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Old 05-05-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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Diamond Audio D3 vs. Atomic Energy w/ power acoustik gt2-1800?

I have both of these subs laying around right now. The diamond is in questionable condition, still sounds pretty good but has obviously had the cone re-glued and has lived a hard life. The atomic energy seems dang near perfect, but is only single voice coil and I can't find a whole lot of information on it.

I hooked them both up independently, and they sound pretty similar with the atomic hitting decently harder, however the bass frequencies they produce seem to differ and I prefer the bass frequency of the diamond slightly more.

Which option would you choose based on the amp? All else is the stock harman kardon stereo.

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RMS@2***937; 360W x 2CH
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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Re: Diamond Audio D3 vs. Atomic Energy w/ power acoustik gt2-1800?

Stay with the best condition woofer

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Old 05-05-2013, 07:43 PM   #3
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10-4 that is what I'm thinking too. The atomic energy is the one that is in there right now. The only information I can find on the atomic sub is from their website. Seems like a serious manufacturer looking at their other equipment though.

Here is the link to this sub: http://www.atomicspeakers.com/?pg=series_energy_12d
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Re: Diamond Audio D3 vs. Atomic Energy w/ power acoustik gt2-1800?

Atomic was a big company in the mid 80's that manufactured mostly subs and amps.

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Good to know. I would assume they are still decent to good components now then correct?
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the engineering is there from what i know but havent seen them in the main stream car audio as much
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Re: Diamond Audio D3 vs. Atomic Energy w/ power acoustik gt2-1800?

Ah ok. It hits pretty damn hard so that is always nice. Time will tell on the quality, i can't even seem to find them for sale anywhere..

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