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    One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    I couldn't find my answer by searching. I am building on my current setup and adding some bass. I get that, all things being equal, two 10s will be punchier and louder than a single 12. What I am wondering is if a better single 12, say Alpine Type R paired with a Lanzar DCT5001D 5000 Watt amp in a sealed box would sound better than a pair of JL Audio 10W0v3-4 10" subs paired to a decent two channel amp. Not looking to debate brands just curious what would be more bang for the buck. I am looking for punchier bass, hence wanting to used a sealed box. I am guessing a good 12 in a sealed box would give me the best all around sound. Not sure if it matters but running JL Audio speakers and amp in a Honda Accord. Listen to techno, reggae, and rap. Thanks ahead of time.







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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    You really should be open to debating brands

    That's like saying hey, you want this Geo or this Lambo? Nah, the Geo because I'm set on it.



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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    whats your budget? and how much space can you give up? to 10's ported will sound pretty good and get plenty loud.




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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    budget is key



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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    Quote Originally Posted by AKCoastie View Post
    I couldn't find my answer by searching. I am building on my current setup and adding some bass. I get that, all things being equal, two 10s will be punchier and louder than a single 12. What I am wondering is if a better single 12, say Alpine Type R paired with a Lanzar DCT5001D 5000 Watt amp in a sealed box would sound better than a pair of JL Audio 10W0v3-4 10" subs paired to a decent two channel amp. Not looking to debate brands just curious what would be more bang for the buck. I am looking for punchier bass, hence wanting to used a sealed box. I am guessing a good 12 in a sealed box would give me the best all around sound. Not sure if it matters but running JL Audio speakers and amp in a Honda Accord. Listen to techno, reggae, and rap. Thanks ahead of time.
    i made the mistake of buying 2 12 w3's THEN i joined this forum and well WAYYYY better could have been had for the money, don't be quick to spend your money.




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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    Quote Originally Posted by juanmgarza26 View Post
    i made the mistake of buying 2 12 w3's THEN i joined this forum and well WAYYYY better could have been had for the money, don't be quick to spend your money.
    +1

    @OP: Look at Sundown Audio and AudioQue. Both awesome brands. A really nice 12" from Sundown will run you about $200. Better than a type r, and it can take more power (even though it's rating is 600rms, it could probably take 1000+). I just wish I had known of these smaller companies when I started. Amazing bang for you buck (literally).




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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    Wow, thanks for the quick responses. Fair enough, I am open to whatever. Budget is about $500 max. Space is limited, mainly because I stuff my surfboard in the trunk and I would like to be able to lay down my box to be able to fit the board rather than take it out, i.e. truck style box. I can either run a box about 32"l x 15"h x 9"w or 36"l x 17"h x 9"w depending on where the box sits.




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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    I would run a single American Bass XFL12. @mylows10 ;




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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    Quote Originally Posted by VWGolfMKVI View Post
    I would run a single American Bass XFL12. @mylows10 ;
    ^^^ this or a aq 2.5




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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    So spent the last hour researching and I keep coming back to the Sundown Audio SA12. It looks like I can get a open box B-stock for $160 which is what I was gonna pay for the Type R anyway. If I am reading the website correct, 1 cubic foot sealed enclosure will work well with this? Any recommendations for an affordable amp to push one 12?




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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    Quote Originally Posted by juanmgarza26 View Post
    i made the mistake of buying 2 12 w3's THEN i joined this forum and well WAYYYY better could have been had for the money, don't be quick to spend your money.
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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    Any sub you get man I can make loud with a nice design...



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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonbillnelson View Post
    budget is key
    how much you talkin




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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    $500ish. Less is always better though. After looking at a bunch of videos on YouTube, I think I am going to go for a single SA-10. From the dbs and window shaking I've seen, I think one 10 will give me plenty of bass. Then I can always add another if I need to.




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    Re: One higher quality 12" or two lower quality 10"?

    1 10 sounds weak as ****




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