Had my G35 coupe for a few months now... I've ditched the Bose headunit but the speakers dont provide enough clarity OR bass. So time to replace all those and add a woofer.
Originally I wanted to go for a W6, recommendations on this site have convinced me I can get better for my money... and I will but for now I want to put together a simple sub stage that gives me decent SPL- without putting SQ at too much of a risk. a Single sub probably in a sealed enclosure.
My head unit is Pioneer AVH-P8400BH
I want to spend less than $200 on a sub that will match up with an amp I already have. I have two amps. A kicker ZX400.1 (449 watts RMS @ 2ohm) and an MTX Thunder 942 (700 watts Bridged into 4 ohms).
Right now the woofers Im looking at are Kicker CVR, Infinity Kappa Perfect, Alpine Type R or JL 12W3. I'd like to stick with the CVR because it matches the kicker amp perfectly and is only $75. How much better subs are the Kappa Perfect($200), Type R ($150) and W3($180)?
Whichever sub I choose is going to be thrown in a 1.2cube sealed enclosure I previously had a CVR in for now... and probably have an enclosure built next month if Im not pleased with the sound of the new woofer in my old enclosure in my G.
If you're gonna come in here and recommend an obscure brand that only you car audio enthusiasts know about thats fine, just link me to somewhere I can get that sub delivered to VA in the next week... if there is a 21 day build time or anything of that nature Im not interested. I want to have this equipment installed this time next week! Like I said this is a quick fix!
Im very interested in Sundown, DC and Incriminator audio (seem to be the biggest recommendations around here) but I want to make sure I have proper funds (power/wiring/enclosure) because once I figure out what I really want Ill probably be having a fiberglass enclosure built.
And even if you hate all mainstream car audio... out of the wooofers I listed which do you all prefer? (My guess W3 > Kappa Perfect > Type R > CVR?)
Thanks in advance guys!