Re: Budgeting Subs vs Speakers
Well... depending on what your friend has for those two 12s and what amps are giving him 800 watts, and if they're in a prefab sealed or ported, or a custom box... I would be a pair of these Dcons, in a custom-built-to-spec ported enclosure, would sound terrific off of the amp I recommended.
That's just a place to start, if you wanna take the path of the 5ch amp. Now since you're buying used, you have a bit more options in the price point.
So I guess now, knowing what your buddy had, and knowing you're wanting to go used, do you want more or less than 1000w on the sub stage? If your buddy had two kickers in a prefab off a crappy amp, it wouldn't be too hard to sound better than him off half as much power.
2009 Hyundai Elantra - Budget Sound in Progress
HU- Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X994
Fronts- Crescendo MP6 mids, Vifa Ring Radiator tweets on Arc KS300.4
Subs- Single SA-10 on Mmats 2000.1 @ 1ohm
Misc- 1/0 CCA from AT, Big 3 in Stinger HPM, and AT 60 mil deadener
Bought from: Inferno333, select127, treesive, Kangaroux, DonH
Sold to: coolest user, Psychodrama, MidgetClown, mr.tigger, av83