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    Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia?

    Really....

    Remember the day when it was all soundstream Exacts and SPL's, JLW6's (dual 6ohm), PPI flat pistons, and Kicker solobarics (round ones) and an occasional Rockford power or punch DVC? Is it me or do NONE of the new woofers sound like these dinosaurs? I remember a completely different sound... don't get me wrong I like alot of the new stuff but... I have the itch to hear that old-school sound... Do I just remember it differently and I'm crazy.. or was it actually different??



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    Because Kicker kx's are rated a rms. rms and watts are not the same. So kicker kx2500.1 is x 2 = 5000.




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    Re: Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia

    You are crazy..


    Lots of more modern subs sound just as good if not better then those you listed..




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    Re: Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia

    Quote Originally Posted by teamquakecelica View Post
    Really....

    Remember the day when it was all soundstream Exacts and SPL's, JLW6's (dual 6ohm), PPI flat pistons, and Kicker solobarics (round ones) and an occasional Rockford power or punch DVC? Is it me or do NONE of the new woofers sound like these dinosaurs? I remember a completely different sound... don't get me wrong I like alot of the new stuff but... I have the itch to hear that old-school sound... Do I just remember it differently and I'm crazy.. or was it actually different??
    subs, on a whole, are better today. it's nostalgia that makes it seem they sounded better.






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    Re: Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia

    Quote Originally Posted by teamquakecelica View Post
    Really....

    Remember the day when it was all soundstream Exacts and SPL's, JLW6's (dual 6ohm), PPI flat pistons, and Kicker solobarics (round ones) and an occasional Rockford power or punch DVC? Is it me or do NONE of the new woofers sound like these dinosaurs? I remember a completely different sound... don't get me wrong I like alot of the new stuff but... I have the itch to hear that old-school sound... Do I just remember it differently and I'm crazy.. or was it actually different??
    What about the M&M Godfather's and the Kicker C and F series, those are the old school! Dont think those are old school yet!



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    Re: Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia

    Quote Originally Posted by kcdc30 View Post
    subs, on a whole, are better today. it's nostalgia that makes it seem they sounded better.
    Yeah, probably lot of truth to this.



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    Re: Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia

    I bought a pair of round kicker solo-barics 15's to test this very same theory out. I'm sure there are better subs now but you didn't need much power to move the old school subs like you do for newer subs.




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    Re: Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia

    Quote Originally Posted by teamquakecelica View Post
    Really....

    Remember the day when it was all soundstream Exacts and SPL's, JLW6's (dual 6ohm), PPI flat pistons, and Kicker solobarics (round ones) and an occasional Rockford power or punch DVC? Is it me or do NONE of the new woofers sound like these dinosaurs? I remember a completely different sound... don't get me wrong I like alot of the new stuff but... I have the itch to hear that old-school sound... Do I just remember it differently and I'm crazy.. or was it actually different??
    Every sub you mentioned is easily eclipsed in performance by even modestly priced subs today. In terms of linearity, distortion and linear output.....it's not hard to find a dozen reasonably priced subs on the market that are superior in every category.

    Like someone else said....it's probably a combination of nostalgia and inexperience (back then) that makes you think the old subs sounded better.

    Also depends on what type of system you are listening to. Output has increased dramatically aswell. If you spend all of your time listening to high output, high distortion & poorly damped "street beater" setups that sound like *** but get loud.....yeah, compared to those type of systems the older setups probably did sound better.




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    Re: Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia

    Quote Originally Posted by DBBOOM View Post
    What about the M&M Godfather's and the Kicker C and F series, those are the old school! Dont think those are old school yet!
    You must be older than me...
    I don't remember that gear..

    on topic: ****... I guess I woun't do an old-school setup..... way to bust my bubble



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    Originally Posted by big@b
    Because Kicker kx's are rated a rms. rms and watts are not the same. So kicker kx2500.1 is x 2 = 5000.

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    Re: Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia

    Why not? That was my original plan. I wanted to run all US Amps and a single 15.



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    Re: Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia

    An old school system would be awesome. Grab some old Hifonics Cheater amps and Some old Soundstream subs. I am old school all the way. Low Power and Great sound. I would love to do an all old school hifonics system but im doing an all new school hifonics system,




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    Re: Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia

    Quote Originally Posted by Worstenemy453 View Post
    An old school system would be awesome. Grab some old Hifonics Cheater amps and Some old Soundstream subs. I am old school all the way. Low Power and Great sound. I would love to do an all old school hifonics system but im doing an all new school hifonics system,
    Low power? What made you come to that conclusion? Lots of old school amps put out a ton of power..



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    Re: Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia

    I do miss some of the old subs, I remember my 10" Petras from back when. Old Kicker Comps, black cone with gold lettering.




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    Re: Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia

    Quote Originally Posted by teamquakecelica View Post
    You must be older than me...
    I don't remember that gear..

    on topic: ****... I guess I woun't do an old-school setup..... way to bust my bubble
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    Re: Old school subs... does nothing realy sound as good... or is it selective amnesia





    these subs (which I currently have away in storage) were Best Buy's top subs back around 1998. I remember these subs hitting real hard in my friend's car. Rosy i think.



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