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Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 437
Posted By thomasluke
Forum: Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion 05-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By thomasluke
Re: No need for crossover on components

A lot of people have said they like the xt's crossed at or around 2500 but for me they didn't work that low at all.
The lowest I could go and still get the volume and smoothness that I wanted was...
Forum: Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion 05-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By thomasluke
Re: No need for crossover on components

For the money it really can't be beat. With the right install that set will sound nice.
As long as you have the right crossover points and level matching you will be good to go.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 05-16-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 2,259
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Pioneer AVH-X4700BS Beep Tone

Unless I've missed something the tone not only cannot be turned off but is also
Amplified.
Forum: System Design - Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car 05-12-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By thomasluke
Re: JL Audio Slash 300/4v3 vs. XD 400/4v2

Rips is just JLs name for their regulated power supply. It doesn't hold power. The amp is designed to deliver the same power through 1.5 to 4 ohms. It will also deliver the same power from 11.5 to...
Forum: System Design - Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car 05-12-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By thomasluke
Re: JL Audio Slash 300/4v3 vs. XD 400/4v2

Hold it's power longer... Huh. What do you mean exactly?
Forum: Car Audio Classifieds 05-11-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Boston Acoustic GT2125 amps X3

600 watts bridged 2ohm and it doesn't get blazing hot. Beast of of an amp really.
I've ran 4 of these on a stock 90 amp 99 avenger alt with no Love you too����������problems.
I've never...
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 04-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Need advice for my first ICE setup

Nope it would give you a lot of added flexibilty though. You add rears or go active. It's the way I would go.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 04-03-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Image Dynamics cxs64 v.2 Crossover Dimensions?

I don't have the set in hand but there about 3x4 a little bit bigger than a pack of smokes
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 04-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Is this a subwoofer or a mid woofer?

No Le numbers? That'll dictate how high it's going to play.
Well untill it starts to beam anyway.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 03-31-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By thomasluke
Re: vent kicks

Drill a hole? You need to actually be able to get a good amount of air flow. You can't just drill a hole into your wheel well and not expect to get a good amount of water/road sludge in either your...
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 03-26-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 536
Posted By thomasluke
Re: PLEASE HELP!! MS-8 reading voltage to high & shutting down

Your alt is about to shit the bed. Sorry. Buy a NEW one and move on.
Forum: Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion 03-16-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Need help from ported box experts - Can this sealed enclosure be ported??

You also need to take into account the space that the port will be taking up.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 01-28-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By thomasluke
Re: pioneer 80prs users, running tweeters off headunit?yay/nay

i have done and it was just fine. depends on the tweet really. most dont "need" much.
but there is a gain to be had by adding the extra amp channels.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 12-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Pioneer 1700 double din reverse and e-brake connection question

Ok so ground the green wire with the ground in the harness along with the ground from the hu. Then cut the green wire in half. Run one side of the green wire to one side of the toggle. Doesn't matter...
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 12-25-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Pioneer 1700 double din reverse and e-brake connection question

I have installed like 7 or 8 of these new pioneers in the last week and I'll be doing my own 4700 bs tomorrow afternoon.
They have all worked great and beat the hell out of alpine in the simplicity...
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 12-25-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Pioneer 1700 double din reverse and e-brake connection question

For the e brake all you need is a simple toggle switch. Wire it in line with the ground in the harness and all you'll have to do is turn it on then back off and you'll be good to go. The reverse wire...
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 12-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Impala 2003 won't start after aftermarket radio installation

Bad batt or your alt is bad. How long did you drive it after the jump?
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 12-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Seas neo textile vs vifa xt25 small flange

Neither of these tweeters will cross low enough to mate well with the 180. I've read a lot people cross the vifa at 2500 but for me it was really harsh and did not like being crossed that low at all.
Forum: Fabrication, Tools & Tricks of the trade 10-26-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By thomasluke
Re: cleaning off corrosion

Been an hour... Any news?
Forum: Car Audio Classifieds 10-25-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,003
Posted By thomasluke
Re: FS nib Alpine component tweeters.

Damn... Those look amazing. I'm using the old f1 tweet now... But damn those look really good.
Let me do a little search on them and you might get a pm.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 10-21-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By thomasluke
Re: New HU Question...when running Passive

There's not much dsp in any of the kenwood single dins anymore. No more t/a just a crappy eq and crappy xovers.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 10-19-2014
Replies: 2,329
Views: 155,194
Posted By thomasluke
Re: **Stupidest thing anyone has said to you (audio wise)**

With the batt still connected and using an impact driver like a 20volt dewalt or something. Seen that happen a few times.
Forum: System Design - Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car 10-12-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 2,513
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Silver Flute 2way worth it?

