Closed Thread
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Reload Thread: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

  1. #1
    cgfcgf's Avatar
    cgfcgf is offline Junior Member



    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    new england
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    After 11 years I finally blew out my JL Audio 10" sub (10W3 D2). Dual Voicecoil

    Amp power will be 150 rms
    Used in Sealed JL Audio ProWedge Box 10"
    It will be used in a SUV in the cargo area.
    I dial my systems in for SQ not boomy loud. Examples of what I'll listen to Primus, Steely Dan, Sting, Robert Plant, U2, Peter Gabriel, Sum 41, Phil Collins for example.

    I'm kind of limiting myself to around $100 because of budget. Here are my current choices. Any help or advice will be a help.

    Sundown Audio - ED10-4 - $104.99 shipped

    JL Audio - 10W1v2 - $109.99 shipped

    Image Dynamics - CTX104 - $89.99 shipped

    All at woofersetc

    I understand these are all their entry level products for the most part but I've read good things on all of them (I really trust the JL after 11 years of solid use - should I cheat on them?).







  2. #2
    Julian's Avatar
    Julian is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    KC,MO
    Posts
    799
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    I would look at the Sound Solutions Audio DCON, fantastic American built/made sub for a unbeatable price.



    Refs:
    sefugi x2, S.DeYoung, SteveMead, chillin, rebelfromva, Got160s?, JL Audio , mclerico83, and BIGJEFF64.



  3. Thanks denim thanked for this post
    Likes denim, SplAffair liked this post
  4. #3
    Random's Avatar
    Random is offline Old School



    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Newark, CA
    Posts
    32
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    Quote Originally Posted by Julian View Post
    I would look at the Sound Solutions Audio DCON, fantastic American built/made sub for a unbeatable price.
    This






  5. #4
    Sonic.'s Avatar
    Sonic. is offline Senior VIP Member



    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    455
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    Dcon !!




  6. Thanks denim thanked for this post
    Likes denim liked this post
  7. #5
    SplAffair's Avatar
    SplAffair is offline I lol'd



    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Knocksville, TN
    Age
    23
    Posts
    2,116
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    dcon!



    Quote Originally Posted by predxen View Post
    Its not as loud as it should be, you stop hearing it about a block away. you should be able to hear it a quarter mile away.
    .
    Quote Originally Posted by hispls View Post
    You need to keep the smoke INSIDE the amplifier. Once you've allowed all the happy smoke to escape the amp will stop working.
    BOYCOTT SKAR AUDIO! SHADY BUSINESS PRACTICES SHOULD NEVER BE ENCOURAGED!

  8. #6
    zako's Avatar
    zako is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    1,347
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    You have very little power and only 10 inch cone to work with in a sealed box. Try to find a subwoofer with good sensitivity. Usually, subwoofers with massive power handling, voice coils, and mile-long xmax will not get you there. My top pick would be the Peerless XXLS (not XLS) as they are ranked as some of the best subwoofers for SQ at any price. They're rated for 175watts RMS which is perfect for your setup (though you could run a bit more to them, but not by much). This one a little out of your budget though. Another subwoofer to look into is Dayton Reference HF10 (the 4ohm SVC version). These also have good sound quality and sensitivity. Peerless and Dayton Reference had been tested on Klippel with good results regarding low distortion, etc. If you want to go cheaper look into the Infinity Reference. These are cheap and I hear not bad for the money, with good sensitivity.




  9. #7
    vector's Avatar
    vector is offline Member



    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    I agree with the DCON advice not going to go wrong there. Also if I were you I would find a 10" sundown SA10 or skar vvx-10 on the sale forums.




  10. #8
    rebelfromva's Avatar
    rebelfromva is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    3,818
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    96 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    I was Going to suggest ssa dcon but after reading a few guys beat me to it.



