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View Poll Results: Bazooka Tube a good idea for me?
Yes, go for it 2 20.00%
Yes, but get another brand 1 10.00%
No, they suck 2 20.00%
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Old 11-28-2001, 22:30   #1 (permalink)
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Bazooka Tubes

Last week Circuit City had a big sale on Bazooka tubes (8AHL? 30watts, 8" woofer) for $80. I looked online and found specs for the 8AHL- HP which is 100watts, 8" woofer, and a remote bass controller for $200. Needless to say when I got to CC, I was pissed because of my raised expectations. That little tube wasn't at all loud and I knew it wouldn't be what I wanted. So, for those of you that have a better model, how do you like them? Is it worth the money?
I don't want everyone to hear my bass, but I'd like to feel it in the front seat, I don't want to spend a ton of money, and I don't want my set-up to take up a lot of space and be heavy. Is the tube what I should go with? Thanks for the info!
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Old 11-30-2001, 10:48   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe you wanna try something different. I have a JL Audio 10' in a rather small box. It's not the loudest thing you're going to hear, but it's enough to get noticed. I am more into the clarity of the music so I usually keep the bass kind of low.
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Old 12-07-2001, 10:47   #3 (permalink)
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Glance91LX (TxPOC on FF moderator) has a bass tube...Sounds good, but you can't 'feel' the bass. IMO. Glance could prolly tell you different, but he won't be online till he gets another ISP.

I have 2 PPI 10s... ...and they work great. Bought them from a friend for $100.
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Old 12-07-2001, 22:58   #4 (permalink)
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Not a huge fan of Tubes really. I have heard some good ones and alot of horrible ones. For your purposes a nice Quality 10inch woofer in the appropriate enclosure for the sub and interior of your vehicle will do you much better. Boston Pro series 10 or Infinity Kappa Perfect 10 are good clean subs worth looking into. But you will be spending more than 80 dollars.

as for the tubes that are supposed to be the best - SAS Bazooka with the amplifier built-in. Just needs the proper wiring and it should be ready to go. But they usually cost a bit of money also.
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Old 12-08-2001, 23:05   #5 (permalink)
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I'd give you the thumbs up on the higher model. I'm going to be getting the 10" for my wife's car. I think the best features about them are:

1) Space savings
2) Easily removable
3) Sound reasonably good

The sound is enough to add some kick to your music.. it's not going to vibrate the neighborhood which is good if you're sensitive to your neighbors' wishes.

And for a point of reference, I am by no means a tube junkie - my last 4 installs have all been custom, home-made boxes built to spec for some rather large & powerful speaker systems - that kinda stuff is the answer to what I want though, not the answer to what you want.

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Old 12-15-2001, 09:19   #6 (permalink)
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I don't have a bazooka tube model bass tube but what I do have kicks booty. Basicly what it is is a box but just in a round tubey forum. It has a 8inch punch XLC speaker hooked up to a 200watt amp. It's deffently loud enough for in car sounds and will shake your body with no problem. If you're looking for something to annoy everyone around you you'll have to go with something bigger than a singel 8. Hope everything works out!

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Old 12-15-2001, 12:31   #7 (permalink)
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Glance, I've been running something similar - only mine's a 15" Cerwin Vega in a homemade tube enclosure - with the box built to spec volume, the one speaker on a cheeseball (Jensen) amp @ 250 (bridged) watts is good for 124Db. I like the ease of moving the speaker in & out of the car in this enclosure, but it's bigger than it would need to be with newer speakers because my old paper cone DJ CV 15's require 3.5cft mounting volume, twice what most speakers need these days.
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Old 12-17-2001, 07:47   #8 (permalink)
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I don't have a bazooka tube model bass tube but what I do have kicks booty. Basicly what it is is a box but just in a round tubey forum. It has a 8inch punch XLC speaker hooked up to a 200watt amp. It's deffently loud enough for in car sounds and will shake your body with no problem. If you're looking for something to annoy everyone around you you'll have to go with something bigger than a singel 8. Hope everything works out!

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So I'm annoying everyone outside of my car? You know my system sounds hella good.
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Old 12-17-2001, 14:12   #9 (permalink)
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bazooka tubes.. :tdown: at least get some of those mtx subs circuit city has.. there not too bad..
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Old 12-17-2001, 16:29   #10 (permalink)
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If you want a tube, just buy a empty ported tube, maybe at least 10" for a nice kick and get a kicker, MTX, or JL packed in there. :tup:
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