What do you guys think about having multiple subs in different sizes?

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  1. UNvisible

    UNvisible New Member

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    I've seen a set up or two with maybe 2-3 8's, and 2 12's or a single 15 for hitting the deeper notes.

    What i'm trying to accomplish is a little more noise (this is in a boat).. but I've already got a single 15.. and I can only fit another 12, in a seperate compartment. What are your thoughts on this?
     
  2. Babaganoosh

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    you're going for audiophile...in a boat

    find a size and buy as many as you can in that style. you'll want to kill yourself having diff sizes especially if they're diff brands/models because you'll never get the frequencies matched.
     
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    I'm working with serious size constraints here. My main down firing box with a single 15" with a V12 1000w going to it hits nice, but a boat has so much bass cancellation due to the water. Out of the water it SLAMS. I only have one other place left, and I dont think a single 15" will fit there. :hs:
     
  4. Babaganoosh

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    honestly i'd sell the 15 and try to do 2 or 3 12's. and are you ported or sealed? and is the box in a sealed area or out in the open?
     
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    If I could have fit two 12's in the original space, I would have. The current box is a down firing sealed, in an enclosed space, but with air space vents. I'm considering doing a 12" rear firing box (into main cabin firing) that is ported.
     
  6. Babaganoosh

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    if at all possible, do a ported in a sealed space (actually where yours is now). it'll make a world of diff having a ported box. but if it's gonna be out in the open, sealed is gonna be your best bet.

    what kind of boat is this? that will help me a little :mamoru:

    i'm putting two 10's sealed in the bow of my malibu. i have a mid-90's closed bow ski boat and will be building the box into the nose.
     
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    fuck it, put the 12 on there. in a car, it's not normally looked upon as a preferred method. good thing you're working on a boat and the rules are completely different. I'd just slap a box together for the time and play around with placement. find where it gives the best results and then build you a nice enclosure. don't take the 15 out.

    like you said, you're going for a little more noise, not audiophile. put the shit in there and smash out.
     
  8. Kieffer87

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    Why is it down firing? Most setups I have seen (In a couple friends Baja 23-30ft boats) have the sub(s) in the fiberglass that is below the rear seat which is a bench. They always sound damn good just haveing the space under the seat as the box.
     
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    If i were you, i would 100% go with 2- 10's, you will get a better sound overall
     
  10. popsnbeer

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    I've got 6- 6.5 sony's and a 12" sub in a sealed box in the back of my boat. Sounds pretty loud to me :) I can be full throttle and hear the music clearly. However, I don't have a wakeboard boat with the tower or else I would be in your shoes wanting more sound.
     

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