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Old 07-10-2007, 11:32 PM
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Advice needed on subs

Just throwin this out there,
Thinkin of tryin something different,
I've got a Memphis 15" quad 1 ohm voice coil sub (rated at 4000rms) being powered by 2 1500 rms amps, each on two voice coils in series. (2 ohm final load for each)
So I'm kind of looking for something that can be paired with each amp.
The amps are: Memphis MC1500D's: [email protected], [email protected], (not 1 ohm stable, amps are not strappable, bridgeable, and can't be run in a master/slave configuration).
As for price i want to spend, not looking to spend ridiculous amounts but i don't want the bottom of the barrel also. (There's a reason why one company called their line up Xplode, just an opinion i have, with the experience i've gained)

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Old 07-10-2007, 11:35 PM
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How much are you looking to spend and what sizes do you want?
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:49 PM
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Fire in a pair of dvc 4 ohm 12's and fire one amp onto each one.
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Something around the $400-500 amount, or more if i can get a good price out of my current sub. (Memphis Car Audio, M3MAX15Q aka MADMAXMOJO model)
Little more, if its high end stuff, or always looking for cheap excellent quality stuff that people need to get rid of because they need the cash.

For size, maybe two 10's, or 12's or one 18" in a enclosure about 6 cu.ft.
(I've got a 5 cu.ft one right now and it takes up most of the room)

I'm not in any competitions so extreme SPL subs that don't sound excellent when played with music are not an option. (I think thats why I'm not that pleased with my current sub).

Could you please suggest a model, as I know of most good name brands out there. (not just looking for: "get a DD, or RE, or, ... and you'll be happy")

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Old 07-11-2007, 12:33 AM
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Well then.....The DD3512 in a dual 4 ohm would be an ideal sub but they are also a little pricy. A pair of them in a dog house will definitely move a ton of air and at the same time still hold together for above average tonal response. All the dog houses I have built for these subs have all had a highly predictable outcome. With that much power on tap, you are going to need a sub that can take it at the same time, that is really going to limit some of the choices for you.

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Old 07-11-2007, 06:47 AM
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Another option is the new Bassworx 12.4SPL subs, they come in 12" only right now will handle your 1500wrms each and will come in on your budget.
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by mechmain
Something around the $400-500 amount, or more if i can get a good price out of my current sub. (Memphis Car Audio, M3MAX15Q aka MADMAXMOJO model)
Little more, if its high end stuff, or always looking for cheap excellent quality stuff that people need to get rid of because they need the cash.

For size, maybe two 10's, or 12's or one 18" in a enclosure about 6 cu.ft.
(I've got a 5 cu.ft one right now and it takes up most of the room)

I'm not in any competitions so extreme SPL subs that don't sound excellent when played with music are not an option. (I think thats why I'm not that pleased with my current sub).

Could you please suggest a model, as I know of most good name brands out there. (not just looking for: "get a DD, or RE, or, ... and you'll be happy")

Thanks again,
Hi there,

The only thing that comes to my mind that can handle the kind of power you have and won't fall apart doing it would be an SI Mag. I think it would be better to get a sense of how your current setup sounds to you. What *don't* you like about your sub that you want to change?

IOW, what are you hearing that is turning you off? Is it muddy? Bloated? Does it sound like a fart cannon? Is it lacking the real lows? What's your current box config?

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I think you would be very happy with an RE sx series sub or even a Image Dynamics ID max sub would work really good aswell.
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Personally, after talking to Scott (Fi Car Audio), I would NOT recommend a SX on 1500watts daily.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:55 PM
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Right now in my truck I've got a 12" L7 in a ported box on 1000rms, and it plays pretty much all frequency's pretty loud. No holes in the output.
With my Memphis 15" in my car, it only plays the lows real well, but when it hits up in the higher frequency, about 60-65hz (just a guestimate), it loses its punch (kick drum). (I've got the LPF set at 80hz on my deck, same as with the L7)
I listen to metal, rap, hard rock, dance, classic rock.
For rap & dance it's great but for the metal and rock it just sucks.
It plays the long low notes good, but the short quick ones it's way out of its league.
The box I have for it is what they (the manufacturer) suggested for it, for running it at less than what it is rated for power. 5cu.ft tuned to 36hz.
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