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1 SUB 1200w or 2 SUBS 600w/each

Old 02-24-2014, 05:27 PM
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1 SUB 1200w or 2 SUBS 600w/each

Im having a big problem understanding the differences between having 2 subwoofers at 600watts each versus having one subwoofer at 1200watts.

Im planning on buying either 2 Sundown SA-12's or 1 X-12. Im starting to lean towards the X-12 but I really dont know what to choose. Im looking for SPL but at the same time I want to choose the least amount of power for the highest SPL setup. So I assumed that 1 Subwoofer is easier to drive than 2.


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Old 02-24-2014, 05:46 PM
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depending on vehicle 2 subs usually outperform a single sub setup on the mic , I would recomend 2 12s over 1 if the budget allows you to do so , also the performance of your stereo will depend alot on your impedance , and weather you have the correct box
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:22 PM
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x series low fs drivers isnt for spl unless u ran multiples

sa12s will be better

or buy two vvx12s from me beats the price of the sa and just as good.
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No replacement for displacement.
This quote is true for engines or motors
And subs are motors ,but stroke and surface area play the main part.
2 subs in optimal air space with optimal power Wiill almost always beat 1 unless the 1 can move more volume of air and more power to compress more air
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