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Old 03-19-2005, 05:35 PM   #1
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2 12"s or 1 10"s

i'm getting a stereo installed soon and i am debating if i should throw 2 10"s or 2 12"s in my e36 m3

opinions???

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Old 03-19-2005, 06:49 PM   #2
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Well, 12's will hit lower frequencies than 10's... I guess it really depends on your budget, and how much weight you wanna add to your car.
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Old 03-19-2005, 07:19 PM   #3
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i want something to sound nice, i listen to a variety of music and i have a good budget

as for the weight im not sure, i dont race my car or anything but i still want it to go when i hit the gas, will 2 12's really weigh down the car a lot?
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Old 03-20-2005, 02:44 AM   #4
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I whould go with 1 12 in a ported box or 2 10s ina sealed box..........
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Old 03-20-2005, 03:46 AM   #5
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im getting 2 12'.... lol.. my car's gonna blow..
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Old 03-20-2005, 03:55 PM   #6
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I whould go with 1 12 in a ported box or 2 10s ina sealed box..........
That's also a very good option, since you can spend more to purchase a higher quality sub that will pound fairly hard, plus give you the deeper sound. And it will also keep the weight down. Like, a single JLW7.
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Old 03-20-2005, 04:58 PM   #7
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cool thanks for the info
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i had both 10's and 12's in my car and from my personal experience, 10's are better. They sound more clear and crisp without compromising the bass affect. (for the record, the subs were both Rockford fosgate HE2's punch)
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i had both 10's and 12's in my car and from my personal experience, 10's are better. They sound more clear and crisp without compromising the bass affect. (for the record, the subs were both Rockford fosgate HE2's punch)

were they ported or sealed? I'm running 2 12" Solobaric's in a sealed box, very tight bass.

BTW, is your dad or whoever it was, still doing body work? Last time I went to chucks there was someone else there.
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The JLw7 need like a 1000w plus to work well and it is very haevy too.......
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But its SOOO nice! And loud!
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yes it is and clean at the same time too.....
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were they ported or sealed? I'm running 2 12" Solobaric's in a sealed box, very tight bass.

BTW, is your dad or whoever it was, still doing body work? Last time I went to chucks there was someone else there.
mine were ported from the sides with the plexy glass over the sub. The bass is tight like that as well plus they sound louder.

Yah we do everything from mechanical to body work.. we moved from that location to 409 & Martingrove. Much nicer shop then the old one.. if you need something done, come by one day and check us out... we're starting custom work soon as well but that's still in the works. We're located at 8 Canso Road now (about 2 minutes away from the old location)
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Oh ok cool man. The guy told me that if the rust came back within a year that they would re-do it for me, but then the shop dissapeared.

BTW, ported boxes are not as tight as sealed. But they are louder.
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:01 AM   #15
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go with 2 12's, as for a box, it depends on what your looking for in bass. a sealed box will give you tight bass but wont pound as deep, a ported box will pound harder, and a bandpass box will be loudest but the bass will be not be tight at all
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