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warpedhalo 
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I have a couple 15" Immortals from audiobahn and looking to step down to 3 10s (i can get 3 10s louder too). I am looking at 3 10" audiobahn sound q's, or 3 10" rockford Punch Hx2's. WinISD says rockfords will be a lot quieter, the local comps that I've been to say the rockfords. A dude hit 154 with 3 PUNCH hx2. Not powers... punches. He didn't ahve much dynamatted either. I would love to go with the audiobahns sound qs because they are designed for sound quality, but I've heard good things about the hx2s as well. And I look to screw around with comps, so I want the louder of the two. I can get a deal on the rockfords is why I want to know. NOBODY RECOMMEND REs!! It's between these two cause I'm poor as can be! These are affordable. The compe are for fun, not for records for me, so it's between these. Let me know what you think!
warpedhalo 
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Oh, the resistance or the power is not an issue for my amp, it's huge. But I'll probably get a smaller one because I'm not using all of the power and it'll bump me up a class or two if I keep it. PLus if I were using it all, is a little overrated and I;d still lose in the end. 3600 rms doing about 2750. No good.
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Ok did this peole that recomended the RF's ever hear them?  or the audio's?  Have you ever heard anything other than the audio's or Rockford's?  You might want to go to wal-mart and get some of the 12" neon lighted ones.  They might have better sq than both.  Well not quite but you get what I'm trying to say.  Both companies have shown a huge disappointment to the car audio industry.  Check into some used Kickers, or new Infinity reference/kappa, JL W3v2, MTX 5500 (or the old 8000's), the list goes on.  There are a ton of other subs out there for a good price that have better sql and spl then audio and rf.  You just need to look around for some good deals w/ the speakers.  Good luck.

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If you are looking for advice between the 2 then I would say RF all the way. They have continually shown they can come out and play when it comes to spl. The audiobahn stuff doesnt even show up half the time so I would shy away from them.
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I think you all saw this coming.   Look into eclipse....will play great for day to day SQ and still hit the number's ina comp even with 10's......144.7 with 2 10 inch eclipse 7100 series using a memphis hc-50 per sub.   400 per sub rms....that good for you?    
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just throwing in my two cents..........I have 4 kicker comp 10s pushed by a Kicker 1200 amp. in my F-150 super cab. Im not out to win any contest but I can still avg. 138dbl. Plus they still maintain decent smooth sq. Anyway my point is if your on a budget as I usually am , they are pretty decent for the money. Think I paid like $50 each.
warpedhalo 
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well, i can get the 3 hx2s for like $250 from a friend, or 3 sound q's for like 350 total from e-bay. I'm looking at about $400 to spend on all of my subs, so I am trying to get as loud as I can for that money.  I'm up to suggestions I guess, but if it's not within that price I'll be looking away really. I have no money! it sucks. But I have 2 15"s now with all of the "3600 rms" of my amp going to tham. I do not want to downgrade, so it has to be as loud or louder, you know? I'm trying to get opinions.
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RF all the way like everyone else said. You can't compare Audiobahn to RF because..well..there is no comparison of the two! Oh, and anything that has the name Audiobahn on it cannot produce sq, check the label on the magnet of every Audiobahn sub Audiobahn vs. Rockford? -- posted image.:

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jeffchilcott 
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ouch surburb!   well I know that the eclipse's should be ranging from $200-$275   thanks all i have to say about that
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Ok ya'll. Lets settle down. Everyone knows I'm no fan of audiobahn, I'd definately take Rockford over Audiobahn everyday of the week, there's just no comparing them. Audiobahn lacks quality and power to compete with Rockford, plain and simple. They may say 1000 watts RMS, but I've seen audiobahn flagship and Eternal subs fry at their RMS power. Rockfords, the only one I ever saw blow was being clipped at 450 watts, 250 over its RMS (RFP3412).
Now reguarless of that, if ur lookin for sound quality, ur gona wanna go with something besides an HX2. The HX2s are awsome if u want to be hear thousands of feet away like me. But if u want excellent sound quality, thats their weak point.
I'd have to agree with jeff as well as throw in some of my own. The Eclipse Titainium, JL W-3,6,7 or whatever they're at now, JBL GTO series, Infinity Kappa, MB Quart RWE's and C's, and Diamond Audio M6's will all out perform the HX2's in the SQ chapter. The HX2 is gona out pound quite a few of them but I would personally recomend either the JL's (whichever series u can get) or the Eclipse's if ur look'n for better quality, otherwise Rockford all the way.
Anyway, good luck, hope I helped.
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