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    help a newb

    hi im looking at replacing my blown fosgate p2 12" with a new sub or 2 subs. my amp is a pioneer gm5200t. its 380rms bridged at 4 ohms, 190rms X 2 at 2 ohms.

    i was looking at a loaded fosgate ported enclosure matched to a p2 12". i also saw a loaded box from kicker with 2 12" kicker comps. i know the p2 will work with my amp but i dont know if the comps will. they are wired to a 2 ohm final impedance and are 300rms. would i be able to rewire them to a 4 ohm impedance? if so, which would be the better choice, the single p2 or the 2 kicker comps? thanks







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    Re: help a newb

    FYI expect to be replacing those kickers just like your doing with ur P2...



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    Re: help a newb

    really? i always though kicker was a good brand




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    Kicker stuff doesn't sound that great, it only gets loud. I have heard everything in their lineup except L5s and Solo X. Due to your amp's output, you will want to find a sub thats about 400-500watts rms and 4 ohms. What is your budget and the kind of music that you listen to?



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    Re: help a newb

    i like to listen to literally just about all kinds of music, rock, rap, country, even a little bit of frank sinatra lol. im looking to keep things in the $150-$175 range for the sub and enclosure. i was looking at the loaded enclosures. also im not really big into car audio and really dont know much. i also have a sony xplod head unit if that matters. a lot of people said its junk but i have no complaints and i love it.




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    Re: help a newb

    AUDIOQUE SD 12's are on sale for $151 shpped. (600rms continuos watts/ 1200 music peak) they are underrated so they will handle more. i know by exp.....



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    Re: help a newb

    want a pair of gently used audibahn 12's? for a good price? they sounds great and hit hard



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    Re: help a newb

    I recommend this sub: Boston Acoustics G212-4 (g2124) 12" Single 4 ohm G2 Series

    and use the remaining to have a custom made ported box for it.

    Boston Acoustics subwoofers have excellent sq and are pretty inexpensive too. They LOVE ported boxes but do well in sealed boxes, but they dont get super loud sealed.



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    AUDIOQUE SD 12's are on sale for $151 shpped. (600rms continuos watts/ 1200 music peak) they are underrated so they will handle more. i know by exp.....
    wont that be too much for my amp? its only 380rms bridged and 760 max




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    Re: help a newb

    i was also going to ask, i really like how the p2 sounded with rock and country in the sealed enclosure, i just wanted a little more boom when listening to rap. would the ported enclosure accomplish this or will i lose the tight bass when listening to the other genres? the enclosure is said to be tuned specificly for that subwoofer by the factory




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    In most cases sealed gives you better sq while ported gives you better spl. Look into a sa-10 or even an sa-8 both would wrk for you and give you the output ur looking for and they are somewhat cheap.



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    Re: help a newb

    okay that makes sence. so a ported enclosure would be better for rap and sealed would be better for rock and country. could a ported enclosure sound good with rock and country at all or should i stick with a sealed enclosure?




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    If its built right it will sound good on anything.. If its a prefab bought off the floor then no.



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    Re: help a newb

    okay. this was the p2 i was looking at

    Rockford Fosgate® - P2-1X12


    ill still check out the others though too. on rockford fosgates website they say the box it tuned for the sub, idk if thats what you were meaning.




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