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Malazan

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I know you guys get tired of this question, but I just can’t seem to narrow down a subwoofer choice

Number of subs preferred: 2

Size preferred (if configuration allows): 12

Budget: Whatever but within reason

Power to be used (which amp(s), include which resistance): Sundown SAZ3000d [email protected]
Space available (take measurements, do not guess): 1 cubic foot per sub

Goals: nice SQ and bass impact

Listening habits:100% Heavy Metal, Classic Rock


Preferred brands/subs/whatever: Not picky, just no garbage brands

The 2 12’s are going in a sealed enclosure in a 4dr Wrangler
 

Slo_Ride

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Wire to 1 ohm and get two Icons.
 

Lasherž

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I know you guys get tired of this question, but I just can’t seem to narrow down a subwoofer choice

Number of subs preferred: 2

Size preferred (if configuration allows): 12

Budget: Whatever but within reason

Power to be used (which amp(s), include which resistance): Sundown SAZ3000d [email protected]
Space available (take measurements, do not guess): 1 cubic foot per sub

Goals: nice SQ and bass impact

Listening habits:100% Heavy Metal, Classic Rock


Preferred brands/subs/whatever: Not picky, just no garbage brands

The 2 12’s are going in a sealed enclosure in a 4dr Wrangler
Your listening habbits are pretty convenient for the space you have, since sealed sound great on bass guitars and kick drums. So you're looking for 2 subs that can be in a 2 ohm configuration close to 800w rms each and do well in a sealed enclosure.


Just a quick crutchfield result. Curious why you're choosing 2 ohms on that amp, isn't it 1 ohm stable @ 3000W?
 

Malazan

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Not sure my electrical will get me to 3000 watts. I have definitely been toying with the idea of 1 ohm. Does it affect SQ?

I have done the big 3, but I only have a 160 amp alternator right now

I was thinking 2 IA LI’s or FI Xv3’s if I went 1 ohm
 

Lasherž

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Not sure my electrical will get me to 3000 watts. I have definitely been toying with the idea of 1 ohm. Does it affect SQ?

I have done the big 3, but I only have a 160 amp alternator right now

I was thinking 2 IA LI’s or FI Xv3’s if I went 1 ohm
Ah, well 3000 is a bit much for a stock system. If you're not looking to change anything else with the car then 2 ohms is reasonable.

Skar SVR-12s for the price range would be okay, not great. Alpines I linked earlier for the middle price range. https://www.hertzaudiovideo.com/car-audio-subwoofers-spl_show-300d/ for upper price range. Maybe someone else has a better suggestion above that range, I don't do competition level sound but I have a hertz SX 380D that I'm very happy with the SQ in a sealed enclosure, especially for the type of music you're talking about.

Edit: Ditched the T5 low end for Skar low end.
 
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BCotrell

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Keep your gains conservative and get d4 subs for a 1 ohm final load and just keep your gains conservative. Upgrade Alt the output doesn’t meet your tastes.
 

Lasherž

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I’m not against going to a more powerful alternator and upgrading battery
In that case I suggest you either take slo_ride's advice with the subs or wait for more feedback. I'm not super familiar with the upper power range subwoofers, but I see a lot of folks mentioning brands I've never heard of particularly at high wattage.
 

devin171moto

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just asking why 12's? wouldn't a pair of tens be better for rock and metal? I've found the sound of 2 10's to almost always feel a little tighter and cleaner than 12's assuming both setups were in correct boxes for that goal
 

audiobaun

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These can be ran sealed in that space for 12s
 

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Crsracing

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I've been doing alot of research on subs that can get loud while still sounding good in a small enclosure recently. at the top of my list is the ssa gcon / icon and the stereo integrity sql-12, although I have only been able to find some pre production reviews on it si seems to be well liked.
 

MattinMO

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I personally would rather do 1 sub ported vs 2 sealed. The Korean sundown amps are powerhouses for sure do you already own that amp or is that what you plan on getting?
 

Malazan

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I already have amp wired up, everything is ready to go , just need some subs. Already have enclosure also

The subs I’ve looked at are

IA Flatlyne
IA LI
DC Level 2
SA SD-3
Alpine type R
FI Xv3
PSI 1
 

wew lad

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They're all great options. It's literally a matter of picking one at this point and putting more time into a good enclosure
 

Malazan

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I've been doing alot of research on subs that can get loud while still sounding good in a small enclosure recently. at the top of my list is the ssa gcon / icon and the stereo integrity sql-12, although I have only been able to find some pre production reviews on it si seems to be well liked.
You might be onto something here, I just checked that sub out and it models pretty well in a sealed 1.0 enclosure


Would you suggest a 1 or 2 ohm wiring configuration?
 

BCotrell

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You might be onto something here, I just checked that sub out and it models pretty well in a sealed 1.0 enclosure


Would you suggest a 1 or 2 ohm wiring configuration?
You pick sub impedance to enable amp efficiency. Wire to one ohm and set your gains conservatively and adjust till there’s not significant voltage drop.
 

Crsracing

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Exactly wire for most efficiency you can always turn it down. And I'm honestly torn between the sql and gcon. Gcon models better under a cube but sql would have more output being a 12 where as I would get the gcon in a 10. Although for you it would be sql or icon.
 

Malazan

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Something that has been bugging me is if I wire for 2 ohms for 800 each, the subs I have been looking at are 1000 RMS subs, does it matter that they are only going to get 800 each?


At 1 ohm I’m 1500 each but don’t think my electrical will get me there

Not sure if I’m over thinking this LOL
 

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