Alright, well I haven't been on the forums in about a year, just because I have been busy and was completely content with my first system . But I now have the car audio bug again.. I have a Dodge Charger, with a sealed 2.5 cu. ft. box in the trunk with 2x12's (Ascendant Audio Arsenal 12's), and an Elemental Designs ednine.1 powering them at about 1200-1250RMS@1ohm.. but I want something that hits a little harder now.
I'm a fan of sound quality, and I have heard an Alpine Type R and it sounds pretty good, plus I like my SQ a LOT, but I need more output.. let's just use a couple hypothetical situations to get my point across:
1)If I used my same box and amp, but swapped my AA's for two RE SE 12's how much louder would it be in comparison to my current setup? Because those RE's magnets are loads bigger than the Arsenal's, if I'm not mistaken, and I heard they hit really hard.
2)If I got a 3 to 3.5, maybe even 4 cu. ft. box for 2x12's, and put two RE SE 12's in it, powered still by my ednine.1, would the output also be noticeably greater than my current system?
So, considering all of this, take into account that I have no speakers in the rear area of my car (only subs in trunk, no rear deck mids or anything), only Elemental Designs components in front with mids in doors the tweets in dash running 100w per side, would the bass be noticeably louder with either of these setups? Which do you recommend as far as price/convenience goes? And would the sub swap make my bass overpower my fronts too much? Would these scenarios not even cause my bass to be any louder, like I would I need SX's and a 2k watt amp or something to have a noticeable bass increase?
I listen to a lot of rock, metal, and the like, so I don't want my front speakers to be too overpowered, but I do like me some bass..
So can anyone help me out? Thanks!