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Old 11-17-2004, 03:43 PM
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Which sub is better? what are are advantages and disadvantages of both?

i am looknig for somehting that will take a 705RMS bridged output at 4 ohms.

my main concern is that the sub must last me a logn time and not blow.
i am looknig for something geared more towards SPL than SQ.


Audiopipe TXX-AP15BL
15"
1000 RMS
dual 2 ohm
freq. response: 18 Hz - 900 KHz
sensativity: 98.6dB
2.5" dual 2 ohm alumnum voicecoil
nomex spider
150oz magnet.
$155

Kicker S15L5
15"
750 RMS
dual 2 ohm
freq. Response: 18 Hz - 1 KHz
sensativity: 87.5dB
$160.00

both brand new


i have heard very little about audiopipe. i have heard it is a good company but im not sure.

so what do you guys think?

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Old 11-17-2004, 04:04 PM
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Audio pipe is way overrated... even thier power wire is rated for more then it really is...

Given the options I'd take the kicker..
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so the kicker would produce more SPL than the audiopipe with my 700rms amp?


are kicker boxes easy to find?
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Old 11-17-2004, 05:37 PM
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Id go with the kicker, and build your own box. Its not hard, I got Home Depot to cut the pieces for me last time I was in there. There might be box specs in the manual for the kicker, otherwise come on back and we'll help you out.

It'll be much cheaper and you'll get exactly what you want.

If you havent noticed, I would vote for the kicker.
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Old 11-17-2004, 05:42 PM
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Id go with the kicker, and build your own box. Its not hard, I got Home Depot to cut the pieces for me last time I was in there. There might be box specs in the manual for the kicker, otherwise come on back and we'll help you out.

It'll be much cheaper and you'll get exactly what you want.

If you havent noticed, I would vote for the kicker.
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Old 11-18-2004, 01:11 AM
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If you have the room the Kicker L15 will work nicely in 6 cubes vented tuned around 35-40hz.
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:32 PM
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I've had Kicker in previous cars with great results.
I see Audiopipe as an up and coming brand. If we look beyond the numbers - which I never go by anyway - surely Audiopipe isn't THAT bad a product is it?
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Old 05-08-2006, 01:18 PM
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i can't recall who builds audiopipe's subs, but i know that they share the same buildhouse as Resonant Engineering for their amps....

i would say with the L5 you have a proven product that will rock in a nice big ported enclosure. with the audiopipe, i have no idea what you'll really be getting
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Old 05-08-2006, 03:39 PM
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Actully Audiopipe has really started to turn around there image. They use to be that company with all the flash and no go. They have re-rated there sub lines and done alot of retooling. There amps are amazing and so is there subs. The TXX line boast 1000Wrms and if you hook it up to a 1000Wrms amp of any type it will take the rated power specs. The Audiopipe line is up and coming into the market and as they re-enter they are doing so with A+ type products. Nothing but good things here. Moved alot of there line and I don't recall any coming back coming back.
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:06 PM
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I have no experience with audiopipe, but I have seen some cool stuff from them on realm of excursion. However, I do currently have a pair of the 15L5's, and they sure gave me the bass fix I need. I haven't really even pushed them hard except for when I play BME Click, and during BME Click its just stupid to sit in. SQ is pretty decent at low to mid volumes. Than again where is the SQ portion of music at 140 db's?
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