Hi I am new to this forum and was wanting some help. I have a Dodge neon with 3 old school JL Audio W6's 10" subs in a sealed box wired to run 1 ohm and being powered by a Nakamichi PA-1500 watt amp, it is rated at 1200 watts RMS at 1 ohm. I am wanting more thunderous bass and the JL Audio's have clean tight bass, I am looking for loud car shaking bass. Does anyone here have any recomendations for a factory box and speaker set up that will do this for me, it cant be to big of a box, like I said it is for the trunk of a Neon. Would 1 12" Kicker solobaric L7 in there factory box have much more output than I already have?
Yeah I was lloking for something in a factory box like Kicker has or a prefab box off of the internet. I dont have the time or the knowledge to make my own, I would rather buy one already built. I am looking to spend about $350, maybe up to $400 for the subs and box.
I was looking at these, but I have to measure my trunk to see if they will fit.
How am I under powering my subs? The original JL Audio W6's like I have are rated at 300 watts each and are a 6 ohm speaker. I have them wired to run 1 ohm. They should only need about 1000 watt amp at 1 ohm, my Nakamichi amp is 1200 watts at 1 ohm. Also the Nakamichi amp is under rated at 1200 watts, it is more like 1400 watts of clean power, more amp than these speakers can really handle.
Ok those must be the oldest of all, I checked and yes they were 300W. Those are SQ subs and are setup in sealed, rockford, kicker and such in ported won't sound nearly as clean.
So if they are doing rated+ it will be harder that a single 12" overtake them, if you have 17"h I would use a single Fi Q 15" DVC 2 ohm, in a custom box port/sub forward 3 cubes net, tuned to 30Hz to preserve sound quality. That would be a worthy upgrade.
The 1x 15" has a cone area of 23.56 square inches. 3 cube box. The 2x 12" have a cone area of 37.7 square inches. 4 cube box
OK, you say you want deep, thunderous bass... Either set-up will be loud. Especially in a neon. It really comes down to preference. The 2x 12" will be "louder", as in DBs, but this is somewhat irrelavent when building a daily-listening, enjoyable setup. I am not familiar with either sub, but from what JOE said, the Fi Q sounds like a winner. I have heard nothing but good about this sub, and it will get plenty loud. just look at all the flex vids on youtube of it. And at 3 cubes, it should leave you a little space for a jug of milk or something. You should definately get a ported box, and there is a guy on here that can build and ship to you. Price can be negotiated