I was on acoustic-visions webpage and they had Blueprint subwoofers that look relly nice. i was wondering how these drivers stand up to brahmas and X.X.X's. i would just like more info from anyone who has exsperience with these. and the price of these subs is just amazing... but thats if the quality is good? any help!
Uhh...Blueprint makes some good subs actually. Theres is no way Id compare one to a fricken comp vr...thats for sure. things have almost 26mm of xmax... Id be surprised if a comp vr did half that. great subs for the money...definately.
well first off.....help i know you know this stuff way better than i do but honestly i dont think these subs look that great...i guess id have to hear it...yeah its got huge wattage...but it doesnt seemt aht great of db when you compare its wattage to its db...i mean...the comp vr's are like 250 watts rms and this is like 1000 watts rms and both have near 90 db...i honestly dont see why the blueprints are any better..please tell me why
IMO if you want to compare it to the compvr. The Vr has 11.5 mm one way and the bluebrint has 25.85 but we'll say 26. THe BL of the two are just about the same. So if you add 1 more compvr, due to the surface area and xmax it should move as much air as 1 blue print. SO
2 compvr 12's = 1 blueprint 1503 1 blueprint 1503=240+shipping -2 comp vr = 170 shipped ____________________________________________ so in over all you save around 70 dollars buying the compvr's while you will put out the almost the same amount of spl. And for the sq i dont think anybody heard the bluprints play but the vr's have good sq.SO the vr's take my vote. And plus if you go ahead and upgrade to the 15" inch vr's youll beat out the blurprint, still saving more money
1) db is a reading done at 1 watt/1 meter. Don't confuse sensitivity with efficiency. Every time you double the power, you add 3 db, so if your efficiency was 90db at 1 watt, then 2 watts would give 93db, , 4 watts would give you 96 db, etc. Since the Blueprint gets more power, it'll be louder because it gets 4x the power of a comp VR, equalling around 6 db more. BUT, you can't rely on sensitivity to guess SPL. Once you put the sub in an enclosure in a vehicle, with the amount of power required, results will vary greatly. 2) "The blueprint doesn't look good" Neither does the Adire Audio Shiva. People have come too dependant on looks for their audio equipment, especially in the car audio field. Nearly all the high end drivers you see aren't "pretty", the higher you get, the less you're paying on looks and the more you're paying on build quality and material quality. 3) To answer your question Audionoob, I've heard the older Blueprint drivers and they have great SQ, while giving good SPL. I don't think you'd be disappointed, but I wouldn't quite put them in Brahma, X.X.X. territory.