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    Hey my truck was stolen last week and everything that was inside of it was stripped including my system. I had 2 12 inch type r subs and a 600.1 jbl amp and i loved it. But I was figuring to do something different than everyone else and get a brand no one around here uses. So i guess my question would be would one 12 or 15 xxx greatly outperform my old system in both sq and spl? (I'm really looking for great sq more than ne thing) Also, i searched re's website and this forum and couldnt find the rms rating on the xxx's. Thanks alot guys







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    Re: 12 or 15 xxx better than 2 12 type r's

    i would say so.. ive never been impressed with type rs to be honest.




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    Re: 12 or 15 xxx better than 2 12 type r's

    yeh, the xxx would be way better in sq and spl. It is 1600 rms, and if you have the money for a bigger amp go for it bc i kno these subs can take 2000 all day.




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    Re: 12 or 15 xxx better than 2 12 type r's

    Is the 12 1600 rms or the 15?




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    Re: 12 or 15 xxx better than 2 12 type r's

    I have Owed both..


    You could buy 4 Rs for one XXX...


    Get a 15 XXX.. But umm.. what are you putting this in?




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    Re: 12 or 15 xxx better than 2 12 type r's

    in my opinion XXX is one of the best subs out there i would take it over a w7's or any other higher end woofer on the market...hits harder and clearer and any other woof ive heard...but i think the difference in sound is most affected by the box construction.......




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    Re: 12 or 15 xxx better than 2 12 type r's

    i just bought a 12" xxx, goin to put it in a box 3.5cf tuned to 32hz and i'm goin to get it metered........... i think the type r's are nice sealed haven't heard it ported so couldn't tell you how it would match up, also xxx is not recommended to be sealed



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    Re: 12 or 15 xxx better than 2 12 type r's

    Quote Originally Posted by saosin
    i just bought a 12" xxx, goin to put it in a box 3.5cf tuned to 32hz and i'm goin to get it metered........... i think the type r's are nice sealed haven't heard it ported so couldn't tell you how it would match up, also xxx is not recommended to be sealed
    wtf? why isnt it recommended to be sealed.. i talked to david from RE about it and he said it would perform good sealed..




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    Re: 12 or 15 xxx better than 2 12 type r's

    A 15XXX properly powered would likely out-SPL a pair of 12" type Rs. 2x 12"s have more cone area, but the XXX has much more xmax. As for SQ, type R's are impressive for the price, but they cant out-do XXX's.




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    Re: 12 or 15 xxx better than 2 12 type r's

    im in the exact same situation! right now i have 2 type-r's powered a clean 300watts rms to each sub in a sealed box 1.5cuft per sub. i just ordered a 15xxx and will be receiving it tomorrow, but i will have to use my 600watt amp with it for now until i get more $ for a more powerful amp. i will also be putting the xxx in a temporary sealed box until i get my ported box built for it. ill compare my type-rs with the xxx when i get it. look for my xxx thread tomorrow w/ lots of pics!




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    Re: 12 or 15 xxx better than 2 12 type r's

    Quote Originally Posted by teqnek
    im in the exact same situation! right now i have 2 type-r's powered a clean 300watts rms to each sub in a sealed box 1.5cuft per sub. i just ordered a 15xxx and will be receiving it tomorrow, but i will have to use my 600watt amp with it for now until i get more $ for a more powerful amp. i will also be putting the xxx in a temporary sealed box until i get my ported box built for it. ill compare my type-rs with the xxx when i get it. look for my xxx thread tomorrow w/ lots of pics!
    If you ever do a comparo between the 2, do us all a favor and stress that the XXX is being underpowered.




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    Re: 12 or 15 xxx better than 2 12 type r's

    Quote Originally Posted by eric77
    If you ever do a comparo between the 2, do us all a favor and stress that the XXX is being underpowered.
    oh definitely. im looking to get a hifonics 1800d for the xxx, but for now my jbl px600.2 will do. i cant wait to physically compare my type-rs with the xxx! ill be sure to post pics of everything tomorrow




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    Re: 12 or 15 xxx better than 2 12 type r's

    lol, i was just told by them that they recommend it ported i'm sure u can go sealed, sorry i probably worded it worng



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    Re: 12 or 15 xxx better than 2 12 type r's

    hey guys thanx for all the responses. As for what its goin in i have an 88 K-5 Blazer(hints my name) and i have PLENTY of room to go ported but my question is will ported be just as accurate sq wise then going sealed? I loved the sq in my type r's sealed and i want it to sound just as good if not better. Also im looking more at one 12 but i dont know the rms rating on the xxx. I'M guessing around 1200rms or so? Also if i go ported i might do it myself but i dont know what to tune it to for max sq. Also if ne one could recommend an amp to power it (im 17 and i dont have too much money) that would be helpful. Thanx alot... oh and how much do the 12 and 15 xxx run for?




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