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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    If you're only running 1200W, a DC Level 3 with possibly one or two upgrades would probably be a better bet than a Level 4, since you probably won't see 1200W after rise and whatnot anyway. @mylows10 will know everything you need to know about DC, including any prices. Don't quote me, but a Level 3 15" should be right around your price point.







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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    I plan to upgrade amps in the future. I really don't see any other sub for the money beating a fully loaded FI BL 15" for 304 to my door.



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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PapaGeno21 View Post
    I plan to upgrade amps in the future. I really don't see any other sub for the money beating a fully loaded FI BL 15" for 304 to my door.
    Oh. Yeah, not unless you bought used.




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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    That's kinda how I am thinkin.

    You guys rock though. I learned more today about subs than I have in the last few months. pro-rabbit also, thanks so much man. You fucking rock.



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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Ok.

    DC Audio Lvl 4 15"

    - OR -

    FI BL Fully Loaded 15"

    They are within 12 bucks of each other so I don't care about price.



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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PapaGeno21 View Post
    Ok.

    DC Audio Lvl 4 15"

    - OR -

    FI BL Fully Loaded 15"

    They are within 12 bucks of each other so I don't care about price.
    BL gets my vote. DC softparts have a bad rep lately and Fi has always treated me well




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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    I have always wanted an FI sub, but there seems to be an almost cult like following for the DC's when I go and search google for the FI BL vs DC Lvl 4...



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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    I'm sure either will treat you well. I like the look of the DC's more, if that counts for anything. I have DC ish now, I can't say anything bad about it. But I don't push my stuff like most here do.




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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PapaGeno21 View Post
    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?
    I just got rid of the 15" Q in my wife's ride as it would not play high notes at all and she mostly listens to rock/metal. Will be replacing it with and 18" HDC or 2 15" SDC's.

    The AQ's have a very tigth suspension and are very punchy which is excellent for rock music. The Q was bottom heavy and sounded muddy/bloated on a lot of songs and rolled off fast up top. I even tried a diff box that was a little smaller and tuned higher and it didn't help.

    Do the 18" HDC in 6 cubes and tune around 35-36Hz and you'll be happy with it. It'll take that 1200watts ALL day long.




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    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. 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.
    x2 as I've built a ton of AQ enclosures and playing music, not rap **** is usually the goal and they all have sounded very good.

    I have never understood people mentioning SQ of a sub when they listen to jeezy and C&S stuff




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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PapaGeno21 View Post
    Ok.

    DC Audio Lvl 4 15"

    - OR -

    FI BL Fully Loaded 15"

    They are within 12 bucks of each other so I don't care about price.
    Should have bought an HDC4 during the black friday sale, 25% off = killer price for a 4" VC sub...




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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    I was in the same boat as you and I ended up Picking up a Fully loaded Fi BL 15".



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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    I'd do the BL






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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PapaGeno21 View Post
    I plan to upgrade amps in the future. I really don't see any other sub for the money beating a fully loaded FI BL 15" for 304 to my door.
    Very VERY smart choice!!! :-).

    Are those BL's the newer versions or the older ones???




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    Re: AQ 18 or FI or ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    x2 as I've built a ton of AQ enclosures and playing music, not rap **** is usually the goal and they all have sounded very good.

    I have never understood people mentioning SQ of a sub when they listen to jeezy and C&S stuff

    Well music is music whether its country Tim McGraw Young Jeezy Nicki Minaj or prince!!! It's the screwed n chopped and decaf shiit that's not music.... :-/. Sq can and DOES come with any type of music




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