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  1. Idiot Dad - Grad Present Help

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hello, The subject says it all. My kid wants to upgrade their speakers for graduation. I planned to drop it off at a shop and let them take care of it. With the virus, nothing can be done at this time. I am handy with wiring, and a buddy of mine has installed stereo amps/speakers/head...
  2. Help with subwoofer and component speakers!

    General Car Audio Discussion
    So I recently added a subwoofer, amp and a new head unit to my 2008 Jeep Wrangler. I also have The kicker speaker upgrade which are 2 door speakers and 2 sound bar speakers rated at 75w rms each. My new head unit is a Sony XAV-AX5000 and I’m unable to turn the volume up past half without the...
  3. 3000w amp not as loud as 480w

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    So I was running a cheap Sony amp to my evl12 in the box that was made for the speaker. I upgraded all the wiring to 1/0 and I have a 3.5 farad cap. The old amp pushed this sub so hard at 8ohms. I'm running it at 1ohm now. Its sounds great until you start getting up in the volume. It seems to...
  4. Something strange has happened to me today. Any ideas?

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    So it's been a stressful day today; the gain on my amps been quite high for some time from my old head unit. I went to lower it so i can take advantage of the volume. Anyhow, turn the amp down a bit but I went to press play and for some reason the head unit shot up its volume to max; honesty it...
  5. Need help with box for 2 soundqubeds hdc3.118

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Vehicle: 2004 infinity fx35 Location in the vehicle: one seat folded down and box slid in long ways (thats what she said) Space available (Length x Width x Height): 46 x 23 x 26 Amp make and model: Wolfram Audio W-3000.1 Class D Monoblock (3000 rms at 1 ohm) Subwoofer make and model: Soundqubed...
  6. A couple of entry Level questions...

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hello Everybody I recently picked up an interest in car audio and I have a couple of questions that I think you guys can help me with. I plan on getting a set of component speakers for the front seats and a 2 channel amp to power them, unplugging the stock backseat speakers until I can afford...
  7. Need help with set up and have questions.

    General Car Audio Discussion
    I have a Power Acoustik Razor Class D 2,500 watt amp, with 2 Memphis PR 12" 300/600 watt. I have the amp gain set on half, Sub Sonic on 35ghz, Bass Boost off, and Low Pass on 250ghz. I have the amp grounded to the frame and hooked to the ez jump positive cable under the hood. The box the subs...
  8. 4 door GOLF 2013 project help!!

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    Howdy! I'm thinking on getting 2 components and already have an IDQ10 V4 D4 for my sound system. One of the local shop owners who used to be one of the 5 Memphis official distributers in Mexico back in '06 is doing the install. He's recommending me to get NXS components, but i have never heard...
  9. Difference between Helix hxa-400 and hxa-400MKII

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hey there, Anyone out there know the difference(s) between these two Helix amps? The HXA 400 and the HXA 400 MKII. Any different specs or build differences? Years produced? Is one just an updated model of the other? Etc. Been searching around the interwebs and now my head hurts! And what may...
  10. Pioneer Brain Ache

    New Member Introduction
    Hi Guys I need help if you can all send me a tenner....lol no I have just fitted a pioneer stereo into a caravan it plays cds which tells me neg and pos and speaker wires all connected correctly however when I try to tune the radio in it turns itself off almost as if its shorting out the unit is...
  11. dual jl 10w7 box build help!!

    Fabrication, Tools & Tricks of the trade
    Hey, I need to build a box for my neighbor before his road trip next weekend and only know a little bit from what I've read. Could anyone look at my dimensions abd tell me if it will work? The subs are seperated in the middle of the box by 1" mdf so they each have their own identicle enclosure...
  12. Help estimate cost for fiberglass fab.

    Fabrication, Tools & Tricks of the trade
    I'd like to thank everyone up front for taking the time to read my first post. I recently bought an 06 Tacoma (Access Cab) and have been considering stereo upgrades. Space is limited and the good place for subs is in the rear doors. A Tacoma forum member sells the panels needed to make...
  13. Amp and sub help!?!

    General Car Audio Discussion
    I am getting a kicker 10in comp sub 4ohm 300watt peak 150watt rms And a planet audio amp 500watt peak @ 2 ohm per channel 350watt rms @ 2 ohm per channel 700watt rms @ 4 ohm bridged Can I hook the sub up to a channel since its 4 ohm and it half the wattage and still work? What would you...
  14. I Have (Several) Problems. Really Need Some Help.

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Thanks to everyone/anyone who replies to this, it's going to be a lot to read through. I really appreciate it. I apologize for such a big post, it's all background information; I figured the more information I can give you, the better. If you don't have that much patience, the biggest problem is...
  15. Critical Mass UL12 Adice

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    I've just purchased one sub and plan on putting it in my 2009 dodge charger. I need on what amp I should get? Should I upgrade alternator?Do I need an extra battery? Thanks
  16. Battery Drain Help

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Ford Escape limited ed 2003, stock alternator and I have a new battery. Dura last gold standard) Battery will die if car sits in driveway for more than 48 hours I.e. don't run car Saturday or Sunday, Monday morning batter dead car won't start. I bought a battery charger until I find out what...
  17. 6X9's or NOT

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    I'm gutting my 2010 Camaro SS. Some of the equipment I have...some still needed. My deadline for this is around August/September. Here's a rundown of what I'm working with: Hertz MLK 165 (the real ones...thank God) :D JL 10w7 Zed Minotaur to power the sub Everything smothered in Hush Mat No...
  18. New Here! Please help with Alpine 7390!!

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Hello Everyone!! I have just registered on this website, although this is not the first time I have been here. i have found some really useful information here before and there seems to be some really really knowledgeable people who know what they're talking about. I have an alpine system in my...
  19. amp rear speakers??

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hello all, I'm noobin along with my '96 accord.. so far this is what I have: HU: Alpine CDA-121 Front: Alpine SPS-600C 80w RMS 1" Tweeters Rear Deck: Alpine SPS-69C3 50w RMS (inherited from brother) Amplifier: Alpine Power Pack 45w x 4 RMS SO... I just ordered a Fi IB3 15" sub...
  20. Noob, getting home from deployment soon! Help please!

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    So I'm a couple weeks from finally being home from Afghanistan. I have a 04 Nissan Xterra with a kicker l5. Right before I left to come here, I blew my component speakers and my head unit went on the fritz. I really just want to redo the whole thing brand new. I've been looking into the RE Audio...
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