Stereo & Electronics - Need a quality sub that fits in a stealth?
09-06-2008, 06:11 PM
So i bought the Stealthbox from Subthump along with an Amp rack for my Rockford Fosgate Amp.
What's a good 10" Sub that fits in the stealth enclosure perfectly and its a good quality sub that can handle some power???
How does the RE Audio SE10 Sub fit and would it handle the power from a 1000Watt Amp??? I would just need to turn the amp down some right???
Or what about the FiQ10 Sub???
09-06-2008, 11:40 PM
Both those subs fit in that stealth enclosure fine and both would handle that amp. Which RF amp is it specifically. The RE SE10 D4 handles 600watts RMS, 1200watts peak power. The Fi Q10 handles 1000watts RMS. The RE Audio SE10 is also about $100.00 cheaper then the Fi so there are a few variables to consider, both are nice subs.
09-07-2008, 08:01 PM
Thanks for the help, about the amp. Im not totally sure but since my friend say's its a 1000Watt Amp. Then i would assume it could be 1 of these model amps in the link below. It looks exactly the same as the gray amp in the picture.....
I also notice on the center cap with the logo it has "1001bd" on it. Im not sure if that's the model # or what.
09-07-2008, 09:26 PM
Thats a Rockford Fosgate Power 1001bd it looks like. The Power Series amps from RF are actually pretty good. I own/use the Power 600.5 right now. It would do well with those subs.
09-09-2008, 09:30 PM
Yeaa that's all i see on the front of the amp where the RF logo is. Thanks for the help Kee, looks like i may be going with the FI Q10 sub here pretty soon.
09-09-2008, 11:41 PM
That is a very good sub! I'm working with another company right now to get some subs of that quality and a lower pricing but it's still in the works. The CDT ES-Gold subs are close to those but way more expensive. I have a pair of CDT SQ-12's I plan on installing one day when I get enough time to work on my own car. Those are extremely nice subs as well but not made anymore.
The Fi Q will do you right!
09-10-2008, 04:14 AM
what about a Boston Acoustic sub? those are high quality pieces.
09-11-2008, 09:02 AM
what about a Boston Acoustic sub? those are high quality pieces.
Boston makes some really good subwoofers, yes, but their quality varies a lot between lines. Not all of their stuff is good.
09-21-2008, 04:02 PM
i use the pricey boston acoustics for mids and highs and kicker for my subs and amps. makes for a really nice combination. plus the kicker amp has the bass control so you can turn it up and down as you please.
10-08-2008, 04:33 AM
I've had JL w3/6/7's, kicker solo-barics, vega strokers, DD's, fosgate punches and punch power hx3's, infinity perfects, and Kicker cvr's.
my latest sub is an IDMAX, and although I was initially wary, since I had not personally heard one before I bought it; I have been very impressed.
I havent yet heard anything with this kind of sound quality but a well-powered JL w6; and nothing with the combination of sound quality and quantity. I'm powering it with plenty of juice, seems to like a hair over 1000rms, and the bass is clean, uncolored and crisp. if you throw a test disk in, she'll bounce your head against the windshield like a w7 or solo-baric.
search for it on google.
or get really stupid and search for a critical mass UL12:D
10-08-2008, 08:46 AM
For the $ you can't beat a SE-10. That's what I am running in my TA's Stealth. I have FI-Q 12's in my Civic and they are very nice but almost 2X the price. IDMax 10's are nice but also very expensive.
10-08-2008, 10:28 AM
Image dymanics, idq for stealth box sounds great. Id max if you have a bigger box.
10-08-2008, 01:41 PM
FYI, the IDMAX 10s will fit in a stealth box, no problem. :nod:
10-08-2008, 01:56 PM
One thing to keep in mind though is IDMAX's don't like alot of power. The coil will start to smoke when you give them much. The other two can take way more than rated and like it!
10-08-2008, 02:16 PM
I guess I've been lucky then.:nod:
10-09-2008, 10:12 PM
ditto. I went with a kee box since it is bigger than the subthump or the jl. ian went as far as to squeeze as much room into it as he could, and it sounds great. I suppose you could throw a couple pounds of polyfill in the subthump box and make it happier though.
personally, i think if you feed it nice clean power, the idmax will easily tolerate 1000-1200 watts. granted, I haven't had mine long, and I am careful to listen for sounds of the sub bottoming out or distorting. I would bet you could feed a 10" idmax with 800 watts all day long for years.
either way, it sounds great and for the price, I am very satisfied.
if you want more budget oriented(idmax's run 400 or so for a 10), they make an IDQ line as mentioned above. Its not as beefy(loud) but is supposed to have better sound quality than the IDMAX, which is geared toward high sound output while still staying clean. never heard an IDQ either though, so no personal experience here. they run quite a bit cheaper, maybe around the 200 mark iirc.
10-09-2008, 11:26 PM
IMO, the IDQ 10 is a good sounding sub. :nod:
The IDMAX 10 is rated to handle 1800 watt peaks, which I know for a fact is true.
Otherwise my 2 IDMAX 10s would have been long gone by now! :D
10-10-2008, 10:13 AM
This one: http://www.imagedynamicsusa.com/manuals/iDMax/iDMax10D4V3.pdf
50 to 1000 RMS
I only know what happened with my 12 and when I questioned it I found others that were smoking the coils with 1000 real watts. I called ID and they said don't run them on high power.
10-10-2008, 12:16 PM
Were you running your 12 sealed, or ported?
Like I said, I guess I'm lucky.
I'v pushed over 1000 watts rms to each of my2 IDMAX 10s many times.:suspiciou
10-10-2008, 01:42 PM
Sealed. I finally gave up on it and moved to FI-Q's. They play great too and can take a beating!
10-10-2008, 03:47 PM
How do you like the Fi-Q compared to the IDMAX?
Did you option for BP power with the Fi-Q?
10-10-2008, 06:14 PM
The RE SE10 is a great all around sub. I have 2 powered by a rockford fosgate punch 500.2. Awesome amp also. I will be upgrading to a hifonics 1208 though so i can get a 600 watts to both subs. I believe the SE10 is $150 shipped off ebay new.
10-10-2008, 08:02 PM
i agree that the RE SE10 is a great sub...but if you're looking for stealth...look at the RE SL10 requires .5 cubes and still 300 RMS
10-10-2008, 11:43 PM
I carry RE Audio's full line of subs now. The SR series subs work well in stealth enclosures also if your needing something with a little less power. They are 300watts RMS so you don't need a bunch of power to push them and still have 18mm of excursion.
The SL is a nice sub but is not necessary for a stealth enclosure as far as depth being an issue. Those are more for something like a truck that needs something to fit under the seat or behind a seat where you have serious depth concerns.
I have used the SE10 in subthump enclosures and my own enclosures with great results.
I have the SE10 for $159.00 shipped and the SR for $149.00 shipped.
I have all the other models as well but haven't had time to get them all up on the site yet.