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  1. MinistryMan


    I currently have a Sony CDX-GT260MP. Out pushes 52x4, but I'm not sure of the rms. Perhaps I could add a small 200 watt amp for the factory replacement or just keep the replacement speakers small. As i ponder this console idea, I'm thinking it would be great to go with some higher wattage component speakers with nice crossovers. The more i research, the less i find i know lol. I have also been looking at equalizers and signal processors. It would be nice to control my highs independently from my lows. I checked that head unit and I'm loving it. I gotta rack up on that. Thanks for the link. No need for the equalizer now, but I'm still looking at the processor.
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    After just a lil study, it seems that a higher output head unit would be a better choice to push the 6x8's. Most are way under 100 watts rms. My current head unit pushes 52x4. There are so many head units out there. What would be a good replacement for my current unit? I have a 2005 F150 standard cab. Not really concerned about touch screen or intricate displays, just power. I am going to remove the middle jumpseat at some near future point, and install a custom console with speakers integrated into it. I haven't decided what kind or size just yet. I have a Kicker ZX1000.1 laying around that I could use for the application. I could purchase a different amp if I must. I haven't done any research just yet, but a 4th order or 6th order box has entered my thoughts. Maybe with some 8's or 10's, I could build such a console. Yes of course I realize these applications in my lil truck is ridiculous, but so is having any big audio system that requires earplugs to keep your hearing from being js...
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    Thanks guys. I did a lot of research, months worth of reading and figuring parameters. I know the set up is ugly and sloppy, and perhaps at some future point I'll clean it up. I really wanted to know if the sub I was after was worth it. There are some great brands, DC audio, PSI, EMF, Sundown audio....etc. I have zero experience with any of these brands. Paper cone versus poly stumped me most. I went with poly to be on the safe side I suppose. Seems like paper would distort easier tho I understand there is better SQ in paper. I am truly hoping to get a vehicle with more room so I can get more resonating sound. This lil cab seriously sux in that respect lol. I have a Jeep GC, but wifey says it's off limits lol. I need to learn more about tuning my amp. I been playing with LPF and bass boost. I'm just a bit afraid of cranking it atm. I would like to give it more time to loosen up. Now I want to focus on my midrange, of which I know very little. It has been suggested to me that I need around 1000 watts of midrange to keep up work this sub...idk. I got factory 6x8's now, 4 of them with a Sony CDX-GT260MP head unit. It pushes 50x4 and doesn't sound too bad for real, but after installing the 300amp alt the speakers are developing a bit of distortion and some static. Wondering what brand I should go after for speakers. Looking at the Pioneer 9605 five channel amp to push them. Any suggestions or instruction would truly be appreciated as I have no plan beyond the amp, tho it is not set in stone. Thinking of going with 4 new 6x8's, and two 8's maybe for the mono channel.
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    Yes, I can, and I did lol. For some resin it will not allow me to upload the pic. File is to large. I got the HCCA 152, Orion XTR 2500.1Dz amp, 0 guage wire, 3 install gear 300amp anl fuses and fuse holders, XS 3400 AGM battery, and a 300 amp alternator. I built a 3.2 cubic foot box and I stuffed 2 lbs of poly in it. It was suggested 1lb per cubic foot, but I went with 2 because the recommended sealed enclosure was 3.65 cubic feet. I haven't broken it in yet, so I haven't cranked it. It sounds good so far tho?
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    Thank you for welcoming me. I have measured the available space that I might be able to use. I wont be able to get real big, but I should be able to fit a 15" sub behind my passenger seat nicely. What sub ,amp, box combo would you recommend? I have around 500 for sub, and as much for amp. Perhaps a few hundred more if necessary. I have at least 4 ft^3 available.
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    That is very true, and something I hadn't thought of. I hope to be able to purchase everything I might need at the same time. What sub and amp would you recommend?
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    Thank you for your input. I have looked at some 3oo amp alts, a 2000 amp XS battery and some 0guage OFC wire for amp and big 3 upgrade. I have seen many fuse blocks without knowing which brand to get. I looked at 300amp fuses, 3 of them, and a battery isolator relay. It doesn't have to be 5k. I thought I would get the 5k amp to give myself room to grow. The sub is only rated at 2500rms. Maybe I could get by with an amp that would draw half that power. I noticed that when amps of that size are on dyno they draw around 300 amps. Could I get by with the smaller battery using a less powerful amp? As much as I would love to grow my system, the space in the cab of my truck is severely limited. In total, I have 2k for budget. I think I will be able to purchase all necessary upgrades. I guess my real question is concerning the sub and amp. What would be a great sub? I've looked at so many. I spoke of Orion because they were reviewed so often in articles. I thought maybe I should go with it, but I know how some ppl who test or review things are. I figure a true audiophile would know best.
  8. Hello all, I am new to this forum as well as car audio in general. I own a 05 Ford F150 XL standard cab, and I want to build something respectable. I like Rock, Metal, and some hip hop. I got a small budget around 15-1800.My truck is stock 4.2v6. I've been looking at the Orion HCCA15, and HCCA 5000.1D amp. That is the type of power I feel like I need, but as I said I don't know much. There are so many brands, and phony amps out there. It has been very difficult to research. I like to shop in person, so I've been a lil indecisive. There are so many questions I have. Like, what is the resonating frequency of my cab? Do I need an extra battery, or can I use a 5-10 farad cap? What is the best sub for the music I like? Sealed or ported, can I have a hard hitting ported box? If I build a small ported box will it hit more like a sealed? Should I use an aero port, square, or slot? I want my sub to be heard from a distance, but retain decent sound quality. Which subs will give me great SQ and SPL? Is there a true SQL sub? Ok, I think you get the idea. I would very much appreciate any and all feedback. My ultimate goal is to play music loud enough so that the cars around me will hear what I hear...plainly. I realize I will have to upgrade my mids-highs, but one thing at a time. Again, thanks for any advice.