in roughly 2 months im buyin 3 12 inch shivas goin in a custom box split in 3 chambers each with about 1.25 cu. ft a piece with 12oz of polyfill in each chamber... goin in an F-150 reg cab and wanted to have an idea of what to expect of the set up...loud accurate bass??sloppy?good db? jbl bp1200.1 amp to run 2 of them and a kenwood 600 watt amp to run the middle sub
loud and low
firstly i commend you. the 3 shivas will be incredible. Your sound quality will be amazing. DB wise one guy with 4 in a 1.25 ft3 box each was hitting 153. so you should have bout 150 or 151. nice and loud. the jbl amp is good but i would seriously think of upgrading the kenwood a much worse amp. otherwise your good to go. have fun
ill go with him on the amp upgrade part another bp1200.1 on the single shiva would give it 600w rms like the others and you should be great soundwise
thanks for all the input,it reassures my confidence and ya i was thikning about replacing the kenwood its an older amp from my first system...anyways this summer when i get the subs adn new alpine HU i'll repost and let you know how it went
Not sure if you were joking or not - but you'll never sniff 200dB's.
Actually, I don't think 200dB is even possible given the pyisical properties of air. I believe upper 170's is the current world record. Anything above about 150dB's is not something you'd want to listen to on a regular basis unless you're perfectly fine with losing your hearing.
150 is not easy to do.
150dB systems are a lot like 13 second cars. People talk about them like they're a dime a dozen, but in reality it takes a lot of money and/or know how to have either one.
whats better a 12 inch cerwin vega stroker or a 13 JL W7 ?
A Cerwin Vega Stroker is strictly made for competition, it's not a daily use sub. If you want the best of both worlds SPL and SQ go with the 13 JL W7 in a ported box with a JL 1000/1 amp you won't be disappointed.
Roger if you want an even better set up you might consider 1 Image Dynamics IDMAX 12 it cost $500 less than the 13 JL W7 and it is 1000 watts RMS too.