Cerwin Vega - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat

Audio (and aftermarket electronics) This is your place for alarms, remote starters, to brag about your system, exaggerate your db levels, or simply ask questions for stock or aftermarket audio. No Flames! (except from roasted amps)

Cerwin Vega

Reply

 
 
 
Old 12-16-2007, 12:18 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Detroit MI
Posts: 288
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
01bonne is on a distinguished road
Default Cerwin Vega

I have been contemplating adding a sub to my system because I am a basshead. I have had a few systems that included Audiobahn, Lanzar, and Pioneer Premier. My most recent setup was with the Pioneer Premier, and was by far the best and the loudest. My question is has anybody had a CW, or heard the SQ and SPL? I've been told that they are an "old school" company that is out of date, but I want to give them a try. Any input is greatly appreciated, thank you in advance.
01bonne is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 12:24 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
bonnevillemac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The Bluegrass State
Posts: 522
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnevillemac is on a distinguished road
Default

If you can find the Stroker series by Cerwin Vega, you should go for those. If I am not mistaken that sub was used in movie theaters, for earthquake effects. All that aside back in the day CV'* Stroker was a pretty killer speaker.


Hope this helps,

Tim
bonnevillemac is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 12:31 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Detroit MI
Posts: 288
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
01bonne is on a distinguished road
Default

That is the particular sub I was looking at, the 122 (12 inch 2 ohm) in particular. Earthquake effects??? I definately have to try one out now. Helps alot, thank you.
01bonne is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 10:46 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Maumee, OH
Posts: 529
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
slick94prix is on a distinguished road
Default

Be sure to buy one of there older subs, you will only find it used.

Cerwin Vega'* new stuff (like the past 3 or so years and newer) is pretty questionable. The Stroker should be ok, but your gonna need some power to move it around.
slick94prix is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 01:49 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Detroit MI
Posts: 288
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
01bonne is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm thinking about using a 4000 watt Soundstorm to push it. I had a Pyle X-gear but it would constantly go into protect so I might sell it.
01bonne is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 01:56 PM
  #6  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

Back in the day, 35 years ago, Cerwin Vega were the holy grail of loud Bass speakers.
I don't know what they are like now but as long as you''re willing to pay the price, they should perform well.

Most US and British speaker manufacturers have had to cheapen there speakers due to competition from the far east.

Yes, you will need a lot of clean power to drive them. 4000 should be enough to do permanent hearing damage.

.....I SAID, PERMANENT HEARING DAMAGE.
2000SilverBullet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 01:59 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: burb of detroit. 2 miles north of 8 mile Rd.
Posts: 2,028
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
samueljackson is on a distinguished road
Default

Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
Yes, you will need a lot of clean power to drive them. 4000 should be enough to do permanent hearing damage.

.....I SAID, PERMANENT HEARING DAMAGE.

WHAATTT!!
samueljackson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 02:02 PM
  #8  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

I SAID...


IF YOU DON'T STOP PLAYING WITH IT YOU'LL GO DEAF
2000SilverBullet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 06:42 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Detroit MI
Posts: 288
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
01bonne is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the positive feedback, though I probably will never turn the amp up high enough to even make my ears pops, I like to have the ability to do so if I need to. I will be getting and installing this setup just after Christmas so pictures are only a few weeks away.
01bonne is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 08:34 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
bonnevillemac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The Bluegrass State
Posts: 522
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnevillemac is on a distinguished road
Default

As others have said you need alot of power

The main reason for the lots of power statement is it'* distortion that blows speakers not overpowering them. You'll also want to make sure you have plenty of space to devote to the subs also. Around 3 cubic feet per sub.

Are you gonna go sealed or ported??

Have fun,

Tim
bonnevillemac is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Cerwin Vega


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.