i have 2 12" type r's and they slam...there is a kid in my town with some old school jl audio subs and i bet that if we took our cars to get metered mine would be better.....but I'm not saying type r's are better than anyones system I'm just saying they slam
Had Alpine type R's (loud and not very clean)...sold them and bought Diamond D3's (just as loud, much cleaner and played lower)...selling those and just bought TC Sounds TC-1000's (loud, extremely clean and play WAY lower than the Diamonds...Type R's shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence as the TC-1000's)
I wouldn't say that people on here hate on type R's that much. If anything we all know what they can do for the price. But like M&M said they are a bit too mainstream and to me they also have a rep as being the sub for the emo generation.
Besides... we spend most of our time bashing Keeker
never said anything bad about them myself. good subs. work sealed or ported pretty well. they get loud, have decent SQ, and are affordable. for the price, they're a good option. There are better subs out there, but it all depends on what you want to spend, and what your goals are.
what this all comes down to is people dont know how to build a flippin box.. you can take any sub and build a kick a_S_S tuned ported box and make it play low and even make some SPL... amp is another huge factor.. i myself love Tyle ARRRRRSSSS you can usually pick up 12s for about $90 a piece one ebay and they will last a long time and be stupid loud in the process...