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What does compare to an IDMAX?

Old 05-21-2006, 03:57 PM
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What does compare to an IDMAX?

Hey guys!

I'm not looking to buy a sub that compares to the IDMAX; in fact, I bought two brand new in January. Haven't heard them yet 'cause I'm not home for a while... will be doing the install in July.

I haven't heard a lot of subs in my life...
For those who have heard a sealed MAX, what sub(s) would you compare it to in both the SQ and SPL departments??

I was told the OZ Matrix Elite puts out almost the same performance, but I've never heard one. I'm also wondering if a pair of those (sealed of course) will be loud enough for my taste, off an Orion 1200D (planning on buying a better amp for them this winter)...

Thanks in advance for any input!
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JL Audio W7
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those are ones that people have consistently compared to the max. i have heard a few of them, but i must say i am still a rather big IDMAX fan
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Thanks! out of those you listed, I only heard the W7 first hand... a sealed 12W7 in a 2000 Accord to be exact. And I seriously thought it was loud as hell, and great sounding at the same time (since I only had a low end Eclipse 12" sub in my last setup). Would you say that a pair of MAX's (a bit underpowered, but not for long ) is a step up of a sealed W7?
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If you install them properly, it could outperform the w7 sure.
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nice! oh well... I guess they wouldn't outperform a ported L7 or two ported Type R's in SPL, wouldn't they?!

I got two buddies that have those setups, and the Type R's are powered off the same amp (1200D)...

But I bet mine will still sound cleaner
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OZ ME is an extremely close competitor to the MAX in all areas.

I'm not the biggest fan of the W7. In fact I prefer the SQ of the W6v2 but the W7 does have more output potential than the W6.
Equally powered the W7 and MAX/OZ are all going to be pretty close in output.

If you felt that a single 12W7 sealed was loud then don't worry a bit about your two 12 Max's and the 1200D not being loud enough. I run two 12" OZ ME's off the same power and they quite effortlessly make the car hard to breath in when required.
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