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    Need help choosing.

    got my check today for insurance, and I'm trying to decide which subs to buy. I had been a strictly MTX fan, but I've really been attracted to alpine and JL audio, as they are close to MTX in price (i'm not rich by any means)

    I'm looking for something that can put out some very tight deep bass, yet stay sharp when I turn it down. I was pretty happy with my old MTX, but It got sloppy at low frequencies (which is understandable I suppose)

    I need opinions on weather I should get an:

    Alpine Type R 12" (dual 4Ohms) (pretty affordable, and good lookin)
    MTX Thunder 7500 12" (dual 4Ohms) (same as above)
    or JL 12W3v3 (i dont really know much about JL other than I've had them reccomened to me quite a few times)

    I'm open to other suggestions also, and I'm looking to spend somewhere under $160ish for a sub.

    I was thinking about just waiting till summer and makin some money and getting a single 12" Type X... any thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HHdesign
    got my check today for insurance, and I'm trying to decide which subs to buy. I had been a strictly MTX fan, but I've really been attracted to alpine and JL audio, as they are close to MTX in price (i'm not rich by any means)

    I'm looking for something that can put out some very tight deep bass, yet stay sharp when I turn it down. I was pretty happy with my old MTX, but It got sloppy at low frequencies (which is understandable I suppose)

    I need opinions on weather I should get an:

    Alpine Type R 12" (dual 4Ohms) (pretty affordable, and good lookin)
    MTX Thunder 7500 12" (dual 4Ohms) (same as above)
    or JL 12W3v3 (i dont really know much about JL other than I've had them reccomened to me quite a few times)

    I'm open to other suggestions also, and I'm looking to spend somewhere under $160ish for a sub.

    I was thinking about just waiting till summer and makin some money and getting a single 12" Type X... any thoughts?

    The MTX's crack easy...very cheap cones....ive managed to crack 2 of them on my own during burps....pass on MTX

    Alpine R is ok n00b stuff...you pretty much can buy them and throw em in any half *** box and they'll sound ok. Wont survive much over 500 watts per coil....funny thing about Alpine subs is, that the R series is better than the X, you'll get just as loud and just as clear with 1/2 the price with the R.


    JL is just overpriced, but sounds pretty good.

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    My suggestions for affordable down to earth, realisticly designed and competent subs:

    Soundsplinter RLp
    Massive Audio CW
    TC Sounds TC+ series
    Crystal Mobilesound CMP
    Powerbass Reference
    Elevation Audio
    American Bass
    SJA Atomic Loudspeaker
    Memphis Audio M3
    Bostwick DCL
    Audioque

    Expensive and high end stuff

    Resonant Engineering XXX
    Focal Polyglass
    Rainbow Vanadiums
    TC Sounds Custom Subs
    Adire Brahma / Tumult
    Illusion Audio
    CN Cactus Sounds
    Digital Designs
    Massive Audio DMX
    Emphaser
    T3
    Memphis LVS / Mojo

    I think that list should keep you busy
    MECA Car Audio Judge

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    keep in mind, that you can have a million $$ sub, but if you don't build the enclosure right, it will sound like a $5 sub.

    The enclosure is extremely critical.

    I personally don't like MTX much either.

    The JL subs sound very nice in a properly build enclosure.

    It's up to you what you end up spending your money on because only you know what you are really wanting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    keep in mind, that you can have a million $$ sub, but if you don't build the enclosure right, it will sound like a $5 sub.

    The enclosure is extremely critical.

    I personally don't like MTX much either.

    The JL subs sound very nice in a properly build enclosure.

    It's up to you what you end up spending your money on because only you know what you are really wanting.
    I've changed my mind from MTX, I'm thinking about Image Dynamics and CDT Audio. I'm purchasing a set of CDT HD-62's, I liked them much better than the MB Quarts and the Focals. I'm doin an *** load of reading about amps and such.

    Anyone had any expierence with CDT or Morel? Both get pretty high remarks on SD, I'm almost set on the HD62's, but any input is nice.

    Thanks again.

    This is what I'm thinking of...
    http://www.cardomain.com/item/IDSIDQ12D4V2

    It says 350RMS, is that each Voice coil, or total, I'd like to run at least 400 watts.
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