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boomzabit
12-04-2012, 03:12 AM
Item(s) for Sale:

12 inch Adire Audio Brahma MKII



Item(s) Description/Condition:

Cosmetically Id rate it about a 7 out of 10. I keep most of my items prestine, but the gentleman I bought this speaker from did not. It has your typical scuffs and light stratches. Performance id have to say its a 10 out of 10. Sounds great, very musical and can get rather loud for daily driving. I had this in roughly a 2.0 cubic foot ported box tuned to 32-33 hz. If your wanting SQ, this is an impressive setup. Anton Miller formally from TML (Team Minnesota's loudest) built the box for me, and Chris Russ (founder of TML) gave me a hand doing the install. If I remember right, RMS on these were 1600w and 2400 peak.
Price:

Ill go $300 shipped on this.


Shipping and Miscellaneous Item Information:

Id love to hang on to this peice, but its winter time and I have other projects that need attention. I may be getting out of the audio side of things for while so I wont be able to take any trades. Sorry folks. These are the only pictures I can find on my PC right now, I will have more detailed pictures this afternoon.


Item Pictures:
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CerwinVega_Fan
12-04-2012, 03:19 AM
Looks like an old skool re xxx clone. Do they share the same motor?

Boomsday
12-04-2012, 03:26 AM
Looks like an old skool re xxx clone. Do they share the same motor?

very similar xbl^2 just like the xxx as well

boomzabit
12-04-2012, 03:28 AM
I also used to own a 15'' xxx, I believe the motors are different. Back in 04-05 if you were looking at top notch SQL subs chances are you were considering a Brahma or XXX. If you do your research on here, a guy can find more then enough good information on Adire Audio.

TheUnderFighter
12-04-2012, 03:29 AM
Niiiiiiice. In for more pics!

Suicide Bobb
12-04-2012, 04:55 AM
How would you compare this to your W7 for the following: SPL, SQ, and output below 25hz?
Would love to hear the same comparison between this and a XXX for those who have owned both as well.

InhumanAcura
12-04-2012, 07:19 AM
Looks like an old skool re xxx clone. Do they share the same motor?

No.

Brahma = xbl2 RE HC, BA Inhuman, concept, blah blah

The mk2 had beveled plates and went to the 12 spoke basket...still doesn't look like an xxx though.

Brahma extreme = non xbl2 RE xxx

Adire Tumult = RE xxx

..and lol @ adire cloning RE. Was the other way around.

Ignatowski
12-04-2012, 07:41 AM
Brahma are the shiznit

nudels
12-04-2012, 09:14 AM
how's the coil look?

OldSchoolRF
12-04-2012, 09:27 AM
This is one of my favorite subs I've ever owned. Does it have the original inverted dust cap with the brahma bull on it? I have been looking for another one of these for quite awhile now. I really wanted a 15" but I make pick this up too. Anyway I could get you to send me a few more pics? Any chips or cracks in the motor slugs? Thanks!

boomzabit
12-04-2012, 05:25 PM
I apologize for the quality of these cell pics.

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boomzabit
12-04-2012, 05:36 PM
How would you compare this to your W7 for the following: SPL, SQ, and output below 25hz?
Would love to hear the same comparison between this and a XXX for those who have owned both as well.

The W7 I cant compare because it was a 10'' and not in the ample enclosure. That being said, the brahma knocks it out of the park on all levels. The XXX was the first speaker I ever bought and that was back in 03-04 I was young and frankly had no idea what I got myself into. Trunk space issues mainly, which resulted in the XXX being starved for air.


how's the coil look?

Coils look fine.


This is one of my favorite subs I've ever owned. Does it have the original inverted dust cap with the brahma bull on it? I have been looking for another one of these for quite awhile now. I really wanted a 15" but I make pick this up too. Anyway I could get you to send me a few more pics? Any chips or cracks in the motor slugs? Thanks!

The sub is in pretty fair condition considering. I rated it a 7 cause im somewhat picky and want to be as straight forward as I can. I dont think anyone will be disappointed in the shape its in. BTW I used to push my XXX with a 1501bd.. great minds think alike. :D

nudels
12-05-2012, 10:53 AM
Coils look fine.



what's it going to take for ya to get a snapshot of the windings through the plateau vent?

srb
12-05-2012, 11:40 AM
If this was a mark 1 I would be all over it. GLWS OP, this is an amazing woofer.

