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    Why do people put 2 diferent size subs on the same car?

    hi there, I've seen several installs with diferent size woofers but of the same brand and sometimes diferent brands... Like 2 10inch woofers and 1 15inch...or 2 12's and 1 15....

    What's it for?

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    Right now i have a 15 and it literally takes up my hole trunk cause the box is jumbo. and i am thinking of also getting a 8 to go with it or a Bazooka tube. won't the 8 inch make it have better sq and not bass?



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    Re: Why do people put 2 diferent size subs on the same car?

    Originally posted by kmu
    hi there, I've seen several installs with diferent size woofers but of the same brand and sometimes diferent brands... Like 2 10inch woofers and 1 15inch...or 2 12's and 1 15....

    What's it for?

    THX again...
    What's it for? I have NO idea. If you have a 15" driver and wish to have better sound quality, adding 8" drivers are NOT the way to go, sorry. Having 12's and 10's for a nice mix of SPL and SQ does NOT work, it just makes it sound worse. As far as mismatching subwoofers *sigh* I have no idea why people do the things they do. If you want better sound quality than your 15" sub can produce, buy a better subwoofer. If you want to keep the sound quality of your 10" subs but want more boom, then buy 12's instead (the difference in SQ between a 10 and 12 of the same driver is barely audible for the most part, and you get better low frequency extension). People are weird.




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    I am a firm believer in mixing but I would use like a single 12 for deep bass and put 8s up front crossed over in a bandpass where it cuts off at or around the same freq as the 12 for more solid midbass and again where I would cut off the midrange components..lots of extra time and tweaking involved though...for most it isnt worth it.

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    I have an 8" up front in my car... it blends quite well with the 15"s in the wall... took a good bit of tweeking though...

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    I was assuming having an 8" in back with the 12's or 15's when I was saying "no no". I'm going to have 8" upfront as well.




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