Size of Sub

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by ChrisAMar, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. ChrisAMar

    ChrisAMar Auditioning

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    Right now i have a 100W 8" sub, a sony one to be specific. Though, i saw a new sub that's a 12" 150W. My receiver sends 75W of power to the sub. Will there be a dramatic difference in the bass if i purchase and use the 12" sub?
     
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    Are your subs passive or active?
     
  3. ChrisAMar

    ChrisAMar Auditioning

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    the 8" is active, and the 12" im thinking of buying is also active
     
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    I'd purchase a receiver with a subwoofer pre-amp output lest something catch fire first.
     
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    Your receiver sends nothing to your sub if it is active, even if you hook it up with speaker level inputs.

    Driver size and amp capabilty do have a big effect on the capability of the sub, but there are a lot more factors than just those. In general though, that 12" should easily outperform your 8" sub.
     

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