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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.



    Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
    Quote Originally Posted by benbenondatrack View Post
    stfu lesbo.why are you worried about me so much? you must want to date me ya little cookie monster but i dont even like sweets. your just a cup full of ice, dirt dead nasty azz ice...without the water.

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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.



    Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
    Quote Originally Posted by benbenondatrack View Post
    stfu lesbo.why are you worried about me so much? you must want to date me ya little cookie monster but i dont even like sweets. your just a cup full of ice, dirt dead nasty azz ice...without the water.

    Dat Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/578701-1999-chevrolet-blazer.html

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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.



    Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
    Quote Originally Posted by benbenondatrack View Post
    stfu lesbo.why are you worried about me so much? you must want to date me ya little cookie monster but i dont even like sweets. your just a cup full of ice, dirt dead nasty azz ice...without the water.

    Dat Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/578701-1999-chevrolet-blazer.html

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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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