Calling the Audiophiles!

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by no0b123, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. no0b123

    no0b123 Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    I need your help. I have the MTX ThunderX 300XD amp in my truck with generic subs. I wish to upgrade those two 10" subs with newer hard hitting ones. I can't decide between these three subs that will work best with my amplifier:

    2 Kicker 05C104 =$90
    2 JL Audio 10W1v2-4 =$160
    2 MTX Audio US-XT-1004 =$100

    And also, should the wiring between the sub woofers and amplifier be good ones, or can I keep the 6 yr. old stuff, as long as it works? All other wiring is upgraded. The new subs will be enclosed in 6 yr. old wooden boxes and replace the old subs I have now. Here's a current picture of my set-up:
  2. finalday7

    finalday7 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I'd say go with the JL's. I've heard nothing but good things about them. If your current wires still work great, go ahead and keep them. But wiring is so cheap I'd switch it out for new.
  3. Pete95Sierra

    Pete95Sierra Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    definatly go for the JL's if your willing to spend the extra money they will be worth it
  4. no0b123

    no0b123 Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    Perhaps I should get the JL's, after all I do have all JL speakers and there pretty good! I was debating between JL Audio and Kicker subs now. My friend has Kicker, and it was good but I'm curious to see how JL subs are. Problem is I can't afford the JL for another month, but I could buy the Kickers now..... hmmmm decisions, decisions...... :neutral:
  5. finalday7

    finalday7 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    unless your even considering the Kicker L5's or L7's, I'd go with the JL's.
  6. goleee33

    goleee33 Member

    Definately go JL I have one 10w1v2 in my Colorado and it hits pretty decent. I'm running 225 watts to it and its holding up fine.

    Also another factor is to make sure you get some good wiring because sometimes bad wires can cause distortion and what are the box specs? That also plays a huge factor in the SQ.
  7. DirtDog

    DirtDog Rockstar 100 Posts


    The MTX subs will give you the best bang for your buck (literally) But the JL's will sound a bit better, but also cost you a bit more. I have a lot of experience with MTX subs and they sound great. If it was me, I'd go with the JL subs though so they will match the JL speakers you already have. You DEFINITELY need to replace the wire. Good wire makes all the difference. :great: Good luck. Let us know how it turns out and post up some pics!


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