Kicker VS Polk

bigaudiofanaticbigaudiofanatic Posts: 4,422
edited March 2008 in Car Subwoofer Talk
Okay my freind wants me to install a set of subs and he only asks of me that he is heard at least 1 maybe 2 blocks away "I dont know why stupid" but any way I think I have narrowed the search down to eaither the Kicker L5's or for the polks I dont know yeat. But I do not want to do bigger than 10's beacuse of the nice tight bass you get with 10's thanks. Let me know
HT setup
Panasonic 50" TH-50PZ80U
Denon DBP-1610
Monster HTS 1650
Carver A400X :cool:
MIT Exp 3 Speaker Wire
Kef 104/2
URC MX-780 Remote
Sonos Play 1

Living Room
63 inch Samsung PN63C800YF
Polk Surroundbar 3000
Samsung BD-C7900
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  • bigaudiofanaticbigaudiofanatic Posts: 4,422
    edited October 2007
    he hadem blew em next
    HT setup
    Panasonic 50" TH-50PZ80U
    Denon DBP-1610
    Monster HTS 1650
    Carver A400X :cool:
    MIT Exp 3 Speaker Wire
    Kef 104/2
    URC MX-780 Remote
    Sonos Play 1

    Living Room
    63 inch Samsung PN63C800YF
    Polk Surroundbar 3000
    Samsung BD-C7900
  • dudeinaroomdudeinaroom Posts: 3,625
    edited October 2007
    try setting the gain on the amp so they don't blow
  • bigaudiofanaticbigaudiofanatic Posts: 4,422
    edited October 2007
    well it wasnt only that they just didnt hit hard enough he said so kicker or polk will be the harder hitters from my reserch. Just need to figure out which one.
    HT setup
    Panasonic 50" TH-50PZ80U
    Denon DBP-1610
    Monster HTS 1650
    Carver A400X :cool:
    MIT Exp 3 Speaker Wire
    Kef 104/2
    URC MX-780 Remote
    Sonos Play 1

    Living Room
    63 inch Samsung PN63C800YF
    Polk Surroundbar 3000
    Samsung BD-C7900
  • dudeinaroomdudeinaroom Posts: 3,625
    edited October 2007
    I got a friend with a grand am with 4 12" rockfords and a DEI 1000d and you can hear him for 3 block2 with just 2 of them hooked up with all 4 you don't need th a/c because it's like having a fan blow on you. oh yeah, and I have to plug my ears with just the 2 of them. He has had this setup for 4 year with out a problem.
  • dudeinaroomdudeinaroom Posts: 3,625
    edited October 2007
    look for some thing with a high db ratting, louder, but bot necessarily better
  • bigaudiofanaticbigaudiofanatic Posts: 4,422
    edited October 2007
    Not to put your sugestion down the drain I mean before I wreaked my Hatchback I had a Rockford and loved it but he sadi that he did not want rockford so its his car his option.
    HT setup
    Panasonic 50" TH-50PZ80U
    Denon DBP-1610
    Monster HTS 1650
    Carver A400X :cool:
    MIT Exp 3 Speaker Wire
    Kef 104/2
    URC MX-780 Remote
    Sonos Play 1

    Living Room
    63 inch Samsung PN63C800YF
    Polk Surroundbar 3000
    Samsung BD-C7900
  • najahajanajahaja Posts: 32
    edited October 2007
    well, IMHO its a bit of a silly question.

    I think if you go for any of the top end subs from either Kicker, Rockford or Polk, you would be happy.

    I think more important than the sub (assuming they are all on equal grounding) is the enclosure you are going to put them in and the amp to run them.

    If you just want loud, boomy bass heard from 2 blocks away, get a big **** speaker and whack it in a bandpass box, and power it accordingly.
    10's will not hack it IMHO, if you want loud bass, go for big subs. If you want accurate, tight bass, go for smaller subs.
  • bigaudiofanaticbigaudiofanatic Posts: 4,422
    edited October 2007
    Like I said he does not want rockfords. I love rockfords but now rockford are going into his trunk. Plus NO 12's are going in either. So Kicker or polk that is the question.
    HT setup
    Panasonic 50" TH-50PZ80U
    Denon DBP-1610
    Monster HTS 1650
    Carver A400X :cool:
    MIT Exp 3 Speaker Wire
    Kef 104/2
    URC MX-780 Remote
    Sonos Play 1

    Living Room
    63 inch Samsung PN63C800YF
    Polk Surroundbar 3000
    Samsung BD-C7900
  • MacLeodMacLeod Posts: 14,365
    edited October 2007
    If all he's wanting is sheer output, there is no replacement for displacement.

