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Old 10-16-2006, 02:10 PM   #1
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Ok, so I decided Id lend a hand to a friend, and help him do his system in the car properly. So far, we have the HU, all the speakers, only thing left to choose is the sub.

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10 or 12", no real preference (see other req's)
Shallow mounting depth
power handling above 200RMS
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Budget $300

Ok, to explain a little, his listening habits are mainly country and classic rock. I think that calls for an accurate sub over loudness. That would mean small sealed enclosure, which is good, as he doesnt want it to take up the whole trunk. Probably sticking with only one sub here. Possibly 2 10's if they can be done with little room lost.

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Old 10-16-2006, 02:56 PM   #2
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Boston G210?

http://www.bostonacoustics.com/car/c...product_id=303

300w RMS. I have the Competitor 1000, their older series that was one below the Pro series in 2000. Probably the same class as this, mine's also a 10" ... BA tends to have somewhat deeper mounting requirements, but this may not be bad. 6-9/16" it says.

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Old 10-16-2006, 04:11 PM   #3
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DIYMA 12" Heavy as all hell, but can run down into a 0.25 cu/ft enclosure.
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Old 10-16-2006, 04:19 PM   #4
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DIYMA 12" Heavy as all hell, but can run down into a 0.25 cu/ft enclosure.
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:26 PM   #5
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Look at the Dayton Audio HO RS series subs too....
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:34 PM   #6
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The IDQ is the perfect beginner sub that I would reccommend to my friends.

I think the 12's RMS is 300 watts (maybe 250, but somewhere in that range), and it can handle the tasks of being pleasantly loud without distorting like an SPL machine....

It's not an overtly large sub, and will take a small box.

Sticking with one sub makes things easier, so I would actually reccomend a one sub system here.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:40 AM   #7
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alumapro bp10. It pounds. I was a sealed SQ bass junkie but this little thing blew me away with it's performance. You can find it pretty cheap. Throw it in the trunk, feed 200-300 watts and enjoy.
http://www.carreview.com/cat/car-aud...2_1808crx.aspx
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:39 AM   #8
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I had a 10' inf. Kappa Perfect. It was only like 149 bucks when I bought it a few years ago in my RSX. It was plenty loud w/ an mtx amp rated at 420w @ 14.4.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:33 PM   #9
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alumapro bp10. It pounds. I was a sealed SQ bass junkie but this little thing blew me away with it's performance. You can find it pretty cheap. Throw it in the trunk, feed 200-300 watts and enjoy.
http://www.carreview.com/cat/car-aud...2_1808crx.aspx
Where did you find this at? Ive read alot of reviews after doing some research that were pretty favorable. I might add this to the list.

Also, whats the scoop on Image Dynamics or Elemental Design?
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:38 PM   #10
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JL audio...my preference. Great clean, strong bass. W3v3's are good...or a W6 but i think for under 300 the w3v3's are nice
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:08 AM   #11
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Where did you find this at? Ive read alot of reviews after doing some research that were pretty favorable. I might add this to the list.

Also, whats the scoop on Image Dynamics or Elemental Design?
I would look at the PG RSD 10/12 and the ED 11/13 series.
www.soundbuggy.com
www.icixsound.com

Those are the forums for PG and ED with plenty of comparisons to other brands. I've done a good deal of research on 10" subs lately and for the price I would probably go with an RSD if I were to buy one right now.
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:04 PM   #12
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Most of my suggestions can be found throughout my Sub FAQ. (Anyone volunteering to help me update this FAQ with more info and some cleanup effort?).

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618889

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Old 10-20-2006, 05:09 PM   #13
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We(Elemental Designs) are actually coming out with a slim mount 10 that sounds like it might work well for you.

http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/pro...roducts_id=106

Definitely shallower than an 11Kv.2, and you don't lose too much output.
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We(Elemental Designs) are actually coming out with a slim mount 10 that sounds like it might work well for you.

http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/pro...roducts_id=106

Definitely shallower than an 11Kv.2, and you don't lose too much output.

Yeah, the 11Kv.2 is being looked at seriously at this point. The slim mount might just be the ticket.
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:18 PM   #15
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We(Elemental Designs) are actually coming out with a slim mount 10 that sounds like it might work well for you.

http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/pro...roducts_id=106

Definitely shallower than an 11Kv.2, and you don't lose too much output.
This one has been a long time coming for you guys (like so many other products). I guess that is really because you let people in from the beginning on what you are working on. I am interested to find someone shoehorning this thing under a seat. If you need anyone to do some Subie testing let me know; I would love to get the sub in the cabin (running a 13Ov2 right now, leaving the e12A in the wife's truck; but growing restless and want to swap some stuff around).

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To tell you the truth, thats all too big if he only listens to that music. I had a buddy build me a custom box (hes into the crazy sound competion crap) he has over 30k in audio inside a non functional car?? haha. So trust me he knows what the F hes doing. My Polk 8", ya thats rite a single 8" that cost $39.00 at Frys, with the custom box & single 400w amp. Side by side it hit harder than the 12" Kicker Solobaric S15L5 800w. Ive see a store selling them with a box for $500?? I can take some pics and post em, nobody ever believes me that its an 8" untill they see it. total cost was $180.00 but that was buddy price on the box. You can build one esay. If you want to Ill give you dimentions.



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Sedona,
How did you get your rear seat to open up? How much work did that take? I ask because I really like it. I have an 04 sti and would love that setup.
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I kicked really hard with my foot an wa la. haha na seriously huh thats Factory? Is it not????
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This one has been a long time coming for you guys (like so many other products). I guess that is really because you let people in from the beginning on what you are working on. I am interested to find someone shoehorning this thing under a seat. If you need anyone to do some Subie testing let me know; I would love to get the sub in the cabin (running a 13Ov2 right now, leaving the e12A in the wife's truck; but growing restless and want to swap some stuff around).

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shoot me an e-mail, cschempp@edesignaudio.com

It's something I've been dying to actually have in my hands for quite a while, it opens so many doors for various vehicles that don't really have the install room, it's insane.
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Well, it looks like the final choice may be the eD 11kv2. Ill keep you guys updated.
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Old 10-25-2006, 12:50 PM   #21
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I kicked really hard with my foot an wa la. haha na seriously huh thats Factory? Is it not????
The STi doesn't have the rear seat pass through like the rest of the Imprezas.
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Bump for an update. 11kv2 arrived, installed, and running off an Alpine MRP-m450 and DAMN, Im ordering one. The thing hits like 2 10's when its loud, but its not muddy. Its clean and accurate with no distortion. Someone else glassed a box in the back of his Volvo, and its NICE. Good workmanship on the box.

Oh, this is the D4 running 400w rms @ 2 ohms.

This, and an AI perfect fit enclosure might be on my list to get soon.
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I have a slightly used MTX...check out my FS threads. I'd be willing to ship. Throw me an offer, i'll get rid of it pretty cheap - its just taking up space in my living room

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I have a slightly used MTX...check out my FS threads. I'd be willing to ship. Throw me an offer, i'll get rid of it pretty cheap - its just taking up space in my living room

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He just posted that he already bought a sub. Look right above your post.
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