8" sub reccomendations

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  1. nobusiness

    nobusiness New Member

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    so i've finally installed and amped my speakers (crystal csc60 and boston rally rc620) and im just not getting the bass i want. As space is a consideration, i really just want to go with one quality 8" sub that will get me some descent bass. What are some reccomendations (both amp and sub) for this? I'm going for more sq than spl (obviously), are any of the following going to suit my needs for subs?

    jl 8w7
    kicker solobaric (sq down the shitter, i know...)
    jl 8w6

    realistically i want to go dvc, and it is apparent that my brand scope is not that wide from the subs listed above, so feel free to reccomend other subs. I also have a 2 channel clarion amp which matches my speaker amp (230W@ 4 ohm) that i could use....but it probably wont have enough juice for a dvc sub (possibly 3 ohm though).

    any help is appreciated
     
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    look at elemental designs?
     
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    never heard of them, i'll check them out.
     
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    hmm, i like the reviews the 8" sub got. It would be nice if clarion would rate their amps like a normal company instead of me having to figure out wtf my amp is capable of. It looks lilke dual 2-ohm voice coils would be the way to go and just wire them to the right and left outs of the amp with a mono input. The amp ratings (my extra amp) are:

    Clarion APX201.2
    Max output: 220W (110x2)
    Continuous: 100W (50x2) no impedance rating though
    2-ohm stereo output 110x2 (i have no idea if this is RMS)
    Bridged power 220x1 (again, no idea if it is RMS)

    I had this amp driving 2 JL 10W0 subs at a 2 ohm load and it rarely went into protection from overheating, and the subs actually hit pretty descently. I guess my question is would this amp be sufficient to power 1 9kv2 sub with dual 2 ohm voice coils?

    thanks
     
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    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    2nd that. I have a 11kv.2. I love it.
     
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    what amp/voice coil config are you running with that?
     
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    SQ wise how do to the SSs do? what would they exceed/compare to? the price is definately right
     
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    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    i would compare it to the w6v2 8" driver in terms of SQ. I personally like the sound of my TC sounds drivers( O series eD subs and RL-p ss subs) more than the JL w6 and w6v2 series drivers i have owned.

    I would definitely buy the RL-i 8 if i wanted to do a smaller driver for an application such as yours.
     
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    unless you're going to pump some serious power into a stout 8, i would look at an efficient 10, dual 2 ohm and series the voice coils then bridge the amp.
     

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