Closed Thread
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 64

Reload Thread: AQ 18 or FI or ?

  1. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    any wet spot i can find
    Posts
    3,282
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    50 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    holy dbl poasts..
    Dude...Ascendant Audio will scat on anything mentioned here...either one of these on 1200w rms.
    Chaos 18 Ascendant Audio 18" 800W Chaos Series Subwoofer - SSA STORE - $260


    Havoc 18 Ascendant Audio 18" 1250W Havoc Series Subwoofer - SSA STORE - $330




    "Bailout: Taking a trillion dollars from the people and giving it to the banks so the banks can loan it back to the people, at interest!"

  2. Likes garretttt4 liked this post



  3. #17
    cdc351jeferson's Avatar
    cdc351jeferson is offline Premium Member cdc351jeferson is a Supporting Member of the forum!



    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    austin tx
    Posts
    1,658
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaeguerra909 View Post
    Stop double posting lol last j saw the a q is a little over $300 so that's out of budget the u have to think about shipping your gonna pay around $30 or more to ship dc is far from an sq sub I would just stick with the q
    Dc is a sq sub they were designed to do that first and they happen to get loud



    headunit : Sony xab-601bt
    fronts: infinity kappa 60.9's
    box : Bill Fitzmaurice Truck tuba DD 600series 10"
    amp: Kicker zx500.1
    REFS: Bradfordp2612 , Double 07 , NASTY08IMPALA , mzlady

  4. #18
    cdc351jeferson's Avatar
    cdc351jeferson is offline Premium Member cdc351jeferson is a Supporting Member of the forum!



    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    austin tx
    Posts
    1,658
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Op you can't go wrong on anything mentioned but with dc you get more for the money imo better coil good soft parts etc either way i think you will get a good sub



    headunit : Sony xab-601bt
    fronts: infinity kappa 60.9's
    box : Bill Fitzmaurice Truck tuba DD 600series 10"
    amp: Kicker zx500.1
    REFS: Bradfordp2612 , Double 07 , NASTY08IMPALA , mzlady

  5. #19
    jaeguerra909's Avatar
    jaeguerra909 is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    ontario,california
    Posts
    1,481
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by cdc351jeferson View Post
    Dc is a sq sub they were designed to do that first and they happen to get loud
    Not from the cars I've sat in heard a ton of dc builds they were eh not much sq at all loud yea but they all use the same soft parts all American made so I wouldnt really see a difference there fi has tinsel lead issues so only reason I would even think of dc



    Hu:pioneer deh-prs80
    Eq:audiocontrol three.2
    Substage:4 sundown zv4 18s
    Front stage:6 pwx 6.5's 2 pwx 8's and 4 obaidian st1 tweeters
    Sub amp:sundown saz 5000d
    Front stage amp:sundown sax 125.4

  6. #20
    PapaGeno21's Avatar
    PapaGeno21 is offline Captain Questions

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Age
    25
    Posts
    551
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    A DC level 4 is 380 shipped.

    An FI Q is 340 Shipped

    Aq HDC3 is 262 shipped

    IA Death Row is 400 shipped so thats a DEFF no go.

    I am so freaking torn right now. DC's have a serious cult like following, but I really don't want to get into that kind of cash. I feel like I really want the Q but I am afraid of if its going to hit the higher notes as well. That scares the crap out of me. Doing a swap and then losing my rock music. But the AQ's I cannot find ANY bad reviews on them and they are a screaming deal right now it seems. I just read they are not as low end monsters as the Q's or the DC's. I have ALWAYS wanted an FI Q for as long as I have been on this forum... UGH

    Will the AQ get lower than my RE's?



    Team Tantric
    | Pioneer | DC Audio | Tantric | Crescendo | XS Power | SHCA & Knu | CDT | DC Power |

  7. #21
    cdc351jeferson's Avatar
    cdc351jeferson is offline Premium Member cdc351jeferson is a Supporting Member of the forum!



    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    austin tx
    Posts
    1,658
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Aq makes a good sub for sure get a good box made think you'll be fine . Those are all good subs mentioned just was giving my preference from personal experiences



    headunit : Sony xab-601bt
    fronts: infinity kappa 60.9's
    box : Bill Fitzmaurice Truck tuba DD 600series 10"
    amp: Kicker zx500.1
    REFS: Bradfordp2612 , Double 07 , NASTY08IMPALA , mzlady

  8. #22
    cdc351jeferson's Avatar
    cdc351jeferson is offline Premium Member cdc351jeferson is a Supporting Member of the forum!



    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    austin tx
    Posts
    1,658
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaeguerra909 View Post
    Not from the cars I've sat in heard a ton of dc builds they were eh not much sq at all loud yea but they all use the same soft parts all American made so I wouldnt really see a difference there fi has tinsel lead issues so only reason I would even think of dc
    Not same coils



    headunit : Sony xab-601bt
    fronts: infinity kappa 60.9's
    box : Bill Fitzmaurice Truck tuba DD 600series 10"
    amp: Kicker zx500.1
    REFS: Bradfordp2612 , Double 07 , NASTY08IMPALA , mzlady

  9. #23
    PapaGeno21's Avatar
    PapaGeno21 is offline Captain Questions

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Age
    25
    Posts
    551
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Is Ascendant Audio and FI the same company?

    They look REALLY similar..

    I am 90% into FI right now over everything else. I like the Havoc, but the FI Q and BL is cheaper due to free shipping. I like the looks of the FI's WAY more than the Havoc as well.

    From what I am reading, I think the HDC3 is more SPL vs SQ?



