So I've been patiently waiting to replace the stock stereo system in my car and I came home to discover my parents had taken to a local shop to get a setup installed, as a early birthday present, while I was away for 2 1/2 weeks for work. I am fairly happy with it... but not entirely impressed or happy. The bass sounds "muddy" and while it sounds awesome for hip hop/rap and a handful of tracks of what I normally listen to-- it just doesn't seem right for most of what I listen to. Plus I no longer have a trunk thanks to the huge ported box.
So I am thinking of possibly swapping out my subs for something else. I have searched the forums but everything I found related to the type of music I listen to seems to focus on 12" or larger... so it would not help in the trying to reclaim my trunk space.
Car: 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer
Amp: Kicker 11DX600.5 pushing 300w @ 2 Ohm for the subs
Current subs: pair of 12" Kicker CompR in a Kicker ported box
(Link to the exact setup HERE)
I listen to various types of EDM probably 75% of the time. Artists/DJs like Armin Van Burren, Sander Van Doorn, Zedd, Foxes, Krewella, Afrojack, etc. The rest of the time it is a fairly even mixture of rock, hip hop/rap, R&B, and country. Maybe slightly more country than the rest.
Does anybody have any recommendations for smaller subs that would allow me to enjoy the type of music I usually listen to, yet take up much less space? Looking to keep the same amp for the time being but would prefer subs that could handle slightly more power as I will probably end up upgrading the amp sometime next year when I re-do the door speakers and head unit.