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Old 17th November 2007, 04:15 PM   #1
skooter is offline skooter  United States
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Default Looking for input on these subs

anyone here use any of these subs? what do you know about them?

Alpine 10" type E
Kenwood 10" KFC
Sony Xplod 10" P5
Dayton 10" QT255-4
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Old 17th November 2007, 05:22 PM   #2
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which one on the kenwood? I have had KFC-W3003 and KFC-W3005 and i loved them great speakers for the price
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Old 17th November 2007, 10:24 PM   #3
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my personal opinion stay far far away from the sony x-plode. I had a 10 inch p5 and it was quite possibly the worst sounding sub i ever had.I took it back to the store the day after i bought it.Alpine type e's do pretty good for the price but do not seem to play that real low bass very well. Not sure what to say about the kenwood as you didn't post a model number.I know i had a lower end kenwood 10 and it sounded pretty good but couldn't do it loud enough for me.I've never had a Dayton quatro 10 but i did have an 8 and it was easily the most impressive 8 i ever had.It got decently loud in my pickup truck and it sounded good doing it.I would say the quatro 10 would be a good bet.Also parts express has a 45 day money back satisfaction guarantee.So if you buy the dayton and you don't like it you have plenty of time to return it
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Old 18th November 2007, 02:36 AM   #4
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I recently purchased a pair of JL Audio 12" subs about 2 weeks ago and replaced my old 12" Rockford Punch P1's and after they have broken in now, they are the hardest and clearest subs I have owned!! I love them!! I use to have 3 old school 10" Kicker subs (The ones that were all black with the red and white colored logo in the middle) in a old car of mine quite a few years ago and these blow those Kickers out of the water!! I know that I have 12's and not 10's but I would recommend JL Audio or Kickers IMO but it's all about personal preference and budget
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Old 18th November 2007, 07:16 PM   #5
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I have a P5 I got cheap for a backup sub. Yes it sounds nasty in the recommended 1.15cf sealed box. Maybe great for SPL as it gets loud, but for SQ not so good. Also run some infinity, 1242 I think, they are better but run them IB. In a box they were not much better than the sony, but 1.25 was too small a box for it Infinity recommends larger so can't really say. Have a MTX 4500 10" and it sounds much better than the P5 in a .85cf MTX sealed box it calls for. It lacks a little of the bottom being smaller, but has a nicer response. I tend to not like small sealed anyway; miss the 30Hz but any sub is better than no sub.
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Old 19th November 2007, 06:26 PM   #6
judtoff is offline judtoff  Canada
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Default Re: Looking for input on these subs

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Originally posted by skooter
anyone here use any of these subs? what do you know about them?

Alpine 10" type E
Kenwood 10" KFC
Sony Xplod 10" P5
Dayton 10" QT255-4
Alpine 10" type E -Garbage
Kenwood 10" KFC -Garbage
Sony Xplod 10" P5 -Garbage

I have not used the dayton so I can't comment on that. But the other subs are horrible. They have a high qts and low powerhandling. The T/S params for most of them are missing.
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Old 19th November 2007, 06:32 PM   #7
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anyone here use any of these subs? what do you know about them?

Alpine 10" type E
Kenwood 10" KFC
Sony Xplod 10" P5
Dayton 10" QT255-4
If you had to use these, I would go for the kenwood or the sony. The type e's don't seem to like low bass. The sony actually handles a lot of power considering how low it costs. I don't have any experience with the daytons either. I've seen them in parts express or mcm or somewhere, just leary of trying them until I hear more good reviews. They do seem to have good specs
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Old 19th November 2007, 06:36 PM   #8
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Alpine 10" type E -Garbage
Kenwood 10" KFC -Garbage
Sony Xplod 10" P5 -Garbage

I have not used the dayton so I can't comment on that. But the other subs are horrible. They have a high qts and low powerhandling. The T/S params for most of them are missing.
What are you talking about? 300watts rms is very good for a low priced 10". Here are the sony parameters, if you can't design a box with these you must be new.

sony 10" p5 subs:


10" Capless Polypropylene Cone
1200W Peak Power
300W RMS
4-Ohm Voice Coil
Gold-plated Binding Posts
1-piece Capless cone design offers extreme stiffnes & rigidity
Sealed Enclosure Vol. (Net Cu. ft.): 0.93
Sealed Enclosure Vol. (Net Lit.): 26.6
Speaker Size (cm): 25
Speaker Size (inch): 10
Impedance (ohms): 4
Gold plated binding posts
Sensitivity (dB/W/m): 88
Frequency Response (Hz): 18 - 2,500
Mass (kg): 4
Mass (lb/oz): 8/13
d (mm): 217
d (inch): 8.5
Rdc (ohms): 3.3
Fs (Hz): 26.6
Qts: 0.41
Qes: 0.43
Qms: 8.40
Vas (Lit.): 52.5
Vas (Cu. ft.): 1.85
Mms (g): 132.3
Lvc (mH): 1.1
Xmax (mm): 6.2
Xmax (inch): 0.2
BL (Tm): 12.7

dayton 10"

QT255-4 10" Quatro Specifications
Power Handling: 200 watts RMS/400 watts max
VCdia: 2"
Le: 2.0 mH
Znom: 4 ohms
Re: 3.40 ohms
Frequency range: 30-200 Hz
Magnet weight: 44 oz.
Fs: 30 Hz
SPL: 92.3 dB 2.83V/1m
Vas: 1.84 cu. ft.
Qms: 8.0
Qes: .31
Qts: .30
Xmax: 8 mm
Dimensions:
Overall Diameter: 10"
Cutout Diameter: 9"
Mounting Depth: 4-3/4"
QT305
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Old 19th November 2007, 09:11 PM   #9
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I have seen P5 on sale cheap. Also I would look at the MTX 4500 or so, the one I have works nice.

What are you looking for? More SQ or SPL? What amp?
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Old 19th November 2007, 09:28 PM   #10
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I've been told the dayton is great for SQ and handles fair amount of power, they are good subs for the $$. Sometimes are on sale at partsexpress. If I were to get new I would also look at Mach5, they look like a nice deal to me...no flash and all the performance + low price.
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