    Team Tantric
    | Pioneer | DC Audio | Tantric | Crescendo | XS Power | SHCA & Knu | CDT | DC Power |

  10. #24
    Julian's Avatar
    Julian is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    KC,MO
    Posts
    799
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PapaGeno21 View Post
    Is Ascendant Audio and FI the same company?

    They look REALLY similar..

    I am 90% into FI right now over everything else. I like the Havoc, but the FI Q and BL is cheaper due to free shipping. I like the looks of the FI's WAY more than the Havoc as well.

    From what I am reading, I think the HDC3 is more SPL vs SQ?
    Fi = internet direct sales
    AA = dealer based sales

    But yes the guys at Fi own AA

    Lets just say this, I would NEVER own an HDC3 with the stock softparts sounds like **** and they are cheap too.

    Another good one to throw in there would be the ICON from SSA, It sounds to me that you just want a daily sub... SQ + SPL is an oxymoron, the intent of SQ is to reproduce music at the same volume over all frequencies, SPL = just loud.

    A daily sub is a loud subwoofer that doesn't sound like poop doing it.

    99% of the people who are in the debate over the Q and BL should go with the BL... Not saying the Q won't get loud, but you would be probably suited with the BL.

    Between Fi, AA, and SSA you cannot be set wrong... The subwoofers are great, Customer service is great, and the guys doing it are doing all the machining in house, assembling in house. They are not outsourcing everything.. IIRC they are the only ones using domestic steel for the backplates.. Etc



    Refs:
    sefugi x2, S.DeYoung, SteveMead, chillin, rebelfromva, Got160s?, JL Audio , mclerico83, and BIGJEFF64.



  11. Likes garretttt4 liked this post
  12. #25
    pro-rabbit's Avatar
    pro-rabbit is offline Moderator pro-rabbit is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    pro-rabbit is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    OKC, OK
    Age
    32
    Posts
    12,395
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    374 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    I have yet to hear an HDC in the correct enclosure sound like bad.

    I never understood that stand point to be honest. No offense, but it is just not true.


    I would take the SSA subs over them do to quality of the driver itself. Not really on the reproduced sound it makes.




  13. #26
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    any wet spot i can find
    Posts
    3,282
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    50 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PapaGeno21 View Post
    Is Ascendant Audio and FI the same company?

    They look REALLY similar..

    I am 90% into FI right now over everything else. I like the Havoc, but the FI Q and BL is cheaper due to free shipping. I like the looks of the FI's WAY more than the Havoc as well.

    From what I am reading, I think the HDC3 is more SPL vs SQ?
    Don't know about any ties between AA and Fi, besides being manufactured in the same town...others here may know about that, and I guess the traditional style dust cap may be appealing to the eye. IMO, the superior build of the AA Havoc vs. the Fi Q wins hands down...so much more to it than looks..




    "Bailout: Taking a trillion dollars from the people and giving it to the banks so the banks can loan it back to the people, at interest!"

  14. #27
    PapaGeno21's Avatar
    PapaGeno21 is offline Captain Questions

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Age
    25
    Posts
    551
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    OK then you got it right. I need a "Daily" sub that I can just slam the fawk out of all my music with.

    I have read that the BL is an awesome sub.

    What about American Bass? They look similar to AQ.



    Team Tantric
    | Pioneer | DC Audio | Tantric | Crescendo | XS Power | SHCA & Knu | CDT | DC Power |

  15. #28
    pro-rabbit's Avatar
    pro-rabbit is offline Moderator pro-rabbit is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    pro-rabbit is a Supporting Vendor of the forum!

    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    OKC, OK
    Age
    32
    Posts
    12,395
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    374 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PapaGeno21 View Post
    OK then you got it right. I need a "Daily" sub that I can just slam the fawk out of all my music with.

    I have read that the BL is an awesome sub.

    What about American Bass? They look similar to AQ.
    AB/AQ are built in the same build house and share many "similar" parts.




  16. #29
    Julian's Avatar
    Julian is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    KC,MO
    Posts
    799
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-rabbit View Post
    I have yet to hear an HDC in the correct enclosure sound like bad.

    I never understood that stand point to be honest. That is just BS tossed around the forums..no offense, but it is just not true.
    I've heard more than a few and have NEVER been impressed with them, especially with the stock softpart config. They sound extremely hollow, we did a direct swap with my XCON 10's in my friends ride and it sounded 20x better.



    Refs:
    sefugi x2, S.DeYoung, SteveMead, chillin, rebelfromva, Got160s?, JL Audio , mclerico83, and BIGJEFF64.



  17. #30
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    any wet spot i can find
    Posts
    3,282
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    50 Post(s)

    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-rabbit View Post
    I have yet to hear an HDC in the correct enclosure sound like bad.

    I never understood that stand point to be honest. That is just BS tossed around the forums..no offense, but it is just not true.
    this^

    of all the subs mentioned here of similar abilities, 99% of the actual sonic differences concerning sub bass frequencies (below 80 hz) will be in the box design.




    "Bailout: Taking a trillion dollars from the people and giving it to the banks so the banks can loan it back to the people, at interest!"

Closed Thread
Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. AQ hdc3 18s or fi q 18s
    By Budget_Ballin' in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-06-2012, 05:19 PM
  2. subwoofer advice sundown or fi or?????
    By fordf250crew in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-14-2011, 12:06 AM
  3. Would a Hifonics XXV Goliath run 2 18" woofers? Fi BTL or AQ HDC3?
    By AcidikBass20 in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-15-2008, 03:23 AM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-14-2008, 06:42 PM
  5. AQ HD312 or Fi Btl12
    By bones22 in forum Enclosure Design & Construction Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-05-2007, 07:59 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum