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If your gonna go with something that small, I would try and get something that would fit under the passenger seat.
 

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I would not do it. You have no T/S parameters for the sub and not even a tuning frequency or enclosure volume for the enclosure. Besides that, the frequency response spec they list is 46-150 Hz. Not that good at all for a subwoofer. It is inexpensive, but that is about the only thing it has going for it.

You'd be better off spending a little more money and piecing something together. Even if it is a non-powered loaded enclosure with separate inexpensive mono amp.

For instance, this http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_36441_Boston-Acoustics-G110PS.html in combination with even this little amp http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_68562_Cerwin-Vega-HED3500.1D.html with the free amp kit should blow that Sound Ordinance out of the water.
 

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Just looking at that enclosure, I can tell you that thing is not going to play very low.
That is a 4th order bandpass enclosure, which is essentially a sealed enclosure and ported enclosure working together to work as one large piece, emphasis on the LARGE. Bandpass enclosures have to be very large in order to properly produce the right frequency range. When the enclosure is shrunk down, the frequency range that the enclosure will put out is shifted upward. Based on the size of this enclosure alone, you'd likely be hearing more midbass frequencies rather than those meant for a subwoofer. This thing would sound VERY peaky and boomy at mid frequencies, almost to the point that it would be annoying rather than enjoyable. The subwoofer enclosures with a window may look cool, but most of them aren't designed right and will sound pretty bad.
Based on the measurements listed for this enclosure, you could get away with a ported enclosure for a decent 8" or sealed enclosure for a 10" and still sacrifice less space, but with output that would decimate this bandpass setup. Look into spending the money on a bit better subwoofer with an enclosure that is designed specifically for that subwoofer, especially if you go ported. $100 would get you a good quality 8" or 10". A few hundred bucks can get you a decent Class D sub amp to power it. Spend a little extra on a properly built enclosure and you'll be MUCH happier than with anything pre-made.
If you're accurate with a saw and have the tools, I can spec you something out for a specific woofer if you provide the TS specs that come with the woofer, then you can build it. Most of the time, these specs can be found online in the owners manual for the woofer. If you have any questions, just ask.
 

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The 8" Infinity Reference isn's a bad choice for the money. Harman (Infinity, JBL, etc.) are usually pretty spot on with their enclosure recommendations as well.

If you are wanting to go with a single 8, I would also highly recommend an Image Dynamics ID8. It will cost you around $100, but is probably one of the best 8" subs out there at just about any price. The enclosure size is also about the same as the Infinity.
 

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what would sound better and/or cost less to power, 2 infinity 8 inch or the isngle id8

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Would this sound decent for the money?
? keep in mind i want to try to keep my entire sub, amp, kit, and box under $200 but want the best possible value for the money
 

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It really depends on your available power for amplification and your enclosure selection. Provided the same 0.75 cf volume and the same available power a single ID8 vented @ 30 Hz will outperform a pair of Infinty Reference 860ws sealed from 20-80 Hz. To get more output from the Infinitys you would need to triple the power.

If space is not a concern (I assume it is if you are considering 8s) you could use a larger (1.2) cf enclosure for the Infinitys tuned to 30-34 hz and see up to about a 3 dB gain over the ported single ID8 on the same power.

With any of the ported applications, you will have to be careful about output below the turned frequency. (Pipe organs, dubstep, edm, etc) You could put the driver into over-excursion and cause damage. Or implement an infrasonic filter which could cause some reduced output.
 

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size isnt a huge concern, but i just want the best set up around $200 for everything, and i do listen to dubstep, electrronic type music along with country so what ever the best value and size would be preferable
 

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OK, so the Infinity Reference 1062w in a sealed enclosure (the 0.85 cf model you linked to) has less output on the same power than the ID8 ported, or a pair of 860ws sealed.

With a $200 budget, take a look at this...

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_36441_Boston-Acoustics-G110PS.html

If you stretch your budget just a bit, you can find a decent amp like a Pioneer GM-D8601 + a 4 awg OFC amp kit to go along with the Boston enclosure for about what your are looking to spend. And that Boston enclosure on the same power beats out all of the ID, and Infinity combinations listed on my previous post. Though the response isn't suite as smooth. Adding a couple inched internally to the port would help flatten out response, if you really wanted to, but would reduce top end output.
 

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You recommend a 1000 watt amp for a400 max sub and enclosure may I ask why, not doubting you because you know allot more than I do I am just curious
 

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The Boston G110PS is rated at 200w @ 4 Ohms. This is a thermal handling limit. The GM-D8601 might be capable of producing 800w (probably conservative) @ 1 Ohm, but only produces 300w @ 4 Ohms. This is the load you will be driving. The amp isn't overkill by any stretch.

In my own install, my amp is rated at ~800w @ 8 Ohms and my sub is only rated at 500w. I have zero concern about there being issue. It is called headroom, and it is a very good thing. Keep your gains down and your distortion low.
 

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Ok so assume that I can't spend more than $200, and just want best bang for mybuck because I just want it it drive to and from college so I don't need to off the line just better bass
 

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Right at $200. OK... so you might have to pack a lunch for a day or two to make up the marginal difference for tax or shipping. ;)

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_36441_Boston-Acoustics-G110PS.html (Don't forget to scroll down and add the package deal with the $10 eGift Card.)

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_74606_Pioneer-GM-A5602.html (Scroll down for the package deal that includes the amp kit below.)

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_45056_Belva-BAK42.html

And in case you need an LOC, just grab one of these...
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_10296_Hitron-HL250-Hi-Lo-Adapter.html

And if you want to control your bass volume, one of these and a short set of RCA jumpers.
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_40536_NVX-XBRC.html
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_38846_Stinger-SI121.5.html
 

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The Boston G110PS is rated at 200w @ 4 Ohms. This is a thermal handling limit. The GM-D8601 might be capable of producing 800w (probably conservative) @ 1 Ohm, but only produces 300w @ 4 Ohms. This is the load you will be driving. The amp isn't overkill by any stretch.

In my own install, my amp is rated at ~800w @ 8 Ohms and my sub is only rated at 500w. I have zero concern about there being issue. It is called headroom, and it is a very good thing. Keep your gains down and your distortion low.
not to mention the ever so lovely Impedance rise.
 
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