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opinions on sub options

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Forum Discription: Car Stereos, Amplifiers, Crossovers, Processors, Speakers, Subwoofers, etc.
Printed Date: June 06, 2023 at 7:05 AM

Topic: opinions on sub options

Posted By: 86monte
Subject: opinions on sub options
Date Posted: November 23, 2006 at 11:52 PM

hey guys. im pretty new to car audio but right now i have 3 of the lower end pioneer premier 12's in a ported box running of a hifonics bx1505d at 2.7 ohms.  sq sucks, but they are pretty loud. definately the loudest ive heard in person, but i havent heard too many top notch systems so thats not really saying much. but i got a new job recently. its at best buy, so im limited on selection, but i can get type r 12's for $100 a pop with my discount. i dont like the three subs because the box i built takes up my ENTIRE trunk and doesnt give me a lot of room to make my trunk nice n purty. im thinking about going with 2 of the type r's in a ported box because i think they might be a little better sub and i can free up some more room to build a more "aesthetically pleasing" trunk. with the 2 12's i would be able to run the amp at 1 ohm, giving me more power. but i dont really want to lose output. so of these options, which would you choose and why?

1)keep it like it is, its already loud

2) ditch one of the premiers and just run 2 of them

3) spend the $200, get two type r's

thanks for everybody's input. it is much appreciated


Posted By: 86monte
Date Posted: November 23, 2006 at 11:53 PM
o yea the premiers i have now are the TSW126DVC

Posted By: suburban boy
Date Posted: November 24, 2006 at 12:38 AM
Hey no worries iam new too the forum too, but ill tell ou too spend the 200 i have those and love them. As far as space goes, think of it this way, its how it sounds first then how it looks.  Good luck

Suburban boy

Posted By: 86monte
Date Posted: November 24, 2006 at 6:01 PM
thanks for the input. anybody else have opinions?

Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: November 24, 2006 at 6:31 PM
Get two Type R's

Posted By: snhtown
Date Posted: November 24, 2006 at 9:22 PM
a ported box may take up a lot of extra space so you may want to look into that far as subs go i would definitly go with the type r's. a freind of mine had those and they hit pretty hard and they dont sound bad either

Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: November 25, 2006 at 12:57 AM
Hell me and my friend didn't feel like buying a prefab and he wanted a box fast so be just went to the store and took all the measurements of the prefab box and built one to the exact spec lol...actually sounded pretty decent and hit pretty Akon's song Soul Survivor the low bass beat was making a water bottle bounce in the front cup holder

Posted By: jvillefinest
Date Posted: November 25, 2006 at 7:52 AM
go with the type Rs since you can get them so cheap and see if you can get some of Alpines PDX series amps...heard they are some of the best out right now...thats just if they can get them for the right price i know my discount on alpine kinda sux.

2007 Acura TSX
SQ setup in the works

Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: November 25, 2006 at 3:13 PM
Whats best is what is best to the person buying it...everyone has there own opinions on whats best.

But I will agree that the new PDX amps are very power baby.

Eclipse also utilizes this and as does some of the Pioneer Premier amps

Posted By: 86monte
Date Posted: November 26, 2006 at 2:11 AM

ok guys i know that the type r's are pretty nice. we've done some installs with them and ive been imressed. my thing is i dont know how two of them are gonna sound compared to the three that i have now. but at the same time i know more doesnt always mean better with subs so i just want to get some input  on that

Posted By: maliboom
Date Posted: November 26, 2006 at 6:39 PM

I would suggest the two type r's and put them in a sealed box built to alpine specs. The quality of sound is awsome and the box is not big at all plus it will slam. Don't forget you can also sell your current set-up for money to fund your new system. The PDX amps got great reviews from every mag I've read but don't limit your options to just one brand. I hope this helps you but in the end your the one that has to be satisfied not us, If you like the way the ones you installed sound, get them.

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