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PostSubject: i want to blow my trunk apart :)   i want to blow my trunk apart  :) EmptySun Oct 14, 2007 10:55 pm

smile smile just as the title says............ im looking on ebay for a cheap setup.......i already have 2 12's MAGNUM with 1000 watt max power amp.. ITS WEAK........ so i wanna get a 1500 RMS amp and two 1000 RMS subs 12 inch................ could someone help me out here????? i have A LITTLE bit of an idea of what this stuff means.......... it doesnt have to be a NAME brand infact id like it NOT to be........... but if you could please give me a LINK of where i can see a AMP (s)and then the SUBS ....... and let me know iff i need another battery
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PostSubject: Re: i want to blow my trunk apart :)   i want to blow my trunk apart  :) EmptySun Oct 14, 2007 11:21 pm

The reason your set-up is weak is because it's cheap. You have to spend money for good, new equipment that lasts. I bought two Rockford Fosgate Puch 40 amps in 1995 for $250 each. I still have them, they still work. Rated for 20 watts x 2 each, they actually put out over 105 watts each of usable power. You might find some quality used stuff on ebay, but you have to look hard. Generally you get what you pay for.

The best subs I know of for the money were the Adire Shivas, which are now out of business, but used to go for $120 ea new. The best subs period were the Adire Brahmas. A single 10" or 12" would be louder than you need. They were about $300-350 ea. These subs were monsters. They sold online, and some may be floating around still if you look.

I've always been a JL fan. The W3v3 subs look like winners to me. A couple of 12s should really pound with some power.

Kicker Solobarics are another great sub that get very loud. Since they're square, the cones move 20% more air. I currently use a single 8" Solo. Kicker put two of these little 8" beasts into a Chevy Blazer and fed them 2400 watts to hit 155 dB!!!

Remember, if you want to get loud with cheap subs/amps, you're going to have to use a lot more of them, whereas the good brands will get loud with only a couple drivers and a maybe a single amp. You get what you pay for!

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EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

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PostSubject: Re: i want to blow my trunk apart :)   i want to blow my trunk apart  :) EmptySun Oct 14, 2007 11:24 pm

try this site....... http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/?OVRAW=Car%20Stereo%20Online&OVKEY=car%20stereo%20online&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=12862706511&OVKWID=94975805511 . right now i have 2 12 power acoustik fubar subs rated at 900rms, and i have $228 left on my jl audio 500/1. soon i wanna get 2 12w7's and another 500/1, and sum nice 6x9 and sum components. and a nice 2 channel amp with it all being controlled a premier unit. ALL jl audio........
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PostSubject: Re: i want to blow my trunk apart :)   i want to blow my trunk apart  :) EmptySun Oct 14, 2007 11:43 pm

alright THANKS for the QUICK response..................... basically i dont want to spend more than 400 bucks................. i may be getting a job at best buy for the winter........ and my friend that used to work there got like 75% discount on subs.......... idk let me know if you see anything
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man i would go to custom sounds or audio express where you can get sum good stuff and make payments on it. now i would have one of the guys from best buy install it.
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PostSubject: Re: i want to blow my trunk apart :)   i want to blow my trunk apart  :) EmptyMon Oct 15, 2007 12:23 am

This sub is a beast. I'm surprised I even found it on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/audiomobile-mass-2010-underhung-subwoofer_W0QQitemZ140167831607QQihZ004QQcategoryZ18803QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

If I was building a good system, not just a noise maker, but a sound quality system that gets loud enough, I'd buy this sub. Lots of output for a 10" sub.

Here, found a 10" Brahma, too...
bow bow bow

http://cgi.ebay.com/ADIRE-AUDIO-10-BRAHMA-SUBWOOFER-NEW_W0QQitemZ160167578765QQihZ006QQcategoryZ3291QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Here's a Brahma doing its thing out of box. ONE OF THESE MIGHT ACTUALLY BLOW YOUR TRUNK APART!



