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Discussion in 'ICE (In Car Entertainment)' started by jordysoso98, Oct 7, 2007.

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    i kno they r 4 ohm but idk about the dual part. i think they r but ill check the amp out.
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    ill say again i would stay away from hifonics
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    itll be a decent starter amp for him on this budget, itll be fine
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    the hifonics amps are fine, but id stay away from pretty much anything else.
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    lol
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    wat would u reccomend without costing me 800 bucks
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    Correct me if im wrong but isnt it the smaller the sub the harder hitting tighter the bass will be the bigger the sub the lower notes the sub will hit but accuracy wont be there?. If this is true i would either go for 10's or possibly 12's i went with 12's because i listen to alot of rap and i get the best of both worlds tight hard hitting bass and their somwhat loud. But subs are crap without a good amp and a good headunit plus you need to update wiring if your planning on running alot of power through them get rid of stock speaker wireing its just going to give you problems. That is if your running high power through them. I only got a 1000 watt amp powering my 2 12's and the rms is only 180 watts and its plenty loud i only spent about 400 bucks on my amp and subs to.
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    k so im pretty much set: pioneer headunit, alpine type s speakers running off the head unit(dont wanna buy another amp), kenwood excelon amp, and 2 pioneer premier subs, subs will be running at 600 watts a piece. only prob i have is amp install kits. all the ones ive looked at are crap so someone hook me up with sumthin to look at. lookin to spend no more than 40
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    your headunit is not going to have the power to run those speakers. dont believe any headunit power ratings.

    i would get a amp on them.

    chris
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    aight other than that does everything else sound good?
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    its all in the install. you can have the greatest stuff on earth but if it isnt installed correctly it doesnt mean shit.
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    itll get installed right. if i dont trust my self to do it im goin to motion audio in north olmsted (like 30 mins away from me) and ima have them do it
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    go with something simple, like i did... this was almost the cheapest stuff i could find

    alpine type s..........................and yes they sound great powered by HU
    5 1/4 fronts........ 100$
    5x7 rear........... 100$

    powered by pioneer deck.......... 200$, you can get cheaper

    wiring.................. 40$
    sub box............80$ (i think)

    with 2 750w max mtx subs..........both for 140+ tax, on sale
    powered by 1500 w max mtx amp ........... 400$

    this sounds great and loud, im not sure i'd go under 800$ for a total system...
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    yea, i also think the alpine type s sounds great for the money. and you should be able to find them for cheaper than that.
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    ....for my 2 coppers....

    I find it amusing that all these car amps claim such outrageous wattage, and don't pack the sheer volume output. Also, why the huge wire gauge and huge fuses? I don't claim to have huge car amps here (a 400 peak and 300 peak) but can run them both on 1 15 amp fuse without blowing it...at full volume. go figure.

    Also, I play bass guitar, and use a Crate 440BX head unit...which pushes 250 watts rms @ 8 ohms, and 440 @ 4 ohms. I use a 3 foot long 16 gauge cord to the speaker cabinet (8x10" speakers). Even at half volume @ 8 ohms (125 watts) I've had it loud enough in auditoriums to cause the amp to limit the speakers due to kickback in air pressure.
    I've also done professional sound work, pushing 30,000 watts rms (10,000 left and right mains, 10k on monitors). That setup was using, you guessed it, 16 gauge speaker wires about 6 feet long. And they never had a problem. The subs for the system? 4 18's per channel, and 2 15's. Mids consisted of 4 10's, 3 8" speakers, and highs consisted of a half dozen compression drivers. All of that for one channel. That config was heard 10 miles away, full spectrum. Within 1 mile you'd literally feel it. Both amp setups I've mentioned are MOSFET based. Yet my bass amp can be drowned out by a 50 watt tube amplifier I have sitting around. This is more of a rant, I guess, than a suggestion. I wish there would be a standardization on wattage, and amperage used instead of wattage. And RMS ratings the standard instead of hearing some outrageous statements. "400watts x 4" Great, so that's 50 watts rms x 4 channels. That's weak. Obviously.
    My advice: find something that works and use it. I keep my hi fi sound for the home. I have no stereo in the car since I was tired of it making my ears pop. And I like that raspy, ready to fly apart CVH sound.
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    aight so im str8 up indecisive so im just gonna do everything as i go. more than likely lookin at either kenwood or pioneer head unit not spending more that 140 for it tho. alpine or kicker speakers off headunit. subs im lookin at are eclipse i heard them at circuit city just fuckin around and they hit hard. and prolly either kicker or mtx amp. wiring i dont even kno like i said ill do everything as i go.
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    aight i need sum help. found crazy 12" eclipse subs with box for 130 bucks. if i buy my parents say ill be screwin myself out of headunit, speakers, amp, insurance, and gas money. wat would u guys do? i kno this is a steal but idk wat i should do. my parents no im lazy as hell but if i motivate myself i can get the cash to pay for it all. i kno this deal wont be around for long. i just dont wanna regret not buying or buying these.

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