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  1. It's 2017 and my brain is still wired to 1994 when the Orion XTR-2250 (1000 watts RMS) sold for 1300 bucks. Here we visit the present time when you can get a 2500 watt RMS amplifier for $439 USD. I've been in talks with Orion for a few months now as I keep getting requests to test their amps. I decided a good one to try would be the XTR 2500.1D. Rated 2500 watts at 1 ohm, 12.6 volts, seems like a good price point for many car audio enthusiasts. As stated in the video, Orion sent me this amp to test (not to keep, will be returned) and they did NOT pay me for this video. I had already bought an XTR 2500.1D to test, so it was also great that I had two to compare. Some people think MFG's may send me a "boosted" amp or one that's not the normal. I was able to try out both amps and confirm this is the norm for the current Orion XTR 2500.1D amp model. Skip to 4:26 if you want to see only Amp Dyno results See on YouTube in full 1080P HD or embedded below:
  2. Ok so I'm new here and just want to apologize before hand if I pose a question in the forum. I have an old school Orion HCCA 12 that I would like to rebuild/have rebuilt, but can't seem to find any information on a recone kit. I only know that the sub came out in like 1998-99. Is there any company that makes a kit or rebuilds them? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanx
  3. Which brand is better? a guy at work says audiobahn is better then Orion and that Orion is shit. so i gave him a demo and now he doesnt think they are shit but still thinks audiobahn is better. what do you guys think?
  4. i have a pa1500.1 and i came across a orion hcca d2400 for cheap but my friend told me that it would only put out 1200 rms and to just keep my pa1500.1 what do you all think would put out more power?
  5. Hello everyone, This is my first post here, or on any forum on the interwebz. Thank you all in advance for any help you can provide. So my old focus hatchback decided to kick the bucket and I purchased a 2012 chrysler 200. Not my first choice of bass car but its nice and they were the only dealership in the Ann Arbor MI are that could get me a reasonable loan. I have 1 Sundown Z v.3 18 that i would love to try to cram in the trunk, i built the box for it that was in my focus but it will not fit in the chrysler so im looking for advice on how to make the proper choices for port size and what not. I do not plan to compete, i like it loud but clear also. Im not a strick audiophile but i can tell whats good and not. I love the lows, feeling the music is the best part but i listen to all sorts of music not just rap so id like to be able to have a bit of range. The trunk has a max height of 14.5 inches (that includes space for the woofer to move), 38" wide at the smallest point and id like to keep it to a max length of 30ish". I obviously dont care about having any trunk space left, thats why we have back seats right? For the time being ill be using my orion hcca 10 in the spec ported box that i paid wayyy to much to have the local shop build a few years ago. Power is a Hifonics Brutus brx 1600, kinetik hc 2000, knukoncepts ofc 1 awg, stock alt, new front batt soon and big 3 soon, there is only the stock crap in the car right now. And i know the amp isnt amazing but it gets the job done. So after the longwindedness you just endured what would yall say is a good port option? 6 to 7 cube box, i know the rule of thumb is 12 to 16 in sqd per foot cubd, id like to be around 32 33 hz. I was think an internal height of about 11", sub mounted up to a single baffle with a second overtop to make it flush and add strength and some 2x4 braces around the cutout. Single baffle everywhere else. My last box i messed up on calculations (first time) and ended up tuned way high but it sounded pretty good, got loud and still played down into the 20s. It is 1.5 inch mdf all around, resind the inside, 45d the corners, bedlined the outside, it weighs more than my gf with a purse full of rocks. Id like to go birch and stain it this time Thank you all again, im open to any and all suggestions. I can post pics too if anyone wants. As an fyi i have no comp to use any box building software since my macbook pro was stolen a year and a half ago so im all website calcs and paper.
