Well my brahma 12 arrived. I've included a non eqed measurement.
I'm pretty disappointed in output. With its throw I was hoping it would be in the ballpark of a ported w6 12. That's just not the case. My last w612 absolutely pounded when I wanted it. That may not seem like a fair comparison to judge 1 12 sealed vs 1 ported but the brahma has a ton more xmax.
It's nowhere near enough output for me sealed.
I've tuned it a bit and smoothed out the response. It didnt take much.
The good. Its clean. Very , very clean. Nice texture.
I can tell its moving some air. It bounces my windshield wipers more than 2 frog gb10s in a ported enclosure but sounds like around about half of the output.
It has no problem hitting any note thrown at it with grace and authority. It's a really solid sq sub.
The bad. I never imagined it would bottom out so quickly on 1200w.
I feel like as soon as it starts getting to the output I want its reaching its mechnail limits.
If I'm going to keep it I am definilty going to have to find a way to port it .
1v1 a gb 10 vs the brahma 12 I feel like output sounds to be about the same. That makes no need sense to me but I am guessing it's due to how clean the brahma is.
I feel like the gb 10 with almost half the xmax actually felt tighter and more punchy with a firmer blow to the chest.
I know I'm just expecting too much from a sealed 12. It reminds me of the w7 8. I was expecting a LOT more output.
If you're in the market for a super clean 12 that can deliver great bass at normal sq levels is have no problem recommending the brahma.
If you are looking for a single sub solution for sql I dont believe this is it.
In all fairness the box is a bit small at .66 but I will try a larger enclosure and a ported enclosure before I give up and will return to this thread with my thoughts, but as of right now I'm back to searching for a 12 with more ouput.
If any of you are familiar how would you compare the brahma 12 to a jlw7 12 in terms of output?