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Old 11-13-2008
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help me out

i looking to upgrade my system because as of right now i have a blown subwoofer.

i have a kenwood 1000w max amp (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1198888991131)

and im going to build the box out of MDF and plan on using most of the backseat

but would 2 12's with a lower rms sound better or would 1 12 with a higher rms

im going for sound quality, but still somewhat loud. let me know your opinions, what you would do. my budget is about $500, and i dont really wanna replace the amp if i dont have to because i bought it about a month ago, and it blew the 12 i had.

any input is appreciated. thanks
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go with 10's. and look into elementaldesigns. great sq subs great price great warrenty.
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Old 11-16-2008
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go on ebay. you can get some great deals on there.
i have 3 kicker solo baric L7 8 inch subs for sale. they would sound awesome in ur truck. they sounded really good in mine. they are like new. pm me and we can talk more if ur interested.
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I have 2 MBQuart 12" subs which are about 400rms each, i'm running them with an 800rms amp. They are superb for sound quality, and I got em a few years ago for under $300 for both. Elemental Designs are sweet too as someone mentioned. Resonant Engineering's are very nice too, but expensive. I know someone with 1 1000 Watt RMS ResonantAudio SE, 12", and it's loud, but probably not as loud as you want, it's not overkill, sometimes it may not be enough depending on how loud and clear the rest of your speakers are. I love my dual 12" setup...they are fairly low rms each and produce awesome sound quality and can still be loud enough to match the volume of the rest of my speakers.
It's hard to get a high volume from subs in a Ranger, especially with the windows up, so I recommend 2 speakers, whether you go with 10's or 12's.
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Old 11-17-2008
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imma rockford fosgate guy just get some p3 10's or 12's. i had 2 p3 12's in mine with an audiobahn 1300 watt amp and it blew my dome light off and my back window would move like crazy. the roof even moved like half an inch. it was awesome. ive still got the amp for sale
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Old 11-17-2008
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actually a sound advice around her was closing so i picked up a jl audio 12w6 for less than half price, onto building a box and buying an amp that'll actually power the best.
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good choice JL is the ****
nothing beats there subs...honestly!
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haha yea and it just happened to be on sale which feel into my price range lol
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