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Old 03-14-2010, 11:12 AM
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Just wanting to get some advise from some of you that have SPL2K boxes in your trucks. Which one sounds better the one 12 in the ported box or the two 12's in the sealed box. I listen two all kinds of music. My truck is a 2006 FX4 crew cab lariat. I will also be replacing the head unit and door speakers, have decided on either Boston Acoustics in the doors or Pioneer.
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Can't offer you a comparison, since I haven't had one type and then switched to another. What I can tell you is that I have a sealed 12". It sounds great. I listen to rock mostly, but Dr. Dre and Nelly sound pretty good in my truck, too...

I've got a pair of Infinity Kappa 680.9cs up front, stock speakers in the rear, and a slim Pioneer sub powered by a MTX Thunder 502. I can't say that I have a desire to go bigger...
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Single ported 12.

you only have to buy 1 sub and its louder.
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i have the single ported 12 and i gotta say that im pretty impressed by it. It's what SPL2K recommended to me.
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Thanks guys for the input. What size amp will I need to run one 12 inch sub. I think the shallow mount 12 is rated at 1500 watts. I have been looking at some Boston Acoustics SC85's to put in the doors and the back along with a Pioneer AVH-P4200 head unit.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:32 AM
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any amp rated around 500-1000 will work great for the pioneer sub that he recommends with that box. I have mine hooked up with an 800 watt mtx and it sounds great.
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Were can I see pics of this box installed?
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Were can I see pics of this box installed?
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I have the SPL2K box as well. I went with the single ported 12 and LOVE it!! And thats with it not even powered like it needs to be. I just have a Rockford Fosgate P2002 on mine. Talk to Michael (at SPL2K), he recommends a Digital Designs SS1A , that I'm dying to get, just have too many other things the money is going to right now.
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I have the SPL2K box as well. I went with the single ported 12 and LOVE it!! And thats with it not even powered like it needs to be. I just have a Rockford Fosgate P2002 on mine. Talk to Michael (at SPL2K), he recommends a Digital Designs SS1A , that I'm dying to get, just have too many other things the money is going to right now.
IM assuming you have a single 4 ohm sub in there by the amp you are running right now. If that is the case the SS1A would not be a good amp for you. It would barely be putting out anymore power than you have now since it's designed to be ran at 2 ohm and is even 1 ohm stable. You need to find an amp that is designed to be ran at 4 ohm. No on the other hand if you have a 2 ohm sub and you are running it with that amp then you are only putting about 100 watts to it and are barely even powering that amp, and possibly doing damage to it since running a sub way under powered can do damage just like running them way over powered can.
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