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  1. General Car Audio Discussion
    Hello everybody! I’m embarrassed to tell this story, but I know you guys will be able to straighten this out. And for that, I’m sincerely thankful to be here. Long story short - I have a 2008 Ford Taurus Limited with Sync & upgraded factory audiophile sound system. 4 door speakers, and 2...
  2. System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    Hi all! I’ve got a 2019 Ford Ranger Crew Cab that I’m upgrading. I work at a car audio place on the weekends and it’s allowed me to get some ridiculously good prices on some equipment and so Ive decided to do an install of the following: Infinity Reference 7005A 5 Infinity Kappa 62.11 Infinity...
  3. General Car Audio Discussion
    Hi there! Hopefully, I'm posting this in the right place... A few weeks ago my original RNS 315 head unit stopped working, showing the request to load an update CD (image attached). There is no way to cancel the update request (we're not using the navigation anyway). Calling to VW agency I've...
  4. Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Using the below list of equipment I will be replacing the Nakamichi (clarion) system in a 2002 Subaru Legacy. Kenwood DMX706S Infinity Reference 6030cs Infinity Reference 6532IX Pioneer TS-SWX2502 Aftermarket Wiring Harness Aftermarket faceplate trim 50’ 12 gauge speaker wire 25’ red 8...
  5. System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    I currently have an alpine SWX1243D Type X 12" subwoofer in a 2.3 cube ported enclosure, tuned at 37. I was thinking of buying 2 soundqubed HDS2.1 12"s and throw them in a sealed enclosure. But the box the alpine Type X is in is kinda old and not anything special. I have read many good things...
  6. General Car Audio Discussion
    I'm looking to hook up all four door speakers to my 5-Channel amp. (Alpine PDR-475). Should I get a 4-Channel Line output converter? I am planning on using my factory head unit. If so, any recommendations? Thanks.
  7. General Car Audio Discussion
    Hello, I have been working on a system, and after getting it all wired I was considerably underwelmed with its performance... Vehicle 2012 Fj Cruiser Here is What I have selected Alpine INE-w940 head unit (has 2v preamp outputs, front rear and sub) Arc Audio XDI 1100.5 (5 channel amplifier rated...
  8. Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Hi All, Firstly I'd like to start off by apologizing if this post is in the wrong discussion forum and if it is really stupid/silly question :D. I currently have a 4 ch amplifier with 4 gauge cable running to it for power. There is currently a great sale on the audison bit ten audio processor...
  9. General Car Audio Discussion
    Hey, I’m installing a SRA850.2 Amp from VM Audio and I’m having a bit of a problem figuring out where to run the power wire from my battery into my car. I have a ’02 Honda Civic. Do I need to drill a new hole if I don’t have an open one available? Or can I try to run it through with some other...
  10. General Car Audio Discussion
    Hey folks, I'm looking to add speakers, an amp, and possibly a sub to my 2012 Prius (yea, yea). Here's my initial thoughts: Amp: JL Audio XD700/5 - $360 Fronts: Focal Performance PS 165 -$400 Rear: Polk Audio DB651 (just something basic to replace the factory rears) -$60 Sub(?): JL Audio W3v3...
  11. System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    Hi guys, I have been working on my system for a while now, and finally decided to go active. My question is, for the front stage, should I use the same 4 channel amp to run the mids and tweeters, or can I use a different lower powered amp for the tweeters? Here is my layout so far- 2008...
  12. General Car Audio Discussion
    Hi, I'm lucky to have come across DIY as this is where I've learnt a lot about what's out there in the car audio space in the U.S. (I was an absolute novice before, and I still kinda am!). I've come down to a list with what I'll be purchasing in a few days, but am yet to finalize on quite a...
  13. General Car Audio Discussion
    Hello again, I have a 2004 Mercury Sable LS with the Mach Audio System. The factory head unit is a radio and climate control fused together. I assume that I can not just rip this out without disabling my climate control. I have read something about integration units but I have no idea what that...
  14. General Car Audio Discussion
    Hi, I'm getting another car, it's a 1995 Nissan 240sx (S14 zenki). Since it's a older car, with a KA motor 150hp and an iffy alternator and electrical system, I don't want to put too much load to it. I'll do the Big 3 wires upgrade, some fatmat, and a decent battery, but beside that the...
  15. General Car Audio Discussion
    hey guys i'm new to this but here goes, i'm having some issues with my current setup, so i thought i'd come to the pro's :-) i have listed my setup below: pioneer deh-8100bt JL 10w3v2 alpine PDX 1.600 alpine SPR-13C door (270w peak, 90w RMS) vibe slick 6x9 (175w peak and 150w RMS) (DO YOU...
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