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Old 10-29-2009, 07:45 AM
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wow so baisicly im screwed unless i realy no shit bout subs...lol ok so i found a lil 8 inch comes with to of them. for real cheep. how u think that will sound? there built by pyle. who alos made my speakers.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:48 AM
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A pair of 8"s will sound pretty good in there, fill the cab nicely, just won't pound the LOW lows. Whats the wattage rating on them?

Oh, and what kind of music do you listen to most regularly?

You don't have to be a guru to get a setup right, just do research. Go online and find the manufacturers recommendations for air space with the sub(s) you want to run, and try to get as close to this as possible. Crutchfield usually has the space needs listed on the subs they have, so it's a good place to check out. Just remember, you use the inside measurements of a box to determine airspace, not the outside.


I did a little researching for you, and for 8" subs, the average air space needed was .3-.4 cuft for a sealed enclosure, and .6-.7 cuft for ported. This is just an average of several different subs, but as you can see, ported requires almost twice the volume of air as sealed.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:28 AM
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this is one set...i no its walmart. but again im not looking to spend much..http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=12521768
then i found this http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=12518874
so thats 2 that i found. i want as much storage space as i can behind my seats but still have good sound.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:29 AM
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o and i usaly listen to country and rap..i listen to everything but those to i listen to the most..sometimes rock to.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:21 AM
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Those will work. The only thing that bothers me is that even on Pyle's website, I can't find all the pertinent specs. Specifically the RMS power handling, as opposed to peak. But for a basic system, they will work fine. Personally, I would go with the pair of 8"s, wire the dual voice coils in tandem to 8ohm, then wire the subs in parallel to achieve a total impedance of 4ohm, then use around a 600 watt amp to push them.

With THIS amp, you have two options of how to wire it all up. Either bridge the amp to single channel and wire the subs as stated above, or run the amp as a 2 channel and wire the dual voice coils in parallel and run each to a separate channel on the amp.
The second option is easier, and so probably the one you would want to go with.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:33 AM
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Here's some diagrams to help you understand what I mean about wiring the DVC subs.

Here's how I would wire it for bridged:



And here's how I would wire each sub if I were running a 2 channel setup:




Hope this helps!
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:31 AM
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yea ima need an idiot proof method lol.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:34 AM
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Hey, is was looking and wondered, is that $30 for a PAIR of 8"s?!?
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yea ima need an idiot proof method lol.
There is no such thing. Idiots are too resourceful, and will easily find a way around any attempted "idiot proof" system.
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Why not just get a Single Voice Coil (SVC) sub? Less wires, less confusion, easier to setup. Granted, DVC gives you more flexibility and options later on, but if your just going for something basic I don't see the benefit... though John, you seem to know a lot more about this than I do so I may be missing something.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:18 PM
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Well, I may have missed something too. I looked at the walmart page, and since they don't list many details, figured they were 4ohm DVC from their 2/8 ohm rating, but upon looking again, it looks like the listing is for a pair of subs, which could be either DVC or 2 SVC subs to get the 2/8 ohm rating. So all that info about wiring DVC subs may be null and void. And that 600 watt rating may be 2 300 watt subs. So some clarification would be helpful for me to help you.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:01 PM
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yes that is for a pair of subs...the 8's and il try and find out more bout the subs...but evin so...do u all think the 2 8's would be good and easy? or the 10 would be better?
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:08 PM
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2 8"s will prolly work better for you. The 8"s require about .3 cuft of airspace each to work properly, and the 10 needs about .8 cuft. With the 8"s you could use two smaller boxes, and place them on the sides, or one joined box with a divider, but either way, you end up taking up less space than the 10".

I would still use something like the sub I linked previously, but I would run it as a two channel to the subs. You'll get ok sound that way. I would say good sound, but I wonder about the quality of two subs for $30. I'm sure they're made the same as the 10", but I'm still a bit skeptical.
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ok...if i get them i will talk to u bout hooking them up..but the 8's...u said on the side...would they face the back of the seats? or u think i could some how got it to be caddy cornered or kinda face each other? i was kinda hoping to get as much storige space as possible. and yea i hear u bout the quality...but again. im on a budget..and idn how much longer the truck will last me anyway..the fram has seemed a lil rust at spots. but still sterdy
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:39 PM
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Which way they point is often a matter of opinion, and will vary from truck to truck. I'd say aim them forward and go with it.
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