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, from White Bear Lake, MN, USA|
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-- Solid build: cast frame,
-- Quality Materials: Steel, rubber, gold
-- Dual voice coils for tighter bass
-- Huge magnet
-- Air cooled for high power
There really are no weaknesses at the price. The only weakness is that they cannot be auditioned before you order them, so many people are not aware of what they are missing!
I tell ya. Mike runs one first-class operation out of his shop in La Crosse, WI. My sons have each purchased a pair of these subs for their cars (black 92 RS Camaro and 94 Mustang w/custom Boss stripes) and nothing, I mean NOTHING, comes close to the quality of materials, construction, and sound that these subs offer for the price. Even at the doubled "retail" price they beat what you can buy.
I am not really a car audio person, but I have been an audiophile for 25 years and I know quality products and excellent sound (my home system cost about 15K). And the Competition 12s are very very good products. The C12s offer superior sound and good sensitivity, so you do not need a megawatt amp to get DEEP, LOUD, TIGHT bass. (hint: The Directed 600d amp connected in parallel @ 1 ohm per sub pair works very well.)
The frosting on the cake is that ACI ships the speakers out very quickly. My pair was on my doorstep within two days after I called to order.
This is one of the true "no-brainers" in audio. The only negative I can think of is that the price has gone up $2 each since a year ago.
Congrats, ACI on an excellent product. I am definitely going to check into your home subs for my A/V system.
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