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Old 26th August 2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default What would you pick?

Ok I decided not to build my own woofer.

I am looking at some pre built stuff. I want it to be low and loud... as possible...

BIC Formula F-12 12" Subwoofer 475 Watts
150 watts RMS/475 watts peak

Dayton SUB-120 12" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer
150 watt amp (ia that the rms or peak?)

BIC Venturi V1220 12" Powered Subwoofer 200W
200 watts RMS/430 watts peak

If you have any suggestions on what you would get I want something that has a frequency response of at least 25 hz.

I don't really know how the size of the driver and its wattage compare...

On the last one even though the peak is lower its rms is higher. I would assume that would be the better choice o.O?

Maybe even brands differ I don't know... Like AMD and Intell processors.

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Old 26th August 2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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I've had a few BIC subs (don't recall models) but they were very similar to the ones you linked and I couldn't stand them. Sloppy, bloated bass that was just horrible no matter where I put it or what I tried. I suspect the Dayton would be a better choice and I'd buy that one over any BIC but that is nothing more than a guess really and purely going off my dislike for the BIC product. But it does come from experience with them
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Old 26th August 2011, 07:19 PM   #3
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I've had a few BIC subs (don't recall models) but they were very similar to the ones you linked and I couldn't stand them. Sloppy, bloated bass that was just horrible no matter where I put it or what I tried. I suspect the Dayton would be a better choice and I'd buy that one over any BIC but that is nothing more than a guess really and purely going off my dislike for the BIC product. But it does come from experience with them

That is why I am asking lol
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Old 26th August 2011, 07:41 PM   #4
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Yes I know lol
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Old 26th August 2011, 08:55 PM   #5
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Is Pyle a decent brand?
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Old 26th August 2011, 09:06 PM   #6
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What's your budget range? Are you able to build a cabinet (I know you said you weren't going that route)? You could do a bit better by purchasing a plate amp (the amp on the back of the box) and a speaker of your choice and simply build your own box. You will most likely be happier with the results and it will have the DIY factor


I don't have any personal experience with Pyle but I bet another member will chime in soon......
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Old 26th August 2011, 09:20 PM   #7
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What's your budget range? Are you able to build a cabinet (I know you said you weren't going that route)? You could do a bit better by purchasing a plate amp (the amp on the back of the box) and a speaker of your choice and simply build your own box. You will most likely be happier with the results and it will have the DIY factor


I don't have any personal experience with Pyle but I bet another member will chime in soon......

Could I use a car woofer with a plate amp? What would I need to do different?
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Old 26th August 2011, 09:27 PM   #8
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You could do that.....be careful of the ohm rating and what the plate amp will do.....if you have a 4ohm woofer and your amp will only drive 8ohms then there is a problem but there is also ways around that. What sub do you have and maybe we can come up with an amp that will work well?

I suspect most plate amps are good to 4ohms or maybe even lower so this shouldn't be an issue.......
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Old 26th August 2011, 09:34 PM   #9
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You could do that.....be careful of the ohm rating and what the plate amp will do.....if you have a 4ohm woofer and your amp will only drive 8ohms then there is a problem but there is also ways around that. What sub do you have and maybe we can come up with an amp that will work well?

I suspect most plate amps are good to 4ohms or maybe even lower so this shouldn't be an issue.......
Dayton Audio SA240-B 240W Subwoofer Amplifier with Boost

Power output: 170 watts RMS @ 8 ohms 240 watts RMS @ 4 ohms

Lets just say I had that amp and I bought a driver that was 900 watts RMS 1,800 watts peak. Would that even work? Would it sound like junk? Doe sit have to be 240 watt rms for it to work?

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Old 26th August 2011, 09:39 PM   #10
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That looks like a nice amp with plenty of power. I have had a few Dayton products and they have never let me down.
Not too mention Parts Express is top notch!!
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