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What should I look for when buying a sub?RMS?

Should i buy a sub with higher rms? I am wanting a 12, i'm just confused on what to look for.
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what is ur budget, what are u looking for spl, sq. what kind of music. ext. cab or regular.

if u get a sub with higher rms then u will need to get a amp to match it.
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As Josh said. What are your goals and what is your budget? Are you knowledgeable on using your equipment or are you still learning?

There are a dozen or so excellent companies out there to choose from, your budget and space being the two biggest factors.
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RMS is basically an average of what the sub will push out. A lot of companies will advertise 1100 watts! When actual rms and what the speaker will do a majority of the time is typically half that, if your lucky. You will need an amp to match that rms. Think rms like a bell curve if that helps.

If you listen to more rock type stuff, i'd stick to a 10 inch sub, rap/pop/ hip hop go with a 12. Keep in mind our trucks are small so you dont need to go nuts with subs unless you dont like your ability to hear.
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Im trying to stay under $150 for the sub alone, I have an ext. cab and i deffinately want a 12.
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Some nice options....

Alpine Type-R
eD e3.12
SSA DCON
IA 187 (could go with a 15" if you wanted)
FI (I forget their lower line)
DC LVL 2 (I think these are fairly cheap)
DD 1012b
Dayton HO

If you push the budget a bit....
TC Sounds Epic 12"

Just a few options....
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You will not get an alpine type R 12" sub for $150. Maybe a type S. And thats not with a box. Type
R's are nice if hooked up properly with a good amp tho.
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Jon, search on crutchfield and see what you find in your price range, then we can tell you what to avoid and what is good.
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I'll get you one for $109.

http://www.millionbuy.com/apnswr1243d.html

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I was really considering a type r, they are 200 though. I really wouldn't mind spending that much either. But on crutchfield there are tons of subs under 200 i just don't know which ones will hit the hardest with the best sq
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Wow awesome find joey
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Thanks. But out of the ones I listed the TC Sounds is PROBABLY the one I would go with if you are willing to push the budget to $200.

But that Type R for $119 will get you pretty close to the performance of the TC, just a slightly less SQ unless you tune it in pretty hardcore.

I'm about to install a ported 12" Type R in a 2010 Mustang GT on Sunday. They aren't bad at all....
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what about the AQ that i posted
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yea that AQ looks pretty nice, is that a pretty good sub?
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You will not get an alpine type R 12" sub for $150
Uhh... yes you can?
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How do i figure out what amp i need to get? match the amp with the rms?
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meet or exceed the rms for best sound..
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you have to pay attention to impedance though. for that audioque sub, which is 4 ohm DVC you want something that puts out about 600 watts at 2 ohms.

http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/wo...1&I=42#results

maybe the aq1200 wired at 2 ohms would be good. since it puts out 870 at 14.4 volts and you wont really get close to that output very much.
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meet or exceed the rms for best sound..
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you have to pay attention to impedance though. for that audioque sub, which is 4 ohm DVC you want something that puts out about 600 watts at 2 ohms.

http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/wo...1&I=42#results

maybe the aq1200 wired at 2 ohms would be good. since it puts out 870 at 14.4 volts and you wont really get close to that output very much.
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alright thanks alot guys for the feedback
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