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TomSilverCelica Oct 29, 3:02am - #56382 
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What are the best subs out there right now? I listen to rock and metal so what kind of subs would be the best for me?

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phoenix gold elite
alpine type-r
kicker solobaric L7


among others.

http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-QTD...avf=N&cc=01

www.woofersetc.com
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tWiSteD Oct 29, 3:26am - #56384 

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Originally Posted by silver
phoenix gold elite
alpine type-r
kicker solobaric L7


among others.

http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-QTD...avf=N&cc=01

www.woofersetc.com


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also i hear that for more rap r&b you want a sealed box, but for rock/metal a ported box is preferred by most...(correct if i'm wrong)

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RevMonster Oct 29, 5:11am - #56385 

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Originally Posted by tWiSteD
Originally Posted by silver
phoenix gold elite
alpine type-r
kicker solobaric L7


among others.

http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-QTD...avf=N&cc=01

www.woofersetc.com


thumbsup

also i hear that for more rap r&b you want a sealed box, but for rock/metal a ported box is preferred by most...(correct if i'm wrong)


Uh...

I think that's backward. Sealed box is tighter bass (good for rock), while ported or bandpass boxes are more boomy bass (good for rap).

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UncleBen Oct 29, 5:44am - #56386 

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No to everyone.

Really is no best subs but there are quite a few that head the crowd.

Adire Audio Brahma series, these use the XBL2 tech which is the hottest technology out right now. Superior sound quality and near unlimited spl capabilities.

Resonant Engineering XXX series, also uses XBL2 and is an extreme throw woofer which has top notch sound quality and near unlimited spl capabilities.

Digital Designs 9500 series, still on top, probably holds more records than most subs. Ability to take upto 4kw rms for daily driving and 3-4x that for burps.

Orion H2, new dual gap technology is extremely innovative and make this sub a spl champ and damn good in sq. I personally own 2 so if you specifics pm me.

Elemental Designs A series, unparralled sound quality and extremely natural sounding. The most affordable. Awesome spl to boot.

Elemental O series also has incredible sq and is more focused on accurate response.

JLW7, yea its great and whatever if you can get it for about half of what it goes for in stores.

Image Dynamics IDMAX, great sq sub with a ton of spl possibilities.

Treo Engineering SSX And CSX series spl, spl,spl, and daily capibilities

Solo X, can take tons of power and can hit big numbers.

Phoenix Gold Titanium elite, there is really nothing great about this sub, its uses a regular motor design and really is just overpriced, it would have been a great $300 sub but not $900...

MTX 9500, dont know much but I hear they are up to par with most high excursion subs out.

Eclipse TiPro's are ok but nothing special

Crystal CMPx2, dont know much yet, but supposed to have great sq and decent spl

Focal WX series are supposed to have excellent sq

There's more but I cant remember them all...
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UncleBen Oct 29, 5:47am - #56387 

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oh as for best subs for you, i dont go by what you listen to, i go by what kind of sound you want. SPL or SQ?

If your into sq, I'd recommend a med-power subs such as a Resonant SE series or an Elemental K or O series.



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JLATD Oct 29, 9:49pm - #56388 
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Originally Posted by UncleBen
No to everyone.

Really is no best subs but there are quite a few that head the crowd.

Adire Audio Brahma series, these use the XBL2 tech which is the hottest technology out right now. Superior sound quality and near unlimited spl capabilities.

Resonant Engineering XXX series, also uses XBL2 and is an extreme throw woofer which has top notch sound quality and near unlimited spl capabilities.

Digital Designs 9500 series, still on top, probably holds more records than most subs. Ability to take upto 4kw rms for daily driving and 3-4x that for burps.

Orion H2, new dual gap technology is extremely innovative and make this sub a spl champ and damn good in sq. I personally own 2 so if you specifics pm me.

Elemental Designs A series, unparralled sound quality and extremely natural sounding. The most affordable. Awesome spl to boot.

