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  1. Thanks I only have 1 battery so I will just add one by the battery in the rear that goes all the way to the junction that shares the one to the alternator
  2. So I am doing the big 3 and I have a Cadillac DTS and the battery is in the rear. The alternator wire goes to the fuse box in front on a post. The battery wire goes from the rear to the front on that same post. The alternator wire is a short run like maybe a foot or less to the positive post in front and obviously the rear is about a 10 to 12 foot run to that same post. So do I put the inline fuse in the rear coming off the battery to the post in front or coming off the alternator to a fuse then go into the post in front? I am hoping to put it on the battery side because room is limited on the alternator wire. You can't even see it it's a short run under other wires in front. If anyone knows a DTS it's a 20 pound bag of crap stuffed in a 10 pound bag.
  3. Wow that is insane . I'm sure its going to big a huge difference from my JL 12w6v2 and 500.1 that I have had for 12 years.
  4. thanks i am going to buy it. I just want to say thanks everyone for the suggestions. im still all new to this and way over my head.
  5. Think I am going to get that Orion he said he would let it go for 225 shipped. Its certified at 2953 @ 1 ohm at 12.9 Volts. What do you guys think?
  6. damn that thing is way underrated for 599. but out of stock I guess https://www.1800woofers.com/synergy-audio-wfo-35-1d-3-500w-rms-mono-block/
  7. Yeah that guy with the Orion hit me up I am thinking about it. SO many choices I just want to do it right but also not overpay or get something I will regret later. I am trying to read all I can but the more I read the more confusing and unsure what to get. I will check into the ones that where mentioned earlier. Someone had told me this but if that's the case then I need more power. "When looking for amps to match with subs I go off the 4 ohm ratings because that more realistic of the power your subs are actually going to be getting."
  8. Yeah the Skar 3500 is over 5 so I think I rather get something else or a better name brand. Nothing wronf with that Skar but I would go with something better in that price range Wow that is a awesome amp. Thank you yeah they have also proven to start fires. Not a big fan
  9. I just got my hippo xlr 12 which is a 3k rms it's a 66 pound monster. I have a 350 amp alternator coming and will be doing the big 3 with 0 gauge. I can't decide on a amp. I was looking at a skar 2k and a wolfram 2400 and they push about 2.5k rms. My understand and please correct me if I am wrong is I rather have a bigger amp that pushed way more and turn it down then having to push a amp that makes 2.5k at full throttle all the time, I looked at the Taramps but 4 gauge inputs wire on a 3k rms amp just does not sit right with me. I guess this is the one time that I will actually spend some money without buying the cheapest thing around. I hope my budget of 500 is doable. Thanks for your time
  10. Ok so that means you have no opinion on the subs? Again I am going with what the manufacture said and that was for only 1 sub the amp will push the other 2 choices just fine according to the manufacture and those amps push close to 3k from the dyno vids. So again school me on what I should or shouldn't get. Lets not worry about anything else but the sub we are getting off subject just forget I mentioned the amps I will reevaluate depending on if I go with the Hippo. So can we please stay on topic and I will build the rest of the system around it. Thank you gents
  11. Sorry I just re titled it . My understanding is both those amps put out over 2k plus. But I am not worried about the amp if I need to go bigger that's fine so let's go with I need a sub first and then I will pick out a suitable amp . SO out of those 3 subs which would do the best for my needs? Are they good subs do they hit hard? Di g Deep? Overrated? Would the hippo being 3k rms make a huge difference between the other 2? One is 250 for 1750 rms the other is 100 more for the same amount of rms and also for that extra 100 I can get another 1,300 MORE RMS power. Again this is all new to me so help me decide. Again lets say I have all the electrical and the amp to power it all which of the 3 should I get? Again for the price and 3k I want the hippo. I also talked to Massive they said both amps above would be a great match but again no details on why I should go with their subs. and again take the amp out of the equation for now
  12. Hello I am brand new here and wanted to post a question I been itching to make a purchase and I always buy before I research so I figured for once let me do some research especially in this area. I have talked to all 3 of the manufactures above and none of them sold me on anything they just said our sub woofers are the best but never told me in detail why I should go with them which was pretty unusual. I have a 2007 Cadillac DTS and my current setup is a JL Audio 12w6v2 and a JL Audio 500.1 yeah old stuff I know. I have had this set up for about 15 years in about 6-8 different cars and had to re cone once. I have had nothing else as far as subs and amp. I wanted to give this setup to my son and wanted to get myself something new I loved the setup but again I'm passing it down and now looking to something more budget friendly. I looked at these 3 due to reviews and power rating. I am not looking to send more than $400 on a sub. I am leaning towards the Hippo due to it being 3krms nd it comes with the sound deadener which my trunk rattles bad and I hate that ghetto sound and also the other two are 1700. As far as an amp goes I am going with a skar 2k or the Wolfram 2400 but still researching. Can you guy give me some feedback on these 3 and for now let's not worry about electrical or box lets just talk strictly sub. I am only going with one 12" I want chest thumping bass that digs deep and that people a few blocks away will be like wtf if I wanted it to,. MY JL does turn heads still. I listen to a lot of rap R&B. and also listen to rock/metal. I can go from System of a Down to A Tribe Called Quest back to Lincoln Park then to some Salsa or Meringue My JL does great and people are surprised by it so I am really excited to see what triple the power can do once I get the electrical up to par but that's for another thread. Thank you for your feedback Also I have had 0 experience with the 3 below $379-https://ficaraudio.com/product/q-ferrite-series/ $269-https://gpcaraudio.com/deaf-bonce-apocalypse-db-sa2712-12-subwoofer/ $399(it was 359 now 399 with free sound deadener) https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_136923_Massive-Audio-HIPPO-XL-122R-HIPPOXL122R.html
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