hey i have been studying this forum for a while. and i love learning about car audio. i also hate kids that have daddys that give them 3000 dollars to put into their brand new cars system when the kids have never read up on audio at all. there is this guy i want to beat out that will probably be getting something like 3 12 mtx thunder 8000 subs. would 2 cerwin vega vmaxs geting 350 watts rms each beat out this rich kid . both systems will be going int suvs. i just want to make sure i dont need 3 subs to beat him.
i already have a fosgate 700s amp and an willing to spend 300 on subs. i was wondering if the 2 vegas would beat the 3 thunders considering the tunders are not that high quality . or is the output of 3 that much better
i thought shivas had better sq but the same spl of a cerwin vega vmax. actually ive been told that the vmax has a spl advantage 19mm of xmax vs 16
if u really want to make him look stupid when u crank up your system try to be a bit mo patienced and hold off for a minute while he think he's killing the scene then drop some re x's or sx, or brahmas on him and he'll probably watch you go down the street looking at u with his mouth opening with nothing to say. JUST A SUGGESTION
If he wants more SPL, I'd suggest tuning more towards 35 hz. Two 12" Brahmas would own those 3 Thunder 8000s, two 12" V-Maxes would struggle to keep up unless you port the boxes and he doesn't, two 15" V-Maxes would walk all over him, and they're pretty tight, just not as good in the 80-100 hz region as smaller subs. The Shivas have a little less SPL than the V-Max, but in my opinion, better SQ.
hes probably not doing ported and i would be i just dont want the 15s to be to slow. if you think that they wont drownd out a pair of shivas i will get them. also how are a pair of 15s ported of should i go sealed with them. tell me what to do to get good sql that will beat the 3 mtxs
Blare, I have one of those 700S Rockford Amps in my suv and i tell you i couldnt be more happy w/ its output. That thing has so much power you will surley blow the plastic right off his car. I know what you mean by wanting to beat out other peoples systems. Its the same way at our school.
yea hes this stupid little rich kid that has never read anything on audio and he thinks hes bad because his dad is getting him a system. hes 15 and his parents gave him a 2003 yukon on 24s. i have to wup this kid and make him cry to his mom whos had more plastic surgury than cher. but really if the 2 15s will give me extra sound with thith very little lost sq and tightness then i will get them. oh pat with that 700s did you need a new alternator.
most cars can handle a single amp and possible a smaller door speaker amp, depending on the quality of the amp, i had a kenwood amp for a while, the thing would make my headlights flash, i bought a higher powered audiobahn expecting my headlights to pretty much give a strobe effect but they dont even flicker....all depends on the quality of the amp
15's will have better low end, the only thing it will lack over a 12 is usually that it can't handle midbass transition as well, so your components need to be able to handle 80-100 hz well. Below that, the sub might lack a tad of SQ, but not very noticeable at all IMO. 2 15's will hit harder than 3 twelves if the excursion is about the same (or close), which it is. You'd def. beat him out with two ported 15s.