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Elie
17th June 2005, 11:17
What do you think? should I go for a 10 inch Sub for good clean base, don't like the puchy sound.

Thanks!

Regards,
Elie

xortam
17th June 2005, 12:46
You can get tight bass out of a 12" sub but I wouldn't go to 15". I think 12" is idea.

Chrono_Wanderer
17th June 2005, 12:51
I'd go for a 10" sub when I am hungry, or a 5" sub when I am not... really depends on how you fell that day...

I usually go with 5" subs b/c i don't eat a lot...

Jammrock
17th June 2005, 14:01
12" is best to hit down to 20 Hz. If you can't afford oe go 10".

schmosef
17th June 2005, 14:01
It must be lunchtime, I thought you were talking about a sandwich!

Helevitia
17th June 2005, 14:38
12" sub is the only way to go.

gt40
17th June 2005, 15:17
yep, I'd vote for a 12" also - it doesn't have to be 'punchy' if the enclosure is tuned properly.

Elie
17th June 2005, 17:36
12" it is guys, thanks!
:)

Mehen
17th June 2005, 23:08
depends what kind of speakers you are pairing it with

Elie
18th June 2005, 12:10
two 6x9 JBL's with Titanium tweeters and mid range.

KvHagedorn
18th June 2005, 23:15
What do you think? should I go for a 10 inch Sub for good clean base, don't like the puchy sound.

Thanks!

Regards,
Elie


Thanks for reminding me.. gotta get the Windex and wipe off the bottom of my sub.. gotta have a clean base. :p

KvHagedorn
18th June 2005, 23:24
two 6x9 JBL's with Titanium tweeters and mid range.

Wait.. you're talking about CAR stereo? :Slap:

I have a 12" sub with my home system, and it's powerful, clean, and plays very low notes with ease. The flaw in your question is WHICH 12" woofer. I have a Velodyne SPL1200. If I had a $399 12" woofer of ANY brand, I wouldn't be saying this, because it takes $$ to make good quality deep bass. It's certainly possible to make an excellent sounding speaker with 15" woofers IF you do it right. B&W 801s have 15" woofers, but if you cut a cross section, you would see it is made of a material which is very thick and rigid. Not much distortion there, and it plays pretty darned deep.

Mehen
12th July 2005, 22:47
car stereo? bleck.
save the cash and set yourself up a proper 2.0, 2.1, or even 2.2 home stereo.
and IMO, stay away from large cone sizes (especially for subs), sound too sloppy and are much too slow for my tastes. I was listening to a pair of 100k+ Wilson Audio Grand Slamm's with huge 15 and 12inch cones (and some other ones in there too) + a wilson sub, paired with some major Krell power amps and cd player - i thought it sounded like #%$ compared to a nice pair of electrostatic speakers for about 10k. Stick with small, tight/fast subs, pair em up if you need to or want more sound out of em, screw the 15"'s I say. AND GO WITH TUBES TUBES TUBES!!!
my 2 cents that probably does not make sense (not even to me)