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    New setup: From 15" to ???

    Currently I have a MAaudio 15" competition serie (600wrms) driven by a 500/1 JLaudio amplificator...

    The thing is, it is taking to much space and I'm getting bored of the sound of a 15"....

    I can't decide between
    -2 Infinity Kappa (12")
    -2 Infinity Kappa (10")
    -1 Soundstream T4-10 (10")
    -1 Pheonix Gold Xenon (12")

    Considering the Soundstream is 800wrms, do you guys think it will sounds louder than the 2 infinity 12" ? I've been told to use it in a sealed box from a friend, but I've read elsewhere that the same sub (in a 12" format) absolutly need a ported box...

    I'm listening t all kind of music. My 15" was perfect for rap and hip-hop, but wasn't great for rock or punk music... I'm trying to find something that would be good for everything...

    Are these sub not bad SQ wise ?

    Need help choosing !







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    Re: New setup: From 15" to ???

    Could try out a new box.
    If not maybe 3 re 10s or 8s .
    Whats the budget



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    Quote Originally Posted by snb778
    I feel like when im bumpin once it gets dark....the street lights often go out. I was driving home the other night and like 3 street lights went out in like 15 minutes.
    Does this happen a lot to any of you??
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    Re: New setup: From 15" to ???

    how about a 12w6v2....the SQ doenst get any better, and its very punchy it will handle the rock music very well....

    and it will match up perfectly to the 500/1....

    and it wont cost ya a whole lot either..



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    Re: New setup: From 15" to ???

    Quote Originally Posted by bimma85
    Could try out a new box.
    If not maybe 3 re 10s or 8s .
    Whats the budget
    euh....

    well... the box is alreadu kind of "excellent".. What I mean is that the way it was built it help the sub to sound more "thight". I've heard the same sub in a conventionnal box and it was sounding more like a regular 15"...

    for the budget... well... I'm looking in the used and new market.... soo $300 for some used subs isn't that bad...

    the guy is asking $170 for the tarantula with box
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    Re: New setup: From 15" to ???

    Between the one I posted, which one woud you recommend ?




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    Re: New setup: From 15" to ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by profilepower
    lol..sum guy thinks a box make subs tight..
    a box might help alil....so you saying if ya 15 is in the same box as my 10. theyre both as tight as each other???
    whatever..the thing is the mark means something..so you thought i have a 10 foot sub???
    this guy is the dumest of you all....HAHahahAHAhaHahAHAhaHa
    oh i think the lil boy complaining is talking about i hit a n instead of a s. it confused him..
    i'm sorry lil boy now is it better......its 10'' is tighter.
    my 2 marks are too far apart i'm going back to 1. it means inches lil boys..ok
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    Re: New setup: From 15" to ???

    2xKappa 12" - 1
    2xKappa 10" - 0
    1xSoundstream 10" - 0
    1xPheonix Gold Xenon 12" - 0




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    Re: New setup: From 15" to ???

    oh you have 300 to work with, hmmm.
    Honestly I dunno what I'd pick, but it wouldnt be any of those choices.



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    Quote Originally Posted by snb778
    I feel like when im bumpin once it gets dark....the street lights often go out. I was driving home the other night and like 3 street lights went out in like 15 minutes.
    Does this happen a lot to any of you??
    Also if you have had the twix ice cream......isnt it amazing!
    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleNTheTrunk
    damn. 8 10"s?........80" of cone area FTW!

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    Re: New setup: From 15" to ???

    I would get the T4 if you want SQ. It just doesnt do it for me.




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    Re: New setup: From 15" to ???

    Quote Originally Posted by bimma85
    oh you have 300 to work with, hmmm.
    yep.... gotta find the deals ! (already have a deh-9400 with a concept amp driving boston sf60)

    soo... I think i can find something in this range ... why not ?

    (did I mention I can have the tarantula for $170 new, in a box)




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    Re: New setup: From 15" to ???

    Bump !

    need some advice !




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    Re: New setup: From 15" to ???

    The thing is, it is taking to much space and I'm getting bored of the sound of a 15"....
    The space thing is a genuine issue, but I would greatly disagree with the second part of that statement because a 15 doesn't "sound" any different, or less quick than a 12, 10, 18. I won't harp on that, just look up some stuff on here and you'll get a lot of information about the subject, especially from Dan Wiggins from Adire Audio.

    As to the subject at hand, I ask you if you're set on the choices you've got there? I would consider something from ascendant audio (do they have the new stuff out yet, it's been forever since I've been on here or involved).

    Their atlas line is great for entry level, great performance for the price...and the avalanche series is amazing and will work great off 500 watts. Now, they've got some new lines it looks like coming out, which I have no knowledge of, but maybe it would be worth waiting for the reviews to come out to upgrade?

    Beyond ascendant, the kappa perfects suggested are solid drivers, out of your choices, I'm not sure I would pick one. Do a little looking on here for "budget" subs, and you'll come up with a lot of information reguarding subwoofers in your price range and where they stack up against others.



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