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Old 01-24-2005, 06:03 PM   #1
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Subwoofer Setup

Alright guys ive just ordered 4 Audiobahn AW1206ts (any comments about this? FEEL FREE TO LEAVE ONE) for my ride. I was wondering what type of box should be used for the BEST BALANCE between loud as hell, and good quality. Also should the subs be mounted facing toward the box for this reason, or facing out from the box. Thnx for your help. Btw im planning to build my own custom box.
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Re: Subwoofer Setup

ha i feel a comment coming on about audiobahn subs, their build/sound quality, and maybe a comment about how the blingin baskets should face out to give you an extra 6 Dbs from the bling

buut.. never heard the subs in person so i cant comment.. but youll want a ported box probably.. and just to make a suggestion.. 3-3.5 cu ft. and ported to.. i dont know maybe like 35 hz? just throwin somethin out there

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good quality, as in sound quality? I've heard those....you won't get good sound quality AT ALL. They can/will get loud depending what amp and enclosure, but you should of researched before ordering. I'd feel bad if i was you. But, you will get pretty fuckin loud...so you got half of what you wanted
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Re: Subwoofer Setup

I used to have those subs. I hated them. Theyre a piece of shit. I say sell them for as much as you can and get somethin good. They're so unreliable. i wouldn'tput more then 600 watts to each one. Not to mention they need 3 cubes NET each ported to get goin. And they will only sound good from 40-55 hz. Everything else will sound like shit (that's w/ an audiobahn reccomended tuning of 35hz). If you wanna run these with enough room I hoe you have an suv cuz a car won't cut it.
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well i just placed it, so i can cancel within a day or two
SO what 12" subwoofers do you guys recommend and with wut amp.
BTW im not looking for those crzy 5000w competition subwoofers. Looking to spend around 600-700 on box, amp and subs, what do u guys reccomend? Is this a good budjet?
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Well consider yourself lucky! You'll save yourself nights of crying....or at least when your listening to your music. lol, you should do a search on subs... you'll find tons of threads on what you need...but uhh,

How much space do you have (dimensions)?

What do you want more? SQ or spl? or SQL?
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Re: Subwoofer Setup

difference between sq and sql?
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Re: Subwoofer Setup

my car is a escort wagon, so got enough space, not really taken in percise measurements because i might cut out the rear 5X7 stock speackers in their housing (WASTE OF SPACE ON USELESS FORD STOCK SPEAKERS LOL)! So just looking for any subs and amplifier that will run around 600. I really wna thte system to thump, but i also wanna be able to hear the what the guy is sayin in the music lol
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Re: Subwoofer Setup

yeah man glad you posted before it was too late.. youll be happy about gettin somethin else im sure..

and about 6-700 isnt too bad but it depends on what you want.. after you tell us what youre looking for and how much space you have we can make recommendations..

also, if you havent already.. check out..

resonant engineering
digital designs
adire audio
image dynamics
ascendant audio
jl audio
elemental designs

there are dozens of awesome companies that you may not know much about that are in most cases much better than mainstream subs (fosgate, audiobahn, kicker, etc)

but these are some of the most common (theyre the ones ive been looking at forever anyways) and those companies should give you a start
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Re: Subwoofer Setup

posted before i saw your post...
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Re: Re: Subwoofer Setup

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difference between sq and sql?
sq is just straight up sound quality.. sql is sound quality with the potential to get loud and still sound good while doin it. however, SQL doesnt come cheap.. everybody wants their stuff loud and crystal clear.. its not always easy to find a cheap sub that does this well though
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Re: Subwoofer Setup

Well than im going 2 go with sql, what are the best subs and amps for me with the space i got(the escort wagon) I want atleast 2 12 subs in my car i can go to 600-700 for the whole setup, and well dont consider retail pricings, cause i get my stuff from ebay which is great and much cheaper.
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Re: Re: Subwoofer Setup

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Well than im going 2 go with sql, what are the best subs and amps for me with the space i got(the escort wagon) I want atleast 2 12 subs in my car i can go to 600-700 for the whole setup, and well dont consider retail pricings, cause i get my stuff from ebay which is great and much cheaper.
well dude this is ust me but i think you should do a single 15 setup.. you will get more for your money and you will almost certainly be within one db of what you woul dhave with 2 12s (cone area of 1 15 is almost the same as cone area of 2 12s..) but i suppose this is up to you.. but generally anybody on this forum will say youll get better for the money with a 15..

and as far as ebay goes.. realize that if anything goes wrong.. youre fucked.. and you wont be able to use a fried sub or amp for anything other than a paperweight.. as ebay usually doesnt offer warranties (or if they do they basically suck and dont cover anything..)

just my personal opinions but consider em
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Re: Subwoofer Setup

Well i too was thinking of getting a 15 but then again, i want to get subs for two resons, one is obviously to fell the bass, and the next is to do a custom project that looks good. Im afraid a single subs wont really cut it for looks. Im 15 and just bought my car for 800 buks. THis car is gonan be my own project. Imm going to literally do everything myself from Paint job to body modification, to whatever is imaginable. I really wanna show those rich kid with their brand new mercedes and bmws and those wannabe racers that have a fixed up civics, but theyre so clueless about it, they have to get their muffler installed by a mechanic, that theyre not soo hard. These fags see a movie like The Fast and The FUrious and think they know everyhting there is to know about cars lol. (SRRY BOUT TELLING MY WHOLE LIFE STORY HAHAHHA)So basically want want sum 12's that will look good, hit hard, and sound good. So on this note i would like to know the best BRAND and model number for my situation.
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Re: Subwoofer Setup

I'd do two resonant engineering SE 15's (400) An elemental designs nine.1 (350) and build your own box. It will come out around 800 bucks but you will be slammin so damn hard. Where are you located?
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