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Old June 25th, 2003, 09:31 AM   #1
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Buying SUBS

i have a 00 accord coupe v6, and im planning on buying some nice subs for my car. i was looking at rockford fosgate, becuase i hear they are good and reliable. But i was looking online and i found power acoustiks 12'' dual voice coil which pumps out twice the power of the 12'' HE2 from RF...i am definetly clueless on car audio, but i wish to become more savvy...if someone could help me out on what would be good for my car, and wha others have tried with a coupe and succeded with i would appreciate it - peace


also, what kinda amp should i get??
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Old June 25th, 2003, 07:09 PM   #2
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one jl audio 13w7 powered by a jl audio 1000/1 amp
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Old June 25th, 2003, 08:00 PM   #3
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That would be tons of bass, but for starters try the Jl 12w3v2 with the Jl 500/1.
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Wow back up the train... what kind of music do you listen to an 2nd do you whant sq or just plain loud???? there is a difference a big difference....
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i listen to rap and rnb....i want to be hit....thats why i was thinkin of 2 12 inch subs

but i was wondering if Rockfords are good since where i werk i can get them for cheap
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Old June 26th, 2003, 10:53 AM   #6
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RF are some good subs, but remember to power them correctly.. 12inc he2 are really good so i hear. try either the 700x from RF or the JBL 1200.1 ikesound.com has them cheap..
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one jl audio 13w7 powered by a jl audio 1000/1 amp
thats only around $2000. go to a good car audio sit eand see what people recommend for your budget range. my current sub (ID MAX) and amp (Lanzar 1200d) together cost less then 1 w7 or 1000/1 and its probably as loud as the w7 for half price or less.
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true that...i think the w7 are wayy over priced...go with one idmax or the ed12a(gettin one soon )
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thats only around $2000. go to a good car audio sit eand see what people recommend for your budget range. my current sub (ID MAX) and amp (Lanzar 1200d) together cost less then 1 w7 or 1000/1 and its probably as loud as the w7 for half price or less.
What kind of Dbs are you hitting?

It may be loud but i doubt it can hit the low notes the W7s handle with ease. Ive sat in alot of cars and never heard anything handle the way a W7 does.
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get 1 12" adire brahma or 1 12" eD XXX ....... 140db off that sub and a JBL 1200.1... even tho i would recommend a diff amp... the subs handle 1600 watts rms and 4800 peak... and are set up for ultimate SPL and SQ both... check HHU and audiosiege.com lots of support for both subs...
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i done put the wrong name... the XXX are made my RE
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i used to have 2 - RF 10" HE2 those hit really good. powered by the RF 500a2 amp. i think i got mine for 800$ all together. right now i have 2 - 10" s10L7 Kicker SoloBarricks. i would highly reccomend i got mine for 190 each.. retail for 300$ im sure if you look around you can find the same price. are you stuck on 12"s or would you maybe go with 10"s. 12"s may hit a little deeper but 10"s will be a lot more responsive. you can find some 10"s that will sound like 12"s though too.
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What kind of Dbs are you hitting?

It may be loud but i doubt it can hit the low notes the W7s handle with ease. Ive sat in alot of cars and never heard anything handle the way a W7 does.
I have only had my MAX for a week now, but i'm sure it can get ever low note a w7 can get. I haven't go tit metered yet.

here is a video of my MAX

w7 is on par with the idmax, brama, elemental a, xxx, and a few more. the point is that the w7 is the only one priced double the others.
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are you stuck on 12"s or would you maybe go with 10"s. 12"s may hit a little deeper but 10"s will be a lot more responsive. you can find some 10"s that will sound like 12"s though too.
im not stuck on 12's, but i like a deeper hit...

can anyone recommend how i should wire my system ?

and any ideas on physics setup?..(position of amp...)
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im also getting a system im getting two 12' Type Rs and a jbl 1200.1 amp what do you guys think of this setup? also did anyone have trouble hearing the treble with just stock speakers and subs?
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how are you planning on getting signal to your sub? aftermarket HU?
are you looking to shake people next to you, or do you just need a little more low end?


10's in general hit harder
12's in general are capable of going lower

i say in general because a 12 with 900w will hit harder than a 10 with 300w, 10s are able to hit harder because the 'hit' is usually a higher freq, and a 10 physically has less cone to move.

adding a sub is just like buying a car, what you pay for is usually what you get, and one crappy component or one that isnt capable of performing on the level of the rest will make it not worth your while.

just my $.02
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10's in general hit harder
12's in general are capable of going lower
actually 12s hit harder 10s hit tighter. If you listen to rock, or techno then a 10 is better because they bass hits in that type of music are usually closer together. For rap and R&B a 12 is better because the bass is emphasized in those types of music and the bass is more "boomy." And a good set of 12's can still handle playing most rock and techno pretty well. Ive had both and i love 12's soo much more.
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i need some new subs, some that hits harder. Maybe some XTants, or kickers
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Nikerey, I sit corrected on my choice of words. . . but i do agree that 12's are better
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