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Im looking for a sub for my car, black infiniti fx35, anyone know of some good ones for around 200?
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Try Subway, you can get some for much cheaper.
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I can think of like 25. What do you really want?

I want one with like, good clarity, if you know what I mean. My friend got one for about 100 and it sounds grainy and junk when turned up
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I want one with like, good clarity, if you know what I mean. My friend got one for about 100 and it sounds grainy and junk when turned up

Well, you'll need an amp as well, and wiring. If you need to go cheap on everything you aren't gonna get anything too special. Do you have an amp yet?
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Well, you'll need an amp as well, and wiring. If you need to go cheap on everything you aren't gonna get anything too special. Do you have an amp yet?

Nope haha, I can squeeze out 500 at the most, for everything including installation
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$200!?

What the hell kind of sub place are you going to? Subway has footlong subs for like 5 bucks.

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Nope haha, I can squeeze out 500 at the most, for everything including installation

I could install it myself. If you're caeful, you probably can too. You might need to spend 20 dollars on drillingg a hole for your power wire, but that's cheap.

So since you've no amp, let's decide what you want. Are you a "bass so hard your balls are bouncing on the ceiling" guy or a "bass so smooth it stirs your coffee" kind of guy? Or where in the middle?
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I could install it myself. If you're caeful, you probably can too. You might need to spend 20 dollars on drillingg a hole for your power wire, but that's cheap.

So since you've no amp, let's decide what you want. Are you a "bass so hard your balls are bouncing on the ceiling" guy or a "bass so smooth it stirs your coffee" kind of guy? Or where in the middle?

definitely the coffee one lol
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definitely the coffee one lol

Then you might want two tens, maybe just one. Actually, one ten would be better. You could buy a better one, and get the higher quality.

So! To stir your coffee I'd recommend either two low power handling subs or one medium power handling sub. The one sub would be the cheaper route, any cleaner, but less power. The two would be still pretty clean, pretty loud, and not much more expensive.
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Then you might want two tens, maybe just one. Actually, one ten would be better. You could buy a better one, and get the higher quality.

So! To stir your coffee I'd recommend either two low power handling subs or one medium power handling sub. The one sub would be the cheaper route, any cleaner, but less power. The two would be still pretty clean, pretty loud, and not much more expensive.

alright, how much will it run me, what do i need to buy, and what brand do you recommend?
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And I'd say you could pull it off with about 300 watts RMS. That's not too loud, and you wouldn't overpower your stock speakers with it. You wouldn't need to upgrade the rest of it, and you'd still get that low end you want.

EDIT You could get this all done for about 400 I think, if you can find a good price on a sub. Subs and amps have ohm loads you have to respect, like speaker cabs and amps do. So we'll need to match that. Are there any shops around where you live?
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And I'd say you could pull it off with about 300 watts RMS. That's not too loud, and you wouldn't overpower your stock speakers with it. You wouldn't need to upgrade the rest of it, and you'd still get that low end you want.

EDIT You could get this all done for about 400 I think, if you can find a good price on a sub. Subs and amps have ohm loads you have to respect, like speaker cabs and amps do. So we'll need to match that. Are there any shops around where you live?

theres a pawn shop with a shit load of subs and amps, a couple of car audio shops, but ive never been in them. and also, i have a stock bose sub in right now, what would I do with that?
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theres a pawn shop with a shit load of subs and amps, a couple of car audio shops, but ive never been in them. and also, i have a stock bose sub in right now, what would I do with that?

The bose sub would best be thrown away or put on ebay. Depending on what's holding it, if it's in a box or whatever, you might be able to use the box. I doubt it though as they tend to put slim subs in there to save space.

Pawn shops are okay. If you buy anything, but one or the other at a time (amp or sub) that way you can be sure you match it up correctly. I wouldn't recommend an amp above 300 watts RMS though the max power handling would be at least 600, possibly more. Make sure the rating says RMS if you're looking at one.

I say though, that getting an amp first is more important. Amps are the weaker link, generally, so I'd make sure I got a good amp. Kenwood, alpine, all the big name brands are usually a cost effective route. There are smaller brands that would be better, but unless you have like a car audio store, you won't find them as much.
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I got 2 10" Alpine Type S's for $160, I'd recommend them for your first subs.

Those are cheap cheap subs. He'd be better of getting one ten, that costs about 200 or so. He'd be more likely to get the clean sound he wants.
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The bose sub would best be thrown away or put on ebay. Depending on what's holding it, if it's in a box or whatever, you might be able to use the box. I doubt it though as they tend to put slim subs in there to save space.

Pawn shops are okay. If you buy anything, but one or the other at a time (amp or sub) that way you can be sure you match it up correctly. I wouldn't recommend an amp above 300 watts RMS though the max power handling would be at least 600, possibly more. Make sure the rating says RMS if you're looking at one.

I say though, that getting an amp first is more important. Amps are the weaker link, generally, so I'd make sure I got a good amp. Kenwood, alpine, all the big name brands are usually a cost effective route. There are smaller brands that would be better, but unless you have like a car audio store, you won't find them as much.

Well I found a 100 Kenwood just now, and it fits my car, would that be good?
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Eh, I don't have them anymore, but I was pretty satisfied with how they sounded. Definitely not the greatest, but they gave good lows for the price.
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EDIT: ^ Yeah, I just meant his price range and desires could set him up with something better.
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Well I found a 100 Kenwood just now, and it fits my car, would that be good?

What's the wattage and if you can, the ohm load? The amp I'm using is a kenwood
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Quote by captaincrunk
EDIT: ^ Yeah, I just meant his price range and desires could set him up with something better.

What's the wattage and if you can, the ohm load? The amp I'm using is a kenwood

300 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms (500 watts x 1 at 2 ohms
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