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baggednissan95
02-13-2008, 03:42 AM
Im thinking about building a custom box for my mini truck housing a pair of 10's and a pair of 12's anyone ever do this?How did it sound if so? If it seems like a bad idea ill just run 4-rockford HX2 10's,or my 4-12's just thought id design a box to make it diffrent.let me know what you think?:confused:

Thedeadly1
02-13-2008, 07:19 AM
a lot of people o here will say that that will sound like ****, but then again they just listen to what everyone else says. I say try it, two tens two 12's and see how you like it

mile098
02-13-2008, 07:33 AM
i wouldn't do it. it will sound off, seeing how each sub plays differently

theothermike
02-13-2008, 08:44 AM
dont do it.

itll sound odd and more than likely like ****

keep it all the same.

i got 2 12's im in tampa. and a few boxes.

Hecta G
02-13-2008, 10:29 AM
How will separating the 10's from the 12's sound?

J31Rob
02-13-2008, 10:31 AM
one word: CANCELLATION.

don't do it. run 4 10's or 4 12's. not 2 of each.

J31Rob
02-13-2008, 10:33 AM
a lot of people o here will say that that will sound like ****, but then again they just listen to what everyone else says. I say try it, two tens two 12's and see how you like it

you've got a nice little system going on, yet you've got the ignorance of a n00bx.

tremor1127
02-13-2008, 10:34 AM
a lot of people o here will say that that will sound like ****, but then again they just listen to what everyone else says. I say try it, two tens two 12's and see how you like it
jackass

Hecta G
02-13-2008, 11:28 AM
how about a crossover separating the 10's and the 12's? Just wondering.

I'm the type that tries things that most people laugh at, but you never know what you can learn from your experience.

Let's say it does sound like crap, but what if you were determined to make it work then actually did make it work, you then can thumb your nose at the nay sayers.

I see a lot of guys here make the largest box possible, personally i try to make the smallest box possible, but that's just me.

Propimp
02-13-2008, 11:35 AM
WHY SAY he will get cancelation... jsut because he is using 2 difrent types of subs. if done RIGHT then you can do it.

Pootie
02-13-2008, 11:36 AM
dont do it.

itll sound odd and more than likely like ****

keep it all the same.

i got 2 12's im in tampa. and a few boxes.

What cha got?

MTXman
02-13-2008, 11:36 AM
how about a crossover separating the 10's and the 12's? Just wondering.

I'm the type that tries things that most people laugh at, but you never know what you can learn from your experience.

Let's say it does sound like crap, but what if you were determined to make it work then actually did make it work, you then can thumb your nose at the nay sayers.

I see a lot of guys here make the largest box possible, personally i try to make the smallest box possible, but that's just me.

It will sound like crap. Your clouded judgment will cause the subs to sound "great" and "awesome" however.

No one makes the largest box possible, nor the smallest. We aim to build the proper enclosure, usually following manufacturer's suggested specs.

Two different sized woofers in the smallest box possible? Gonna sound awesome :thumbsup:

OoMesKoO
02-13-2008, 11:39 AM
Bad idea man. definitley dont do it.

Also, are the HX2s powers? if so.... got pics?

Propimp
02-13-2008, 11:44 AM
It can be done but wayyyyy tooooo much work and knoledge needed to make it sound good/right, just get 2 of the same subs

AudioRoach
02-13-2008, 11:47 AM
Here the REAL story.

While not IDEAL...it will work as long as all subs are in thier own enclosure.
I personally have seen a system like this in action (2-12" and 1-15).. I try to get the owner to change the design to 5-12",but he refuses. He loves it.

So do what you like-its your system.

copperhead069
02-13-2008, 11:52 AM
i was thinking that if built in 2 separate enclosures it would sound ok. The tens would be good for tight detailed bass and the 12 would help reproduce the lower tones. Tuning these to sound right is gonna be the hard part.

Hecta G
02-13-2008, 11:52 AM
Here the REAL story.

While not IDEAL...it will work as long as all subs are in thier own enclosure.
So do what you like-its your system.

That's exactly what i was stating.

fo0manchu
02-13-2008, 09:29 PM
besides doing seperate enclosures for both, if you dont want any cancellation then you would have to get a crossover. So both pairs are playing at different frequencies. So you could have like the 12's playing at like 80hertz and below and the 10 playing like at 80-150hertz(thats just for example sake). So pretty much the subs will be specific to their frequencies just like mids and tweets. But thats a whole lot of work that i dont think will be worth it in the end. I would stick with the same subs. Do it right the first time, cause you'll be spending more time and money to fix things. Good luck.

btdickey99
02-13-2008, 09:45 PM
how about a crossover separating the 10's and the 12's? Just wondering.

I'm the type that tries things that most people laugh at, but you never know what you can learn from your experience.

Let's say it does sound like crap, but what if you were determined to make it work then actually did make it work, you then can thumb your nose at the nay sayers.

I see a lot of guys here make the largest box possible, personally i try to make the smallest box possible, but that's just me.

you dont think in the history of car audio that this hasnt been tried?

that has to be a joke

btdickey99
02-13-2008, 09:49 PM
Here the REAL story.

While not IDEAL...it will work as long as all subs are in thier own enclosure.
I personally have seen a system like this in action (2-12" and 1-15).. I try to get the owner to change the design to 5-12",but he refuses. He loves it.

So do what you like-its your system.

please dont give newb to newb advice........your just going to give him ideas that it is right when it isnt.....

OoMesKoO
02-14-2008, 12:19 PM
i was thinking that if built in 2 separate enclosures it would sound ok. The tens would be good for tight detailed bass and the 12 would help reproduce the lower tones. Tuning these to sound right is gonna be the hard part.

You must be the most ignorant individual on the entire planet earth. You have alot of reasearch to do my man.

your statement is completely oblivious. OP... please do not listen to the likes of this gentleman.


That is all.


:fyi:

twisztdauthorit
02-14-2008, 12:28 PM
keep it simple, keep it real.

Why go the extra length to try something that "might" work when there is already a known method on how to create the proper enclosure.

many have tried, many have failed.
those that say 2x10 and 1x15 or 2x12 and 2x10 (w/out x-over)must not have enough experience to tell the differance in SQ.

i almost went this route with infinity kappa perfect 10.1's and 12.1's. Just decided to go with the 4x10s and was happier

ThatChevyGuy
02-14-2008, 12:34 PM
i had two twelves and two tens
two twelves=loud
two tens=loud
both together in one box- quiet

Hecta G
02-14-2008, 06:54 PM
I can really feel the love...

snfsh79077
02-14-2008, 07:09 PM
just to put my 2 cents in, a guy I know had a box with a fiberglass face that held 2 12's and one 10. It was different yea, but didnt sound bad. enclosure was sealed as wel.

2critical
02-14-2008, 07:35 PM
It can be done but wayyyyy tooooo much work and knoledge needed to make it sound good/right, just get 2 of the same subs

OP: This statement should be looked at and considered seriously. Probrably the best answer/explanation so far. The rest :rolleyes: