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Ok im looking to buy some new subs and i want good. i was just wondering what yall think is good.
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JL Audio has had a pretty good rep as far as putting out good speakers. That's my only basis for an opinion, sorry. I've used Petra Dual Voice Coil Sub's before in the past and they were local (were talking like 10 years ago) but I have no idea if they are still around. I've been out of the game for quite some time. I've also had good sucess with Rockford Fosgate subs but again, were talking about a while back. Good luck and I'm sure some of the guys on here will have some good recommendations for you.




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Ok im looking to buy some new subs and i want good. i was just wondering what yall think is good.
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What kind of car do you have?
How much space are you willing to give up?
What kind of music do you listen to?
Do you already have an amp?
What is your budget?
What other equipment do you have?

The key, is to know what you want to accomplish, and go from there.

I will be glad to help, just post some more info.

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Ive got a dodge ram ex cab now but... im getting a chevy short bed reg cab. so im getting boxes for that.
i dont have an amp
I was gonna see what kind of subs i was gonna get before i looked into amps
I already have a clarion cd player(not sure on the model)
and my budget well ive got money or i can get money im just seeing what yall think is good.
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Well in a regular cab your going to be pressed for room with putting the speakers in the back. Hope you aren't tall because I think your going to wind up trading some leg room for speaker space




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Eclipse 8600 series or the aluminum. thats what I prefer but the hx2 fosgates are good.

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Yea i have also been looking at the hx2's
those are what i was thinking of getting.

And that leg room thing yea i know all about that... i am bout 6ft tall, but i have a friend who is like 6'5" and he has a chevy short bed, and he lost alot of leg room but he lives with it so i guess i can.
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Yea i have also been looking at the hx2's
those are what i was thinking of getting.

The HX2's are good subs, little power hungry but lots of output with the right power.
Get a good amp, 300-400 watts of real power and a good box and enjoy.

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The HX2's are good subs, little power hungry but lots of output with the right power.
Get a good amp, 300-400 watts of real power and a good box and enjoy.

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I planed on getting a Rockford Fosgate bd.1000
have that to run 2 hx2's
Sound good?

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Hell yeah, the bd1000's that I have seen have all come out of the box with an honest 1000+watt test sheet.
Good box, good head unit and this system will POUND!!!

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I planed on getting a Rockford Fosgate bd.1000
have that to run 2 hx2's
Sound good?
As long as you get the speakers with Dual 8 ohm voice coils.
hey, I can get you a refurbished BD1000.1 directally from rockford for 339 plus shippinh and handeling.
Call FRONs AUDIO in wisconsin. I forget da number.
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Hey do any of yall know if it would be possible to fit HX2's behind the seat of a chevy short bed??
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with a bedcut.
So you dont think there is any way to get them behind the seat?
And if not what are some good subs that would fit behind the seat? I was thinking about JL
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O yea and i have a question about a cd player...

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O yea and i have a question about a cd player...

Model #CD5441



ECLIPSE COMMANDER Ready
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High-Voltage (5V) & Low-Impedance (100W) Output
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3 Pairs of RCA Pre-Amp Outputs
Whole/Partial/None Display Selector
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Electronic Crossover Control
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13W x 4 (2 - 20,000Hz, 0.8% THD, 4W)
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Whats your question on the radio? As far as woofers go, I have built an enclosure for (4) ten inch, (4) eights, (3) tens, that have all sounded good with JL Audio woofers in a chevy truck.
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Whats your question on the radio? As far as woofers go, I have built an enclosure for (4) ten inch, (4) eights, (3) tens, that have all sounded good with JL Audio woofers in a chevy truck.
LOL, my bad i forgot the question... i was wondering what yall think of it... do you know of it... stuff like that.
and the JL Audio stuff, was that behind the seat? I was thinking that JL didnt need as much air space as other brands thats why they were my second choice to the hx2's. i would prefer the hx2's but i dont want to do a bed cut. But i want something thats gonna sound good/LOUD.
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MAN,
Im tellim ya,
its hard as hell to even get 2 decent 12 behind a single cab truch these days without spending alot of cash in custom work.
About the smallest airspace speaker, correct me if im wrong, The L7 solobarics. 1.5 cubic feet per 15 inch woofer in a sealed box. It may be 1.2, but even that will be very hard to fit.
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Im tellim ya,
its hard as hell to even get 2 decent 12 behind a single cab truch these days without spending alot of cash in custom work.
About the smallest airspace speaker, correct me if im wrong, The L7 solobarics. 1.5 cubic feet per 15 inch woofer in a sealed box. It may be 1.2, but even that will be very hard to fit.
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Look mullet man - You are wrong. I can fit 2 GREAT 12s in that amount of space and make it sound bad ass. Or 4 10 inch woofers. Sorry dude, its just something I've been doing a long time and I know for a fact what will work.

