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#259179 - 28/06/2005 09:44 Recommend me a low profile sub
andym
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3977
Loc: Manchester UK
Looking for a low profile sub to fit in a shallow box in the smart, any ideas?
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#259180 - 28/06/2005 10:42 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: andym]
mtempsch
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Registered: 02/06/2000
Posts: 1992
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
I'm not up to date on the market at all, but some general questions:
Max measures?
Number of channels?
Power?
What do you intend to run off it?
Budget?
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#259181 - 28/06/2005 11:04 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: mtempsch]
andym
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3977
Loc: Manchester UK
I'm looking for a sub, that's all. I already have the amp installed. I have a pioneer ts-w304c and a jbl gt4-12 which are too deep.
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#259182 - 28/06/2005 12:30 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: andym]
mtempsch
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Registered: 02/06/2000
Posts: 1992
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
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I'm looking for a sub, that's all. I already have the amp installed. I have a pioneer ts-w304c and a jbl gt4-12 which are too deep.


Oops sorry, for some reason my mind did a s/sub/amp/ ...
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#259183 - 28/06/2005 12:56 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: andym]
mtempsch
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Registered: 02/06/2000
Posts: 1992
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
Looks like Earthquake has a new series, SWS, of very slim subs - 3" for the 12". No idea how they perform...
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#259184 - 28/06/2005 13:32 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: mtempsch]
andym
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3977
Loc: Manchester UK
Now they look the business! Shame about the price tag.
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#259185 - 26/07/2005 00:07 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: andym]
tanstaafl.
carpal tunnel

Registered: 08/07/1999
Posts: 5313
Loc: Ajijic, Mexico
Looking for a low profile sub to fit in a shallow box in the smart, any ideas?


No specific recommendation, but here is a nice general one:

Go with a 10" subwoofer rather than a 12" or larger.

With a 10" sub, you can set the crossover at a reasonably high frequency (I cross mine over at 250 Hz) and get a rich, full tonality rather than the "blumph blumph blumph" of the larger subs. And, for your installation, the 10" subwoofer will be shallower than a 12", and of course will be less expensive too.

If you have the room, two 10" subwoofers in a common enclosure will give you acoustic coupling and allow frequencies as low as a 15" subwoofer, while still retaining the responsiveness and tonality of the 10's. The downside is that you won't get as many decibels as you would with a separate enclosure for each one.

tanstaafl.
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#259186 - 26/07/2005 17:22 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: tanstaafl.]
andym
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3977
Loc: Manchester UK
Thanks for that Doug, good to know you got back from Amersfoort safely. I actually took the plunge and got a pair of the SWS6.5's via Rob R.

The install gallery is here
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#259187 - 30/07/2005 00:46 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: andym]
genixia
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/02/2002
Posts: 3411
I missed this thread when you were asking, or I'd have suggested looking at JL Audio 6w0. I've been thinking about putting a couple in my golf.
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#259188 - 30/07/2005 04:32 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: andym]
Glen_L
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Registered: 24/02/2003
Posts: 111
Loc: Elk Grove, CA
SoHTaHF reviewed the SWS-10 subwoofer, with a few THD/SPL tests. It seems to not be a bad line if you're in a pinch for space.
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#259189 - 14/12/2005 13:16 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: andym]
estocks
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Registered: 25/07/2003
Posts: 48
Loc: Reading UK
Phase Linear aliante are slim, but expensive.
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#259190 - 20/12/2005 15:29 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: estocks]
altman
carpal tunnel

Registered: 19/05/1999
Posts: 3450
Loc: Palo Alto, CA
I have an Aliante 10" in both the Noble and the Golf. Very good, very slim, don't require much box volume to work well too (well, so it's claimed). I'm not the biggest bass fiend in the world, but it sounds good to me.

You do need a decent amp to drive them well though.

Hugo

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#259191 - 17/04/2007 13:15 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: andym]
corrigun
new poster

Registered: 27/05/2005
Posts: 18
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Check out the LAT from Tymphany...bizarre sub, but it works REALLY well and sounds good too. Look up "LAT tymphany" in google and it should be the first link. We have a couple that we have been playing with and it is really promising. Alpine also sells it in their new bandpass box.

Another alternative is the Peerless XLS 10 inch...we put them in to a box that is only 3.7" deep and it sounds great!

You could also go with the Elemental Designs EU700 6" sub...it beats hard, plays ungodly low, has 13mm of xmax each way, and is fast and transient. Not to mention it is only about $50 each. There is a guy with 15 of them in the floor of his matrix in the spare tire well and he competes with it.

Good luck!

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#259192 - 17/04/2007 20:45 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: corrigun]
andym
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3977
Loc: Manchester UK
I actually haven't got that car any more, and the subs are under the stairs now. But thanks for the info.
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#259193 - 18/04/2007 20:13 Re: Recommend me a low profile sub [Re: andym]
canuckInOR
carpal tunnel

Registered: 13/02/2002
Posts: 3133
Loc: Portland, OR
Quote:
the subs are under the stairs now.

That must make for a pretty good house party.

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