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Tmuffs
04-06-2011, 12:36 AM
What do you guys think Kicker vs RF vs Alpine subs speakers and amps wanna do a whole system but nothin special just entry level stuff.

tc300
04-08-2011, 11:22 AM
better can be had for bout the same price.......

the alpine speakers dont sound bad tho... type Rs
alot of ppl like the type R's subs, not bad bang for buck...but better can be had!! :->

killaklick123
04-08-2011, 07:55 PM
whats better for cheaper? im looking for some type rs myself bu id rather go cheaper

killaklick123
04-08-2011, 07:57 PM
ok so i recently got a system but the subs are garbage and i knew this from the beggining but i liked the box. These are the subs.

Amazon.com: NEW DUAL BP1204 DUAL 12" BANDPASS SUBWOOFER WITH BOX (CAR STEREO SUBS): Office Products (http://www.amazon.com/DUAL-BP1204-BANDPASS-SUBWOOFER-STEREO/dp/B004N3AECE)

The subs are only about 600w rms and i have a hifonics HFi1000 Hfi Series D-Class Mono Amplifier the specs are 1 x 475 @ 4 OHMS, 1 x 750 @ 2 OHMS, 1 x 1000 @ 1 OHM... i have these subs running at 4ohms right now. ok so the problem is... i want to put this amp up to 1 ohm but i dont know what subs to replace the duals with..? what subs go to 1 ohm? also can i still use the same amp wire kit? i bought this one..

MEMPHIS 8GKIT REAL 8 GAUGE AMPLIFIER INSTALL KIT *NEW** on eBay! (http://compare.ebay.com/like/120705026696?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&rvr_id=223876366611&crlp=1_263602_309572&UA=M*S%3F&GUID=b1fd858b1250a02652b6ca56fe57b451&itemid=120705026696&ff4=263602_309572)

its a memphis 8 awg kit.. it says 300w i dont know why since i think i had it on more then that.


so overall.. i need to know what are some good subs for cheap that will go to 1ohm at 1000w.. and also what amp wiring kit to get..? if you have any websites of closeout or factory manufactured subs let me know for sure.

also.. if i want to install another box of 10s will they work with this amp and the 12s together i know its a mono amp but im not sure how exactly that works.

Tmuffs
04-10-2011, 02:02 PM
That wire should be fine i personaly would run 4 gauge wire but as long as its true 8 gauge wire it should do the job but memphis makes good stuff so you should be good. but wiring it to one ohm depends on if your gonna deffinitly get the other 2 10's or not bc if your running 2 subs you would run 2 4ohm dual voice coil subs and you can wire them to 1 ohm but if you have 4 subs and theyre all dual 4ohm subs then you can wire them to .5 ohms or 2 ohms but not one so if your gona have 4 subs eventually you should get single 4 ohm subs and it kinda works out perfectly too bc if you get 2 for now then they can be wired at 2 ohms for now and when you get the other 2 then when theyre all hooked up they can be wired at 1 ohm

rumdada
04-10-2011, 02:11 PM
What do you guys think Kicker vs RF vs Alpine subs speakers and amps wanna do a whole system but nothin special just entry level stuff.

Kicker L7 > Alpine Type R Whats your budget though?


ok so i recently got a system but the subs are garbage and i knew this from the beggining but i liked the box. These are the subs.

Amazon.com: NEW DUAL BP1204 DUAL 12" BANDPASS SUBWOOFER WITH BOX (CAR STEREO SUBS): Office Products (http://www.amazon.com/DUAL-BP1204-BANDPASS-SUBWOOFER-STEREO/dp/B004N3AECE)

The subs are only about 600w rms and i have a hifonics HFi1000 Hfi Series D-Class Mono Amplifier the specs are 1 x 475 @ 4 OHMS, 1 x 750 @ 2 OHMS, 1 x 1000 @ 1 OHM... i have these subs running at 4ohms right now. ok so the problem is... i want to put this amp up to 1 ohm but i dont know what subs to replace the duals with..? what subs go to 1 ohm? also can i still use the same amp wire kit? i bought this one..

