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    Need help deciding on subs and amp!!

    Ok so i have around $500 to spend on a system, i wld like to spend $400 but will go a little higher. So i have been locking at rockford fosgate and alpine subs mostly. I was looking at getting 2 10's or 1 12. I looked at getting 2 10in p2's in a ported box (should i do sealed?) or a 12inch p3, or a 12in type r. I was also looking at planet audio amps. I have no clue what amps to look at or what to stay away from. And should i go with a ported or sealed box. i am a sound quality type of guy. Setup, 2002 intrigue, Memphis components in the front, Memphis 3-way 6x9's, and a pioneer 3200ub deck. If anyone has some suggestions for me on what to get it would be very helpful. Thank you!!!!

    Edit: I mostly listen to dubstep (why i want subs), rock, a little rap, and a lot of alternative. I am looking for that bass im lacking, im not looking for a crazy amount of bass, but i mean i want to rattle a little, but sound quality is my biggest thing, it has to sound good.
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    Re: Need help deciding on subs and amp!!

    Would suggest you limit to 1 sub and expand later if desired. You will still need an enclosure and wires. They sneak into a budget. Need to state what you have, what you listen to and what you expect out of the subs.




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    Re: Need help deciding on subs and amp!!

    Two of these (4 ohm svc): SSA Shop - SSA Dcon 12D4 subwoofer300rms
    One of these: WoofersEtc.com - FD 600.1 - ARC Audio 1 Channel 620 Watt Amplifier

    It's a hair over your budget, but worth the extra scratch. Sealed enclosure btw...



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    Re: Need help deciding on subs and amp!!

    Quote Originally Posted by misfit138 View Post
    Two of these (4 ohm svc): SSA Shop - SSA Dcon 12D4 subwoofer300rms
    One of these: WoofersEtc.com - FD 600.1 - ARC Audio 1 Channel 620 Watt Amplifier

    It's a hair over your budget, but worth the extra scratch. Sealed enclosure btw...
    I'd recommend the same subs(but in D4 coils), but grab a refurb'd Soundstream DTR1.900D for $130 off of ebay to stay within budget. The Dcons work in normal sized boxes, so he can use the same box for better subs later on, and just upgrade power if need be.



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    Re: Need help deciding on subs and amp!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RAM_Designs View Post
    I'd recommend the same subs, but grab a refurb'd Soundstream DTR1.900D for $130 off of ebay to stay within budget. The Dcons work in normal sized boxes, so he can use the same box for better subs later on, and just upgrade power if need be.
    The Arc FD is an awfully nice piece of equipment, man.

    What about picking up the FD and a couple of the MB Quart RWE 8"s? That'd be nice, right? It'll also give him the option of adding more RWE 8"s later on. He could do four of the 8"s in total.

    Remember the kid you and I worked with who bought the RWE 8"s? I haven't heard a single complaint from him...



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    Re: Need help deciding on subs and amp!!

    Quote Originally Posted by etm34 View Post
    Ok so i have around $500 to spend on a system, i wld like to spend $400 but will go a little higher. So i have been locking at rockford fosgate and alpine subs mostly. I was looking at getting 2 10's or 1 12. I looked at getting 2 10in p2's in a ported box (should i do sealed?) or a 12inch p3, or a 12in type r. I was also looking at planet audio amps. I have no clue what amps to look at or what to stay away from. And should i go with a ported or sealed box. i am a sound quality type of guy. Setup, 2002 intrigue, Memphis components in the front, Memphis 3-way 6x9's, and a pioneer 3200ub deck. If anyone has some suggestions for me on what to get it would be very helpful. Thank you!!!!

    12'' SSA Dcon subwoofer (single 4ohm version) --- $125
    SSA Shop - SSA Dcon 12D4 subwoofer300rms

    ported enclosure (2.25cu ft @ 32hz)
    12" OPTIMAL PORTED 2.25 ft^3

    Crunch GPV700.2 bridgeable 2-channel amplifier --- $104.99
    WoofersEtc.com - GPV700.2 - Crunch 2 Ch. 700 Watt Ground Pounder Series Amplifier

    KnuKonceptz 4gauge amplifier install kit --- $26.99
    4 gauge amplifier installation kit

    ported enclosure, 1/0 Big 3 electrical upgrade, & sound dampening for the trunk --- $150


    That's about as complete a system you'll find for $400 to match your existing headunit & Memphis speakers.


