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    Wondering about sub choice

    Lets start with where the system is headed. Eventually these will be in the vehicle (2007 Buick Lucerne):

    Kenwood DNX6960
    Polk MM651 fronts
    Polk MM691 rears

    For the sub I currently have (pulled from my old car):
    Kenwood KAC-529S 120wx1 amp
    MTX Thunder 6000 12" sub
    Off the shelf enclosure

    This car I am doing a little different, I am more geared towards quality than quantity. One other concern is space, I need as small as possible. In my old car the MTX with Kenwood did fine although it could have been tighter.

    What I am wondering is should I keep the 12", replace it with something like a nice Polk MM1240, ditch all that and go with a pair of 8" MM840s? What do you think? I am primarily concerned with tight, clean, low bass that will probably never be heard outside the vehicle.

    Any thoughts appreciated!

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    Re: Wondering about sub choice

    dayton reference is a great choice for you.

    what is your budget?

    so are you looking for the just a sub(s)? or an amp also?




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    Re: Wondering about sub choice

    I don't think I really need an amp more than what I already have for what I am trying to accomplish. The setup I already have is more than "loud" enough. I mainly want better quality sound, and if possible, a smaller space taken up. As for budget, I would not mind spending a few hundred on a sub.

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    Re: Wondering about sub choice

    Quote Originally Posted by flea77 View Post
    I don't think I really need an amp more than what I already have for what I am trying to accomplish. The setup I already have is more than "loud" enough. I mainly want better quality sound, and if possible, a smaller space taken up. As for budget, I would not mind spending a few hundred on a sub.

    Allan
    so how much does your amp produce? as in how much was your previous sub getting




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    Re: Wondering about sub choice

    Kenwood Mac-529s, 120watts bridged into one 4 ohm 12" sub.

    I was thinking the 12" Polk would be a better sounding sub and I think it requires a smaller enclosure which is two good things. I also thought about a pair of 8" as that might be slightly smaller than what I have and probably tighter, but I might loose some of the lower end.

    Torn and confused.

    Allan




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    Re: Wondering about sub choice

    Quote Originally Posted by flea77 View Post
    Kenwood Mac-529s, 120watts bridged into one 4 ohm 12" sub.

    I was thinking the 12" Polk would be a better sounding sub and I think it requires a smaller enclosure which is two good things. I also thought about a pair of 8" as that might be slightly smaller than what I have and probably tighter, but I might loose some of the lower end.

    Torn and confused.

    Allan
    Well dang, 120 watts aint nothin to us lol.

    But like i said earlier, dayton reference




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    Re: Wondering about sub choice

    Yes, I know, years ago been there done that, dual 15"s in a small car with 800 watts at 2ohms. Don't want to go there again.

    So you think Dayton reference over Polk? And one 12 or two 8s?

    Allan




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    Re: Wondering about sub choice

    Quote Originally Posted by flea77 View Post
    Yes, I know, years ago been there done that, dual 15"s in a small car with 800 watts at 2ohms. Don't want to go there again.

    So you think Dayton reference over Polk? And one 12 or two 8s?

    Allan
    120 watts for 2 8s? Not necassary. One 12 will be fine.




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