My 13 year old RF HE2 10" sub is dying a slow, painful and bad sounding death. It's been a good run and now it's time to up the ante.
I want a 12" this time around. I'll be powering it with my MB Quart 1000D amp. It is 750W @ 2 Ohms and 1000W @ 1 ohm. Was planning on running it 1 ohm (because everyone knows that a larger wattage number = better). Ok so that last part was facetious. Basically I'll do whatever you say as long as you can back it up with good sounding logic. I'll probably build the box for it myself. I'm open to suggestions for that part of the design as well.
I listen to metal but I'm definitely willing to sacrifice some detail for high volume and extended low end response because I also listen to rap. The louder/lower the better for me really. I can make up mid-bass in my doors when I get them redone. Looking forward the plan is for 6.5" subs in the doors and 5.25" Components in the dash in addition to this sub.
So far I'm looking at -
RE Audio SE-Xv2 - Could be persuaded to a SXX but RE doesn't sell me very well on upgrading past the SE-X.
Fosgate T0D212 (I know, inching past my budget. I'm good at that)
PPI PC.12 - Last on the list because I think it's hideous looking. If it sound beastly though I'll get over how it looks.
What do you guys recommend? Any experience with cheap-ish subs that blew you away?