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Username: Erushnak

Post Number: 10
Registered: Oct-04
I've always enjoyed high SPL myself and that would be my primary focus, although obtaining atleast decent SQ is a must. As if the thread name didn't give it away, I am also on a budget.

I currently have 1 12" type S, 122D and she gives a bump here and there but not nearly enough (can't say I expected much). I've decided to upgrade and I have no problem building a custom enclosure to fit the specs of each 3 12's to fit in my trunk (90 jetta).

I was thinking of buying two reference 1232w and an amp to power all 3. Does the fact that 1 of the 3 is a different sub play much of a role here? Should I sell it and go for 3 of the same? Or is there a better bang for the buck setup? What kind of amp would be best (keeping to a reasonable budget) for all 3 of these to run off?

I'm not even sure how I'd go about wiring these, the infinities are dual 4ohms and the alpine is dual 2 ohms. Any ideas?
 

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Username: Invain

Michigan United States

Post Number: 2078
Registered: Aug-04
Stick to three of the same subs.
 

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Username: Jthree

Bay area, Ca Usa

Post Number: 19
Registered: Apr-05
well the atlas 12s and 15s from what i have heard are excellent subs, utilizing the xbl2 motor. although the rms is about 250-300, they still pound from all of the reviews i have heard. so if you did end up with 3 of those, the ed.nine amp would pair well. so all of this would end up costing roughly 850$
 

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Username: Erushnak

Post Number: 12
Registered: Oct-04
Stick to three of the same because it sounds the best or the wiring is easier?

If I had 850 to spend on this I'd consider the 3 atlas combo but at 150 a pop it's not going to happen.
 

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Username: Rzarector

Coquitlam, Bc Canada

Post Number: 288
Registered: Dec-04
you cant mix impendances it just wont work

3 2 ohm dvc subs can be wired to a 1.34 ohm load< works with a 1 ohm stable amp or a 3 ohm load
3 4ohm dvc subs can be wired to a 2.67 ohm load < works with a 2 ohm stable amp
id either scrap the type s or add 2 more... get 3 type r's :-)
 

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Username: Subfanatic

Walton, Ky

Post Number: 2274
Registered: Dec-04
y cant you mix different impendances?
 

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Username: Erushnak

Post Number: 13
Registered: Oct-04
So what kind of amp would power 3 1232w? Anything that can do 1050 rms @ 2 ohms or?
 

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Username: Subfanatic

Walton, Ky

Post Number: 2275
Registered: Dec-04
what is your budget?
 

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Username: Erushnak

Post Number: 14
Registered: Oct-04
200 or less on the amp preferably. However I'd rather spend a few extra bucks if it's needed.
 

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Username: Subfanatic

Walton, Ky

Post Number: 2278
Registered: Dec-04
ok i mean, hwhat is your budget on EVERYTHING....amp and subs, maybe there is abetter amp/sub combo out there
 

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Username: Erushnak

Post Number: 15
Registered: Oct-04
350ish preferably
 

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Username: Subfanatic

Walton, Ky

Post Number: 2282
Registered: Dec-04
yea go with that setup lol
 

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Username: Erushnak

Post Number: 17
Registered: Oct-04
any suggestions for an amp?
 

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Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 605
Registered: Mar-04
prolly a jbl bp1200.1

you can find them for bout $200
 

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Username: Erushnak

Post Number: 19
Registered: Oct-04
What is that amps rms? I assume 600 since it's 1200 max? 3x350=1050, wouldn't I need that much to get them going good? Or would the difference be small/not worth the extra cash?

Also, where abouts can you get them for 200? Can't find any on ebay and everywhere else is around 400.

Thanks
 

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Username: Subfanatic

Walton, Ky

Post Number: 2375
Registered: Dec-04
no a jbl 1200.1 is 1200 watts rms at 1 OR 2 ohms and 600 at 4 ohms RMS
 

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Username: Alpineuser

Post Number: 230
Registered: Mar-05
its a great amp i have one that i have to get repaired. was great when it worked :-)
 

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Username: Subfanatic

Walton, Ky

Post Number: 2377
Registered: Dec-04
im getting one soon, gotta send the money when i get my car back
 

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Username: Erushnak

Post Number: 21
Registered: Oct-04
Where abouts can I get one for 200 bucks now?
 

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Username: Subfanatic

Walton, Ky

Post Number: 2378
Registered: Dec-04
ebay has them often enough
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