I'm sorry, I'm going to sound like a complete ******* here....
How is this even a decision?
I take "better bass" to mean better sounding (i.e. more accurate) bass.
2 10w3's or 1 12w6.....
Being that the w6's are hailed as one of the most accurate mainstream car audio subwoofers, I would lean toward that.
If the idea would be to have loud bass also then I would suggest a large, low tuned enclosure (read: [email protected]
)... which I would reccomend anyway as I personally love an ultra low end hump in my frequency response.
I personally do not like sealed and the idea of a single sealed 12 in B-body seems absolutely pointless to me.(here's that ******* part I was talking about). Sealed will extend lower (literally) but IMO lacks the authority down low (where it's thought to improve).
I would STRONGLY suggest the 12w6 ported in 2-2.5 cubes tuned to 28-30hz with 30-40 square inches of port area (slot port).
Granted I'm in LOVE with MASS quantities of output, but my goal has generally been to make it sound good at the same time (emphasis on transient response or "quick bass"). From my experience, a low tuned, large ported box with an adequate woofer will lend enough transient responsed and a proper frequecy response to please *almost* anyone. (*you can't please everyone, lol.)
I know I'm fairly new to the site, but please consider what I have to say, I've been doing audio (intensively) for a few years... all of that in a b-body sedan, I've only recently switched to a wagon.
I will also suggest you start budgeting to PROPERLY sound deaden your entire car. Also I would reccomend that instead of porting the rear deck you first try removing the 6X9's... forever, and beefing up your front stage.
I know I kind of went off on a bit of a tangent... but my girlfriend is watching Grey's Anatomy... and thusly have nothing better to do than type out a sizeable post on the internets...
[ 02-22-2007, 09:43 PM: Message edited by: UndercoverPunk ]