View Poll Results: Which of these subs would you vote for?

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  • JL audio W3

    11 34.38%
  • Alpine SWR

    4 12.50%
  • Rockford Fosgate P3

    5 15.63%
  • These subs @#$%#ing ****/not worth it, spend your 180$ on this ______ sub instead

    12 37.50%
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    Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    Currently i have a hifonics brutus 1600bxi amp and i'm looking to buy a musical subwoofer thats pretty accurate, has a good punch and good frequency response, especially around the 50hz-100hz range and plays the lows moderately well. I'd prefer "punch leaving you breathless" and accuracy over reaching down super low. I will be putting it in a sealed box to get the flattest response I can. I'm tired of subs where it only hits the 45hz and below leaving most of my music bassless or sounding like a trainwreck so
    "Big Emphasis" on not wanting subs that only does well with lows and spl.

    Budget is 180$ total including shipping and taxes.
    some subwoofers i'm looking at right now are the JL W3s(can get them for 100 on craigslist), rockford fosgate p3s for 140$ at sonicelectronix, the newest alpine type R model that has a 300-1000 rms range for 120 on craigslist.

    I'm still new to the subwoofer scene and I know there are excellent brands(memphis, sundown, SSA, etc) and subwoofers in the car audio classifieds but i'm not sure which would have the frequency response and punch that I like.

    Thanks for reading and responding ahead of time =]







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    Re: Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    "SQL" and "budget" really do not mix well (otherwise everyone would have SQL). And only one of these subs (unless it's extra large) will not give you the type of bass to take your breath away. Also, Hifonics and sound quality don't really mix well either. Putting the sub in a sealed box also isnt the best way to get a bass hit that leaves you breathless.




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    Re: Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    Im probly gonna get bashed but the sundown sd line is pretty nice for the money




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    Re: Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    or i can just put some time out and build a custom ported enclosure, i tried a sealed box today, it sounded like crud compared to my custom enclosure for my old sub.




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    Re: Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    My totally biased opinion would be the SSA Gcon.





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    Re: Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    Quote Originally Posted by denim View Post
    My totally biased opinion would be the SSA Gcon.
    Lol

    I voted P3, but realized you want good 40hz instead of good 30hz.

    So I'll agree w/ Denim and say Gcon, or Tantric LD



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    Re: Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedwitt View Post
    Lol

    I voted P3, but realized you want good 40hz instead of good 30hz.

    So I'll agree w/ Denim and say Gcon, or Tantric LD
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    Re: Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    Audio technix stratos




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    Re: Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    My JBL W12 hits to 30 audibly in a sealed box, I think it sounds pretty darn good. But for $180 Gcon all the way




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    Re: Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    Hit up Mylow10 he will have something. An american bass xfl is in his range but not the greatest SQ sub




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    Re: Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    if you have the space, there are a few mb quart pwe 15's around on woofersetc, the work well in a 1.5 sealed box, and i believe they are on sale at around 140 shipped. they have the d2 ohm version. there was a rwe version on sale in the classifieds. they are very efficient and sound very good and don't need gobs of power to reach their potential. if not enough space for a 15, gcon 12.




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    Re: Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    My trunk only has clearance for 12" or maybe 13" so i cant go any more than that.
    From all the votes in the comments and some research on specs and reviews on all the brands mentionedt seems like I will be on the hunt for an SSA GCON since it'll work nicely wired parallel to my amp.

    I also just traded out some unused amps and for an alpine type r newest SWR 300-1000rms version. This was just to try it out to see how it sounds and i can easily sell a type R to all the ricers in my neighborhood. It sounds better than my old subwoofer, it hits more notes and its a lot tighter response.

    However i'll probably run both the type R and SSA gcon with the type r in a smaller box while the Gcon will be in a well designed box that will probably take up more trunkspace. Would that be a good set up for some moderate(key word moderate not good or $$$$ excellent) sound quality with some breathless punch? If not i'll probably sell the alpine at a later date and get a matching SSA if i really like the sub's sound signature.

    thanks for all the replies, you guys have been most helpful
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    Re: Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    Good choice on the Gcon






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    Re: Subwoofer suggestions for budget SQL?

    yeah, gonna have to buy used though, its 239$ at SSA site




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