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Masted85

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I didn't mean to come off aggressive there just trying to make sure you don't loose faith in a good brand. Like I said, when it comes down to it, I'm a sundown guy, but when you have an suv to fill and a $600 sub budget SKAR takes you far.
Here's those subs in the box and the predicted response graph from bass box pro
It's all good man. Now how would that be facing mounted in the cargo area?
 

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This would be facing the cabin. You don't need to but it would sound better if you walled off the face of the box to isolate the sound. I can make modifications if need be, but I'm pretty sure that box will slide right in, you'll still have your rear seats and you might even maintain some space for groceries behind the box. I have the yukon XL so my rear is larger but this box could go in my car and I could keep my 3rd row seat.
 

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Remember that this is a 4th order enclosure so the only thing that emits sound is the port, which is what would be facing the front of the car.
 

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This would be facing the cabin. You don't need to but it would sound better if you walled off the face of the box to isolate the sound. I can make modifications if need be, but I'm pretty sure that box will slide right in, you'll still have your rear seats and you might even maintain some space for groceries behind the box. I have the yukon XL so my rear is larger but this box could go in my car and I could keep my 3rd row seat.
Could you send me a drawing of the enclosure? I'm very interested in it. If you can with the changes you were speaking of. Also right behind the backseat I was going to make a panel to house my amps, batteries and misc. wiring.
 

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I'm not a good artist but I will try and get the idea on paper. I also know exactly what you mean. There's a perfect spot right behind the seats for equipment. Do me a favor and take some measurements so I know exactly what I'm working with. Remember to account for the box needing to fit through the rear door not just fitting were you want to put it. Also make sure to take into account any angle on the rear seats. Get me those and I'll tweak the design.
 

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Let's see...SSA, Brahma, FI, Sundown and a couple others would be so much better then Skar. Some will let you do custom options as well for the spider, the coil and suspension.
 
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I'm kind of liking the Soundqubed HDX3 18's.
good choice
I personally think Soundqubed subs are not great. Their power handling is good but that's about it. Fs is through the roof, I've heard a few builds with them and granted they're ok but theyre not going to leave you sounding like the best around.
you just gotta know how to tune them. iv'e ran HDC3's before, amazing woofer. back in the day, i liked my aq hdc310 much more than my dd 3510. i had them at the same time. the HD series from SQ, they are some of the best subs for the price, and you can beat the living shit out of them
 
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Let's see...SSA, Brahma, FI, Sundown and a couple others would be so much better then Skar. Some will let you do custom options as well for the spider, the coil and suspension.
I'm a big Fi fan as well. I ran fi bl 18's with full cooling and the works. Idk if they're still this way, but i actually talked to fi about this. they tend to use progressive spiders, and the way they do it really makes for a wide-bandwidth woofer.
 

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good choice


you just gotta know how to tune them. iv'e ran HDC3's before, amazing woofer. back in the day, i liked my aq hdc310 much more than my dd 3510. i had them at the same time. the HD series from SQ, they are some of the best subs for the price, and you can beat the living shit out of them
companies like american bass and SQ, whose woofers literally were carbon copies, they can hit lows well. one of my buddies i built boxes with for a while had a like 2000 buick regal. we did 2 AB's 12's, whatever their 1500w series was at the time. it was a subs up box, with an 8" sono tube firing back. HE HAD TO CUT OUT HIS REAR DECK BECAUSE IT BROKE SO BADLY. HE LITERALLY BROKE HIS REAR DECK from demoing so much and playing lows. i don't remmber what it was tuned to, but he was touching 25-26 hz with authority, and it wasn't all crappy sounding like the sub was struggling.
 

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companies like american bass and SQ, whose woofers literally were carbon copies, they can hit lows well. one of my buddies i built boxes with for a while had a like 2000 buick regal. we did 2 AB's 12's, whatever their 1500w series was at the time. it was a subs up box, with an 8" sono tube firing back. HE HAD TO CUT OUT HIS REAR DECK BECAUSE IT BROKE SO BADLY. HE LITERALLY BROKE HIS REAR DECK from demoing so much and playing lows. i don't remmber what it was tuned to, but he was touching 25-26 hz with authority, and it wasn't all crappy sounding like the sub was struggling.
 

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The FI drivers are one of the most durable out there imo. USA coils, machined and with options. I had mine built for my needs and it was the most durable sub ive ever had. I gifted it to my son to keep it in the family.
Omg... I really tried to kill that poor sub driving it till coil tap and 152.43db from a 20mm xmax 1750 watt single 18. Not a world beating number but for a single ferrite 18 ported?.. Not bad they tell me.
Of course you better be ready to wait a bit but if you can wait its worth it.
My son is already scheming to install that Bl n his next car.
 
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With regards to tuning, doesn't music preference come in as well. At least that is what I have always been told and believed. Mine is set to 37hz for 2 TNT-1044s right now for Metal, Classic Rock and occasionally some rap. Still can't thank the guy above this post enough for all the help he gave me here and outside of here via email.

And as I said I am going to upgrade this upcoming summer to a better subwoofer either dual 12's or a 15" of some sort now that I have a mono-block to push them.
 

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The FI drivers are one of the most durable out there imo. USA coils, machined and with options. I had mine built for my needs and it was the most durable sub ive ever had. I gifted it to my son to keep it in the family.
Omg... I really tried to kill that poor sub driving it till coil tap and 152.43db from a 20mm xmax 1750 watt single 18. Not a world beating number but for a single ferrite 18 ported?.. Not bad they tell me.
Of course you better be ready to wait a bit but if you can wait its worth it.
My son is already scheming to install that Bl n his next car.
buck <3's BL's
 

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I would also recommend DC. They're my favorite personal subs, as in my favorites that I had. I had 2 of the DC XL's 18's in 13 cubes @ 29 hz, 12.3 in^2 per cube. They were rated at 1400 or 1500 watts. My ed 9.1's were only rated for 1200w (at 12.6v). I still did a 149.3 @ 35 hz. It was designed for SPL in mind at all. Those subs could play such a range, i was impressed. i think mike smiley even said something to me about. that was in la vergne tn. I think Tenacious was there too. we ate at zaxby's afterwods. it's all fun and games until you almost lose your rear glass haha
 

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One of those companies? ;)

Only thing worth a damn from them is some of their amplifiers and even then because of the history I wouldn't go near them,lol.

The one Soundqubed mono-block is the upgraded version of the 2K Skar amplifier from what Williston has said from looking at the guts when he did a dyno test on it iirc.

And yeah I lost my rear glass while driving down the rte 53 in my hometown in my '96 Escort GT with a couple of 12" RF Pros at that time. Heard..crackle..crackle...BOOM! That was not a fun bill to pay especially since the insurance company denied it of course.
 

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I would also recommend DC. They're my favorite personal subs, as in my favorites that I had. I had 2 of the DC XL's 18's in 13 cubes @ 29 hz, 12.3 in^2 per cube. They were rated at 1400 or 1500 watts. My ed 9.1's were only rated for 1200w (at 12.6v). I still did a 149.3 @ 35 hz. It was designed for SPL in mind at all. Those subs could play such a range, i was impressed. i think mike smiley even said something to me about. that was in la vergne tn. I think Tenacious was there too. we ate at zaxby's afterwods. it's all fun and games until you almost lose your rear glass haha
So would this be a good buy? XL 18" They have the dual 2 and dual 1 ohm for that price.
 

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So would this be a good buy? XL 18" They have the dual 2 and dual 1 ohm for that price.
I would just get whichever one fits your power levels properly. The new XL's are more powerful then when I had them I believe.
 
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