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PostSubject: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:38 pm

Hi i goy my 95 riv modded so that the seats in the back can fold down while i bump. i got 2x12" rockfords p2s and 2x480watt alphsioc amps with a pioneer head unit. It sounds much better now that the seats folded down but it also sounded nice 2 when the seats couldent fold down.
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PostSubject: 2 10's and an amp!   Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:08 pm

i finally found a set of subs and amp for my car. i bought them used, but they sound great!
2 10" kicker solo-baric's in a closed & carpeted box, plus a Memphis 300RMS 2 channel amp. they are the older round kickers, not the square ones but...
all that for $100 rock i cant complain.
i just finished setting it all up and wiring it all myself. PITA to squeeze wires under the door sill. the stupid plastic wouldnt pull off so rather than break it, i just shoved the turn-on lead and rca's under it. i also had to drill out some more behind the head unit to make the RCA plugs fit, but its all back together now and it hits HARD! i listen to all kinds of music, but i drive to mostly rap, these subs were long over due.
cost me $140 out the door with wires and all.
with everything i have done to my sound system i have spent almost $450 (new infinity reference 5 1/4's, new kenwood mp2/ipod/xm head unit, new alpine type S 6x9's, and used kicker subs and amp) and installed everything myself. but the actually MSRP of everything adds up to a little over $1000 minus w/e it would have cost to get it installed by "pros".
too bad i cant buy gasoline on ebay giveup
so i think my system is complete, time to make the car faster to offset the extra weight of the subs
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PostSubject: Ported cabnet in 95 Riv   Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:59 pm

Got 2 12 inch Kicker CVX's in the box with a 3000 watt Kole @1 ohm

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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:25 pm

The door sill has some screws in it that you have to remove. If you take a knife and slide it under the cover in the middle it should pop up. Then just slowly go down and keep popping it out. Be careful because the piece can be fragile. You will see the screws under the cover. Do you have any pictures of the install?

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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:54 pm

Mr.Riviera wrote:
these subs were long over due. Matthew

agree

You really don't even have to listen to rap and stuff to enjoy subs. It makes it all just sound much better. It doesn't just hurt your ears when you turn it up.

btw I had my favorite subs and everything years before i had a car. I already had the 2 infinities, amp, and cap in my bedroom and i still use the same stuff 3 cars and 3 houses later
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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:14 am

You have alot of amps in that thing
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PostSubject: JL Audio   Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:44 pm

it's official, the trunk of my car will have nothing but JL Audio products. i already have one 500/1 v2 powering 2 12' power acoustics, thats ok for right now. come jan '08 im going to get a another 500/1 v2 and 2 12w7. of course the trunk will have to be laid out wit dynomat but oh well. i'll post pics once i have it installed.
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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:00 am

JL Audio is the way to go. Thats what I run.
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PostSubject: Which amp should I get?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:13 pm

Well, I'm getting a $100 gift card for Best Buy and I figured I'd improve my sound system. Right now I have Alpine Type S all around with the stock head unit. I wanted to get an amp to power them and was wondering what you guys would suggest. I don't want to spend too much over the $100 and I'm pretty sure I'll get a couple more gift cards to there anyway. What do you guys recommend?
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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:26 pm

im new to the audio world but i have been very pleased with my Memphis amp which is powering my 2 kicker 10's. puts out plenty of power and hits harder than many amp/sub combos that have double the wattage.
they are pretty cheap and may not win in the looks department, but they seem to back it up with great output and quality.
are you getting a mono amp and splitting it up, or a multi channel for each speaker?

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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:35 pm

nothincame2mind wrote:
Well, I'm getting a $100 gift card for Best Buy and I figured I'd improve my sound system. Right now I have Alpine Type S all around with the stock head unit. I wanted to get an amp to power them and was wondering what you guys would suggest. I don't want to spend too much over the $100 and I'm pretty sure I'll get a couple more gift cards to there anyway. What do you guys recommend?

so you have replaced all the speakers but are otherwise stock?

if so, you need a 4 channel amp to run all of the speakers. installation is a little bit of a bitch too cause you need a line out convertor to run a stock radio with an amp. and also need dual crossovers in the amp because the 6x9's can handle more power and frequency range than the door speakers. those features usually cant be found in a $100 amp. I got one, but got it a pepboys. You might luck out at bestbuy though.
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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:41 am

"Classes of Amplifiers
People sometimes assume that for every portion of the input signal there is corresponding 100% output from the amplifier. However, power dissipation (in the form of heat) and distortion of the audio signal are two key factors in determining the efficiency of an amp. The design of an amp's circuitry determines the class of operation of an amplifier, and each class has its own performance characteristics.

