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steveskal 
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Posted: November 15, 2007 at 8:24 PM / IP Logged  

Hmmm, I'm a JL Audio guy and I'd normally recommend a 12w7 or 13w7 but they are both well over $400, and since you want something nobody else has...how about the new Orion HCCA 15.4, its a 15 inch sub that you can get on Ebay for just over $400 shipped and you can put gobs and gobs of power to it and it should just suck it right up. Thats my suggestion for you.

coppellstereo 
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Posted: November 15, 2007 at 8:30 PM / IP Logged  
I love those DD woofers. The average joe wont know about them. They are beastly and have great output. You might decrease your gas mileage, but hey - thats a good thing.
What is your total budget for amp/woofer? Do you already have a box/wiring?
jmelton86 
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Posted: November 15, 2007 at 8:34 PM / IP Logged  

coppellstereo wrote:
I love those DD woofers... You might decrease your gas mileage, but hey - thats a good thing.

Do you mean b/c of the weight of them?

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ibasspro 
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Posted: November 15, 2007 at 8:50 PM / IP Logged  

yeah, check out the dd's.....hell the RE (resonate engineering...hope I spelled that right)

I know the MTX 9500 are just under $400 on ebay now....very fond of those I am.

forget about the soundstream.....LOL the T4 is junk compared to a DD3515...I got one hangin in my bathroom to prove it...LOL hell if you go soundstream just go flea market all the way, & get a poweracoustik mofo LMAO.

what was wrong with the L7 again? it is usally a pretty good idea to listen to the guy that beat robert kollar (props BTW)

used to be loud, used to be fast...now I am married LOL
coppellstereo 
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Posted: November 15, 2007 at 10:33 PM / IP Logged  
yeah, bc of the weight.
BEASTLY.
crewwzin 
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Posted: November 16, 2007 at 1:43 PM / IP Logged  

Depending on what you can find on eBay right now, I would recommend a Memphis MOJO 15". Its a remarkable sub with high power handling and dashing good looks. I have seen as many as 4 MOJO amps (2K watts per amp) on one MOJO 15" in competition vehicles. I personally had a single 12" with a Memphis St-1000d in an extended cab Dakota that would take your breath away. It hit a 152.4 on dash.

Not a lot of people on this site use Memphis, but I have been using their products now for about 5 years and havent looked back. Just thought I'd throw my two cents in.

I'd rather be in the boat with a drink on the rocks, than in the drink with a boat on the rocks!
mcben789 
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Posted: November 16, 2007 at 4:15 PM / IP Logged  
Thanks for all the input guys.
I don't want L7's because a friend of mine already has L5's and he claims he wants to step up to Solo X's.
My total budget for sub/amp will hopefully not be over $900. I'm making my own box and already have speakers and things picked out (Eclipse 3100 deck, Clif Designs QX6500C components, Clif Designs amp, probably some Clif Designs cheap rear fills).
Right now i'm see-sawing between DD and Fi. I like Memphis, but one of my friends has a 15".(sorry don't know the model #).
Christmas is on the way so me and my friends are debating between what subs were asking for from Santa Claus :). (sorry were only 16). One is supposedly getting an HCCA 15", and the other wants a pair of W7's or an RE XXX 18".
What about all the features you can select when selecting the Fi BTL? Whats necessary (P Chamfer, Cooling, Inner H Sink, HiXmCoil, Universal)? Would the Cooling option obviously be self cooling? HiXmCoil--would that be higher excursion? What about the P Chamfer, Inner H Sink, and Universal?
Is that DD 3515e 4 ohms?
sorry for the long post...thanks friends :)
donpisto 
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Posted: November 16, 2007 at 5:45 PM / IP Logged  

The DD is the best option I've seen, also the BTL. The Boston G5 won't come close, the JL won't get all that loud. However, with the DD, don't expect much SQ from it. Many people say it's an SQ sub and to be honest, they don't know what they are talking about. I haven't heard a BTL, but 2,000w is enough to tickle it.

A soundsplinter rl-p is a good choice to throw into the mix. I have an 18 that I was running in my Accord and it got quite loud and sounded really good. I used to own a DD 9515 and it didn't get quite as loud, but it sure sounded MUCH better. If you're looking for straight out SPL and dont care about SQ, then by all means DD is a great choice. Consider the RE MT's also, or for more SQ and loud combo, there is the older RE XXX.  Cactus Sounds makes some good SPL subs and the Atomic APxx (by Atomic) is another good daily SPL sub. For amps, I highly recommend RF. I have a T30001bd, and if you check out their actual vs rated chart, you will notice how underrated they are. On top of that, they stay extremely cool. The T20001bd would work well for you as well. Check out High Desert Audio on eBay (it's Rockford Fosgate's ebay user id for their refurb stuff...i've bought several items from them).

Realize with this, you need a good electrical. Plan on spending 500-1k on electrical costs such as an upgraded battery, possibly a second in the trunk, and an HO alt, and of course and first, the big 3. Batteries, I recommend Odyssey, they are great daily batteries. If you plan to compete, then Kinetik would probably be a better route since they have more reserve. Hope this helps.

mcben789 
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Posted: November 17, 2007 at 2:06 AM / IP Logged  
Thanks man. I think right now I'm going with the Fi BTL 15". I'm still iffy on the amp. I know you pay for what you get (most of the time), but RF is out of my price range of $400.
Also i might add I will be getting pretty much all my stuff on the web.
Amps I've been looking at: Quantum Audio 3000 watt (@ 1 ohm) and Hifonics 2600 watt (@ 1 ohm)
I know what i need to do about the electrical (around 300 amps of power for car and amps).
What do you guys think about an amp for the beast (try to keep around $400.
donpisto 
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Posted: November 17, 2007 at 4:14 AM / IP Logged  
If you can find out the fuse rating on both amps, you can tell whether it will do it's rated power by following basic ohms law.
You would do 14.4 (voltage) A (total fuse rating on amplifier in amps) x .7 (70% efficiency, usually for class AB amps) or .9 (90% efficiency for Class D amps). If this is a bit confusing just find out the fuse rating and I can let you know. Are you looking for a new amp or used? By the way, the BTL's (fully loaded) can take an easy 3k each without a problem.
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