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SPL--SUNDOWN vs KICKER vs HIFONICS


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Poll: SPL--SUNDOWN vs KICKER vs HIFONICS (25 member(s) have cast votes)

Which brand is best for SPL

  1. SUNDOWN AUDIO (20 votes [80.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 80.00%

  2. Kicker (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Hifonics (5 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

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#1 Out There Customs

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:07 PM

So i was asked today about some equiptment to go into a SPL set up into a 1997 eagle talon. he was led to believe one thing while I do not agree. Please vote and say why if you dont mind. I am doing this to simply show what the big car audio world feels and knows to be best.

This is the products at hand
Sundown Audio amps and subs
Kicker L7 subs with Hifonics amps

Thanks everyone!

Jacob Fuller if you see this feel free to chime in ;)
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:32 PM

sundown. why even compare
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:46 PM

Sundown > Kicker > Hifonics

if your on a cheap budget go with hifonics... i picked up 2 2400wrms amps for 640 bucks on ebay bnib and that shits beats hard !!

Edited by 10000wrms, 14 October 2011 - 09:49 PM.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:47 PM

You didn't do a very good job of hiding your particular bias in the post, nor in the poll.

Regardless.....Sundown, Kicker L7's and Hifonics amps have all been used successfully in SPL competition. To ask which is "best" for SPL is a rather meaningless question as it has no answer. One is not better than the other. There is no best amplifier or subwoofer for SPL. There is no best car, no best shoe, no best pen, no best condom. There is no best anything.

The closets one could hope to achieve is to which particular products will be more or less suited to any given specific scenario. Considering you didn't give nearly enough information to make an informed decision to that end, there's no possible way to know.

Though the intent of this thread was quite obviously to "prove" Sundown is "the best", so I guess trying to actually provide suggestions to help some one select a good system design layout based on their needs, constraints and budget is well outside the scope of this thread.
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:47 PM

You left out the most important part. Install.

Threads a fail. :(
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:07 PM

wow.
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:08 PM

and this is why i want to do a SPL build with nothing but 6x9's
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mechman 300amp h/o alt with MLA mod
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big three
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2 Bohlender Graebener Neo3-PDRW tweeters
2 sundown neo pro 8's
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1 sundown NS-1
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streetbeat 150. DB

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:34 PM

Either one would be fine and could potentially put up high spl numbers with the necessary electrical and install.
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:37 PM

and this is why i want to do a SPL build with nothing but 6x9's

:doit:
http://www.parts-exp...tnumber=264-837
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Please read my posts with care. I do not pull punches, but state exactly what is on my mind. My goal is to make you think, make you try harder and to improve yourself AND this forum. This doesn't mean that I don't like you, am being aggressive towards you, or have any other hidden meaning. Instead look at it as me trying to make you better. In no way at all should your butt be hurt by my posts. If so, read it differently. You agreed to taking criticism when you joined, doesn't mean that you have to choose to take it personally. The more effort you put into your threads and posts, the more I will in return. What you get out of it is up to you.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:42 PM


and this is why i want to do a SPL build with nothing but 6x9's

:doit:
http://www.parts-exp...tnumber=264-837

i looked at those but damn 69 each shipped....... steep
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06 lincoln town car
pioneer 80prs
4 deka 9a31
mechman 300amp h/o alt with MLA mod
1 optima red top  under hood
big three
4 run's 0 gauge+
4 1/0 ground.
2 Bohlender Graebener Neo3-PDRW tweeters
2 sundown neo pro 8's
1 sundown sax-100.4
1 sundown NS-1
2 15 inch DSS ethos

http://www.soundsolu...ge__hl__lincoln

152.5 outlaw @ 30 hrtz
streetbeat 150. DB

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#11 Out There Customs

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 11:46 PM

i asked exactly what i was told to ask. dont be mad at me for asking the question i was asked
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 11:54 PM

If you know the answer, you should tell the person that told you to ask, your answer. It's an invalid question without ruling in the install which includes tons of variables.
Box, power, vehicle, electricle and many more.

Uncomplete questions recieve uncomplete answers.

No one seems mad, it's just they can't answer a broad question without more information.

For example, a hifonics sub can beat a sundown sub any day in the SPL lane, just as much as a sundown sub can beat a hifonics sub any day in the SPL lane. It will simply not be known until it has been tested in the install.

Edited by Hzd Skizzy, 14 October 2011 - 11:55 PM.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 01:35 AM

no price included as he has no price range, no power given as he does not care, no exact install given as he is waiting to choose which shop/brand going with. he wants the most durable and best for high spl application. if i build it it will be sundown as i am a dealer and it will be built intense for whatever class we go for as i know alot of tricks in the spl world (not all by any means alot thou). i did a 158.9 earlier this year with a 1 night throw together install (6 hr install from scratch) and did 2 hours testing after that comp and had up to 159.3 but tore it all out when i smoked the cheap solo xs lol
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#14 Duran

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 02:34 AM

I highly doubt he is a serious SPL competitor if he isn't building his own vehicle.
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Posted 15 October 2011 - 03:55 AM

well if you have the money and the skills are lacking in the spl area then you pay someone who knows what they are doing. hence why Car Audio Shops and Fabricators exist
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