|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?
|kicker L5's, and some L7's|
|Alpine Type R's. I love my Crossfire BMF subs.|
|I couldn't be happier with my Infinity perfect 12's (circa 2002)|
|I also loved the Kappa Perfect series (I had 10"). I wish they were still available.|
|Hey Salty this is a great Q! I am looking for a single 12" under $150.|
|I will second Crossfires line up. Nice sound for the $$.|
|2nd - Alpine Type R|
|For a fair comparison, are you talking under $150 MSRP, or subs that people have score for under $150?|
|really like my cvr.|
|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)
|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.|
|i'm pretty happy with my Image Dynamics IDQ D2 V3|
|I would consider wetsounds or audioque.|
|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.|
|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.
|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?|
|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.|
|I see Wetsounds XS12 for $240 at MonsterTower. Sorry that is too high for me...|
|You should check out digital designs I've been very pleased with them in the boat and my excursion|
|Id like to check that out!!! Tell me how I can get a DD sub for under $150??|
|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|
|Can you get a DD for under 150? |
Audioque 2.5 12"...comes shipped in a DD box.
|Where can I find 12" Audioque under $150?|
|^^^LOVE IT! I was wondering why it was tinyurl'd.|
|I was shown that by someone smarter than me...I think it was limotinted|
|there's some good stuff on the audioque site... |
"Really loud bass, where you have to scream at your passengers, can be done on a single or double woofer setup. Stupid loud bass, where there is no point in trying to communicate in the vehicle, takes more space and bigger/more subs. F@#$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."
|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?|
|ok ok I see now on their site street series 12" $140.|
|I use Alpine Type R subs in my car and boat. Love em|
|WMikey...I had an Mmats 1400.2(about 1200 watts RMS) on a single 12 for 2 years and the sub still pounds.|