advice on a pioneer sub

KineticKinetic Posts: 437
edited December 2007 in Car Subwoofer Talk
Guys i love polk audio, and i have polk on my accord, but i also have a civic, its my other ride.

i dont have too much audio in that one, and now i want to buy a sub for that car, i dont need too much SQ or power and i dont want to spend too much money, I just want it to sound "good".

On my civic i have..

Alpine HU
Pioneer TS-C1653 in the front
Pioneer TS-A6962R in the back

and i want to buy:

Pioneer GM-5300T Amp (380x1 RMS)
Pioneer Premier TS-SW1241D Subwoofer (350 RMS)
and a Cutum slim sealed enclosure
.

I like the Sub, becouse is too slim, and it can be fitted, in a dead space, between the back seat and the rear strut bar, and its very important for me, to have as much space in the trunk as possible

what do you guys think?

is it a good sub? its not expensive, and i can find it easily here in mexico city, but i dont want to buy it, if its bad.

and is it 350 RMS enough for my civic? the inside speakers are running on the HUs power.
Z
/////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
/////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
/////Alpine PDX-4.150
/////Alpine PDX-1.1000
Polk Audio SR 6500
Polk Audio SR 124 DVC
KnuKonceptz MKS Kable

G35
/////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
/////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
/////Alpine PDX-4.150
/////Alpine PDX-1.1000
/////Alpine SPX 17PRO
/////Alpine SWX 1243D
KnuKonceptz MKS Kable
Post edited by Kinetic on

Comments

  • eloplayspoloeloplayspolo Posts: 1,117
    edited November 2007
    my buddy jsut picked up the 10 " version wait a week for me to do the isntall
    2013 Toyota Prius
    Audible Physics 3 Way: H6MB, AR3-A, AR2.0
    Image Dynamics iDMax 12" D2v4
    (2) Alpine PDX-V9 Bridged, Alpine PDX-M12 (500w Mid-Bass, 200w Mid, 200w Tweet, 1200w Sub)
    Mosconi 6to8 v8
  • anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 2,670
    edited November 2007
    blasphemy! pure blasphemy!
  • KineticKinetic Posts: 437
    edited November 2007
    my buddy jsut picked up the 10 " version wait a week for me to do the isntall

    ok i will wait, im going to buy it on the Xmass offer, the 6th of december
    Z
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    Polk Audio SR 6500
    Polk Audio SR 124 DVC
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable

    G35
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    /////Alpine SPX 17PRO
    /////Alpine SWX 1243D
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable
  • eloplayspoloeloplayspolo Posts: 1,117
    edited December 2007
    K so i installed it into a ford Ranger regular cab, its got a tiny cabin. hes got 300 watts running into it, It his pretty hard, sounds clean and is overall a good filler for your system. his is just the pioneer one, not the premier im sure that the premier will be a little more powerfull, but really i dont know if its what u are looking for.

    I myself drive a civic and i have 2 10" momos, the only part of my install workign correctly at this time and they are the perfect amount of bang for me. if u like a lot of bass i would say try to find a diffrent sub, or perhaps use 2 of them...
    2013 Toyota Prius
    Audible Physics 3 Way: H6MB, AR3-A, AR2.0
    Image Dynamics iDMax 12" D2v4
    (2) Alpine PDX-V9 Bridged, Alpine PDX-M12 (500w Mid-Bass, 200w Mid, 200w Tweet, 1200w Sub)
    Mosconi 6to8 v8
  • KineticKinetic Posts: 437
    edited December 2007
    thanks a lot Eloplayspolo:

    i buy it yesterday, trough "Pioneer of Mexico" its the premier, and i also buy the Pioneer AMP 380 W RMS, with a bass booster..

    the sub cost me arround 93 DLS, and 150 DLS for the amp, and i buy them becouse there was a big sale, yesterday of pioneer products here on mexico..

    Actually the AMP was out of stock so i will have to wait 5 days until they send it to my home.

    and since Pioneer speakers are made in mexico, we can have sometimes amazing prices here, instead of polk audio where theres only one company who sells it, and the import them from the states, so the price is bigger.

    And all of this is for my civic, "my daily car"

    Civic
    Alpine HU
    pioneer TS-C1653 soon (those are going to be a new model in mexico)
    pioneer TS-A6962R

    and now

    Pioneer AMP GM-5300T
    Pioneer Sub TS-SW1241D (sell as Premier on the states)

    The car with polk audio is my accord, and thats the one i most enjoy

    and thats going to have the Alpine PDX-1.1000 AMP and one Polk Audio SR124-DVC on a sealed enclosure

    what do you think?
    Z
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    Polk Audio SR 6500
    Polk Audio SR 124 DVC
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable

    G35
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    /////Alpine SPX 17PRO
    /////Alpine SWX 1243D
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable
  • eloplayspoloeloplayspolo Posts: 1,117
    edited December 2007
    sounds good. just i hope u are happy with that little sub, i really cant imagine having that little thing in my civic.
    2013 Toyota Prius
    Audible Physics 3 Way: H6MB, AR3-A, AR2.0
    Image Dynamics iDMax 12" D2v4
    (2) Alpine PDX-V9 Bridged, Alpine PDX-M12 (500w Mid-Bass, 200w Mid, 200w Tweet, 1200w Sub)
    Mosconi 6to8 v8
  • KineticKinetic Posts: 437
    edited December 2007
    i will have them installed for the next week, i will try to put some pics and videos here...

    and thanks for the comments, always very helpfull
    Z
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    Polk Audio SR 6500
    Polk Audio SR 124 DVC
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable

    G35
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    /////Alpine SPX 17PRO
    /////Alpine SWX 1243D
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable
  • KineticKinetic Posts: 437
    edited December 2007
    guys as I promiss here are some pics of my Pioneer sub


    this is the sub, and it looks great

    08122007171.jpg

    here is the sub on my desk chair, its shallow

    08122007172.jpg

    here we have 2 pics of the installation, the amp is at one side and the sub is in a small enclosure, for those who dont want to loose a lot of space..

