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Cheapest sub setup that works

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by JBTuncc, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    JBTuncc

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    I'm hoping to get a very cheap subwoofer setup to hold me over for a while and provide some low end sound for my double cab. I don't need much bass so would you recommend something like the Boss amplified sub or something with separate components? Like I said, more than likely I will be upgrading later so I just want to get something to add some bass for now. So here's what I'm looking for:

    1. Cheap
    2. Decent amount of sound (inside cab, not to rattle other cars...)
    3. Fits behind rear seats

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    ItalynStylion

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    I'd recommend just being patient and waiting till you can afford what you want. A cheap sub setup will only set you back further from getting what you want.

    What are your ultimate goals with the system? The one you want.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    What he said! ^^^^^
     
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    Depends on your definition of 'works'
     
  6. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    Haha. I know. My "real" setup will be something small like a 10 shallow sub. I was thinking about the Kenwood Excelon 10". I'm thinking about building my own box and saving at least $100 on that. I doubt that I would be putting a lot of money into my "real" setup.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:48 AM
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    I'm happy with the clarity I'm getting from the Polk 6.5's I have in the front and rear. They just don't offer any kind of low end sound. I was thinking about amping a different set of speakers in the front doors like 6x9 components but a sub would be around the same cost and I know it would produce bass.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    Is there any way to have a down-firing setup behind the seats? Maybe with a 6.5 or 8 inch sub? Seems like that would eliminate my depth of sub problem.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    I think a twin 6.5" sub setup might work out great for you. You could certainly get that behind the seats.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    you can pick that setup for less than 300 if you shop around

    put it in a nice sealed box, and it will sound very nice

    Justin
     
  12. Jan 21, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    For twin 6.5 sub setup would you face them out or down. Is down even possible? I just think that down firing may eliminate any problems I may have with the sub hitting the plastic on the seats.
     
  13. Jan 21, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    I think that either setup would work. There's enough space for either using the Tang Band 6.5" sub for sure. You'd just need to design the enclosure appropriately to accommodate the woofer and it's excursion. Take down some measurements and draw something up!
     
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