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w00t!! SUBS

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Scott D, May 24, 2004.

  1. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Hey guys, I just bought some subs today... I got 2 12"s in a bandpass box, and a "980W" Power-Acoustik amp. I'm having it installed tommorow morning, and will pick it up when school gets out... I'm so excited!! It's so cool, I have the subs in the car already (but not hooked up), and I flip down a seat, and there are 2 12"s in your face. These things BEAT, and were cheap. Anyone else have subs in the car?

    Scott D.

    P.S.-Will post pics when It's all set up.
  2. Hurley


    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    I do, but I haven't had mine in lately. It's too hard to fit my rig and sub in the back at the same time. :meh:

    Congratulations on the purchase. :) Do post pics.

  3. aww dagnabbit...i thought this thread was about sandwiches.
    must be hungry.
  4. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    mee tooooooo....

    I wish I was at Sheetz

    and I had money. :scowl:
  5. 12" jbls..........mmmmm sexyy

    look sweet in the trans am
    :bassist: :bassist: :hyper: :bassist: :bassist:
  6. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    When I was in high school, I was really into subs and making cars really loud and stuff, but I was broke. I bought a pair of 12" JBL GT Series subs on a 2 for 1 sale, and a single reflex bandpass box on a clearance discount. Mated them with a 600w Kenwood amp that a buddy of mine had laying around and a really nice Panasonic head unit, and with all that bargain basement garbage I was able to hit around 140-145 decibels when I was measured at a couple stores.

    I was amazed. Also, they sounded really, really good. I got nothing against JBL.
  7. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    I need subs! Was driving round listening to drum n bass pretty loud last weekend and i've knackered one of my rear parcel shelf speakers :( They were only stock on my Ford Escort and I'm not some boy racer, but I feel some better speakers are most definitely in order now... Shame I'm poorer than poor.
  8. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    You can spend the money on really nice 6x9s for your back deck (I think that's what comes stock in an Escort) and easily be able to get away with not having any subwoofers. Pair them with nice components up front and it'll sound like front row if you've got a good head unit driving everything.
  9. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    w00t, any particular suggestions? For not a great deal of money preferably. My stereo thing is a JVC cd player something or other 4x45w i believe...

  10. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!

    Turkey & Swiss on wheat!
  11. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    I really like Polk speakers. Other people are gonna have other suggestions. Crutchfield.com'll be able to tell you what size speakers'll work in your doors and back deck, and although the pricing's not the best around, they have a lot of information on the speakers (signal-noise ratios and all that good stuff).

    I don't like JVC, but if you do that's all that matters.
  12. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    Thanks :) I dunno if I like it or not, I got bought it for christmas cos I had a Ford tape deck in there before. Definitely an improvement :smug: Is 4x45 good enough for it to sounds reasonable?

    All I'm after is something that can handle a lot of bass (obviously ;)) at high volumes for the people in the car, I'm not after something that'll knock stuff off shelves when I pull up to my house or anything.
  13. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    the 45 watts per channel is peak power, I'm pretty sure. Good speakers'll be plenty loud, and if they're not you can always add a 4 channel amplifier later (provided you get speakers that can handle the power you want to throw at them).

    I can tell you that Pioneer speakers are pretty good (that's what I have in my doors in my 240SX, they came out of a junk yard in Japan, a buddy of mine got em while he was over there), and Pioneer head units are really, really overpriced compared to others. Alpine head units are good, but my favorite still are the higher-end Panasonics.
  14. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    Supoib! :)

    Thanks for your advice, I will have a look on Crutchfield.com and on some UK sites, try n decide what I want. I'll probably post whatever I'm thinking of getting in this thread so you can advise me on it... If that's ok?
  15. Congrats on the new gear! I'm a Power-Acoustik fan myself. Decent gear at a fair price.

    I've watched my stereo degrade over the past few years. My sub is gritty sounding from overpowering it and years of use.
  16. Hmm. I need a sub in my car too.

    How small can subs get? And could I get one that would fit in the space directly bheind the drivers seat, and in front of the rear left passanger seat, in the little foot cove thingy?

  17. Here I was expectin a battle between subway quiznos and the likes there of.... maybe I'll start another thread about sandwiches... :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
  18. You could, but its not going to sound as good as it would if it was in the boot/trunk.

    I've got a 12" and I'm more than happy with the amount of bass coming out of it. Don't underestimate the value of a good set of 6x9s, either. While the sub can "duff", 6x9s can really bring out the bass-guitar. Also, if you're looking at doing up a car stereo, before you get into subs, you really need to get a set of amped splits (ie. 6" speakers and tweeters) up the front.

  19. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Wow. All I can say is Wow. I picked up the car today, and oh my god. Sounds SO GOOD. I'm such a bass-freak, and I can't believe I didn't get subs earlier... I'll post pics... It was cheap, ($300 + installation and 4 yr. warranty)... Wow.
  20. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Alright... Pics...

    Just your ordinary standard issue '94 Mazda Protege, with a whopping 1.8L I-4...

    Just some shots of the car...