A good 10" Sub?

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  1. ww_Crimson

    ww_Crimson New Member

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    Just picked up a 2004 GTO, the trunk is beyond small so im looking to put something small and powerful in there that won't take up a ton of room.

    I'm looking for a sub with a decent amount of kick and bass but I don't need it to knock me out of my seat. Would I be better off with a ported box or a sealed enclosure? Any recommendations on specific subs? My price range is <200 including the box.
     
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    do you already have an amp?

    You could get an alpine type r for $115 shipped onlinecarstereo.com that'll handle unlimited power

    you can pick up boxes pretty cheap.
     
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    darealfukindeal OT Supporter

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    i just bought 2 alpine type r 10"s with a hifonics brutus 1606d amp
    and a dual slot ported box
    luckily for you, you can get a single box enclosure with a type r, for less than 200.. if you have an amp that is
     
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    Small Sub = RE Audio RE10 (or 12) or SR10 (or 12). I'll put either up against Alpine Type-R's or MTX for output and clarity....we recently replaced an MTX T7512 w/ an RE12 and the customer was MUCH happier w/ output and quality.

    Ported enclosure would be your best bet if you are looking for higher output w/ less wattage. However, ported enclosures often are much larger than their sealed counterparts and are much more finicky when it comes to getting them tuned properly (correct size, etc...)
     
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    I will always recommend an JL 8w7 in a ported box.
    I have had mine for years, and always been happy with it.
     
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    Alpine Type R in a sealed box or even a JL 8w7 in a ported box. but keep in mind you need the right amp to get full potential
     
  7. adidas1882

    adidas1882 do it do it do it

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    i bought my sister a Alpine type R powered by a JL 500.1 for her b-day.
    Gain was set a little over 1/2. The sub blew....got a new sub from the retailer.....sub blew
    its a goods ub for the money and it sounds ok
    unlimited power?.................:hsugh:
     
  8. tjamz

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    Unlimited power???? ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? I am 100% certain this amp will completely destroy that little "Hype-R" sub http://www.zapco.com/prod/comp_prods/c2k4kwFrame.htm

    [​IMG]
     
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    Just because the gain was only at 1/2 doesn't mean the signal wasn't getting clipped (doesn't mean it was either). I agree, they sound ok though.
     
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    adidas1882 do it do it do it

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    im sure they knew what they were doing....
    the install manager(at the time) who is a friend of mine did the work
     
  11. twistid

    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    type-r's are my favorite name brand sub, but i never seen a jl amp that wasn't junk.
     
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    I'm not saying they did it wrong, I didn't know who installed it, but even the best make mistakes from time to time when it comes to gains.
     
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    That isnt the point. JL amps do rated power and have so many regulatory devices on them that I am willing to bet he couldnt send more than 750-1000w with a fully clipped signal to the Hype-R.

    It's a 3" coil moving 2-3" tops in a confined environmnet, they arent the budget power monsters some people like to make them out to be. :)
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    i have never seen a jl amp in person, that there wasn't something wrong... the other shop in town picked them up, after we dropped them... so all we see are their failures, and it's a wide spectrum of failures that we see.

    type'r's sound great, and handle a decent amount of power... the only pair we had to RA was the gen before this, and they were welded when a kicker amp went bad... they are a great sub, and you have to want to kill them to hurt them... even our most abusive customers, don't have them fail... and that's why they are my favorite brand name sub, currently being made.
     
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    who knows how you did it twice. I know people that run 1000rms to them daily and have done so months :dunno:
     

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