Originally Posted by davidjmay
Dude, I have a '00 extra cab. Talk to me about space. Haha and how hard would it be to build a ported box? I want to throw in a kicker 12 or at LEAST a 10 but I was thinking either the solo-baric l7 or the brand new compR... I really like the design of the compR.
Also, (I know this question has probably been asked before), but in your opinion: is it better to have the amp put out more power (ex: 1000w amp, 800w max power sub), or is it better to have a sub with a higher handling capacity than the amp puts out? (ex: 1000w amp, 1200w max power sub)?
PM me how much space you have to give up (dimensions) and I can help you pick out a sub and design a box for it; or at least the volume and the port tuning.
As far as power stuff, it doesn't matter really. Power handling of most speakers is determined by the enclosure you stuff it into since the enclosure controls the cone from ripping itself apart.
I would always tell you to have more power than you need; but only use a portion of it. Power is really simple math. The more you have the louder it will be. If you have a speaker that's 84db efficient and you feed it 128 watts you'll get 105db of output. If you double the power to 256watts you'll get 108db. The more power you have the better. But if your speaker can't handle the full power of the amp just don't use it all...it's that simple.