ok this is my dilemma. i am purchasing my system and don't know what to go for.
my friend has power acoustiks, and i like them alot for a small price tag. i know many of you don't likre them, but i have made my decision.
i am trying to decide wether to go with 1 of the power acoustik mofo subs in a 15 inch or 2 12. i can get 1 15 for 150, or 2 12 for 250. so price isnt that big of an issue. although to power the 2 12 i think i would need a much bigger amp. each 12 is 1200 watts rms, and the 15 is 1500 watts. i am trying to decide what to do. i am pretty sure 2 12 will be louder, but it seems like it would cost me double. and honestly all im interested in is being heard in the next town over.
i have heard that 15's give that farther traveling bass, so that is why i am considering them. i dont even think ill be able to turn the 2 12 subs up all the way anyways without going deaf.
ultimately my question is. to get the farthest traveling bass which should i do.
also what amps would you guys recommend to power either 1 12 or 2 15's????????????? sorry i wrote so much, but thanks for your time
Man, what's with this bass travel? I'm trying to help my friend deaden his car so you can't hear the bass outside as well. Why do you want people to hear you coming? Just more attention to you. Get a hair cut or something. Most people don't like it. If you want to get the same reaction, and still piss people off, run down the street naked. And the ticket is probably a lot cheaper than the subs.
"although to power the 2 12 i think i would need a much bigger amp. each 12 is 1200 watts rms, and the 15 is 1500 watts. i am trying to decide what to do. i am pretty sure 2 12 will be louder, but it seems like it would cost me double. and honestly all im interested in is being heard in the next town over."
ban for the buck would be 15s right you would hear him coming thats for sure
Jake, your exactly right. Your system is gonna sound much much better if you deaden your car, and keep all the sound inside. It's gonna be LOUDER inside aswell, if your car is deadened properly. Honestly, other people don't wanna hear your music blaring from down the block, and even though I love bass, it does get annoying after a while.
Doug: you have to give us models of subs, or we can't help you! Every sub is different. If your choice is between 1 15" Audioburn and two 12" Eclipse, or vis-vera, then we can help you, but we can't just tell you what would be better, for quality of the sub goes into play here. Personally, I'd prefer two 12s, but that's me :D.
"and Dave u say this is all wrong then what do u think"
I think people do not take enough time to consider the factors in what makes a system loud and why there are no exact questions to these answers. You have to take in account space, vehicle acoustics, eletrical system in relation to power requirements, etc. For instance, 2 12's seem to meter best in a Jeep Cherokee like mine, even over 2 15's due to vehicle acoustics. That is not to say that 2 12's will necessarily be louder than 2 15's as it all depends on the products used, power, etc. You see, everything various in car audio. Nothing is set in stone.
sh!t it aint about big cities..back in NY(which is the largest city in the US) you start bumpin your music and here comes the police ready to give u a ticket..but back in the day it was another story.......
And to agree with Jake and Joe, I just dampened my car and it sounds MUCH better. Also people, if you don't dampen, they're not going to hear your bass coming, they're going to hear the stupid rattling of your trunk which sounds frickin terrible. God I hate that. Always a bunch of ghetto kids blaring they're noisy a$$ trunks...
that's a sterotype. everyone who has a trunk that rattles because of there subwoofers is not "A bunch of GHETTO kids"
Ridin in their oldsmobiles, hat cocked, huge pants, huge jersey... you know... ghetto looking. Sometimes its wanna-be ghetto kids from the burbs, sometimes its actually guys from the inner city... I'm from Milwaukee, so I see um all.
HA i love how poeple forget that the actual environment outside the car plays the biggest role as of how far the bass travels. example- middle of nowhere no buildings trees absolutely nothing say a desert, the low frequency will have nothing to bounce off of and will just dissapate. dont think im wrong yet now theres more... You have say a small shopping plaza with buildings all around the bass will resonate off the walls and thus seem louder and further traveling.
Actual real life proof- your standing outside the movie theater say in line or in my case waiting to be picked up since i, only 14 and cant drive. You hear a slammin system but no car in sight, the car finally comes around the corner and as it passes you dont hear that same boom as you did before it when it was further away. The reason is because when it was further away it bounced off of more stuff then when it was near you and depending on the situation it most likely will get louder again has it gets further away again.
Your right about the bass travel Mike. To add to it, the lower the frequency, the longer the sound wave, and the further it's gonna travl. If you really wanna be heard from a long ways away, your gonna want a system that can go low. A sub with a really low fs will work the best, such as the Ascendant Avalanche.
A sound wave has a length, from the crest of one wave to the crest of the next wave, or from the lowest point of one, to the lowest point of another. The lower the frequency played, in hz, the longer the wave is. When sound waves travel through the air, they need to travel a certain distance depending on the wave length, before they are heard at the maximum level. When your standing close to a car, the sound wave hasn't fully developed and traveled the full distance, so it doesn't sound as loud as it really is. When you walk further away, the sound wave travels further, and reaches the maximum volume.