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    One 12 or two 10's.

    I have an issue. I am looking to buy some subs for my car. But I have a limited amount of room. I am either going to go with two AQ 10's (600rms each) or one AQ 12 (600rms). I would be pushing the 10's with an AQ1200 or the 12 with a Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D. Biggest the box could be is 4.66ft2 before any displacements.

    Should I run the 10's with the AQ1200d or the single 12 with the Brutus?
    I mainly listen to rap, would the two 10s be better for me?
    Should i run two AQ12's with an AQ1200d??

    Help asap would be nice, since there are sales going on. Thanks!

    ps. ( I already have the AQ1200d)







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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

    I'd go with the two 10s over one 12, but I'd go with two 12s over two 10s.

    Any reason why you wouldn't run the AQ with the single 12? I don't see why you would switch to the BRZ for no reason. Makes no sense if you already have the amp to switch to a crappier one.

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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

    Well because I have a system in my truck. The AQ1200d is pushing two 400rms 10's. So I would need to replace that sub amp in my truck anyways.

    Is that enough room for two 12s? let alone two 10s?




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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

    Id run that AQ before that BRZ,and a pair of 10s rather than a single 12..2-10s in approx 2.0 cu ft tujned to 30-38htz would be my chioce @1ohm load on that AQ amp,should sound pretty nice man




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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gradyj14 View Post
    Well because I have a system in my truck. The AQ1200d is pushing two 400rms 10's. So I would need to replace that sub amp in my truck anyways.

    Is that enough room for two 12s? let alone two 10s?
    You're better off with two 10s, or even a single 15

    But i still dont understand what your reasoning for going to a crappier amp for the single sub though. You said you'd use the AQ if you got a pair of 10s, but if you got a single 12 you'd cheap out and the BRZ.

    Quote Originally Posted by audiobaun View Post
    Id run that AQ before that BRZ,and a pair of 10s rather than a single 12..2-10s in approx 2.0 cu ft tujned to 30-38htz would be my chioce @1ohm load on that AQ amp,should sound pretty nice man
    that's a pretty small box for two 10s



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    Quote Originally Posted by zako View Post
    Most properly done 15 inch subwoofers are not suited for car audio use simply due to box size requirements.

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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

    dont run the 2.5 12", get the HDC3 12" 1000w D2 and put it in 2.75 cubes net.




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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gradyj14 View Post
    I have an issue. I am looking to buy some subs for my car. But I have a limited amount of room. I am either going to go with two AQ 10's (600rms each) or one AQ 12 (600rms). I would be pushing the 10's with an AQ1200 or the 12 with a Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D. Biggest the box could be is 4.66ft2 before any displacements.

    Should I run the 10's with the AQ1200d or the single 12 with the Brutus?
    I mainly listen to rap, would the two 10s be better for me?
    Should i run two AQ12's with an AQ1200d??

    Help asap would be nice, since there are sales going on. Thanks!

    ps. ( I already have the AQ1200d)
    I'd do two SDC2.5-12-D4's ported in that airspace on the AQ1200D




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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IonRL205 View Post
    You're better off with two 10s, or even a single 15

    But i still dont understand what your reasoning for going to a crappier amp for the single sub though. You said you'd use the AQ if you got a pair of 10s, but if you got a single 12 you'd cheap out and the BRZ.



    that's a pretty small box for two 10s
    Depends on the sub, and space you have, but everday box needs for my subs is perfect for the 1/2in spacing on ea side of my box.2.4 would be ideal for my subs,but ported from 1.2-2.6 for tens is ideal




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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

    Quote Originally Posted by audiobaun View Post
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    Depends on the sub, and space you have, but everday box needs for my subs is perfect for the 1/2in spacing on ea side of my box.2.4 would be ideal for my subs,but ported from 1.2-2.6 for tens is ideal
    My 10s are in 3 cubes. I always thought 3 cubes was ideal for 10s



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    Quote Originally Posted by zako View Post
    Most properly done 15 inch subwoofers are not suited for car audio use simply due to box size requirements.

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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

    AWWW so many options!!

    1) two sdc2.5 10's with AQ 1200d
    2) one sdc2.5 12 with AQ 1200d.
    3) one hdc 12 with the AQ 1200d.
    (the 15 won't fit in my trunk =(..)

    I guess with any of those options, it was pretty much a unanimous decision to not run anything but an AQ1200d on AQ subs.

    I was just worried that with the given space, there wouldn't be enough room for the two 10's.

    I am leaning towards buying two SDC2.5 10's and using my AQ1200. But, now..will a 4 farad capacitor be enough??

    thank for all the replies and Happy Thanksgiving!!




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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gradyj14 View Post
    AWWW so many options!!

    1) two sdc2.5 10's with AQ 1200d
    2) one sdc2.5 12 with AQ 1200d.
    3) one hdc 12 with the AQ 1200d.
    (the 15 won't fit in my truck =(..)

    I guess with any of those options, it was pretty much a unanimous decision to not run anything but an AQ1200d on AQ subs.

    I was just worried that with the given space, there wouldn't be enough room for the two 10's.

    I am leaning towards buying two SDC2.5 10's and using my AQ1200. But, now..will a 4 farad capacitor be enough??
    You don't need a capacitor. Just upgrade the big 3 and you'll be fine.



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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

    Quote Originally Posted by IonRL205 View Post
    My 10s are in 3 cubes. I always thought 3 cubes was ideal for 10s
    Nice@3cu ft.Yet, it really depends on the subs you are running,and tuned too to get the ultimate performance out of them.Ive benn running tens mainly for over 15 yrs, and anywhere from 1.4 up to 2.4/2.6 seems to always been ideal in my experiences and 30-38htz seems to always been pretty good




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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

    Quote Originally Posted by IonRL205 View Post
    You don't need a capacitor. Just upgrade the big 3 and you'll be fine.
    Battery, cables and alternator? Am I remembering correctly?
    It's going in a 2000 528i, so I won't be able to do the work myself.. that is why I was leaning towards a capacitor for now. (cheaper)




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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gradyj14 View Post
    Battery, cables and alternator? Am I remembering correctly?
    It's going in a 2000 528i, so I won't be able to do the work myself.. that is why I was leaning towards a capacitor for now. (cheaper)
    A capacitor is not cheaper and won't really do you any good. It would be a big waste of money

    The big 3 is upgrading the wire that goes from your battery negative to ground, your battery positive to alternator, and your engine block to ground. Just add on 0 guage wiring to these spots and you'll be good to go.

    You'll be buying a giant paperweight if you buy that capacitor. Depending how big your factory alternator is, you may be able to get way without doing it.

    Quote Originally Posted by audiobaun View Post
    Nice@3cu ft.Yet, it really depends on the subs you are running,and tuned too to get the ultimate performance out of them.Ive benn running tens mainly for over 15 yrs, and anywhere from 1.4 up to 2.4/2.6 seems to always been ideal in my experiences and 30-38htz seems to always been pretty good
    Yeah true that. This is my first pair of ported 10s and they do amazing in 3 cubes at 30 hz



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    Quote Originally Posted by zako View Post
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    Re: One 12 or two 10's.

    Quote Originally Posted by IonRL205 View Post
    You don't need a capacitor. Just upgrade the big 3 and you'll be fine.
    ^^This^^ if you havent done already..need more juice, add another batt like an AGM Kinetick 600 on up on the system side along with the big 3 done




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