Any advice would be appreciated.


raylee785

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Hello. I gave up on car audio for a while. When my last system got stolen, it left a bad taste in my mouth and just couldn't bring myself to spend another nickle or hour on it. This time around I am not going to put quite as much money and time into it but still want something that hits me in the chest when I turn the knob. I've got a 2011 ford edge. Some decent after market door speakers are all I've done. My last system was components up front with a Rockford amp, a pair of JL 12s powered by a Rockford amp, wiring and a capacitor, and deadening throughout the vehicle. Was a Civic (which still rattled). I guess to make what should be a short post long, I listen to rock and rap. Want pretty loud with decent sq. I'm planning on just doing an amp and sub(s). I've seen mention on this forum a number of brands I'm not familiar with. Sundown comes to mind. When I was into it, it seems like the brands to have were the ones I bought. Are those brands still any good or am I paying for a name? Can I get a good amp and sub for 500-600 total that will give me what I'm looking for? Recommendations? Is it better to get 1 good sub vs 2 ok subs? I'm thinking a 10 or 12. Is a 10 big enough to fill the space if my Edge? What I'm reading here is that the sub is only as good as the box. I am not a carpenter and dont want to build if undont have to. Are there any good pre-built boxes? Not sure if I've provided enough info but any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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i have the 500 watt version of that amp, its solid. i like it a lot. does like 630 watts, scoped it myself
 

nauc

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and id build a box. or have a shop build you one. worth the extra $ in the end, imo
 

danielbea122

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I second the Sundown sa12. I have a single sa12 in my 14 Corolla

And this amp is like $175 on Amazon Soundcubed s1250 amp - 1250rms

that is if you want to run a single 12
 
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raylee785

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Tnaks for the advice. Anyone running the Soundquebed s1-1250? Does it actually put out 1250 rms?
 
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raylee785

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Thanks Ripken. Ordered my sa12 d2 and s1-1250 today. Going to the local shop later today to have em start building a custom box. Wont get the sub for like a week so I'll hop back on after install and let yall know how it turned out. Thanks for the help all!
 
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raylee785

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Having them build to recommended manufacture specs of 2 cubic feet and 35hz. Any good reason to do it different?
 

nauc

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that should be good

make sure you set the amp gain right. heres how...


heres the test tones...

 

MineSoundsBetter

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JL Audio has a powered sub. The driver is matched to their enclosure and the built-in amp is matched to the driver.
Amazon.com: JL Audio ACP112LG-TW1 400W MicroSub+ Amplified Subwoofer Ported-Enclosure System with Single 12" 12TW1 Subwoofer: Gateway
 

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JL Audio has a powered sub. The driver is matched to their enclosure and the built-in amp is matched to the driver.
Amazon.com: JL Audio ACP112LG-TW1 400W MicroSub+ Amplified Subwoofer Ported-Enclosure System with Single 12" 12TW1 Subwoofer: Gateway
He already stated that he order the Sundown and SQ amp. You're gonna get laughed outta here if you keep making these retarded post.
 
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raylee785

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So, finally got the SA-12 and s1-1250 installed in custom box and holy crap! Must say, truly impressed with the combo. I did not expect to get that much output from a single 12, it pounds! Thanks for all the advice, greatly appreciated.
 

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