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Need opinion, Kicker 12L7 (2005) an SQ sub?

Old 05-23-2006, 09:01 PM
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Need opinion, Kicker 12L7 (2005) an SQ sub?

I used to have a pretty sweet system with a Boston Pro 12.5LF sub in a sealed box and that rocked. I've also heard two 10" Kappa Perfects and that was a good mix of sq and spl for me.

I'm now building up a sound system on a budget and currently have 2 12" Pioneer premier subs in a sealed box but it sounds very lose to me... ie flappy, and doesn't play very deep. The amp is a Soundstream rubicon 1002 amp (1000watts rms).

There's someone selling a 12L7 2005 model in a ported box made by kicker that I'm thinking about.

Is the sub in a ported box considered an SQ sub? I've had the original round Kicker solobarics before and they didn't have very good SQ. Thoughts?
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:17 PM
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The Kicker will get loud, personally I would not touch it for everyday listening. Nice amp you have as well, that amp was a favorite of mine.
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Old 05-24-2006, 12:35 AM
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Even Kicker will tell you that there square subs suck for SQ...
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Old 05-24-2006, 07:43 AM
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Cool that's my answer then. I'm going to hold out for something else. Thanks for the quick replies.
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Old 05-24-2006, 07:59 AM
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Not sure why everyone says the dont sound good?,mine sounds pretty good to me?
Just need to have the proper compliments for it as far as youre components go.
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Westec
Even Kicker will tell you that there square subs suck for SQ...
actually, Tracy Focht will argue with you all day that they're quite decent.
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:54 AM
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you can buy my Alpine 12" Type X, I'm going kicker subs (shop in town is giving me a sponsor), so I need to let my X go and fast, its in the Alpine X box too
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a friend of mine tried everythign to get it an l7 to osund good. no way was it possibly still sounded "boomy/sloppy"

small sealed
big sealed
smal ported
big ported
bandpass.

mind you it got DAMN loud.

the kappa perfects sound nice
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Old 05-25-2006, 11:05 AM
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Artsar, check your PM.

Is that an SQ sub or an SPL sub? 1000-3000watts? That sounds nuts. I'd rather get a single 12" sub though to maximize trunk space.
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Old 05-25-2006, 11:45 AM
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from my understanding its much more of a SQ sub that has the SPL potential. I love the sub, just I got an offer from a shop that I can't really pass up. To give you an example, I can play heavy metal and it still sounds good, but it also has enough umph to get, kids attention and girls wet (so i've been told, by friends)
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