Closed Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Reload Thread: which sub should i get ???

  1. #1
    ghost117's Avatar
    ghost117 is offline Junior Member



    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    caribbean
    Posts
    21
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    which sub should i get ???

    I am changing my sub....i have 2 options, which one is better??

    JBL Power Series 12"

    # Kevlar-impregnated paper cone with Hi-roll rubber surround
    # Plus One cone design for more effective surface area
    # power range: 50-400 RMS watts (200 watts per coil)
    # 1600 watts peak power handling
    # frequency response: 23-450 Hz
    # sensitivity: 94 dB
    # mounting depth: 6-13/16"
    # sealed box volume: 1.00 cu. ft.
    # ported box volume: 1.75 cu. ft.

    OR

    DD 1512 D2


    Specifications
    Voice Coil Diameter 2.0"
    Magnet Weight 120 oz
    Power Handling RMS/Peak 500/1800
    Suspension 55 mm
    Nominal Impedance 4.0 Ohm
    DC Resistance 3.4 Ohm
    Rec Box (cubic ft) 2.5
    Port Area (sq in) 40
    Port Length (inches) 19
    Woofer Diameter 12"
    Free Air Resonance 25 Hz
    Qts 0.45
    Qes 0.5
    Qms 4.61
    Vas 102.8L
    Sensitivity 87 dB


    these are the two options i have available..........any help will be appreciated







  2. #2
    brandonkain82's Avatar
    brandonkain82 is offline your mom goes to college



    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    frankfort,il
    Age
    31
    Posts
    717
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)

    Re: which sub should i get ???

    Dd ftw



    2 smd fifteens on 2 b2 m1s. 8 crossfire mids and 4 aq tweets on 3 b2 qautros. 270 mechman. 10 c and d batts. Busting windshields like its my job.

  3. #3
    SounDrive's Avatar
    SounDrive is online now SounDrive RCA



    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Lebanon & Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    1,919
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)

    Re: which sub should i get ???

    JBL has some good, inexpensive SQ equipment as well. Depends on your goals and how much power you're giving them



    Owner, SounDrive Custom RCAs (and other cables)

    Find us on Facebook!

  4. #4
    DoesDad's Avatar
    DoesDad is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Tulsa, OK
    Posts
    2,342
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)

    Re: which sub should i get ???

    I think I'd go JBL. The Power Series is right under the MKii and it's an excellent SQL speaker. I guess if your goals are more SPL I'd go DD and if they're SQ I'd go JBL. Not to say the DD doesn't have sound quality but it's their entry level woofer and the JBL is pretty close to top of the line for them.




  5. #5
    ghost117's Avatar
    ghost117 is offline Junior Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    caribbean
    Posts
    21
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: which sub should i get ???

    Quote Originally Posted by T 2 View Post
    JBL has some good, inexpensive SQ equipment as well. Depends on your goals and how much power you're giving them
    i have a boss chaos 2000 watts 4 channel amp......i am going to bridge 2 channel for the sub but will upgrade 2 a monoblock later which one will take more of a beating??




  6. #6
    IonRL205's Avatar
    IonRL205 is offline DJ h4z4rdes IonRL205 is a Supporting Member of the forum!



    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Abilene, Texas
    Posts
    2,449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)

    Re: which sub should i get ???

    Quote Originally Posted by ghost117 View Post
    i have a boss chaos 2000 watts 4 channel amp......i am going to bridge 2 channel for the sub but will upgrade 2 a monoblock later which one will take more of a beating??
    That boss amp won't give either sub much of a beating



    Headunit - Pioneer DEH-P8300UB
    Subs - None
    Sub Amp - 2x Crescendo 3kwp
    Front Stage - Polk Audio db651 Coaxial
    Front Amp - None

    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.

  7. #7
    SounDrive's Avatar
    SounDrive is online now SounDrive RCA



    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Lebanon & Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    1,919
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)

    Re: which sub should i get ???

    Quote Originally Posted by ghost117 View Post
    i have a boss chaos 2000 watts 4 channel amp......i am going to bridge 2 channel for the sub but will upgrade 2 a monoblock later which one will take more of a beating??
    First off get rid of that amp. It puts out seriously distorted power and will tear up your subs. Don't start your build until you've got all the money together to do it right.

