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What else do i need to build a sub box

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2000GTacoma, May 28, 2011.

  1. May 28, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    2000GTacoma

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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    I have two of those and they are less than impressive. If you are building a box, you'll be able to provide more than enough space for a regular depth 10".

    Also, make the box sealed, fill it with the proper filling, get some speaker terminals and you'll be set.
     
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    use some silicone to fill the hole where the wires run out of the box
     
  4. May 28, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    Just not enough there? I dnt want truck rattling ear ringing bass. Just a smooth good sub. So do you think I would be better off looking into a sub like this http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/Subwoofers/Champion+Series/TS-W259D4
    And would I have enough room I kind of want a square box sitting over the hump in the back that I wouldnt care if it came level to the top of the console. Just want both my seats and easy access to storage compartments. Also heres the amp im looking at buyinghttp://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/Amplifiers/GM+Series/GM-5400T

     
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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    Sounds like you and I are on the same level of car audio requirements. You just want some good bass, don't care to shake shit crazy? Me too.

    The original sub you posted is "good" but its range is quite limited. They are loud and responsive on a VERY small interval. The $75 10" I had before these smoked what I have now. I listen to rock, country, dub, rap, etc. I'll accept a 10 to be insufficient for rap, but for everything else, it should be more than enough.

    Also, the amp i'm running with my two 10's is the pioneer amp thats in the 75-125 range, can't quite remember, Its more than enough though.
     
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    ok i as well listen to a little of everything would i be better off with a 12"? its just a single setup and what 2 more inches and not that much difference in price?
     
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    Okay man, i am an audiophile freak and that pioneer sub is shit(first one....second one is..okay..). No do not get a 12'' sub. If you want crisp clean bass 8'' or 10'' is going to suit you best. They reproduce bass better then 12'' subs do. 12s are best for shakin stuff up.

    Id recomend kicker CompVT slim subs http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_21924_Kicker-CVT104-10CVT104.html i have delt with them before and then are very tight subs. had them in my old 86 toyota truck in a custom setup
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    Id also recomend trying to make a box 1.0 cu ft too. Also get some cotton stuffing to put in your box.(i hope your using good quality MDF board) by putting the cotton or fiber stuffing in the box it "tricks" the sub into thinking the box is bigger. Basicly youll get a much better sound outa the sub.

    That pioneer amp will not be powerful enough for the kicker sub.

    also i hope your planin on amping your regular speakers if they aren't already. Will give you the best control over the sound and give them much better clarity.

    Ill keep checkin in for more tips if ya want.

    here is part of my current setup :p
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    This would be a great lil amp for the kicker sub http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_23045_SoundStorm-SSL-EV1500M.html

    I REALLY like SounStorm amps, they are very powerful and produce clean sound but never break the bank :)
     
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