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    Icon32 Low wattage + cheap subs = good bass?

    My friend asked me to pick out a reasonably priced setup for him, and he really doesn't want to get rid of the amp he has... kicker 400.1 gives out 400+ @ 2 ohms

    He has a poorly built prefab sealed box with 2 JBL SVC 4ohm subs in their.... its not good lol.

    My question to you all... What are some good sub options that will perform well at 400 watts @ 2 Ohms. He defiantly doesn't have the tools or skills to build a box.. ported or sealed. So where are some good places to find an acceptable one. I was thinking about recommending 1 12 ported...

    Sub shouldnt be over $250

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    Re: Low wattage + cheap subs = good bass?

    Dcon 12? Under your budget straight from SSA.



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    Re: Low wattage + cheap subs = good bass?

    I would build a ported box for those JBL's. I used to have a low end JBL on 180 watts in a ported box and it still sounded good.



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    Re: Low wattage + cheap subs = good bass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ineed$ View Post
    I would build a ported box for those JBL's. I used to have a low end JBL on 180 watts in a ported box and it still sounded good.
    problem is.... one of em is blown. and the other is having tinsel lead issues. so hes just getting a new setup. i think the Dcon should be more than enough for him. He will be siked over the price of it.

    where to get a decent ported box tho? he seriously is not going to build one so thats not an option...



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    Re: Low wattage + cheap subs = good bass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryce Hinton View Post
    problem is.... one of em is blown. and the other is having tinsel lead issues. so hes just getting a new setup. i think the Dcon should be more than enough for him. He will be siked over the price of it.

    where to get a decent ported box tho? he seriously is not going to build one so thats not an option...
    With the leftover funds, you may be able to get a custom one? pro-rabbit comes to mind.

    If he can go to Home Depot or Lowe's, they can cut it, he jigsaws, glue and screw, then tah dah.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpin' Goalie View Post
    With the leftover funds, you may be able to get a custom one? pro-rabbit comes to mind.

    If he can go to Home Depot or Lowe's, they can cut it, he jigsaws, glue and screw, then tah dah.
    hm. i didnt know they would cut it. that may be an option. anyone know how much ordering a box online would cost? (approximately)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryce Hinton View Post
    hm. i didnt know they would cut it. that may be an option. anyone know how much ordering a box online would cost? (approximately)
    The majority of people here dislike and distrust prefabricated ported enclosures. Many are poorly designed or constructed.

    pro-rabbit (member here) is affordable, but probably more than "prefabs".

    There are many designers here that can make you a design to spec, digital model, and even a cut sheet, myself included. Though it's hard to beat "Buck's" $1 fee if price is a concern.

    Sometimes you have to find the right guy at Home Depot or Lowe's. Some won't make that many cuts, as they aren't required to.



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    Re: Low wattage + cheap subs = good bass?

    im in nc and have an audioque 10 d4 in a slot ported box i built. Will sell it for 110. could meet up somewhere.



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    Re: Low wattage + cheap subs = good bass?

    Two 12" JL w0 or the new w1 in a medium sized sealed box would sound pretty good.



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    Re: Low wattage + cheap subs = good bass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wingman0121 View Post
    Two 12" JL w0 or the new w1 in a medium sized sealed box would sound pretty good.
    Ive heard the W1's and theyre actually pretty nice ive gotta admit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30hrtz View Post
    im in nc and have an audioque 10 d4 in a slot ported box i built. Will sell it for 110. could meet up somewhere.
    Il let him know. I think hes set on a 12 tho



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    Re: Low wattage + cheap subs = good bass?

    Ia 187



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    Re: Low wattage + cheap subs = good bass?

    So far choices are

    SSA DCON 12"
    Incriminator Audio 187 12''
    AQ SD 2.5 12"

    Any preferences?

    Hes leaning twards the Dcon fyi...



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    Re: Low wattage + cheap subs = good bass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryce Hinton View Post
    So far choices are

    SSA DCON 12"
    Incriminator Audio 187 12''
    AQ SD 2.5 12"

    Any preferences?

    Hes leaning twards the Dcon fyi...
    I would lean that way, too.



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    Re: Low wattage + cheap subs = good bass?

    He should look into mach 5



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    Re: Low wattage + cheap subs = good bass?

    theres always the hifonics HIFI 12. like 35 bucks new run one ported and it will be niceeee. i have a pair on 400 watts only(waiting on an amp to come in) in a box that tuned to 33hz and they are surprising. each sun sees about 1.6 cubes.




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