  6. Hey Guys, Just got my truck about 2 months ago and I'm already entered myself into the Car Audio game. My goals are just like everyone else, To be the best and the loudest. I have done some custom work with my friends who already have had systems so i knew exactly what i wanted and a general idea of where to begin. My friend has been into car audio a good deal of time so he knows how to do alot of the custom work and i have been watching and learning along the way. Well I will let the story unfold throughout the pictures. This is where the dream begins Details: 2002 4 Door Chevy Blazer LS 4.3L Vortec Viper 5704 responder alarm with remote start (4) Mb Quart 6.5" PVL in the Doors (4) Mb Quart 1-1/2" PVL Tweeters (2 in Front doors, 2 in seat belt shroud) (2) Planet Audio 4" and tweeter combination (Dash) (1) Optima Red Top Under the hood (Came with) (1) Soundstream DTR 680.4 (Acoustic) (1) Power Acoustic Gothic Series 3500.1 D (Sub) (2) Soundstream Carbon Fiber SST-20 Bullet Tweeters (1) Kenwood KDC-400U Headunit (Running the Planet Audio's) (1) Orion HCCA 15" 2 Ohm DVC woofer (Run down to 1 ohm) (1) O gauge Tsunami Ground Distribution Block (1) 0 gauge NVX Audio Fused Power Distribution Block
  7. Well...I am trying to get back into the audio game. life went to shit for a bit but I have a new to me 2007 F250 CC/SB that I am trying to upgrade. Feel like I am going crazy looking at all this stuff again. 1. Going active. I have two zapco ST-4x SQs and an old school Orion XTR475. Should I go custom 3-way or just buy a component set? 2. Kenwood deck ( https://www.kenwood.com/usa/car/receiver/kdc-bt772hd/ ) Mainly for easy of use for bluetooth/android control and FLAC ------ I also own an alpine 9887 which I was going to use but...I like the USB/FLAC of the kenwood... (hoarder status) 3. Don't know where to place the speakers...either tweet/3" mid on the a pillar and the 8" in the kick or just a 6.5 component set... Tweeters: SBacoutics metal dome tweets https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/hard-dome-tweeter/sb-acoustics-sb26adc-c000-4-aluminum-dome-tweeter/ Mids: Fountek FE85 "3 mid (plan to run two) https://www.parts-express.com/fountek-fe85-3-full-range-speaker-driver--296-717 Faitalpro 3FE25 3" mid (plan on run two) https://www.parts-express.com/faitalpro-3fe25-3-professional-full-range-woofer-8-ohm--294-1104 Woofer: Beyma 8p300fe http://www.usspeaker.com/beyma 8p300fe-1.htm OOOOORRRR.... budget $300 max for a decent but beefy component set. I know 5.25 component set fits in the doors but that location kinda sucks. @White Lightning @06RTCharger @ToNasty @Audio-Concepts @Triticum Agricolam
  8. Hello guys. Been a while. Need a little advise. Guy has a 2010 Nissan Maxima max dims 38l x 24w x 18.5h. Wanting to tune the box to 34hz and the speaker wants 3cu.ft. He wants to be loud and is using a Audiopipe APCL3001D. What do you think I should build the box at with a slot port? Thanks.
  9. I recently bought an Orion Hcca 12.2 and am trying to build a box for it and have a few questions. I am putting roughly 1500 watts towards it. This is Orion's recommended box size. 1. Orion recommends a square port. Is there any benefit to a square vs slot port? 2. Orion recommends a 38 hz tuning. Isn't that a little high for rap. I was thinking 33-35 would sound better. 3.My working dimensions are h= 20 w =40 and d = 15. Sub up port up. Any help would be appreciated!
  10. So I have been trying to calculate my first 4th order for 2 orion hcca 10s. I have started with having a seperate sealed chamber for each sub with 0.625 cuft each and a common ported chamber of 2.5 cuft tuned to 45hz. I was just wondering how much port area I would need? Also if the airspace would be fine? Also I went for a 2:1 ratio since that was pretty common, what would be the advantage of going to a bigger ratio like a 3:1? Ive heard these subs like smaller enclosures so I didnt want to get to big. Thanks!
  11. So i figured itd be a bout time to post and see what y'all think. Ive been helping my buddy Ryan build up his daily for comps. Came to me wanting an enclosure for his trunk to house a "nasty 12". After max dimensions and his personal preff i came up with a design that would max his output without being a burp box. without further boredome heres some design pics. Sub up, Port forward Enclosure made of .75 mdf, will have internal bracing as well as glassed extensively. cant find the torres sheet but i believe its just about 3ft^3 tuned to 33
  12. Im looking at building a new box for my HCCA and have no clue as to what the specs should be, im looking for it to hit hard and have good spl. Any help would be greatly appreciated. its running at 2 ohms off a rockford t2500-bdcp in a 2 door 05 sunfire. Main reason im building a new box is so it will be upward facing.
