woofer choices????

GTFreakGTFreak Posts: 25
edited November 2009 in Car Subwoofer Talk
ok so im a pretty big kicker fan i won't lie. i'm running a single L7 with a 3 Cube box and right at 750 watts rms. i'm thinking about changing things up a bit but i can't decide on a woofer. i've looked around ALOT! and can't seem to make up my mind. i have recently crossed CADENCE and have heard alot of good things. i was looking at one 15'. what would be a good sub for the money?:confused:
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  • MacLeodMacLeod Posts: 14,365
    edited March 2009
    What are you looking for? Sheer output or sound quality.

    If its output, then your Kicker L7 is one of the better ones.

    If its sound quality, I recommend an SR 12
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D
  • cadenceclipsecadenceclipse Posts: 459
    edited March 2009
    kickers got a couple nice new subs out now. so does eclipse. budget? lots o choices
    Polk MM6501 kick panels, Eclipse cd7200mkll and SW9122 Bomb Box, Cadence A4, A7, CAP5, JL8W3V3
  • GTFreakGTFreak Posts: 25
    edited March 2009
    i love SPL but i like SQ also. the L7 has the output but is lacking a lil in the sq department. i looked at the alpine typeX and liked it alot but is somewhat pricy. i've never owned a polk sub but i do have the DB seires on the interier of my car. i don't really have a budget. I've always stayed kicker for the most part, and i was disappointed in the jl's i had. i'm looking for a happy medium between the SPL of an L7 and the sound quality of a typeX. is that even possible???
  • MacLeodMacLeod Posts: 14,365
    edited March 2009
    Sr 12
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D
  • cadenceclipsecadenceclipse Posts: 459
    edited March 2009
    more than possible. hey mac can an sr keep up with an l7 on spl(same power, etc.)? especially 4 the price cadence makes some GREAT subs
    Polk MM6501 kick panels, Eclipse cd7200mkll and SW9122 Bomb Box, Cadence A4, A7, CAP5, JL8W3V3
  • MacLeodMacLeod Posts: 14,365
    edited March 2009
    Probably not. An L7 is primarily an SPL sub so thats what its built for.
    polkaudio sound quality competitor since 2005
    MECA SQ Rookie of the Year 06 ~ MECA State Champ 06,07,08,11 ~ MECA World Finals 2nd place 06,07,08,09
    08 Car Audio Nationals 1st ~ 07 N Georgia Nationals 1st ~ 06 Carl Casper Nationals 1st ~ USACi 05 Southeast AutumnFest 1st

    polkaudio SR6500 --- polkaudio MM1040 x2 -- Pioneer P99 -- Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D
  • GTFreakGTFreak Posts: 25
    edited March 2009
    i was looking at the SR it seems llike an awsome sub. i have also looked at some other subs, i like what power acoustik has going. i'm looking for bang for my buck and PA looks to fill that catagory so far.
  • GTFreakGTFreak Posts: 25
    edited April 2009
    so i decided to go with two 12" soundstream tranchulas
  • GTFreakGTFreak Posts: 25
    edited April 2009
    ok i let the soundstream go and i'm now going to the orion hcca 12.4
  • 1996blackmax1996blackmax Posts: 2,436
    edited April 2009
    I've had many kicker subs over the years, from the Kicker Freeair subs all the way to the first squre Solobarics. My favorite sounding Kicker subs were the round Solobarics, the S12c's(had an inverted dustcap) and S12d's(the front was one solid piece, like my JL). Those were nice sounding subs. I eventually left the Solobaric line because I felt the SQ was not what it was with the round Solo's. Output was nice, but I'm mainly into SQ.

    I've had a couple Type-X subs. I still have one and switch it up with my W6 once in a while. They are very nice sounding subs. You just have to make sure that you have a good amount of power going to it. They are not the most efficient subs, but if given that power you'll get rewarded with very nice SQ & output.

    If you haven't yet done so, take a look at the Q-12 from Fi Car Audio. Nice sounding sub that can also get pretty loud. The Soundsplinter RL-p12 is another good option.
    Alpine: CDA-7949
    Alpine: PXA-H600
    Alpine: CHA-S624, KCA-420i, KCA-410C
    Rainbow: CS 265 Profi Phase Plug / SL 165
    ARC Audio: 4150-XXK / 1500v1-XXK
    JL Audio: 10W6v2 (x2)
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  • GTFreakGTFreak Posts: 25
    edited April 2009
    yeah i haven't bought anything yet. i looked at the soundsplinter and it was nice, i just recently came across Fi car audio. i'm difficult i gusse i just want what i pay for.
  • 1996blackmax1996blackmax Posts: 2,436
    edited April 2009
    Both the soundplinter & fi subs will give you very nice results, especially for the money you spend on them.
    Alpine: CDA-7949
    Alpine: PXA-H600
    Alpine: CHA-S624, KCA-420i, KCA-410C
    Rainbow: CS 265 Profi Phase Plug / SL 165
    ARC Audio: 4150-XXK / 1500v1-XXK
    JL Audio: 10W6v2 (x2)
    KnuKonceptz
    Second Skin
  • nawarkknawarkk Posts: 9
    edited June 2009
    I like my Polk Audio DB 212-2 subs. They look nice and if pushed to their capabilities can beat 2 L7's (what I've heard). They also have very nice SQ since the box is made to operate at 100% efficieny.
  • bassfannbassfann Posts: 151
    edited July 2009
    i use image dynamics,i run them with autotek stealth amps (old but great )
  • kawizx9rkawizx9r Posts: 5,179
    edited November 2009
    Yeah right... If you have a big budget, you can choose the best one...

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