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Old 01-05-2008, 09:13 PM
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Best Shallow sub...

Ive recently puchased a 2008 mazda b2300... problem is that it is regular cab and i need to ditch my other sub i had previousy owend because it wont fit in my new truck. I have been looking around and kicker and elemental designs seem to be alright, but i have never even heard a shallow sub in action. I was wondering if one of you have a unbiased opinion about the slim/shallow subs out there and which one would be my best bet. I want one that will pound hard and most of all... quality of sound is a factor too.

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Old 01-05-2008, 09:39 PM
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Here is a list of pictures of I beleie all the shallow subs I know of.














Out of these, apparently the kicker one is one of the closest to a regular sub, however it is one of the least shallow.

The ED\tang band one has gotten a lot of good reviews and they are very small.

Mixed reviews on the pioneer.
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:57 PM
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The only reason ive considered the elemental designs sub, is because i saw this video on the net and some good reviews

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZdZuJreFok

Looked on there website and it has a 2.5" voice coil (same as some of my larger full size subs) and 5yr warranty, and 5 star reviews by every user... sounds fishy for a 70$ sub but can it be true?

Ive been leaning on the kickers but... i still want to know about my other options before i decide. Thanks for the info AAAAAAA
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Yes, I am biased with this suggestion. That being said the feedback in the field has been tremendous.

http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/products/product_details.asp?cat_id=4&series_id=31&family_i d=55&item_id=108282&locale=en_US&p_status=




Rockford Fosgate P3 Shallows
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Most of the things I've heard on the Pioneers has been pretty good. Haven't looked into the others too much but word on the streets is the Kickers are good.
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And while I'm here....Any opinions on the BASSLINK system from Infinity? I can't see it having amazing kick because its only 250W RMS, the frequency response isn't amazing and from what I understand the amp isn't the greatest anyway. Basically cuz I'm in the same boat as JayDog. I probably have more space, but less cash flow. So basically for both our benefits, is it worth looking into, or just stick with the shallow mounts?
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Ive got the clarion10 i my ranger, and it sounds pretty dece. Nothing like a serious system should, but petty damn good for the amount of money and space used!
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while at the south keys future shop one of the sales guys gave me a demo of the pioneer 10 and wow it was a nice loud hard hitting sub i was very impressed only one i have heared so thats all i can comment on
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i have played with the pioneer , clarion and Earthquake and liked the Pioneer the best but for listening the kicker was top notch it can be purchased with a truck box also.
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I have Rockford Fosgate P3 12" DVC shallow mount in a Bassworks box. I put an extra set of speaker terminals in the box and ran wires for both coils so that it can be ran at different loads. It sounds pretty good and puts out a lot bass. I'm going to run until I complete my current box project and then sell it.
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