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Another Sub thread: What should I get for ~$200

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by VolNut, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Jul 30, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    VolNut

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    I am looking at adding a sub to my 09 DC, behind the rear seat.

    I already upgraded the fronts to Polk db components. HU is a Pioneer AVH-P4100.

    I just want something to fill in the low end, not looking to do any SPL shootouts.

    Preferably a sub already enclosed so I don't have to mess with building a box. Appreciate the help fellas
     
  2. Jul 31, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    You'll spend $200 on just the amp... I don't know what your options are for that cheap except something powered. In my experience you get what you pay for though.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    I have an amp.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2010 at 6:51 AM
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    I would contact Mr. Marv (Supporting Vendor). He has a wealth of knowledge in this area. When I purchased my 2008 Tacoma DC the first thing I was looking for was to change the stereo to include adding a sub. I originally did not want to modify the rear wall behind the seats and I was looking for a drop in slim sub that could fit in the storage area. After speaking with Mr Marv I decided to go with one of his boxes and a JL Audio 13TW5-3 sub and I am very happy with the results.

    I believe when I was looking back in 2008 there was a small sub (I believe 8") in an enclosure that fit in stock storage area behind the rear seat but I cannot remember who the manufacture was. Hopefully someone will chime in and provide more information.

    I know my setup is not what your looking for but I was thinking the same way you are now and I could not be happier with the direction I went. Just another option. Good luck.

    After I posted my comment I realized you have a budget of $200.00. That is going to be tough to accomplish for $200.00. An enclosure by itself is more then likely going to cost over $200.00.




    My system:
    Head unit: Eclipse CD7200 MKII
    Amp: JL Audio HD 900/5
    Ft speakers: HAT Clarus C61-2
    Rr speakers: HAT Clarus C51-2 (midbass driver only)
    Sub: JL audio 13TW5-3

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  5. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    I was able to install this for for $300.00, box from E-Bay $125.00 shipped, 8 inch kickers/300 watt Cadence amp $180.00 shipped, another E-Bay dealer and it came with a install kit. PM me if you would like his name. Sorry for crappy cell pics.

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  6. Aug 4, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    PM'd
     
  7. Aug 4, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    What amplifier do you have? What type of music do you listen to the most? How loud?
     
  9. Aug 4, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    Its a Sony Xplod. Not sure of the model. 2 channel 760w peak. Its not the best I know but it pushes the hell outta the Kicker L5 it was hooked to and should do the trick. I listen to a little of everything, cranked when I'm by myself. Not so much with the family in tow.

    478DblSport, I contacted Crutchfield last week in regards to what you posted. The adviser that emailed me back said it wouldn't fit, too deep at the top. Do you know anyone that has one in their DC? I was gonna go that route until he said it wouldn't fit

    Thanks for all the replys so far
     
  10. Aug 4, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    No I don't and that's exactly why I haven't pulled the trigger yet. But, if you read the reviews for it @ Crutchfield one reviewer specifically mentions using it in his '09 Taco... I haven't written it off yet. I'm still hoping to come across someone that has one in their DC.
     
  12. Aug 5, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    I nominate you to try it out!
     
  13. Aug 5, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    I don't really know enough about the subject to give you any suggestions but http://hifisoundconnection.com is where i got my 2 kicker 10's loaded in a box with an amp for a little over $300, I saw that you already had an amp but they have some other options also.

    Just go to the car audio section --> custom fit enclosures --> look through the toyota section

    I know there is a loaded box with 2 kicker 10's for $220, these are the ones I have and they wont win any competitions but I think they sound good, and I read some reviews that say they are very durable and last forever, but I've only had mine for a couple months so far so I can't vouch for that.
     
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    Ha, ha, I was hoping to bait you into it. :D You may be able to out wait me because I'm getting real itchy on the trigger... stay tuned. :confused:
     
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    Id nominate the IDQ, or something similar. I've heard good things about Daytons subwoofers as well. Then again, if you buy somethin and don't like it, just sell it and try something else!
     
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    You will be pleased with the box, why not run two?
     
  18. Aug 5, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    I thought about it but it came down to several factors. I'd still like to have some space for storage, 1 sub is cheaper than 2, and I'm not sure the amp I already have will run both sufficiently. Plus, honestly, I think 2 would be too much bass for my preferences. 10 years ago I didn't think there was such a thing as too much, haha.
     
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    I understand what your saying, but with the HU you are useing you can adjust the impact of the bass, and what are you worried about carrying, you still have the space under the seats...
     
  20. Aug 6, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    First aid kit, basic hand tools, water, etc. Underseat storage is mostly full.

    Basically I can't see spending the extra money for another sub and then adjust it down. I'm assuming, based on the reviews and JL's reputation, that the one 10" will be enough for me. If not, I'll add the other sub I'm sure :D.
     
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