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Man this thread bring back some good day's memory's! I remember when I was back in high school and a Rockford Punch 150 driving 2 Punch 10's in a custom ported one piece box made for a regular cab Chevy S-10 and to this day I still think it was the best sounding and hardest hitting amp/sub combo I've ever owned. You could feel and hear that thing coming for miles and best thing about it was the clarity of the subs and running them off of an Alpine 7904 and 3318 e.q. (I think). I also had some horn loaded mids/highs that would make your ears bleed in that little truck. Damn where are the times going?? Keep this thread up becasue I have nothing better to do until this foot of snow goes away!
 

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Talking about boxes and old school setups, this may sound completely off the wall but, back in the late 80's-early 90's, I remember reading about an installer somewhere in Florida that would build a sub box and only use it if his pet turtle liked the box when he set him inside it! LOL!
I am not smoking anything and i am not drinking. I SWEAR I read this story in a CA & E or some other car audio type magazine. Yeah, sounds totally crazy but, the guy absolutely believed his turtle could predict how a empty sub box would perform.
And no, he didn't say anything about the turtle "talking" to him.
 

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my little contribution to this thread:








 

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Damn Double posts!
 

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and more:




 

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Damn Double Posts!
 

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and my A/D/S collection:














 

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I'm currently using one of those badboys as my subwoofer amplifier. Best damn sub amp I've ever used. It's running at 1ohm powering a DD3512e... it pushes that woofer to it's limits (and that's no easy task), and never heats up. I don't know how an amp runs at 1ohm in a pretty much unventilated trunk and never heats up.

BTW - I tried powering the same woofer with my RF Power 1000 (pictured earlier in this thread)... it barely moved. The 40UHC.... I think it could pop my DD if I let it.
i guess the earthquake would put out more than the power 1000 since it;s rated at 4 ohms mono and is four channels, not a good comparison to me and the eathquake is 1 ohm stable. is that dd dual 2 ohms or dual 4 ohms
 

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anyone know where I can get plugs for these ads amps besides robotunderground on ebay? I'd really like some authentic ones.
 

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I finally got my Coustic collection completed ish. Still looking for a 262u and a 362u. However $ for car audio right now is ummm no.



What I have here are

162u, 160u, 260u, 360u, & a 460u

35x2 on the 160's, 50wx2 for the 260, 75w x 2 for the 360 and 100x2 on the 460u
 

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I finally got my Coustic collection completed ish. Still looking for a 262u and a 362u. However $ for car audio right is ummm no.



What I have here are

162u, 160u, 260u, 360u, & a 460u

35x2 on the 160's, 50wx2 for the 260, 75w x 2 for the 360 and 100x2 on the 460u
Neat looking Coustic amps. Don't know anything about that series of Coustic, but is much nicer looking than some of their amps. I am looking for a Coustic 150 and a 500. The ones from the early 80's. Come across any of those in your Coustic searches?
 

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Sorry I haven't seen those models, however I haven't been paying attention. The coustic 160u was my first. ;) Check ebay out often or a google search.

Now I have to get a coustic 550 under my belt. haha Nothing like a 80's style amp that in the manual recommends an industrial battery to be used.
 

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Talking about boxes and old school setups, this may sound completely off the wall but, back in the late 80's-early 90's, I remember reading about an installer somewhere in Florida that would build a sub box and only use it if his pet turtle liked the box when he set him inside it! LOL!
I am not smoking anything and i am not drinking. I SWEAR I read this story in a CA & E or some other car audio type magazine. Yeah, sounds totally crazy but, the guy absolutely believed his turtle could predict how a empty sub box would perform.
And no, he didn't say anything about the turtle "talking" to him.
Sorta true. The turtle would react to different frequencies by raising or lowering his head. Therefore the box was loaded and playing test tones. I assume it was for port tuning. Was it accurate? I have no idea.
 

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This is my gear in my car (Not able to get pictures of it at this moment):

Alpine 7944 Head unit
Alpine CHA-S605 CD-changer
PXA-H600 DIGITAL PHASE PROCESSOR
Nakamichi PA-302 x 2
Power Acoustik OV2-1800
Boston Pro 10.5LF 4Ohm x 2
Boston Pro 5.4 (rear)
Macrom EXT6.0 (front)

Very happy with the combination of the Alpine equipment, the PA-302's and the EXT6.0. Gives a nice, warm sound.

The pictures are showing the Alpine components in my collection (exept my "Alpine 7375 6-cassette changer" which I was not able to get a picture of at this moment):
Thank you for posting that. I've had people call me a flat out liar when I tell them about the changer. I knew I wasn't crazy. I held one in my hand back in the day.
 

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Sorta true. The turtle would react to different frequencies by raising or lowering his head. Therefore the box was loaded and playing test tones. I assume it was for port tuning. Was it accurate? I have no idea.

Thanks for clearing that up. I knew I had read that. Just found it to be...well, alittle bizarre.
 
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