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Bootsie 03-13-2013 08:39 PM

Bad day, blown sub...
 
So I just had my infinity basslink t installed in my new legacy about 1.5 months ago, and now it is blown. I am not sure why because I know I have pushed it harder in my old car, but yeah anyway I need to replace it.

I am running stock everything but just added the basslink for some extra bass.

I would like to replace it as frugally as possible since money is a little tight right now... I am not looking for any huge bass, I just like to be able to enhance the lows and feel it a little, but nothing crazy... I could replace it with another basslink at about $170 but I am afraid I would be a little disappointed with it. I do not want to take up much trunk space.

So I am looking for suggestions about what you guys think would be best... Maybe a single 12? I believe my amp kit is 8 gauge so I don't want to have to rerun that because it would be a huge hassle and I don't want to pay for it again.

Ideas? Suggestions? Anyone selling something?

Thanks!

Sicotic 03-13-2013 09:23 PM

I had a single 12 pioneer for 69 bucks. Pretty good bass. Now I have 2 12" duals and I'm impressed with them! They were free tho!

sigmafour 03-13-2013 10:05 PM

I am assuming it's the amp in the basslink that's blown... not the speaker? It's a 10" 200 or 250w model? Unfortunately I've heard a lot of tales of those units having issues/failing. In your budget...

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_777B8PT...PT.html?tp=114

this one has been very reliable, I have run two for nearly 2 years - on every day, lots of abuse - it's only an 8" though but hits hard - best inside the cabin, might get lost in a sedan trunk...

Bootsie 03-13-2013 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by sigmafour (Post 4339301)
I am assuming it's the amp in the basslink that's blown... not the speaker? It's a 10" 200 or 250w model? Unfortunately I've heard a lot of tales of those units having issues/failing. In your budget...

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_777B8PT...PT.html?tp=114

this one has been very reliable, I have run two for nearly 2 years - on every day, lots of abuse - it's only an 8" though but hits hard - best inside the cabin, might get lost in a sedan trunk...

Thanks! That is a good option, but yeah I'm a little afraid it would get lost in the trunk...

No it is the speaker, mine is the basslink T which has one 10" sub and 2 passive receivers... It has been pretty good, I ran it in my civic for 5 1/2+ years so I guess I can't complain...

I wonder if I should try to find something for under the seat?

Anyone have opinions about this?

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_2061PCV...er-reviews-tab

It is more than I want to spend, but seems like it would be much more powerful and therefore I wouldn't risk blowing it by feeling like I have to turn it up...

Sicotic 03-13-2013 10:42 PM

I have a brand new in package a kicker comp 10". Ill sell,for 50 plus shipping

Bootsie 03-13-2013 10:48 PM

Although I don't know if ported is the best way to go, I've only ever used sealed...

How about this?...

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_575P300...12.html?tp=114

(I can get it for $190 on Amazon)

sigmafour 03-14-2013 07:19 AM

ported is fine in a sedan - they are much louder and any perceived 'port noise' will be lost in the trunk... you'll just feel the thump. I recently switched from a dual 12" JL Wedge sealed to a Type R 10" ported in the trunk - mind you it was 4ohm load to 2ohm load and so my amp was able to deliver more watts - but the sound is so much better. The only thing you do need to do is create a vent to the cabin or the trunk just shakes... open the hatch in the middle of the seats is one way... for me not an option anymore because that's where all my amps are. Plus I have two of those Sound Ordnance subs under each front seat too.

paintpollz 03-14-2013 10:24 AM

I lol'd when I read this. bad day, blown sub. Most of these "Bad day" threads are titled, "Bad day, blown motor......."

Bootsie 03-14-2013 12:30 PM

Thanks everyone, I am getting it looked at today to make sure it is blown like I think, and it is the sub that is blown but because it is an all in one system I don't think I can just replace the sub....

I am currently trying to decide between another all in one self powered unit, or a kit with sub, amp, and box...

