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Cheap good quality subs

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Forum Name: Car Audio
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Topic: Cheap good quality subs

Posted By: volfenhagking
Subject: Cheap good quality subs
Date Posted: November 21, 2006 at 12:53 AM

What kinds of subs are out there that are good quality for under 100$ each



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Posted By: jonathancullen
Date Posted: November 21, 2006 at 6:18 AM
good luck, you could get some pioneers lol. raise it up to 150 and buy some kickers or rockfords.




Posted By: j_darling2007
Date Posted: November 21, 2006 at 8:42 AM

Polk MOMO are pretty good for $100 a piece.  Just remember, you get what you pay for.  I am not saying that you should spend $500 per sub (because I don't either), but don't expect $500 results with $100 subs.

By the way, Crutchfield has a Buy One Get One Free on Infinity Kappa Perfects right now.  $179.99 shipped for 2 VERY nice subs.



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Posted By: 1lowgalant
Date Posted: November 21, 2006 at 10:26 AM
you can have cheap, or you can have good, but you can't have both.posted_image  alot of times, local audio shops and even some of the big box stores run the buy one get one free deal. you can get some decent quality at a decent price doing that. as mentioned, don't expect $500 sub sound from a $100 sub.

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Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: November 21, 2006 at 7:32 PM
Those Perfects will sound very good...I also really like the Reference line of subs.





Posted By: j_darling2007
Date Posted: November 21, 2006 at 8:03 PM
Yes, I agree on the Reference line too.  I had 2 12" reference in my truck and bought 2 12" kappa perfect for my new car.  They are coming tomorrow with the Infinity 611A amp to power them.  I can't wait.  The Reference are definately a great sub for the $100

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Posted By: advanced_audio
Date Posted: November 21, 2006 at 8:20 PM
I second the perfects and its a good price on two from crutchfield. Great sounding subs and hard to beat at that price.




Posted By: kfr01
Date Posted: November 22, 2006 at 7:30 AM
Try some Dayton Audio subs from partsexpress.com

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Posted By: blacka4
Date Posted: November 22, 2006 at 10:59 AM
I went with a 10" Memphis Power Reference for $80 well $85 with tax and am happy with that.




Posted By: tcbturbosux
Date Posted: November 22, 2006 at 1:50 PM

To be totally honest....To quote Bose. The speaker itself does not have to be "THE BEST"

If you look at a Bose speaker, whether it be home or car, it really aint much to look at. Its all in the enclosure. Bose makes the best by far. My shop installed two Boston Rally 12" subs. The air space sealed were 1.7 per sub. The Camaro box we used was 1.7 per. exactly. I believe, retail on the were $ 35.00.  So get something you can afford and build (or have someone build) a box for the peramaters (pardon my spelling) of the speaker.



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Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: November 22, 2006 at 1:58 PM
tcbturbosux wrote:

To be totally honest....To quote Bose. The speaker itself does not have to be "THE BEST"

If you look at a Bose speaker, whether it be home or car, it really aint much to look at. Its all in the enclosure. Bose makes the best by far.


ARGH!  No way.  The only thing Bose is "best" at is marketing.  Their speakers are crap and overpriced.  Do not be fooled by their marketing hype.



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Posted By: jonathancullen
Date Posted: November 22, 2006 at 5:15 PM
true true, bose just makes the best boxes to house the subwoofers. without the box a bose subwoofer isnt any better then a rockford.




Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: November 23, 2006 at 2:26 AM
kfr01] wrote:

Try some Dayton Audio subs from partsexpress.com


I second this motion.

I like the DVC series...also the Quatro's are nice




Posted By: tcbturbosux
Date Posted: November 24, 2006 at 10:33 AM

I think DYON misunderstood me.......I said, " Bose aint much to look at", " its all in the ENCLOSURE"  I was pretty much saying the enclosure is what makes the speaker sound good

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Posted By: kicker guy
Date Posted: November 24, 2006 at 4:00 PM

well if i was working wth that budget I would probably go with the kappas, but I would think about saving some more money and invest in something that is going to perform a little better for you





Posted By: oxygen65
Date Posted: November 24, 2006 at 4:57 PM
alrtight i kno that there was a joke made about pioneers but honestly for the price and the amount of bass that they put out i dont they can be beat. i got 3 12's for 165 bux and i threy them in a ported box and they hit preaty hard. for 60-70 bux a sub i dont think you can go wrong with the tws306dvc or the single coil




Posted By: snhtown
Date Posted: November 24, 2006 at 9:27 PM
i would go with the kappas or look at some of the smaller non-marketing type companys like adrie or e.d. or something like that




Posted By: kirktcashalini
Date Posted: November 25, 2006 at 12:12 PM
i LOOOOVE my kappa perfects, and with the buy one get one from crutchfield (WITH FREE SHIPPING) you really cant go wrong...

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Posted By: maliboom
Date Posted: November 26, 2006 at 7:45 PM
I would go with the Kappas good bang for the buck. Just get a proper enclosure and you wont regret it.




Posted By: zhalverson
Date Posted: November 27, 2006 at 6:17 PM
One more vote for the perfects!  These subs are great for that price.  I use to have 2 12's and they performed very well and also were very durable.  Took some abuse for sure.  Just make sure you put them the proper enclosure and give them some clean power and you won't be disappointed.




Posted By: cloak559
Date Posted: November 27, 2006 at 7:06 PM
You can get some 10" TC-Sounds dB-500's for $99 each...or you can get 4 of them for $297, not a bad deal if you ask me...

https://www.tcsounds.com/db500.htm

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Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: November 27, 2006 at 7:35 PM
crap I haven't seen those out...might have to pick one or two up for christmas




Posted By: djscustomz1
Date Posted: November 28, 2006 at 12:52 AM

1lowgalant wrote:

you can have cheap, or you can have good, but you can't have both.posted_image  alot of times, local audio shops and even some of the big box stores run the buy one get one free deal. you can get some decent quality at a decent price doing that. as mentioned, don't expect $500 sub sound from a $100 sub.

Not true... It is 65% box and 35% sub.. It is easier to get a high dollar sub to sound great then it is to get a low dollar sub to sould close to that greatness but it can be done. I am telling you I have had some great sounding installs and I will tell you what They used some equipment I would have never personally thought of touching...

If you want an insane sub you should look at the Square Hifonics Atlas... it is half the cost of the kicker but has a lower frequency responce and personally I replaced a pair of L7's with them and they sounded better... No joke. they are 1800watts a 12"



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