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What brands do people like for subwoofer? What series or model?

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sundown sa is best selling of all time.. i have a fu750 pretty nice and under $200.. depends what budget is, how many u want and how much power u have or will have and if u have the electrical to support that amp


KENWOOD X301 HU, PRECISION POWER Phantom 1000, FU 750 12, 2.1cfad ported, soundqubed 6.5" coax/doors, hp & lp xover on hu, AGM starting batt...

Boomin_tahoe said:
2 ohms rule

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Probably under $150 for a single sub under 800w rms

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9 minutes ago, Joel114 said:

Probably under $150 for a single sub under 800w rms

sealed or ported box?

 


KENWOOD X301 HU, PRECISION POWER Phantom 1000, FU 750 12, 2.1cfad ported, soundqubed 6.5" coax/doors, hp & lp xover on hu, AGM starting batt...

Boomin_tahoe said:
2 ohms rule

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1 minute ago, BOOMINGRANDPA said:

sealed or ported box?

 

I have not decide yet, what is the difference in should? It would be in my trunk and I would make my own box.

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3 minutes ago, BOOMINGRANDPA said:

sealed or ported box?

 

nevermind ported boxes are two complicated

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Just now, Joel114 said:

nevermind ported boxes are two complicated

lol ported is by far the loudest., it does take a while to learn about them.. if u just want like 2 subs in sealed box look at alpine S or dayton 12's


KENWOOD X301 HU, PRECISION POWER Phantom 1000, FU 750 12, 2.1cfad ported, soundqubed 6.5" coax/doors, hp & lp xover on hu, AGM starting batt...

Boomin_tahoe said:
2 ohms rule

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For home: Hsu Research and Velodyne

For cars: SoundSplinter


Signature out-dated. Still own most of the below equipment though.

Kenwood KDC-X889, Orion 8004, Directed 1500D, SoundSplinter RL-p 15" D2, CDT ES-620 and CDT UP224 upstage kit, BXT RAAMmat (TRUNK) Dynomat Extreme (DOORS & REAR DECK), Stinger 150 Amp Circuit Breaker, Stinger Fused Distribution block, Audiobahn 0 guage power and ground, Audiobahn 4 guage pwr/grnd (amps), 12 guage Rockford Fosgate speaker lines (sub), 15 guage Rockford Fosgate speaker lines (comps), Kicker Interconnects X3 and Optima Yellow Top.

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i like my RE HC and SE

gonna use the HC for home theater.... yum ! ?


Alpine 9887, Oz ME 180CS, RF R500X1D, 12" RE SE Sealed, Second Skin Damp Pro

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Sundown, Dayton, Fi, Ascendant, Audio Frog, Illusion, SSA, ....... and on and on. Lots of good stuff out there.

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Yes, SSA for sure.


 

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On 10/13/2018 at 7:48 PM, Joel114 said:

nevermind ported boxes are two complicated

"Two" complicated?  Or too complicated? Either way, it's not any different than a sealed enclosure for the exception of a port/vent and a few more added pieces to the puzzle/box, as well as specified tuning.  Pictured below is a pic of my most recent finished sub enclosure, t-line. It was fairly easy to build, as long as you follow the plans/drawing correctly. And Those of us who have been building boxes a long time will find it easy, but in this case it was several more pieces to assemble vs. a regular ported box.

 

My brands, Sundown, and DC Audio.

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Polk Audio MM6501 comps

Wolfram amps coming soon, 3000.1, 125.4

2 Sundown Audio X 15's Tuned @ 30Hz.

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3 hours ago, Boomin_tahoe said:

"Two" complicated?  Or too complicated? Either way, it's not any different than a sealed enclosure for the exception of a port/vent and a few more added pieces to the puzzle/box, as well as specified tuning.  Pictured below is a pic of my most recent finished sub enclosure, t-line. It was fairly easy to build, as long as you follow the plans/drawing correctly. And Those of us who have been building boxes a long time will find it easy, but in this case it was several more pieces to assemble vs. a regular ported box.

 

My brands, Sundown, and DC Audio.

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I decide I was going to build a ported and got help here.

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I see Sundown, SSA, FI, Dayton, DC, CTSounds and ImageDynamics as the most common brands.

 

As far as box, If you plan to build it, I recommend you post a WTB box design. Should be like 20-30 with a cutout sheet (maybe a few bucks more). All you do is buy wood and follow instructions.

Make sure to KNOW the subs model, amp model and area where box will go.


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On ‎10‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 10:48 PM, Joel114 said:

nevermind ported boxes are two complicated

Only to people who don't know how to make a box.  lol

 

I've made numerous boxes for others as well as for my own cars.  Once you understand the principle of it, building a ported box is simple.  There are countless ported box "calculators" online to help.  Imagine doing this using equations back in the day without the internet.  That was difficult.  

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Front -- Morel Maximo 6 6.5" components

Rear -- Pioneer TS-A1686R 6.5" speakers

Sub -- American Bass XD1044 (pair)

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8 hours ago, nvturbo said:

Only to people who don't know how to make a box.  lol

 

I've made numerous boxes for others as well as for my own cars.  Once you understand the principle of it, building a ported box is simple.  There are countless ported box "calculators" online to help.  Imagine doing this using equations back in the day without the internet.  That was difficult.  

I decided to make a ported and got help here

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If you like, we have a design service on the SSA Store.


 

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Note: This list was already existent, I just updated it and moved some brands around. If anything looks weird or out of place i may have overlooked it.