Elemental O series also has incredible sq and is more focused on accurate response.

JLW7, yea its great and whatever if you can get it for about half of what it goes for in stores.

Image Dynamics IDMAX, great sq sub with a ton of spl possibilities.

Treo Engineering SSX And CSX series spl, spl,spl, and daily capibilities

Solo X, can take tons of power and can hit big numbers.

Phoenix Gold Titanium elite, there is really nothing great about this sub, its uses a regular motor design and really is just overpriced, it would have been a great $300 sub but not $900...

MTX 9500, dont know much but I hear they are up to par with most high excursion subs out.

Eclipse TiPro's are ok but nothing special

Crystal CMPx2, dont know much yet, but supposed to have great sq and decent spl

Focal WX series are supposed to have excellent sq

There's more but I cant remember them all...


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I say just go listen to some at a local audio shop. People could sit hear and say model #'s and brands but you really got to listen to em in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by JLATD

Originally Posted by UncleBen

No to everyone.

Really is no best subs but there are quite a few that head the crowd.

Adire Audio Brahma series, these use the XBL2 tech which is the hottest technology out right now. Superior sound quality and near unlimited spl capabilities.

Resonant Engineering XXX series, also uses XBL2 and is an extreme throw woofer which has top notch sound quality and near unlimited spl capabilities.

Digital Designs 9500 series, still on top, probably holds more records than most subs. Ability to take upto 4kw rms for daily driving and 3-4x that for burps.

Orion H2, new dual gap technology is extremely innovative and make this sub a spl champ and damn good in sq. I personally own 2 so if you specifics pm me.

Elemental Designs A series, unparralled sound quality and extremely natural sounding. The most affordable. Awesome spl to boot.

Elemental O series also has incredible sq and is more focused on accurate response.

JLW7, yea its great and whatever if you can get it for about half of what it goes for in stores.

Image Dynamics IDMAX, great sq sub with a ton of spl possibilities.

Treo Engineering SSX And CSX series spl, spl,spl, and daily capibilities

Solo X, can take tons of power and can hit big numbers.

Phoenix Gold Titanium elite, there is really nothing great about this sub, its uses a regular motor design and really is just overpriced, it would have been a great $300 sub but not $900...

MTX 9500, dont know much but I hear they are up to par with most high excursion subs out.

Eclipse TiPro's are ok but nothing special

Crystal CMPx2, dont know much yet, but supposed to have great sq and decent spl

Focal WX series are supposed to have excellent sq

There's more but I cant remember them all...


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oneflyasianguy Oct 30, 12:24am - #56391 
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yeah that list is pretty accurate for me JLs are good for spl but their are way better musical subs out there i listened to a lot and i chose image dynamics idq they sound perfect
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silver Oct 30, 12:33am - #56392 
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Originally Posted by JLATD

Originally Posted by UncleBen

No to everyone.

Really is no best subs but there are quite a few that head the crowd.

Adire Audio Brahma series, these use the XBL2 tech which is the hottest technology out right now. Superior sound quality and near unlimited spl capabilities.

Resonant Engineering XXX series, also uses XBL2 and is an extreme throw woofer which has top notch sound quality and near unlimited spl capabilities.

Digital Designs 9500 series, still on top, probably holds more records than most subs. Ability to take upto 4kw rms for daily driving and 3-4x that for burps.

Orion H2, new dual gap technology is extremely innovative and make this sub a spl champ and damn good in sq. I personally own 2 so if you specifics pm me.

Elemental Designs A series, unparralled sound quality and extremely natural sounding. The most affordable. Awesome spl to boot.

Elemental O series also has incredible sq and is more focused on accurate response.

JLW7, yea its great and whatever if you can get it for about half of what it goes for in stores.

Image Dynamics IDMAX, great sq sub with a ton of spl possibilities.

