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Old 07-30-2004, 11:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to know what sub you would prefer that can handle about 500W RMS. I just want input from those of you that have had the experience with different subs.

I seen a pretty good sale on some MTX 8000's but im not too familiar with the MTX sub lineup.

any other suggestions?


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Old 07-30-2004, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mtx is good entry level stuff, but you can do better. Kickers and JLs can handle 500 easy.
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Old 07-30-2004, 09:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i had mtx in my car and they were pretty good... you could definitely do better but i'd say that would give you most bang for your buck...
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Kicker Comp VR 10" - Like 130 bux total in your local audio shop, VERY good sub. Can handle up to 900 watt RMS.
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I've owned A LOT of different subs and would answer your question with a few of my own...

What kind of music do you listen to?

Have you upgraded any other aspect of your oem audio system?

Do you care about trunk space?

What kind of budget do you have?
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Old 08-02-2004, 09:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I've owned A LOT of different subs and would answer your question with a few of my own...

What kind of music do you listen to?

Have you upgraded any other aspect of your oem audio system?

Do you care about trunk space?

What kind of budget do you have?
What kind of music do you listen to? Rap, Techno, Heavy Rock, Alternative

Have you upgraded any other aspect of your oem audio system? No, but i do plan on having components replaced soon.

Do you care about trunk space? Yes, to an extent. I only would care to use 1 sub.

What kind of budget do you have? I would say around $150.
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With those responses in mind, KillFox makes an excellent recomendation. The Kicker CompVR 10" offers a lot of bang for the buck. I believe it was Mr. Rodgers for whom I made this same recomendation a few months back, feel free to PM him to see just how happy he is.

If you can swallow a bit more trunk space and have a large enough amp, the 12" version would be ideal. I love 12's, they are just great a being able to reproduce low low frequencies but are still efficient enough to keep up with the music.

BTW, put either in a sealed box. Vented boxes are more efficient, but you don't the same accuracy as sealed.
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The Kicker Comp VR is a very nice sub, I sell alot of those. They are good for loud boomy bass. Being not so efficient causes them to sound as "bassy" as they are. I had a VR 12 in a pre-fab vented box a while back, sounded great, I decided to try a Diamond Audio CM3 10 in the same type of box. Needless to say the 10 stayed in there. I stepped down in size and went to a different brand in the same type of box and I was happy! Kicker has always been the backbone of the names we sell, but recently Diamond has moved in and taken over. If installed by an authorized dealer you get a 3 year warranty on all their products, Kicker is 1 year on subs, 2 year on amps if installed by authorized dealer... Either way you go I think you will be happy, but take it from someone who has had experience with this situation!
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I think you need to consider why the old one blew. Blowing subs is not an easy thing. There are basically 3 causes.

1, Too much clean power has destroyed the voice coil (very unlikely)

2, Too little power causing clipping and destroying the voice coil (very likely)

3, Too much cone movement has caused the cone to separate. Sub still works but sounds scratchy and horrible. Too much cone movvement can be cause by a poorly tuned ported enclosue, or a sealed enclosure that is too big, or by not using an enclosure.

If there is no sound then 2 is the most likely answer. Nearly evey time a speaker blows it is because the amp is too small. Maybe you should be looking at replacing both.

I am a Rockford / JL Fan, but not the entry level stuff. The RF P1 and JLW0 are not particularly good speakers. There is better out there for the money. The Kickers mentioned earlier are a better bet.

Either way please consider what I have said above.
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I would have to vote JL Audio.
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