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Can you recommend an 8" sub?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by bendbolden, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Jan 31, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    bendbolden

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    Hey guys I have decided to put a single 8" sub in my regular cab 2nd gen. I'm putting it in a simple rectangular box under the brace that runs the width of the back wall. I need some recommendations on a good 8" sub. I was going to go with a solo-baric L5 but my box volume is only about .28 cf sealed and I think they require over .35 sealed. I don't wanna break the bank but want something that will sound good. I have kicker 6.5 components on an amp now but just am not getting enough low end. Thanks
     
  2. Jan 31, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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  4. Jan 31, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    JBL GTO804. Its an awesome 8" for the $.
     
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  7. Jan 31, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Yeah I built my box just like that. I saw your thread earlier this week and it helped me decide on an 8". I Just want one that will reproduce the lower frequencies. I wanted to stay with kicker but the Rockford punch stage 1 is pretty close to the volume requirements and not that expensive. I just can't find one with low frequency response that matches my volume.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    yeah a low frequency 8 in sub is tough, just because its not really in the nature of the sub to produce them low frequencies.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    Well to me 23hz is low and the only one close to that was the L5 but you are correct. My hopes may be set too high for an 8". I will have to try and find a store that actually has an 8" on display. haha
     
  10. Jan 31, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    I have the JL w3 8 that comes loaded in a ported box. It fits great and everyone that has been in my truck has been impressed :D. You should definitely check it out. It has great reviews on crutchfield. I piicke up mine at sonic electronix for 210$
     
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    I agree with west32. I have it in my xrunner and it performs great.:D
     
  12. Jan 31, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    lol one of those isnt going in his single cab

    anyhow to the op .... id personally reccomend a 10 if you can swing it ... an 8 is gonna be super weak
     
  13. Jan 31, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    I've got a 12" Kicker CVR and Kendwood amp putting out 500W rms and 1000 max @ 2 ohms. I had to make a custom mounting bracket for the ported box which required removing the jack and components and cutting out the jack brackets. It hits HARD in the regular cab!
     
  14. Jan 31, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    Not that kind of sub, silly!
     
  15. Feb 1, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    I think I am just going to go with a kicker comp or compvr and another 100 watt amp. I can get it pretty cheap and it should accomplish what I am looking to do. I've been through my "loud stage" and I just want something to fill in the bass and sound good and tight.
     
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