    10's aint gonna move enough air, not like a pair of 15's will.

    The Kicker L5 is a very good sounding sub and it puts out a ton of output. The Polk is geared more to sounding good and it does that in spades.

    But if your friend is just wanting to be the loudest guy in the high school parking lot, get him a pair of L5 15's and as much power as he can afford and he'll be set.
    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
  • bigaudiofanaticbigaudiofanatic Posts: 4,422
    edited October 2007
    Never mind thank you all anyway
    HT setup
    Panasonic 50" TH-50PZ80U
    Denon DBP-1610
    Monster HTS 1650
    Carver A400X :cool:
    MIT Exp 3 Speaker Wire
    Kef 104/2
    URC MX-780 Remote
    Sonos Play 1

    Living Room
    63 inch Samsung PN63C800YF
    Polk Surroundbar 3000
    Samsung BD-C7900
  • najahajanajahaja Posts: 32
    edited October 2007
    go 4 kicka

    simple enuf?
  • cam5860cam5860 Posts: 634
    edited October 2007
    I would get the Kicker Cvx's they are the loudest round subs kicker offers. And believe me they get down. Car audio magazine had a review on a single 12 and he said it was more than enough in a vehicle.
  • Meeks32Meeks32 Posts: 330
    edited October 2007
    cam5860 wrote: »
    I would get the Kicker Cvx's they are the loudest round subs kicker offers. And believe me they get down. Car audio magazine had a review on a single 12 and he said it was more than enough in a vehicle.

    Have you ever seen a bad review in car audio magazine though? Doubt they are going to bash any of their sponsors products.
  • cam5860cam5860 Posts: 634
    edited October 2007
    You have a good point there Meeks. But any sub that is rated at 800 watts RMS is going to get down cuz.
  • MacLeodMacLeod Posts: 14,365
    edited October 2007
    Ive seen several bad reviews in CA&E.

    Alphasonik gets trashed everytime they have anything in there. MB Quart had a Premier sub get very sub par reviews. The new $800 Oz Audio speakers got ho-hum reviews in this months issue. Interfire had an amp a while back that got poo-poo'd.

    CA&E is a straight up reviewer. You gotta think, most comanies nowadays make very solid stuff and their top of the line entries are very respectable so there really arent any pieces out there that just suck. Yeah there is Audiobahn, Boss, Crunch and so on but whens the last time you ever saw one of those reviewed in there?
    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
  • mopar paulmopar paul Posts: 279
    edited November 2007
    I think youd be ok with either for quality vs price!
  • BruizerBruizer Posts: 27
    edited November 2007
    cam5860 wrote: »
    I would get the Kicker Cvx's they are the loudest round subs kicker offers. And believe me they get down. Car audio magazine had a review on a single 12 and he said it was more than enough in a vehicle.

    I hear nothing but great things about the CVXs. I've checked out some of the other car audio forums and they get a lot of praise for the price. Apparently its a good all around sub that can pound but offers decent SQ as well. And for the price those things are selling for, I wouldn't think you could go wrong.

    Man i wish all the other stuff I ordered would arrive so I can get my 2 12" Polk SR124-DVC subs wired up. I hate waiting.
  • beardog03beardog03 Posts: 5,622
    edited November 2007
    I was just downstairs ooogling my SR12DVC..

    MAN !
    She`s a beauty !

    I can`t wait to get the box built for the truck....I`m replacing two 10`s with the 12 after I get the carpet kit, and the new bucket seats...
    Cary SLP-98L F1 DC Pre Amp (Jag Blue)
    Parasound HCA-3500
    Cary Audio V12 amp (Jag Red)
    Polk Audio Xm Reciever (Autographed by THE MAN Himself) :cool:
    Magnum Dynalab MD-102 Analog Tuna
    Jolida JD-100 CDP
    Polk Audio LSi9 Speaks (ebony)
    SVS PC-Ultra Sub
    AQ Bedrock Speaker Cables (Bi-Wired)
    MIT Shotgun S1 I/C`s
    AQ Black Thunder Sub Cables
    PS Audio Plus Power Cords
    Magnum Dynalab ST-2 FM Antenna
    Sanus Cherry wood Speak Stands
    Adona AV45CS3 / 3 Tier Rack (Black /Gold)

    :cool:
  • strang22strang22 Posts: 32
    edited March 2008
    definately go with polk...i have 4 10's for sale right now
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