Originally put this in the sub forum, but realized its prob better suited here.
So im trying to upgrade my HTIB and when looking at subs, I realized I still have my JL Audio 13.5" W7 in a sealed box from my car audio days. I was looking at budget subs like the Polk PSW505 and the BIC F12. Since these are cheap and im looking at upgrading my entire HTIB, a budget sub is probably the way to go. I like the idea of just buying multiple budget subs down the road, no dealing with amps or any of that stuff.
With the W7 just sitting there, it makes me wonder if I should stick to my original plan of selling it to help fund the rest of the setup, or just keep it and buy an amp/eq for it. Since its an amazing sub. I dont really like the idea of spending $500-900 on an amp/eq combo that might blow in time (I went through a few amps in my car when they couldnt handle the w7)
Few questions to anyone who might be familiar with my situation.
1. A friend has a Behringer EP1500 that he will give me for $100. Will that thing be good enough? 2 x 700 Watts @ 2 Ohms; 1,400 Watts @ 4 Ohms the w7 does 3 ohm. I like the idea of just buying another $100 amp if it blows, dont like the idea of spending a few hundred bucks if it blows.
2. Do I really need an EQ? If my AVR has a sub out, cant that thing just tune it?
3. What EQ's are recommended for this type of setup?
4. Should I just get rid of the W7 to fund the rest of the setup and just get a budget sub?