Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: 2 10s or 2 12s?

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    27

    Question 2 10s or 2 12s?

    well, im designing a complete trunk setup and was wondering what was best - 2 10s or 2 12s or one of each? i dunno. I like rock - and like it to thud, but sometimes ill play some rap or techno, and want that car shaking rumble. Whats the best way to go? Also Rockford Fosgate or Sony? what are the best brands and what kind of amps am i looking at?

    thanks, and sorry for being so broad.

  2. #2
    FLAC Pudge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    1,007
    I like 10s because they're a little more punchy and more defined. But 12's will give you that "car shaking rumble" that you're looking for. As for sony vs. rockford, I would go rockford, but that's just me
    My Carputer! (More Car Pics at the end)
    2 Kicker Comp 10"
    Epia M-9000, 256 MB DDR, 120 Gig HD
    Lilliput 7" VGA Touchscreen
    Check it out?!

  3. #3
    Newbie myph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    4

    check out carsound.com and read the forums there

    Depending upon how much money you want to spend, you can get some pretty different sounding speakers. I heard an 8" JL audio speaker that played lower then my two 12" infinity perfect speakers. The 12" version was awesome, I couldint imagine how 2 or 4 would sound (I will probably put 2 or 4 in the dash of my truck, still working out issues with cubic ft, etc..).

    I have heard that http://www.thezeb.com/ is a great place to shop for car audio, a large selection, inexpensive, and fast shipping.

  4. #4
    Raw Wave Defiler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Temple Terrace, Fl.
    Posts
    2,647
    If you want to listen to Rock mostly then 10s. You get that nice tight kick drum bass and you can still drop the bass too, but don't expect the really low lows.
    Aura MR62 (F and R)
    My Current MP3s
    IamDefiler.com

  5. #5
    Constant Bitrate Vineet Singh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Naperville IL
    Posts
    166

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Defiler
    If you want to listen to Rock mostly then 10s. You get that nice tight kick drum bass and you can still drop the bass too, but don't expect the really low lows.
    I just got done with the stereo part of the carputer setup last week, a single solobaric kicker 10" (DVC, 4ohms bridged to 2ohms) sounds really really really good. Best I've heard! (out of single speaker setups) I used to have 2 12" JL Audio's, sounded great too, but not as punchy or clear as this. It's model number is the 2003 S10L7-4

    I got it at a buyitnow price of around 129$ on eBay, it was brand new and not b-stock. I have it crossed over at 100-105hz. I think the seller was BASSSALES.

    The box is sealed, .77cubic feet (accounting for the sub), with 50% polyfill matting inside. If you push the cone in, it takes a while to go inwards, and takes about 30 seconds to get back to it's normal position, so it's basically air-tight.

    Yes, it's a 10", but it has 20% more surface/cone area than a circular 10, so in theory, it gives you about the same sound and punch as a conventional 12". Also, it's awesome for movies!

    The amp driving it, is a clarion APX500.1 (5 channel).

    91 Stealth RT/TT
    CarPuter: Inspiron 5150 P4 3.0ghz; Built-in WiFi; Deluo GPS; Radio Shark; OBD1; Nostromo Speedpad
    Audio: Audigy 2 NX; Clarion 500.5 amp; 100.2 center channel amp; Kicker Solo-baric L7 10" Sub
    Display: Lilliput 7" Touchscreen

  6. #6
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    So Oregon
    Posts
    140
    Image Dynamics make some great subs. I'm using a single 12" (IDQ12) with a cheap Kenwood 200W amp I've had for years. Even the 12's are very punchy, and this one sub is louder than my friends 2 x10" Infinity's and 2 x 10" JB loud / Clear. Efficient, and very musical but it can really hit the lows when you need it. I think my box is .75 including displacement.

  7. #7
    Low Bitrate killerfishes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    91
    I love eclipse so i would have to say a SW8102DVC. in a 2ft^3 ported box tuned to 16Hz it will have a good slope, -3db @30hz or a JL 10w6 with 1.94ft^3 tuned to 24, for -3db @23Hz then get a eclipse 34230 or JL 500/1
    imo RF and Sony are crap. if some one gave me one i would sell it for one of the two i listed. as for kicker, they are not a bad sub but they are more for spl "loud" not sq "sound"
    now working on my Dodge Dak
    toshiba portege == done
    audigy2 NX == done
    7" flush mount == 0%
    pimp rating == 48%

  8. #8
    jol
    jol is offline
    FLAC jol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Mellansel, Sweden
    Posts
    1,299
    as mentioned above: tens for punch, twelves for low bass. (generally) Sony for punch, Rockford for low bass. My pick would be Sony tens, you get tired of low bass pretty quick, my single ten made the hood rattle, but I only used it for a summer

  9. #9
    Constant Bitrate Vineet Singh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Naperville IL
    Posts
    166
    Quote Originally Posted by killerfishes
    I love eclipse so i would have to say a SW8102DVC. in a 2ft^3 ported box tuned to 16Hz it will have a good slope, -3db @30hz or a JL 10w6 with 1.94ft^3 tuned to 24, for -3db @23Hz then get a eclipse 34230 or JL 500/1
    imo RF and Sony are crap. if some one gave me one i would sell it for one of the two i listed. as for kicker, they are not a bad sub but they are more for spl "loud" not sq "sound"
    Totally forgot about the single dvc eclipse 10" sub I made for my friend... that sounded a little better than my stuff come to think of it

    Don't know why I forgot about it.

    Sony... eh.

    91 Stealth RT/TT
    CarPuter: Inspiron 5150 P4 3.0ghz; Built-in WiFi; Deluo GPS; Radio Shark; OBD1; Nostromo Speedpad
    Audio: Audigy 2 NX; Clarion 500.5 amp; 100.2 center channel amp; Kicker Solo-baric L7 10" Sub
    Display: Lilliput 7" Touchscreen

  10. #10
    Variable Bitrate Rireal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    291
    I'd get a single JL 10W7 or 12W7 personally. Actually, I AM getting a 12W7. =P

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •