So my friend is building up a VW Manx and has decided to throw a stereo in it. He has come to me asking what he should get but I'm not sure because I'm a home audio guy and haven't really dealt with car audio enough to know. At the moment we're working on finding out what kind of subs and amp he should get so that I can start building a box to fit the car (then later once the car is closer to competion the rest of the install).
He's looking to get something with decent sq and spl on a small budget. I belive he wants to keep the cost of the subs under $200 cdn (after shipping and everything). I think he originally wanted to go with two tens or something just because they'd look cool but I mentioned that it might be a bit better to just spend the money on a single, better sub. I have the feeling he's hoping for a lot more spl with the theory that two is better than one.
What would you guys recommend? Keep in mind we're in canada so if possible I'd rather buy from a canadian dealer to avoid any extra taxes or duties at the border. I'm not sure what amp he'll get but I'll probably make a different thread on that one after we pick out some subs.
I told him to look at the Assassin series ascendant audio just put out. I've heard good things about them as a budget sub. I've also had a good experience buying and owning one of their Atlas 15's and since the assassin series is the series that is supposed to replace the atlas's I can only hope they'd be similar.
Oh I forgot... keep in mind that these will be going behind the seats in a convertable style car, so it won't have a roof or actual enclosed space. Some pics of similar completed ones to try and show how it might be tough to make things sound good ;)