    12122007180.jpg

    12122007181.jpg
    Z
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    Polk Audio SR 6500
    Polk Audio SR 124 DVC
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable

    G35
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    /////Alpine SPX 17PRO
    /////Alpine SWX 1243D
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable
  • MacLeodMacLeod Posts: 14,365
    edited December 2007
    Thats a funky looking sub. How's it sound?
    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
  • KineticKinetic Posts: 437
    edited December 2007
    MacLeod wrote: »
    Thats a funky looking sub. How's it sound?

    i dont think i can have a good opinion on subs, im new at that..

    but from 15 to 22 sounds very good for my taste, not great, but i think its an exelent choice for the price and for the size enclosure..

    the amp is a pioneer GM5300T (380W RMS @ 4 Ohms)

    the cross over is 20 ~ 80 Hz on the Sub (slope 12) and 6Db boost @ 50 Hz

    the inside speakers are 80 ~ UP with a boost on 12.5Khz
    Z
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    Polk Audio SR 6500
    Polk Audio SR 124 DVC
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable

    G35
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    /////Alpine SPX 17PRO
    /////Alpine SWX 1243D
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable
  • eloplayspoloeloplayspolo Posts: 1,117
    edited December 2007
    thats pioneer not premier btw... and yeah thats the same sub my buddy has in his ford ranger.. and its just enough for that tiny truck..
    2013 Toyota Prius
    Audible Physics 3 Way: H6MB, AR3-A, AR2.0
    Image Dynamics iDMax 12" D2v4
    (2) Alpine PDX-V9 Bridged, Alpine PDX-M12 (500w Mid-Bass, 200w Mid, 200w Tweet, 1200w Sub)
    Mosconi 6to8 v8
  • KineticKinetic Posts: 437
    edited December 2007
    thats pioneer not premier btw... and yeah thats the same sub my buddy has in his ford ranger.. and its just enough for that tiny truck..

    I live in Mexico, so we dont have the "Premier" Brand, So we have Premier Models as Pioneer...

    Here all the companies, pays a lot of money in taxes, So its easier to "pioneer of Mexico" to sell the product as Pioneer, its a tax issue...

    14122007184.jpg

    14122007183.jpg

    14122007187.jpg


    And check the American Website:

    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069929_297969819,00.html
    Z
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    Polk Audio SR 6500
    Polk Audio SR 124 DVC
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable

    G35
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    /////Alpine SPX 17PRO
    /////Alpine SWX 1243D
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable
  • MacLeodMacLeod Posts: 14,365
    edited December 2007
    Turn the bass boost off. Bass boost is bad, mkay.
    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
  • KineticKinetic Posts: 437
    edited December 2007
    yeah you are right i recently turned off, it sounded like a ported box, now it sounds more natural, so its better, thanks for the advice Mc.
    Z
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    Polk Audio SR 6500
    Polk Audio SR 124 DVC
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable

    G35
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    /////Alpine SPX 17PRO
    /////Alpine SWX 1243D
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable
  • KineticKinetic Posts: 437
    edited December 2007
    i recently made another MDF front wall just for the sub and the MDF be at the same level, for a better look

    and also i bought a black vinil sticker, and i made a aluminum pioneer sticker, what do you think of this?

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    20122007199.jpg

    20122007200.jpg

    Im thinking to do the same on my Polk Audio enclosure, but the other one is going to be silver (my other car is silver) and the polk audio sticker, red and black.

    the black vinil, silver vinil 2 pioneer stickers and 2 polk audio stickers for less than 10 DLS.

    what do you think???
    Z
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    Polk Audio SR 6500
    Polk Audio SR 124 DVC
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable

    G35
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    /////Alpine SPX 17PRO
    /////Alpine SWX 1243D
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable
  • eloplayspoloeloplayspolo Posts: 1,117
    edited December 2007
    looks pretty good, i think it woulda looked better with a matte finish so it wasnt so shiney.
    2013 Toyota Prius
    Audible Physics 3 Way: H6MB, AR3-A, AR2.0
    Image Dynamics iDMax 12" D2v4
    (2) Alpine PDX-V9 Bridged, Alpine PDX-M12 (500w Mid-Bass, 200w Mid, 200w Tweet, 1200w Sub)
    Mosconi 6to8 v8
  • KineticKinetic Posts: 437
    edited December 2007
    the vinyl sticker is cheap, so i would go again and look for a mate finish, and see how it looks.

    its a good idea, thanks eloplayspolo
    Z
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    Polk Audio SR 6500
    Polk Audio SR 124 DVC
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable

    G35
    /////Alpine CDA-9887 HU
    /////Alpine KTX-1000EQ
    /////Alpine PDX-4.150
    /////Alpine PDX-1.1000
    /////Alpine SPX 17PRO
    /////Alpine SWX 1243D
    KnuKonceptz MKS Kable
  • eloplayspoloeloplayspolo Posts: 1,117
    edited December 2007
    no prob, i just think it will match the woofer a bit better
    2013 Toyota Prius
    Audible Physics 3 Way: H6MB, AR3-A, AR2.0
    Image Dynamics iDMax 12" D2v4
    (2) Alpine PDX-V9 Bridged, Alpine PDX-M12 (500w Mid-Bass, 200w Mid, 200w Tweet, 1200w Sub)
    Mosconi 6to8 v8
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