Nitefury360
12-05-2012, 12:22 PM
Item(s) for Sale:

12 inch Adire Audio Brahma MKII



Item(s) Description/Condition:

Cosmetically Id rate it about a 7 out of 10. I keep most of my items prestine, but the gentleman I bought this speaker from did not. It has your typical scuffs and light stratches. Performance id have to say its a 10 out of 10. Sounds great, very musical and can get rather loud for daily driving. I had this in roughly a 2.0 cubic foot ported box tuned to 32-33 hz. If your wanting SQ, this is an impressive setup. Anton Miller formally from TML (Team Minnesota's loudest) built the box for me, and Chris Russ (founder of TML) gave me a hand doing the install. If I remember right, RMS on these were 1600w and 2400 peak.
Price:

Ill go $300 shipped on this.


Shipping and Miscellaneous Item Information:

Id love to hang on to this peice, but its winter time and I have other projects that need attention. I may be getting out of the audio side of things for while so I wont be able to take any trades. Sorry folks. These are the only pictures I can find on my PC right now, I will have more detailed pictures this afternoon.


Item Pictures:
(List pictures in this section, 1st picture should be your username/date if you have less than 10 positive feedbacks with the i-Trader system or less than 10 references that you have sold to in the past. (These must be listed in your signature, or a link provided to a feedback thread listing these references)).

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/01800xcsp/104_0262.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/01800xcsp/104_0263.jpg




1600 rms was a thermal rating actual is 500-750 if i recall

InhumanAcura
12-05-2012, 12:51 PM
1600 rms was a thermal rating actual is 500-750 if i recall

Youre incorrect. It had an RMS rating of 1600w.

boomzabit
12-05-2012, 01:51 PM
1600 rms was a thermal rating actual is 500-750 if i recall

I think you have the "Brahma" and the "Shiva" mixed up.

nudels
12-05-2012, 01:59 PM
i think you're all wrong,..

www(dot)adireaudio(dot)com/Files/BrahmaPowerHandling.pdf

boomzabit
12-05-2012, 01:59 PM
If this was a mark 1 I would be all over it. GLWS OP, this is an amazing woofer.

Thanks. If this were a 10" I dont think id ever get rid of it.

boomzabit
12-05-2012, 02:14 PM
i think you're all wrong,..

www(dot)adireaudio(dot)com/Files/BrahmaPowerHandling.pdf

There is some good reading on this topic I just found over at "car sound and performance"

nudels
12-05-2012, 03:10 PM
There is some good reading on this topic I just found over at "car sound and performance" search that query?,....

..... http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/31200000/Ain-t-Nobody-Got-Time-Fo-Dat-sweet-brown-31241125-480-330.jpg

link?

srb
12-05-2012, 06:13 PM
I have my Brahma on 1000 watts in 2.25 cubes. It doesn't want any more than that power in that box.

Imtjnotu
12-05-2012, 06:16 PM
Looks like an old skool re xxx clone. Do they share the same motor?

not a clone...they use the same motor.....these things are just as good as the XXX

Nitefury360
12-05-2012, 09:16 PM
I think you have the "Brahma" and the "Shiva" mixed up.

http://www.adireaudio.com/Files/BrahmaPowerHandling.pdf

Nitefury360
12-05-2012, 09:20 PM
I think you have the "Brahma" and the "Shiva" mixed up.

http://stereointegrity.com/Files/OldAdireDrivers.pdf i dont posted other links .......

nudels
12-05-2012, 09:53 PM
eff the pdf,.. ppl are scared of links
Brahma Power Handling 1

Brahma Power Handling
There's a common misconception that a power rating is a power requirement; in fact, the two are completely different things! Brahma is rated at 1600W RMS per IEC268-5 (a specific test signal). Does this mean you need 1600W to get full performance from your Brahma? NO! What it means that your Brahma can handle 1600W of power with the test signal (akin to typical musical spectral content).

Below are some tables that show what amount of power is required to push a Brahma (10", 12", or 15") to full excursion in a sealed box. The tables break down a typical box alignment and show you the amount of power you need to reach full excursion below 30 Hz:


Brahma 10
Qtc-Size (liters)-Size (ft3)-Power Handling
0.5-24.7-0.87-700W
0.577-14-0.49-1000W
0.707-7.5-0.27-2000W
0.8-5.4-0.19-3000W
0.9-4.0-0.14-5000W
1.0-3.1-0.11-7000W

Brahma 12
Qtc-Size (liters)-Size (ft3)-Power Handling
0.5-170.5-6.01-400W
0.577-59.8-2.10-500W
0.707-25.9-0.92-900W
0.8-17.6-0.62-1300W
0.9-12.6-0.45-2000W
1.0-9.6-0.34-2800W

Brahma 15
Qtc-Size (liters)-Size (ft3)-Power Handling
0.5-862.7-30.48-400W
0.577-204.5-7.26-500W
0.707-80.6-2.85-800W
0.8-53.4-1.89-1200W
0.9-37.9-1.34-1800W
1.0-28.6-1.01-2500W
italicized numbers are above thermal ratings and are NOT recommended!

