I am in the market for a new sub. I have a sundown sae 1200.1 and would like to release all 1200 watts on a single 15" or 18" sub. It's going in a 2001 VW Golf hatchback. I have about 8.5 gross cubes to give up for a ported box. I am a brokeass college student and I am looking to spend around $200-$250 for the sub. I will build my own box. I found an L7 15" refurb ( I know, I know) on ebay for $190 free shipping. 1000 wrms sensitivity 89.4 freq. resp. 18-100 I am asking for other options that can handle at LEAST 1000 wrms and give me more SQ that cost $250 at MOST.
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If I were you I would look around for an Ascendant Audio Havoc. They are rated at 1250wrms so that would be a perfect match. I am running a single 15" Havoc on 1000wrms and I love it,its my favorite sounding sub Ive owned. It gets loud and sounds great! The 15s,used,should be in your price range. I would run it in 3.5-4.5 cft ported enclosure tuned around 32-34hz for some awesome lows and overall great sound.
indeed it can. 200 and can meet you somewhere in the middle. it's mint. probably 3 years old but has only seen maybe 10 real hours of play time with less than 1000w to it. had it sitting in a closet for over 2 years. i don't even think it's fully broken in yet. can post pics if necessary.
got a matching fisher custom built enclosure 4.3ft3 @ 36hz to go with if you need.
All this deep, width, height, wide, tall, length, ugh im overloaded with ambiguity and biology homework and im freakin out man!! I can pretty much b sure of the 16". Stickin to the good ol' LxWxH, We will call the 16" perameter the HEIGHT. We will call the left-to-right perameter (as the pic sits) the WIDTH. The up-to-down perameter will be the LENGTH. Sorry so ANaAL, its just the dimensions in my hatch are REALLy tight close to working w that box. The sub and port will prolly hafta fire back if the length is 25 and the port will b real close to the hatch (like 1 or 2 inches). Or if the length is 25", then I might could put it in just like it sits in pic w plexi window to hatch and only minor rear-view blockage from driver seat. If length is 30, I will hafta fire sub passenger, window up so I can see all out my back window. I don't wanna do that cuz I want ppl to see the sub/port and know who they fuccin wit but its an option. Or if length 30, I could fire passenger with window fire hatch, and minor rearview blockage. Well that was fun....back to the books :/
Im still rolling some options around and have a few questions. Im thinking of buying a soloX 18" motor now, then find a basket, then get the recone kit when I can afford it. Does anyone see a problem here? Besides "o that's dumb cuz there r better options". Like maybe it will b harder than I think to assemble a basket to a motor by myself??
Also, I hear of psi doing recones and whatnot, how do I get to their website?
During testing, the Zcon thrived in slightly smaller enclosures then the Xcon. The Xcon is more of the type to love the larger low tuned boxes for a smooth response. A little bit of a throw back in that respect, but we did not plan/design to an enclosure size. The Zcon is more for the higher power, sometimes looking for numbers, crowd.
Found a used one that is near your budget: http://www.soundsolutionsaudio.com/forum/topic/51451-xcon-18-d2/ Side note, the Q and Xcon have little in common when it comes to the motor and moving parts.
Thanks for the info. I think I was actually considering that sub. They look sexxy and have good specs. I should be orderiing a soloX 18 motor and basket today or tomorrow so my quest for a sub might be over. It will be a while before I have it bumpin tho, cuz I gotta fork out some cash for a recone and a box
quote " I am asking for other options that can handle at LEAST 1000 wrms and give me more SQ that cost $250 at MOST"
Bud You need to crawl before you walk... You let someone dupe you into buying an incomplete sub.... All of the other options were way better that what you've settled for...
Don't get me wrong,I'm not bashing kicker as they make solid equipment, but then again you've yet to own a kicker sub... or better yet, a functional kicker sub... You should post pictures of the parts of the sub.
It completely baffles me when someone comes to the forum in seek of advice, they're pionted in the right direction and yet they resort to doing something contrary to what they've been told.
Now to reality;
You should start thinking about electrical upgrades(an HO alt, 0-guage wiring, several batteries), deadner, a well-braced box, an amp(prob 2), a recone kit, suspension upgrades or reinforcement, an alarm and insurance that covers your audio system.
Sounds like you need to budget at least $1500
Eric was doing you a HUGE} favor.... He actually went out of his way to help you.. Hats off to you Eric..
Be sure to post your build log on the forum so we can offer more useful advice...