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    Best Bang for your buck?

    Ok here are my options. I can either go to the local car audio store, pay all mrsp and let them throw something in my truck. Or research, do it myself, save a ton of money and get better sound. What are the main aspects to look at when buying subs and what do they mean. I have been doing some serious research but various websites have different information. Im new to the game and just need some guidance on what to look for. Thank you.



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    Re: Best Bang for your buck?

    FIrst off what is your goal, to get loud, or to get quality bass? WHat size sub were you looking to get, and what kind of install are you aiming for?....Their is a ton of information on this site and many people to help you save TONS of money, but we need to determine your goals/budget first.



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    Re: Best Bang for your buck?

    Thnx for bein cool about it.

    I have 2 grand. I need Subs and a amp. Im looking for two 12 inch. I want more of a HIT out of my subs, not so much the "thunder". No distortion what so ever.




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    Re: Best Bang for your buck?

    What is thunder?




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    Re: Best Bang for your buck?

    Look into anything with a tight suspension...multiple spiders...MTs or BTLs for example .... my boss man's Death Penalties are also very stiff and Matrxx Dudes American Bass HDs

    throw in a couple of batteries, acouple runs of 1/0 and say a Incriminator 40.1 (if you can find one on here) ... you should be good to go



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    Re: Best Bang for your buck?

    i will actually be in indy tomorrow night, and definately need an excuse to get the hell away from the wife and the inlaws. If u want to come to carmel or broadripple, ill meet u and have a beer. we can chat and lay out a budget plan.

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    Re: Best Bang for your buck?

    10" Subwoofer = OZ Matrix Elite

    12" Subwoofer = RE Audio SE

    15" Subwoofer = Dayton DVC

    Components = Phoenix Gold RSD

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    Re: Best Bang for your buck?

    Allright I got a start. Thanks a lot. Just gotta do more research. This stuff is so fu#$ing complex.




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    Re: Best Bang for your buck?

    AQ HDC3 hit super hard in the correct ported box $219 - 289
    AQ 2200watt amp is around 389
    HO alt is gonna run $2-400
    150 on 1/0 guage
    200 on extra bateries

    Plenty of subs that will work you almost have enough cash to look at a RE XXX which is SQL beast low end monster.
    A used Critcal mass UL 12 might run you $800 here and a kicker 2500 are about $450 all day in the classifieds the rest is on HO Alternator wire and batts, this woudl be a serious SQl system for 2k.

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    Re: Best Bang for your buck?

    Quote Originally Posted by eastfootball View Post
    Thnx for bein cool about it.

    I have 2 grand. I need Subs and a amp. Im looking for two 12 inch. I want more of a HIT out of my subs, not so much the "thunder". No distortion what so ever.
    Go with 2 12" sealed, since you want a tight "HIT" 2 grand is a very nice budget

    Look into IDMAX , jl w6v2, jl w7, fi Q, diamond D9, Those will fit the bill nicely



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    Re: Best Bang for your buck?

    the only problem with getting them too big is space. I mean they have to fit under the back seat and the box has to have enough room for them to function to their potential. Im gonna measure it out tomorrow and get some dimensions. Cuz i know a w7 isnt gonna fit.




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    Re: Best Bang for your buck?

    Might be worth waiting a month or so and getting the new Stereo Integrity Mag subwoofers. They should be available by then, and would fit under the rear seat of your truck.

    (1) Sundown SAZ-1500D - $300ish
    www.sundownaudio.com/pp1500d.html
    (2) 12" SI mag subs - $250 each
    www.stereointegrity.com/mag.php
    http://stereointegrity.com/forums/index.php

    The sub will do perfect in a 1 cubic foot enclosure and 500 - 1000 watts. The sundown will be able to throw about 750 watts to each sub, and you have enough room under each seat for them. Factor in wiring, an deep cycle (or additional) battery, and you're still well under budget.

    That would be an absolutely amazing substage.

    Are you looking for headunits, component speakers, or a component amp?



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    Re: Best Bang for your buck?

    Quote Originally Posted by maldecido33 View Post
    Might be worth waiting a month or so and getting the new Stereo Integrity Mag subwoofers. They should be available by then, and would fit under the rear seat of your truck.

    (1) Sundown SAZ-1500D - $300ish
    www.sundownaudio.com/pp1500d.html
    (2) 12" SI mag subs - $250 each
    www.stereointegrity.com/mag.php
    http://stereointegrity.com/forums/index.php

    The sub will do perfect in a 1 cubic foot enclosure and 500 - 1000 watts. The sundown will be able to throw about 750 watts to each sub, and you have enough room under each seat for them. Factor in wiring, an deep cycle (or additional) battery, and you're still well under budget.

    That would be an absolutely amazing substage.

    Are you looking for headunits, component speakers, or a component amp?
    thats a good point, forgot it was going in a truck



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    All I've ever owned is trucks, and i just did a pretty ****** install in my rooms 01' extended cab chevy.



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