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Unread 11-02-2007, 09:37 AM   #1
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SeatBox Speaker suggestions 2-10" or 1-12" ?

I have a 2001 Jeep TJ, I lifted the seat using tuffy seat brackets and I am looking to put in one of these speaker boxes:



I have the choice of 2-10" speakers or 1-12" speaker. and I am stuck with a mounting depth of 5.25 (5 1/4)

I am limited to about 1 foot of air space.. so two 10's would have to be rated at .5 if I understand this correctly.

What would you suggest?


Also.. adding to the mix of things and using the same box, what brand speakers are you using?

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Unread 11-02-2007, 09:58 AM   #2
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Are you looking for heavy bass, or tight sound quality?

If you're just looking to boom...then go with one 12...if you want a better, tighter sound, then IMO go with the 2 10's.

But I'll even change it up a bit more and say that I have that same setup in my TJ and I'm running only one 10 and it hits hard.

The TJ has very limited space so a little goes a long way.

I'm certain SirGcal will chime in anytime now...
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Unread 11-02-2007, 10:12 AM   #3
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I want heavy, but I don't want sloppy.. so if I had to choose, it would be tight bass over all..

I listen to alot of bassy rock music like Korn and such.. occasional pop..

I am used to sound systems in cars that are closed up.. not jeeps... it's a different world
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Unread 11-02-2007, 01:28 PM   #4
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Definitely a different world. If it were me I'd go with the two 10's...I think that'll give you tighter kick drum bass.
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Unread 11-02-2007, 04:37 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Unscathed

I am used to sound systems in cars that are closed up.. not jeeps... it's a different world
Not necessarily true. While Jeeps aren't as sealed or "soundproof" as other vehicles, with an appropriate box/sub combo, you can make a Jeep sound pretty good.

For the sake of full disclosure, I run 2 10" Infinity subs in a hardtop YJ, which makes a difference. With decent sound-isolating material such as Dynamat or cheaper knock-offs, you can make the sound in a Jeep sound as good as most other vehicles.

With all that said, if you're running with a soft top or run topless often, it won't make much difference, so don't waste your money on my suggestions. Just enjoy the boom you get from a down-firing sub and call it good.

And for the music you said you listen to, go with 2 10's. It'll sound more defined and will keep your hearing for another year or two longer than with 12's...
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Unread 11-04-2007, 11:19 AM   #6
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im not a wrangler owner but ive done a crapload of searching on subs in wranglers and almost everyone says the best way to keep the bass in, even with the top off is a downfiring box either inside (SirGCal's design) or behind the backseat. just my 2 cents. but back to the original question, i think you would be better off with 1 12, than looking for a pair of subs that fit into those requirements.
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