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    Whats a good 12" Subwoofer for me?

    Hey guys
    First time post long time lurker, so I know there are a ton of experts on here with great advice. This is not another one of those threads where I'm going to ask for advice and then ridicule you guys for it...I dont drive a Beimer...hahahaha
    Anyway...

    Ok important info required by the experts:

    Goals: 1 or 2 12" subwoofers for daily music (mainly hip hop, rap, r and b, rock, and country lol)

    Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram Quad Cab

    Space Available: Roughly 3.68 cb ft before displacement

    Measuremants for box space: 34" Long up to 12" High and 15" Wide

    Amp: JL 1000/1

    SPL vs SQ: I like to feel bass :p but SQL would be cool "edit" and I would also like it to play low like a 15 Since I dont have the proper space for one

    Sealed vs Ported: I love ports but if need be I will run sealed because of the limited space.

    Budget: up to $300 total for the Subwoofer(s)

    Box Build: I would like to try my hand at building it myself that way I can get the experience of it and know exactly how it is set up so if i run into any problems or what not later on I know it wasnt some 2 bit shops fault

    Box Design: well thats still up in the air because I have no clue on that subject at all lol

    I think I covered all the bases needed. If not please feel free to ask for more input
    I have only ever run an Alpine Type R, JLw6, and a couple Type S's. I dont need it to say Kicker or rockford or any of that, so I will consider all subs
    Thanks again guys.
    Look forward to reading responses.

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    Re: Whats a good 12" Subwoofer for me?

    what amp will you be using



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    mate.... your in an excellent position with $300 looking for a 12'' sub here.

    there's hundreds of SMASHING subs in the classifieds, half of which i'd buy just to have (love custom subs!!)




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    Re: Whats a good 12" Subwoofer for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zigg View Post
    Hey guys
    First time post long time lurker, so I know there are a ton of experts on here with great advice. This is not another one of those threads where I'm going to ask for advice and then ridicule you guys for it...I dont drive a Beimer...hahahaha
    Anyway...

    Ok important info required by the experts:

    Goals: 1 or 2 12" subwoofers for daily music (mainly hip hop, rap, r and b, rock, and country lol)

    Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram Quad Cab

    Space Available: Roughly 3.68 cb ft before displacement

    Measuremants for box space: 34" Long up to 12" High and 15" Wide

    SPL vs SQ: I like to feel bass :p but SQL would be cool

    Sealed vs Ported: I love ports but if need be I will run sealed because of the limited space.

    Budget: up to $300 total for the Subwoofer(s)

    Box Build: I would like to try my hand at building it myself that way I can get the experience of it and know exactly how it is set up so if i run into any problems or what not later on I know it wasnt some 2 bit shops fault

    Box Design: well thats still up in the air because I have no clue on that subject at all lol

    I think I covered all the bases needed. If not please feel free to ask for more input
    I have only ever run an Alpine Type R, JLw6, and a couple Type S's. I dont need it to say Kicker or rockford or any of that, so I will consider all subs
    Thanks again guys.
    Look forward to reading responses.

    Zigg
    Crap lol
    completely forgot about the Amp!! totally thought i put it on there lol


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    Re: Whats a good 12" Subwoofer for me?

    how much money ya got




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    Re: Whats a good 12" Subwoofer for me?

    can build you a custom 12" using a tc9 motor, built to ur power and sound liking....




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    Re: Whats a good 12" Subwoofer for me?

    I am not against custom subs at all as they would obviously be better than mass produced in china or korea or anywhere else thats outsourced lol. However, I am completely oblivious to alot of the specs on subwoofers :p hence why I am on this forum trying to soak up all the knowledge and learn a thing or two :p.
    so if you want you can educate me on what stuff like tc9 motors are and all of that jazz I would be more than willing to entertain the advice
    thanks




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    Re: Whats a good 12" Subwoofer for me?

    the tc9 is a tc sounds based motor that is widely used for sql to spl subs. companys such as eclipse,ed,automobile,orion,shocker,si,and many others. it is a 8" diameter motor that comes with 2 or 3 3/4" slugs or 2 1" slugs.




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    Re: Whats a good 12" Subwoofer for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPLaudio View Post
    the tc9 is a tc sounds based motor that is widely used for sql to spl subs. companys such as eclipse,ed,automobile,orion,shocker,si,and many others. it is a 8" diameter motor that comes with 2 or 3 3/4" slugs or 2 1" slugs.
    Definitely consider this OP. Keep in mind that custom subs, in many cases, are a lot cheaper to have fixed, should something happen in the future.



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    Re: Whats a good 12" Subwoofer for me?

    Thanks for all the advice
    I will definately consider a custom subwoofer So SPL if you would like to you can PM me the "norm" questions that you normally ask someone your doing a sub for and then I can ask you whats that mean, whats the difference, would that be better? lol
    And I cant believe how a trolling thread about BMWs gets to like 19 pages in 2 days but my thread is just creepin on by lol
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    Re: Whats a good 12" Subwoofer for me?

    ZIGG there is a guy in englewood on Craigslist selling an Adire Audio Armageddon 12 for 100 bucks. Its an absolute beast and I suggest that you pick it up



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    Re: Whats a good 12" Subwoofer for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by nateberrier View Post
    ZIGG there is a guy in englewood on Craigslist selling an Adire Audio Armageddon 12 for 100 bucks. Its an absolute beast and I suggest that you pick it up
    Any more input? Thought SPL would have pm'd me by now but I guess I have to start the ball rolling

    Well tried to contact the craigslist guy and no response so guess its sold or he didnt want to sell it to me :p
    asked him what kind of listening and power it saw daily and no response

    thanks guys




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    Re: Whats a good 12" Subwoofer for me?

    I'd stick with a single ported 12 for sure.



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    Re: Whats a good 12" Subwoofer for me?

    I have a 15 that may be up your alley, i think the guy sold it pm me, i live near you.



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