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02-02-2008, 08:27 PM
My review is based on bass. I have stock speakers and wasnt looking for the blending and was not concentrating on SQ much.

I decided to purchase this from a friend, brand new.

I mounted it on a 1.7 cu ft vented enclosure tuned to 30 hz.

Its is receiving 400 watts RMS.

I have a 2007 Altima sedan. Back seats up.

First Impression:

Its a heavy subwoofer and is well built. Its obvious that the SR can handle more than is rated 300 watts RMS. I didnt like the allen key terminals, I prefer the banana plug ones :)

Song List:

3-6 Mafia - Late Night Tip
Twista - Ovadose
TI - (I Like My Beat) Down Low
DJ Tiesto - Ice Rain
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
Pink Floyd - Breathe
White Stripes - Seven Nation Army

I played about 2 minutes of each song.

The bass goes down pretty low. Its lower (and louder) than the Type R. It also has a better response than the Alpine. It keeps up with Trance music (fast beats) pretty well. The bass is suprisingly overwhelming on the rap songs I played.

I think that the SE might be a more musical subwoofer. But as far as loudness, its rivals SE. I feel like the SE played the lows with more authority.

(I had the Type R and SE in the same enclosure and were given 400 watts)

I am very pleased with the subwoofer subwoofer. I dont really see anyhing wrong with it. I got the lows that i wanted :)

Great subwoofer! But the RE customer service is non-existant.

02-02-2008, 08:31 PM
ATTN: RE Audio dealers or anyone related to RE


I have a question:

Why are the 12" RE Audio SR (dual 4ohm) parameters different on the factory box and on the manual (SD, XMAX & BL)?

factory box:

FS: 23.6 hz.
QMS: 4.99
QES: 0.41
QTS: 0.38
VAS: 85 liters
SPL (1m/1w): 86.2db
SD: 523 cm^2
XMAX: 15mm
BL: 17.5 tm
DC: 1.8ohm or 3.7ohm

FS: 23hz
QMS: 4.99
QES: 0.41
QTS: 0.38
VAS: 85 liters
SPL (1m/1w): 86.2
SD: 480 cm^2
XMAX: 18mm
BL: 14.35
RE: 1.8ohm

which is accurate?



the compact and optimal enclosure sizes are mixed up on the manual for all the subs