* Class A amplifiers are desirable for the high quality of their sound, but, because of the configuration of its transistors, a pure class A amplifier is inefficient and runs very hot. This is because even when there is no audio signal, the output transistor(s) always have current running through them. The current flowing through the output transistor(s) (with no audio signal) causes the amp to heat up unnecessarily, and "waste" input energy. Most car amplifiers that boast "Class A" circuitry are really Class A/Class AB hybrids.
* By far the most common car amp design, Class AB amplifiers also allow current to run through the output transistors when there is no audio signal, but at a much lower level. A class AB amplifier runs cooler, and therefore, more efficiently than a class A, with low distortion and high reliability.
* Class D amplifiers use output transistors as switches to control power distribution the transistors "turn off" when there is too much voltage across them. Class D amps boast higher efficiency, produce less heat, and draw less current than traditional Class AB designs. Class D amplifiers produce higher distortion than AB designs due to the high-speed switching on and off of the transistors, but this distortion occurs at high frequencies that are typically removed by a low-pass filter.
* Class T amplifiers provide the sort of sonic advantages of conventional Class AB designs, combined with the high power efficiency and low heat production of a Class D design. Class T amps are able to generate 2-4 times more power than a comparably-sized Class AB amp."
from- http://www.crutchfield.com/learningcenter/car/amplifiers_glossary.html#class

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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:23 pm

thats to bad ur only going thru best buy i could tell you about a great top secret audio spot that sells at whole sale prices
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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:52 pm

Do you listen to music or rap?

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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:56 pm

AA wrote:
Do you listen to music or rap?

im sorry but LMAO clap clap clap
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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:01 pm

omg hahaha..
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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:23 pm

AA wrote:
Do you listen to music or rap?

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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:31 am

Sorry, let me rephrase... Do you listen to "instruments" or "beats".

This is not meant as a joke, it's a serious question that should be asked before putting money into an audio system.

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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:30 pm

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thats to bad ur only going thru best buy i could tell you about a great top secret audio spot that sells at whole sale prices

You couldn't tell me anyway? tongue

I understand what you mean Aaron. I listen to most music. I'll listen to rock, rap, hip hop, r&b, those are the main things. I was really liking the Alpine.
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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:11 pm

I think your money would be best invested in a powered subwoofer system, An 8-10" sub in box with amp included all-in-one. It will cost more than $100, but would be the most bang for the buck, and you can tap in at the rear 6x9"s, easy install.

If you had told me you listen to mostly Clapton, Neil Young, Hendrix, BB King... I would've said to take all of the money and buy a 50 watt x 2 amp for the front speakers.

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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:39 pm

exactly like Aaron said, a system that is all in one with the speaker(s), enclosure, and amp is your best dollar bill : sound buy. If you are particular with an amp you like, at least get the box & sub set up and an appropriately powered amp for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:57 pm

I didn't particularly want to do sub(s) just yet. I wanted to wait until I had a little more money saved, that way I could do a hidden sub and amp thing. I want it to look fairly stock. If I wanted to go all out, I would have just taken the system from my Jeep and put it in.
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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:19 pm

nothincame2mind wrote:
I didn't particularly want to do sub(s) just yet. I wanted to wait until I had a little more money saved, that way I could do a hidden sub and amp thing. I want it to look fairly stock. If I wanted to go all out, I would have just taken the system from my Jeep and put it in.

IMO, if you get a small bass/amp combo, it wont get loud enough. And if you go all out without amping the mids and highs, then you just sound like a teen driving around with all bass.

if you cant drive down the highway with you windows down and hear the music just fine (without distortion), then you need to amp those mids/highs.
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PostSubject: Re: Subwoofers, Speakers & Amps   Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:33 pm

[quote="dreww"]
nothincame2mind wrote:
I didn't particularly want to do sub(s) just yet. I wanted to wait until I had a little more money saved, that way I could do a hidden sub and amp thing. I want it to look fairly stock. If I wanted to go all out, I would have just taken the system from my Jeep and put it in.
then you just sound like a teen driving around with all bass.
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i resent that man im a teen and i dont drive around with all bass no
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PostSubject: jl blew my subs   Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:24 pm

so im drivin to work and my got damn subs stop working. once i get to work and check them out my ground wire was loose.took it back to the place to get fix and they tested it out and they told me my voice coils were fucked. good things i have a extended coverage plan, so they are goin to give $150 per sub towards sum new ones. i have to deceide between type r and p3's. i need sum feed back???????
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