Eclipse Aluminum Vs. Titanium

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  1. AMan

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    I currently own 3 orginal Eclipse 8812 aluminum subs. Orginally I was going to install all 3 of these in my car, but decided that I dont need that much base and that much space being taken up in my trunk.

    Now, instead of installing multiple subs, I'm thinking of doing a one sub setup. What I was wondering is, is the titanium so much better then the aluminum as to warrant selling all of my aluminums in order to get one titanium?
     
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    Absolutely not. It would be foolish to assume one driver could beat 3 of the same size, considering that the drivers are all of decent displacement. I don't even have the specs for either, but I can already tell you that the 3 would beat the one driver, probably by around 4 to 6dB, and that is a lot. 2 of the aluminums would most likely beat one titanium. 2 would also be more efficient. The advantage the titanium would have though, is that it could work in a smaller box than 3 drivers would need, it would most certainly beat 1 driver, and it could handle more power.
     
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    3 vs 1 is no match. If you have a space issue then 1 would be the way to go. Are you looking for an sq setup? Why don't you sell the 3 Alums and get 2 Titaniums?
     
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    Space is an issue. I was thinking of doing a 1 sub setup. I meant to ask if one aluminum 12 was compared to one titanium 12, would the titanium take the cake for spl as well as sql in a well designed enclosure?
     
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    I'm leaning towards an sql setup. I thought of running two aluminums for a while but changed my mind. Like I said before, space is an issue. I want one kick ass sub thats loud but overall sounds good and is accurate.
     
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    Well the Titanium will do that, and not require as much space as the 3 aluminums. But it will be more expensive and wont have as much output.
     

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