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I'm not really into LOUD music, but I want it to sound really good <img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> I'm thinking about going with some audio mods next for my tib..so anybody recommend another brand over another one? Also, what size box will fit in the hatch really good? <img src=/images/forums/snitz/uhh.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Infinity Perfect 10" sounds awesome. Not extremely loud, but very clean. Also kinda expensive, about $250.00.


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I would recommend JL's W3 version over any other sub on the market! The W3 is relatively inexpensive, comes in several voice coil configurations and requires a very small enclosure. You could probably find a W3 on the internet for around $100 and you could build a box for a single 10 for about $15. I would recommend purchasing a dual 8ohm sub or single 4ohm sub since you are only going solo. Give it anywhere from 200-300 watts for the best possible sound quailty (which by the way, JL has been proven to produce the cleanest bass). Any for your question on what kind of box would fit in the hatchback? Whatever size you want, which won't be much larger than a shoe box in your case since you are only powering 1 sub.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Not sure where I got the impression you were only running 1 sub.....
one more recommendation......go with 3 JL W3 10's and you will be amazed how clean a trio of subs can sound!!!<img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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(which by the way, JL has been proven to produce the cleanest bass).
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I'd like to see this "proof". I know for a FACT that there are many subs that score better in sound quality. Show me the lab tests. Just because someone wins a sound quality competion with a JL setup, doesn't mean that's the best sub made....just the best at that competition.


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what I have is a cerwin-vega 10" IT sub link : http://www.cerwin-vega.com/products/mobileaudio/it/it10.html and a boss amp powering it. My theory is that you want to match the two rms ratings as closely as you can!! that way, the sub will get all the power it needs, when it wants it!!! hehehe, good luck red!!


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I'm kind of partial to Cerwin Vega, there subs arn't all that ungodly expensive but they have a nice clean mellow sound, a 10 wiould probably run you about $150.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Well i'd go with Kicker! The comps are great for the price and solo-barics (which i have) are awsome. But as for the box size it depends on the air space you want, how many subs you have and their size. But if you got with 2 12" SOLO BARICS i can give you the size of my box.


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My post stating that JL has been proven is not supported by any facts, however, the majority of entries in the sq portion of ALL soundoffs present JL Audio subs to their judges. I said this because you could probably ask anyone who has owned a pair of JL's and other brand subs and the majority of the serious answers would all swear by JL Audio. I'm not talking about all out heart throbbing bass, I'm refering to sound quailty. But to sum it up, I don't know of any actual SQ tests and was supporting my statement by my own opinions and experiences!<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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My experience at IASCA soundoffs, is that the JL cars always perform well, but they're often beaten by much more expensive setups. If price is very important, go with the JL's. If money isn't as important there are a few better sounding subs out there, but you gotta pay for them. Focal, McIntosh, and a few others come to mind. I'm talking about sound quality, but if you just want loud I don't think you can beat the MTX RFL152. Peak power handling is <b>4000</b> watts. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/eek.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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JL's are the best for your money.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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If price isn't much of a concern, I'd go with Solobarics. Just from my experience they seem to give a nice clean deep sound.. Don't forget the most importing mistake that people make when trying to put together a system on a budget..... Your speakers will only sound as good as the signal your AMP puts out!!!

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Either go with DEI or Memphis. A relative owns a stereo shop where I live and according to him DEI would be the best. I also mention Memphis because some, depending on what quality you get, have lifetime warrenty on them. I have Memphis 3 1/2", odd 6" or whatever the hell size is in the doors, and 6"x9" i have 2 DEI studio 12" in the hatch with a 600D (digital) amp. I have the speakers in the car set only for treble so if there's alot of bass you can still hear the singing. It sounds badass. Thats what i would go with. Just my opinion.


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In my experience I have found that RockfordFosgate will give you pretty good bang for your buck. They arent the loudest but the ones i had sounded damn good and they didnt cost me that much<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Well from my experience of competing with usac and iasca for the last 3 years, I have learned that jl is very overrated in the db drag world. As for sq they are pretty good but not the best. Currently i have all soundstream subs and amps, and the rest is boston acustic.
If ya want really great sound as far as sq comps go, i would reccomend Mb quartz.
Or the soundstream line up. Oh and to the person that still believes that MTX is the best, i feel sorry for you, that company produces crap<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>.


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Well from my experience of competing with usac and iasca for the last 3 years, I have learned that jl is very overrated in the db drag world. As for sq they are pretty good but not the best. Currently i have all soundstream subs and amps, and the rest is boston acustic.
If ya want really great sound as far as sq comps go, i would reccomend Mb quartz.
Or the soundstream line up. Oh and to the person that still believes that MTX is the best, i feel sorry for you, that company produces crap
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I hope that MTX line wasn't directed at me. I absolutely did <b>not</b> say I think MTX is best. I've been building systems for over 10 years and have never used MTX anything. I was only stating that their new 15" looks like it might one to look out for. I mean, the thing is rated at 4,000 peak watts and comes in a crate, instead of a box (it's that heavy). My personal system (in the T/A) currently consists of a Sony CDX-M650 ES head, a Sony CDX-828 ES changer, Infinity Kappa mids and tweets (I bought them before the Perfects came out), 2 Sony XM-7547 Xplode ES amps, and 2 Boston Pro 10.4 subs. The Hyundai (my daily driver) has the Sony XR-M550 ES cassette head (yes, I'm old enough have a few of those), another Sony CDX-828 ES changer, Sony Xplode ES composite speakers (driven off the deck), and a Planet Audio P-275 amp driving a Sony XS-L1050G 10" ES sub. Both systems are all Monster Cable wired.


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Well it all depends on what you want to spend on you system? I really like kicker subs. The comp vr or solo's. For amps I really like DEI they have the best quality for the money. Now for Mids and Highs. I like image dynamics. The are clear and loud. Boston is ok too. For head units i would have to go with clarion even though i have rockford. Now you crossover is up to you i don't have a prefrence on these but don't buy the radio shack ****. You have to remember that if you get a 4channel amp and a sub amp your gonna need a 3 way. If you want the best i'd go with the rockford symmetry. I was only out for a few years. But the damn this is great. But it will probally cost you 600usd. But you can check out www.sounddomain.com


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Thanks for all the info..however I think I'm more undecided now then ever...<img src=/images/forums/snitz/uhh.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> <img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0>


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Info overload? <img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Thanks for all the info..however I think I'm more undecided now then ever
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I always go by this rule... If it sounds good to you for the price you're willing to pay, that's all that matters.
Best advice I can give is to demo as many subs as possible (in a car). I found the easiest way to do this is to go to the sound-offs...


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