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hi all, i have a question about a certain brand of subs. I recently bought these 2 12" subs called USA audio firestorm subwoofers. Ive looked on the internet and searched and searched but i cant find anything about them. I would just like to know more about them 

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If there's nothing on the web the two most common reasons are that the company has been out of business for a very long time or they're White Van speakers.

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Pictures? Hope you didn't pay much for them if they're white van man speakers, in fact if they're active subs I'd be concerned about electrical safety of the units.

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Google turned up a post about these being cheap drivers that were sold on ebay about 12 years ago.

Here's an old advertisement posted on caraudio.com:
INSANE 12" WOOFERS! 2400 WATTS TOTAL (FireStorm)
**$89.00
FIRESTORM PRO SERIES
1200 WATTS EACH
12" SUBWOOFERS!
YOU GET A PAIR! (2 PC'S)

HIGH FIDELITY PROFESSIONAL SERIES SUBWOOFER
NICKEL COATED DIE-CAST BASKET AND END PLATES
STRONTIUM CARBONATE FERRITE MEGA 200oz MAGNET
HIGHT TEMPERATURE COPPER WITE VOICE COIL
DOUBLE WALLED KAPTON FORMER
SUPER STRONG GAUSS VENTED MAGNET STRUCTURE
HEAVY DUTY POLY COTTON FLAT SPIDER
HIGH-STRENGTH ORGANIC FIBER CONE
HEAVY DUTY RUBBER SURROUND
EXTENDED VENTED POLE PIECE FOR MAXIMUM EXCURSION AND HEAT DISSIPATION
SPECIAL GOLD PLATED TERMINAL
1200 WATTS OF POWER! (EACH WOOFER!) 2400 WATTS FOR THE PAIR!
THESE ARE INSANE! THE PICTURE DOES NOT DO THEM JUSTICE! YOU NEED TO HOLD THESE IN YOUR HAND TO BELIEVE THE INCREDIBLE MAGNET SIZE AND POWER OF THESE SUBS!
YOU GET A PAIR OF THESE, BRAND NEW IN THE SEALED CARTON.
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Google turned up a post about these being cheap drivers that were sold on ebay about 12 years ago.

Here's an old advertisement posted on caraudio.com:
INSANE 12" WOOFERS! 2400 WATTS TOTAL (FireStorm)
**$89.00
$45 dollar drivers are $45 drivers, no matter how much you hype them up. rolleyes.gif

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The lack of information does make them seem like white van specials. Rule of thumb: First you research, then you buy. wink.gif

That said, OP, I hope they work out for you. cool.gif


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$45 dollar drivers are $45 drivers, no matter how much you hype them up. rolleyes.gif

Given that "YOU NEED TO HOLD THESE IN YOUR HAND TO BELIEVE THE INCREDIBLE MAGNET SIZE AND POWER OF THESE SUBS!", I can only assume that you are not currently holding a pair in your hand. If you were, you most assuredly would believe... something...
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Given that "YOU NEED TO HOLD THESE IN YOUR HAND TO BELIEVE THE INCREDIBLE MAGNET SIZE AND POWER OF THESE SUBS!", I can only assume that you are not currently holding a pair in your hand. If you were, you most assuredly would believe... something...
I believe in real driver specs. For the benefit of those not aware of what specs are, this explains:
http://www.eminence.com/support/understanding-loudspeaker-data/

For all the hoopla in that ad there is not one Theile/Small spec. rolleyes.gif

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Well I know the magnet is big! And the way the magnet is mounted to the speaker is a unique way of doing so, here's some pictures
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And I didn't pay anything for these! They were given to me just to get rid of them
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They look impressive, but it's all flash with no substance. That's not the least bit out of the ordinary with auto sound drivers, which are made to look pretty, because pretty sells. In any event without T/S specs there's no way of knowing what cabinet design might work with them, but being inexpensive auto sound drivers I'd put them each in a 1 cut ft sealed box. And being auto sound drivers that's where they should be used.

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They came with a box. This is it
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