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    Upgrade from 12" Fi Q to 12" Fi BL with options?

    I have a 12" Fi Q Dual 2ohm sub, wired to 1ohm on a Hifonics BXi1606D, rated at '1600' watts RMS, which is obviously overrated. But I can only fit a 2.5 cu.ft. ported box in my coupe car, so I have to stick with 1 12" subwoofer, and I can say Im satisfied with my Fi Q, but I have a feeling I want louder and lower, and breathing room for my sub so I dont blow it with my amp with gain-messing and such, since I do it by ear.

    I want a subwoofer that can handle my amplifier at 1ohm, is a Fi BL going to be louder and lower than a Fi Q at the same power?

    What are some better choices than a Fi BL that will go very low and loud? I want one that will last a while without problems, because my Fi Q is making a popping sound during very low notes, which is probably bottoming out, so I fixed the gains lower and adjusted the subsonic. Because of this, I want a louder and lower hitting subwoofer.

    Anyone who can answer all my questions and advice is welcome. Thanks. Much appreciated fellas. =]







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    Re: Upgrade from 12" Fi Q to 12" Fi BL with options?

    isn't the BL just a Q with options? I don't think you will notice much of a difference, but i haven't heard either one, so take it with a grain of salt.




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    Re: Upgrade from 12" Fi Q to 12" Fi BL with options?

    as for a recommendation, get an Audioque HD3 12"




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    Re: Upgrade from 12" Fi Q to 12" Fi BL with options?

    Is an Audioque HD3 12" really better than an Fi BL? Is there a link to their site? I'd like to check some specs, for comparison haha.

    Thanks for that input buddy.




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    Re: Upgrade from 12" Fi Q to 12" Fi BL with options?

    Quote Originally Posted by PatFitz9 View Post
    isn't the BL just a Q with options? I don't think you will notice much of a difference, but i haven't heard either one, so take it with a grain of salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denim View Post
    Different motor, different purpose.

    True that. What do you think about the Fi BL compared to the Fi Q?

    Is it worth the upgrade, or should I find/get better than a Fi BL around 1500 watts RMS?




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    Re: Upgrade from 12" Fi Q to 12" Fi BL with options?

    From people transitioning from a Q to a BL. . . . i've read on here ppl were more satisfied with the musical output of the Q. I've only heard a Q in person, not a BL.



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    Re: Upgrade from 12" Fi Q to 12" Fi BL with options?

    Ooh, well, Im definitely looking for something with SQL but goes louder and lower than a Fi Q 12". I cant fit a 15" into my trunk. Any subwoofer suggestions other than a AudioQue HD3 and Fi BL (which im not getting now, doesnt seem worth it).

    Thanks.




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    Re: Upgrade from 12" Fi Q to 12" Fi BL with options?

    I have heard both, but not head to head. Both were in vastly different installs.

    But "louder and lower", I would trying different box first.





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    Re: Upgrade from 12" Fi Q to 12" Fi BL with options?

    Quote Originally Posted by denim View Post
    I have heard both, but not head to head. Both were in vastly different installs.

    But "louder and lower", I would trying different box first.
    I don't think he can do both, cause if he tunes lower it won't get louder. But if he tunes higher it'll get louder but wont get as low.



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    Re: Upgrade from 12" Fi Q to 12" Fi BL with options?

    Ditto, I dont think Im going to upgrade to a BL, doesnt seem worth it right now. Anything better than a BL, 12" and around, 1400-1600 watts RMS in a 2.5 cu.ft. 32hz ported box?

    Help is appreciated, and I appreciate those who did already.




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    Re: Upgrade from 12" Fi Q to 12" Fi BL with options?

    Quote Originally Posted by chartman18 View Post
    Ditto, I dont think Im going to upgrade to a BL, doesnt seem worth it right now. Anything better than a BL, 12" and around, 1400-1600 watts RMS in a 2.5 cu.ft. 32hz ported box?

    Help is appreciated, and I appreciate those who did already.

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    Re: Upgrade from 12" Fi Q to 12" Fi BL with options?

    Although Im all for selling stuff... Id keep the cash in your pocket vs buying the BL. While the BL can get louder, it wont be lower. Its tough to have a single driver do both.



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    Re: Upgrade from 12" Fi Q to 12" Fi BL with options?

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