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    Default subs in $200-$300 price range

    okay think it's time to upgrade the subs. what do you guys recommend for a decent sub in the $200-$300. I haven't been keeping track of which brands are good the past few years so bare with me.
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    what size? Polk makes excellent subs:D
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    sorry forgot to mention 12". i was thinking about getting 2 subs but i know 2 subs aren't always better then one.
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    ebay frightens and confuses me...
    that is an excellent sub, but if you can get it somewhere other than ebay, that is a much better option. here is some info that might help you out - a list of online retailers and manufacturers. search around a bit, if you can find polk stuff, go for it.

    btw, we're assuming that 200-300 is for the sub only, not the amp, too
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    BTW i'm in canada too. looked at some image dynamics, how do they fair?
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    image dynamics is the shiz nit. the sub you listed is also pretty good. for that price, its a steal. my only complaint is they dont handle their rated power. i would put 450watts continuous to them and not a watt more.
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    okay i was looking at the image dynamics ( These factory renewed )
    Some alpine Type r or type s (i heard type s's suck), or mtx. Hows phoenix gold, kicker? Basically i'm looking for the best bang for the buck and i think the image dynamics might be the ones.
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    My favorite brands of subs are:

    Polk Audio
    MTX
    JL Audio
    Diamond Audio
    Image Dynamics

    Any of these will be great.
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    Originally posted by MacLeod
    My favorite brands of subs are:

    Polk Audio
    MTX
    JL Audio
    Diamond Audio
    Image Dynamics

    Any of these will be great.
    are there any specific lines/models out of those brands that you recommend?
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    i know he likes the polk 2124 and image dynamics IDQ. the JL w3v2 is a decent offering. the alpine type r is a more spl-oriented sub.

    all good products.
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    kicker vr comps? sorry guys i know i'm just throwing out brands but i'm also looking at used stuff so that's why i'm kinda all over the place my brand questions.
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    no biggie, there's a ton to choose from. i'd pick any of the others mentioned over that kicker, personally.
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    I've had several Kicker subs over the years and they have all performed well. They make good subs.


    I am currently looking at a 12" sub from www.soundsplinter.com. It is one of their RL-p12's. For the $235 dollars, you will get a great amount of performance. I will be running it with an Alpine MRD-M501 that is in my closet right now. The only decision left is which car it will go into, my wife's car, or mine :) . The decision will be hers.
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    You wouldnt work for them would ya?

    You pimp their site more than Neo pimps his gains tutorial site. :D
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    well then let me throw in my suggestion to beat them all :) At least check out and read the rave reviews on the new Ascendant Audio Avalanche series. Tons of owners at soundillusions.net. For the performance you get, the price can't be beat!
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    Originally posted by MacLeod
    You wouldnt work for them would ya?

    You pimp their site more than Neo pimps his gains tutorial site. :D
    Not at all :). I am just trying to let people know that ask about subs. I think that they are a great value. I was kind of skeptical about them at first and then I gave them a shot. I was actually thinking about a few other companies that were a lot more expensive at first. I think this sub will hang with those subs that cost a lot more. Just trying to save you guys some cash :).
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