Anyone know how loud they would be in a ported box? My friend wants to know if 2 10 audiobahns would be louder...? or what if they were put together with the audiobahns...yes i know audiobahn blows, just asking a question...Help plz? And if i get it, what amp should i get?
I'm sorry, nothing anyone on here with a good conscience can recommend for that cheap to power a great sub like the Tempest. Try Getting a single Kicker CompVR 12 for like $90 Shipped, then you'll have more for an amp.
The Kicker at rated power is 500w @ 4ohm (But it's underrated.
The MTX is 500W at 4ohms, (also underrated)
The JBL is 600W @ 4ohms. All are enough power to move the Tempest IMO
The problem with a tempest is its 8ohm unless you get the 4 ohm option witch bumps the price up to 2 somthing.
Mazdaman, don't waste your time. The system they are looking for are just to show off(looks), so like audio(ban), sony, ma, boss, and etc. They would like to tell their friends "OH, I HAVE 1200WATTS subwoofer", but in fact, they never listen to good system b4 or what 500 watts can do to your subwoofer in the right enclosure. One last thing, FACT, Kicker, mtx or JBL 500w would sound WAY better the sorry as@ Sony 1200w, god know if that's rms or just max, different ballpark.
But Mike, MazdaMan is correct! A single 8ohm dual voice coil sub, like the Tempest, can be wired either 4ohm or 16ohm. Wherein the amps he listed above, would be perfect. Might want to check your facts before you start disagree-ing with people that know something.
Busy bidding on Erik's subs! Getting my stuff together. Bummed my V-max 12s didn't work out in my car. Gonna finish up my box for my Eclipse Alum. this weekend. Jon, ended up getting it new in box for $179.00
Yeah....they had 1 left and just wanted to get rid of it. So they gave me the open box price.
I went with the 2.5 cu ft box suggestion you have me. Tuned to 35hz, I've got all the stuff, and I've cut all the sides except the port side. Gonna have someonle help me with the port, But I think it's gonna work out nice. I'll let ya know. BTW, 5" round ports don't exist. Had to go square.
Not out of box ports, but 5" PVC pipe does. Oh well, that's what Eclipse recommended. I've got an Aluminum sitting around, I decided on 2 cu ft net tuned to 28 hz. Not the loudest, but great SQ. 12x3" slot port.