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best speakers to use?

I am in the middle of putting a system in my truck. i had a cheap amp running two eclipse 10's but i want to upgrade. I am buying my friends kenwood 800 watt 2 channel amp that sounds really good with just his one 12. you can hear it from about a block away when he has it loud enough. I blew up one of my eclipse subs somehow and i was wondering what kind of 10's i should upgrade to. I was thinking MTX or kicker...whats everyone elses opinion? also what should i get for the door speakers? i have pioneers in teh back already. would polk be good?
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well i've had a blast with my 2 Rockford Fosgate P2s. im thinkin of upgrading myself to some p3s. but kicker i know is very reliable, MTX i really just dont know about. no one that i know have them. but my opinion is RF. but thats just me
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thanks for the quick input. i dont really know anyone with mtx either but they are priced just as high as the kickers. ill probably go with kicker or rockford fosgate. or maybe if i can find any cheap enough ill get some jl audio's
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yea JL's are some VERY good speakers. only problem is that u have to pay for them.lol. of course the rockfords aint cheap either. and if u want to get kickers, i wouldnt get nothing but the compition grade. but thats just me
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when you say the competition grade does that mean when it says comp after it? b/c i haven't seen any that dont say that but the more expensive ones say comp VR. dunno what that means...
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see, i dont know everything bout the kickers. if they all say comp then i would look at the specs of it(rms, max, ohms) then make the best decision that my amp would run the best. but yea the VR's are the above comp. i know a few guys who have them. i wouldnt run them unless i had at least a 1000 watt amp though, they are rated very high on rms and max.
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oh ok thanks for the info. i had a 10" comp before with a ported box and it sounded pretty good. so what kind do you think would be the best for my 800 watt amp? that would be 400 per channel im guessing and i would like to get subs that are rated a little bit higher incase i want to upgrade the amp again.
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i love alpine type E or R. and for the doors i would put the alpine type S 6x8s.
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I have had an L5 and a Comp VR. The L5 hit alot harder than the comp and they were powered by the same amp.
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Whats the difference between the type e and the type r?
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well depends, do u want 2 speakers or just one? and whats the rms on the amp? on a 800 it should be somwhere like 250-300 watts per channel. and then u need to know if u want a 4 ohm or a 2.
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the type R has an RMS of 500 watts and the type E has one of 350 watts.
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i want 2 10's b/c thats what my box is made for. im not sure what the rms for the amp is i will find out tommorow. whats the difference between 4 and 2 ohms?
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you can go hear them at any Best Buy. i work there and you can talk them down if know how.
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its realy how low the sub goes.
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i went to circuit city tonight and looked at them and alarms and stuff. i had no idea u could talk them down. didn't think that was possible at a store like that lol
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its realy the sales persone you talk to, but yeah there are major mark up on all the car audio stuff. just tell them that you went to circuit.
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im not a big fan of kicker. dont get me wrong, there loud but i dont like them
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so my best bet would be going with alpine, rockford fosgate, or jl audio... ok thanks guys your a big help.
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i have the JL W3V3 12' sub and they pound, but like the other guy said you pay for JL.
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so my best bet would be going with alpine, rockford fosgate, or jl audio... ok thanks guys your a big help.
Umm...no. Rockford is a no. The foam surround will go out faster than the rubber butyl surround on other subs. The only Alpine I would ever own would be the Type-R...BUT for that money you can buy something alot better. JL is overpriced. Only JL worth it is the W6. There are other brands out there better than all of these. TC-Sounds, FI, RE, and more. Look around.
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never heard of any of those brands
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JL audio FTW!! and buy em' off ebay. saves you like 100 bucks a speaker or more.
jl audio 10w3v2
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never heard of any of those brands
Figures. Google them and see what you are missing.
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