sq is#1 priority for me i hate the loud BOOM/distortion half these yay-hoos have haha
Improperly sized/built/type boxes, low impedance, weak amplifiers with gain controls and bass boost on full tilt. all cause that terrible loud noise.
a sub has the least to do with the sound quality. any decent built sub in its recommended enclosure, powered with a strong clean amp will sound very similar.
i'm running a 10'' jl sub right now but wanting to match everything up! lol
are you talking brand matching or are you talking about sound matching or blending..
if your sub is not blending well with the rest of the system you will need to adjust your gains and crossover points. if you can't fix it with those controls then your box is likely the culprit.
If i were you I would worry about finding a good clean powerful amplifier for the door speakers above all else. that will be your biggest sonic improvement.
im afraid you seem more interested in having the same brand of stuff then you are in actual sound quality.
just because you use expensive equipment does guarantee your system will sound better.
There are a few no-no's in your system as it is.. get those fixed before you drop 300 on a un-needed sub
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