The basslink was good in my civic but obviously I had to turn it up too much in the legacy to get the sound I wanted so that is why I am thinking of going with a 12 this time...

The basslink was installed by the hi-fi shop in Riverdale about 1.5 months ago for $170, so I would like to make use of that installed and just hook the new stuff up to that since I can't afford to pay for another install...

I am also thinking I will probably stick with ported for space and sound reasons, but I am open to suggestions on that as well...

The problem is I know enough about this stuff to kinds figure it out, but I don't know the tech stuff at all, so that makes it a little difficult. I am just trying to take everyone's opinions and figure out what will work best for me and my budget.

Thanks for your help!!

jesusv 03-14-2013 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by sigmafour (Post 4339670)
ported is fine in a sedan - they are much louder and any perceived 'port noise' will be lost in the trunk... you'll just feel the thump. I recently switched from a dual 12" JL Wedge sealed to a Type R 10" ported in the trunk - mind you it was 4ohm load to 2ohm load and so my amp was able to deliver more watts - but the sound is so much better. The only thing you do need to do is create a vent to the cabin or the trunk just shakes... open the hatch in the middle of the seats is one way... for me not an option anymore because that's where all my amps are. Plus I have two of those Sound Ordnance subs under each front seat too.

Hey Simafour, do the Sound Ordnance fit perfectly under the legacy seat, in other words are they hidden or do they stick out? I had one of these in my 09 Forester and it fit like a glove, loved the bass output.

coppertone 03-14-2013 05:55 PM

Hello Bootsie, can you help me out a little more on your wants and budget please? Knowing the parameters in which you want to operate will allow me to suggest exactly what you will need. I agree about using what had been previously run as why pay twice for one service. Now from my understanding so far you have an 8gauge amp kit currently installed. How were you regulating the bass that emanated rom your subwoofer? Where was his placed and how much room are you willing to lose? These are just some basic questions that will help me and you in the long run. :)

Dbl_D718 03-14-2013 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Bootsie (Post 4340374)
I am also thinking I will probably stick with ported for space and sound reasons, but I am open to suggestions on that as well...

I'll just throw out that ported enclosures are typically larger than sealed, so if you're looking to save space, you might be better off with a sealed enclosure.

Bootsie 03-14-2013 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Dbl_D718 (Post 4341149)
I'll just throw out that ported enclosures are typically larger than sealed, so if you're looking to save space, you might be better off with a sealed enclosure.

Sorry I totally meant sealed, I don't know why I said ported... So much back and forth and tons of info haha

I'm thinking ill stick with sealed...

Bootsie 03-14-2013 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by coppertone (Post 4341112)
Hello Bootsie, can you help me out a little more on your wants and budget please? Knowing the parameters in which you want to operate will allow me to suggest exactly what you will need. I agree about using what had been previously run as why pay twice for one service. Now from my understanding so far you have an 8gauge amp kit currently installed. How were you regulating the bass that emanated rom your subwoofer? Where was his placed and how much room are you willing to lose? These are just some basic questions that will help me and you in the long run. :)

Wants= as much bass as I can get for my budget of around $200ish... And yes I would like to use what has already been run, under the seats would be nice but would require a lot more money to install...

Yes 8gauge currently, they hooked it up to the rear speakers so I had to fade to the rear to turn up the sub which sounds terrible because you lose everything from the fronts... So I turned up the gain with sounded good, but probably blew the sub...

It was placed in the trunk, and I would like to keep the space loss to a minimum and still be able to fold down the seats and use as a pass through for snowboards and such...

Thanks everyone for the help!

sigmafour 03-15-2013 06:29 AM

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Originally Posted by jesusv (Post 4340552)
Hey Simafour, do the Sound Ordnance fit perfectly under the legacy seat, in other words are they hidden or do they stick out? I had one of these in my 09 Forester and it fit like a glove, loved the bass output.

Actually no they don't - they stick out. But they are so bullet proof I have a black towel over them and any rear passengers just put their feet on them - not ideal but I hardly ever have passengers back there. No problems with the subs like this either.


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