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Old 12-21-2010
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What are some of you running for a powered sub(the ones with built in amp)? I don't want to blow my ear drums but I want that little extra sound the bass gives. Any and all ideas would be great.
 
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Most people that run something like what you're talking about run the Infinity Basslink. Personally, I would just buy something like a 10" or a 12" sub in a pre-built box and run about 500w to it.
 
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I run 2 kicker 8 inch bass tubes. I have a 300 watt Jensen amp with built in crossover. So just bass goes to the subs and i can adjust the power gain on it to tune it in where i need it. I screwed my amp right onto the top on one of the tubes. Takes up a lot of room but they were dirt cheap. If i was starting fresh i'd get a nice 12 or two 10's in a slim box. and smaller but powerful amp.
 
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just gotta jl audio powerwedgemax 12'' with 250 wats only 175 making it to the speaker @ 4oms, sounds good but i want moe or nothing, go big 300 wats rms minimum
 
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lets see...im running two 10 inch infenity...its too late to spell right.....and a 2000w amp in my 99 ranger extended cab.....it all depends on want you want in your truck.
 
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The guy already said he doesn't want too much bass. Just a little something to fill out the sound. Damn.

I'd check out the Infinity Basslink too, as previously mentioned.



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go just go for 1 10 inch sub and a small amp. i beieve walmart has a 8 inch and a sub built in for about $100. that might work for you
 
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I've heard of the basslinks taking a crap pretty quick. I had a 10" explode and the Walmart amp but I just got tired of it sliding around in my back seat and the box leaked. It was annoying.
 
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The guy already said he doesn't want too much bass. Just a little something to fill out the sound. Damn.

I'd check out the Infinity Basslink too, as previously mentioned.



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That's why I'd do something like what I recommended. A sealed 10" or 12" on about 500w would be perfect for what the OP wants.
 
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An Infinity Basslink is nice, but they don't last long. I'd get a box, sub, and amp. SSA has some nice ones for good prices.
 
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I've heard of the basslinks taking a crap pretty quick. I had a 10" explode and the Walmart amp but I just got tired of it sliding around in my back seat and the box leaked. It was annoying.
My dad has run the same basslink in multiple cars for about 6-7 years and it still functions like brand new. But yeah, either way, a mildly powered 8"-10" is what you are looking for.
 
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An Infinity Basslink is nice, but they don't last long. I'd get a box, sub, and amp. SSA has some nice ones for good prices.
haven't heard of them. ill have to look that up
 
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im looking at the rockford p1s412 and its rated at 50-150 watts rms. what would be a good amp to pair that up with. i liked it cause it was buy one get one on crutchfield.
 
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I would go with a 10" svc kenwood 500w rms 4 ohm sub in a sealed box to meat the specs for the nice tight accurate bass your gonna want. Then id probably go with the alpine vpower mono block amp due to the D class mono's being more efficent for a subwoofer and the vpowers are fairly small. unless were talkin about a regular cab. then you might want to think about a slim line sub because of your space.

ps. i recommend the kenwoods because they have a good balance of sql for a svc sub
 
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Well I know I said I wanted a powered sub to save space but I ended up with the Kenwood kfc-w3012 sub (50-400 watts rms @ 4 ohms). I'll end up with about a 1.60 sealed box and ill look into the alpine amps. Probably go with a false floor to hide the amp. Hopefully it sounds good.
 
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the kenwood 12" is a 600w rms at 4ohm.
 
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