Originally Posted by fastJ
Sonicelectronix.com is the place for you to get your stuff and
sub and amp I suggest
1 alpine type R 12 or the new type x 12
Amp will be a hifonics 1500 RMS at 1 ohm or at 2 ohms will be 1000 RMS
The wiring kit I suggest is a kicker 4 gauge wiring kit comes with everything you need. The power is wire very flexible that's why I like it. With this set up your golden more than enough and you can find a box for it on there for like 50 shipped
Don't get me wrong I'm a alpine fanboy and I've had 3 type R's back in the day when I was young and dumb and unless your having it professionally tuned using a SMD DD-1 or a O-scope it's not a starter sub. If there is ANY distortion or voice in the signal your feeding it it will eat its own voice coil. As for hifonics I've only ever gotten to see it and work on it paired with Orion HCCA subs (must be a package deal on some website) and they seem solid. But for a starter amp sub for the price and how it stands up to abuse I like kicker. Kenwood isn't bad, but they suck at advertising. They lead with peak not RMS and it leads to a lot of disappointment with customers. Honestly on a budget MTX makes the most amazing el cheep-o amp sub combo it is the best example of perfect speaker paired with the correctly tuned box, and the perfect amp. The build quality isn't amazing but the sound is.
EDIT: also sonicelectronix has some of the best prices I've seen on current model stuff, but eBay stores for new inbox versions of last years stuff rocks.