Basically, I've had 2, 15 inch PG Titaniums in the back of my 92 civic LX for about six months now. Running them off a RF1001bd, and have them mounted in a sealed box, with 1.5cf per chamber. A buddy of mine bought one of the JL 10W7's in the factory JL ported box a couple months ago for his neon. Hes running one of those new P-model RF 4 channel amps (basically a newer version of the 851x I'm running to my highs) which when bridged on half the amp. puts about 400 solid watts to his W7. Basically put, his single 10W7 knocks the living hell out of his neon, going far and beyond anything close to what I've ever been able to get out of my 2 15's. I called the local shop, (Sound Gallery) told them about the problem of my 15's generally not performing well at all,(no punch, muddy, etc) and recieved the following feedback:
A: 2 15's are too big a sub for a small car like my civic. Due to the massive amount of cone space, in such a small area, sound cancelation between the 2 15's against the same soundstage hampers performance horendously. (Suggested I look into a couple 10's).
B: Charging system is not adequate to push good perfomance from the equipment in general. (Suggested the addition of an extra battery in the trunk would make quite a noticible difference in sound levels, considering my current setup, stating that a bat would supply more of the "Raw Power" needed for punchy, tight bass response)
C: Although the RF 1001 bd puts out a solid 500 watts per sub, The PG Ti's with their 650rms rating simply arnt getting the needed power to allow them to perform, not to mention the fact that putting them in a ported box could gain me as much a +3dec. per sub.
So basically, I've come to the conclusion that I'm going to start looking into another smaller sub setup for the civic. Like I mentioned earlier, I was absolutely blown away by the performance of my buddies 10W7, with it's JL port job.I was wondering if anyone would have any suggestions on a pair of 10's that would be able to hold a candle to W7 performance for a little less moolah. My buddy paid about $600 for the 10W7, with box. All suggestions appreciated! Thanx!
Alpine ERE G180 EQ
Front - CDT 61A 6.5 (bridged)
Rear - Audiobahn 600T 6.5
RF Power 851X
RF 1001BD (1F Cap)
200 amp c.b.
60-70 amp alt. Teehee...