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  1. 2018 Acura RDX Upgrade Guidance

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    I have a 2018 Acura RDX (base trim - one LCD screen, no nav, etc) with the OEM speakers (6) and OEM rear hatch sub. Lately I've been feeling the itch to upgrade the audio. Nothing crazy, but I do want a solid sounding system. In the past I had an 03 GTI with JL 6.5s and a 12" JL sub that...
  2. Advice on upgrade

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    Hello, recently got into car audio things, and as my first subwoofer, bought "Alpine SBE-1044BR" 10'' 500W, now I kinda got used to it, and want some upgrade. And my question is - should I buy another one the same, or get something more powerful? Thanks. (:
  3. Need help with fuses !!

    General Car Audio Discussion
    hey, im upgrading my amp to 1000 watts and running 4 ga wire, im gonna need a new inline fuse, my amp manual says recommended 80amp fuse rating, should i put exactly and 80amp fuse or would it hurt to use a 100amp fuse? which would be better to use
  4. 2 10" W3v3 or 1 12" W6v2 ??

    General Car Audio Discussion
    hey i need help deciding on subs, i currently own a 12W6v2 running off a alpine mrp-m500, the sub sounds good and is loud but it just doesnt hit the way id like. My questions are 1. Will 2 10" W3v3 running 300watt rms each, be louder than 1 12" w6v2 at 500 watts?(both setups will be sealed) 2...
  5. Mcintosh Capacitor replacement/upgrade amp repair

    General Car Audio Discussion
    I just picked up a good condition mac mc420 but it has original caps and I want to replace/upgrade them before install. I also have a zapco c2k 9.0 that won't shut off, keeps killing battery, that i need repaired. I hit up a few guys on here but nobody hit me back. I'd appreciate any active...
  6. 2016 WRX upgrade

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    I just recently purchased a 2016 WRX and I have been out of the car audio industry for several years now. I am looking at upgrading the factory system, while retaining the OEM head-unit. The biggest problem with the system is the lack of power/volume, and secondly the non-existent bass. I want...
  7. What would be my next step?

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hey guys this is my first post i'm not sure if this is in the correct section if not feel free to move it. I want to know what the community thinks my next step in my SQ based build should be. Currently i have a 99' Jeep Cherokee with the following mods: Kenwood BT958HD Hifonics BRX 1600.1d 2...
  8. 2002 Monte Carlo ss

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Ok so I need some help. I have a 2002 Monte Carlo ss with the onstar and factory amp and I'm wanting to increase overall sound quality. I have no idea what's good anymore as I've not kept up with the audio world for awhile. I'm looking to spend around $2-300. I know it's not alot but that's what...
  9. headunit vs audio processor

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    I have recently installed (3 months ago) a basic system in my 2010 Honda civic (Australian model) which compromises of a mixture of new and old equipment. My system compromises of stock HU, Jl audio C2 600 splits up front, audio control lc2i converter, stock rear speakers, 4ch Kicker amp...
  10. Audison vs. Rainbow Components

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    I'm currently running Rainbow SLX-265 Deluxe Components active for the front stage. Ive been considering an upgrade to the Audison Voce components, just wondering if anyone has had experience with both sets of speakers and can give me their opinion!
  11. OCH1 Advent firmware upgrade fails

    OEM, ICE & Security
    Recently I downloaded the Advent upgrade, successfully ran the updates, but my unit now does not boot up. I did wait for all the upgrades to run 100%, and the unit started to shutdown and reboot as it was supposed to. Planning to go to back to the installer to fix, but has anyone else had a...
  12. Head unit upgrade = better SQ output?

    General Car Audio Discussion
    I have an Alpine CDA-105 (essentially Alpine's entry level headunit) Since I bought it, I've added a JBL MS-8, Focal front stage speakers, and sound deadening. All of the high end receivers (such as the Pioneer Stage 4) promote their internal crossover etc controls. The MS-8 can do all of...
  13. What so you think of these subs?

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    Long story short. I dumped my girl a few months ago and now I need a body massage. What subs do I need? I looking to upgrade my bass. Ive just got a planet audio ac4000.1d and installed it. Sure took my cracked little sony xplod sub to another level, but I want more. I'm looking at getting a...