Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Subs #56382 Oct 28, 7:02pm Oct 28, 7:02pm
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 71
Massachusetts
2001 Silver Toyota Celica
TomSilverCelica OP
Member
2001 Toyota Celica
TomSilverCelica OP
2001 Silver Toyota Celica
Member
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 71
Massachusetts
Subs
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?


[Linked Image]
Re: Subs [Re: TomSilverCelica] #56383 Oct 28, 7:16pm Oct 28, 7:16pm
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,251
California
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
silver
Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica GT
silver
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,251
California
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

Re: Subs [Re: silver] #56384 Oct 28, 7:26pm Oct 28, 7:26pm
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 344
Marietta, GA
tWiSteD
Member
2000 Toyota Celica
tWiSteD
Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 344
Marietta, GA
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)


Not just another girl's car...
Re: Subs [Re: tWiSteD] #56385 Oct 28, 9:11pm Oct 28, 9:11pm
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,030
Orange County, Ca
RevMonster
Masta OC
2003 Toyota Celica
RevMonster
Masta OC
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,030
Orange County, Ca
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).


I'm just a crosshair
I'm just a shot away from you
Re: Subs [Re: TomSilverCelica] #56386 Oct 28, 9:44pm Oct 28, 9:44pm
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 111
Rochester NY
UncleBen
Member
1997 Nissan Pathfinder
UncleBen
Member
1997 Nissan Pathfinder

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 111
Rochester NY
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...

Re: Subs [Re: TomSilverCelica] #56387 Oct 28, 9:47pm Oct 28, 9:47pm
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 111
Rochester NY
UncleBen
Member
1997 Nissan Pathfinder
UncleBen
Member
1997 Nissan Pathfinder

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 111
Rochester NY
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.



Sealed Vs. Ported, once again, what do you want...

Re: Subs [Re: UncleBen] #56388 Oct 29, 1:49pm Oct 29, 1:49pm
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 38
Miramar, FL
J
JLATD
Member
JLATD
J
Member

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 38
Miramar, FL
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...


rolleyes
Please.


The opinions expressed by JLATD in this forum are his and do not reflect those of ownership of JL Audio, Inc.
[Linked Image]
Re: Subs [Re: JLATD] #56389 Oct 29, 1:58pm Oct 29, 1:58pm

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
A
Unregistered



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.

Re: Subs [Re: JLATD] #56390 Oct 29, 2:01pm Oct 29, 2:01pm
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
LA
S
spaztikid
dikitzaps
1974 Toyota Celica
spaztikid
S
dikitzaps
1974 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
LA
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...


rolleyes
Please.


dont bash peolpe because they provide good info n00b. Linked Image

Re: Subs [Re: TomSilverCelica] #56391 Oct 29, 4:24pm Oct 29, 4:24pm
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 10
O
oneflyasianguy
Member
oneflyasianguy
O
Member

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 10
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

Re: Subs [Re: JLATD] #56392 Oct 29, 4:33pm Oct 29, 4:33pm
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,251
California
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
silver
Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica GT
silver
2000 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,251
California
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...


rolleyes
Please.


ahem...


he works for jl.



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

Re: Subs [Re: TomSilverCelica] #56393 Oct 29, 4:34pm Oct 29, 4:34pm
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 222
NJ
2000 Black Toyota Celica GT
trdcelica13
Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT
trdcelica13
2000 Black Toyota Celica GT
Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 222
NJ
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.


http://www.xpozedprojex.net
No amount of therapy will ever make this ok.<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/poke.gif" alt="" />
Re: Subs [Re: silver] #56394 Oct 29, 8:36pm Oct 29, 8:36pm
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 111
Rochester NY
UncleBen
Member
1997 Nissan Pathfinder
UncleBen
Member
1997 Nissan Pathfinder

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 111
Rochester NY
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...


rolleyes
Please.


ahem...


he works for jl.



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.

Join the conversation - Register Now or Log In to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Member Spotlight
Pate
Pate
2005 Toyota Celica GT
Orem, Utah

Posts: 53
Joined: October 2004
Random: "That John Denver's full of shit man!"
Show All Member Profiles 
Recent Topics
stock radio hardware
by 97celica. 12/12/2017 12:12 PM
FS: 2000 Toyota Celica for sale Los Angeles area
by LaRN. 12/10/2017 9:52 AM
Toyota Celica Upgrades
by FlawlessGamerYT. 12/09/2017 11:06 AM
Why did my tachometer stop working
by NinjaMasterShaw. 12/08/2017 6:20 AM
Gauge cluster board aftermarket
by NinjaMasterShaw. 12/07/2017 5:06 PM
How would I go about giving my steering wheel a facelift
by NinjaMasterShaw. 12/06/2017 2:22 PM
Hard to press cluch pedal?
by Arve2afm. 12/05/2017 6:40 AM
Hello! New Member here :)
by Kizmo_JW. 11/29/2017 2:30 PM
Customize Your Toyota Celica Privacy Policy · About · Contact
Privacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20171122)