MEMPHIS 8GKIT REAL 8 GAUGE AMPLIFIER INSTALL KIT *NEW** on eBay! (http://compare.ebay.com/like/120705026696?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&rvr_id=223876366611&crlp=1_263602_309572&UA=M*S%3F&GUID=b1fd858b1250a02652b6ca56fe57b451&itemid=120705026696&ff4=263602_309572)

its a memphis 8 awg kit.. it says 300w i dont know why since i think i had it on more then that.


so overall.. i need to know what are some good subs for cheap that will go to 1ohm at 1000w.. and also what amp wiring kit to get..? if you have any websites of closeout or factory manufactured subs let me know for sure.

also.. if i want to install another box of 10s will they work with this amp and the 12s together i know its a mono amp but im not sure how exactly that works.

Also with your amp its a mono amp so each sub is only getting half of that 750w so that means each sub see's 375 a piece. I had those dual's before theyre not that bad but the low quality you could sell them on your local craigslist easy I reccomend just getting one hq 12 and run it at 2ohms

twistedchild420
04-10-2011, 02:19 PM
All these ******* vs. threads lately! Be a baller.....buy all 3 and tell us what you think! Easy

daboyfrumdabx
04-10-2011, 02:27 PM
That wire should be fine i personaly would run 4 gauge wire but as long as its true 8 gauge wire it should do the job but memphis makes good stuff so you should be good. but wiring it to one ohm depends on if your gonna deffinitly get the other 2 10's or not bc if your running 2 subs you would run 2 4ohm dual voice coil subs and you can wire them to 1 ohm but if you have 4 subs and theyre all dual 4ohm subs then you can wire them to .5 ohms or 2 ohms but not one so if your gona have 4 subs eventually you should get single 4 ohm subs and it kinda works out perfectly too bc if you get 2 for now then they can be wired at 2 ohms for now and when you get the other 2 then when theyre all hooked up they can be wired at 1 ohm
You sir have lots to learn. You should be talking him out of mixing sub sizes, not recommendations for how to mix them more wisely lol.

ok so i recently got a system but the subs are garbage and i knew this from the beggining but i liked the box. These are the subs.

Amazon.com: NEW DUAL BP1204 DUAL 12" BANDPASS SUBWOOFER WITH BOX (CAR STEREO SUBS): Office Products (http://www.amazon.com/DUAL-BP1204-BANDPASS-SUBWOOFER-STEREO/dp/B004N3AECE)

The subs are only about 600w rms and i have a hifonics HFi1000 Hfi Series D-Class Mono Amplifier the specs are 1 x 475 @ 4 OHMS, 1 x 750 @ 2 OHMS, 1 x 1000 @ 1 OHM... i have these subs running at 4ohms right now. ok so the problem is... i want to put this amp up to 1 ohm but i dont know what subs to replace the duals with..? what subs go to 1 ohm? also can i still use the same amp wire kit? i bought this one..

MEMPHIS 8GKIT REAL 8 GAUGE AMPLIFIER INSTALL KIT *NEW** on eBay! (http://compare.ebay.com/like/120705026696?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&rvr_id=223876366611&crlp=1_263602_309572&UA=M*S%3F&GUID=b1fd858b1250a02652b6ca56fe57b451&itemid=120705026696&ff4=263602_309572)

its a memphis 8 awg kit.. it says 300w i dont know why since i think i had it on more then that.


so overall.. i need to know what are some good subs for cheap that will go to 1ohm at 1000w.. and also what amp wiring kit to get..? if you have any websites of closeout or factory manufactured subs let me know for sure.

also.. if i want to install another box of 10s will they work with this amp and the 12s together i know its a mono amp but im not sure how exactly that works.
Firstly, I wouldn't bother putting any additional time into your current setup. Save up more money and get proper equipment or wait till this current system fries on you. No subs will ever sound good in that box. Just buy two dual 4 ohm subs or one dual 2 ohm sub, build a new box, and be happy. The amp isn't terrible and can definitely have a purpose when matched with the right sub or subs. You can't run 1K watts on 8awg wire. If you have no intentions of ever running more than 1K, just buy this kit:
4 Gauge Amplifier Installation Kit (http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KOL-AK4)

Tmuffs
04-10-2011, 02:30 PM
well i was doing the system for someone elses car but im not doin it anymore but...i needa get 3 new 10's cause the foam surround on my jls tore apart, what do you guys think i should get.Im not lookin to spend too much really but i dont wanna buy gargage. and im powering them with a thunder 6500d.

09civic
04-10-2011, 02:35 PM
Start during more research on this forum before you buy ANYTHING

Bassin Buick
04-10-2011, 02:37 PM
Owned all 3 brands. Kicker ***** nowadays , especially the speakers. Fosgate is alright if you buy the higher end models. Alpine is still alive and kicking though. Decent amps , decent subs , and decent speakers. I vote alpine.