    And the DDs will take more power, but at that price point there's a lot more options for you that may be better.



    Owner, SounDrive Custom RCAs (and other cables)

    Find us on Facebook!

  8. #8
    SounDrive's Avatar
    SounDrive is online now SounDrive RCA



    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Lebanon & Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    1,919
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)

    Re: which sub should i get ???

    Quote Originally Posted by IonRL205 View Post
    That boss amp won't give either sub much of a beating
    Other than from some serious clipping



    Owner, SounDrive Custom RCAs (and other cables)

    Find us on Facebook!

  9. Likes IonRL205 liked this post
  10. #9
    IonRL205's Avatar
    IonRL205 is offline DJ h4z4rdes IonRL205 is a Supporting Member of the forum!



    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Abilene, Texas
    Posts
    2,449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)

    Re: which sub should i get ???

    Op when it comes to car audio, there are "watts" and "boss watts"

    Boss watts are normally around 1/4th the power they say. Any amp made by Boss puts out "boss watts" so you can go ahead and knock off 75% of the rated power.



    Headunit - Pioneer DEH-P8300UB
    Subs - None
    Sub Amp - 2x Crescendo 3kwp
    Front Stage - Polk Audio db651 Coaxial
    Front Amp - None

    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.

  11. #10
    ghost117's Avatar
    ghost117 is offline Junior Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    caribbean
    Posts
    21
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: which sub should i get ???

    Quote Originally Posted by IonRL205 View Post
    Op when it comes to car audio, there are "watts" and "boss watts"

    Boss watts are normally around 1/4th the power they say. Any amp made by Boss puts out "boss watts" so you can go ahead and knock off 75% of the rated power.
    I will change the amp but which speaker do you think is better???




  12. #11
    SounDrive's Avatar
    SounDrive is online now SounDrive RCA



    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Lebanon & Knoxville, TN
    Posts
    1,919
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)

    Re: which sub should i get ???

    Quote Originally Posted by ghost117 View Post
    I will change the amp but which speaker do you think is better???
    None of the above to be completely honest with you. What's your budget and goals of this system?



    Owner, SounDrive Custom RCAs (and other cables)

    Find us on Facebook!

  13. #12
    IonRL205's Avatar
    IonRL205 is offline DJ h4z4rdes IonRL205 is a Supporting Member of the forum!



    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Abilene, Texas
    Posts
    2,449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)

    Re: which sub should i get ???

    Quote Originally Posted by ghost117 View Post
    I will change the amp but which speaker do you think is better???
    Better for what?

    IF you want SQ go JBL, if you want SPL go with the DD



    Headunit - Pioneer DEH-P8300UB
    Subs - None
    Sub Amp - 2x Crescendo 3kwp
    Front Stage - Polk Audio db651 Coaxial
    Front Amp - None

    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.

  14. #13
    DoesDad's Avatar
    DoesDad is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Tulsa, OK
    Posts
    2,342
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)

    Re: which sub should i get ???

    Quote Originally Posted by IonRL205 View Post
    Op when it comes to car audio, there are "watts" and "boss watts"

    Boss watts are normally around 1/4th the power they say. Any amp made by Boss puts out "boss watts" so you can go ahead and knock off 75% of the rated power.
    What's funny is reading the glowing reviews that their stuff gets on Sonic, Amazon, etc. Even their subwoofers! It just tells me that the world is full of people that go cheap and expect little...




  15. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Seattle Area
    Age
    49
    Posts
    38
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: which sub should i get ???

    I was on a budget when I bought my 12" sub. I was looking for SQ with the ability to bump a little once in awhile. So far I'm pleased with my Infinity 1262W. Onlinecarstereo had it for $50 shipped. It tends to lean towards $100 elsewhere.




Closed Thread

Similar Threads

  1. which subs should i get
    By phsballin4life in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-10-2004, 02:11 PM
  2. Which sub should i get?
    By yamaha326 in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 05-18-2004, 01:12 AM
  3. Which sub should I get w/300 rms going to it?
    By Jerm in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-09-2004, 11:55 AM
  4. Which Sub Should I Get??
    By HONDA-2NR in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-24-2004, 03:46 PM
  5. Which Subs should I get?
    By StockDX in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-18-2003, 10:19 AM

Posting Permissions

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

1e2 Forum