Yeah, I have 8" woofers in my front doors that do well with 60-80kHz. Small bandwidth, I know, but the tom tom's really shine when the 8"s are tuned that way. They're a great addition to a system with a larger subwoofer, or simply if you just want a bit of low end and don't have the money/space/desire etc. for something larger.
alot of ppl think a front stage is just for "mids\highs" but sq guys have their's set up in such a way that u wont even miss having a sub & their sub is just for pure sub sonic freqs ...they sound great & to me its worth it but it takes some doing to get to that level ...
Recently, I've started to like SQ far more than loudness. I have a pair of Kicker 6x9" in the doors, getting about 60 RMS each. Would a single 8" sub on a 120 RMS be worth adding in? If so, is there anything decent for under $100.00?
well if you like sq why do you have kicker 6x9s in the door? I would recommend a good set of 6.5 components.. like dls, rainbow, dynaudio,cdt,diamond, ect.. and if you are lacking mid bass you could throw an 8 in woofer in each door. but its going to take alot of work to make all of that work out the way you want it too.
I like the way my kicker 6x9s sound. Because I live in a smaller town, I don't have the option to go and listen to several systems or go to a shop and check out different speakers. But from the systems/speakers I have heard, my 6x9s do a nice job. So I plan to keep them, at least for right now. And I have no plans to put an 8" woofer in my doors. I was simply condidering the possibility of putting a single 8" woofer in front of my center console.
^ That's a good philosophy. I personally think the best sound system is one you're happy with (with still being knowledgeable about audio of course i.e. not owning Jensen and Sony Xplode). It is kind of crazy how expensive component speakers are, yet it's nearly impossible to find out how they sound until you purchase them.
Also wow, you have room for an 8" in your center console?
Well, yea, I could fit it in the console, but planned to put it in front of the console. The console is 2-3 cubic feet though. But I drive a tank, I mean a 90' Dodge RamCharger. Look one up if you like.
So... with SQ in mind, and 120 watts RMS available. What's a decent 8" sub that'll meet those requirements without breaking the bank?
Not an 8", but I recently installed a 6" elemental designs sub under the back seat in my mother's ford powerstroke. Its sealed at .5 cubes. very small box required. Very impressed with it. very punchy and tight. It would most certainly fit in the console of your truck. 40 bucks off the e.d. website. They also sell an 8" for 80 bucks. Just putting it out there. My mother just wanted a little more kick. When she pulls her horse trailer the engine drowns out any factory bass. It did the trick. Very nice little sub.