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post #1 of 6 Old 05-27-2010, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Sub woofer question

Hopefully someone on here can help with this question.

I am installing a tuffy center console, speakers and stereo in my budys TJ. The console comes with spot for an 8 inch sub woofer.

Should I use an amp for the 8 inch sub woofer?

If so, what size amp?

What is a good brand for a sub and amp?

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I would want nothing less than a 10"- but you have to go with what will work. I personally have always liked JL and Memphis subs and amps- but that's just me.
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I have two JL Audio 8" subs in my jk and they sound great. http://mobile.jlaudio.com/products_s...p?series_id=27

As far as the amp. Yes, the system will definitely sound better w/an Amp. I'd go with whatever the sub is rated at handeling or a bit bigger (in the event he goes with a bigger sub later). The Amp (if it is more power than the sub can handle) can be dialed down, so that it doesn't blow the sub.

As far as the type of amp, that depends on certain circumstances like:
Where is it going to be placed?
Will it possibly be exposed to the elements?
Will it possibly get wet or ruined, because the interior of the jeep got flooded?

My point is.. I'd go with a less expensive Amp, if there was the possibility of it getting ruined.

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I personally have always liked JL and Memphis subs and amps- but that's just me.
I run JL 10's and a alpine amp in my wifes JK and Memphis 10's and a soundlab amp in my Dodge. These work great. Just remember your 8 will probably be ok but they are not for deep base, just a little more thump from factory.

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I have two JL Audio 8" subs in my jk and they sound great. http://mobile.jlaudio.com/products_s...p?series_id=27

As far as the amp. Yes, the system will definitely sound better w/an Amp. I'd go with whatever the sub is rated at handeling or a bit bigger (in the event he goes with a bigger sub later). The Amp (if it is more power than the sub can handle) can be dialed down, so that it doesn't blow the sub.

As far as the type of amp, that depends on certain circumstances like:
Where is it going to be placed?
Will it possibly be exposed to the elements?
Will it possibly get wet or ruined, because the interior of the jeep got flooded?

My point is.. I'd go with a less expensive Amp, if there was the possibility of it getting ruined.
I did see a post on here awhile ago about a JL that fit in the stock infinity closure, was this the sub?

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Wow, thanks for all of the responses.

The Tuffy console where the 8 inch sub would go is metal and not air tight. Would it be a waste to put a sub in there or would it add to the sound quality even though it isn't really a good speaker box?

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