09civic
04-14-2011, 11:07 PM
Owned all 3 brands. Kicker ***** nowadays , especially the speakers. Fosgate is alright if you buy the higher end models. Alpine is still alive and kicking though. Decent amps , decent subs , and decent speakers. I vote alpine.

this.

Bettr n' Revrse
04-14-2011, 11:13 PM
Good lord so many randomnewb questions flying around here! go read and dont buy until then...

nateberrier
04-14-2011, 11:16 PM
OH My GOD. THE RETARD NOOB LEVELS ARE AT CRITICAL! MY BRAIN CANT TAKE IT

09civic
04-14-2011, 11:17 PM
Good lord so many randomnewb questions flying around here! go read and dont buy until then...

lol they all are the same

Bassin Buick
04-14-2011, 11:17 PM
Here is the advice everybody was waiting for. Pyle , pyramid , dual , legacy , volfenhag , and boss are the best brands out there right now. Lol.

GrindFrog
04-18-2011, 01:17 PM
I would go with p3, or personally for the same price get a AQ sdc. Kickers are loud, kinda but there SQ is terrible, Alpines are kinda in between and p3s hit pretty good but they aren't very loud.

Paranormalninja
08-15-2011, 05:38 PM
I am looking at buying these subs. I need to know how much to offer. I found the guy on craigslist and he doesn't know how much to ask. They are Kickers and that is all he knows.

05trailblazer
08-15-2011, 06:04 PM
^^ they ain't good just get yourself a new pair of l7's or other brandd whats your budget>>?

Cinderella
03-02-2012, 02:35 PM
To be honest, I don't know why everybody's so set on mainstream products that will only be an 'entry-level system' when they can get a sub that'll blow away any of the mianstream products, and cost less! (Obsidian Audio) is an amazing brand..I currently have a 15" Alpine Type R in my trunk..I heard 1 OA 15, and I'm dead-set on getting one already. They're amazing subs, try hearing them sometime..

But if you are set on mainstream companies, either the 15" Alpine Type R or the 15" Kicker CVX will satisfy your needs. I realize everybody trash talks Kicker, but I really liked the single 15" CVX I ran. In the right box, it can be just as clear as it is powerful. It's a great sub.
The Type R is gonna supply you with amazing bass and clarity for about $200.
I found the CVXs online for about $200 as well. It's all about preferences.
But keep Obsidian Audio in mind. My Type R is great, but the OA is cheaper and more powerful.

skylineTT
03-02-2012, 02:41 PM
that craigslist system is a factory kicker system option for cars like the chrysler 300c and Charger. Don't buy it.

Look into AQ SD2.5s with an AQ1200d and a knuconceptz 4g wiring kit.

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To be honest, I don't know why everybody's so set on mainstream products that will only be an 'entry-level system' when they can get a sub that'll blow away any of the mianstream products, and cost less! (Obsidian Audio) is an amazing brand..I currently have a 15" Alpine Type R in my trunk..I heard 1 OA 15, and I'm dead-set on getting one already. They're amazing subs, try hearing them sometime..

But if you are set on mainstream companies, either the 15" Alpine Type R or the 15" Kicker CVX will satisfy your needs. I realize everybody trash talks Kicker, but I really liked the single 15" CVX I ran. In the right box, it can be just as clear as it is powerful. It's a great sub.
The Type R is gonna supply you with amazing bass and clarity for about $200.
I found the CVXs online for about $200 as well. It's all about preferences.
But keep Obsidian Audio in mind. My Type R is great, but the OA is cheaper and more powerful.


Uh oh guys, we have a girl on the loose. :P

skylineTT
03-02-2012, 02:43 PM
She is pretty correct though about what she is saying. OA is great for budget and you can also get Corey (SPLaudio) to build you some custom SA based subs for a competitive price. They are awesome!

RangerDangerV2
03-02-2012, 02:51 PM
sundown and atomic all day err day...

Cinderella
03-13-2012, 07:01 PM
Just to be helpful, I really like Type R speakers. Sound nummy. :D

Bettr n' Revrse
03-13-2012, 07:16 PM
Just to be helpful, I really like Type R speakers. Sound nummy. :D

Why are we bumping a year old thread?

Cinderella
03-13-2012, 07:17 PM
Why are we bumping a year old thread?

...
*Bump.

Bettr n' Revrse
03-13-2012, 07:19 PM
You **** newbs! lol