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Hello,
recently got into car audio things, and as my first subwoofer, bought "Alpine SBE-1044BR" 10'' 500W, now I kinda got used to it, and want some upgrade.
And my question is - should I buy another one the same, or get something more powerful?
Thanks. :)
 

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Sort of depends in your goals?
If you want louder, then more amp, more efficiency, or a higher gain box.

Or you could want less distortion and better blending...
Or more low end extension...

Is there a specific goal or outcome you want?
 

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Sort of depends in your goals?
If you want louder, then more amp, more efficiency, or a higher gain box.

Or you could want less distortion and better blending...
Or more low end extension...

Is there a specific goal or outcome you want?
The goal is to get it louder, I don't know if I describe it right, but I want more of that shaking/vibration, but that probably goes into the "louder" section.
 

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If you want it 3dB louder, then get the second sub.

If you want it more louder than that, then bigger sub(s), and/or more amp(s).
How louder do you want it?
How loud is it now?
What stops the current sub from going louder?
 

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If you want it 3dB louder, then get the second sub.

If you want it more louder than that, then bigger sub(s), and/or more amp(s).
How louder do you want it?
How loud is it now?
What stops the current sub from going louder?
Yea read about that 3dB increase and understood that it's kinda useless, and upgrading the sub, instead of buying second one, would be the best choice.
How loud is it now?
- if my phones dB meter is right, then ~100dB is the max peak
What stops the current sub from going louder?
- not sure, experimenting with amp could increase the loudness?!
 

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I am not sure if the iPhone does dB(C)
And also not sure if it stops at 100dB... that seems like a coincidental number.

Adding more power also results in either more sound or (eventually) smoke emitting from the sub's voice coil.

If 3dB is all you want, then a second sub makes sense.
If you have sealed, then there are dBs going to a different box.

A vague (louder) is not easy to design to.
If it is almost loud enough now..., then maybe just love it how it is?
 

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I am not sure if the iPhone does dB(C)
And also not sure if it stops at 100dB... that seems like a coincidental number.

Adding more power also results in either more sound or (eventually) smoke emitting from the sub's voice coil.

If 3dB is all you want, then a second sub makes sense.
If you have sealed, then there are dBs going to a different box.

A vague (louder) is not easy to design to.
If it is almost loud enough now..., then maybe just love it how it is?
Doing some research myself, and your answers cleared my mind, thank you for spending time on me, will just love it how it is. :)
 

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Doing some research myself, and your answers cleared my mind, thank you for spending time on me, will just love it how it is. :)
Happy to help...

If you spent hours/day in it then maybe it is worth it to come up to a solution.
In terms of happiness though, we sometimes are better off saying, "should I fix X? Or take my niece/nephew to a museum or zoo a few times a year with the money I am pissing away on making an almost good enough system a bit better."

There is no right answer, but I think you came to a good decision.
You sir have a good Christmas.
 
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