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    Hello everyone, Im new here and the reason why I joined is because Im having a problem deciding on what sub to get with my amp. My amp is a Hifonics BXi1210d. At 4 Ohms it has 450 watts RMS, at 2 Ohms it has 900 watts RMS and at 1 Ohm it has 1200 watts RMS. Right now I have it powering an 4 Ohm DVC 10" Alpine Type R in a sealed box wired to 2 Ohms. It sounds okay but I have a friend thats interested in buying it so I figured it would be a good opportunity to get a new sub more suitable for my amps power. The Type R is only rated at 500 watts RMS so obviously its overpowered. Anyway, I was leaning towards JL Audio but I dont know if I should get a 10W6v2 which is 600 watts RMS at 2 Ohms or a 10W3v3 which is 500 watts RMS at 4 Ohms. I want good SQ but at the same time I want SPL. Im only looking at 10" subs because I have a Mustang and trunk space is limited. I cant get a W7 because my amp cant handle that subs weird Ohms and plus, that sub is way out of my price range..

    What other brands are out there that I can research about or consider? Thanks in advance!







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    Re: Subwoofer choice with Hifonics BXi1210d amp

    get 2 w6 and don't look back clean and loud..... w6 do good even in small boxes




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    Re: Subwoofer choice with Hifonics BXi1210d amp

    You wil not get good SPL out of any JL sub, a bit on the W7 but not much. You will be disapointed by both the W3 and W6s output. Just shop around and you can find the W7 for under $400, save a bit if you must.

    If you are not hung up on JL look at FI, DD, DC, Sundown, SSA, Acendent, ID, Ground Zero and many more options.



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    Re: Subwoofer choice with Hifonics BXi1210d amp

    Alright thanks guys. Well, if I were to pick either SQ or SPL, I'd pick SQ. I can't use a W7 because my amp can't handle it. Well, I dont think it can. Also, I'm only planning on using one 10" sub because of space. I guess it is realistic to think that I wont get SPL, that's fine with me though.

    I want to use 1 10" sub around either of the amps power ranges. 1 Ohm 1200 watt RMS sub, 2 Ohm 900 watt sub or a 4 Ohm 450 watt RMS sub. I'm pretty new to car audio so I don't know any brands except the mainstream ones. Ex. Alpine, JL Audio, Infinity.




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    Re: Subwoofer choice with Hifonics BXi1210d amp

    SSA Shop - SoundSolutionsAudio 12" SSA ICON Sub woofer

    get the dual 2, that way you can wire it to 1 ohm. rated for 1000rms but can take more. SSA is notorious for their SQ. the DCON is their main SQ sub but its only 300rms. the ICON is basically an all around SQL sub




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    Re: Subwoofer choice with Hifonics BXi1210d amp

    Alright I'll take a look at those. Thanks!

    So is W3 and W6 out of the question?




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    Re: Subwoofer choice with Hifonics BXi1210d amp

    Quote Originally Posted by arbs View Post
    So is W3 and W6 out of the question?
    No, it's totally up to you, but they won't be any louder than the type r. They'll prob sound better & be slightly less loud.



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    Re: Subwoofer choice with Hifonics BXi1210d amp

    Hmm, how about a 10" type x? 4 ohms DVC. Rated at 1000 watts RMS. I can wire it down to 2 ohms. What would sound better(SQ)? 1 10W6v2 or 1 10" type x? Anyone have experience with both? I can get them for almost the same price.




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    Re: Subwoofer choice with Hifonics BXi1210d amp

    i would choose the ICON over the type x or w6. overall better quality and built in the USA




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    Re: Subwoofer choice with Hifonics BXi1210d amp

    I'd honestly stay away from the mainstream subs no matter what, only because they've established such a huge reputation over the past 20+ years that they're turning into the junk that every other product is. They're more flashy, pricey, and underperforming than they used to be. I'd go with the SSA Icon linked to earlier in the topic, or if you want something that will be loud while sounding good, get the Image Dynamics IDMAX. IDMAX10-D2 IMAGE DYNAMICS 10" IDMAX SUB 2 OHM SUBWOOFER | eBay




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    Re: Subwoofer choice with Hifonics BXi1210d amp

    Thank you guys very much for your quick responses. It's helping me out a lot! Feel free to let me know of more subs that I can use. My friend didn't buy my sub yet so I still have time to do some research.




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    Quote Originally Posted by globalminds_ent View Post
    people think that companies are so much better than each other when it comes to amps, but this is all a game people..all of this **** is the same, now some are better than others but in the end all of this **** is the same. These companies want u to fight over who is the best. When honestly there is probably 2 or 3 huge companies that make every single amp on the planet. Wake up people.u don't no who owns this stuff and u don't know who owns these build houses.
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    Re: Subwoofer choice with Hifonics BXi1210d amp

    get 2 sa10d4's and be done with it already!



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    Re: Subwoofer choice with Hifonics BXi1210d amp

    Quote Originally Posted by arbs View Post
    Thank you guys very much for your quick responses. It's helping me out a lot! Feel free to let me know of more subs that I can use. My friend didn't buy my sub yet so I still have time to do some research.
    Can you tell me what SQ means to you?



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    Re: Subwoofer choice with Hifonics BXi1210d amp

    the funny thing is most people say thet want SQ when they have no idea what is really involved in acheiving SQ. If a car is built for SQ it will require a ton of deadning and sealing.
    If you take a SQ sub like the W6 and put it in a car that is not set up for SQ it will just sound good no more. Set the car up right and it will sound real good like it was built to.
    If you take a SQL sub and put it in the same setup it will sound the same and be much louder! Panels flexing and trim rattleing quickly take away from the advantage of a W6.
    And that type R will be much louder then the W6..



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