help choose 8" sub (DD,AQ,Crystal,ID)?

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  1. pharcyde183

    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    all these subs are around the $100 mark




    Getting an 8inch sub (must be cheap) to run in the factory location in my 2002 maxima.

    Help me decide. Here are the nominees


    Digital Designs 1008
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    300RMS, 60oz magnet. Loud but i hear low end extension isn't particularly good below 30hz but who's to know if that's true

    Audioque LW8
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    300RMS 80oz magnet. Not sure what design it's based off but they are made by digital designs (basically) should be very similiar to DD 1008

    Crystal CMP8
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    around 200rms i believe.

    Also supposedly lacking below 30hz but good higher extension.


    IMAGE DYNAMICS ID8v3
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    around 250rms, great SQ.
    This is my top choice. Owned 6 ID woofers and never been let down. SQ is always right on and output on this beast is pretty good. Seems to be the top choice in this category by me and by others.
     
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    LifeBurnsFaster New Member

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    I would go with the ID, without hearing them.

    But i would think the DD sub would sound good as well.
     
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    DD or even the RE8.
     
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    is your factory sub free air or in an enclosure? that will make a big difference. make sure that anything that you're going to choose is capable of running free air.
     
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    wait for the new SoundSplinter RL-i 8
     
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    DD, ftw!
     
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    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    i'm already on the waiting list for the new RL-i, depending on the price i will get one but i'd rather get something cheaper :hs:
     
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    CrazyInteg Honda-Acura.net OG

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    Actually just went to a shop last night.

    Treo Engineering makes an 8" but its like $200. I would get that one.
     
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    Heard a setup last year with 4 ID8's in a 911 and it was pretty impressive.
     
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    CrazyInteg Honda-Acura.net OG

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    seriously, four 8's is (are?) a waste. You can save money and be just as loud with two 10's. More != better.

    It's cool cuz it is four 8's, but it really is not practical.
     
  12. Ronin

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    better response from 8s :dunno:

    cone surface of 4 8s=315.8 inches sq^2

    2 10s=197.39 inches sq^d 3=296, so 4 8s is still more area than 3 10s

    3 12s=355 inches sq^2

    4 8s will move plenty a shit ton of air
     
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    CrazyInteg Honda-Acura.net OG

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    numbers aint everything. Trust me.


    EDIT: typo
     
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    it was the only direct comparison i could think of at the time :wtc:
     
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    it's ok :h5:
     
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    space and fitment is an issue sometimes...
     
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    SQ > *, therefore, ID

    edit: and as far as displacment is concerned at least, numbers ARE everything.
     
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    I guess I should have elaborated. I wasnt listening to it above a comfortable level, so I dont know how loud it would play. It was just a very clean sounding setup.
     
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    werd, four 8's would take some planning for a small space.

    well we weren't even talking about displacement anywhere in this thread
     
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    Well we are...since the only thing we're not holding equal is the size of the driver and it's already been pointed out that 4 8's have plenty of cone area. Cone area is just a slightly important factor in determining displacement :mamoru:. Of course, the IDs aren't the loudest of the bunch, nor do they displace the most, and i've already reco'd them...so meh.

    Whatever works best for his setup works best for his setup...there's nothing wrong with 4 8's. I'd be running 4 Pro 8.5's instead of my 2 12.5's if i hadn't stumbled across an excellent deal on the 12's.
     
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    So then you spend twice as much money because you're buying 4 drivers instead of two, and you should either buy bigger amps, or just twice as many to power the 4 speakers.

    It just isn't practical.
     
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    Typically 8s are a lot cheaper then 12s... and they usually require less power... You can buy two 8w7s for the price of one 12w7. Lol you can run all 4 off a jl 1000/1 as opposed to one or two 12s.

    edit, but i do agree a fuckload of 8s isn't the most practical setup known to man but there are certain situations where 8 are practical.
     
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    Was it Jaimy's (sp?) black GT3?


    I heard a year ago and the bass sounded crappy. Then again, at that time, tuning was messed up, but the bass was undefined and lacking low end. :hs:

    I'll need to hear it again to make a true judgement :o
     
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    as a proud ownder of a DD 2012 (12") I would go with a DD. However, the DD does require a ported box and mines is rather large. So, on that note, I'd choose the ID in terms of space and it sounds pretty darn good as well. I don't think anyone would be let down or can go wrong with an ID subwoofer.
     

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