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Ground Pounder On A Budget

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Looking to get loud again! my current car is a 2006 audi a4 sedan trunk opening is ~ 17"x36.5", actual trunk size 18" high, 39" wide, 41" deep, I have a $1500 max budget for subs.. I have past experience with RE audio XXX's looking mostly to get low and loud as possible!

just want to get some opinions, thanks!

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I'm sure that othrers can reply with more exotic or fashionable solutions, but I just put two Infinity 120.9Ws in a sealed box driven by a Pioneer GM-9601 in my son's Civic. They get loud enough to scare other drivers into jamming on their brakes because they think they've hit something, and they sound pretty damn good. The amp was less than $200 from Sonic and the Subs were $140 each. That's way under your budget, maybe get a new HU and some other goodies?

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I'm sure that othrers can reply with more exotic or fashionable solutions, but I just put two Infinity 120.9Ws in a sealed box driven by a Pioneer GM-9601 in my son's Civic. They get loud enough to scare other drivers into jamming on their brakes because they think they've hit something, and they sound pretty damn good. The amp was less than $200 from Sonic and the Subs were $140 each. That's way under your budget, maybe get a new HU and some other goodies?

Lmfao.

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That being said a lot of people's definition of "music" is a clipped 30 hz sine wave with some 80 IQ knuckle head grunting about committing crimes and his genitals.

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if you are from europe yo ushould try the new ground zero radioactve 15 subs..not the spl ones..

got low FS like 24hz i belive and they can take plenty of power


2014 Opel Corsa 1.2 16V

Radio --- Alpine Ute 72BT

Front --- Alpine SPR 60C

Sub Control --- Pac LC1

Sub Amp --- GZPA 1.4K

Sub --- GZNW 15XSPL D1 (building a box soo...)

Battery - GZBP 12.2500X

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I'm sure that othrers can reply with more exotic or fashionable solutions, but I just put two Infinity 120.9Ws in a sealed box driven by a Pioneer GM-9601 in my son's Civic. They get loud enough to scare other drivers into jamming on their brakes because they think they've hit something, and they sound pretty damn good. The amp was less than $200 from Sonic and the Subs were $140 each. That's way under your budget, maybe get a new HU and some other goodies?

Lmfao.

Well alright then! Glad I could shine a little sunshine your way. :good:

Seriously though, neither I, my son, or his friends know ground pounders in the way that some of you do, but by pure dumb luck I built him a system that is loud with low bass for when he wants to be loud, sounds good, was economical, and didn't require any mods to his car beyond a new HU, cabin speakers, heavy power wires to the amps and a Big 3. I'd say I fuckin' nailed it for turning his daily driver into something all the other kids going off to college want. It will make his two hour commutes home on breaks more fun, think maybe it qualifies as a junior ground pounder? I think a lot of people would be satisfied with it, and it didn't cost a year's salary. That's my point, didn't mean to hijack OP's thread.

Oh, btw....his system is tuned with the DD-1 I bought, so I'd say it's conservatively tuned. Just where I want it to maximize longevity.

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The part that made me laugh was the it's so loud it scares other drivers and makes them think they hit something.

It may certainly sound good and be loud to you because loud is a relative term but I seriously doubt that it scares other drivers on the road.

And yes I'm sure plenty of others would be satisfied with it as well as not all of us want crazy loud setups.

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That being said a lot of people's definition of "music" is a clipped 30 hz sine wave with some 80 IQ knuckle head grunting about committing crimes and his genitals.

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just because its loud to you doesnt make it a ground pounder. I would consider my truck a ground pounder seeing how is does over 150db down to 22hz and over 155db down to 31hz. Not trying to be a dick but 2 infinity 12"s on a pioneer amp is a no where near being on that level, building a legit ground pounder is fucking expensive

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Used to have a loud truck

2009 Corvette Z06, H/C/I, 150 shot, g force tune, 730rwhp/690rwtq

2013 F-150 limited, MPT Tune, leveled on 35"s

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I love me some infinities but if I wanted to get loud there are other subs that do it better

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2010 Mazda 3s 2.5L

Pioneer DEH-X9600BHS

Knu OFC 1/0 

SS Platinum AGM / XS Power XP750

Alpine PDX F-4 / Morel Maximo 5 + Coax 5

IA 10.1 / SSA XCON 12 

 

 

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Uhhh....some of you are missing the point I tried to make, especially you, bighoss. Guess that means I didn't explain it very well. The system I put together for my son's car was specifically not expensive, it was a little over $2k including everything and I didn't need extra batteries or a bigger alternator. My kid is just going to get in and twist the knob(if it had a knob), and I wanted something that is a quantum leap up from the stock system that would also be relaible with no special care and feeding. So far, it looks like I achieved that. Based on what I've seen in this forum I'm guessing that the OP isn't going to be building a ground pounder either. Not for 1500 bucks.

Hey Broke, I didn't mean to imply that cars were going off the road, only that we could be riding down the street in traffic, the bass hits, and cars next to us brake in the middle of the block. Happened twice. Maybe they thought something fell off the Vic or the Vic was going to explode? lol! Maybe it's relevent that I'm in Central New York and people don't see stuff that's wild by comparison.

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Uhhh....some of you are missing the point I tried to make, especially you, bighoss. Guess that means I didn't explain it very well. The system I put together for my son's car was specifically not expensive, it was a little over $2k including everything and I didn't need extra batteries or a bigger alternator. My kid is just going to get in and twist the knob(if it had a knob), and I wanted something that is a quantum leap up from the stock system that would also be relaible with no special care and feeding. So far, it looks like I achieved that. Based on what I've seen in this forum I'm guessing that the OP isn't going to be building a ground pounder either. Not for 1500 bucks.

Hey Broke, I didn't mean to imply that cars were going off the road, only that we could be riding down the street in traffic, the bass hits, and cars next to us brake in the middle of the block. Happened twice. Maybe they thought something fell off the Vic or the Vic was going to explode? lol! Maybe it's relevent that I'm in Central New York and people don't see stuff that's wild by comparison.

im talking $1500 for amp and subs, my first system was infinity reference subs on a kenwood 1800 watt amp they do sound good! but its amazing how some extra power, a big ported box and some low bass changes your outlook on car audio... lol

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