Best budget 12?


TrevorP

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First off, I don't want to inconvenience anybody too much so if there's already a thread about this somewhere, leave a link. I am looking to build a single 12 setup on a high school budget. I am pretty flexible in box requirements up to about 2.5ft^3. I'm looking for something around 400wrms between about $100-$125. I am only going to have it on 200 watts for a while (jbl gx-a602) until I upgrade my amp and move the old one to mids+highs. Anyway, I was looking at the soundqubed hds2.1, DC level 1, Sundown LCS, and Rockford fosgate punch p2. If anybody has any experience with these or other subs in this price range, let me know. Thanks.

 

youdoofus

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First off, I don't want to inconvenience anybody too much so if there's already a thread about this somewhere, leave a link. I am looking to build a single 12 setup on a high school budget. I am pretty flexible in box requirements up to about 2.5ft^3. I'm looking for something around 400wrms between about $100-$125. I am only going to have it on 200 watts for a while (jbl gx-a602) until I upgrade my amp and move the old one to mids+highs. Anyway, I was looking at the soundqubed hds2.1, DC level 1, Sundown LCS, and Rockford fosgate punch p2. If anybody has any experience with these or other subs in this price range, let me know. Thanks.
i have 2 P3 12"s and wouldnt go the rockford route again if i was in the market. FU audio has some good budget subs fwiw

 
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youdoofus

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Best all around subs under $100: 

American Bass XD series

B stock sundown E series

Blaupunkt gbw120

Infinity ref1270 or jbl s2 series
you really need to let the folks know about the funky pups mayne... keepin that secret to yourself is just mean. you 'fraid that people might just shake their vehicles down to a pile of bolts or somethin?

 

THATpurpleKUSH

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you really need to let the folks know about the funky pups mayne... keepin that secret to yourself is just mean. you 'fraid that people might just shake their vehicles down to a pile of bolts or somethin?
It's part selfishness on my part because I want to hoard them but also a public safety issue, you wouldn't want to sit next to a car with so much bass that the next note could vaporize your car into a pile of dust and soiled underpants. 

 
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BOOMINGRANDPA

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you really need to let the folks know about the funky pups mayne... keepin that secret to yourself is just mean. you 'fraid that people might just shake their vehicles down to a pile of bolts or somethin?
pretty sure they're illegal in 32 states.. not here though just saying

 

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Personally, I'd find a used Sundown SA-12. B-stocks are $170. You can find them used for about $120-140. If you only use 400 watts then put it in the largest box you can fit. Spend and extra $50 on the amp and I think you'd be more than satisfied 

 

THATpurpleKUSH

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View attachment budget 12s.pdf

Personally, I'd find a used Sundown SA-12. B-stocks are $170. You can find them used for about $120-140. If you only use 400 watts then put it in the largest box you can fit. Spend and extra $50 on the amp and I think you'd be more than satisfied 
On 400w the SA would be the least loudest in 2.5 at 32hz compared to XD1244, Ref 1270 and the cheapy Blaupunkt 12.  :banghead:

 
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I suggested the op spend a smidge more on the amp, bump it up to 600 watts. Also, I have no experience whatsoever with the XD so I can't really comment on it. If he plans to stick with 400 watts and according to what you say then the XD would probably be a better choice. Cheaper for sure.  :thumbupw:

 

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