8" Sub? What do you think? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Audio & Video Tech General discussion of audio and video for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-18-2007
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
8" Sub? What do you think?

So here is what I'm thinking....

I want to add some more bass to my trucks (the F150 SCREW) stereo (along with replacing speakers, adding amps, blabla, but thats for another day) but I don't want to lose any space since just in the couple short months I've owned it I've flipped the rear seats up and used that space many times. So I got to thinking, since I'm always using the "60" side and not the "40" since the jack/tools are there that side seems like the perfect spot for a sub, problem is, only an 8" sub will fit.

I figure, in the space where the jack/tools are, I can fit about a 12"x12"x6" box and put an 8" sub in it. And since I don't listen to rap or hip-hop or any of that junk I don't need the super bass of a 12" or more.

So my question is, what do you think? How will an 8" sub work for mild bass? What about the location? And what do you guys think about this sub?

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...S48&i=575P1S48



Also, just as an aside, what's the difference between 8ohm 4ohm and 2ohm? And how does a dual voice coil 4ohm work? Help! I'm a noob at this stuff!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-19-2007
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
With today's technology a 8" sub sounds pretty damn good. I have a 10" in my truck that I got for free with only a 100 watt amp and it fills the cab with bass but you can't hear it outside. Its a sealed enclosure so its perfect for rock. If you go to the socal meet, I'll let you have a listen. Are you going to build your own box?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-19-2007
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
I don't feel like typing all of this so here it is:

Impedance
The resistance offered by an electric circuit to the flow of alternating current measured in ohms. A subwoofer rated at 2-ohm impedance will produce more output than a 4-ohm subwoofer, given similar input wattage, because the resistance is lower.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-19-2007
casfz1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: southgate, mi
Posts: 1,989
With the limited space you have a 8" sub would be perfect and give you some nice tight bass in a sealed box. What amp are you going to run that sub with?

As for the Ohm rating a dual voice coil 4ohm sub means you can run it at either 2 ohms or 8 ohms depending on how you wire it.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-19-2007
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-19-2007
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
Thanks for the info! Anybody got more? lol

So question... Say I have the option to get the exact same sub with either a 4ohm Single, 8ohm Single, 2ohm Dual, or 4ohm Dual which should I get? I would assume, since I don't have the amp yet, that it would be best to get the one with the least resistance, which would be the 2ohm Dual... correct?

I'll build my own box, it has to fit in a particular spot and fire down, all the boxes I've seen (on supercrewsound and others) all are set up for larger subs and are larger in size than I want.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-19-2007
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
Hey Jason if I were you I wouldnt really waste my time getting a small sub. Not because I'm against a sub or anything but because, if you dont really listen to rap, you can get a nice quality pair of door speakers that are amped to give you bass. I had 2 10 inch subs and the whole time I really wished that I had just gone with a quality pair of door speakers. I bought Boston Pro 60s(like Kyle gearhead61 has) and they are 125 watt RMS.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-19-2007
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
That was actually my plan Aaron, a nice set of door speakers amped, which I still plan on doing anyway. But now since I figured out I can put in a small sub and not really lose any storage space (which was my biggest reason for not wanting a sub in the truck at all) I figure why not. May as well let the door speakers handle mostly the mids and highs and let the small sub work out the bass.

I had an ok 10" sub (Sony) in my Ranger with an ok amp (Profile) and ok door speakers (Pioneer 3-way) and an aftermarket head unit (Sony and Alpine) and with the sub being powered about 75% from the small amp I really liked the sound. So now I figure I'll step it up a little, get a little better Sub, little better Amp, and so on... and it should sound just a little better than the Ranger did.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-19-2007
teacherguy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Central FL
Posts: 152
A nice little sub will add a bit of rumble when needed. I have a set of RF 5x8's in the doors and they do pretty good on the bottom end, but when I want something to rumble a little, they kind of lack a bit. I have two Audiobahn 8's (woulda gone with RFs as well, but these were free... kinda hard topass that up) in a box temporarily until I finish the project. They are doing fine and I'm happy with them for now, but I'm installing them in the rear doors. Like you, I don't want to sacrifice interior space. I'm going to finish one side first and listen to it and see how I like it before adding the second. Another thing that would help bass response for a good set of speakers would be to put in sound deadener which is what I plan on doing at a later time. (The whole cab in my case.)

As for your question: The speakers that I got were dual four ohm. And they are alright. I can run both of them in two 2ohm loads that the amp can handle (125x2) or run one in two dual 4ohm loads (100x2 - more power to per speaker, but only one driver) so as far as versatility, they are alright. If you went with a dual 2ohm, you could use a smaller 2 channel amp (one that would produce more at 2ohms versus four ohms per channel). Just be sure you match the RMS of the amp and sub and you will have a good sounding setup for the bottom end.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

-Chance
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-19-2007
07Ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: lima/dublin, ohio
Posts: 1,267
i jus picked up two RF HX2s, i found them to be louder then i thought. heres some pics and videos from my thread.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...t=51137&page=1
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-20-2007
Bhavesh's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: City, State
Posts: 507
if you're building a small box and want low bass, I recommend an elemental designs 9kv2 8" sub
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-20-2007
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bhavesh
if you're building a small box and want low bass, I recommend an elemental designs 9kv2 8" sub
I've heard that from a lot of people... I think that is the way I'm going to go now.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-20-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 13
Tight fit?

WRONG POST
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-20-2007
rolla_guy72's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 3,256
If you haven't already, check out JL audio, they would probably have a stealthbox they come covered in carpet that matches the interior and junk. JL is always nice.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-21-2007
5speedin2.3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Livonia, Mi
Posts: 12
i might be selling my 8" memphis soon.

it all depends, im trying to find a box or i might just build one for the 10" kicker i have.

let me know if you are interested and i will get more specs.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-16-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 24
when i replaced the sound system im my ranger I got a kenwood head unit, and got matching 6x8's for all the doors, and at pepboys they had an audiovox 800watt amp with 2 crappy paper 10's in a box for $99 that fit nicely between the 2 jumpseats in the down position, replaced their speakers with 2 blaupunk*s and havent looked back since
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-16-2010
korey89's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South, FL
Posts: 4,672
Obviously you did look back, to 2007...
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-16-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by korey89 View Post
Obviously you did look back, to 2007...
2007?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-16-2010
korey89's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South, FL
Posts: 4,672
Look dates of the posts before yours genius
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
jump seat cavity sub enclosure for a 12" sub bigandrw Audio & Video Tech 43 07-15-2012 07:16 AM
For Sale: Custom Sub Box, amp and 12" Sub, Ex Cab only - Melbourne, FL pushdeck Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 1 05-02-2010 11:39 AM
Tunr you Ranger "Edge" into a Ranger "Splash"!!!!! dixie_boysles New Ideas 32 05-18-2009 09:47 AM
famous last words...."I think you can make it." 02rangermayhem General Ford Ranger Discussion 14 03-14-2008 11:05 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:25 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.