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CroCeli Oct 3, 10:40pm - #290727 

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What amp and accessories will i need to supply 3 12' audiobahn aluminum sound q subs? I would like the setup to be all the same brand. so amp should be audiobahn.i dont no anything about audio so help is appreciated.
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CroCeli Oct 3, 10:44pm - #290728 

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if you cant see the pic here is a link to the a pic.http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_107.html
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if you cant see the pic here is a link to the a pic. http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_107.html
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Psquared Oct 3, 11:04pm - #290730 
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Well, you are gonna want ONE hellacious amp or get three separate ones to run the subs. But you ARE going to have to upgprade your charging system to run all that stuff. At the very least replace the stock battery with an audio battery, or an optima yellow top. With that much power running your alternator isn't going to be able to keep up, your headlights will be dimming and all that crap. I'm running 3 10's but i'm running a high output alternator, 2 batteries, and a 400 farad cap. Unless you don't care what happens to your alternator, b/c there's a good chance it's gonna fry if you try running a huge system off the stocker. I think it's only like 87 amps.
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osiris999 Oct 4, 12:09am - #290731 
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ok audiobahn is poo. there one of the worst audio brands you can get. im guess your going by how they look and thats why you picked them. well anyone can take tin foil and blue leds and place them allover. anyways since you dont know much about audio and audio is what i know most about. if you want subs look into re,dd,ed,ia,adire. i have a 12inch re xxx getting 1200 watts from a viper 1200.d amp. i dont have the sub powered nowheres near what it can take and thats because my windows are takeing a beating too much and my ears cant take it any louder.
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You don't need an amp, you need a fucking arc welder. Why would anyone buy a sub with a 1000watt nominal rating? Its like buying the most inneficient speaker.
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You don't need 3 subs in a Celi, hell you probably don't need two, I have 2 because I like the symmetry.

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osiris999 Oct 4, 1:46am - #290734 
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get a 12 inch and port it
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blitzceli Oct 4, 2:18am - #290735 

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I have 4 12's lol and a 1500 watt amp. BOO roflM BOOM

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osiris999 Oct 4, 2:42am - #290736 
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i have a 12 inch xxx thats getting 1500 watts and its ported so the box takes up the whole trunk so if you have 4 you must have sealed and stops them from getting as loaud as there soposed to. you should get 1 maybe 2 subs that can take 1500 watts or more rms and port them.
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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 4, 3:45am - #290737 
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Any good sub should run in less than a 1 cubic foot sub box & sound tight & have good power handling. You should easily be able to fit 8 - 12" subs in a celi. Windows might be a problem though.
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osiris999 Oct 4, 5:16am - #290738 
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not when you go ported. i made my box the same size re recomends and it used 90% of my trunk. now if i would of went sealed then i could of used less room but its pointless to not go ported when you have the room.
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CroCeli Oct 4, 8:23pm - #290739 

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im sorry for not bein here ive been at school. ive read a bit more about the audio subject n stuff. i want 2 12s and im thinkin about either alpine s12 or JL 12's. also does anyone know a good website i could go to to read about audio systems and the batterypower i will need to run this system. thanx a lot.
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CroCeli Oct 4, 8:25pm - #290740 

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o and i would buy those because im not rich and i was goin off looks at the moment since i dont no anything about audio and still dont. i dont wanna spend over $1000 for 2 12s an amp or amps and all accessories.
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your going to be close to 1k. Instead of Alpine Type S, get the Alpine Type R. 2 of those will run you about $250-300. Optima Yellow top is about $150. You don't need a new alternator. Just get a 1 farad cap. They are about $100. And to power the 2 Type R's you will need about a 600watt amp. which will run you about $400. You will be close to 1k.

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Hey dont go with two 12's it dosnt sound good and you would get better sound out of two 10's plus its cheaper thats whata guy told me at an audio store! thumbsup I have a whole kickerset up i only have 400 watts because its expensive but its way louder than the older amp i had and it was a 800 watt.i just have a COMPVR12 in a ported box and it hits extremley hard and it raddles EVERYTHING chevk up on KICKER its WELL worth it trust me! cool

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CroCeli Oct 4, 10:05pm - #290743 

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yea my friend has kicker. but i dont like them that much. id rather get alpine or JL. anybody have info on JL 12's?
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IMO, 12's are the only subs worth buying. JL is good stuff. Get two of these & a kick ass amp: http://www.jlaudio.com/subwoofers/12w7.html

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the prob is i dont have a lot of money and they are 500 each. i was lookin at the 12w3v2. are these better than the alpine S12's?
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I have 2 Infiniti Kappa Perfect 12's that are running at about 300watts nominal each using a JBL BP600 They are excellent sound quality in a sealed enclosure, very tight sound & tons of pound. thumbsup
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CroCeli Oct 4, 10:52pm - #290747 

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i think i like the alpin S12 subs
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You will regret it. Get the Type R. You can get them online for like $115 at most places.

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god none of you know anything about car audio as far as good sites about car audio go to caraudio.com its one of the best forums on the net. we can help you out on there or you can pm me and tell me what you want and your price range and i can find you a good amp and sub. dont get jl they are very over priced and theres a lot better than jl for cheeper. my 12 inch xxx can beat a 12w7 easy and its half the price. anyways were in la you from? im from houma.
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Osiris, did you read what he said? he can't afford subs that are $300. His price range is like $100-150. As for websites... www.nexxon.com is the best to buy stuff. They have EVERY brand you can imagine at mostly discounted prices.

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SX12- $249 best sub for that price and no nexxon isnt that great theres a lot of other sites that have subs cheeper. you can get a sx from re for 249
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rolleyes wave

it would be nice to have the "best sub". Everybody has thier own opinion on what is the best. I mean he did state that he isn't gonna spend much on a sub, so why are you forcing the issue of a $250 sub? Alpine type S is like $100. that is his price range.

