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    Icon12 First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    Ok, so i had this big plan to do 2 dd 9512's. but i realized. that this is my first system and i need bass NOW... and im not rich lol. so im looking at cheaper options.

    Id like to keep it under 250 per sub. i can do 300, but 250 would be nice.

    I would like 2 12's ported.

    Its going in a 2001 ford taurus.. so W=35'' D=28'' H=15"
    It will most likely be sealed off, unless anyone thinks it wont make much of a difference.... my trunk is NOT sound deadened yet so.....

    I was highly considering 2 sa-12's ported tuned between 28 and 34hz at about 3.2 cubes.

    So. My question is...is their a better possible option i could choose? considering the price of those sundowns is a great value for what they are.... or so ive heard.

    Is their any better value than the Sundown Audio SA-12?



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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    Lots of people havin a boner for the Skar VVX-12, but idk how it compares.
    I love me some IDQs though



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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    i wouldnt say better but they get right up their is the AQ sdc's...




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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    i can get 2 sa 12's for about 400 shipped... and i heard the skars were actually not that great? someone on here did a huge review of em. and Im not really looking at AQ because ive heard they dont go very well in the SQ department. im going for a 60/40 spl/sq kinda thing



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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    The sdc2.5's I heard were very musical. All depends in what box you use them in. I have heard SA's and AQ's and to me they are pretty much equal on all lvls. It's not like SA's are know for their great sq ability. Yes, they can sound good but they are far from a sq driver. But if you want a great mix of sq/spl then here ya go - DIYCable.com : Intro Home Exodus Subwoofers



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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    woah, those exodus's look very good. right in my price range. and low Fs is always good in my book how do you guys think i should do my box? i was thinking subs (2) and port to the side (aero) ...good?



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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    Local guy has 2 in a 08 malibu running off an ap1800 and I was very impressed even with an amp that puts out a gobs of distortion the subs sounded very good and got very loud at the same time. As, far as port placement that all depends on what car, what your goals are, etc. How much power do you have?



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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    goals? just like about 70% of the people with subs, i want something loud, but still sounds good... "musical" i guess you could say. Im in high school so impressing my friends is also a factor hahaha

    power wise, i dont have an amp as of right now, but a sundown 1500 should be good right?



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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    Yes but they are expensive lol. if you find a mb quart 1500 i'd snag that




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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    I would go ported tuned around 30hz and if thats a saz-1500 for a pair then you should be good to go. The shvias are a great mix between spl and sq and for the price they are something to look at. PM buck for a box design he only charges $1..



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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by double deez View Post
    Yes but they are expensive lol. if you find a mb quart 1500 i'd snag that
    ^^ Also, a good choice only thing I dont like about MB is they use wayyyyyy to much plastic on their amps. I love the performance of mine but hate the case..



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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by disturbed471985 View Post
    ^^ Also, a good choice only thing I dont like about MB is they use wayyyyyy to much plastic on their amps. I love the performance of mine but hate the case..
    what about the discus series?




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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    I have not had my hands on the older series so I cant say. But the new line does the power for sure but the plastic just kills it for me. I mean to some it might not matter but to me it just looks so cheap and flimsy..



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    Wiring - Knukonceptz everything, Big 3, Sprinter S12V370F & HC1800

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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    when you say the new ones do rated.... are you talking about clean power? ive got a hifonics 100.4 on my speakers. it ***** lol, it starts clipping at about 45 watts haha. but ive heard that MB quart is Maxxsonics best



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    Re: First System. Is this the best choice for me?

    You ever looked into the FI BL's really good sub.



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