    09 Cobalt LT
    Headunit -Alpine CDA-9887
    Front Stage - PHD FB 6.1 PRO SIX M/B, FB 5.1 m/b, FB 1.1b tweets
    Highs amp -Pheonix Gold Xenon 100.4 & 200.4
    Sub stage - 2 DC M2 LVL 5 12s
    Sub amp - 2 DC 5.0Ks
    Electrical - Singer 270 alt, big 3 0/1 & 12g ofc audio technix, 2 XS d3400s
    Deadener - 80 mill Audiotechnix deadener
    "Trunk hit hard like Kimbo Slice"
    TEAM DC AUDIO

  11. #9
    cgfcgf's Avatar
    cgfcgf is offline Junior Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    new england
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    Thanks for the quick replies. Looks like I'll look into the Sound Solutions Audio DCON.




  12. Likes denim liked this post
  13. #10
    DoesDad's Avatar
    DoesDad is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Tulsa, OK
    Posts
    2,342
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    Smart choice. You can't really go wrong with the Dcon's. Check out the reviews. All 5 stars on all of them. Kid I used to work with has a couple 12's in a custom box. He's loud! He's giving them 400 a piece or so and they not only take it like champs they're also one of those subwoofers that sound better the louder you go. Just my opinion and my 2 cents.




  14. Thanks denim thanked for this post
    Likes denim liked this post
  15. #11
    Below20hzonly's Avatar
    Below20hzonly is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    East Grand Forks, MN
    Posts
    866
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    yup
    Quote Originally Posted by Julian View Post
    I would look at the Sound Solutions Audio DCON, fantastic American built/made sub for a unbeatable price.




  16. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    any wet spot i can find
    Posts
    3,282
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    50 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    Quote Originally Posted by cgfcgf View Post
    Thanks for the quick replies. Looks like I'll look into the Sound Solutions Audio DCON.
    lol...lot's of nuthuggery itt
    MSW | Car Audio Stereo, Car Subwoofers, Car Amplifiers and Speakers




    "Bailout: Taking a trillion dollars from the people and giving it to the banks so the banks can loan it back to the people, at interest!"

  17. #13
    zako's Avatar
    zako is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    1,347
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    Quote Originally Posted by vector View Post
    I agree with the DCON advice not going to go wrong there. Also if I were you I would find a 10" sundown SA10 or skar vvx-10 on the sale forums.
    With only 150watts of power and in sealed box??




  18. #14
    vector's Avatar
    vector is offline Member



    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    Quote Originally Posted by zako View Post
    With only 150watts of power and in sealed box??
    Your right, I was posting late last night while pming another member and drinking. And nuthugging.

    Luckily everyone had already given him the right answer.




  19. #15
    Julian's Avatar
    Julian is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    KC,MO
    Posts
    799
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)

    Re: Help choosing $100 Sub - Sun Audio, JL, or Image Dyanamics

    Quote Originally Posted by quackhead View Post
    Nutthuggery? Not at all it is fact, the DCON is a far superior subwoofer in comparison to the ones listed.



    Refs:
    sefugi x2, S.DeYoung, SteveMead, chillin, rebelfromva, Got160s?, JL Audio , mclerico83, and BIGJEFF64.



  20. Thanks denim thanked for this post
    Likes denim liked this post
Closed Thread

Similar Threads

  1. oxygen audio (o2) or image dynamics
    By jaytoofly in forum Speakers
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-19-2009, 07:23 PM
  2. BETTER SUB?? RE Audio Se12 or Kicker l712
    By bradknob in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 01-01-2009, 12:50 AM
  3. JL Audio 12W3V3 or Image Dynamics ID12D2 V.3
    By bighedstev in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-18-2008, 06:39 AM
  4. JL or Image dynamics
    By liftedcj7on44s in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 04-25-2007, 11:35 AM
  5. IDQ or JL or Kicker "What subs would you choose?
    By nofriends46 in forum Subwoofers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-30-2002, 01:45 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may post attachments
  • You may edit your posts

1e2 Forum