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Old     (salty87)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-03-2009, 8:07 AM Reply   
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?
Old     (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-03-2009, 9:37 AM Reply   
kicker L5's, and some L7's
Old     (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-03-2009, 10:02 AM Reply   
Alpine Type R's. I love my Crossfire BMF subs.
Old     (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       03-03-2009, 10:25 AM Reply   
I couldn't be happier with my Infinity perfect 12's (circa 2002)
Old     (tdeneka)      Join Date: Aug 2002       03-03-2009, 11:24 AM Reply   
I also loved the Kappa Perfect series (I had 10"). I wish they were still available.
Old     (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-03-2009, 3:07 PM Reply   
Hey Salty this is a great Q! I am looking for a single 12" under $150.
Old     (hp_inc)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-03-2009, 4:14 PM Reply   
I will second Crossfires line up. Nice sound for the $$.
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       03-03-2009, 4:53 PM Reply   
2nd - Alpine Type R
Old     (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-03-2009, 5:10 PM Reply   
For a fair comparison, are you talking under $150 MSRP, or subs that people have score for under $150?
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-03-2009, 5:12 PM Reply   
really like my cvr.
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       03-03-2009, 6:09 PM Reply   
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)
Old     (ridealready)      Join Date: Feb 2006       03-03-2009, 6:43 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-03-2009, 6:49 PM Reply   
i'm pretty happy with my Image Dynamics IDQ D2 V3
Old     (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       03-03-2009, 7:16 PM Reply   
I would consider wetsounds or audioque.
Old     (norcalmalibu)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-03-2009, 8:09 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (salty87)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-04-2009, 5:37 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-04-2009, 7:08 AM Reply   
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?
Old     (detonate69)      Join Date: Apr 2001       03-04-2009, 8:46 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-04-2009, 12:19 PM Reply   
I see Wetsounds XS12 for $240 at MonsterTower. Sorry that is too high for me...
Old     (cprfab)      Join Date: Dec 2006       03-04-2009, 12:41 PM Reply   
You should check out digital designs I've been very pleased with them in the boat and my excursion
Old     (bkoz)      Join Date: Dec 2005       03-04-2009, 1:33 PM Reply   
Id like to check that out!!! Tell me how I can get a DD sub for under $150??
Old     (muckinaround)      Join Date: Dec 2008       03-04-2009, 2:32 PM Reply   
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
Old     (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       03-04-2009, 2:34 PM Reply   
Can you get a DD for under 150?

Audioque 2.5 12"...comes shipped in a DD box.
Old     (ndavis03)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-04-2009, 2:40 PM Reply
Old     (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-04-2009, 6:53 PM Reply   
Where can I find 12" Audioque under $150?
Old     (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       03-04-2009, 7:05 PM Reply
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-04-2009, 7:11 PM Reply   
^^^LOVE IT! I was wondering why it was tinyurl'd.
Old     (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       03-04-2009, 7:20 PM Reply   
I was shown that by someone smarter than me...I think it was limotinted
Old     (salty87)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-05-2009, 5:49 AM Reply   
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."
Old     (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-05-2009, 8:32 PM Reply   
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?
Old     (wakemikey)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-05-2009, 8:36 PM Reply   
ok ok I see now on their site street series 12" $140.
Old     (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-05-2009, 10:11 PM Reply   
I use Alpine Type R subs in my car and boat. Love em
Old     (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       03-06-2009, 7:29 AM Reply   
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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