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    700 watts, now what subs?

    I am currenty running two old Punch P2 200 watt rms 12 inch subs off of a Punch P500-1bd amp. The amp is rated to give 701 watts at 1 ohm. The subs are in an audio enhancers prefab ported box. I have a Sony XAV-60 touchscreen HU.

    I want to step up the subs because the RFs are currently pulling just over 400 watts. JL 12W3v3-2 subs were recommended to me by a shop, but idk how much spl I'll be able to get out of those having researched them. I've been researching a lot, and am open to any suggestions except replacing my amp.

    I want "loud" (spl) more than I do sq, and I want that low end frequency response I can get by putting these RFs in a sealed box. I can get a little windshield flex with these subs, so something that can really move some air would be preferable. I'd also like to stick with two 12s. Sealed or ported, just want the low lows. Thanks!







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    Re: 700 watts, now what subs?

    budget?




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    Re: 700 watts, now what subs?

    Around $200 per sub. It's also going in a Honda pilot, so box size isn't a real issue. This is my first system, so I'm just looking for a set up.




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    Re: 700 watts, now what subs?

    well 700 watts is very low for 2 subs... you will be happy with an sa 15 and spend the extra money on a custom box for it.




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    Re: 700 watts, now what subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by skar=dbeez View Post
    well 700 watts is very low for 2 subs... you will be happy with an sa 15 and spend the extra money on a custom box for it.
    I'm impressed you didn't recommend skar.




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    Re: 700 watts, now what subs?

    That sounds like it could be an option. What's the sq like? Just out of curiosity...




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    Re: 700 watts, now what subs?

    dont bother with the JL's, you can get much better for a much lower price




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    Re: 700 watts, now what subs?

    Single 12 or 15 in a ported enclosure. The options are endless.



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    Re: 700 watts, now what subs?

    So due to low power, a single 12 or 15 would provide more spl regardless of less cone area?




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    Re: 700 watts, now what subs?

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    So due to low power, a single 12 or 15 would provide more spl regardless of less cone area?
    no...but you only have 700 watts so your going to want to do a one sub setup




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    Re: 700 watts, now what subs?

    What if I can get two 12W3v3 2 ohm subs for about $175 total?

    They're new...have a friend who bought some but hasn't even used em and doest want em.




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    Re: 700 watts, now what subs?

    That does make sense though.




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    Re: 700 watts, now what subs?

    sa 15 will pound harder then the jl's...but it all really depends on the enclosure




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    Re: 700 watts, now what subs?

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    So due to low power, a single 12 or 15 would provide more spl regardless of less cone area?
    Efficiency and proper enclosure will play a large part. A 15 has an SA of 177, 2 12's have an SA of 226. With 2 12's I'd lean towards SSA Dcons, possibly Fi X's or the IA 187.

    With a single woofer, the options open up some more.

    The thing with car audio, is that there is no ONE way to accomplish your goal. There are always more options than you can think of.



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    Hifonic HFi12D4's, or Autotek's version that's S4, depending on what the amp puts power out at.



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