Whats up, I've just gotten back into the car audio game after taking like 15 years off. Stuff's changed since then, so I need some help finishing my system build--choosing a sub. I've been looking and reading for months...and there's just too many to choose from. Back in my day there were only a few makers, and there wasnt any in-ter-net, so what they had at the shop was what you got...unless you called crutchfield on the telephone and ordered that way. Thanks in advance.
Here's my plans & needs:
I've got a civic hatch, and I want to build an enclosure in the center of the spare tire so it's totally hidden. I think I can get a max of .75 cubic feet, depending on how tall I make it. Probably 7-8" max, so the mounting depth is gonna be around 5.5." The rim is a 13" so I'm looking at a 10" or maybe something smaller, and probably in a shallow mount.
I don't listen to rap, so I don't need CRAZY bass, but I do want it to sound good if I ever play something with lots of low bass. Sound quality is my main priority, cheap is the other main priority: $100 max, unless it's a really good sub. I'd love to get one of those $40 ones but they probably ****.
Here's what I got so far:
My amp is a 6 channel Phoenix Gold xs6600 that puts out 125w X 2 for the sub channels. I'm running 6.5" fronts and Boston Acoustics rx97 (old school) 6x9s in the rear. The head unit is a Sony GT700HD that's feeding the amp via 6 ch pre-outs.