One thing to note is that in most cases, you need less than 1000W of power to push a Brahma to its limits. Going beyond the power listed won't gain you more SPL - what it will do is simply slam the suspension,and cook the driver (because cooling relies heavily on cone motion, if power is increased and cone motion is not there can be cooling reduction). So, if you're looking to power a Brahma, take a look at the above sealed box sizes, and choose amplification accordingly!

Brahmaextreme
12-05-2012, 10:00 PM
Can you push up on cone so we can see the coil?
Clearly you have been putting rated power on the coil and that's not what the sub suspension can handle.

nudels
12-05-2012, 10:04 PM
Can you push up on cone so we can see the coil?
Clearly you have been putting rated power on the coil and that's not what the sub suspension can handle.

hey brudder,.. knew it was only a matter of time before you showed up, lol

InhumanAcura
12-05-2012, 10:08 PM
not a clone...they use the same motor.....these things are just as good as the XXX

Negative, negative and negative. The brahma extreme used the same motor as the xxx..later the tumult. The Brahma used a similar motor to the HC.

They were rated at 1600...

boomzabit
12-06-2012, 12:06 AM
I should be able to get a picture or two of the VC's tomorrow. I had my mine on a kx 1200.1, I never once smelt VC's nor did it ever sound like it was bottoming out. I also forgot to add. I did a 142.8 on music, during a midwest SPL show. I wasnt going to participate but figured id see what I can do. Anyone can call me out, but I do remember Adire rated these things at 1600w. I was going back and forth between this and the XXX and went with the XXX. Clearly I must have made the better choice. Maybe thats why Adire went under? For over rating their woofers. If I can achieve the same SPL with a smaller amp I may just hang on to this subwoofer.

boomzabit
12-07-2012, 09:15 AM
I tried taking pics of the VC's but they cant really be seen through the pole vents. I will consider offer since I dont see myself using the sub in the next 6 months to a year.

boomzabit
12-12-2012, 07:52 PM
Ttt

boomzabit
12-25-2012, 04:51 AM
Ttt

beach22
01-09-2013, 09:49 PM
Thanks. If this were a 10" I dont think id ever get rid of it.

I have two of the MkII 10"s and they are amazing subs. You are right these will be two of the last subs I will ever own. Unless there is a very nice price tag on them.

shr3ds
01-11-2013, 10:12 PM
I put two Brahma 10's in a slot ported box tuned to 30hz running off a 1200 watt JBL powervalve in my girlfriends Stratus RT and they are amazing. Those subs have been in 3 different vehicles and sound great sealed, but when I built that ported box they really opened up.

marleyskater420
01-11-2013, 10:29 PM
Looks like an old skool re xxx clone. Do they share the same motor?

Lmao these came out at the same time..

Yea..it is the same.motor as the xxx tech wise.

Adire just never really caught on.

Listen to InhumanAcura. He knows whatsup.

SteveRhino
01-12-2013, 05:25 AM
Do you still have this Brahms for sale, I'm really interested in it. Thanks

SteveRhino
01-17-2013, 03:41 AM
Hi, do you still have your Brahma for sale? Thanks

Timmy13091
01-17-2013, 03:56 AM
boomzabit ;

TheUnderFighter
01-17-2013, 05:01 AM
boomzabit; someone is trying to get this bad boy!

boomzabit
04-09-2013, 11:15 PM
Spring bump. I am now driving a truck and really have no use for the sub. This is my last peice of equipmeny besides some alpine 4x6's.. I would really like the sub gone.

boomzabit
04-14-2013, 11:56 PM
$225 shipped takes it.

boomzabit
04-15-2013, 04:22 AM
Accepting trades for a pair of Sundown 8's or a single Sundown 8 with cash on top.

cbtennis
04-15-2013, 11:42 AM
Dual 2?

boomzabit
04-15-2013, 05:02 PM
Yes.

perfecxionX
04-24-2013, 02:52 PM
clear your inbox i want to buy this