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wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dippy » June 6th, 2010, 4:42 pm

as topic says in your own opinion what are the best 8" speakers that i can buy that is not too expensive. I am looking to put 4 REs in a mini (old school model) but im open to other sugestions..
anyone has ne other ideas??

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby 3stagevtec » June 6th, 2010, 4:51 pm

Sundown Audio E8, assuming you can get them (all sold out at the dealer).. I tested mine today for the 1st time and was blown away by the low end response of the thing! It's massive suspension kept the sub's excursion under control even while I was playing notes well below the enclosure's tuning frequency.. It's basically an over built beast..

The JBL GTO 8" and RE 8" are very good sounding drivers as well.. when playing single, they not that loud, but 4 of these together in that Mini should sound great once properly installed!

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby kurpal_v2 » June 6th, 2010, 5:24 pm

Oh another contender is the mtx 5508, I think they cost $500 nbib. Awsme little gremlins that take a beating allday long(*knock on wood*)


where you fitting 4 8'' in a mini btw?

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Postby 3stagevtec » June 6th, 2010, 5:38 pm

^ damn good subs those MTX...

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dippy » June 6th, 2010, 6:07 pm

im planning on taking out the back seat. an jammin level music in dere prob mite jus use d trunk 4 battery or sum or hide it up an put som caps 2 briten up d place

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby southside connections » June 6th, 2010, 6:17 pm

i personally own 4 tc 1000 8's, they are the BEST period in 8's i've used

some other great 8's are-

dd 1500
american bass xd 8
rf p3/p2
sundown audio sa 8 and e8
t3 t200

the re is ok, not really a loud output driver, had a few in my life

but as i said, the tc 1000 8 is the best i've used in both output and quality , hands down

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby X_Factor » June 6th, 2010, 7:17 pm

^ u do know that Soundstream 626 has 3 of those RE-8" and says they are louder than the xxx he also has?

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dippy » June 6th, 2010, 7:36 pm

X_Factor wrote:^ u do know that Soundstream 626 has 3 of those RE-8" and says they are louder than the xxx he also has?


oh really so then that would be a good bang for the buck??

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dippy » June 6th, 2010, 7:38 pm

southside connections wrote:i personally own 4 tc 1000 8's, they are the BEST period in 8's i've used

some other great 8's are-

dd 1500
american bass xd 8
rf p3/p2
sundown audio sa 8 and e8
t3 t200

the re is ok, not really a loud output driver, had a few in my life

but as i said, the tc 1000 8 is the best i've used in both output and quality , hands down


do you have an approx price that each of those subs would cost??
im also doin an install in my everyday driver as well so im trying 2 save some money as well, also the mini needs a new alternator so daz som money dere 2...

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby southside connections » June 6th, 2010, 9:37 pm

X_Factor wrote:^ u do know that Soundstream 626 has 3 of those RE-8" and says they are louder than the xxx he also has?



sq men right?

i believe this is a gallery question , and i won't dout it at this moment, but at the same time different install styles come into play here

dd 1500- dd 1500 $900
american bass xd 8- $525
rf p3/p2 $750/$900
sundown audio sa 8 and e8 ????
t3 t200 ????
tc t1000 - $1500 upwards

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby kurpal_v2 » June 6th, 2010, 10:04 pm

dippy wrote:im planning on taking out the back seat. an jammin level music in dere prob mite jus use d trunk 4 battery or sum or hide it up an put som caps 2 briten up d place



Call me crazy eh (no seriously plez do) but after seein the mini JL audio had taken to sema or SBN(cant remember, was silver with slash amps) I always had the impression I could fit 3 8'' in the backdash area of the car, either ported or sealed. I still have that paper draw up with the box and everything shoot me a PM with your email, Ill see if I could forward it to you.

Sure itll take some work but save your backseat man, dont rip it up unless you gonna put a wall back there. I mean its your daily, its a MINI, pick up a buddy, few chicks, head up maracus and on the way buss a lil cocoa tea 8-) .. The problem with a mini is that its so damn small that you HAVE to get creative to add some music in there :mrgreen: BUT at the same time, thats an advantage(so simple I slapped myself when I figuered i out)

If you want, gimme a pm, I own a mini and have a some experience with the 8'' sub category(so ironic eh)..

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby Brian Steele » June 7th, 2010, 12:26 am

dippy wrote:as topic says in your own opinion what are the best 8" speakers that i can buy that is not too expensive. I am looking to put 4 REs in a mini (old school model) but im open to other sugestions..
anyone has ne other ideas??


Just a thought - instead of going with smaller drivers, you could use a larger driver (like 10s or a 12) and slot-load it through the rear package tray. You'll use a good portion of your trunk space, but you'll keep your back seat and should get an enormous amount of bass.

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby SR » June 7th, 2010, 5:51 am

4 jl audio 6" subs will fit in the mini and you will lose no room
custom enclosure goes under the back seat

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dippy » June 7th, 2010, 9:07 pm

im considerin takin ur advice an keepin d back seat, but 2 tell u d truth i want to experiment wid some real fiberglass;not d small tin i accustomed doin, but som big real fancy enclosures an stuff like that.

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dippy » June 7th, 2010, 9:38 pm

X_Factor wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbIB5ng1 ... re=related

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby Firewall » June 8th, 2010, 7:23 am

kurpal_v2 wrote:Oh another contender is the mtx 5508, I think they cost $500 nbib. Awsme little gremlins that take a beating allday long(*knock on wood*)


where you fitting 4 8'' in a mini btw?


can i ask where to look for them?