Treo Engineering SSX And CSX series spl, spl,spl, and daily capibilities

Solo X, can take tons of power and can hit big numbers.

Phoenix Gold Titanium elite, there is really nothing great about this sub, its uses a regular motor design and really is just overpriced, it would have been a great $300 sub but not $900...

MTX 9500, dont know much but I hear they are up to par with most high excursion subs out.

Eclipse TiPro's are ok but nothing special

Crystal CMPx2, dont know much yet, but supposed to have great sq and decent spl

Focal WX series are supposed to have excellent sq

There's more but I cant remember them all...


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and im just cuious, but what kind of subs compete with the w7? any of them listed?
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trdcelica13 Oct 30, 12:34am - #56393 
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I've got more rock music and stuff like that that i listen too, that and heavy shit. I have two alpine type r 12's in a sealed box powered by two m320 or m300 amps, can't remember what they are, but they're single mono amps, one for each sub, puts out great sound for the music, and they aren't gonna take your bank account over. I always get compliments from my friends on the sound.

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UncleBen Oct 30, 4:36am - #56394 

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Originally Posted by silver
Originally Posted by JLATD
Originally Posted by UncleBen
No to everyone.

Really is no best subs but there are quite a few that head the crowd.

Adire Audio Brahma series, these use the XBL2 tech which is the hottest technology out right now. Superior sound quality and near unlimited spl capabilities.

Resonant Engineering XXX series, also uses XBL2 and is an extreme throw woofer which has top notch sound quality and near unlimited spl capabilities.

Digital Designs 9500 series, still on top, probably holds more records than most subs. Ability to take upto 4kw rms for daily driving and 3-4x that for burps.

Orion H2, new dual gap technology is extremely innovative and make this sub a spl champ and damn good in sq. I personally own 2 so if you specifics pm me.

Elemental Designs A series, unparralled sound quality and extremely natural sounding. The most affordable. Awesome spl to boot.

Elemental O series also has incredible sq and is more focused on accurate response.

JLW7, yea its great and whatever if you can get it for about half of what it goes for in stores.

Image Dynamics IDMAX, great sq sub with a ton of spl possibilities.

Treo Engineering SSX And CSX series spl, spl,spl, and daily capibilities

Solo X, can take tons of power and can hit big numbers.

Phoenix Gold Titanium elite, there is really nothing great about this sub, its uses a regular motor design and really is just overpriced, it would have been a great $300 sub but not $900...

MTX 9500, dont know much but I hear they are up to par with most high excursion subs out.

Eclipse TiPro's are ok but nothing special

Crystal CMPx2, dont know much yet, but supposed to have great sq and decent spl

Focal WX series are supposed to have excellent sq

There's more but I cant remember them all...


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and im just cuious, but what kind of subs compete with the w7? any of them listed?


It depends on what your goal is. The Adire Brahma is sorta of like the original, the leader of the pack. its the first sub to have the XBL2 technology and has been the model for a lot of the subs listed. I owned 2 15" Brahma's so I've had a lot of experience with them. Their sound Quality is unmatched. It is every bit as good as a W7. To most people decifering the difference between the 2 would be near impossible. Alot of the other subs are the same story. Mobile Entertainment mag just reviewed the Elemental Designs 12A in a recent issue and had nothing but good things to say. I'd post a link but it isn't on their site yet.

If you guys are really interested visit some of the manufacturers websites, but also check out another forum. www.caraudioforum.com It's where I post(2300+) and there are a lot of people there that know a great deal about every sub listed and more. Also a lot of the manufacturers listed post a lot and give great advice. So just so you know visit if you want to get some info about a lot of these subs.

Furthermore, the best sub for you is really dependant on what you want your final result to be. For me, I'm an spl guy so I went with dual 15" Orion H2's. But if your looking for more balanced and smooth sound with excelent reproduction at moderate levels then a 10" IDMAX might be for you. First you really have to determine your goal before you can really narrow down your choices.
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