slimline subwoofers

Submitted: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 14:22
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Anyone tried out the new slimline series subwoofers. I'm looking at a pioneer. I'm basically wanting to know how they compare to a normal sized subwoofer. Was thinking either 8-10" and slimline means less space taken up in the back of the 4by for more camping type stuff to fit into.
I don't listen to doof doof or have it up so loud I can't hear anything else, but I do appreciate having the lower frequencies audible especially on those long highway drives before hitting the outback.

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Reply By: mike w (WA) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 14:36

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 14:36

I havent used the pioneer slimlines, but have previously used ?TMX or JBL (cant quite remember). No difference in sound that I could tell, although I have been told in the past that they dont go as low on the decibel scale as some of the more conventional sizes. the main put off for the slimline subs, is IMO the price. However dont scrimp on the box size, as even though they are slimline, they will still need a suitable resonating space to suit. You may find that the box needs to be a little wider to accomodate and generate the same depth of sound. General rule of thumb- if your going 8", you will need two, 10" one shall suffice, 12"s even better, especially to fill the large void that is a 4wd

good luck with your pursuit of bass
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Follow Up By: ChrisGU - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 09:47

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 09:47
With the box was going to get the pioneer packaged sub/box so it should be all good there. Think you're right though, will look at the 10 or 12". Might go to strathfield and get them to plug both in for me so I can hear the difference.
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Reply By: tukka - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 16:28

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 16:28
Also looking at the Pioneer slim lines, from what i have heard they are pretty good, but if your after the lower frequencies i would probably go the larger size, 10'' or maybe evn 12'' if space permits. Have a look on Youtube, the Pioneer 12''s seem to be no different to other types of subs with similar power ratings. They are at the top of the Slim Line scale thats for sure. I will be going the 12'', just so i can get the deeper bass without having the volume too loud. Worth about $250 with postage on Ebay for 12'' and about $220 for 10''. I also seen them on Ryda's online store a while ago, not sure of the price though. They even have Kenwood ones on there, not sure how they go though.
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Follow Up By: ChrisGU - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 09:53

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 09:53
The package for 8" is $279 (sub and box) from store in Adelaide. Might see if I can better that price and as you said go the 12" for better bass at lower volumes. Amp that's powering it will also probably be better suited to the larger sub and lower and over power damage.

The pioneer one in box looks like this:

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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 17:44

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 17:44
I have a 8 inch JBL and I am very happy with it.
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Reply By: ChrisGU - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 09:50

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 09:50
Thanks all for y our replies. Think i'll go to an audio shop in Adelaide and plug in a normal pioneer 12" in box and compare to the slimline 12". The 12" box the pioneer comes in as long as it's slim enough width isn't really an issue. It needs to fit between some camping boxes we use and the cargo barrier.

Perhaps after I compare the 2 will post a new thread letting people know my findings.
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