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    One Brahma 10" or two 10" W3's...

    I was planning on getting two 10" JL Audio W3's in an HO wedge box being run off of a JBL 1200.1 amp. I have been hearing a lot of good things about Adire Audio's Brahma though. Which do you think would be better in terms of SQ and SPL. I would probably want to keep the same JBL 1200.1 amp to run the Brahma if I chose it.







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    IMO the barahma would dog those subs, 1cube ported tuned to 25 would make them crap.



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    I heard that the HO Wedge Boxes sounded good, if they are sh**, then compare the Brahma to two JL w3's in a pro wedge box.




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    its not the the box are subs are bad, its just the barahma is supieor to the subs. I thik the barahma would still out do them in overall loudness and SQ.



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    go with the brahma....and then later on you could add another brahma if you wanted to....where as its a little tougher to add 2 more w3's....its possible but would be tougher to have 4 subs.



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    JL ALL THE WAY



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    Ive got a pair of 12" W3'sthat I would have to say are the ****, they hit extremely clean and hard in a good tightly sealed box, I love em



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    Is it the pro wegde or a custom sealed box? From your experiences do you think I should go with the sealed enclosure(pro wedge) over the HO wedge?




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    I have owned a pair of 12w3's, and a pair of Brahma 15's. My Brahma's require a nearly identical size box to the 12w3's. YES I know that JL suggests 1.5-1.75 for the 12w3's, but if you plot them out on WinISD you will see that they require a much larger box than what they say.

    My point here, is that if you put the 12's in a suggested box, it won't sound AS good as with the bigger box. Typically, the smaller the box you put a sub in (compared to what they NEED) the sloppier it is gonna sound. So you could buy a Brahma 12, and put it in just under 1 ft3 (after sub displacement--so about 1.1 gross) it will sound MUCH MUCH better than a pair of 12w3's...and because of the design of the subs, the Brahma will do the low notes with a ton more authority than the w3's.

    Truthfully, I would take a Brahma 10 over a pair of 12w3's any day. Port the Brahma in the right size box, tuned to the right frequency, and i think that it would walk all over the w3's in quality, and probably keep up pretty well with the w3's in output too.

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    are brahmas really good because everyone is ****ing freaking out on these subs and who in the hell makes them



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    Adire audio makes the Brahmas



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