I currently have an 12" MTX sub in a sealed enclosure, but it seems like it's on its last legs, so it's time for a replacement. Willing to spend in the ballpark of $200, and looking for SQ over earth-shattering bass.
Amplifier is a Kicker ZX700.5, RMS Power Rating:
4 ohms: 70 watts x 4 chan. + 210 watts x 1 Class D Sub channel
2 ohms: 85 watts x 4 chan. + 420 watts x 1 Class D Sub channel
4 ohms (bridged): 130 watts x 2 chan. + 420 watts x 1 chan. (2 ohms sub channel, 210 watts @ 4 ohms)
I've got very good sound quality and imaging right now (at least I think so) with DLS MS6 components up front and Focal 690CAs in the rear deck. All audio is tuned through a car-computer with custom audio drivers, with a 80Hz high pass for the front and deck speakers, and 80hz low-pass for the subwoofer. All speakers are also time-delayed according to their distance from driver's seat. (More info on carputer here: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/312330...-solara/page-2)
Here are my current box dimensions that I would like to re-use if possible
***EDIT*** I forgot to account for MDF thickness. Volume is actually 1.17 cu ft.
So far, I've looked at the RE SE12, the Boston Acoustics G5 (pricey), and some image dynamics. What other subs would pair well for this setup? I am willing to buy a new box if necessary, but I'd like to avoid it. Also, if it's absolutely impossible to get good SQ (tight, clean bass) with this little power, I'd consider adding a separate amp but I REALLLLLY don't want to.
Thanks in advance for the help!