And if you call spending $150 for an enclosure a lot of cash for a custom box, your nuts.
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Look mullet man - You are wrong. I can fit 2 GREAT 12s in that amount of space and make it sound bad ass. Or 4 10 inch woofers. Sorry dude, its just something I've been doing a long time and I know for a fact what will work.

And if you call spending $150 for an enclosure a lot of cash for a custom box, your nuts.
What can you fit?
And where have you been doing this for a long time?
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Craig,

I agree with Rue, I have put three 10's, two 12's and even four10's behind the seat of a regular cab.

Hell, we even put four 10's behind the rear seat of a crew-cab Ford 350.
Put two 10's BEHIND the rear seat of a 88-96 Chevy X-cab (ever look behind one of theese?).

Not a damn thing wrong with the JL stuff, but if you are willing to give up a little more seat travel you can have the HX2's (the bigger surrounds and longer excursion will require a little more clearance).

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Sounds good what kind of subs were you getting behind there, and as far as the HX2's you have to give to gain is the way i see it.
I think it would be well worth it.
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Sure, you can stuff some bad ass 15's in the back with a small box, but will it have the same dynamic range that the same 15's would in a ported or sealed box that are up to jl's or whoevers specs. I have seen some small boxes that try to hold alot of energy split down the middle. Remember, if you buy a BD1000, those puppies put out OVER [email protected] 12.5v, not 14.7. Sooo you will be dealing with a decent ammount of power.
I would think that you would be happier if you just stuck with one high wattage/ low airspace 15 inch sub and used a ported box soo your voice coils can cool down better plus you will have mad bass range. Just hook up that BD1000 up in 2 ohms amd youll be putting about 1200w to whatever speaker you decide to go with.
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Sure, you can stuff some bad ass 15's in the back with a small box, but will it have the same dynamic range that the same 15's would in a ported or sealed box that are up to jl's or whoevers specs. I have seen some small boxes that try to hold alot of energy split down the middle. Remember, if you buy a BD1000, those puppies put out OVER [email protected] 12.5v, not 14.7. Sooo you will be dealing with a decent ammount of power.
I would think that you would be happier if you just stuck with one high wattage/ low airspace 15 inch sub and used a ported box soo your voice coils can cool down better plus you will have mad bass range. Just hook up that BD1000 up in 2 ohms amd youll be putting about 1200w to whatever speaker you decide to go with.
Any sub you would recomend??
I never thought abou putting a 15 back there, but i do think it would do good if it is possible.
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of course, I would get a DVC 4 ohm solobaric L7 15. But I bet some would differ.
I have 2 in a ported box and they herdly dont take up hardly any space at all, compared to mt last cerwin vega stroker 15 that took up all the back of my ol 95 z.
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Solo's rule
right now i have 2 12 L7 Solos
I have a ported box and a sealed box for them, they are in my dodge, but the ported box is HUGE. i think there is 3sq ft. per sub.
im not sure.
This thing is massive though.
You think a solo 15 would fit back there?
A friend of mine tried to get a 12 in a ported box back there but the guy said it is not possible?
I dont know if it is possible im all for that.
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One 15 will not fit behind the seat, even if you could the air space is not there. It would be better to have two 12s or two 10s. A ported box will be that much bigger.
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One 15 will not fit behind the seat, even if you could the air space is not there. It would be better to have two 12s or two 10s. A ported box will be that much bigger.
Thats kinda what i figured but im up for any thoughts, i was looking at a website today and they had 3 tens behind the back seat of a chevy reg cab. im not sure which would be better to go with 2 12's or 3 10's or 2 10's. I figure it all comes down to what i want.
Where are some good places to go??
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I say use 3 10's or 2 12's in a cut through. behind the seat. on your new truck.
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