I think you are under estimating jl cause ill put together a set of 10w3 subs that will blow your mind You def know your crap dude!! But for knowing you stuff why do you have such a mixed and matched system in your jeep? (i'm not trying to bash on you here)
EXCELLENT question the mixmatch is a result of my tight budget and the fact that most of what i learned i learned while trying things in my jeep. For example i put the alpines in the rear doors cuz they were on sale for 50 and i could do that, or keep sending 75W rms to my 45W rated polk DB5250's and blow my hundred dollar speakers, it was a stopgap not something i really would have chosen had i had my way. the system is a mixmatch of what was on sale, given the choice it would be POLK MOMO speakers and subs and profile amps only. those are my brands of choice. and fiberglass is GREAT if you have to tools to work with it lol, most ppl dont, so i dont suggest it. And i REALLY dont, cuz i live in a tiny dorm. I have the tools andfab equipment i can fit next to the 10's in my trunk.
cool!! Fiberglass requires some basic tools nothing major. Its basically the less tools you have the more elbow grease you gotta put into it, but ive fiberglasses with next to nothing.... A jigsaw some wood and a garbage bag hahahaha The pain is getting it to look nice.
and im fairly certain my views may be skewed on JL audio cuz everyone i've seen use it is some rich kid who saw it on Pimp my Ride and bought it from the car audio joint in a package deal without bothering to invest in a real amp. So on second thought, the jury's out for me on there subs. I have heard some rave reviews, and seen a couple of competition setups that were INSANE, but ive just never seen someone drivin around with one that lives up to it in the trunk.
haha well my friends have a house, not a garage, but at least a house, maybe i can talk em into lettin me stash some tools there, cuz i've pretty much got the wood and fiberboard down....why not add a new dimension?
Oh man im no rich kid and jl's w0 subs def suck and i know the type of people you talk about. I am in no ways one of them. I put my first jl system in the right way and went big on it and ever since them i am hooked on their speakers. I just havent heard anything better or been able to duplicate it myself with other speakers. It also matters what type of car they were in too. Speaker placement makes a big difference.
i havnt't had subs in nearly 6 years since i had my supra. I had a 2 Audiobahn 12" pro compression subs from a 2400watt amp. After spending the ridiculous amount of money on that setup and then having my car smashed to bits, i havn't gotten another system.
I think for my XJ things can be less showy and way more simple. 1 10" should cover what I need. I'm definetly a bass head, but XJ's aren't exacltly the largest things in the world (interior-wise) and I think anything more than 1 10" or 12" is just unneccessary.
I like this guys setup and am thinking of doing something similar. Id rather have something like this than just a box that moves around, at least this way I gain storage space.
As for brands, I'm not sure what to go with anymore, have no clue what is good nowadays... Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by Mike318 jeeps are like women, cost you more money then you have and never stop asking for more.
Originally Posted by kidA if you are driving at the speed of light and you turn on your headlights would anything happen?
it does, such is the greatest travesty in the XJ sound system, the speaker locations are terrible and theres not much room to work with for sub and amp add-ons that can be out of the way much less out of sight
Well im biased towards jl i would recomend them to anyone.....
Going from there i would say you cant go wrong with any of the major brands....
MTX Alpine Kenwood ect ect
Im a big believer that you should use the same amp brand as your speakers. They were made to work together. But i have been known to use a zapco here and there, basically a company that make just amps and are made to produce kiss butt power!!
thats a good setup, ive not seen one like it before. And as to the brands, that all depends on your taste. Do you prefer loud boomy bass, or super tight detailed bass. For detail I'd look at Infinity and Polk. For A nice big Boom, Go to Kicker or on the cheaper side, MTX. Rockford and Alpine tend to offer a good balance of the two. Also, consider ported or sealed carefully. Sealed is smaller, but a ported box will get a lot more out of that mono sub and thats important. Size your box correctly for the sub. Crutchfield has excellent sizing guides in the descriptions of the products (even if you dont buy from them they are a GREAT knowledge bass). You might also look into JBL, they dont tend to be quite as clean as some of the other brands, but tend to be great on boom for the buck. And while my dual 10's rattle the car, my dad's got a mono 8 in a small sealed box that just fills the car with rich bass, so dont be afraid of the mono 10 or 8. just make sure you get a quality speaker (none of the orions or cheap wal-mart pioneers, they just dont sound good)