I was looking at buying a 1000w (at 1 ohm) Memphis Power Reference amp and using two 12" Type R's in a sealed box that's about 4 ft^3.
Now I believe the R's are rated @ 300w rms.....but people say they can take more. Alpine recomends .7-1.0 ft^3 of space for each sub.....so it looks like my box would be about twice as big as they recomend. So that makes the situation worse right? Cause I hear people say the bigger the bo is, the less poewr you have to use.
So am I going extreme overkill here for these subs? Maybe 15" R's could handle this power and box better? Good thing there is the box I got was made for 15's and a piece of MDF was screwed over it to use 12's.....so I could use it for 15's again.
And the last thing....I want good SQ. My friend just swapped from 15's to 12's (Memphis PR's in the same box I'm talking about) and the SQ was better with the 12's. So do y'all think the 12" r's would offer much better sq than the 15's?
Thanks for helping me out again Maybe I'll finally get around to buying something soon