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  1. (っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ :Helpful advice for greenhorns in do-it-yourself Car Audio ♥

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    Just like with any other do-it-yourself project, you should have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish. unlike a lot of do-it-yourself projects, car audio is not one of those that you want to go in blind. ⁽ⁱᵐᵃᵍᵉ ᴷⁱⁿᵈˡʸ ˢᵗᵒˡᵉⁿ ᶠʳᵒᵐ ᵀʰᵉ ᴳᴱᶜᴷᴼ⁾ unlike other projects, car audio needs a...
  2. Help picking head unit

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Current setup: ALPINE EVERYTHING AMP: MRV F300 Front:R-S65 Rear: R-S65C Amp:MRV M500 Sub: SWS-12D4 Head unit: 2017 OEM Jetta I got this all installed and I know these door speakers can sound better. I assume they used adapters for the OEM unit for the 2 amps and that is where quality is...
  3. Critique My Build For My 2008 Honda Civic EX

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    Hey guys. After months of research I've come up with this list of stuff. What do you think? Am I missing anything? Couple questions: 1. I plan on bridging the 4ch amp's rear channel to my sub. Is this an okay practice over a dedicated mono amp? This should give me 320w RMS @ 4Ohms to the sub...
  4. New From MN

    New Member Introduction
    Hey guys! I'm new to this whole car audio thing. I've been an amateur audiophile in the headphone/computer audio world forever, but never into car audio. Recently I realized how much time I spend driving, and I thought putting a new system in my car would be sweet. Music is my life, and I...
  5. Getting back in the game and NEED ADVICE!

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    Hello, My first post here, though I have used the site for some reference to get back into this stuff a bit. I work in the music biz and have a good bit of experience with studio and audiophile sound. The last time I was in to car audio was in the early 00s and I had Focal Polyglass setup...
  6. My First Build

    General Car Audio Discussion
    I'm looking to purchase my first sub woofer build for my birthday and I have little knowledge in the subject. I was looking at SoundQubed (for the price) and thinking of getting either 2 HDS200 12's or 2 HDS300 12's. But I would like to hear some reviews or recommendations first! Any help is...
  7. 2002 Frontier - new deck and co-ax or component woofers?

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    So, this is nowhere near an audiophile setup, but here goes... :) I'm going to be upgrading a 2002 Frontier king cab with a ~$150-160 bluetooth enabled deck (i'm leaning towards a Pioneer since I can low-pass the rear speaker outs) and a pair of door speakers. The truck came with a 6" woofer in...
  8. Newbie / New install and some questions!

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have been reading these forums for probably 3-4 hours a day for the past two weeks; first and foremost I would like to thank everyone for creating such a wonderful environment. I have had very simple aftermarket stereos in several cars, but this is the first time I have...
  9. noob needing help with amp and bass driver

    General Car Audio Discussion
    So just got this system and im trying to figure out the best way to set the amp and bass driver. Looking for SPL Iv looked online and kinda understand how to set the amp if you guys want to add your .2 cents by all means. Amp Ampline mrx m100 Sub 12" type x Box is custome Set at 32hz...
  10. SQL subs $500-$700

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    Hello there, I'm going to try and make this post as detailed as I can so I don't sound like a total noob. Let me start off by saying I drive a 2008 Scion xB, and I've measured up maximum dimensions for a box(W:37" L/D:19" H:24" which gives me about 8Ft³ net internal volume). I've been...
  11. I need your help... New sub, amp, 6.5's and 6x9's...

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hello everybody. This is my first post here, so nice to meet ya! I went through the sticky's already, but honestly a lot of it seems like a diff language so my bad :( . I just got a 98 Accord Sedan, and I'm planning on doing a complete Audio install. My uncle and I will be doing the Install as...
  12. Harsh, Trebly sound - what's causing it?

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hi, I am a complete noob and put together this car stereo system and ended up with a system that sounds terrible. It is harsh and has too much treble. Adjusting the EQ can help, but even then you can't turn it up too much without it becoming painful. The sony receiver has a weird DM button which...
  13. Kinda Need Some Help Figuring Something Out

    General Car Audio Discussion
    So here's the deal, The system I have is a Pioneer DEH-80PRS I have a Kicker 06ZX700.5 5-Channel Amp rated at 4 ohms: 70 watts x 4 chan. + 210 watts x 1 Class D Sub channel 2 ohms: 85 watts x 4 chan. + 420 watts x 1 Class D Sub channel 4 ohms (bridged): 130 watts x 2 chan. + 420...
  14. Sub and Amp Question

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hey guys, I just had a quick question relating to subs and amps and matching them up. I can pick up some cheap stuff and just wanted to know if they would work well together. The sub is a KFC-W1012, 12" with a 150RMS The amp is a Sony 4 channel 600W MAX, 4x60W RMS If bridged for my sub, will...
  15. 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...
  16. Totally new to this, need suggestions on subs.

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hi, all. This is my first post on the forums, with hopefully many more to come. :) I have never messed with the audio system on the car I have. It came used with an Alpine head unit, so I am good in that department. I will worry about getting new mids/tweets later. The stock speakers in my 96...
  17. New audio system for car audio noob

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hello All, So I bought a 1999 Ford Explorer over the past week and the head unit stopped displaying. Looked the issue up in your fine forum and it turns out this is a common occurrence. I always wanted a nicer sound system, (nothing top of the line just robust in general), and I want to do it...
  18. Looking for SoCal Shop Recommendations and...

    General Car Audio Discussion
    .... cars to listen to. I'm new to car audio, my only experience being getting my wife's Camry fitted with a new HU and front speakers at some OC Al n Eds Autosounds. I've got a bug to improve the stock system in my 2006 MINI Cooper. I have a plan for sound deadening but the audio side is a...
  19. Definite NOOB

    New Member Introduction
    Just wanted to say whats up. Purchased an 06 G35x about a month ago and have been researching on upgrading the system ever since. Haven't made too many decisions with it yet. Currently purchased: Image Dynamics IDQ10D4 to be put into a 4080enclosure Kenwood DNX7120...
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