dual 10" sub or single 12" sub? which would be better?

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  1. Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks Stunt Coordinator

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    I am looking into a new Sony(yeah, I know ) sub and they have 2 different subs that I can afford right now. which of these 2 would actually be better for bigger bass:

    Sony SA-WX700 -dual 10: sub: http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...=0&cc=01&avf=N

    Sony SA-WM500 single 12" sub: http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...=0&cc=01&avf=N

    I could just wait and save up enough money to buy a great sub. but like myself the wife also thinks it needs to be replaced asap. thanks for any suggestions.

    p.s. I will not be buying them at this etailer but they had the most info for comparison.

    the 12" sub has a frequency response of 24-170Hz and not the 20-200Hz as listed. however every site I check for the dual 10" has the same info as listed in the links I listed.

    here are the sony links:

    12": http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...QAAAD3ff8wZcue

    10": http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...IAAAD3kFMwZcuf

    edit: fixed the links.
     
  2. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

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    Neither. They're both Sonys. Save yourself some money AND get a better quality sub.

    Check out this sub from Parts Express:

    Dayton 10"

    The Sony with the dual 10's will likely have higher output capability, but I doubt either of the Sony subs will sound as good as the Dayton.
     
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    Get yourself a good 12" sub if you can afford it. Lower is better
     
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    Brian,

    Is that Dayton as good as the old one that everyone raved about?

    My room is only 11 x 17, but is open to the kitchen and the rest of the house.

    Is the Hsu VTF-2 worth the extra $350 or so? Is it that much better?
     
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    Randy, I have no experience with the old 10" Dayton, but I just received my new one from partsexpress a week ago. I'm very, very pleased. This thing sounds significantly better than many $300+ subs that I'd been auditioning for the past couple of weeks. On the downside, it's not particularly loud, but it sounds very, very good to my ears.

    Even my girlfriend, who's normally a loud bass freak, had to admit that it sounds pretty damn good. I haven't had time to actually put it through any extensive tests, but my initial reaction to it has been very favorable. [​IMG]
     
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    Hey, Chris, I have the original Dayton DLS-10 and I live in Redford. If you would like to try it in your room, drop me a PM.
     
  7. Brian Bunge

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    Randy,

    I honestly haven't heard the new Dayton 10" sub yet, but since I know what the original could do, I'd expect Parts Express to have something of similar quality or better with the new one. I'm sure a VTF-2 will outgun it easily and is probably well worth the price Hsu is charging. Only you can really decide if the cost difference is worth it.
     

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