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Old 04-09-2007, 01:11 PM
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10" to 12" big diffrence?

Right know i have 2 10" infinity kappa perfect...powered by MRD-M1001 really happy whit them but i saw a local guy selling 2 12" (infinity kappa also) for really cheap...150 for the subs and sealed box. He says he purchased them in november and dint abuse the subs (but u never know could be bullshiting me) Anyways my 2 10" are in a vented box that i got a futur shop. I am wondering if it would be worth it selling my 2 10" for the 12"...will i see the diffrence...or not really? they have same spec...only diffrence is that one is that from 10" whit vented box to 12" whit ported...which one will sound better?

The only thing bothering me is that i have a 4 year warranty on subs... so if i buy the 12 i wont have one anymore...

Anyways would want to know what u guys would do...
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:31 PM
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I see a few key items on why to keep your 10's:

1) you like how they sound
2) 4 yr. warranty
3) ported box

Keep your 10's and maybe get the 12's and box and sell them for $250, and pocket the cash. $150 is awfully cheap for those subs with a box only a few months old. I'd be suspect. Listen to them first.
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:40 PM
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yeah i thaught about that... seems to good to be true... i guess i could do that buy them to sell them.. but for sound quality and loudness woul i hear a diffrence whit the 12 compare to the 10 even if same specs ect?.. i was maybe thinking of keeping the 12 selling my 10 and the box for 12 and then building a costum box would that be better or i am better off whit the 10 and selling the 12?
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:11 PM
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weren't this subs on sale for like 80 a piece at futureshop one day?
or was it the lower 1240 or whatever line.
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:17 PM
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If you like what you got, keep it. I would see that as a trade off for a little more loudness traded for SQ.
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:24 PM
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Are his Kappa Perfect's like yours or just Kappa's? The main difference between going from a 10" to a 12" is the 12" has a bit more low end response. The enclosure has to be tuned to take advantage of it though.
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:09 PM
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if your box is ported and his is sealed then yours will be louder most likely and you will be sorry to trade away for his. As for warrenty its basically a non issue because subwoofer warrenties only cover manufacturers defects and 99% of what goes wrong with a woofer they will consider due to "abuse" I would still keep your 10s though
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Old 04-09-2007, 05:14 PM
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yeah but its a future shop warrenty he has
they take anything back even if your sub is fried beyond fried they will take it back
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:09 PM
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go for the 12s.... probably get better extention compared to some preflab POS box tuned to 40hz..... not to mention more cone area.... and the advantages with going sealed......

All else equal, Id really recommend taking the 12s and porting low.. but then again Id also recommend forgetting 12s and going to 18s....

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just how PERFECT are these subs?
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