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Originally Posted by CroCeli
the prob is i dont have a lot of money and they are 500 each. i was lookin at the 12w3v2. are these better than the alpine S12's?


Just about anything i've heard is better than Alpine s12s! 12w3v2s are great all around subs. You get a good amp they're loud as hell and they hit hard, even though they're only 300 watts.

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IMO, 12's are the only subs worth buying. JL is good stuff. Get two of these & a kick ass amp: http://www.jlaudio.com/subwoofers/12w7.html


bs Negative! I agree that JL Audio makes some of the best subs i've ever heard. I also agree that 12s are great if you listen to music with heavy bass, like rap or hip hop. But what if you listen to other music as well, like rock or pop. Double bass pedal sounds are so quick, subs just can't keep up. The rolloff is too big. It booms at the first bass hit, but doesn't have enough time to recover for the second hit, so it comes out sounding weak and indistinguishable from the first. Its great if you want that BOOM BOOM rattling sound. But for tight, defined sound, can't go wrong with 10s. Ppl mostly get 12s for volume, but trust me, buying more 10s is well worth it. thumbsup

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i want to spend about 1500 for everything. so 400 a sub is max.i want 2 12's.and amp and accessories

im from lafayette
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Originally Posted by CroCeli
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i want to spend about 1500 for everything. so 400 a sub is max.i want 2 12's.and amp and accessories

im from lafayette


JL 10w3v2 (300 Watts) x 2 ~$400
JL Audio 1000/1 amp ~$1000 Tons O headroom thumbsup
Accessories 1500-1400 = $100 (for whatever)

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What head unit do you have installed right now?

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this is what you get...

1 12" RE MT ($480)
1 USA1000 (1000w brigged) [$620]
1 Soundstream 2.0 farad Capacitor ($179)
1 Optima Yellow Top ($150)
1 gauge wiring kit ($70)

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no not mt. mt is for spl only they have bad sq unless your gonna blast bass tones all day get the xxx its 405 shipped and a amp for it will be around 255 and you only need one. dont need a cap. dont ever buy yellow top because 150 is too much for a battery when wal-mat has the same for 60$ and you only need 2g wire kit that is 28$.
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a wal-mart battery is not the same as an Optima yellow top. They are well worth the money and last twice as long as other batteries. The red top should be fine for your setup. Its about $120. I have the red top and it starts up better than when i first got the car.

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ima get a yellow top, find some good subs and an amp to go with. and im gonna get a head unit that matches the brand of the amp and subs. if i get alpine then ill get alpine head, audiobahn=ab head, etc. I talked to a few people at my high school and they showed me their setups and i also went o the local car audio place and they helped explain a bit.
and i dont have anything right now. im just learnin for the future. im gettin my car this summmer and im researching as much as possible so that when i get what i need for my car i dont regret what i bought.
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say i have 2 700 watt RMS subs which total is 1400watts. can the amp be 1200watts? or should i get an amp with about the same total watts?
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you can get any amp. anything between 500-1500 watts would be fine.

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ok thanx
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if you really want to learn about car audio then go the www.caraudio.com its like this site but all about car audio. you will learn anything you need to know
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subway has pretty good subs thumbsup
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Originally Posted by CroCeli
ima get a yellow top, find some good subs and an amp to go with. and im gonna get a head unit that matches the brand of the amp and subs. if i get alpine then ill get alpine head, audiobahn=ab head, etc. I talked to a few people at my high school and they showed me their setups and i also went o the local car audio place and they helped explain a bit.
and i dont have anything right now. im just learnin for the future. im gettin my car this summmer and im researching as much as possible so that when i get what i need for my car i dont regret what i bought.


I wouldn't get same brand everything. Alpine makes great headunits and thats about it. If you want good hitting bass, you need something a lot better. JL, RF, or Audiobahn are good choices. thumbsup

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Audiobahn good? hahaha i needed a good laugh today. adire, re, ia, id, are the top names for subs. alpine makes good hu's there is a lot better but noone wants to pay the prices for better brands. as far as amps he needs to pick good subs first then give a price range. a figure out what kind of box he wants(make it because the already built ones suck). id go ported because the subs will be louder and sound better than seald. tune it about 30-35. needs components. i have boston pro 6.5 (340$) they are really awsome i could recomend other brands if needed.
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what is IA?

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Originally Posted by CroCeli
the prob is i dont have a lot of money and they are 500 each. i was lookin at the 12w3v2. are these better than the alpine S12's?


Just about anything i've heard is better than Alpine s12s! 12w3v2s are great all around subs. You get a good amp they're loud as hell and they hit hard, even though they're only 300 watts.

Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
IMO, 12's are the only subs worth buying. JL is good stuff. Get two of these & a kick ass amp: http://www.jlaudio.com/subwoofers/12w7.html


bs Negative! I agree that JL Audio makes some of the best subs i've ever heard. I also agree that 12s are great if you listen to music with heavy bass, like rap or hip hop. But what if you listen to other music as well, like rock or pop. Double bass pedal sounds are so quick, subs just can't keep up. The rolloff is too big. It booms at the first bass hit, but doesn't have enough time to recover for the second hit, so it comes out sounding weak and indistinguishable from the first. Its great if you want that BOOM BOOM rattling sound. But for tight, defined sound, can't go wrong with 10s. Ppl mostly get 12s for volume, but trust me, buying more 10s is well worth it. thumbsup


That's because too many people run band pass boxes. Small sealed enclosures like mine not only handle very tight upper bass, but also do the 25HZ stuff well. A properly boxed 12 is the best, IMO. thumbsup
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what is IA?


http://www.incriminatoraudio.com/ very good subs there more for sql than sq
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