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    will 2 10s at 400rms sound better than 1 12 at 400rms.

    I am wondering if I get rid of my 2 10s that produce 400rms together sound that much better than 1 12 that does 400rms itself. Cause I would have half my trunk back. Ty.







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    Re: will 2 10s at 400rms sound better than 1 12 at 400rms.

    What subs are they? Are they ported or sealed? Whats limiting you to 400 RMS? Whats your budget?




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    Re: will 2 10s at 400rms sound better than 1 12 at 400rms.

    It should depending on the enclosure




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    Re: will 2 10s at 400rms sound better than 1 12 at 400rms.

    All other factors being equal, one 12 should require about the same sized enclosure as two 10's, so you wont be getting half your trunk back unless you change your enclosure type/alignment.

    As for your specific question, its much too general to really answer. And the way its worded, which "sounds better", makes this a subjective discussion, not an objective one.



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    Re: will 2 10s at 400rms sound better than 1 12 at 400rms.

    All other factors being equal, one 12 should require about the same sized enclosure as two 10's, so you wont be getting half your trunk back unless you change your enclosure type/alignment.

    As for your specific question, its much too general to really answer. And the way its worded, which "sounds better", makes this a subjective discussion, not an objective one.



    No speaker, in the history of speakers, has ever been blown by too little power. Ever. I don't care what your friend told you, he's a dirty liar.


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    Re: will 2 10s at 400rms sound better than 1 12 at 400rms.

    I have the Rockford fosgate p1-10 in there ported incloser. 2 of them. I was thinking of going to 1 kicker compvr 12 in a sealed or ported enclosed. The kicker does as much as both p1s do. I have a gta1105 amp from Boston so I can't go any higher RMS cause I only have 400rms on the d channel.




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    Re: will 2 10s at 400rms sound better than 1 12 at 400rms.

    Quote Originally Posted by mdsniper7 View Post
    I have the Rockford fosgate p1-10 in there ported incloser. 2 of them. I was thinking of going to 1 kicker compvr 12 in a sealed or ported enclosed. The kicker does as much as both p1s do. I have a gta1105 amp from Boston so I can't go any higher RMS cause I only have 400rms on the d channel.
    I don't think you understand how things work. Subs handle power, not put out power. Just because 1 sub handles the same amount of power as 2, doesn't mean it's going to be louder/sound better.

    Honestly your two ported 10s on 400 watts should be louder than a single 12 on 400 watts. And when you say sound better, do you mean better sound quality or more output?



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    Re: will 2 10s at 400rms sound better than 1 12 at 400rms.

    Quote Originally Posted by mdsniper7 View Post
    I have the Rockford fosgate p1-10 in there ported incloser. 2 of them. I was thinking of going to 1 kicker compvr 12 in a sealed or ported enclosed. The kicker does as much as both p1s do. I have a gta1105 amp from Boston so I can't go any higher RMS cause I only have 400rms on the d channel.
    I don't think you understand how things work. Subs handle power, not put out power. Just because 1 sub handles the same amount of power as 2, doesn't mean it's going to be louder/sound better.

    Honestly your two ported 10s on 400 watts should be louder than a single 12 on 400 watts. And when you say sound better, do you mean better sound quality or more output?



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    Most properly done 15 inch subwoofers are not suited for car audio use simply due to box size requirements.

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    Re: will 2 10s at 400rms sound better than 1 12 at 400rms.

    yea the 2 10s will prolly be louder but when I go shopping etc I have no trunk space so I am thinking a 12 will give me the space I need while still souding good. Also I think I might go sealed for clarity. Also sound better I can mean like will it almost hit as loud, or be as clear.

    also u confuse me on the handle power, doesnt a amp supply power to the components? so a sub would be putting at 400 watts rms all the time so a 400 watt sub would use it all?




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    Re: will 2 10s at 400rms sound better than 1 12 at 400rms.

    Quote Originally Posted by mdsniper7 View Post
    yea the 2 10s will prolly be louder but when I go shopping etc I have no trunk space so I am thinking a 12 will give me the space I need while still souding good. Also I think I might go sealed for clarity. Also sound better I can mean like will it almost hit as loud, or be as clear.

    also u confuse me on the handle power, doesnt a amp supply power to the components? so a sub would be putting at 400 watts rms all the time so a 400 watt sub would use it all?
    A Kicker CVR is probably one of the worst options if you are going for sound quality. Your two 10s would be louder and sound better too

    Yes an amp puts out power, but it's not a constant 400 rms. Your amp will do the full power if all other factors were perfect as in a constant voltage, no box rise, constant note, but since music changes all these factors, you'll never see the true 400 watts.



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    Re: will 2 10s at 400rms sound better than 1 12 at 400rms.

    Quote Originally Posted by mdsniper7 View Post
    yea the 2 10s will prolly be louder but when I go shopping etc I have no trunk space so I am thinking a 12 will give me the space I need while still souding good. Also I think I might go sealed for clarity. Also sound better I can mean like will it almost hit as loud, or be as clear.

    also u confuse me on the handle power, doesnt a amp supply power to the components? so a sub would be putting at 400 watts rms all the time so a 400 watt sub would use it all?
    A Kicker CVR is probably one of the worst options if you are going for sound quality. Your two 10s would be louder and sound better too

    Yes an amp puts out power, but it's not a constant 400 rms. Your amp will do the full power if all other factors were perfect as in a constant voltage, no box rise, constant note, but since music changes all these factors, you'll never see the true 400 watts.

    And I was referring to your first post, where you said your subs "produce 400 rms". Your subs dont' produce power, they handle it.



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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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