Originally Posted by corvettecrazy
sub and amp can be bought for 300.
box could be made for less than 50. IDK how much it would cost to buy, I have never bought one.
HU you can spent anywhere from 150-... a decent one can be gotten for 200.
Personally I would leave 150-200 for wires and other ascessores needed for doing an install.
So at this point with a 1200 budget you have 400-the box= what you have to spend on speakers.
it is all what you want to do.
CC speaks the truth. However $300 is a little skimpy for a sub amp combo for what you are trying to accomplish. If you want in the 750-800RMS single sub range and you want SQ you are looking at 600 bucks or so, I run about 1000RPMS and got my single sub and amp for a little over 6 bills, however I was using off brand speciality. But I intended for a SQL or SQ type install.
If you dont care what the sub sounds like then you can go with just about anything.
I am a big fan of pioneer or alpine, I have owned 2 pioneer HUs and both have been bulletproof.
A custom box will cost you $100-$300 depending on the shop and if you are going ported, then the costs will go up if you want it tuned correctly.
As far as comps go I would stick with an entry level $150 or so set of components and a small amp and remove the rear fill, but if you like rear fill you can put some 6x9s or some decent coaxes in the back if thats your thing.