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By salty87 (salty87) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 8:07 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
i have to say, a w7 has to be the best looking sub...from what i've seen. but, they are obviously not for every system.

i'm curious to see what some of the better 'budget' subs are?

i've had a JL 12w3 before, just switched to Image Dynamics IDQ- the older version 2 (IDQ D2 V2). the version 3 looks like it's alot more subwoofer, more like a JL W6 than W3.

i'm very happy with the IDQ plus it was $30 cheaper than the JL W3.

what other subs under $150 are good deals?

By Sam (wake1823) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 9:37 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
kicker L5's, and some L7's
By Byron (bkoz) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 10:02 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Alpine Type R's. I love my Crossfire BMF subs.
By Tim Krutz (timmy) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 10:25 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I couldn't be happier with my Infinity perfect 12's (circa 2002)
By Thomas Deneka (tdeneka) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 11:24 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I also loved the Kappa Perfect series (I had 10"). I wish they were still available.
By WakeMikey (wakemikey) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 3:07 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hey Salty this is a great Q! I am looking for a single 12" under $150.
By Justin Nead (hp_inc) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 4:14 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I will second Crossfires line up. Nice sound for the $$.
By Mikeski (mikeski) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 4:53 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
2nd - Alpine Type R
By TigeMike (chpthril) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 5:10 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
For a fair comparison, are you talking under $150 MSRP, or subs that people have score for under $150?
By 882001 (882001) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 5:12 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
really like my cvr.
By Mikeski (mikeski) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 6:09 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The Wetsounds XS12 is a bit over $150 but it's still a great sub for the money. My boat blew a 141db score with one XS12 at the Spring Ride soundoff.

(if you search the score you will see I entered the multi-sub category, when I discovered how they were running the test I disconnected everything but the XS12)

By Geoff Hatfield (ridealready) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 6:43 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
kicker comp VR 12" sub. Very affordable and hits nicely coupled with a good amp. Remember your amp is just as important as the sub itself.
By Bruce Mac (brucemac) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 6:49 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
i'm pretty happy with my Image Dynamics IDQ D2 V3
By Ewing (johnsvt) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 7:16 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I would consider wetsounds or audioque.
By Nate (norcalmalibu) on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 8:09 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I've listened to a couple type R's and been impressed. I'm also a fan JL w3 which I feel is the best bang for the buck.
By salty87 (salty87) on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 5:37 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
for fair comparison...a sub anyone can get for $150 or less.

the idq v3 is more like $250, not that it's too much but then you really want a bigger amp for it too. i like having a nice system but i couldn't care less if the people 10 boats over can hear it or not. some of the kickers are out of the range too...and, can they have more models? i give up when i have to figure out some goofy naming system.

i've never heard a wetsounds sub. i didn't realize that was in the same $ range.

By nu bu (05mobiuslsv) on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 7:08 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Mikeski you wouldn't tell by looking at it that the xs12 would put out that much sound, they don't look all that substantial. Must have been a ported box?
By David (detonate69) on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 8:46 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have 2 crossfire P1 12's and they pound. I think I got them on closeout for like $200 for the pair. I'm running 1000 watts to them in a sealed fiberglass enclosure and they rock. I hit 137.8 db's in the drivers seat in a sound off last year. Also running all Crossfire amps. Great company.
By WakeMikey (wakemikey) on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 12:19 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I see Wetsounds XS12 for $240 at MonsterTower. Sorry that is too high for me...
By Gunnar Nissen (cprfab) on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 12:41 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
You should check out digital designs I've been very pleased with them in the boat and my excursion
By Byron (bkoz) on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 1:33 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Id like to check that out!!! Tell me how I can get a DD sub for under $150??
By JARROD (muckinaround) on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 2:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Ditto on the Digital Design. You can't beat them for the money. I'm using the 2500 series in my boat and they POUND. Done a ton of systems using their 500 and 1500 series with very happy customers also
By Ewing (johnsvt) on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 2:34 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Can you get a DD for under 150?

Audioque 2.5 12"...comes shipped in a DD box.

By Nick (ndavis03) on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 2:40 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
By WakeMikey (wakemikey) on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 6:53 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Where can I find 12" Audioque under $150?
By Ewing (johnsvt) on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 7:05 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
By Hate N Pain (hatepain) on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 7:11 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
^^^LOVE IT! I was wondering why it was tinyurl'd.
By Ewing (johnsvt) on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 7:20 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I was shown that by someone smarter than me...I think it was limotinted
By salty87 (salty87) on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 5:49 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
there's some good stuff on the audioque site...

"Really loud bass, where you have to scream at your passengers, can be done on a single or double woofer setup. Stupid loud bass, where there is no point in trying to communicate in the vehicle, takes more space and bigger/more subs. F@#$ing crazy loud bass, where it is impossible for the car next to you to communicate inside his vehicle, takes even more space, even more subs and a gazillion watts of power."

By WakeMikey (wakemikey) on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 8:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Ooooh snap I figured I'd get something like that. I saw their website, but I don't really know what models are suitable to a budget-but-not-crappy setup. I didn't find that brand on some of the other vendors stores I was browsing. Under $150 was the thread I think?
By WakeMikey (wakemikey) on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 8:36 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
ok ok I see now on their site street series 12" $140.
By Montgomery (lovin_the_wake) on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 10:11 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I use Alpine Type R subs in my car and boat. Love em
By Ewing (johnsvt) on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 7:29 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
WMikey...I had an Mmats 1400.2(about 1200 watts RMS) on a single 12 for 2 years and the sub still pounds.

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