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Old 02-25-2009, 09:23 AM
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First car need a bumpin sub

Just got my first car a 2000 cavalier 2 door

I am on a budget and looking for a sub that will bump hard in my car.

My budget is around 150-200

I already have the sub box and i need the stereo, sub and amp.

Is this possible on this budget, If so what do you recomend?
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:50 AM
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200 no lol you will be looking at at least 100$ for the sub and the amp around 200 or so for a small *** amp or more depending on the size of the sub rms ratings. on top of that you will need a wireing kit that will bring you from 60$ for 8gauge to 150 or a bit less for 4gauge.

i would say 600$ would be more resonable
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:25 AM
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You can get a basic 10" + Box & 2ch Amp for $100-150. Used of course. It would give a bit of a punch, but if you are like me it won't satisfy you for very long.
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:43 AM
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"Bumping" hard on $200 isn't going to happen. Unless you install the amp yourself, and buy everything used. Even then, its going to be difficult. You need to find a head-unit with a sub pre-out, at the minimum. You could probably find one new for $100.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/POCEN/Products/Car+Audio+Video/Source/CD+Receivers/Pioneer/DEH-1100MP <<< Link to H.U. Walmart, Futureshop, Bestbuy all carry this entry level deck.

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10 085244&catid=&test_cookie=1 10" MTX sub for sale at Futureshop right now. For only $80 you can't really go wrong.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/POCEN/Products/Car+Audio+Video/Amplifiers/GM+Series/GM-5400T <<< Link to Pioneer H.U. It'll do 380W x 1 @ 4 ohms, bridged. Which would be a good match for the subwoofer. Since its a two channel amp, if you ever decide to take your system to the "next level" you could use this amp to power your front speakers, then get a dedicated mono amp to run your sub.

What type of box do you have? Prefab most likely. Sealed or ported? The box you have probably isn't going to be the one you end up using. Consider selling it to make money to spend on a custom made box. A custom box will help you get more output out of a relatively weak setup. It'll make the most of your gear...

Then you need an amp install kit.
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10 087677&catid=

You're looking at $600 after taxes. If you get the head-unit, subwoofer, and install kit at Futureshop you might get a package deal - but don't expect to save much. I'm not sure who carries that Pioneer amp at the moment. You can try sending an email to East Hamilton Radio.

MR2NR may be able to piece together a comparable package as well.

Look for 420Guy, he'd probably help you install the amp for less than you'd pay anywhere else.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:46 AM
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Thank you for all the responses and information so far.

I have managed to track down a Sony Xplod 12 inch sub for 59.99 Is that a good deal? should i get it? It would match my box, my box is a 12 inch hole ported

I will also be able to install everything myself, so take installation out of the equation

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Old 02-25-2009, 11:53 AM
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Do you have the model number of that subwoofer? $60 new? We need more info to determine whether or not its worth getting. Its inexpensive for a reason. Probably has really poor power handling.

Having said that, it might be alright to buy some really cheap, less-than-entry-level gear now, just to get some bass. In that case, this Sony sub would work. Once you let us know what the model number is, we can match a small amp to it. The only thing I wouldn't cheap out on is the amp install kit. Get something decent that doesn't need to be upgraded when you change your amp. Once the wiring is done, then you can technically hook up any amplifier you'd like (within reason).

In the future, try to incorporate model numbers in all your posts when you're talking about equipment. It a lot easier for us to help you out that way.
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Do you have the model number of that subwoofer? $60 new? We need more info to determine whether or not its worth getting. Its inexpensive for a reason. Probably has really poor power handling.

Having said that, it might be alright to buy some really cheap, less-than-entry-level gear now, just to get some bass. In that case, this Sony sub would work. Once you let us know what the model number is, we can match a small amp to it. The only thing I wouldn't cheap out on is the amp install kit. Get something decent that doesn't need to be upgraded when you change your amp. Once the wiring is done, then you can technically hook up any amplifier you'd like (within reason).

In the future, try to incorporate model numbers in all your posts when you're talking about equipment. It a lot easier for us to help you out that way.
SONY XSL120P5A 12" SUB

Sorry im kinda new to this stuff, but yeah thats the model number and i think it was overstocked so this tore bought it
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We were all "new to this stuff" at one point. Hell, I'm still a newb compared to 98.37% of the guys on this forum. That figure is correct, by the way. lol
It'll do. I mean its not a quality product by any stretch of the imagination.

http://www.xplodsony.com/files/manuals//XS-L120P5A_Owners_Manual.pdf <<< Link to owner's manual.

The mounting hole has to have a diameter of 11.125". What's the diameter of the hole of the box you have?

The Pioneer GM-5400T amp I suggested earlier would still work for this sub.
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the box was used for another 12 inch sony so i am hoping it will be the same, but it's in my friends basement atm so i'm not sure. If it doesnt fit then i will be making my own in woodshop


Will that sub give me decent bass?

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