can you have a decent (loud) sound system with only ONE 10" sub?

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  1. GReddy EX

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    skez Large Member OT Supporter

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    this local guy has one 10" in his VW beetle, but its plently loud for me, it set off the car alarm on the car next to us :dunno:

    of course a VW beetle is a tiny ass car
     
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    well, if I'm not mistaken, it's got more interior volume than my car though :o
     
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    Get a 10W7
     
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    skez Large Member OT Supporter

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    im sure it'd be fine as long as you dont want to literally blow out windows
     
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    actually look, lol

    SC400
    Head/leg room, front - 38.3/44.1 in.
    Head/leg room, rear - 36.1/27.2 in.

    New Beetle
    Head/leg room, front - 40.7/39.4 in
    Head/leg room, rear - 37.2/31.5 in

    not much bigger...

    yes these are the exterior dimensions

    SC400
    Length/width/height 192.5/70.9/53.2 in.

    New Beetle
    Length/width/height: 161.1/67.9/59.1 in.
     
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    skez Large Member OT Supporter

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    no im talking about the classic beetle
     
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    Dr. Zoidberg the lovable tramp

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    sure, the right sub in the right box will be plenty loud
     
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    oh damn... nevermind :o

    does he have a trunk install? :eek3:

    front mounted sound systems > *
     
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    I need at least a 12 for my taste. Got a 12" L7 now with 650 watts going to it and it's pretty loud. Not as loud as my 2 12" Infinity Perfects I had off the same amp (RF bd500.1) but I'm happy with it...for now. :o
     
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    what kind of music do you listen to greddy?
     
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    skez Large Member OT Supporter

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    if you're into rock then it'll probably be fine, but if you like hip hop then i'd spring for a 12
     
  13. GReddy EX

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    yea see, I want to do an install... but my car has a factory 10" sub mounted in the rear deck... but I don't think that'd be enough, no matter what kind I buy :wtc:

    I just want like a 130dB system I can play ALL DAY LONG... is that too much to ask? :dunno:
     
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    Natas O&A Party Rock

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    I remember seeing MC Hammers car at a show one time, reason it sticks out is because he had this great sounding system, and only on 10" sub
     
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    I had a single 10" in my old Jetta for the longest time setting off car alarms if that helps any. It all depends on how you set up your system.
     
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    IDMAX 10" or if the make a 10" bramha you'll be more than loud, especially if you port that bish.
     
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    honestly? everything... but driving, it's 90% hip hop
     
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    yeah, ive got one 10" ID sub in my jeep. I dont know why on earth someone would need more bass than that
     
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    it can be done..you'll need to take up some trunk space though. The stock sub's enclosure probably won't be enough for a high performance sub
     
  20. ideeosinkruhcee

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    I forgot for a sec you were from FL. You're gonna need a lot more than a 10". My grandma has a fucking 10" in her Delta88.
     
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    It can be done, just gotta spend some money to get a good quality sub, enclosure, and amp. :dunno: I have one 12" and its pretty damn loud.
     
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    not a problem... but space is limited because the fuel tank is under that :o
     
  23. GReddy EX

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    EXACTLY... here's my friend Joe's old car...

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    and there's one behind my seat too...
     
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    no, cone area is pointless, swept volume is where it's at.

    With a very good box design you can do anything. I had a single 10" Lightning Audio sub in my old CRX, it was louder than some peoples setups with dual 12s (shitty Best Buy "universal" boxes). I was probably close to 130dB, and it was nice and tight (especially compared to the previous sub, 15" in a 4 cu ft ported box). With a better sub I could have done alot more, but that one only had like .75" of peak to peak linear excursion.
     
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    IDMAX > * :bowdown: :loudsystem:

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