Need serious help on subs

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  1. Beason

    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    I have been looking at two different setuprs for a long time and really dont have one rated above the other.

    ---2 12" Diamond Audio M6 Subs that put out 500 watts RMS each
    or
    ---1 15" Diamdon Audio TDX Sub that puts out 1200 watts

    the price is only 60 dollars more to go with the 2 12", but i dont see that I would gain anything over the other. Does anyone have any imput?
     
  2. 04

    04 Guest

    I would venture to say that the 2 12" would be louder. However, they cost more, and would likely require a larger box too. It really depends, and would help if you could provide a link.

    Also, the speakers do not put out watts in the way you are thinking. They can handle a certain amount of power, and that is what the power rating is. Speakers are very inefficient, usually below 1%. So for every 100 watts of power you put in, AT LEAST 99 of those watts are doing nothing but heat the speaker up. The actual acoustic power a subwoofer puts out is a couple of watts, nowhere near several hundred.
     
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    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    15"
    TDX 15D2

    General
    Kevlar Nomex sandwich cone
    Die Cast aluminum basket
    Neodynium magnet
    huge dual voice coils
    Dual spiders with woven tinsel leads
    Specifications
    Power(W RMS): 1200
    Impedance (ohms): Dual 2
    Sensitivity (dB SPL): 91 (2.83-V input @ 1 meter)
    Freq. Resp: 18Hz-200Hz(±3dB
    Dimensions
    Diameter: 15"
    Depth: 9.5"


    2 12"
    M6 12D4

    General
    Titanium Magnesium cone
    3" voice coil
    Dual Nomex spiders
    Lead wires woven in Spider
    Specifications
    Power Range (watts RMS): 800
    Impedance (ohms): Dual 4
    Sensitivity (dB SPL): 90 (w/2.83-V input @ 1 meter)
    Freq. Resp: 25Hz-250Hz(±3dB)
    Dimensions
    Diameter: 12"
    Depth: 5.9"

    For more info you can go to www.diamondaudio.com
     
  4. 04

    04 Guest

    Well according to the user's manual, it looks like the 15" will have more displacement than 2 of the 12". Since its cheaper and will get louder, I don't see any reason to get the 2 12".
     

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