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Old 06-13-2006, 07:23 PM
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Dual vs Single?

Iv only ever had single but looking at new gear. Can someone explain the wireing options as well as performance difference between the two?
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:55 PM
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thanks dude. But how bout sound quality?
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:05 PM
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nah i just want some SPL to be honest. But is dual usually worth the extra few bucks to go from single?
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Old 06-13-2006, 08:30 PM
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its a wire configeration that lets u get the most out of a sub or an amp
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:01 PM
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No real difference, especially for SPL. If amp "A" produces 500w rms into a 2 ohm load in stereo and amp "B" produces 500w rms into a 4 ohm load stereo and the only difference is the voice coil arrangement of the sub, how can it be different?

The difference lay in the choice and flexibility of the amplifier to match to the sub(s).

Say you want to get loud. Lets say that you also have a class D mono amp designed to operate at max output at 1 ohm. There are numberous ways to get there. This is the most common. You take two dvc 4 ohm subs and wire it in a all parallel circuit OR you take four single 4 ohm subs and wire them in the same all parallel circuit. Now, one system has more subs and more space taken up. Does the vehicle fit a box for 4 subs though? It all depends on how you want the system to match together for the need that you have.

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Old 06-13-2006, 09:09 PM
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thing is, is that i dont have the amp yet. Dont want four subs. Im looking at buying a mono amp, but its seems that 2ch amps are so much cheaper. Im not looking to spend an arm an a leg on an amp. So what would u recommend? Im current looking at the PowerBass line from Smartass. Leaning more towards the M series.
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:20 PM
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Smartass I am confident can make you a respectable set up. My setups of course are going to differ from his due to the availability of lines that I carry vs. his.

2 channel amps are cheaper, no doubt about it. Now, you can get loud with a pair of subs on a 2 channel amp, people have been doing that for the 20 years that I have been selling and installing gear. It all comes down to the investment that you want to make in the system and what you are expecting from your investment. That said, you need to have a budget, which to me is, well, I have no idea. So I do not want to speculate and design something which either may be beyond your reach and goals or not be up to the standards of what you want. For me to build a system I would need way more info.

Something to remember here. If you want big bad booty bass that approaches the "brown note", you can't get it with just a pair of big bad subs. You need to power the subs properly, wire the amp properly and build the proper box. The best of systems are ones that are mapped out properly, put together properly and used properly.
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Smartass I am confident can make you a respectable set up. My setups of course are going to differ from his due to the availability of lines that I carry vs. his.

2 channel amps are cheaper, no doubt about it. Now, you can get loud with a pair of subs on a 2 channel amp, people have been doing that for the 20 years that I have been selling and installing gear. It all comes down to the investment that you want to make in the system and what you are expecting from your investment. That said, you need to have a budget, which to me is, well, I have no idea. So I do not want to speculate and design something which either may be beyond your reach and goals or not be up to the standards of what you want. For me to build a system I would need way more info.

Something to remember here. If you want big bad booty bass that approaches the "brown note", you can't get it with just a pair of big bad subs. You need to power the subs properly, wire the amp properly and build the proper box. The best of systems are ones that are mapped out properly, put together properly and used properly.
Well im currently working with him to try and get me a pair of 12's for under 200$ tax in and shipped. As far as an amp goes, thats gonna come later on this summer when i got the money, Iv read good things about the PowerBass's and i dont see anything around that price that can compare without looking to ebay, then im getting screwed with shipping and border. So im looking at another 200 or so for an amp that would push at least 300 watts to each sub. I can understand u sell ur own gear but can i get ur opionion on what im thinking about.
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No too professional of me to comment on a line that I do not sell.

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If you want a nice amp to match that setup the Powerbass ASA600.2 it puts out 300x2 at 2 ohms stereo which would be the perfect match.

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http://www.powerbassusa.com/products/amplifiers/asa_class_ab.html
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