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Old 16th February 2009, 21:08   #1
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Hi,
I have a pio mono amp GM-510D.
It puts out 300rms @ 4ohm and 500rms @ 2ohm.

Now regarding the sub; since i am on a very tight budget, hence considering only pio and jbl. Planning to couple two DVC/SVC subs with the mono amp.

Confused on the choice of subs.

Which combination would extract the maximum juice from the amp and result in more BASS ? The options are:

1. Two 4ohm SVC subs (JBL GT5-12) and wire them in parallel with the mono to get 2 ohms. This sub is rated at 275RMS.

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2. Two 2 ohm DVC's(Pio DVC307 D2) with coils wired in series in each sub and then both the subs in parallel to achieve resultant 2ohms. This is a 400RMS sub.





Suggestions awaited.

Thank you in advance.

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If you BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM + BOOOM BOOOM BOOOOOOOOM with a little phharrr pharrrr go for Pio

If you prefer BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM with smoother bass than pio then JBL GT5.

Have used both subs. If i had to get i would get GT5. But if i had an option between different JBL products i would anyday chose CS1205 over GT5.
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If you BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM + BOOOM BOOOM BOOOOOOOOM with a little phharrr pharrrr go for Pio

If you prefer BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM with smoother bass than pio then JBL GT5.

Have used both subs. If i had to get i would get GT5. But if i had an option between different JBL products i would anyday chose CS1205 over GT5.
Boom Boom. lol.
What are the specs of cs1205? Price?
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Audition Bull/GZ TAMK2 Sub also before finalising. Dham Dham Dham ! lol

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Sir, pls go through my first post.
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Now regarding the sub; since i am on a very tight budget, hence considering only pio and jbl. Planning to couple two DVC/SVC subs with the mono amp.
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Audition Bull/GZ TAMK2 Sub also before finalising.
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Boom Boom. lol.
What are the specs of cs1205? Price?
Specs are same as GT5 i guess. 275W RMS and 1100W Max. Price in grey must be around Rs. 2500
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Specs are same as GT5 i guess. 275W RMS and 1100W Max. Price in grey must be around Rs. 2500
Considering the specs, i somehow find the GT5 better..
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I think you are talking about JBL GT5-S12. I think GT5 has been replaced by GT5-S12 because AFAIK the GT5 sub was silver / black cone one!
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I think you are talking about JBL GT5-S12. I think GT5 has been replaced by GT5-S12 because AFAIK the GT5 sub was silver / black cone one!
Yes buddy, i am very much talking about the GT5-S12. Any idea about its pricing and availability in grey?
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2 SVC subs is decent for the MONO. i dunno if 2 DVC subs make sense. Wire the 2 SVC subs in 2 Ohm, and you are good to go.
i say GT5-S12 is good man.. if you like it tight, make an enclosure with 2 subs inside, having THEIR own space. Do not make a box with both subs in one air space, that will mud up things.
if you like it even louder, put some big ports in each air space and enjoy!
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2 SVC subs is decent for the MONO. i dunno if 2 DVC subs make sense. Wire the 2 SVC subs in 2 Ohm, and you are good to go.
i say GT5-S12 is good man.. if you like it tight, make an enclosure with 2 subs inside, having THEIR own space. Do not make a box with both subs in one air space, that will mud up things.
if you like it even louder, put some big ports in each air space and enjoy!
So out goes the DVC. One more thing, i am unable to find the enclosure size for the sub in question(gt5-s12).
Can anybody help me out with the same? Also its price?
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So out goes the DVC. One more thing, i am unable to find the enclosure size for the sub in question(gt5-s12).
Can anybody help me out with the same? Also its price?
Price will be around 3-3.5k i guess. Box 1Cu. Ft.(28-29 ltrs) Sealed and 1.75 for Ported (49-50 ltrs).

P.S. I dont have its manual but each JBL sub i have used or read about uses the same enclosure volume.
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Price will be around 3-3.5k i guess. Box 1Cu. Ft.(28-29 ltrs) Sealed and 1.75 for Ported (49-50 ltrs).

P.S. I dont have its manual but each JBL sub i have used or read about uses the same enclosure volume.
Thanks for the info, abhibh.
One more thing, what type of enclosure(bass o/p wise) would best suit the sedan? Ported or sealed?
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Thanks for the info, abhibh.
One more thing, what type of enclosure(bass o/p wise) would best suit the sedan? Ported or sealed?
Really depends upon the user taste. I have seen guys using 12" sealed in sedan and just powering it with 200W RMS and happy with it.

If you want boomy bass (even though all JBL subs are boomy no matter used in sealed or ported) go for ported if you want tight kick sealed is better.

I would say sealed if you are not a SPL guy.
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Really depends upon the user taste. I have seen guys using 12" sealed in sedan and just powering it with 200W RMS and happy with it.

If you want boomy bass (even though all JBL subs are boomy no matter used in sealed or ported) go for ported if you want tight kick sealed is better.

I would say sealed if you are not a SPL guy.
Its a verna boy.If you are planning for a sealed box then you will need a better amp giving more power to the sub.


Its better you select the amp and audition both ported and sealed subs,and decide whats best for your liking.
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