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I have a kciher comp 10 and a 464 watt JBL amp, it sounds good, jus the way i want it but im tired of not being able to use my ext. cab, I am thinking of removing the jump seats and puttin 2 8s in small boxes that slide in the place of the seats. I am looking at Punch stage 1s or mtx 4500s. the mtx is 1in samller in depth then the punch but puch handles 50 more watts. im not really going for heart stoppin bass i jus want about what the kicker does and keep it all hidden, also looking at amps and confused on something most amps i see are rated at 2 ohm and must subs at 4 ohm, how can i tell what a amp pushes on 4 ohms? and what size and what quality amp would fit what i need. Nothing to pricey as i am sellin my 3 subs and 2 amps for about $250 which is a steal but i wantsomething new
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i suggest going to 2 kicker solobaric 8"s L7's for how small they are they pack a punch! tested one out in the store 2 of them would do you really good! basically if the amps says 1000 watts RMS at 2 ohms split that in half so it would be 500 watts RMS at 4 ohm..punch stage 1's aint the best seen to many die..
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L5s or l7s would be really nice but money is tight...why im going to have to go cheaper then i would really like too, anyone know any good 8s beside the ones i have listed and i also have a chance to get a kenwood equalizer cheap from a friend, i know it requires rcas to run and my cd player only has 1 ouput and they go to my amp so is there a way to run it with my amp? sorry alot of stupid questions, im kinda new to the high tech things
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nahh youd want a deck with all the rca's..id suggest saving and buying something good instead of cheapin out and havin it crap out on you..
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I agree with Blurple on the Kicker L7 8". I'm putting one in my Explorer next month. It's gonna replace the factory sub and amps. They don't need alot of airspace (0.33-0.66 sq. ft. sealed) and are only a little over 4" deep. I also recommend JL Audio's 10W1v2 10" sub. They sound incredible. The P1's aren't bad for the money, but one L7 8" will plow all over two of them. You can the sound of one 10" round out of one 8" L7.

I also agree with saving and buying a piece at a time. Don't skimp on the cheap stuff. Not saying you gotta buy top of the line, though.

As far as matching the sub to amp. You'll have to decide on the sub first so you can get an amp to run it well.
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um i think that this has already been said...ummm...Kicker L7? yea its prolly your best bet with the small space. also SAVE as previously stated.
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i was lookin on ebay..L7 8"s for 2 are going for like 230$ not bad at all i say..and there 900 watts max like 450 rms for an 8" subs thats amazing and there really clean need very small space to sound good..also a headunit..i suggest for a guy like you go alpine something like i have 9856-9857 either one both have all the needed RCAs and the 9857 just has a wee bit nicer display can usually pick ony up for 200$ then on to an amp..if you want them to sound good try and get an amp rated at about 900 watts rms if you can might be a lil pricy but you WONT be mad at spending the money..i swear by clarion amps all ive ever used and there loud..and there pretty nice if you can find an 05 version black and chrome..if you can get a DPX 1001.2 would be perfect..you always wanna try and meat your RMS with your subs to your amp power more power is better then underpowering..anyquestions ask..
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sorry to kept bothering you all but i been looking at all alpine hu and every one i look at has a 2 band eq and i really want to have control like a 7 to 9 band eq i played with a panazonic MXW CQ-C740U and it had 7 plus filters and man...u could do everything with it...but im like you all...all the good things heard from alpine and i going to try one out but question is would that kenwood eq work well with a apline HU
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I dont see why not? if its just RCA's then yes it will and if you dont like it then take it out..simple as that..if your looking for a 9856 i have one for sale in the classifieds..also have a 1001.2 amp for sale that would power then 8's NICELY..but the EQ will be fine..try it out you dont like it then meh..i also have a panasonic in my car..nice deck but you really dont use the EQ's that much fine one ( usually ROCK ) and its never changed..sounds good with all music
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