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  1. i3laine

    Which subs to buy?

    So would it be safe to say that 2 of the PSI platform 2 12's would out perform a single 12 zv4? Each of the PSI's would be getting 1800 watts each. Also, what about the Fi Q12 Neo's? Any idea how they would compare? I can get 2 12w7's for $1200 together, but if i can get something that would perform similarly for less, that would be even better.
  2. i3laine

    Which subs to buy?

    Currently I have a sundown 12" zv4 and I'm looking to upgrade. I think I want to try PSI subs. What line of theirs would be similar in terms of output? I've got 2 Audiopipe APCL18001D amps that I've got strapped to the zv4 putting out around 2k watts at 2 ohms. The replacements would each get their own amp running at 1 ohm, which would be 1800 watts each. It's for my daily and I just want something that I can feel more. I was looking at a pair of platform 2 or 3 12's. Any advice?
  3. I appreciate all the feedback. I ended up strapping the two amps and wiring the sub to 4 ohms. I traded the 2 sa 12's I had for the 1 ZV4 because when I initially got the sa's, I had a hatchback with the back seat flipped down and I had a ton of room. I had a box with about 6 cubic feet and tuned to 38 hz and it was awesome. But then we had a baby and I needed the back seat again. That left me a lot less space for a box and I ended up having to make do with a sealed box with about 3 cubic ft. I figured that a proper ported box with the zv4 and the extra excursion it affords would give me back some of what I was missing when I went to sealed box. I'm happy with how it performs now. I'd say it's louder and hits harder than the 2 sa's in the sealed box.
  4. I have access to a hybrid battery. It's a 6Ah 144v NiMH battery made up of 20 cells wired together in series with bus bars to 144v. If I were to rewire it to have 10 invidual 14.4v cells wired in parallel, would it be worth using as a battery bank for a car audio system? If so, how could I charge it?
  5. I've got a single AudioPipe APCL 18001D that I had pushing 2 Sundown SA-12's. Over the weekend I traded my 2 SA-12's for a single ZV4 12. The single amp isn't enough to push the new sub. I was thinking about buying another amp and strapping it to push the the new sub. The problem I'm facing is that the Audiopipe amps list a strapped minimum impedance of 2 ohms and the ZV4 12 is wired to 1 ohm. My question is this: If I strap the 2 amps @ 1 ohm, could I turn them down to around 2500 watts rms so that the amps are not being pushed too hard?