We've broken this section into 4 categories:
1: Bad
2: Questionable
3: Good
4: Highest quality

Bad

Absolute
American HiFi (Rockwood)
American Pro
Audiovox
Automobile
Becker
Blackmore
Boschmann
Boss
Craig
DHD
Dual
Emerson
JDL
Jensen
Kenford
Kole
Kraco
Kronik
LA Sound
Legacy
MA Audio
Optimus (Radio Shack)
Pheonix Digital
Planet Audio (Boss, by any other name)
Power Acoustik
Profile
Pyle
Pyramid
Rockwood
Sound Storm
Sparkomatic
SPL Audio
Stetsom
Thump
Ultimate Sounds
Urban Audio
US Amps- the newer stuff
Visonik
Volfenhag


Questionable

Alphasonik
Autotek
Audiobahn
Audiopipe
Blaupunkt
Aiwa
Crunch
Elemental Designs (eD)
Hifonics
Hollywood
Kenwood (amplifiers)
Lanzar
Lightning Audio
Matsui
MB Quart
Nakamichi (newer products)
NVX Audio
Onyx Mobile Audio
Panasonic
Phoenix Gold (ask on specific models)
Pioneer (amplifiers and speakers)
Precision Power (PPI) (newer non-US made amplifiers)
RE Audio- newer stuff
Rockford Fosgate (lower series products)
SAS Bazooka (all products)
Sony Xplod
Vibe


Good

Alpine (amplifiers, Type-R speakers and subs)
Altec Lansing
Alumapro
Ample Audio
Ascendant
Audio Development
Avionixx
Boston Acoustics
Cadence
Cerwin Vega (subs)
Clarion (head units)
Clifford (alarms)
Cliff designs
Coustic
Crescendo Audio
Crossfire
Crystal
DC Audio
Directed (DEI)
Dynamat
Earthquake
Eaton
Helix
Hushmat
Illusion
Incriminater Audio 
Infinity
JBL (amplifiers)
JVC Digifine
Kenwood Excelon (HU)
Kicker
Kinetik (batteries)
Lunar
Massive Audio
Memphis Audio
MTX (amplifiers)
Orion (newer products)
Phoenix Gold (some models)
Pioneer- HU's
Polk Audio
Powerbass
Rockford Fosgate (Power Series amp and subs)
Second Skin (deadner)
Skar Audio (owner/company seems to be very shadey/unethical)
Soundstream
SSA Audio
Stereo Integrity
USAcoustics
Viper/DEI (alarms)


Highest Quality

a/d/s
Adire
Alpine (head units, signal processors)
Arc Audio
Audax
Audio Control
Audison
Brax
Butler Audio
CD Technologies (CDT)
Diamond Audio (HEX)
Digital Designs (DD)
DLS
DynAudio
Eclipse (Fujitsu Ten)
Esoteric Audio
FI Audio
Focal
Gladen
Harrison Labs
Helix
Hertz
Hybrid Audio
Image Dynamics (ID)
JL Audio (W6v2, W6v3, W7. ZR components,Slash and HD series amps)
KEF Kar components
Kove
Luxman
McIntosh Laboratories
MMATS
Morel
Mosconi
Nakamichi (Older products)
Ohio Alternator
Orion (older products)
OZ Audio
Pioneer Premiere (head units)
Precision Power (PPI) (Art series amps, old)
Rainbow
Resonant Engineering (RE) Older Stuff
Rockford Fosgate (older 1980s and 1990s models)
Sinfoni
Streetwirez
Stinger
Sundown Audio
Treo
Tru tech
US Amps (older amps)
Wrangler Alternators
XS Power (batteries)
Xtant
Zapco
Zed Audio
*Funky PuP 

 

 

 

I hope this helped good luck mate! :)

Edited by Jack Stuivenberg

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Ive enjoyed the American Bass XFLs thus far, I ve beat the crap out of them and even played mildly and never had any issues. Money well spent. American Bass XO series subs are pretty decent for the money.Dayton HO subs are nice for the money, Ive enjoyed a couple sets of PSI platform 2, and 3 subs.. a few Polks, cheap Lanzar Max Pros, Alpine Type Rs,Elemental Designs,MTX 9500 series,Sound Qubed HDS and HD series older versions,Some older USA made Audiobahn AW series subs likethe AW 1008T, and AW1006t,Immortial series,Bostons,JBLs,Eclipse,The Skar VVX series was a decent sub,Audio Tehcnix Trapo series,NVX subs are not too bad, ran a pair of 12s that did fairly nice,Some old earthquakes old Kicker Still water series,M&M,JLs,MB Quart,S.Streams,God Fathers,Atomics,Arc 1ks,older DD subs,Older RE subs,Older SPL DVC 1 ohm subs did nicely,Icons were some nice subs,SA I never got what I wanted out of them after about 8 different enclosures but did do nice just not what I was expecting,FIsubs were really nice prob should have kept those 4 12s.there are quite a few options out there. Just depends on what vehicle you have and what spece you are willing to give up and what kind of power you are wanting and all that comes with a budget, possible electrical upgrades ect to be considered and type of music along with proper tuning/proper enclosure for that sub/subs


2)American Bass VFL Mini Hybrid 4480.1D@1ohm Ea 4)American Bass XFL DVC 4ohm 12s@2.06cu Ft Ea.@32htz CDT 6,5 HD6 Briax.,CDT CL60,CDT 25 tweets,Kicker KS25 tweets Autotek Mean Machine 99@2ohms,Autotek BTX 7204@40hms AlterStarts Alt 255A/Dallas,Tx,2)Orileys Super Start AGM batts(1more coming)Cadence CCA 0ga on Big 6,AudioTechnix 0ga CCA Kicker Kq9 Eq,Eclipse CD3000(lookingfor upgrade)StingerPro Distro,3)XS Scorpian 8in Scroll Fans 1998 3dr Xcab Chevy(under construction,but operational)

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Good list, but SSA needs to be bumped up a level. ;)


 

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