Well, I would recommend getting 1 sub. And you could always save a little more money. For example, Adire Shiva's are very very good subs, and their about 150 bucks I think. Trust me, you will regret buying bad stuff and blowing 100 bucks, rather than waiting and getting something good. I know, because I wasted like 100 bucks on legacy and pyramid junk when I was like 13, and now that I'm 16, I'm paying the price, becuase I had to buy all new stuff, and there's no way anybody wants to buy used legacy.
try your local stereo shop and see what they have layin around, maybe a clearance, or return, or maybe somethin used back in the install bay, try that first, then maybe a pawn shop, i would use an internet store as a last resort in otherwords.
who care about looks my friend, shiva's are good quality subs for the price, just get the shivas with the adire logo on them, if you put those shiva's in a good home they will perform well for you, they may look ugly but they are built tough as hell
ok...... everyone...... i am leaning towards the Shiva Mark 1V. but i have a few questions..... it says "650W total to the driver" at the adireaudio.com about the shiva..... i want more than 650 watts though. is 650 the maximum it can get??? and i have already bought a cuspid xtreme amp.... they are cheap but are they still decent?? or are Soundstream Vanquish amps any good???
Dude, why don't you learn a little more about the basics before you just starting thinking that "more watts equals louder sh*t". That 650w is a thermal rating. The shiva is AWESEOME. It can reach full excursion w/ 300W and the sucker pounds.
I would take this great sub over any of those you listed above or Audiobahn crap that was rated @ 1000w. The compnay (Adire) dropped things like pretty looks and chrome so that they could produce a killer sub at an affordable price.
dude trust me the shiva will pound more than any of the subs on your list. not only will it be louder it will take less power to make it louder.(less strain on your electical system) i have a brahma 15" (from adire audio) and i have beat a 3000rms audiobahn system. and get this im only using 1/3 the juice to do it.
sell your amp and get a new one. put the shiva in a big ported box, if that's what people recomend and it will slam more than pyramid, boss, legacy, ect.
what about this sub... 1000 WATT 12" COMPETITION SERIES SUBWOOFER Brand: American Pro or should i still stick with the shiva.... is everyone sure the shiva really pounds? what kind of box will go best with this sub? ported or sealed or that other band one lol?????
But 300 watts hardly seems powerfull lol... and i have a question that i dont get.... whats the difference between the rms and the watts of a sub????
RMS is wattage. It's the recommended wattage. MAX is the maximum the damn thing can take before it melts. And the cheaper brands are very under-rated, so you can't put the max power to a Legacy or Soundstorm sub, it will melt half way there
If you want something that is more powerful (that can handle more power) You're gonna have to spend more. Look at the Orion P12(500W rms/1000W Max) or the Diamond Audio M6 (800W RMS)
But just because these subs "handle" more power doesn't mean they have higher output. Just means the magnet/motor is bigger and needs more power to move the cone.
If you buy the Shiva, and you power it properly in the right enclosure and it doesn't kill some stupid Profile, SoundStorm, Boss, etc., then I'll buy it from you! How do you like that.
dude, dont be cheap or "save a buck or two" becasue you dont need two subs to sound good. you will be happy with your shiva, trust me. you need to do your homework more before you start talking about how more power will be louder, its so not true!
hmm, great responses ... makes me content with the 3 JL 10 w3v2d4 choice that I got quoted. I mean, I want to get bigger subs and more powerful ones, but like you guys said doesnt mean much. I mean obviously the JL w7 10 is better then the w3v2, but it wont fit, and Im sure the system I am saving up for will be decent. I mean, if im not going to be competing, there is no need for a 4000w sound system .
Yes, I owned 2 audiobahn 10'' aw1000q 600w rms subs, THEY BLOW! Terrible SQ, they could get up there in SPL, but it was worthless. If you still have awhile before you are waiting to get some subs, save up and get a brahma or x.x.x. You will be much happier. (I sold the audiobahns for 100$ and spent 100 more and got 2 12'' V-MAX's, they pound 4 times as hard, and they take less POWER!....Hmmm should i add they sound great!)