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Don Hammond

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  1. I am currently running 4 dc audio level 3's. 2 subs to each amp @ 2ohm. kicker 2400.1. You cannot strap them but you can go from output amp1 to input of amp 2. If your speakers are in the same enclosure make sure your gains are set exactly the same on both amps. If each sub is in a separate enclosures they need to be set super close to the same. I took mine down to a few shops and no one had the Oscilloscope or DD1 to set them the same. I used ohms law and a multimeter
  2. Go on Facebook to BBE $35 dollars for the design. You build I have a 2016 f 150 with 4 dc audio custom Lev 3 10's that I am currently building a enclosure for. (I Removed back seat) He did the design to my specs and communication was awesome.
  3. Man I cant wait to hear how those sound and what you think, my buddy has the same truck and that's all I have been telling him about....he is new to the car audio world. I figured this setup or something close would be a good start ...Keep us posted
  4. You can try Apex alternators. apexhighoutputalternators.com. I am running 390 amp alt it was less than 600.00. I agree I would not go below 1 ohm load on the daily driver.
  5. Yes. If the sub failed do to manufacture issue they will replace it for free, if it blew do to abuse, misuse etc they will charge you. When the Q class L7 first came out they had a lot of problems with them. I went thru a few of them & kicker replaced them free each time


  6. Yea I found out last night, searching and finally found a video. I sent an email to kicker to see if they have any other info. Thanks Mike
  7. Ok I will try and give more details this time lol. Apex alternator rated @ 390 amps, 2 xs power d3400 batteries, 2 KXA 2400.1 rated @ 2400 watts ea, 2 Q class 500.4 rated @ 500 watts ea RMS, 4 DC audio level 3's d2 with level 4 LR surround, just purchased. I ran 2 1/0 OFC SHCA power from front battery to rear(15' run), fuse holder as both ends. One SMD dual fuse holder after the front battery and one SMD dual fuse holder before the 2nd battery. From the 2nd battery I ran 2 1/0 to distribution block, from distribution block to SMD Quad XL fuse holder. I am going to fuse each amp as recommended, but what i am looking for is the fuse size between the batteries. I thought the bigger the fuse the better. Am I wrong?
  8. hmmmm well i guess i will find out when i get it all hooked up, it does have RCA input and output so whats the point of the RCA out if you cant mirror them at least
  9. does anyone know if a can strap or mirror 2 of these together. It has RCA in and out but no directions on how to when hooking up your subs etc.
  10. I thought 1/0 was rated at 350 so that is what i went with. If i am wrong please let me know lol. I read on another post on SMD forum 1/0 was rated 350amp. It is for the main runs. I just bought another fuse block from SMD to fuse each amp.
  11. awesome thank you very much. I just got back into car audio and it has been along time to be honest. A lot has changed since the late 90's early 2000's
  12. Here is a quick drawing of how it is currently set up img20190530_13555823.pdf
  13. Yes also to protect factory electrical system from any shorts or ground faults between batteries. I want to protect it all. I will try smaller fuses on the amplifies and buy another SMD fuse holder. Worst case is the fuse blows and I install the recommended size for the amps
  14. I used the formula to determine the fuse size. So I should buy another SMD fuse holder and fuse each amp also. 200 amp fuse to the 2400 and 60 amp fuse to the 500.4's. what about fuse size between the batteries.
  15. I have 1 KX 2400.1 (200 AMP) and 2 Q class 500.4 (60 Amp Each). I was going off the calculations of watts/volts x 1.25 = 307. I read on a few forums that said to fuse for the wire size so thatis why I have the 2 350 amp fuses per run between the batteries
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