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    SQ & SPL: More subs or more watts

    Right now I am running a Kicker kx400.1
    200w x 1 @ 4 ohm, 400w x 1 @ 2 ohm
    to a JL Audio 10w3-D2 (can not wire sub to 2 ohms, only 4 and 1). So, as of right now I am running 200 watts to a sub that takes 250 watts rms. My question is.. what would be better for SQ and or SPL, running 400 watts to a JL 10w3v2-d4 or 400 watts to 2 10w3-d2







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    Re: SQ & SPL: More subs or more watts

    running 2 of the older style w3s will own the newer one, more cone area with same ammount of power. plus w3s will get moving with 200watts, i know becuase i was only feeding mine 200 a piece for a while, now they are each seeing 275rms and the difference wasnt all that noticable. if you need any 12w3s (old style) i have a pair up for sale.......but as for you, id go with 2 12s over one 12......



    me talking to a sales rep at tweeter after he told me he hit 160+db with a single 10L5 in his truck, saying the reason it was so loud was because it was aimed straight up and in a sealed box: "this whole place is worthless, do you even know what SPL means?"

    store manager: "i think you need to go, oh and by the way, SPL means Sub Poundage Level, thank you very much"

    only time i've ever left a car audio store with a smile on my face

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    Re: SQ & SPL: More subs or more watts

    Quote Originally Posted by rambassmachine
    running 2 of the older style w3s will own the newer one, more cone area with same ammount of power. plus w3s will get moving with 200watts, i know becuase i was only feeding mine 200 a piece for a while, now they are each seeing 275rms and the difference wasnt all that noticable. if you need any 12w3s (old style) i have a pair up for sale.......but as for you, id go with 2 12s over one 12......
    Ide take you up on that offer if you had a 10w3.. hmm... how would 1 10w3 and 1 12w3 sound... comparing to 2 10w3's... would that offset the bass impact?.. like in rock music, if i had 2 different sized subs?




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    Re: SQ & SPL: More subs or more watts

    i would definately reccommend NOT RUNNING DIFFERENT SIZED SUBS, this will result in un-matching tones coming from the subs, creating a unmatched sound. but i did say i have a PAIR for sale



    me talking to a sales rep at tweeter after he told me he hit 160+db with a single 10L5 in his truck, saying the reason it was so loud was because it was aimed straight up and in a sealed box: "this whole place is worthless, do you even know what SPL means?"

    store manager: "i think you need to go, oh and by the way, SPL means Sub Poundage Level, thank you very much"

    only time i've ever left a car audio store with a smile on my face

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