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Post by turbo95 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:28 pm

hey guys, i need a sub and i need a good set up. whats the best setup of sub and amp? my deck is a jvc model. about 120 bucks so its not a high tech deck but has everything for a sub. what brands of subs/amps/boxes work good? im looking for a 10" set up but would do a 12 if i have t. i just want something that will be noticeable when my bass is up. hit me up!
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:47 pm

I'll tell ya what, I know this setup works, because I've heard it in person and I know it bangs for the money. Get a pair of RE REX 8" subs, get a nice ported box for them that has the right amount of space, and run a good amp on them. About 250 rms to each, and you'll be bangin.
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Post by turbo95 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:52 pm

how big of an amp? i have done subs in a few rides for friends but that was a while ago so i forgot alot of stuff
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:15 am

500 rms 2 channel amp
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Post by ricker91878 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:29 am

Are you looking to compete or something on a serious budget or do you want something to get noticed?
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Post by turbo95 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:18 am

im just looking for some bass that i can make other people look bad lol. budget is iffy. i dont want to spend a whole lot of cash but i will have to if i want a good set up. space is an issue too, i travel alot so the smaller the better but i want something i can turn up o make those ricers feel ashamed at the stop light. something you can feel from outside the car. but something i can afford. ill spend like 350 if i have to. other then that its iffy. still even 350 is alot for my situation
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Post by ricker91878 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:51 am

Your best bet is to get an mtx thunder box, most of the time you can get it with the amp for less than $250 for 12's if you want 10's I'm sure thier even less but on budget they are good subs. I would shop around a bit though at your local audio shops, I went to one local where I am a few days ago and they had some brand that had the amps built right in the box and they started at $159 so do your research you may find something less then the mtx's that suits your needs better. Also to don't forget the wiring kit, for a setup your doing you need to at least buy a wire kit thats $30-40 bucks, get at least 8-6 guage the thicker the wire the better the sound.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:53 pm

turbo95 wrote:im just looking for some bass that i can make other people look bad lol. budget is iffy. i dont want to spend a whole lot of cash but i will have to if i want a good set up. space is an issue too, i travel alot so the smaller the better but i want something i can turn up o make those ricers feel ashamed at the stop light. something you can feel from outside the car. but something i can afford. ill spend like 350 if i have to. other then that its iffy. still even 350 is alot for my situation
The setup I recommended would get right in your budget if you use a different amp.

2 8" RE REX 50 ea. (100)
Custom box (100)
Rockford Fosgate T500 1bdCP (100)
Amp kit (30-50)
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Post by turbo95 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:29 am

how would just one sub work? if i got the RE ones?
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Post by ricker91878 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:47 pm

If you do at least one 10 you should be fine, I have 1 infinity 10 with the amp built in and it hits pretty good.
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Post by BaLLisTiK » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:06 pm

2drSRT4 wrote:500 rms 2 channel amp
Easier to find yourself a 1000W max, 2 channel Amp.
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500W Max Monoblock amp, which i think is one like 2drsrt4 posted.
99% of amps are advertised with their max outputs.
But like 2dsrt4 said, 250rms would bang those subs. 8's sound good in a Neon too. when I blow my 12's, I might go to 8's.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:22 pm

turbo95 wrote:how would just one sub work? if i got the RE ones?
Those RE's BANG. One of those would kill. The 10" RE REX bangs too, just not sure on the price.
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2drSRT4 wrote:500 rms 2 channel amp
Easier to find yourself a 1000W max, 2 channel Amp.
OR
500W Max Monoblock amp, which i think is one like 2drsrt4 posted.
99% of amps are advertised with their max outputs.
But like 2dsrt4 said, 250rms would bang those subs. 8's sound good in a Neon too. when I blow my 12's, I might go to 8's.
The one I posted does more than 500 RMS even though it's rated at 500 RMS. Rockford Fosgate even includes their amp "birth sheet" that gives the actual wattage the amplifier puts out when it was made. Rockford is an amazing company for amplifiers and when I do my system I won't buy anything BUT Rockford amps for it. They're the best, and will be the best for a long time.
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Post by ricker91878 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:01 pm

I bought my infinity used for $100 5 years ago when I had my blazer it made sense with the amp built in it didn't take up much space. Really nice in a small trunk, you don't loose the trunk space.
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Post by turbo95 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:45 pm

i looked at videos of RE subs and i want one. if i only got one 8" sub i would need a smaller amp right?
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Post by turbo95 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:24 pm

i looked up those rockford amps and they are still 300 bucks. anything cheaper i could use?
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