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Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by jeddie7811, Oct 4, 2020.

  1. Oct 4, 2020 at 5:25 PM
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    jeddie7811

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    Need a subwoofer setup that is really loud on bass, i mean as loud as you can get without taking out the back seats. I am looking for 2 10s or 2 12s i have an 09 double cab please help
     
  2. Oct 4, 2020 at 6:46 PM
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    To quote the old adage, it takes space to make bass.

    How loud is loud? If you have to keep the back seats you may have to lower your expectations.
     
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    like loud enough to where you can feel it in you and the rearview shakes
     
  4. Oct 4, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    What you’ll butt heads with are the following.

    1. Staying behind the factory seats means small boxes, limited airspace, almost certainly sealed enclosures.

    2. The above probably also limits you to subs with limited Xmax, shallow mount subs, less power handling.

    None of that helps you shake eyeballs. I’d look at 2 10’s, because with the limited room you have for enclosures you have a better chance of 10’s matching the enclosure size than 12’s. From experience, a 10 in the right enclosure will outperform a 12 in too small an enclosure.

    Beyond all that, I can’t offer much help. I’ve custom designed and built enclosures that punched out 135-140 dB on as little as 500 watts but the box ate half the hatch. It was a very large ported box, not the kind of thing you’ll fit in the space you’re looking at.
     
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    would a single 12 in a ported box be better than 2 10s?
     
  6. Oct 5, 2020 at 2:37 AM
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    A friend of mine has a single ported 12”. I have two sealed 10”. We both drive double cab Tacomas. We are running the same amp. Both are tuned for SQ.

    They sound very close. His goes a tiny bit lower. Mine has more punch. Both you can feel and shake the rear view. Both stereos are well more than adequate in terms of volume.

    What you seem to be asking for though sounds a lot like full retard, and it’s hard to decipher what it would take to satisfy you, so it’s hard to make recommendations. It sounds like you want to blow out the windows and frankly, I’m not inclined to help anybody with damaging their hearing.

    There are plenty of 1-2Kw monoblocks out there, and all you have to do is find the right drivers for a box that fits the space.

    All I’ll really say is that if I were in the market for replacement subs in my cabinet, I’d be looking at getting Sundown SD4-10s because that’s about the most beefy shallow(er) mount subs on the market that I’ve seen, and I know they would fit/hit.
     
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    yeah i just want pure bass and loudness so should i get 2 SD4-10s, if so what would be the best amp for those
     
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    sd4-10's are a great choice. Got 2 in tiny sealed boxes and they get pretty loud for as small as they are and fit behind the rear seats
     
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    SDs are a poor choice for SPL. They sound great, but very low distortion means you can't hear the bottom coming. No bumped back plate means a hard landing when you find it.

    Pick up a single U12, build a proper vented box for it & feed it 2 kilowatts. That should get you where you wanna be.
     
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    No sealed small box is good for spl but for a slim sub they sure do get loud in my truck. Sure I’ve had way louder but in a huge ported box with 4000 rms.
     
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    My rear view mirror rattles, my mph gauge jumps too when driving. Running 2x 13.5 tw5 with a mr Marv built box
     
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    Look up jl 13.5 slim. I have one in my 2nd gen. Awesome. Also hit up Mr Marv. He will hook you up with everything you need.
     
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    A u12 ported is not going behind the seats of a tacoma. Maybe I missed somethimg but thought he wanted something loud that would fit behind the rear seats. Wish I could do a u12 ported but not willing to take up half the truck. Been there with a pair of x 10 and they tore my old frontier up. Every week I had things loosening up and falling apart but man those went so low
     
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    What I read is that he does not want to remove the rear seats. Did not read anything about needing the enclosure behind the rear seats. :)

    I'd definitely do SDs then if they have to go behind the seats.
     
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    how will a u12 fit behind the seat
     
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    What about the SA Classic 10s the mounting depth is 6" with a 7.80 magnet diameter. Is there a way i could fit two of those behing my back seat and if so what box wold it be
     
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    It won't without a blowthrough. The OP never said anything about fitting behind a seat...only that you didn't want to remove them.
     
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    I have seen it done here on TW in a 2nd gen - guy's handle is Marine something or another - even ported the enclosure. Box would most likely be custom. I assume there would need to be some modifications to the rear seat backs as well.
     

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