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    two 12's ported or two 15's sealed

    Like the title...

    I have around 4.5 ft^3, and 2000 watts at 1 ohm. What array will be tighter, lower, and louder?

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    P.S. I'm open to driver suggestions as well...







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    Re: two 12's ported or two 15's sealed

    The sealed will play significantly lower and it will also be tighter. Louder will depend on your box building skills.




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    Re: two 12's ported or two 15's sealed

    So sealed 15's will still provide some tight, punching bass? Pardon my ignorance, but I've no experience with 15's and larger...




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    Re: two 12's ported or two 15's sealed

    tight has nothing to do with size as long as you buy a quality driver




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    Re: two 12's ported or two 15's sealed

    Understood, thank you. So how about low end extension... Take an RL-p 12 ported against an RL-p 15 sealed, both in optimum boxes... Will the 15 still roll off too much to be loud at 30 hz (just pulled it out of the air)?




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    Re: two 12's ported or two 15's sealed

    have u thought about running just one quality 15 with that space?



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    Re: two 12's ported or two 15's sealed

    I personally like the sound of sealed so i would take the 2 15's sealed but thats just my opinion. It all depends on what you like. The two twelves would have the advantage for loudness being ported.



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    Re: two 12's ported or two 15's sealed

    2 12"s



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    Re: two 12's ported or two 15's sealed

    Quote Originally Posted by tru_44 View Post
    have u thought about running just one quality 15 with that space?
    I'm thinking two quality 15's... TDX, Fi Q, RL-p...




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    Re: two 12's ported or two 15's sealed

    go 15's sealed, i had the same choice and with the subs i own (SI Mags) two 15's was the better choice




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    Re: two 12's ported or two 15's sealed

    id do ported 12s......easily




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    Re: two 12's ported or two 15's sealed

    It's about 50/50 lol! Ironically, so are my listening habits... Half hard rock, half rap...




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    Re: two 12's ported or two 15's sealed

    2 15s sealed with 2kwrms is plenty loud enough for just blasting music. Although I have zero experience with any of those subs you are considering.




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