If you have some power yes. I got 200 watts on each of mine and they eat up and respond REALLY well.
Forum: Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion 10-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By thomasluke
Re: 4ohm vs 8ohm drivers

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/how-articles-provided-our-members/31-real-deal-8-ohm-drivers.html
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-29-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Why are these box specs different?

The one rec by someone at the bottom is most likely from a modeling program. Which in my experience is usually the better choice.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-25-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By thomasluke
Re: New head units from alpine and kenwood cheap looking?

Yep they are. And Alpine's tuneit app doesn't work 1/3 of the time on my 4S.Kenwood has even taken the T/A and the crossovers from there units. They still have the xovers but only 100 to 125. Even...
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By thomasluke
Re: DLS Components and Dealers

Their prices do t seem to cheap really. They are right at msrp we even have the same price on the jl c3 set as well.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-20-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By thomasluke
Re: What's that little black screw for???

It's to make the face plate non removable.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-10-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By thomasluke
Re: MS-A1004 problem

Under a load yes it could create some issues but just powering up it should be fine.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-08-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Removing stereo from 94 corolla.

Awesome man. Glad I could help. Good job on the plug too. Saved about 20 bucks not using the harness and in a car that old don't think it it'll ever be going back to stock anyway.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Having a problem with my Pioneer deh-80prs

While the hu is on make sure everything is powered down. I have the same hu and anytime I'm doing anything that involves touching those rcas I go as far to unhook the hu harness. Google pico fuse. It...
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Having a problem with my Pioneer deh-80prs

This...and to reiterate DONT HOT SWAP THE RCAS
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-07-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Having a problem with my Pioneer deh-80prs

Bad amp channel or you got the rcas mixed up. Proceed with caution if you like your tweets.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-07-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By thomasluke
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-07-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Removing stereo from 94 corolla.

No those are just tabs. You'll need a 8mm socket maybe a 7 mm and a driver to get them out.
I use a dewalt immpact and ive never had any trouble they come right out.
A screw driver or drill could...
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Removing stereo from 94 corolla.

Picks I've done a numbe of them but have not I countered any special screw clips.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-04-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By thomasluke
Re: How much to relocate amps & processor?

Not with those amps. Hes gonna be lucky and its gonna take some doing to get those amps and the pro behind the rear seat.
Might cost more in labor but I would I would try the amps behind the seat ...
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-04-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Kenwood DNN991HD versus DNX891HD

LOL... I know all too well. I have been working there for the past year. The only thing we'll price match is CrutchField. But a lot of the times they'll have a sale or promo that we won't touch.
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-04-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Kenwood DNN991HD versus DNX891HD

Because of cheap ass shop owners. We don't stock anything but cheap ass speakers and cheap ass amps.
Why??? Because you get one guy a month that asks about it and sell maybe three or four a year. ...
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 09-04-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Kenwood DNN991HD versus DNX891HD

I work for a kenwood dealer and have installed quite a few of both of them.
They both are faster to boot than last years but between the too there's really no difference in how they behave.
I...
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 08-27-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Help with Pioneer PRS 80

Yes. You want to use the middle(mid) RCA and set the low pass slope to pass
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 08-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Help with Pioneer PRS 80

The rcas are top rear middle front and bottom sub.
When in network mode it's top high middle mid and bottom sub.
The speaker wires are like thAt too. The front become mids and the rears become...
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 08-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By thomasluke
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 08-23-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,295
Posted By thomasluke
Re: What are your thoughts on the new Soundstream Stealth amps?

I've done a few installs with the Memphis micro amps and they sound like they have a low pass set at 15000 hertz give or take.
The power is ok they do rated but do not have the clarity of other...
Forum: Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion 08-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By thomasluke
Re: 0/1AWG to 12AWG - Quick, likely dumb question!

Then run the 12 back to the distro at the amps and put it in the hole as one of the amps wires. Be sure to fuse it close to the distro block as well.
That or solder the 12 to a portion of the 0/1...
Forum: Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion 08-19-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By thomasluke
Re: 0/1AWG to 12AWG - Quick, likely dumb question!

Why are you using 0/1 to start with? Where will the 12 be going
Forum: Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion 08-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,671
Posted By thomasluke
Forum: Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion 08-09-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 1,671
Posted By thomasluke
Forum: General Car Audio Discussion 08-08-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By thomasluke
Re: Amp fading left at lower volume

Ya its on its way out. We have had a few do this at the shop I work at. A couple have blown speakers from the massive jump in out put on the bad channels. Better send it off before it takes a tweeter...
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