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    Opinions on compact subs?

    Working on my new setup in my Mazda Protege sedan and would like a sub for decent bass but one that takes up as little trunk space as possible while still getting the job done. I'm currently looking at JL Audio's CP108LG-W3v3 but would love to hear what others have to say. Was hoping to spend less than $200 but could possibly go as high as $300 for the perfect fit.







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    Re: Opinions on compact subs?

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    Re: Opinions on compact subs?

    what size sub or subs and what are your goals ?




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    Re: Opinions on compact subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    what size sub or subs and what are your goals ?
    I'm looking at doing a single 8in sub, and my goal is to get just enough bass that I can listen to hip-hop w/o it obviously lacking bass. I want to use the minimum trunk space possible to make this happen.




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    Quote Originally Posted by kfinn360 View Post
    I'm looking at doing a single 8in sub, and my goal is to get just enough bass that I can listen to hip-hop w/o it obviously lacking bass. I want to use the minimum trunk space possible to make this happen.
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    Re: Opinions on compact subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    hmm, I've been looking at 5-channel amps for this build and most of the ones I'm looking at are between 200-300W at 4 ohms. Also I was hoping to find one already in a box that has a slim profile. Probably should have mentioned the above rather than vaguely asking for the "best" one. I'm looking for something similar in dimensions to the JL Audio 8 I linked to in the previous post.




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    Re: Opinions on compact subs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kfinn360 View Post
    hmm, I've been looking at 5-channel amps for this build and most of the ones I'm looking at are between 200-300W at 4 ohms. Also I was hoping to find one already in a box that has a slim profile. Probably should have mentioned the above rather than vaguely asking for the "best" one. I'm looking for something similar in dimensions to the JL Audio 8 I linked to in the previous post.
    what is your max depth?



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    Re: Opinions on compact subs?

    max depth




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    Re: Opinions on compact subs?

    Jl 8w3v3 sub has mounting depth of 4.63" I seriously doubt you will be happy with one of these on 250 watts in your trunk.

    Sundown E8 is 5" deep and good on 300, I would go with it over the w3 anyday.



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    Re: Opinions on compact subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slo_Ride View Post
    Jl 8w3v3 sub has mounting depth of 4.63" I seriously doubt you will be happy with one of these on 250 watts in your trunk.
    agreed ,he'll need at least 6.5 inches mounting depth




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    Re: Opinions on compact subs?

    Honestly not sure. No set depth that's set in stone. Just would like the overall box to take up as little room as possible while still producing decent bass.




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    Re: Opinions on compact subs?

    get the dc or a sa 8 then ,i think the sa will need a bigger box to get your bass you want ,but again its and 8the dc has been tested and takes well over 1000 rms easy if its a clean signal .you'll also need a ported box ,so that will make it a bit larger as well




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    Re: Opinions on compact subs?

    Quote Originally Posted by kfinn360 View Post
    Honestly not sure. No set depth that's set in stone. Just would like the overall box to take up as little room as possible while still producing decent bass.
    That makes things much easier. I hate dealing with mounting depth issues. I have an MR2 so I know all about them. If you are limited to 300 watts then I can only think of the E8, but do not expect to be shaking the neighbors windows with it.



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    Re: Opinions on compact subs?

    better scoop up the rl-i 8 in the classifieds and replan your amp situation.



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