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    Re: Need help deciding on subs and amp!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Saget View Post
    12'' SSA Dcon subwoofer (single 4ohm version) --- $125
    SSA Shop - SSA Dcon 12D4 subwoofer300rms

    ported enclosure (2.25cu ft @ 32hz)
    12" OPTIMAL PORTED 2.25 ft^3

    Crunch GPV700.2 bridgeable 2-channel amplifier --- $104.99
    WoofersEtc.com - GPV700.2 - Crunch 2 Ch. 700 Watt Ground Pounder Series Amplifier

    KnuKonceptz 4gauge amplifier install kit --- $26.99
    4 gauge amplifier installation kit

    ported enclosure, 1/0 Big 3 electrical upgrade, & sound dampening for the trunk --- $150


    That's about as complete a system you'll find for $400 to match your existing headunit & Memphis speakers.


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    Re: Need help deciding on subs and amp!!

    Quote Originally Posted by misfit138 View Post
    The Arc FD is an awfully nice piece of equipment, man.
    Not saying it isn't. But for a budget build I don't see the need to spend $.50 per watt when $.20 or less can easily be had.



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    Re: Need help deciding on subs and amp!!

    Quote Originally Posted by misfit138 View Post
    Can't say I'd go that route.
    He said he doesn't want to spend more than $400.

    He has an entry-level Pioneer headunit & entry-level Memphis speakers running on h/u power. A single 12'' Dcon ported is more than enough output, 2 would drown out his speakers, as well as budget. I listed a decent amplifier that would give plenty of power to the Dcon, as well as the proper amp install kit. He has a link for an optimum box design for the Dcon, as well as $150 left to build/buy his enclosure, upgrade his Big 3, & deaden his trunk.

    It would be an entry-level system....but it would be a COMPLETE system, as well as fit within his budget.




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    Re: Need help deciding on subs and amp!!

    i have a 12" 600watt sub and a ported enclosure that i can let go for $200+ shipping. the sub is an Incriminator Audio lethal injection with duel 4 ohm coils.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RAM_Designs View Post
    Not saying it isn't. But for a budget build I don't see the need to spend $.50 per watt when $.20 or less can easily be had.
    You gotta think, thouh, the FD series used to be pretty expensive. The guy'd be getting a high end amplifier for a portion of it's former price. With the FD, he'd have something pretty nice to build around.

    It's a quality over quantity thing for me. That's all...



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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUCKmfnNORRIS View Post
    i have a 12" 600watt sub and a ported enclosure that i can let go for $200+ shipping. the sub is an Incriminator Audio lethal injection with duel 4 ohm coils.
    This isn't an ad in the WTB section requesting used gear.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Saget View Post
    He said he doesn't want to spend more than $400.

    He has an entry-level Pioneer headunit & entry-level Memphis speakers running on h/u power. A single 12'' Dcon ported is more than enough output, 2 would drown out his speakers, as well as budget. I listed a decent amplifier that would give plenty of power to the Dcon, as well as the proper amp install kit. He has a link for an optimum box design for the Dcon, as well as $150 left to build/buy his enclosure, upgrade his Big 3, & deaden his trunk.
    First words he typed: "Ok so i have around $500 to spend on a system, i wld like to spend $400 but will go a little higher.".

    You've gotta start somewhere. If he buys something nice to build around it'll pay off for him in the long run.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Saget View Post
    This isn't an ad in the WTB section requesting used gear.
    He ain't really doing dude any favors on the price either. Most people don't want used enclosures...and the Lethal Injection 12" is less than $200 bnib...



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    Re: Need help deciding on subs and amp!!

    If you're willing to spend the $500:

    One of these: WoofersEtc.com - FD 600.1 - ARC Audio 1 Channel 620 Watt Amplifier ($270)
    Three of these: WoofersEtc.com - RWE-202 - MB Quart 8" 300 Watt DVC Subwoofer ($150)
    This: 4 Gauge Amplifier Installation Kit ($46)
    Building your enclosure will float you a hair over the $500, but you'll have nice equipment that's worthy of building around in the end. Compromises must sometimes be made if you want nice things.

    When you get a little more cash you could pick up the Arc FD 2100 ($99), a pair of Crescendo CCX65's ($99) and the extra wiring & such that you'd need.

    I think that's a good direction to go in. It's what I'd do if I was in the OP's shoes.



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