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Sub Woofer Size

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by MooseTX82, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Jan 1, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    MooseTX82

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    I was wondering if anyone has installed an 8" Sub. The majority of people have 1 or 2 10"s but I was considering an 8" as well. Would this be a good idea or is 10 the way to go? I want a good clean sound with some bass. I dont need the whole outside world to hear me bumping music. I dont think tacotunes makes 8" boxes either so Im hoping Mr.Marv does. Feedback appreciated.

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  2. Jan 1, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    I have an 8" JBL sub in the back of my xtra cab and the sound is great
     
  3. Jan 1, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    atsaubrey

    atsaubrey Dealer/Sales Rep for Sundown Audio.

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    8" subs can do an excellent job. Ususally if I recommend 8" drivers though I usually recommend pairs of them. A single would still be fine though. I would say a 10" might be a better bet if your looking at a single sub set up.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    Mr Marv

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    There are some nice 8's out there but I'd agree with atsaubrey that I'd prefer to have 2 in that case unless you were taking an 8W7. :D Are you considering the 8 for space reasons? In any case I can build just about anything you need.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    MooseTX82

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    No not for space purposes. I think Ill go with the 10 inch sub. Just wanted to consider an 8". Which 10" sub and amp to drive it do you recommend if its gonna be a single sub? I will also be replacing the front doors with better 6.5s. Do I need an amp for those too?
     
  6. Jan 2, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    Mr Marv

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    You mentioned you wanted "a good clean sound with some bass" so IMO a good 10" sub with 2-300 watts (in the proper enclosure of course) will satisfy your objectives (I would also recommend "amping" the front speakers to get the "most" from them). I am a big fan of "keeping it simple" so my suggestion would be to get a 4 channel amp with 2 channels to the front speakers and the other 2 bridged for the sub. I'm going to be taking off for a while shortly but if you'd like to give me a call or drop me an email I can give you some suggestions that would meet your objectives within your budget (I can read emails on my cell phone but I can't view the forum or PM's).
     
  7. Jan 2, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    i got two 10's in my access cab and if i turn them up all the way they rattle my exhaust heat sheild
     
  8. Jan 2, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    dually

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    I have two 8s. They pump pretty decent for being powered off of a 300w amp and being the cheapest Kickers available.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    Look at supercrewsound .com.They have boxes for all trucks.
     
  10. Jan 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    I have a pair of 8's in my Vette,they freakin rock:rockband: Loud enough to be too loud for comfort, but not so crazy as to piss off everyone around me. Nice and clean sound. I think a lot of people overlook 8's for some reason. bigger isnt always better, unless your trying to rattle your truck apart. I went with them because they would fit in the corner and still leave space for cargo.
     
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