two subs or one sub?

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  1. M-1000

    M-1000 COME FLY AWAY

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    amp is getting mailed next business day (tuesday). JBL 600.1. bought it off ebay for cheap :bigthumb:. saved myself just over $400 :wiggle:. but im probably going to buy either 1 or 2 alpine type s 12" subs.

    jbl 600.1

    600w max @ 2 ohms
    300w max @ 4 ohms

    alpine type s - 600w max
    1241 model - single voice coil, connects in 2 ohms
    1241d model - dual voice coil, connects in 4 ohms, 2 ohms if two are connected

    which would be better to buy? a single sub or two subs?

    and whats the difference between a single or dual voice coil? does it make much, or any difference?
     
  2. 04

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    Well obviously 2 subwoofers of the same type would be better than one. 2 would have more output and less distortion at the same output levels as a single sub. For that amplifier, I would suggest getting 2 of the TypeS woofers. The reason being is that 600w max usuallly indicates a peak power rating, and the woofers would probably be better suited with around 300 watts apiece, which is what your 600.1 amplifier will put out.

    The difference between a single and dual voice coil subwoofer is that the dual voice coil model allows 2 different wiring options. You can either wire the voice coils in parallel or in series with each other, creating two different loads for an amplifier.
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    the type-s woofers are rated at 200 watts rms.
     
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    Get Alpine Type R...they are rated at 300wRMS but can definitely handle 500RMS each no problem...They have held up great for me and sound awesome.
     
  5. Danno

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    Have you looked into any other subs? I'm not sure what you're paying/planning to pay for those Type S subs, but I'm sure someone here can recommend something better for the same price...
     
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    actually i prefer the type-s over the type-r, but i listen to them all day so what do i know. :dunno:
     
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    1 very good sub with a much bigger xmax can easily be better than 2 poor subs. Also, bear in mind that you would probably have room for 1 good sub which you can then put in a ported enclosure, but with two subs you will probably have to go with sealed.

    Also consider that when you buy 1 good sub, you always have the option of buying another when the money and/or the need arises. ;)
     

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