Looks like someone is building Brahma clones and selling for less:

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Adire-Brahma-MkIV-built-by-RU-get-nearly-3-cheap_W0QQitemZ160136098430QQihZ006QQcategoryZ18804QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: i want to blow my trunk apart :)   i want to blow my trunk apart  :) EmptyMon Oct 15, 2007 9:10 am

like Aaron said, you really do get what you pay for.
well, most of the time. a friend of mine just sold me his setup. 2 kicker 10's and a memphis amp for $100. carpeted box included.
that amp alone sells for almost $200. anyways it hits very hard for just 2 10's. i have boost off and gain 1/2 way down b/c any higher and my license plate rattles too much.
i always buy new when i can, but if money is tight you can check craigslist.com or a local city forum that has a sales section. in orlando we have a "orlando forums" board that has all kinds of local info on parties and it even has a separate section for "car audio FS". thats where alot of good deals can be found, plus there will be no shipping since it's local.
good luck,
oh and the memphis amp i have is only rated at like 300RMS at 4ohms but it powers better than some 900rms amps for some reason. i've heard all memphis audio performs better than how it looks on paper.

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PostSubject: Re: i want to blow my trunk apart :)   i want to blow my trunk apart  :) EmptyMon Oct 15, 2007 10:37 am

Most of the more expensive amp brands are conservatively rated, especially if designated as "high-current" operation. This is so they do well in competition. You tap into the extra power by wiring subs in low impedance loads (running into 2, 1, 1/3 even 1/4 ohm). Try this on a cheaper amp and it will shut down or catch on fire.

Orion used to make a 50w amp called the HCCA 225. It was tiny in size, and rated 25 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms, but it was stable into 1/2 ohm. It would drive 2 subs with 25 watts each, but you could use DVC subs, wire the coils in parallel for 2 ohms, and now you had 2 subs with 50 watts each. And it didn't stop there. You could then wire 2 more subs for a total of 4 subs, and this amp would supply each one with 50 watts. Want more? If you had 4 more subs, you could wire them in, so now you had 8 subs, each one getting 50 watts, and it was clean power. With cooling fans and stiffening caps, some ran the amp into 1/4 ohm; it would power 16 subs with 50 watts each, a total of 800 watts!

That's a great example of how underrated some of the better amps are. The Orion HCCA was called a "cheater amp" because someone could enter the 0-50 watt class and their HCCA 225 and make 400 watts or more, destroying everyone in the SPL contest. If you had the money, Orion also made the HCCA 625, an amp 3 times the size of the 225, rated 25 watts into 6 channels, but it would drive 24 subs with 1200 watts!

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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PostSubject: Re: i want to blow my trunk apart :)   i want to blow my trunk apart  :) EmptyMon Oct 15, 2007 10:40 pm

now im not in to the subs and stuff (dont like alot of bass) but i can vouch for the bhramas i have a freind that has to 12s and a few other subs in his bravada and he actualy blew the windows out of it but it put him in th hospital they are not toys!!!
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PostSubject: Re: i want to blow my trunk apart :)   i want to blow my trunk apart  :) EmptyTue Oct 16, 2007 7:20 am

i like volfenhag thats what im putting in my car and have several freinds with them

http://www.ultimate-sounds.com/volfenhag/ZX4812.htm

competition subs 1200 watt peak
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PostSubject: soundstream   i want to blow my trunk apart  :) EmptySat Jan 19, 2008 12:40 pm

98riviera98 wrote:
smile smile just as the title says............ im looking on ebay for a cheap setup.......i already have 2 12's MAGNUM with 1000 watt max power amp.. ITS WEAK........ so i wanna get a 1500 RMS amp and two 1000 RMS subs 12 inch................ could someone help me out here????? i have A LITTLE bit of an idea of what this stuff means.......... it doesnt have to be a NAME brand infact id like it NOT to be........... but if you could please give me a LINK of where i can see a AMP (s)and then the SUBS ....... and let me know iff i need another battery

soundstream t5's they make them in 10's 12's and 15's i have 2 15's and i have broke my rear view mirror of in my car 2 times and i paid 250 per sub you can buy the 12's for around 150 they are great subs and i would use autotek , planet audio or soundstream for amps any of them over a 1000watts will bang ur car out it also hells to get a good head unit with a sub output control.you can find all the stuff on ebay the 15's i got retail for 500 each and run 4 gauge wire if you want big stuff with a cap.and orion is also good i had the orion hcca comp 12's and they were LOUD
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