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What's a good subwoofer set-up to get for a small truck?

Asked by Jeremycw1 (1370points) August 12th, 2010

So, I have a 2001 Ford Ranger supercab (there’s 16in. of space from the front seats to the back) I want to get a decent subwoofer that will really pack a punch, for a friendly price. Right now, I’m thinking about going with a 10” sub box from kicker, the Solo-Baric L7. I also need an amp to go along with this, so if you have any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.

So basically what I’m asking is, What sub, enclosure, and amp would you suggest for my situation?

P.s. Trying to keep it under $1,000, but if it’s only a little over that it’s cool. Thanks! :)

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christos99's avatar

dude, unless I’ve been out of the loop, JL Audio is nasty, and reasonably priced… you looking for value, braggin rights, or branding????

Jeremycw1's avatar

Yeah I’ve heard some good stuff about JL, they have some examples set up at car toys and they sound pretty good. Cheap, too.

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

I would not drop a grand on a sub. You don’t need to. Check out Rockford Fosgate amps if you want to go with a typical enclosure, but you could do pretty well with just a pair of Bazooka BTA8100s. Enough bass to loosen the fillings in your teeth, and you can install them in anything.

wgallios's avatar

I have 2 15 inch Solo-Baric L5’s and they knock! But I have heard some JL Audio and it’s just pure greatness. I would go with some w3’s if you can fit them in, perhaps 10 inch with a mono block AMP. I think you could definitely keep it under $1000, and JL has some deals going on right now.

P.S. don’t skimp on the amp, a good amp will last you years, and those cheap ones just over heat. Not cool to all the sudden have your subs cut out cause of a cheap amp. I have a kicker 700 watt mono block amp and it’s been a beast, never had any problems with it, and I’ve ran it hard in the middle of summer in Nevada; cant get it to overheat.

Jeremycw1's avatar

Thanks for the input guys! What I ended up with was a 12” Kicker Pro-Comp (145 RMS, 300 Peak) sub with a 850 Watt Renegad mono amp. It sounds awesome!

Kraigmo's avatar

None at all. That costs Zero. Just get some high quality regular speakers instead. Subwoofers make music turn into nothing but thuds and buzzes.

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