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby blaine » July 3rd, 2010, 10:30 pm

Image dynamics 8" heard 3 of them in a 1.3 cu box. The bass was like wow!!! Check Kaizen Autosound on the forum he has them for sale and can also give a demo. You will be impressed.

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dippy » July 3rd, 2010, 10:48 pm

oh thnks il look into it. i also was considering and looking into 2 10" dc subwoofers either lvl 2 or 3. i heard 2 lvl3 an dey sound reaaaal good.

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dj cas » July 6th, 2010, 11:22 pm

you can't go wrong with 2 10" dc....but maybe you should take into consideration which size of speaker you would be able to do a proper enclosure for....it doesn't make sense buying really nice subs and you don't have the cubic capacity...best bet are those jl 6inch or the sundown e8...or if you can fit the dc....the american bass are nice subs too if you looking to save some $$$.....

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby sinisterkev » July 7th, 2010, 7:49 am

ok guys so what is THE best 8" sub out there, forget price

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dippy » July 7th, 2010, 6:01 pm

dj cas wrote:you can't go wrong with 2 10" dc....but maybe you should take into consideration which size of speaker you would be able to do a proper enclosure for....it doesn't make sense buying really nice subs and you don't have the cubic capacity...best bet are those jl 6inch or the sundown e8...or if you can fit the dc....the american bass are nice subs too if you looking to save some $$$.....



i totally agree wid ur statement but i up 2 the lvl3s cud fit with a ported enclosure the enclosure size wud b able 2 fit...its just 1.25cubic each sub but i thnk il jusgo wid d lvl2 dey'l giv me a lil extra room 4 creative ideas. The enclosure size fro the lvl2 iz 1 cubic.........
http://www.dcsoundlab.com/specs.html
this is where im gtin my info from...

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dj cas » July 8th, 2010, 8:15 pm

kool...but just a hint...notice they said suggested?...well...i'm not saying to deviate from the manufacturers' specs but sometimes you can have a bigger or smaller enclosure....i own an 18 level 4 and i have it in my frontier...

the box is a 7 cubic because i wanted the lows...a mistake i made though bcuz i can only go low...now notice that they suggested 5.75cuft for my sub...

i guess you see my point...determine what you want to achieve first of all...do you want lows??...or to park up and shake the crowd....lol...dc's are nice subs though and please post pics of your build...i think everyone would like to see your creativity with the mini... :mrgreen:

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dippy » July 8th, 2010, 10:41 pm

yea of course i wud post som pics, rite nw the car is by the mechanic getting som trouble wid the engine an tranny, may hav 2 buy a new 1 (sadly d car was sitting down for a few years)...wel im stil determining wat i prefer but i may jus stay within manufacture specs. bt thnks for the advice i stil hav 2 wrk out this thing wid d engine so il keep url updated wid my final choice. bdw d ppl oposite price clubin chaguanas is d dealers for dc rite?

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dj cas » July 9th, 2010, 9:00 am

thats right....think the guy is dadio on this forum...

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby Dj_Bee » July 9th, 2010, 11:02 pm

dj cas wrote:kool...but just a hint...notice they said suggested?...well...i'm not saying to deviate from the manufacturers' specs but sometimes you can have a bigger or smaller enclosure....i own an 18 level 4 and i have it in my frontier...

the box is a 7 cubic because i wanted the lows...a mistake i made though bcuz i can only go low...now notice that they suggested 5.75cuft for my sub...

i guess you see my point...determine what you want to achieve first of all...do you want lows??...or to park up and shake the crowd....lol...dc's are nice subs though and please post pics of your build...i think everyone would like to see your creativity with the mini... :mrgreen:


an 18''in a frontier, thats mad man, how you get them 7 cubes, you use the whole back?

i have a frontier as well, im thinking bout doing over the back rest with either 4 8'' or 2 10'' subs, and i dont want it to bulk out too much cuz there's hardly any space in the back...the enclosure is coming up to approx. 2.5cu ft. my options for the subs are still open...any advice?
oh sorry for spamming the thread tho..

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dippy » July 9th, 2010, 11:22 pm

u built d enclosure already??
that is perfect size for a hifonics olm1612 or 2412 dependin on hw much money u willing 2put out for an amp. i am currently running a olm1612 an dam dos subs get on they play real clean and loud and temporarily im not givin them as much power as they crave im drastically underpowering them....but stil those subs are real nice...they cant really compete too much wid d dds or those subs bt dese play realll good 4 d buck..

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Postby Dj_Bee » July 9th, 2010, 11:30 pm

nah , not yet...wanna buy the subs first b4 building the box, cuz i want the box to be as shallow as possible, so ppl could sit comfortably, and different subs have different mounting depths....
i have a 1200rms amp, so it wouldnt make any sense putting any high end subs cuz they would be getting under powered.
whats the average price for the hifonics?

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby dippy » July 10th, 2010, 12:55 am

i think the dealer sells them for 2400 nt sure which 1 that is though 2412 or1612.

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Re: wtk: what are the best 8" subwoofers

Postby southside connections » July 10th, 2010, 11:44 am

hmm interesting thread based on the responses i'm reading, surprisingly no off topic posts so far

imo, wrt to the frontier, if you have 2.5 cuft to play with, then essentially you actually have the following choices-

four 8's in a small ported box
two 8's in a large high efficiency ported box(will allow u to use a pair of high powered subs)
2 or 3, 10's sealed
2 12's sealed
1 10 or 1 12 ported
1 15 sealed

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