First of all, I know absolutely nothing about speaker systems or car audio. I have zero knowledge on what makes an amazing sub set up amazing. With that said, I am looking to furnish my Saab 9-3 Aero with a fresh set of subwoofers. They will replacing the stock subs. Price isn't much of an issue, but I certainly don't want anything crazy expensive. What are y'all's suggestions? What equipment do I need to run the subs, who is good for a professional instillation, and what subs fit me well? I want the bass to be clean and punchy and of course with a deep frequency extension; I want to feel them haha. I usually play music along the lines of Justice, Glitch Mob, PANTyRAID, etc.
In the search of subwoofers...(for my car)
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Subwoofers are sometimes installed in an automobile trunk and it sounds pretty lame to hear that rattling noise. Nothing in a car body is solid enough to support good audio so a sub needs to be installed in an enclosure.
I have a 10" Rockford Fosgate installed in the backseat of a 2006 Honda Civic Sedan. The front passenger is treated with the vibrations because the box fits tightly between front and back. The enclosure is easily constructed from shelving found at Home Depot. A Jansen JPA260 provides 180W in bridged mode so only only one woofer is needed.
I also replaced all the Honda's crappy plastic speakers and am very pleased with the result.