Need help. Getting new woofers soon and I've been thinking about this for weeks and still am going crazy over it.
I have a Jeep Cherokee and I'm doing a 4th order. Was PLANNING on doing 6 Custom Zv4 12s on 6 Ampere 3800s. Have 4 3800s right now, and I would have to buy 2 more. Subs would have nightshade v2 coils, SPL cone/surround, and SPL spiders. Would be mounted in the back on a single baffle like Jareds box, and they would be in a 4:1 4th order.
Then I got to thinking, I could do 6 Zv3 15s on 6 Ampere 3800s. It's actually significantly cheaper, only trouble is I would have a much smaller ratio. Even if I did 10 cubes sealed (which is a *tad* smaller for 6 15s) I would have 20 ported (so a 2:1).
I KNOW computer programs/models aren't the end all be all, but having said that, when I put both of these setups in there, the 6 12s in the 4:1 are peaking like 6.5db higher than the 6 15s in the smaller ratio... however, the 6 15s are up 3-4db at 30hz.
My goal is LOUD, not super low, just loud and painful. If anyone on here has heard Scott Bowmans truck when he had the Nsv2 15s in it, exactly like that. I'd like to be able to play down to 30 pretty good and destroy everything from 37-50+ , especially stuff in the 40s.
Which should I do? I've been told by several people to stop overthinking it and just do the 12s, but I'm all over. I'm leaning towards the 12s though. Open to other options, but I'm trying to add power (so 5 or 6 amps, not 4) and has to be Sundown. HALP
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