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  1. Replacing Nak w/ Kenwood DMX706S / Infinity 6030cs & 6532ix in 2002 Subaru Legacy | any tips?

    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...
  2. Which sub setup would be best

    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...
  3. 2-Channel vs 4-Channel LOC

    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.
  4. System not loud: Alpine INE-w940, Arc1100.5, JL12W3v3, Infinity Perfect 6.1 component

    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...
  5. Audison Bit Ten Install

    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...
  6. Amp instal question

    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...
  7. 1st Build - What Am I Missing??

    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...
  8. Need advice for new active crossover setup

    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...
  9. Complete Car Audio Installation - Need Help

    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...
  10. How do I install a head unit in my car?

    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...
  11. Help!!! Full range Class-D Amp Suggestion for active install????

    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...
  12. HELP! car system is terrible need expert help!

    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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