Have stayed with a stock system since 2000 and haven't bought anything since 1996 I think? So I got the itch again and have put a Alpine CDA9835 powering 2 sets of MBQuart Reference Components (RSC216) in my Durango. Am happy with how loud it gets but bass is missing so I installed my old amp this weekend (Soundstream Reference 700, 500x1 4ohm bridged, 250x2 2ohm stereo, 700x1 2ohm bridged) and connected to old sub box with 2 (12in) Soundstream subs. Sounds bad either blown or messed up from being in damp garage a few years. Sub box is ported and wrong color. I have had bandpass and ported in the past and always felt was too sloppy for my tastes. From what I have been reading sealed boxes are often recommended now. In the past they were never recommended to me. I dont know how my old subs were wired. Believe were dual voice coil and connected together. All I know is amp is bridged with both sets of + wires going into + terminal of amp and both - wires going into - terminal of amp. I guess is running at 2ohm???
Would like your recommendations for subs since I really don't even recognize half of the brands out there. Maybe amp is too small for most systems, but I think it will be enough since the output from HU to components is only 26x4watts. I really dont know how to wire the systems so would need recommendation of sub at whatever ohm rating and then if is a dual voice coil would need to explain how to wire it. I wouldnt mind 1 sub instead of 2 if it would be enough (easier to remove for hauling things and easier to hide from prying eyes) I would probably put in Q-Logic sealed box or have one built custom wherever I get sub. Would like a setup costing less than $600 but higher if that is what it takes for quality.
So if it was you and you wanted sound quality with a Soundstream 700 amp what sub would you pick, how many of them, what ohm rating, how many voice coils, how would you wire it, and what size sealed box would you pick?
Thanks for any and all help. Have been searching the net and found little other than sealed boxes are often recommended and a lot of popups and spyware. I appreciate your input.