HELP! Newb questions


Mdubb

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Hey guys, I’m new to the forum and was hoping I could get some help or suggestions. I currently own a 2019 Dodge Charger. I’m running 2 Soundstream T5 12’s on DC 3.5k. I have a 220 amp alternator, XS XP 3000 secondary battery, 0 gauge power and ground and the big 3 upgrade. I recently got 2 Sundown X15’s in a trade for some stuff and was thinking about running them, or at least 1 of them. My current setup not bad, but I want more bass. The box I have right now is only 1.5ft3 per sub and it’s sealed. So my question is, would I be better to get a custom ported box built for the Soundstream 12’s or get a custom box built and run 1 of the Sundown 15’s. My 12’s are dual 4 ohm so I have them wired to 1 ohm. The 15 is dual 2 ohm so I could also wire it to 1 ohm. Sorry for the long post LoL.
 

DRBOOM

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Hey there, with your bass requirements, I would suggest to get a ported box for your sundowns, and that would make those subwoofers really sing. Sealed enclosures do get loud but are more for SQ purposes so if you want BIG bass, then go ported enclosure, something like, 2.5cu feet per drive, tuned to 40hz will give you a grin and make any girly moist in your ride! ;)
 

Andy Magill

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Hey guys, I’m new to the forum and was hoping I could get some help or suggestions. I currently own a 2019 Dodge Charger. I’m running 2 Soundstream T5 12’s on DC 3.5k. I have a 220 amp alternator, XS XP 3000 secondary battery, 0 gauge power and ground and the big 3 upgrade. I recently got 2 Sundown X15’s in a trade for some stuff and was thinking about running them, or at least 1 of them. My current setup not bad, but I want more bass. The box I have right now is only 1.5ft3 per sub and it’s sealed. So my question is, would I be better to get a custom ported box built for the Soundstream 12’s or get a custom box built and run 1 of the Sundown 15’s. My 12’s are dual 4 ohm so I have them wired to 1 ohm. The 15 is dual 2 ohm so I could also wire it to 1 ohm. Sorry for the long post LoL.
I feel either option you plan on going with will work out when you build a custom to spec enclosure!
Enclosure is key - obviously power comes in handy too 😉
 

Andy Magill

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40hz? That is too high for rap, metal and what not. 32-34hz with the subsonic 2-3hz below box tuning.
Yes that’s a tad high but you would be surprised when an enclosure is design in such a way it can still get low regardless the tuning .. so many factors go into enclosure designs
 

Coolhand20th

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Yes I know all that. I think he would best off talking to @Buck about a design if he really wants to get the best out of those subwoofers. He has done a couple thousand designs and some subwoofer companies have paid him for designs as well.
 

Andy Magill

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Yes I know all that. I think he would best off talking to @Buck about a design if he really wants to get the best out of those subwoofers. He has done a couple thousand designs and some subwoofer companies have paid him for designs as well.
hey as long as it’s what he wants!
never heard of him what’s his nameon Facebook?
 

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Every hotfoot (coolhand) post basically says contact Buck. Hotfoot should just copy and post that on every one of his posts. It would be such a time saver.
 

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I tune my boxes to 37-38.
 

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Every hotfoot (coolhand) post basically says contact Buck. Hotfoot should just copy and post that on every one of his posts. It would be such a time saver.
They are obviously f*cking
 
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32-34 hz. here. The two boxes for my 8's peak at 32 and 33.
I used to and one day I built a box in the in the high 30's and was like, wow much better.
 

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99.9% of music doesn't play that low
 

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