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    Kicker CVR or Alpine Type S?

    Okay so currently I have a single 12" Kicker Comp in my '02 Cavalier, I like how it sounds but I want an upgrade. I want to know what you think I should get, 2 12" Kicker CVR's or 2 12" Alpine Type S's, I listen to everything from hard low hitting rap to fast hitting metal and dubstep. I want a woofer that offers improved SPL from my Kicker Comp but also something that doesn't sound terrible. I'm leery about the Alpine Type S's because I've heard they absolutely can't handle more than their RMS and my Kicker Comp is hooked up to an amp at twice it's RMS and have had zero problems. What should I do?







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    Re: Kicker CVR or Alpine Type S?

    much better subs out there for the coin mate, s type (****) imo but I don't mind the sound of the kicker comp vr's (if that's what you have) change your box




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    Re: Kicker CVR or Alpine Type S?

    What other brands might you suggest, I'm fairly new to the car audio scene and I've only ever heard kickers...




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    Re: Kicker CVR or Alpine Type S?

    Incriminator I-series, sundown e, ssa dcon, DC lvl 2






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    Re: Kicker CVR or Alpine Type S?

    What amp and box do you currently have?






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    Re: Kicker CVR or Alpine Type S?

    I think a pair of Sundown E series would be up your alley.. and would perform better than the other two given options.




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    Re: Kicker CVR or Alpine Type S?

    Well right now I have a Kicker DX500.1 powering a single 12" Kicker comp. the box I purchased was a $60 ported box from Best Buy. I'm honestly looking for an all around subwoofer, one that can handle fast hitting kick drum bass of metal down to the lowest electronically produced bass. I'm interested in the Sundown E's it's just that I've never heard them for myself. If I were to go with the Sundowns I'd have to go with the 10's because I know they like bigger boxes and my tiny cavalier trunk wouldn't be able to fit a box with 2.0 cu. ft.




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    I'd do the sundown personally. Get a box designed and built. Don't buy a prefab






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    Re: Kicker CVR or Alpine Type S?

    A custom ported enclosure will give you the biggest increase in output and sound. Whichever sub(s) you choose, design and build your own, or have someone build one for you and have it shipped.



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    Re: Kicker CVR or Alpine Type S?

    Check out C2 Audio Threatcon 2 12's. I have two 12's in the trunk of a Dodge Neon, not much difference in size as your Cavalier, and these things are simply awesome!!!! In my opinion for the money there isnt a sub that can touch them.




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    Re: Kicker CVR or Alpine Type S?

    With your amp I'd say one sundown sa 15.



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    Re: Kicker CVR or Alpine Type S?

    Well yhanks for the advice I'm gonna go with two of the Type S's. I've heard them and I like how they sound, I'm far from done with car audio though so I'm definitely going to invest in other brands down the road.




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