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Old 04-06-2004, 07:53 AM   #1
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2 subs or one?

Guys, quick question..

I want sound quality in a system I'm about to build.

I have bought a Focal Utopia 33W 13in sub, should I exchange this for TWO 11" Focal Utopia subs? Which would gimme better SQ
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:17 AM   #2
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I would go with 2, not only for sound quality, but for looks. Trunks with 1 woofer in them seem so incomplete.
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:46 PM   #3
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I would go with 2, not only for sound quality, but for looks. Trunks with 1 woofer in them seem so incomplete.
Hahaha, I know what you mean.

dronell19, I personally do not think it matters between your choices. Judging how much SQ you will have "will depend on the install."
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Old 04-06-2004, 09:48 PM   #4
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I have 1 JL W7 in my jetta....Sounds sick....but i wish i had another to help the woofer out....(hope that made sense)
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Old 04-06-2004, 10:40 PM   #5
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I have 1 JL W7 in my jetta....Sounds sick....but i wish i had another to help the woofer out....(hope that made sense)
I understand what you mean, but there are other solutions to "getting louder" other than simply adding another subwoofer. For example, you can revise your installation (if you have a sealed box, go with a well-built/tuned ported enclosure), add more power (if you're under-powering your subwoofer), etc.
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Alrite, I think Ima stick to 1 for the time being. Like EL1 said, I can always add more (power, or sub ) Thanks fellas
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Old 04-10-2004, 11:05 AM   #7
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personlly i'd say one maybe a 10, but i wouldn't wanna add that much weight in the back.
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I have 1 JL W7 in my jetta....Sounds sick....but i wish i had another to help the woofer out....(hope that made sense)
do you have a pic? my girl needs some bass in her jetta. she has an MKIV with the monsoon and i want to put one sub in the trunk.
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yea i have the same setup....the w7 hits...she prob. wont need that much bass, and its pretty expensive...(650 w/ box, and amp is 500)...ill take a pic when i come back home...
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yea i have the same setup....the w7 hits...she prob. wont need that much bass, and its pretty expensive...(650 w/ box, and amp is 500)...ill take a pic when i come back home...
she wont need near that much bass. a small ten will do, i just need ideas on placement. i'd appreciate the pic, thanks.
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yeah i have a small ten aswell...its just pushed out on the side..

http://photos.e46fanatics.com/showph...cat/all/page/1

^thats the box/woofer..^
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My setup is two JL Audio 12" W3V2s and a JL 500 Watt Amp. All this in a Bandpass box thats ported through the armrest. I would go with JL Audio IMO, they have clean bass.

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yeah i have a small ten aswell...its just pushed out on the side..

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