattage.

Thats assuming the subs are the same and not 2 subs with less power handling.

So I might just go with 1 sub. Although the Dayton 12" subs are 120 watt RMS and have high SPL.
Old    Matt (loudsubz)      Join Date: Aug 2001       12-25-2007, 7:56 AM Reply   
thanks Edward J very helpful
Old    882001 (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-25-2007, 8:52 AM Reply   
on second thought comp vr on 300 rms each will rock.
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       12-25-2007, 9:51 AM Reply   
Sorry, I can be a smart a**.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-25-2007, 10:49 AM Reply   
Our Alpine Type R hit great, its a 15" and is super loud w/o distortion
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       12-25-2007, 9:32 PM Reply   
loudsubz - I would prolly do 1 well powered 12 vs 2. and prolly ported, like ya said.
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-26-2007, 8:48 AM Reply   
I have a Polk Momo 10" in a .88 cubic foot MDF box with a Pioneer Premier 300w amp and it sounds great, IMO. Just an inexpensive set up with decent sound for all types of music.
Old    tony burks (tonality)      Join Date: Mar 2005       12-28-2007, 12:39 PM Reply   
JL's 10w3 series pound on 150watts...that'll do ya
Old    Matt (loudsubz)      Join Date: Aug 2001       12-28-2007, 2:39 PM Reply   
wheres the best place to buy gear from?

I have bough from Cardomain before but now they have switched to Crutchfield.

Even older gear that is still new at clearance price is fine.
Old    882001 (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-28-2007, 3:26 PM Reply   
i have bought a few things from
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       12-28-2007, 3:33 PM Reply   
bigger subs are generally more efficient, and if you want additional efficiency go with a pro sub rather than a car sub. the downsisde is they require a huge box.

you can get plenty of volume with 300W you just need to be careful not to over drive the amp.
Old    Spencer Welch (spencerwakeside)      Join Date: Sep 2005       12-28-2007, 9:04 PM Reply   
Check out the Wetsounds subs. The 10 subs will defiantly give anything else a run for their money as far as quality and efficiency. They give specs of 175 watts RMS and 350 watts max. Something else to throw in the mix.


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