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    Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    Well my sunroof doesn't like excess debeez, rather not do more damage to it.
    Can't for the life of me decide between these two subs. I installed a Kappa 12.1 in my brothers car in a 1.1 cuft sealed and I love it.

    Can't find much on the Zetar, but the carbon fiber catches my eye.
    As for the Kappa.. 96db sensitivity.

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    Zetar: Test Report: Planet Audio Zetar Z-12 Subwoofer

    Power: 20.1 @ 4 ohms. (450w @ 12v)

    Also, box recommendations for the Zetar?



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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    Do you have somewhere to buy the Perfects, they have been discontinued for a few years.



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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    $150 for a mint pair so it's finally catchin' my eye.



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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    Thats a good price.

    I would go with the Kappa's, but Im prejudiced since I have a NIB pair of 10's waiting to be installed, so dont take my word on it.




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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    I'd get the kappas also. Proven to sound great.



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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    If they happen to be D4s would they take 1 ohm on the 20.1 with the gain tilted back?
    What's the most you've seen pushed to a Kappa?



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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    Itll be fine, just keep the gain down



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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    Anyone have some input on the Zetar?



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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    I'd go with the kappa's man. Never heard the zetar but the kappa's are so sweet sounding man. I don't imagine it getting a whole lot better without a lot of added cost. I have a perfect 12 here with me and in the right ported box that thing sounds amazing and has great output as well. I considered the new kappas with that switchable voice coil deal because I loved the kappa so much but its getting old.




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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    Quote Originally Posted by Deusle View Post
    $150 for a mint pair so it's finally catchin' my eye.
    WHERE??? I would sell my Obsidian 15 that I haven't even gotten yet in a heartbeat for those!




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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    Quote Originally Posted by Deusle View Post
    $150 for a mint pair so it's finally catchin' my eye.
    Inspect them closely where the spider attaches to the VC former. Both of my wife's Kappa perfect 12s have broken that glue joint. I think its common and is the result of playing or below tuning or high excursion. They sounded great though. The Z12 looks nice but I've never heard them though



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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    Just picked up the Kappas, 3 hour drive tho...
    Turns out they're in original boxes new still
    S4s
    Now idk if i wanna use them in my car or in teh home theatre



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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    Quote Originally Posted by Deusle View Post
    Anyone have some input on the Zetar?
    I actually sold them when they were new. For being from planet audio they were very surprising. Held up to decent power and got plenty loud while still sounding great. Best sub they produced besides a few of the big bang subs for a while. I would imagine they are dirt cheap these days. They were fairly cheap back then if I remember correctly.




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    Re: Infinity Kappa Perfect 12.1 vs Planet Audio Zetar Z-12

    What does anyone think about me trading one of the new kappas for a Focal 33v2 13 inch sub?

    33V2 - Focal Polyglass 13" Mobile Subwoofer at Abt

    Which would perform better in a HT setup?
    The Focal is a d4 so in series it could run off my receivers sub ch



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    Highs: SA-6.5 comps

    Refs: CRX90, JaredSPL, BushJ311, jbizzle, lexani2002, (3x) wgsj_fortvalley, pepsican, hazardous0388, bigjohn0, infamous_e46, thegreatestpenn, 1phatclipse, polen21, akheathen, RNC.

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