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    Need help deciding on subs!

    So right now I have a 1200W Hifonics amp and a ported box for 2 12" subs. I'm trying to find some subwoofers that would work well with what I've got so far. My budget is around 120$ for both (I know it's not much, thats not what I'm asking) Here's what I'm thinking so far:

    Pioneer TS-W310S4 (tsw310s4) 12" Single 4-Ohm Champion Series Car Subwoofer

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    Kenwood KFC-XW12 12" Single 4 Ohm Excelon Series Car Subwoofer

    Any help on deciding which subs are better or any suggestions of other subs in my price range that you believe would be better would be greatly appreciated!







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    Re: Need help deciding on subs!

    I say go with one sub thats a little better like

    9 American Bass XFL 12's D4




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    Re: Need help deciding on subs!

    or you can get a single 15", Whats your goals? To get loud? to sound good? or to get a little bump and budget is the main issue?

    Those kenwoods arent that bad, i've seen them bump decently in a good custom 4th order bandpass.



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    Re: Need help deciding on subs!

    check the sound qubed web site, their new sdc200 12's are 85 shipped apeice and are 600wrms. ooops, you said 120 total. so maybe one good 12.




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    Re: Need help deciding on subs!

    Quote Originally Posted by macsdad View Post
    check the sound qubed web site, their new sdc200 12's are 85 shipped apeice and are 600wrms. ooops, you said 120 total. so maybe one good 12.
    this is what id do, but try and bump your budget up and get two.



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    Re: Need help deciding on subs!

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffdachef View Post
    or you can get a single 15", Whats your goals? To get loud? to sound good? or to get a little bump and budget is the main issue?
    Yea I just want it to sound good and budget is the main issue




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    Re: Need help deciding on subs!

    Also, DD has a new budget line up and they look pretty damned good. Check there as well. One thing to keep in mind when deciding, make sure whatever sub you decide falls somewhat into the specs for the enclosure. Will help with SQ.



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    Re: Need help deciding on subs!

    Quote Originally Posted by blobb454 View Post
    One thing to keep in mind when deciding, make sure whatever sub you decide falls somewhat into the specs for the enclosure. Will help with SQ.
    Well the enclosure I have is vented and has 1.55 cubic ft per sub. Based off that what would your suggestion be?




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    Re: Need help deciding on subs!

    Quote Originally Posted by eherberger View Post
    Well the enclosure I have is vented and has 1.55 cubic ft per sub. Based off that what would your suggestion be?
    Dude I can't remember specs but when you're looking at each sub look at the recommendations for total cu.ft and try to at least stay around that. I highly recommend, when you find a few subs you like, do a search on here. Someone has tried what your considering. Their specs will be on here.



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    Quote Originally Posted by blobb454 View Post
    Dude I can't remember specs but when you're looking at each sub look at the recommendations for total cu.ft and try to at least stay around that. I highly recommend, when you find a few subs you like, do a search on here. Someone has tried what your considering. Their specs will be on here.
    Alright thank you I appreciate the help




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    Re: Need help deciding on subs!

    I used to have the pioneer tsw-308d4 on a hifonics hfi 1500 and they matched up pretty good. They were in an atrend vented box. I had them wired down to 1 ohm and they never blew. I sold them when I got some more money but the dual 4 ohms pioneer's would go nice with that amp in my opinion.




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    Re: Need help deciding on subs!

    Quote Originally Posted by eherberger View Post
    Well the enclosure I have is vented and has 1.55 cubic ft per sub. Based off that what would your suggestion be?
    any of those choices you listed above would work in that enclosure. I'm assuming its a prefabricated enclosure you bought some place else right? A lot of the other brands require a much bigger box with better design so on a budget, your goood with either of them. Not sure about sounded good though, since its a prefab box, it will be tuned kind of high, you wont get super low notes but it should do fine on genres like EDM, Mainstream/radio stations, rock



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