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    1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    hey guys, first time poster...

    I've got an extended cab silverado that i'd like to cram with subs. i'm more than willing to take the bench seat out of the back to make room for a big box. In fact, that is why i bought this extended cab 4 years ago... i just haven't been able to afford to move forward on the project until now. i'd like to come up with something really unique and was thinking of a way that i could fiberglass in 6+ 12" subs. but then i started thinking...

    12" sub prices really vary from retail, to eBay, to online shops... i mean, $19.99 to... what $1000?

    But here's my main question... if i put 4, or 6, or even 8 lesser expensive 12" subs in my truck, would it be worth it compared to just saving the money and putting say 1 or 2 really nice ones with a really great amp(s) in?

    i'm relearning everything. i haven't dabbled in car audio for 6 years... and even back then the extent of my audio was my one 12 with custom fiberglass box in my standard cab S-10... in fact.... that was my motivation to buy an extended cab... 4 years ago!

    My goal is a great sound from inside the truck, super unique box setup, and to be heard from at least a small distance

    thanks for any help,
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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    get a good sub instead of piling in **** beaters. you'll be suprised how loud one sub can get in a good install.




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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    i also have a extended cab with the bench taken out, i have little infinities in there now and it gets pretty loud but not loud enough. im going to order some 15 in. rl-ps tommarow so maybe that will be loud enough. if i were you i would just get a couple nice subs.
    pm me if you want pics of the box for ideas




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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    One good quality driver in the correct install is a better idea. And a lot less work.



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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    ok, now here comes the really controversial Q.... what would you consider to be a great sub? lets say i was going with either just 1 x 12, or 1 x 15. how much should i expect to pay? what do you think i should expect to pay for a quality amp to power it.

    Right now my only project is the sub(s), custom box, and sub powering amp. after that i will move on to the rest of the truck...
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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    Ok we need a budget, exact amount of space you have to work with, and musical tastes.

    Most online quality drivers can be bought for 100-800, retail local prices range from 100-1000. you need to specify a budget.



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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    i know.. budgeting for this type of a project blows though.... hate setting limits...lol..

    lets say $500 or less for sub + amp... is that a good starting point these days? I plan to build the box myself and don't include the cost of those materials in this budget.




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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin07
    i know.. budgeting for this type of a project blows though.... hate setting limits...lol..

    lets say $500 or less for sub + amp... is that a good starting point these days? I plan to build the box myself and don't include the cost of those materials in this budget.

    http://www.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=106621




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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    my opinion is that if you waited 4 years to start on your project---why disappoint yourself with sub-standard subs? go for 2-4 good subs



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    if u need a box...I'l taked 3 years of shop class so i know what im doing.

    after i explained to him there's more to a proper box than boards and glue and he should practice before trying to sell boxes to others

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    yes personaly if it was some one elce that just starting making boxes but i'v taken shop for 3 years now...Making a lil box is nothing i don't need to pratice on a box to get it right i learned alot of stuff from 1 box and i can fix that in my next box
    after i told him that customers would care about the looks of the box

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u want some thing that looks pretty why don't u find a black guy with a big d*ck.

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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    good point... maybe i should not be so impatient and just drag this out a bit more... focusing on the box and buying a few good subs first... then the amp. I just tend to get so **** impatient to the point that i want to HEAR SOMETHING, ya know?

    Think i'll focus on Subs + pulling out the bench seat and starting the box design this week.




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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    Depends on how you define substandard. There are some subs in the $35 to $40 range that do perform quite well. Those recently found 8"s for $15+ship apiece, imagine 10 to 16 of those and a 1k to 1.6k watt amp to match. I can see that easily surpassing a single 12 of about the same cost.




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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    32 6.5" drivers, a la the eD Eu-700's




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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    i got a used idMAX and an mtx 1501d for 520 total. they are super awesome.




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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    32 6.5" drivers, a la the eD Eu-700's
    ah yes the famous 32ea. eu-700 trick


    personally--i like simple if it were my truck---2 18" Solo-x's or just 2 15" XXX's



    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u need a box...I'l taked 3 years of shop class so i know what im doing.

    after i explained to him there's more to a proper box than boards and glue and he should practice before trying to sell boxes to others

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    yes personaly if it was some one elce that just starting making boxes but i'v taken shop for 3 years now...Making a lil box is nothing i don't need to pratice on a box to get it right i learned alot of stuff from 1 box and i can fix that in my next box
    after i told him that customers would care about the looks of the box

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u want some thing that looks pretty why don't u find a black guy with a big d*ck.

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    Re: 1 or 2 high quality subs v.s. 6 cheapos?

    SENSORY OVERLOAD!




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