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By discolafinger (discolafinger) on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 4:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
what do you think is the best 12" round sub, and any prices on them
By entrust clothing (entrustclothing) on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 4:33 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
email me

i get a killer deal on MTX subs, they are amazing subs and range from crazy to really crazy!

By William (projectely4) on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 4:40 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
JL 12 W7 or W6v2
By discolafinger (discolafinger) on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 4:42 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
any prices on the JL's
By William (projectely4) on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 4:48 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
well the w6v2 runs about 350 on ebay and the w7 runs about 500 i think. i chose the w6v2 because the box required isn't as big and its output and impact it had was awesome. the W7 is a step ahead but not that big of a step for that extra premium price
By David (tparider) on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 5:01 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I've always heard from comp audio guys that the w7 is a true competition sub not designed to be played at volume for extended periods of time.

The w6 or the solobaric have always been at the top of my list.

By KJ (akdoc) on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 7:07 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
RE audio, the best subs for the price. Go to, or check and in the classifieds for a used one.
By steve (stevie211) on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 8:01 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
go with the mtx 9500 or the re xxx better bang for the buck
By shane (auto) on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 8:11 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
i love my JL w7
By Alex Spyksma (norcalbrdrydr) on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 8:15 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Kicker Soloberic L7 12's pound hard. If you are looking for bass that you can honestly feel they are great. Also, I bought mine at a 2 for 1 special day so I am a lil bias based on price.
By DAN BERRY (cartronics) on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 8:18 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
You cannot beat JL's performance. W1V2 is a good choice for the money, outperforms the W3V2 for less money. 12W6V2 is hard to beat for the money but the W7 is louder, plays lower, and all around has a bigger presence in any system. You need to run a minimum 1000 watts per woofer though.
By AzWakeBrdr540 (mike_gilbert) on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 8:25 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Solobaric L7, I have one in my nautique and it hits real hard. You can snag one on ebay for a pretty good price too.
By discolafinger (discolafinger) on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 6:48 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
thank you for all the help, I am going to look into the kicker and the mtx
By adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu) on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 8:11 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have the w6's and w3's in my boat, but for the price Kicker's are the way to go.
By discolafinger (discolafinger) on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 7:39 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
has anyone heard of they seem too have great prices. that brings me to my next point , i was thinking for 6.5 going with infinity's kaapa, they sound great!!! ton of mid bass, and a kicker 12" solo and keeping my two 800w-4ch. amps
By entrust clothing (entrustclothing) on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 8:16 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
brian i can most likely beat anyones prices, i get almost anything, i have a couple hookups so if one doesn't have it the other probably will. i can get a good deal on the 6.5 infinitys
By discolafinger (discolafinger) on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 8:33 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
did you check out that web site, car toys wanted 149.00 for the kaapa's that site is 89.00, ps how is your bout coming are you going to make it wednesday should be nice out
By markj (markj) on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 8:41 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Check out DD (Digital Designs). I just had Chucktronics in Lodi, CA. install one w/a custom enclosure under my dash (which is difficult in a SAN) for $550.00 including enclosure. Speaker alone would have been around $240.00. I'm pretty handy (contractor) but I'm REALLY happy I had them build the box as well. I've NEVER had better customer service either.
By Buzz (buzz_grande) on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 10:53 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hard to say what is "best". Most are looking for good sound, but do not want to spend much (I did not want to either). I researched (and listened to) many brands. I ended up going with Eclipse (not sure what model, but a 12"), and had a really nice box built. Paid about $700 for the sub, and a ton to have the enclosure made. Sounds like it too! Very happy!
By Sam J (unclesam) on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 11:02 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Quality is going to be subjective since the top line of any company is going to be loud. I personally am a huge fan of Diamond Audio. W7 is a awesome sub too, and is very durable. If you want a lot of volume RE makes a sub called the XXX that is loud with enough power and a large ported box. I would reccomend something local and a plug if you will but magnolia hi-fi has protection coverage for their subs for like $20 or $40 and it covers the sub for 4 years, meaning if you blow it or any damage thats not self inflicted they will replace it free of charge, which seems like in a boat would be a nice thing to have.
By Psyclone (cyclonecj) on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 11:15 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
W6 is a working mans sub, not a show sub. I recommend it. It will spank with too little power or too much, under extreme conditions. It's clean and mean and not too far between.
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