View Full Version : Need subwoofer help!!

10-02-2013, 07:25 AM
Hey Bassheads, I've recently purchased this subwoofer and enclosure (Ported)

audioline AL12SF and enclosure (Google it because it won't let me post urls)

The subwoofer is not super powerful as i was expecting and id like to upgrade when it blows, But im not sure about what shallow/slimline subwoofer would fit the 12" enclosure?
It's virtually impossible for me to get a bigger box other than this!! I have a Utility car and it's got just enough space to fit this sub woofer

I was thinking of getting a Kicker CVT 12" Shallow but i don't know if it will fit? The Audioline is around 180W RMS and the CVT is 400W RMS...

Can anybody give me a helping hand of choosing a subwoofer to fit this enclosure?
Please and thankyou!!

10-02-2013, 08:19 AM
What sort of depth do you have in the box?

10-02-2013, 11:50 AM
This is the info i got from Audioline.

12" 305MM SUB IN ENCLOSURE - Single 12" subwoofer in enclosure flat series
- 12" woofer with 40 OZ magnet & 2" voice coil
- Max Power: 900 watts
- Sensitivity: 91dB
- Frequency Response: 32 - 800 Hz
- Impedance: 4 ohm

Dimensions are as follows: L x 46cm x W x 22cm x H x 38cm

That's all they could get me...

I'm not entirely sure of the Sub's RMS, it's 900W Max that's all i know, My amp is a Pioneer GM3500T, only 185-200W RMS continuous power, 400W Max, It's all i could afford at the time so im trying to figure out a sub that will fit the box so i can figure out a better suitable amp. It vibrates my mirrors a tiny bit and vibrates my rear-view a lot, my mids and highs are clear as a whistle, but i find it difficult to listen to trany sound and not a lot of bass, it kicks really hard but it suffers on lows and clips, even with the gains set really low and no bass boosts. the box is tuned for 32-800hz, which is fine for my UTE cabin, but a louder sub and better amp would be suitable for me, but my problem is it needs to fit this box specifically.

Any ideas?

10-02-2013, 11:54 AM
Gr the fish ate or alpine flat

10-02-2013, 12:17 PM
I have two Shallow mount subwoofers that id like to mount into the box...

Pioneer TS-SW3001S4 12" Shallow Subwoofer:
12" 4-ohm Shallow Mount Subwoofer. Also available in 2-ohm (TS-SW3001S2).
- Interlaced basalt and carbon reinforced IMPP cone
- MAX. Power: 1500 Watts
- Nominal Power Handling: 400 Watts
- 3-layer urethane and fiber-woven radial surround
- Cast aluminum basket
- Air Suspension Control System eliminates traditional spider structure
- Frequency response: 20-230 Hz
- Sensitivity: 93 dB
- Mounting depth: 3-1/4"


Kicker 10CVT122 12" Shallow Mount Subwoofer:
12" 2Ω Comp VT Series Shallow Mount Subwoofer
- Power handling:
Peak: 800 watts
RMS: 400 watts
- Delivers extreme bass with minimum depth
- Injection-molded polypropylene cone
- Ribbed Santoprene rubber surround
- Ventless solid-pole design for direct mount to enclosure rear wall
- Spiralead tinsel lead technology weaves the tinsel leads into the spider
- Frequency response: 25-350 Hz
- Impedance: 2 Ω
- Mounting depth: 109mm

(Not sure if fits)
Kicker 40CWRT122 12" CompRT Shallow Mount Subwoofer:
Kicker CompRT 12" Shallow Mount Dual Voice Coil 2-Ohm Subwoofer

- Power Handling:
Peak: 1600 watts
RMS: 800 watts
- Impedance: Dual 2 Ohm
- Push-button wire terminals
- Injection-molded polypropylene woofer cone
- Ribbed, tough Santoprene surround
- Large-diameter, progressive-roll spider
- One-piece UniPlate with vented pole piece and bumped back plate
- Added voice-coil clearance for full excursion
- High-temperature voice coil wire
- Full-coverage steel basket with minimized mounting depth
- Frequency response: 25-500 Hz
- Sensitivity: 87.1 dB
- Mounting depth: 3-3/4"

What would you guys choose? (Depending which one fits, I really want a Kicker 40CWRT122 12" CompRT Shallow Mount Subwoofer, but unsure if it will fit)

Side Show
10-03-2013, 12:11 AM
ask if they'll let you test fit it in your car (not hooked up)

10-03-2013, 01:03 AM
Nowhere where i live sells those subwoofers, i have to order them from Elite Electronics, So i can't exactly test fit unless i buy the subwoofer :/...

What do you recommend me do? i might take out the sub that's already in it and check how deep the magnet sits, and how deep the box is and then just figure it out from there?

Side Show
10-03-2013, 02:23 AM
yes, measure your depth of the sub, and compare to kicker specs on there website

10-03-2013, 10:07 AM
Sorry for not responding sooner. Yes, take the sub out of the box and measure the depth you have available. However, before you do that, put some power on the sub.