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Old 02-20-2007, 04:29 PM
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1 15" SQL sub. "Small" sealed enclosure.

'Small' being somewhere between 1.5 and 2.25. Not more than 2.25 cubes! Did I mention it has to be sealed?

Budget: still TBD, my friend is slow at making decisions... that's why I'm trying to help. Probably not above $400 CDN.

Type of music: 70% rock (Chevelle, Godsmack, etc), 30% rap (Dre, 2Pac, etc).

Power handling: he's got that Power Reference amp from Memphis, 1000w rms @ 1 ohm I think.

He wants a sealed box for now, but as I know him pretty well he might end up building two or three other boxes for testing sometimes... so the sub has to be suited for both sealed and ported applications.

Subs on the list right now:

-Alpine Type R dual 2 ohms
-Kicker CVX dual 2 ohms
-MTX T8515-44 (he's got 600w rms to play with @ 2 ohm)
-RF T115-D2 (but might just not work sealed from what I've read)
-OZ Audio Matrix Elite D4 (not much info on this one except its 700w rms power handling)
-Image Dynamics IDQ 15 D4 (may not hit as hard as the other guys though)

Note: DD != sealed, not on the list. ARC, Diamond, Eclipse & JL probably out of price range, not on the list. CDT & Focal = mainly SQ, not too much output, not on the list.

Any sub to add/remove from the list?? Any of these that's way better than the others for that specific application??

Can't wait to hear from you guys...
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:45 PM
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Look at TC Sounds, they are on sale now and are great for small boxes.
The TC9 15" should come in well under 400 shipped, as well as TC3000 (if you can wait a month.

OZ ME that you have on the list should be a damn fine sub as it's based off the IDMax design.
IDQ is nice, but it won't have as much linear output as say ME

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Old 02-20-2007, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by df.dima
Look at TC Sounds, they are on sale now and are great for small boxes.
The TC9 15" should come in well under 400 shipped, as well as TC3000 (if you can wait a month.
http://www.tcsounds.com/shipping.htm

My friend != Paypal. (me neither, for that matter lol)

It's sad though, their subs look awesome... are they related to Eclipse somehow?! Talk about TI clones...
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:35 PM
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eclipse ti series i believe is made or was made by tc. soundsplinter is tc. but all in all they do make a good product, but it is priced accordingly.
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:47 PM
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well if you really are determined to get the sub paypal wouldn't be an issue.
that's how the world turns, if people want to, they will do it. yes, buying from US is not the way to go for most people, wish they had a distro in Canada.
anyway.
yes, they did do the ti series.
also the 8200/8000 series are using their lmt motor. but unfortunately it needs a stupid amount of space boxwise to yield flat resp.

Also might want to consider ED O series 15.

I think that's all I have as far as this topic goes .

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Old 02-20-2007, 06:27 PM
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wahat about mach 5 audio? i have been hearing many good things about their drivers. more sq then spl is what i have herd some people say, but then again they may have a sql driver in their lineup.
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:31 PM
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The 15 looks ok, doesn't have a ton of xmax, but might be a good bet. It all depends on what you expect from a sub.
I almost bought one .
It's probably a kick *** sub under 100. If I had 400 I'd look elsewhere.
Of course you can buy a less expensive sub and spend the less on other wonderful items in your life, but personally I've learned it doesn't work out for me.
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yeah lol, i was waiting to see how steves stuff looks, so in the meatime i went out and haggled down the price for 2 t2 ultimate subs to under a hundred bucks lol, but they have no rumble to them, just sound. my old 10's shook my car much harder with less power.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:29 PM
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If I throw that 15" TC-9 in there... does anyone care to give me his ranking of those subs in a <= 2.25 cu ft sealed box, admitting they'd be selling for the same price? Thx..
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Out of your initial list the OZ ME is the clear winner. Fantastic results in both sealed and ported designs. Will handle that amp just fine. SQ will be above all the others with the IDQ very close but there will be a huge difference in output abilities.

Yes I have a pair of ME's in my car but my opinion is not biased. It's just the best choice out of your list and a very good choice on any list for this application.
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