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    I need help choosing subwoofers

    In January(tax time) im getting a set of 12's.upgrading from 1 american bass xfl 15.my budget will be $400-450.my friend is gunna build me a custom ported box built to spec and probably a amp rack so $150 will go towards that.so theres $300 left for subs.I was thinking maybe some c2 audio threatcon 2's.the new american bass rx's.or some sundown e series v2's.I my amp is a hifonics gladiator 1400(cea compliant) and I have stock electric so at 2 and 1ohm im only seeing like 8-900rms.im getting a new car so.i'll upgrade to knukonceptz 0 gauge and get a new alt in the future.I listen to rap(decaf).reggae.r&b.and some pop so I want 12's that can get like 28hz low but that can play higher notes too.any suggestions?




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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    Soundqubed hds12's, 139 apeice shipped.




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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    What kind of box do you have the xfl in?




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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    INB4 the forum vendors turn this thread into a sales pitch.




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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    Id run a pair of XFL 12s..Maybe you can trade a 15 for one, and pick another up??Cant go wrong with the XFLs..Thats just me



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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    I really liked the sdc 2.5s but they discontinued them.lol.if get the hds300 which are 1000rms they'll be at half power




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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    I would but I blew my 15 cause I had the bass eq on my amp up to high.rookie mistake om my part.will never happen again.gain was set fine




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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    Quote Originally Posted by BassIsGrace View Post
    I would but I blew my 15 cause I had the bass eq on my amp up to high.rookie mistake om my part.will never happen again.gain was set fine
    Hell, Ive been guilty on several accounts..LOL..Lessons Learned..especially when it cost ya



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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    Was in a ground shaker ported box.3.77cubes before sub displacement.tuned really high I suppose.like 40-45hz.sub couldn't hit anything below like 30hz to well I think.sounded good on young jeezy songs like trap or die and 24 23.didn't hit low bass on hypnotize.was in a rush for bass so I settled for a prefab box.big mistake




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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    Quote Originally Posted by BassIsGrace View Post
    Was in a ground shaker ported box.3.77cubes before sub displacement.tuned really high I suppose.like 40-45hz.sub couldn't hit anything below like 30hz to well I think.sounded good on young jeezy songs like trap or die and 24 23.didn't hit low bass on hypnotize.was in a rush for bass so I settled for a prefab box.big mistake
    Prefab... There's your problem!



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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    A pair of used XFLs can be found for $300 on the forums here, and they are truly great woofers for the price.



    01 Lincoln Continental - Mary

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    Pioneer D Series 6.5" and 6x8" on a VFL150.4

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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    If had a custom box made tuned to like 32 hz and 5cubes I wouldn't have had to use bass eq cause the low end would have been there.its cause the prefab box was giving enough output




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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    Yeah I know.next time I know to have a custom ported box made.I learned my lesson guys:p I would get xfl 12's but I only have like 900rms to work with for now




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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    Maybe sell that amp on craigslist and get something with a bit more power?



    01 Lincoln Continental - Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beatin' View Post
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    Re: I need help choosing subwoofers

    Yeah I could do that but I have stock electrical.I have a stock 130amp alt.and it would take me a while before I could get a high output alt.and batts.next thing on my list is to upgrade to knukonceptz 0 gauge and do the big 3.unless I just run them on half power until I get a beefier amp.like a sound stream tarantula 2000.they do rated power.and upgrade my electrical




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