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Good Subs at a Decent Price Range

I currently have a pair of Audiopipe TXX 15s which are pretty good I think but right now don't have them hooked up cuz I screwed up my amp. once I have some money again I am looking to at least get a new amp haven't decided yet if I'm getting new subs too or just gna stick with what I got. Before I fried my amp I was working on doing a full out Audiopipe system was gna do speakers and everything too but I'm not quite as dead set on Audiopipe anymore and would like to get some opinions on some good quality subs and amps that are out there that are reasonably priced.

Was kinda looking at maybe going with Kicker and going for some SoloBaricks cuz I've been told that they put out the sound tone of one size larger (12s sound like 15s 15s sound like 18s 10s sound like 12s etc) which would be kinda cool cuz I really like the richness of the bigger subs which is why right now I've crammed a pair of 15s into the trunk of my Ford Taurus, but if I could get the same tone out of something smaller or stay with the same size and get an even deeper/richer tone I think that would be awesome.

Anyone thoughts on any of this?
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My concern with the square 12 inch subwoofers would be that they still may require a biggish enclosure to perform to their full potential. The manufacturers often recommend a reasonable size box, but box modeling often software says otherwise.

You can certainly try a 12 inch subwoofer in a ported box. This should give you the SPL and low end extension of a 15 inch subwoofer in a sealed box. But then, most ported enclosures that are tuned low tend to be pretty large, bring us where we started... I personally put more value on the utility of trunk space, so I prefer to use one 12 inch sub in approximately 1.2cu ft sealed box or a 10 in a ported box up to 1.5 cu ft gross. If I move onto a smaller car in future, I may have to downgrade to a smaller subwoofer, possibly an 8 in a ported box.

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I have owned 10's,12's, and 15's in the solobaric line. I have to say from experience they can sound good with the right enclosure, but even though they claim a 12 has the surface area of a 15 I personally have never been able to hear the diff.

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if I was to get SoloBarics I probably would just go with the kicker prefab box that kicker sells a box with 2 12" subs in it... but it will be a while before I do that if I do it cuz those aren't cheap
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I have two 10 inch rockford fosgate punch series in a great box had this audio company do it for me and I got great sound and bass sounds like i have 15 its cost me about 150

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Hmmmmm. I have no solobrick or kicker experience but A colleague of mine has an audiopipe system and it pounds like no ones business. Then again his trunk is like holds 21+ Cubic ft of space and his enclosures is the size of nearly a coffin. At 100 feet its over powering. I ponder if it works why fix it? Besides you can't do excellent sound quality on a budget....unless ther gently used subs.


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Hmmmmm. I have no solobrick or kicker experience but A colleague of mine has an audiopipe system and it pounds like no ones business. Then again his trunk is like holds 21+ Cubic ft of space and his enclosures is the size of nearly a coffin. At 100 feet its over powering. I ponder if it works why fix it? Besides you can't do excellent sound quality on a budget....unless ther gently used subs.
the original thing about this post was asking about amps mostly cuz I no longer have an amp cuz mine got messed up :-P everyone ignored the first part of it and started talkin about the kickers though lol I loved my audiopipe subs when I had them running they're just not running right now cuz I have no amp... I just figured while I was looking for a new amp I might as well at least look at what's out there for subs too
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Since you are looking for a new amp, I have a bit of good advice:
Save up and get something good! Stay away from the Sony,Boss,Audiobahn crap.

Put as much as you can into the amp because you can hook up the best subs in the world but if your amp doesn't make good clean RMS power it will sound terrible. But if you have a really good amp you can make a piece of Sht. speaker sound good (at least for a lil bit). Stay away from any amp that claims peak power. For example companys like the ones mentioned above will claim there amp is 1500 watts but in reality they only make a third of that cleanly. Yeah, they may produce the 1500 but it will be dirty and distorted. I've been into car audio for 23yrs and have build least a dozen systems, I learned that you can cheap-out anywhere on your system just not on the amps.

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Well.....
Save up and I would recommend the American Bass or Audio pipe corresponding amp for your sub. That's what the sub company would recommend. I personally get the most powerful Rockford Fosgate amp availible and try NOT to blow the subs.


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Save up and I would recommend the American Bass or Audio pipe corresponding amp for your sub. That's what the sub company would recommend. I personally get the most powerful Rockford Fosgate amp availible and try NOT to blow the subs.
I have no experience with Audiopipe. But you can't go wrong with the American Bass VFL series, Rockford Fosgate T-series, or Sundown SAZ line of amps. I love my T-1500's their little power houses.

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