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Orion subs

I know I've been posting a lot lately about car audio, but I'm trying to do as much research as I can before making a purchase. I was looking at Orion subs and they look to be pretty good based on their specs. My amp puts out around 400 watts at 2 ohm and the Orion hp dual 4 needs around 500 watts rms. Would this amp be too underpowered to hear this sub with a 100 watt difference? Also, does anyone know anything about Orion subs? From what I've heard, they are pretty good, but that's only based off two or three reviews. Would I be better off with a JL W3? Before, I wanted to buy two 12's, but I realized one 10 would be more practical and cost about the same price anyways and still hit harder than the two 12s. I'm looking for good SQ mainly and then spl, although it is still important to me. Thanks
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I havent heard much about the orion subs. Quest should know more about them. Personally, before i would purchase a sub, i would want to hear them first.

That being said, Ive heard JL before and they are amazing. They are a bit pricey but well worth it.

how much space do you have to work with?
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I have the extended cab two door
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you could do a 10 inch Alpine type R but imo its more of a spl sub than a sq
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orion makes soem real nice subs. they can take a hell of a lot of power, but not required... of course with any sub, the more you get closer to the rms the better it will perform.
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first of all what model Orion sub is it? otherwise comparing it to any other brand is gonna be complete guessing game. Chris, the type r is actually a SQ sub. it just happens that many have exploited it as a SPL monster.
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The HP series. My amp won't power the H2's.
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I'm hoping that this works out because I can get this sub for $130 on cardomain right now(not sure how long that deal will last) and it's right in my budget. I just need to know if this sub can hit alright or not?
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well if your looking for SQ and SPL look into tc sounds db-500. its 120 shipped. the orions are clean i just installed a setup in a a jeep and they sound good but tc sounds is better SQ.
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Oh I found them, only they come in the single 4 ohm and I would need a dual 4 ohm sub. I'll go with the Orion, I've heard nothing but good things about them and I'm not too critical about what I get. Thanks for the help!
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in that price range i would look into the orion, the JLW3, IDQ, there are plenty of subs out there. i would stay away from TC Sounds and any other "internet" brand due to warranty issues. can take up to 3-4 weeks. PM me if you want some better ideas and information.

BTW the next setup in my supercab will be Alpine Type R, some glass, and a memphis belle
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TC sounds has a 2 year warranty i believe. there is nothing wrong woth them and they hit harder than the type-r does anyways. Thats like saying RE and FI audio are crap b/c they are online brands. Yes you do have to wait but b/c they have to build them in house and it takes a day or two but its well worth it. He is also looking for SQ which is wat they are all about.
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just saw this thread pop up...ORION is rockin..i had a 12" orion HCCA in my car put 600 watts to it..hit like 142 won 2nd place in a SPL shoot out..great sub..like mentioned above..can take alot of power but works with very littl..

i recommend them to anybody
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