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    Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    Funny as it sounds I'm trying to help my dad pick out a sub for his motorhome. He does NOT want something loud. He just wants it to sound good. So I'm going to set him up with a 8" sub in a sealed box, I'm thinking 150-200 RMS. I want to get the best sq sub I can find so he's happy with it. I'm thinking maybe the image dynamics ID 8 or maybe a dayton audio? Let me know if you have experience with either of these subs or i will take any suggestions. So what do you guys think? what is the best sound quality reasonably priced 8" sub around 150-200 rms?







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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    Dayton should be fine




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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    the new dc8



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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    JBL GTO 8, it was used in a world championship SQ car. Or Dayton

    I have an ID8 but I haven't tested it out yet.



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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    Hybrid Audio Technologies.



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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by T 2 View Post
    JBL GTO 8, it was used in a world championship SQ car. Or Dayton

    I have an ID8 but I haven't tested it out yet.
    Really the JBL is that good of sound quality? It's only like $60 so if its that good than that would definitely be an option. Let me know about the ID8 also. I've seen good things online but Im curious about your personal opinion




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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by T 2 View Post
    JBL GTO 8, it was used in a world championship SQ car. Or Dayton

    I have an ID8 but I haven't tested it out yet.
    Usually JBL's lower priced stuff is garbage




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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

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    Hybrid Audio Technologies.
    Haven't heard of them lol




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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwindbag View Post
    Usually JBL's lower priced stuff is garbage
    I haven't ever heard the GTO 8 in person, but I've seen a few good reviews on it on other forums. It's obviously not going to want a ton of power; it's more of a SQ woofer.

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    Haven't heard of them lol
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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by T 2 View Post
    I haven't ever heard the GTO 8 in person, but I've seen a few good reviews on it on other forums. It's obviously not going to want a ton of power; it's more of a SQ woofer.

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    Yeah it will only be getting 150 rms I believe.




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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    I've heard good things about dayton also. But the one that is 150 rms didn't look to great compared to the others. Anyone have a dayton model to suggest? I don't want to get one more than 200 rms because I won't have the power to push it




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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwindbag View Post
    Really the JBL is that good of sound quality? It's only like $60 so if its that good than that would definitely be an option. Let me know about the ID8 also. I've seen good things online but Im curious about your personal opinion
    I'm running 2 of them in my trunk setup on 400 watts for the pair and I have to tell you, these things really sound great sealed and ported.
    I keep thinking I want to change to a pair of 10's or a single 12, but honestly, I can't justify it, The GTO804's just sound great.



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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    Precision Power PPI A.8SQ 180rms just got one for my HT setup and it sounds better than the dayton I had in there.




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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by sbelew View Post
    I'm running 2 of them in my trunk setup on 400 watts for the pair and I have to tell you, these things really sound great sealed and ported.
    I keep thinking I want to change to a pair of 10's or a single 12, but honestly, I can't justify it, The GTO804's just sound great.
    Does it get really low? How does the sq compare to other sq subs you've had/heard?




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    Re: Best 8" SQ sub opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by T 2 View Post
    JBL GTO 8, it was used in a world championship SQ car. Or Dayton

    I have an ID8 but I haven't tested it out yet.
    Agree, the JBL GTO 8 is great for the price. I had two of them running off of 500 watts and they handled it nicely, I was extremely satisfied with them!
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