| | Sub Recommendations in Rs.5 - 10K Range
Car Make: 2010 Zen Estillo
Genre Preference: Bollywood/Punjabi Pop/English Pop
Artist/Band Preference: Gurdas Mann, Honey Singh and other Punjabi Pop singers, Boy bands of 2000s (Backstreet boys, Boyzone, etc).
Your intended goal: Clarity with clear deep bass. Not boomy or loud bass but natural and balanced.
Existing Equipment: Kenwood U449 Head Unit, Kenwood M846 amplifier having 4 channels, Rockford Fosgate Prime components for front. The amp is capable of providing 60WattsRMS x 2ch + 180Watts RMS x 1ch at 4 Ohms.
Budget: Total 5 - 10K (including subwoofer, enclosure, wiring)
Equipment needed: One 12" subwoofer. I can also consider a 10" sub. I'll also need a grill to protect the sub from damages.
Any other specific requirement: None
As is clear from the above I need a sub-woofer for my Zen Estilo. I've heard RockFord Fosgate's Prime sub (R1) and liked it, so would be happy to have that. I enquired with Mr. Rana from Driven who informed me that RF R1 is not available since long. Instead, he suggested me a Kicker (124) for 9K (including enclosure, wiring).
Since, I'm currently in Bangalore I've enquired with some well known installers here. I've been suggested the following
RF Punch, Focal Auditor Series, Cerwin Vega HED series: Rs. 7-9K (including enclosure, wiring)
RF Prime R1 - Rs. 3840, enclosure extra
RF Prime R1 with enclosure (company made) - Rs. 7500
Hertz ES 300 - 9750, 3.5K for enclosure and 1K for wiring. This particular installer suggested "RF ain't good these days"
Kicker 124 - Rs. 9K
Like already mentioned, out of the subs mentioned above, I've auditioned RF R1 only and that too 4 years back.
So, dear friends what could be a good and affordable sub in my price range? And what could be the break of enclosure and wiring expenses? Rs. 3.5K for a ~9K sub is a bit too much.