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Demi
11-02-2006, 11:26 AM
Okay so im building a system for my buddy. Talked him into a rsd12d and a 600w rms @ 2 ohm alpine. Ive seen some crazy variations of recommended sizes on sale sites from 2.2-3.2cubes. What tuning and how many cubes would you guys recomend? Its going in a lancer, and there is not problem giving up half of the trunk.

espguitarist91
11-02-2006, 05:24 PM
i just made my friend a box for one. Its 2.5 cu. ft. and tuned to 28hz. They like to be tuned low, but you dont necessarily have to go that low. im installing it this weekend or next week. ill let you know how it sounds if you havent chose already. by the way i used Moe's plans for the box.

Towncar
11-02-2006, 05:29 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/mobster909/RSd10_12enclosureanddimensions.jpg

Demi
11-02-2006, 05:50 PM
Thanks yall, yeah PG just emailed me that. Seems alittle small for a single sub enclosure though doesnt it?

Demi
11-04-2006, 01:43 PM
Okay i dont really understand those specs. It says 3 cubes for SQ and 1.8 for SPL. I would have thought it the other way around. Why is it that way?

espguitarist91
11-04-2006, 05:39 PM
I believe that when its in a small enclosure the sub tends to peak, therefore making it louder at one part of the spectrum; and a bigger box will smooth out the response and blend in more.

Towncar
11-04-2006, 05:40 PM
Okay i dont really understand those specs. It says 3 cubes for SQ and 1.8 for SPL. I would have thought it the other way around. Why is it that way?

just follow the specs. Everything is correct

Demi
11-05-2006, 03:45 AM
just follow the specs. Everything is correct

Alrighty, so maybe a happy medium between the two? Some thing like 2.4? I dont want it just loud in one end, but i would like the output to be impressive. Or should i just go with the 1.8? i dont want to sound like *** either.

espguitarist91
11-05-2006, 01:13 PM
2.4 would be a good medium depending on what you tune it to. what do you want, SQL?

Demi
11-05-2006, 01:16 PM
Yeah SQL is what i had in mind. I dont plan for this guy to win any comps SQ or SPL, but i would like the output to be impressive. Everyone around here has systems that sound like ***, and i dont want one of the first i setup for someone else to be underwhelming in output or sound quality. What should i tune to?

espguitarist91
11-05-2006, 01:19 PM
id say around 30 or 32hz. ill be installing my friends rsd in the 2.5 cu. ft. box tuned to 28hz. ill let you know how it sounds.

Demi
11-05-2006, 01:23 PM
Awesome, i havent heard much buzz about these around the forum but reviews ive read have be fantastic. If its anywhere near the hype for the cost it will be impressive. When do you plan on putting his in?

espguitarist91
11-05-2006, 01:55 PM
the sub and wire come tuesday and the amp comes thursday. So im hoping to wire it all up and put it in the box and then when the amo gets here ill just throw that in.

lincolnls
11-05-2006, 01:58 PM
1.8cf works great from several reviews i have seen, and even PG will tell you to put it in a 1.cf

tune it low if you are going more for a sq then a spl setup

iamamp3pimp
11-05-2006, 01:58 PM
hope it works well for you.

Demi
11-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Yeah i cant wait to hear how yours turns out and how this one we ordered sound. Everything ive read treats this sub as the best kept secret in car audio. And hell if its half that good for $80 a sub, may have to drop some more in some trunks around here.

espguitarist91
11-05-2006, 06:21 PM
yea, if it is that great for the price, i may get a couple also;)
ill see soon.

rvpps2rocks
02-19-2007, 04:09 PM
sry for reviving a dead thread but how did the sub turn out ur buddies car Demi. Im waiting for mine to come in but i cant decide if i want a ported or sealed box i want it to hit clean but still feel it in my chest...i have always used bazooka bass tubes and those have treated me well and i had an old school kicker 10" but never done anything this big. so i was wondering if someone can help me out. im still trying to read up on what tuning actually is. Can someone help me out

Towncar
02-19-2007, 08:52 PM
sry for reviving a dead thread but how did the sub turn out ur buddies car Demi. Im waiting for mine to come in but i cant decide if i want a ported or sealed box i want it to hit clean but still feel it in my chest...i have always used bazooka bass tubes and those have treated me well and i had an old school kicker 10" but never done anything this big. so i was wondering if someone can help me out. im still trying to read up on what tuning actually is. Can someone help me out

http://phoenixphorum.com/

Demi
02-22-2007, 06:11 AM
It turned out AWESOME, i threw it in 2.4 cubes @ 32ish. You wont be dissapointed.

rvpps2rocks
02-22-2007, 12:16 PM
was the box ported or sealed

James Bang
02-22-2007, 12:31 PM
Yeah i cant wait to hear how yours turns out and how this one we ordered sound. Everything ive read treats this sub as the best kept secret in car audio. And hell if its half that good for $80 a sub, may have to drop some more in some trunks around here.

overhyped. i find them... quiet.

Demi
02-23-2007, 03:35 AM
overhyped. i find them... quiet.

Its a $80 woofer with a 500w rms. It has been to handle 1000w+. What kind of setup were you running? Its not an SPL beast byb any means but the output of one 600w in 2.4 @ 32 impressed the hell out of me.