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Sound Ordnance 12 4 22.22%
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Which sub?

I am thinking about getting one of these. Which one would you get?

Right now they're both the same price.

I voted for the S/O just because.

Rockford Fosgate P1L-110 Punch Stage 1 10" ported enclosed subwoofer at Crutchfield.com

Sound Ordnance™ B-17 Bandpass enclosure with 12" subwoofer at Crutchfield.com
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i would go with a RF because they are a well known company plus from what ive heard bandpass boxes are the loudest but worst sound quality, i personally have no experience with them tho good ported boxes have been the best for me and honestly in a ranger a sealed box will be fine. but it all depends on the music you will be listening to
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I listen to alot of Classic Rock, 80's hair metal, and some rap.


Those who voted dont be afraid to tell me why.
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i would go with a sealed box then it will give the most sound quality for rock
i have a 12 in a sealed box and it pounds hard for rap and sounds good with rock
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Yeah for you I'd build my own sealed box and buy a sub separate. Both of those subs are mediocre anyways.
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yea you will get a much better sub with a box built to spec for cheaper. they are easy to build and make look nice
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ehh ive seen ALOT of SQ setups using ported boxes. you could do a DC lvl 2 or 3 and it would sound Great
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I know you'll get better SQ if you buy a seperate sub and build your own box but if you're just looking to buy one and throw it in then I'd definitely get the RF. What kind of amp do you have? Or do you not have one picked yet?
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You will probably want a dual 4-ohm sub so that you can wire it to 2-ohms and not 4-ohms.
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good choice alpine makes great equipment. those will be perfect for listening to rock also
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Gonna build your own box then?
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Should have got single 2 ohm or dual 4 ohm so you could wire it at a 2 ohm load and get more power from the amp, now your only option is 4 ohms. Well I guess it depends on what amp youre using and if it is being bridged too. What amp?
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Oh, you're good then
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So, if I can read right I can push both subs at 500 watts MAX x 2 chan. @ 4-Ohm Bridged.

Am I right?
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good choice alpine makes great equipment. those will be perfect for listening to rock also
I have an Alpine deck and love it. I hope I like my subs the same.

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Gonna build your own box then?
Not sure yet. I am gonna do some research.
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So, if I can read right I can push both subs at 500 watts MAX x 2 chan. @ 4-Ohm Bridged.

Am I right?
Yep, should sound pretty good
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I hate to tell you though, just cause they say that amp will do 500 doesn't really mean anything. You'll probably have around 300-375 going to them. But that's still a good bit of power considering you'll be running two of them.
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I agree Tyler. I wont run them that high.
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I just bought 2 of the 10" type E subs this week. So far I am VERY happy with them. I am pushing them with a RF P3001 amp, and they are in a sealed box. I listen to a lot of rock, and they seem to be just right. I kinda needed them on the same day b/c the old subs were toast and I had to remove them for an electrical repair anyway, so I bought them from best buy, but paid too much ($283). So I came home, ordered 2 brand new in the box ones off of ebay for $150 shipped, and I will take those back to best buy when they come in.
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What the hell Jake, haha.. what was the point of the poll then...

Now you need to buy or build a proper box.
I figured you wanted something quick and simple to where you didn't have to buy separate components.
I would have gave you some different advice then.
alot of times people just want **** to work..

Those type-e subs need a fare amount of power...250 rms Each.
your amp im sorry to say, is not really going to push the subs properly.
especially if you buy a sealed enclosure(least efficient).
Your amp bridged says [email protected] bridged x2. your amp is not going to be 100% efficient so you will maybe get 150-200watts per chan.
alpine head units are usually 2v RCA outputs, you will have to crank your gains up for that reason alone.
Like i said in the other thread, you need some "headroom" in your amp so that you can keep the gains down, make up for inefficiency of the amp and prevent clipping.

Ideally if you want to use those subs still, you should buy a amp rated at 300w RMS or more per sub. use your 4xch for your door speakers it will work awesome there.
your going to have to spend at least $200 more to make the subs work good.
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I thought my amp said this.... 500 watts MAX x 2 chan. @ 4-Ohm Bridged

So why cant I have each sub hooked up to 2 channels? There for I would have 500watts per sub?
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Thats 500 max though, average power will only be like 300-350.
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