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    Are two woofers better than one?

    If, for example, I have one woofer that is being pushed by 1000rms, would two woofers powered by 500rms each be equal, better, worse? I know you have to consider the box and other things. I am asking because I would rather just buy one really nice sub instead of two average subs.







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    Re: Are two woofers better than one?

    this is just my personal prefrence but i would much rather have one really nice sub as opposed to 2 mediocre subs! With the right install and sub i think 1 "supersub" can be equal or better to 2 decent subs.
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    Re: Are two woofers better than one?

    considering everything the same, the 2 subs would probably be louder because of more cone area

    but then again knowledge can make that single sub perform better than 2.



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    Re: Are two woofers better than one?

    Plus it is a good feeling when someone listens to your system and i like wow what kind of subs do you have man and i say you mean what kind of SUB do i have! And yes it is only a 12!




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    Re: Are two woofers better than one?

    Quote Originally Posted by CELLERBR
    Plus it is a good feeling when someone listens to your system and i like wow what kind of subs do you have man and i say you mean what kind of SUB do i have! And yes it is only a 12!
    its pretty cool at first, now i just ask people what they think i have.



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    Re: Are two woofers better than one?

    In the past and now, the only reasons I bought two subs instead of one is the wiring options. But its still funny when people think I have dual 12's and all I have is dual 8's and 200watts. One of my friends has 3 10" MTX subs and a MTX 800 watter, I deff beat him in loudness! Plus he paid out the @$$ from Crutchfield.
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    Re: Are two woofers better than one?

    Does the cone area aspect really make that much of a difference?




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    Re: Are two woofers better than one?

    everything makes a difference.



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    Re: Are two woofers better than one?

    In a perfect world, doubling your cone area or your power equals a 3 db gain, so it essence it would be about the same. Again thats a perfect world and sq is not factored into that. Go with 1 bad *** sub. It will sound better, and set up properly should be just as loud.




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