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Rea the RE12 any good? That seems incredible 2 12s for less than $100. Anybody heard these in person what subs do they compare to
 

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I'm looking at the RE12 to replace my crapiobahn. I'd put 420RMS 1000 max to it if they are DVC. If single it'd be 300 RMS 600 MAX. Would that be alright?
Damn i just read they are 175 RMS 250MAX.... I don't think they would last long:(

But it's a profile amp so I might not be putting out as much as it says. Or could I wire to 8 ohm and be safe?
 

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RE subs are very nice subs and will outlast and outperform all of the Circuit City, Best Buy, Frys Electronics, etc...subs out there. They dont take too much power to get the performance out of them, but dont let that be your deciding factor. Again, they are damn worth every penny, and then some. BTW that Profile amp doesnt put out its rated power, maybe 65-70% of that tops and only at 14.4V, so at 12V, your looking at 55% tops out of it.

If your "fence post sitting" on these subs, I say get them for these ridiculous prices and test them for yourself. I am getting a pair of 8s to screw around with for my hunting Jeep.
 

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Well I'm going to get a 12 then... If you think it can take it... And if not.. No biggy So I'm out 47 bucks..
 

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Damn! This thing is gonna end before my financial aid for school comes in! Ok, I might have to pull something out of my ass... Guys, I was gonna run an IDQ 12 with around 300 watts (2 ohm), but if these RE subs are a better buy, lemme know please so I can beg borrow or steal the ta-ching.
 

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captain_shrapnel said:
Damn! This thing is gonna end before my financial aid for school comes in! Ok, I might have to pull something out of my ass... Guys, I was gonna run an IDQ 12 with around 300 watts (2 ohm), but if these RE subs are a better buy, lemme know please so I can beg borrow or steal the ta-ching.
Well an IDQ sub will outperform the RE sub any day of the week, but for the $$ these subs (RE) are def worth a try. You can always upgrade later
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Okay for you guys who know better than I do about RE products, i'm interested in buying their Component Set and (1) RE8. My question to you guys is, how good is their component set AND would their RE8 hit harder than the stock 8 inch sub in a Ford Expedition?
 

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Okay for you guys who know better than I do about RE products, i'm interested in buying their Component Set and (1) RE8. My question to you guys is, how good is their component set AND would their RE8 hit harder than the stock 8 inch sub in a Ford Expedition?

Answer #1: The comp set is a decent setup for the $$. It will give you good quality.

Answer #2: For sure the RE sub will pound the stock crap....

You guys dont need to be a member of that forum, just call the RE phone number and order away!
 

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I just hope it fits in the 1 cb. ft. box I got (sealed)... That's what they recomend I think.
 

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I just hope it fits in the 1 cb. ft. box I got (sealed)... That's what they recomend I think.
If the depth is a problem for you, you could build a spacer ring or actually a second baffle to fit over your existing one to extend the depth of the box.
 

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I think I got a good 7 in's of depth.
 

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Okay I already have a box that is 2 cuft without placement and plan on using that for the 2 re12. If I get a 500 watt amp will that be good or what size amp to me less power handling means less money on the amp. Ive been looking for a budget setup in my truck and I think I found one. What amp should I get a hifonics?
 

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Well the RE12s are 175 RMS and 250 watts max. So I'd base it off of that.
 

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Okay I already have a box that is 2 cuft without placement and plan on using that for the 2 re12. If I get a 500 watt amp will that be good or what size amp to me less power handling means less money on the amp. Ive been looking for a budget setup in my truck and I think I found one. What amp should I get a hifonics?
Those subs only come in 4ohm configuration, so that only leaves you the option of running them at 1 ohm final load or 4 ohm final load. You have two options when it comes to amps....either a monoblock amp that is stable to 1 ohm loads, a monoblock that will run around 400 watts at 4 ohms, or a 2 channel amp that is bridgeable at 4 ohms....the cheapest would prolly be the monoblock, but the 2 channel amp is nice because it has more than one use, so if you ever want to change your system around, your 2 channel amp could be used to run a set of comps instead, but budget wise, the monoblock will be cheaper to buy. Here are your wiring options with those subs:



And here are some amp recommendations (Hifonics):
MONOBLOCKS
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=14111
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=13988

2 Channel Bridgeable
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=13113


Also check on www.thezeb.com for Autotek amps, they are having a great deal on amps at the moment:
http://www.thezeb.com/p-Autotek-SX-2200-2-Channel-Amplifier-100639.htm
The SS series is their entry line, and the SX is mid level and the MX top line...
 

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Okay thanks. I m not quite sure wich one to get. When looking at the retail sale price the mono seems like youre getting a better deal but like you said the two channel can be used for different purposes
 

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AAAHHHH...This is an awesome deal. I was going to get Stromung exhaust instead of subs but now i shall rethink that.
 

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HighRollerII said:
The XXX6.5 $179 (pair)

is that the components?
yes it is. I just ordered to RE12on Friday. On Monday Im ordering the amp probally the mono for 149.99. How do you guys think this will sound it will go into my suv. Im putting the amp in on of the back cargo areas that way when I need the whole back all I do is take out the box.
 
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