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Old 2nd October 2006, 01:56 PM   #1
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Hi Guys

I'm looking to get rid of my 12" sub and get something smaller.
I was thinking in replacing it with 1 6" woofers mounted in the rear speaker place.
would that be ok?

Any ideas?

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Old 2nd October 2006, 02:45 PM   #2
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What kind of car is it?
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Old 2nd October 2006, 07:24 PM   #3
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2 things:

in a small car, it might be more than enough with carefully chosen speakers/ in a big SUV it would not even make a dent in road noise.

a well-designed 12" sub can take less than a cubic foot of space and if cleverly placed in the car it can be even less. If you like the way the 12" sounds, try to get a smaller box going first.
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Old 2nd October 2006, 10:09 PM   #4
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Well.
My Sub sound relatively allright at the moment, but sometimes makes part of the trunk rattle.

If i was to build a new smaller sub, it would need to be 10" and about 350W RMS, what brands would you choose?

PS: In australia we only get major brands like pioneer, jbl, jl audio, etc etc etc.
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Old 2nd October 2006, 10:16 PM   #5
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Do you have Rockford Fosgate there? Or Cerwin Vega?
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Old 2nd October 2006, 10:44 PM   #6
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Yeah I'm pretty sure i can get Rockford Fosgate, not so sure about cerwin wega, but i think i've seen it as well.
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Old 14th October 2006, 03:55 PM   #7
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I had a pair of TangBand 6.5" subs, each powered by 100w in the rear deck of my previous vehicle. It sounded good, but couldn't do the real low frequencies and certain types of music. But then they also weren't designed for that kind of application.
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Old 14th October 2006, 08:26 PM   #8
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Hi there guys.
I couldn't find any decent sub that would work with that volume of air.
So I ended up going for a very small boxed IDQ10

does the trick, very good SQ, very small box :-)

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