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Default Soundstream R3.8 vs Pure Audio PA2X 8 SQ

So I'm new here but definitely not new to car audio.

My main concern with my build is SQ so I figured this would be a great place to post my question.

Does anyone have personal experience with the Soundstream R3.8 8" subs or the Pure Audio PA2X 8s?

Depending on the majority of opinions, I'm either gonna run 4 of the soundstreams or 2 of the Pure 8s. Either way, they'll be going under the back seat of an 01 Silverado and the box will be front fire, side port.

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So I'm new here but definitely not new to car audio.

My main concern with my build is SQ so I figured this would be a great place to post my question.

Does anyone have personal experience with the Soundstream R3.8 8" subs or the Pure Audio PA2X 8s?

Depending on the majority of opinions, I'm either gonna run 4 of the soundstreams or 2 of the Pure 8s. Either way, they'll be going under the back seat of an 01 Silverado and the box will be front fire, side port.

Here are links to both:
Soundstream R3.8 - Caraudio Closeout

Thanks for the help.

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Here's links to both:
Soundstream R3.8 - Caraudio Closeout
PURE AUDIO PA2X-8" DUAL 2 OHM - PURE CAR AUDIO

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If you're not in a hurry, preorder on the x8's should be opening shortly. I would estimate that the x8's preorder price won't be any more expensive then the pure audio 8's after including shipping.

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I was looking at the pure audio amps. Did a google search on what people had to say, Can't say most had good things to say.
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Yea I haven't heard good things about their amps but I know a guy that had 4 of their 15s and he said they were great. And then I Jacob from emfcaraudio told me that they are copies of another brand but wouldn't say which brand. Honestly, if it isn't sundown, he has only negative things to say about it so I try not to read too much into his biased opinions.

I looked at the X8s but the pre-order price is $209. Sundown Audio X8 dual 4 - EMF Car Audio formerly Sundown Only

I'm trying to keep this under $300. I was considering two SA8s or 4 E8s but they both come out to $360 and from the specs and looks of it, the Pure PA2X 8s seem to be as good or better than SA8s for a total of $240 as opposed to $360.

I'm looking for something about twice as loud as my current single SD2-10 in its sealed box and I want amazing sounds quality. Loud isn't 100% necessary. Just a plus to surprise people with 8s. It'll will hardly ever seen more than 1/4 turn on the bass knob dailying them with all different types of music.

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If anyone wants to recommend any other quality 8s under $300 for a pair or good budget 8s for under 300 for 4, feel free to suggest anything else. The two I posted are just what I narrowed down to after looking for awhile.

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Yea I haven't heard good things about their amps but I know a guy that had 4 of their 15s and he said they were great. And then I Jacob from emfcaraudio told me that they are copies of another brand but wouldn't say which brand. Honestly, if it isn't sundown, he has only negative things to say about it so I try not to read too much into his biased opinions.

I looked at the X8s but the pre-order price is $209. Sundown Audio X8 dual 4 - EMF Car Audio formerly Sundown Only

I'm trying to keep this under $300. I was considering two SA8s or 4 E8s but they both come out to $360 and from the specs and looks of it, the Pure PA2X 8s seem to be as good or better than SA8s for a total of $240 as opposed to $360.

I'm looking for something about twice as loud as my current single SD2-10 in its sealed box and I want amazing sounds quality. Loud isn't 100% necessary. Just a plus to surprise people with 8s. It'll will hardly ever seen more than 1/4 turn on the bass knob dailying them with all different types of music.

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$210 is what they will cost from an authorized dealer. To my knowledge, preorder price hasn't been announced yet.
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$210 is what they will cost from an authorized dealer. To my knowledge, preorder price hasn't been announced yet.
Oh ok I gotcha. Well I'm still kinda undecided. I also looked at some American bass 8s but they cost a bit more than e8s. And I could get 4 "b stock" E8V3s for $284 total.

Just real hard for me to decide If I wanna stick with the 2 Pure 8s or go with something else like 2 sa8s or 4 e8s.

Whatever I get will be pushed by a Sundown SAX1200D so power isn't an issue.

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Could also do tantric LD series 8's... they run around 110-115 a piece if I remember it correctly.
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