10s or 12s


Llt1980

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May 19, 2018
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I have a 2016 Hyundai veloster I have narrowed down to either 3 JL 10w3s on a RD1500 or 2 12w3s on a RD1000 I'm thinking custom ported box either way my question is what would sound better and hit harder I mostly listen to rap and one last thing would the cars stock electrical be fine with the RD1500
 

Popwarhomie

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Well it depends on how much room you have. Three 10s will be slightly more cone area than two 12s but require a slightly larger box.


I would recommend another brand over JL audio personally. $600 for 1500 watts is insane.
 
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Llt1980

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May 19, 2018
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Iowa
I have always had good luck with JL and for me it's kind of hard to walk away from a brand I have had good luck with
 
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Llt1980

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May 19, 2018
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Iowa
I'm not asking for advice on other brands of subwoofer I know what I want and I'm pretty set in my ways
 

BCotrell

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May 27, 2015
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Pricey equipment selection but you clearly know what’s out there

2 12’ on 1500 will allow you to deliver more power per driver. Factoring rise , a 1500 watt rating(without factoring efficiency) spread over three subs is well....doable but...meh.

Hyundai’s do baby alternators don’t they? big three, agm in front bay and optimally a rear agm is the least I would do for your plans
 

shredder2

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Nov 19, 2017
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It depends on your available space as stated above, consider how your amp will perform at that load as well.
I'd probably do a set of 12's in there especially if using 3 10's would make the configuration marginal.
Install/configuration/electrical should be considered when choosing a setup... don't try to stuff 5lb of crap into a 3lb sack.
Just sayin'...
Brands matter less than proper equipment selection for your install/vehicle. I've seen cheapo $70 subs sound great and hit hard in an install that's done correctly.
Carefully choose your equipment and design an enclosure that is geared towards your vehicle/music tastes.
A set of 12w3's in a custom enclosure can get down and impress... so don't get hung-up on asthetics... Imo just get the install done right.
 

ThxOne

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Jun 8, 2018
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I know what it is like to be loyal to a brand that has done well for you. I have always wanted JL Audio gear but I have never owned any. I would also do two 12" subs, mostly because of space. Although if you did a triangle configuration with the subs facing to the roof, I would run the 3 10's all day.
 

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