  13. Hey everyone, I've got an HCCA102 black coil 2000 rms sub with a massive audio n4 amp and a prefab box. The sub sounds good and all but I know shes got more in her. And I'm damn sure its the box limiting it. So my question is what is the best recommended box or if someone can point me in the direction of a enclosure builder would be awesome. The prefab box i have now is as close to spec as orion recommends that I could find, same frequency tuning and sq ft. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  14. Post your real or dream audio system below, I just wanna know what the community has. My real audio system--- 2 DC level 4 15's Custom box 3 4" aeroports 7 cubic ft tuned @30 2 Sundown sae1500D Alpine CDE-143BT 2 Alpine type r 6.5 componets 4 Crescendo PWX pro 6.5 2 Alpine Type r tweets 2 Alpine mrx-m110 Murdermat in all doors/back wall Skyhigh 0/1 awg runs Mechman 240A alt Skyhigh 18awg to door speakers JL rca's 2 XS d1600 My dream system--- 4 DC level 6 15's Walled box tuned @30 All Skyhigh/Certified Basshead wire 2 DC 10.0k 4 Crescendo neo 8" 6 Crescendo neo 6.5" 4 Crescendo ft1 DC amp/amps to power speakers 2 mechman 370A alts 4 XS lithium batteries Murdermat double layered everywhere custom dash If only I had the money/means for my dream system lol
  15. Hey guys. I have a slight problem figuring out how many or how big or both, of alternators do i need to push 9000 watts. The system I am building is a little under 8000 watts. Im trying to run my amps at the highest efficiency possible. I have decided to run at least 2 D2700 xs power batteries. But, I am not sure what size or how many alts I need to efficiently charge the batts. ANy help would be greatly appreciated.
  16. I been having an orion cobalt 200.4 for a while. I just never messed with it until now. I was wondering if anyone has any info on the lowest ohm load to bridge 2 channels. I have 2 4 ohm subs and I was just wondering if I could drop them down to 2 ohms and bridge the rear channels. They are some cadence tens. 250 max 125 rms in a under seat probox In a Chevy Silverado ext cab 2001. Thanks in advance
  17. Quick question, I've been running two SCV 3000ds strapped at 1 ohm or .5ohm per amp on my NSV3 15" for the last 6 months, recently fried an amp through my own error. I have an opportunity to swap and get a new scv 6000d for cheap and was wondering switch setup would be louder and better overall. I've got a singer 330 and 2 D3400 and 1 D3100. The setup was loud as hell, now 1 3000d is just not loud at all. Also I have been considering getting a Orion HCCA 8000.1 because they do rated 12.6v and obv I'd have shit tons of headroom. I need opinions thanks.
  18. Okay so I'm new here and I need some info. I have an orion hcca 10.2 and a hifonics brutus 1600.1. New. All under two weeks old. I also have an audiopipe cap 6 farad and good alt, battery. The sub recently stopped hitting at high volumes. Not clipping it I'm runnin bass knob a quarter head unit -6 amp about halfway and tuned to the box I have. Could it be the cap is giving the amp a shitting voltage or a voice coil blown because I did smell the woofer a bit when I took it out of the box. But here's a twist. Wired it up to 4 ohms (800rms) and it's working fine. But when I have it at 1 ohm (1600 rms) not even the rms of the sub. The manual for the sub says 2000 rms and when I had it at 1 ohm it would quit hitting hard at high volume. At 1 ohm also the cap voltage dropped below 10 volts without my gauge on my vehicles dropping under 14. Voice coil? Or shitty voltage from cap?
  19. Ok so just getting ideas on what amp I should use for 2 orion hcca 15.2. I was given a couple ideas like hifonics xx-maximus 10k and ppi 10k but not to sure about these amps so any ideas will help
  20. Just a little something for my 98 jeep wrangler.. Box is in design phase doing 4 10's in a 6th order bandpass tuned to 40ish hertz 3 kinetic hc1400's 2 orion cobalt C06004. 1 Sundown 3500.1 (Subs undecided) 4 rockford fosgate 5.25" 2 rockford fosgate PP4-T tweeters 1.5" 2 oxygen O2 6.5" 2 orion xtr1002 1" tweeters HO 200 amp alt Tons of zero gauge Here is some work that was done so far. Before A-pillars After A-pillars Old build did a 146 @ 45 hertz Heres the vid below
  21. I have a Orion HCCA 12.4, I am going to be setting it up in the summer but for now im just trying to buy everything I need. The sub is rated for 2,000 watts RMS, I want a quality amp that can push this beast. my budget is 550 or so, would rather not reach my budgets max but if necessary I will. Thank you for your time. Any suggestions are appreciated and btw I will most likely be running the sub in parallel dropping the Ohm to 2 Ohms
  22. I have an Orion amp, it intermittently makes rapid clicking sounds upon vehicle startup with no audible output. just clicking like a relay sound.. green lights on, and fans are running.. . i have to turn the car off then on again and then the amp runs fine, its totally weird. I bought this to replace an old kenwood 9105D that worked just fine in the same car, so I dont think its the car.., has anyone had this issue with an orion? so strange.. The tech guy stated i had to have all three power connected with 3 different sources..and mentioned i should have 3 batterys??
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