#1
Here's the deal: I traded a guy my old practice amp for an Ibanez bass so i could start a techno-industrial-metal band with my friend. i dont have much money far a bass amp, but my friend has two 10" subwoofers he was gunna put in his car, but decided not too. if i got a head unit, could i hook it up to the subwoofers?
#2
It depends on the ratings of the speakers and head.

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#3
Well, of course youll need to mount them in something. Then there';s things like sensitivity, as you can guess im BS a bit, cause im trying to make a cab, and its quite complicated, but im gettingthe generally idea.

Mayberead my thread for some finer points.
Lets say i want to build a cab.
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#4
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Here's the deal: I traded a guy my old practice amp for an Ibanez bass so i could start a techno-industrial-metal band with my friend. i dont have much money far a bass amp, but my friend has two 10" subwoofers he was gunna put in his car, but decided not too. if i got a head unit, could i hook it up to the subwoofers?

Car speakers are no good for Bass guitar. they are designed for canned music not live.
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Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
2x10 + horn
1x15x10 + horn
#5
It will be absolutely positively terrible, no doubt about it. Besides the infeasibility of 10" subwoofers, the things typically top off at 150Hz. A horrible idea for an even worse sound.

And that's assuming you could get the connections and impedences right.
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#6
If you MUST do this, get a tweeter as well. Otherwise, blllergh.
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#7
car subs have no definition. if you insist on going self built get some PA speakers or (preferably) Bass Speakers instead.
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#8
If you MUST have a cab, on the cheap, you can use those cheapo Durabrand speakers at wal-mart. You can get a couple of 6x9's that have a decent enough frequency range. Four of those in a box would at least let you hear yourself, but don't mic them...use a DI or something. They'll sound horrible.
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#9
Unless they're 15" bins you're going to struggle with car subs. 10"s are generally used for midrange and responsive with bass cabs, so if they're trying to bring the low-end they'll struggle.
#10
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Unless they're 15" bins you're going to struggle with car subs. 10"s are generally used for midrange and responsive with bass cabs, so if they're trying to bring the low-end they'll struggle.


You're looking at it from the wrong angle, car speakers have different cone and suspension materials, 10"s will produce notes as low as you want them too but they will not stand up to the dynamics of live playing, most have a PVC/rubber surround/suspension, that is why car and HiFi speakers reproduce low notes at low sound levels.
Hit them with live Bass playing and you will soon have ex speakers.
G&L L2500
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass 5
Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
2x10 + horn
1x15x10 + horn