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Unread 01-27-2010, 01:24 AM   #1
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hey, im new to this forum, and i would like to know where i can get the best audio setup for a car,
i really want t 12 inch jl subs, and i have the deck picked.
i just dont know what else to get...
so pretty much. i just need to know what to get, and where to get it.

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Unread 01-27-2010, 01:39 AM   #2
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Two 12" subs?


Good bye audio quality. At most, a good 500W 10" sub would give you awesome sound quality and enough bass to drown out even the loudest of police cars. 2 12's is just asking to ruin your trim and door/trunk seals, not to mention you'll get more bass than anything else.
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so your saying a 10" 500 watt sub is plenty? and wont ruin my car?
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ill take that any day. dont wanna ruin my car.
but which would you recommend?

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I'd probably go with a Pioneer, myself. I've never had issues with Pioneer speakers.

2 12's will put a ton of DB in your car. this sound energy has to go somewhere, so it rattles every last little piece it possibly can. Trim, doors, windows, you name it. This rattling will wear things out much faster than they would normally, vibrate things loose, maybe even cause issues with electronics vibrating themselves unplugged. Not to mention 2 12's draw a ton of amperage, which has to come from somewhere. You'll have to upgrade your alternator to handle that much sub, perhaps even the battery, and I'd recommend a capacitor if you go that route anyways.
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oh damn...
so not really worth it haha
what about 2 tens?
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lol, a single 12 would be ok too as long as you don't turn it up so loud things start rattling and lights start dimming.
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nooo
im not gonna turn it up loud at all
i hate when people do that
i like to be able to hear my music =]
i just like subs
i cant stand not having bass.
i listen to metal not rap anyways =P

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lol, maybe two tens to give you stereo bass. Would sound awesome, I know some bands(Slipknot is the first one on my mind) that have more than one bass guitar, it'd be awesome to support that with the subs.

Idunno, 2 12s might not tear it apart then. I just can't help but assume that when someone asks about 2 12's, they want so much bass their car comes apart. :\ I apologize if I came across as an ass.
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I have one 12" Rockford Fosgate sub, the quality is unreal. I love the immersion the bass can give but anything more and i'd probably find it as overkill.

I have a question though as well, what the flying hell is a capacitor? I don't think I have one :S Lol.

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no you didnt come across as an ass. haha
i wouldnt consider someone teaching me a few things as an ass. haha
but yeah, slipknot would sound amazing with two bassist.
i dont want to have my subs as higha s they can go.
i want it to sound really good, cause i like being able to hear what im listening to instead of rattling

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