Fordmods Logo

Sub and Amp Advice 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 17 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: Sub and Amp Advice
Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:22 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 533

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: BF XR8 UTE

Location: Ballarat
VIC, Australia

I am currently running a pioneer mp3 head unit, 300W kenwood 6x9's in the rear shelf and pioneer 220W in the front doors and i was wondering what amp and sub would be best to install? I dont really want to spend a heap of money on it either.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:23 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 663

Joined: 10th Nov 2004

Ride: Falcon EL

Location: Richmond
NSW, Australia

i dont usually support mixing 6x9s with subs. however if you want to do so, i think go 12", not 15 for a start. 15s are generally better for punchy bass, and you dont want that coz its what 6x9s will give you. 12s are better for nice long bass, so id say get a pair of 12s if you can, otherwise just one. what sort of price range are you looking at?

 

_________________

NO, its not me, you are mistaken.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:23 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 4

Joined: 2nd Jan 2005

Ride: EL XR6

Location: windsor
NSW, Australia

Have a geez on ebay for a bargin, that's were i got my sub's from. Only cost me $250 for 2x12" pioneer 700watt subs in a pioneer box, and they didn't apear to have ever been used, they were probably stolen but still was damn cheap. They also have alot of amps on there too
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:21 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 7287

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: 1994 ED XR8 Sprint

Location: Somewhere in
QLD, Australia

99chris99 wrote:
15s are generally better for punchy bass

wtf kinda drugs are you on this time? no way in hell will 15"s be punchier than 12"s

stixinc, what kinda music do you listen to, and what kinda money do ya wanna spend?

 

_________________

Banned

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:02 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 3885

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 24 images

Ride: BF MKII XR6 Turbo

Location: Victor Harbor
SA, Australia

Quote:
99chris99 wrote:
15s are generally better for punchy bass

wtf kinda drugs are you on this time? no way in hell will 15"s be punchier than 12"s

stixinc, what kinda music do you listen to, and what kinda money do ya wanna spend?


15's are not punchy subs, 12's or less are considered more punchy than a 15! 15 inch subs are for SPL or hardcore bass lovers. :roll:

 

_________________

Image -BF MKII XR6 Turbo in EGO-

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:34 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 533

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: BF XR8 UTE

Location: Ballarat
VIC, Australia

i was looking to spend around $500 on both. i listen to metal and rap.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:57 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 3885

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 24 images

Ride: BF MKII XR6 Turbo

Location: Victor Harbor
SA, Australia

Then you would be after a 10' or 12' mate! :wink: 12' is a good allround type of sub to have. I have the new Alpine Type S 12' sub in the XR6 (check gallery) and it pumps out really well. I only have a little amp running it atm but still it sounds pretty tip top.

I listen to mainly heavy stuff so yeah i was happy with my investment.

Paid $400 for sub in custom made box to suit SQ and then i paid $150 for the amp which is an AXIS Audio 2channel.

 

_________________

Image -BF MKII XR6 Turbo in EGO-

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:49 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 2705

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: 2009 FG XR6 Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

i see ur from ballarat, not far from JB hi-fi in melbourne, if you want to save $$$ wait a bit for stocktake or end of season/demo stock sale, you will save hundreds. they looked after me but i do have a good mate that works at chaddy, got $1500 worth of car audio goods for $940. The sales ppl know alot more than the other big outlets.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:59 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 663

Joined: 10th Nov 2004

Ride: Falcon EL

Location: Richmond
NSW, Australia

XRFan101 wrote:
Quote:
99chris99 wrote:
15s are generally better for punchy bass

wtf kinda drugs are you on this time? no way in hell will 15"s be punchier than 12"s

stixinc, what kinda music do you listen to, and what kinda money do ya wanna spend?


15's are not punchy subs, 12's or less are considered more punchy than a 15! 15 inch subs are for SPL or hardcore bass lovers. :roll:


lol i mixed the two up somehow. take what i said and reverse it!

 

_________________

NO, its not me, you are mistaken.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:23 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 88

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

ive always thought that the smaller the sub the more punchy they are, and larger subs are for more low down rumble?

i have found the vdo's HPS 12 is a good bang for your buck sub. I also am selling my amp that was running my sub if your interested
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:21 am 
Fordmods Audio and Turbo Expert
Offline
User avatar

Age: 37

Posts: 2121

Joined: 14th Dec 2004

Ride: FG Turbo Territoty Ghia

Location: Traralgon
VIC, Australia

I would go with a pair of Vennon 12" subs and a box build amop, that delivers 290rms between the 2 woofers. I have installed this combination into a number of cars and it works very well. Brand new you can get all of it for just under $400 and it will work well with your set-up. The amp builds into the box and this makes mounting it even eaiser.

The sound is quite good

 

_________________


Pro Class
1st Super Tech - Summernats 2007
Australian SQ Champion - Am Show 2004
Australian SQ Champion – Pro Show 2006 & Best of Show
Ford Champion - Melbourne 2004 & 2006
451.5wkw - now SOLD

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:45 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 2705

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: 2009 FG XR6 Sedan

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

basically the larger the sub the longer the throw, example 10' may peak at a throw of 3 mtrs and a 15" 7 mtrs.. its just an example!!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:17 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 32

Posts: 51

Joined: 10th Nov 2004

Gallery: 1 images

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

joolz wrote:
basically the larger the sub the longer the throw, example 10' may peak at a throw of 3 mtrs and a 15" 7 mtrs.. its just an example!!


as far as i know, the actual size is not what determines the throw...Its the thickness of the rubber surround that determines it. So for example a 10" sub wit a fat rubber will have more throw the a 15" with a small rubber. Your theory only comes in when your comparing a 10" and a 15" with the same size rubbers...

So you are correct...Jus not entirely
Cheers

 

_________________

MidNight Customs- We put things where they dont belong

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:07 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 384

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: BF Ute

Location: Narre Warren
VIC, Australia

with respect to punch, smaller subs have less excursion area so they can react much quicker, the larger the sub the longer and deeper the bass line can go, if your lookin for good punch, try and get some alpine 8", kick a** subs, juss hard to come by. if you juss want loud long bass notes go for the 15, 12's a good middle ground, get the punch, and some long notes, i stuck with the JL W3 series cuz they withstand a beating, my advice is save and buy a good sub and amp, amps are important since even if you got a kick a** sub but a s**t boss(for example) amp to run it, you'll juss never have the power to use the sub to its potential

 

_________________

Explorers gone, bring on the ute.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:09 am 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 384

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: BF Ute

Location: Narre Warren
VIC, Australia

also don't be fooled by big numbers, some companies brag huge wattage to get you to buy it, but fail when it comes to quality, look around and have a listen to peoples stereos, subs act differently in car as apposed to on the board in the shop

 

_________________

Explorers gone, bring on the ute.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:47 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names