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Old 06-21-2009, 04:34 PM
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Audiobahn vs Alpine?

I'm just 17, and I drove to a friends house to show him my new system. Two Alpine Type R 12's.

His brother said that he would have to install his Audiobahns and show my what a real system sounds like.

My question is, I've always been under the impression that Audiobahn was almost a Wal*Mart brand? Are they reputable? Better than Alpine?
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:59 PM
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lmao.. audiobahn was probably made by the scraps that alpine leaves behind.. if your box is prefab box and he has a custom box. and both of you's have the same power. well maybe he will have a louder one..

its all in the box design, the tuning, and the cars design that will decide witch is better. but really audiobahn sux ***** compared to alpine. frig even sony is better than audiobahn hahahahha...
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:16 PM
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depends on how old his audiobahn's are. they use to be good a few years ago
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:19 PM
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Well, yeah they are older, from what I picked up from conversation. I'm pretty sure he has 2 Audiobahn 15s and an Audiobahn amp, I'm not sure about the wattage.

I'm running the Type Rs with 550w RMS to each.
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Audiobahn, responsible for the global shortage of chrome, they are also long out of business.
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by MHarrisEP View Post
Well, yeah they are older, from what I picked up from conversation. I'm pretty sure he has 2 Audiobahn 15s and an Audiobahn amp, I'm not sure about the wattage.

I'm running the Type Rs with 550w RMS to each.
A buddy Donny had 2 of the older 15" Audiobahns on an older Orion HCCA and they kicked the crap out of his Thunderbird. They took 1000 rms each NO PROBLEM.
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my old audiobahns hit 141.x with 800ish rms and a charging system that dropped to 10-11volts, there not bad but i would never pay full price for one

sony subs better then audiobahn?? i dont know about that comment lol

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Old 06-21-2009, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MHarrisEP View Post
I'm just 17, and I drove to a friends house to show him my new system. Two Alpine Type R 12's.

His brother said that he would have to install his Audiobahns and show my what a real system sounds like.

My question is, I've always been under the impression that Audiobahn was almost a Wal*Mart brand? Are they reputable? Better than Alpine?
I once heard three 12" Type R's in a truck by peeking my head in and the bass was so strong I think I would have passed out if I didnt retract my head. I also heard a single 15" Audiobahn set-up and all it did is bottom out and farted and I could prolly last in that car for hours, but I had better things to do. These were my only two experiences with Alpine Type R and unknown Audiobahn. Hope that helps.
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:19 PM
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alpine makes a decent product. they will outperform almost anything from audiobahn, some older audiobahn may make alot of noise, but sq doesn't compare with your type R's (while still going loud)
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:58 PM
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every company has good and bad products, i have a lot of audiobahn stuff for a few years now and never a problem. alpine makes some garbage and so does audiobahn. all depends on what you buy.
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