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t00fat, which subs?

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Old 01-31-2009, 03:22 PM
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You can get way more bass from a single quality sub than those two subs. That 1,000w block is probably more like a 700w block, if that. So it would be fine to run a single 12" of that block. My favorite "cheap" sub is a kicker CVX, it's only $160 to $180 last time I checked. It would like a better amp, but the amp you have would be fine. The best thing to do is to see what that amp is really putting out. To do this get a song with consistent deep bass, and check the voltage, then get the amperage coming from the amp, multiply these numbers and you will have how many watts that amps pumps out.

EDIT: Oh and I would run ATLEAST a 6awg to that amp. But I would really go for a 2awg or 4 awg.
 
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:53 PM
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I don't know anything about the alt, as I've always tried to keep my system low power so I wouldn't have to do exactly that. A friend of mine did have a pair of kenwood subs, I don't know which. They were ok, didn't get very loud but they did sound clean. I wouldn't spend any less than $150 on a sub though. I would say the CVX is one of the best built subs in that price range and sounds damn good too.
 
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:40 PM
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If your alt is weak or dying adding a cap is only going to make your problem that much worse. Those terminals are fine, I have 14 gauge or 12 gauge going into my terminal cup like that.
I know you may think that volfenhang sub sounds good, but there is much better sounding bass out there. I can't even imagine how you can think they sounded good with a blown coil. Wasting the money on two lower quality subs is not as good as investing in one quality sub.

Not only that running two subs on X amount of power is not as loud as running one sub on X amount of power. If that didn't make sense let me apply it to your situation. Running any two subs off your "1000w" amp is less efficient than running one sub . Just because there are two subs doesn't mean it's louder, power has a lot more to do with it than displacement. If you want to run two subs you have to double the power, which isn't even twice as loud just louder. On top of that your running two lower quality subs which will blow and distort. Your going to spend about the same money buying two crappy subs, when you could just invest in one quality sub. I'm not saying go out an get a W7, but a W6 is also nice lol. You will actually save money, when you don't have to replace your subs in two years.
 
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:07 PM
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Dude with a singe sub you can bid a tall, wide, thin box and have it all the up against the seat. I did exactly that so I could actually have a usable trunk in my car. If what the sub looks likes matters to you at all, my advice won't mean much to you. You want to save money right? Buying two lesser quality subs is wasting money period. If anything just keep that in mind, your not going to think like that forever.

EDIT: And if your running that sub on one coil you will kill it with time.
 

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