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Hello All,

While I'm waiting to receive my Pioneer AVH3100 (yup, finally decided to give up on the factory HU), I'm trying to decide on a subwoofer system. Both systems are wedge boxes that I will position behind the longer rear seat and secure as sea-scooby suggested. (Thanks for that btw). Here's what I'm looking at:

1.) Kicker 07TCVT104 - 10" subwoofer in a sealed enclosure
2.) JL Audio CP108TG-W1v2 - 8" subwoofer in a ported enclosure

The above will be powered by a Profile amplifier capable of delivering 200W RMS into a 4 ohm load, or 400W peak. My experience is with JL audio, and I previously had one of their 8" subs mounted in a sealed box (different vehicle). I think they make a pretty good product, and I feel my amp is a better match for 8", but I'm also willing to try the Kicker. So... tell me what you think. Thanks in advance.
 

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Plain and simple a 10" sub has more cone area, thus can move more air. That is the key component with a sub, moving a lot of air.
 

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you'll be better off with a 10" in almost every situation. As stated above the 8" just doesn't move that much air. Kicker does make some good speakers so you wouldn't be disappointed.
 

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True, 10" moves more air and would create deeper rumbling bass, but the JL will be better in terms of sound quality. It all depends on the sound you are looking for and the type of music (or other things) you listen to most often.
 
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