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hoxie08
03-26-2007, 10:47 PM
Here are the two im trying to choose between...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rockford-Fosgate-RFP4406-6-5-Subwoofer-Punch-HE-Sub-NR_W0QQitemZ320096666163QQcategoryZ18805QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250096600537

What do you guys think i ought to get? also, i dont have my subs in my truck right now, would these do very well for bass just on their own?

Thanks in advance..

BassAce
03-26-2007, 10:48 PM
Well I would choose the kicker since the rockford is designed as a sub rather than a midrange.

hoxie08
03-26-2007, 11:53 PM
Well thats the problem, the rockfords dont even go as low as the kickers...and im not all too fond of putting subs back in my truck, seeing as how its a 93 nissan pickup, standard cab, and anyone here who has seen one (cant go down the street without seeing like 5 here lol) you know the cab is TINY. Max is like 6" depth with seat scooted up, and i want to keep my seat scooted back which gives like 4" depth and like .4 foot^3 for a box on each side.

So if possible i'd like to keep my jl out and maybe just replace it with some smaller subs like 6" or the ones i listed up there. i know its not a replacement for a 10", but a little bass is enough....so if i was to use these for bass alone which one should i picK?

MiniVanMan
03-27-2007, 01:17 AM
How about these? Not name brand, but many people have had very good success with them.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=264-832

squeak9798
03-27-2007, 01:22 AM
How high do you need these to play?

hoxie08
03-27-2007, 02:59 AM
How high do you need these to play?

high as in frequency? not too high really, just need a bit of something, ANYTHING for the lows lol.

MiniVanMan
03-27-2007, 03:33 AM
Maybe it would help if you told us what the rest of your system consisted of. I think we're all confused on whether you're looking for midbass, or subbass.

Anyway, here's another option. It's a shallow mount 10" subwoofer.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=264-862

hoxie08
03-27-2007, 09:13 AM
My last setup was a kicker 850.2 and 2 s10l5's. I took it out due to size restrictions, and traded some for my 360 and a bunch of accessories. I still have my oldest one, a 10" jl and alpine amp. So, subbass and midbass.... not sure what the diff is. I want something to replace the *sound* of my old subs...so which one do i need?

Gary S
03-27-2007, 12:19 PM
You would need about 4 of those 6.5" subs to approach a pair of tens, and you will have to do a lot of work to insulate the doors and they still might rattle anyway.



Another option is those shallow mount subs... I think they make tens and twelves... Earthquake makes them, and I think Pioneer used to have them, not sure if they still do.

squeak9798
03-27-2007, 02:43 PM
So, subbass and midbass.... not sure what the diff is. I want something to replace the *sound* of my old subs...so which one do i need?

You are looking for subwoofers then, not midbass.

Midbass is higher in frequency. Subbass is usually considered to extend up to ~80hz in frequency, midbass from ~80hz to 350hz in frequency. And not all small-format subs are inherently good at playing midbass frequencies just because they are small.

But as was mentioned, you may want to look into shallow-mount subs. They are the new hot ticket for manufacturers, and most either offer them currently or have them in their product lineup to be released in the very near future.

Kicker, RF, Pioneer, Clarion, JL Audio, Kenwood, Critical Mass, Earthquake, TangBand, Blaupunkt and TC Sounds all either have a shallow mount subwoofer or have one that should be released in the near future. And that's just what I could think of off the top of my head.

BroncoHound
03-27-2007, 07:43 PM
let's not forget Elemental Designs, either. This is the sub i was seriously considering putting in the trunk of my S2000, before i decided i would rather just sell the car.

http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=106

squeak9798
03-27-2007, 09:07 PM
let's not forget Elemental Designs, either. This is the sub i was seriously considering putting in the trunk of my S2000, before i decided i would rather just sell the car.

http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=106

I did mention it....when I mentioned the Tang Band ;)

req
03-27-2007, 09:18 PM
I did mention it....when I mentioned the Tang Band ;)

hhahahahah!!!

squeak got here first.

just because a speaker is small, does not mean it will play high frequencies.

there are subs *ahem*idq*ahem* that can extend well into the midbass range :laugh:

/fanboy

but that is neither here nor there. so go get some subs :)