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  1. Hey guyz just bought a new car and want a budget subwoofers to put in her ass xD Whos up for suggestion?
  2. BassheadMS

    Help me get loud

    My system: all stock electrical. Walmart brand battery, think it's about 775 cca not sure. Hifonics Brutus Brz 2016.1d 2000 watt rms stable and wired at 1 ohm. Roughly 5.7 cu ft {gross} 4.3 {net} ported sub up/ port back enclosure. port is 4" wide 13.5 tall 28" long after cabin gain I think she's tuned to around 34 hz. 2) Skar Audio EVL 12's dual 4's. So my subs are displaced, not side by side, but like -- _ ... I'm concerned that the placement of the subs vs. where the subs are/ or box size or port size is maybe making one of my subs bottom out? I'm just looking for tips and tricks with my setup. Any advice is greatly appreciated, I'm running 2 strands of 4 gauge power and 2 gauge ground btw. What can I do to make this thing a ground pounder?? Not so worried about metering, just wanna be heard and shake everything up. Shes loud but I feel like there's room for improvements with what I've got . Thanks guys
  3. My good friend Aaron, aka Psyph Morrison, has never had a real system in any of his cars before. If you don't know who Psyph is (pronounced Sife), look him up on itunes, spotify or any other music app out there. Youtube as well. I have known him over 10 years and even worked with him on his last 3 albums as an executive producer. Ok, now that is out of the way, the reason he is getting a system is because well, the entire time i have known him and worked with him making music, especially music with a lot of bass, he has never had a system of his own. I don't know anyone who has had more car issues than him so we really never made it to the discussion of a system. Not too long ago he picked up a 2002 Honda Accord 4 door. I knew right then he has a reliable vehicle finally. So i offered to slap some beat in it for him. Watching him pull up, slapping his own music in a (not so great) stock sound system was really bothering me. How can my boy ride around like that if he know's ME? Long story cut short...his car is at my shop for a few weeks while i figure out what i am going to do. I have NO "plans". I just want to get him some good equipment, set it up proper and make him happy! ****NOTE, anything you see here is subject to change as i am totally freestyling this. Trying to just make it work. First i stopped by Arden Audio in Sacramento Ca. They always have what i need in stock over there and if they don't i can get it same or next day. I decided to pick Psyph up a new head unit first and foremost. I also got the dash kit and wiring harness to go with it. Grabbed some SkyHigh 16ga OFC speaker wire to run to the doors. The system will consist of (so far) Pioneer DEH X7800 BHS Head Unit Rockford Fosgate Punch 1000.1 (BASS) Rockford Fosgate Punch 300.2 (Highs) (2) Rockford Fosgate P3 12" subs (ported enclosure) (1) Set Rockford Fosgate T2 6.5" separates SMD Fuse / Grounding Blocks Mechman 1/0 OFC Power Wire Skyhigh 12 and 16ga Speaker Wire I already had a P300.2 but i got him a matching 1000.1 to go with it. These P3 12" subs are not brand new but might as well be. They are in brand new condition! They are my old ones. This box was already finished and just hanging around the shop. I KNOW it sounds good so it should do great in his trunk! The trunk floor is at an angle so i have to make a platform and flatten it out some so the box sits level.
  4. Currently have 6 American bass xfl 1222s on 2 dc5ks and keep loosing a sub top passenger side one. Thinking its cause of being different versions of an xfl and sick of wasting money and time blowing them. So can get a great deal on some ascendant audio mayhem 12s 1.4s. So wondering how they will sound and work compared to the ab xfls. Box is tuned to 29hz and blaine Perkins said box will work fine for these subs.
  5. One of my cars is a BMW 325 convertible E46... I have about 14h x 16d x 29w under the convertible storage without taking up much of my actual trunk space... I’m looking for LOW bass, not necessarily Loud bass... I have a single Kicker 10-inch L7 in 1.73cuft now and I can put two in that box... but AM open to suggestions as long as I don’t lose too much trunk space either sealed, or ported tuned to 25-28hz thanks looking for flat to 24Hz... Can it be done... the challenge it out there!
  6. Hey guys i got 800 to get the baddest subs or sub out there. I have a Dc power 270 alt and a extra 802 cca battery my plan is to get another 2400 hifonics amp so 4800 watts total. Can my car suport this? I also want some 15s. Help me im overwhelmed with all the choices. Thanks guys!!! I also have a nissan altima so space is limited
  7. Christman2016


    HHHHHEEELLLPPP!!!! So Im planning a build for myself Iv been helping a buddy out with His comp van For the last 2 years.. Now its time for my daily I'm not going for anything to crazy just a little Flex, It will be going in back of a 04 ex,Box will be around 17cf give or take with slot port, I want to have the Sub reverse. I already got 0g ran and Big 3 installed..My budget is 2k So now it's time for Your basshead thought's I was wanting to get some Info About these brands And if they would be a good fit to my daily... ssa Evil 18s SQ HDC4 18s Crescendo Audio contralto 18
  8. I am looking to buy a single 15" subwoofer. I want something that excels at the 30hz-20hz range for under around $640 USD. Sundown is what i want but the shipping to australia always costs WAY too much. Also FI Car Audio does not ship to australia. The Skar Audio ZVX-15v2 costs $360USD + $100USD Shipping and seems to be what i'm looking for but people keep bad talking it. The amp i am getting is a 3200W hifonics amplifier so a higher wattage subwoofer would also be good if it can be found for the price. Does anyone have any suggestions for other brands to look into?
  9. GrantMcl97

    FU Audio

    I'm looking into getting 2 FU audio 750 12s. I've got a box that is 4 cubic foot tuned to 28 hz and I'm curious to how they would sound in that box. The manufacture sheet says tune to 33-35 hz so I'm jw if they will play 28 down to about 24 good?
  10. rorystarks

    sa-8 t-line

    Hey guys i just acquired a sa 8 and after reading many post about it i wanted to try a rear horn design . Can anyone direct me to past post with this design or assist me in the specs for this build . Guys will this t-line work well for my sa-8 if i just add a spacing ring to take up the depth of the sub . Please share some advice on this .
  11. Anand Sayroo

    upgrade time!

    Hey whats up everyone! So last summer I ran 2 American bass hd 12s on a banda 3500. The subs are now sold and I'm looking to upgrade. Do you guys think I would get louder running 4 AB XFL 10s on a Taramps 4k? Any suggestions on upgrades? Thanks!
  12. Having some questions on a dual amp setup.. I'm wanting to run 2 Soundstream ta1.3000d on 2 PSi platform 3 15. The amps are rated: 3000 rms @ .5 ohm 2500 rms @ 1 ohm Subs are the dual 2 ohm direct connect PSi 15s rated at 3000 watts rms. I've never personally installed two amps before so my question is how would i run the rca's and then how to wire the voice coils to the amps? Any help is appreciated!
  13. I'm new to using subwoofers. i want to get 4 15inch subwoofers for a surburban. What is the best brand to get for subwoofers and amps. And should i have someone build a box to fit all four or should i do two boxes two in each.
  14. i wanted to know which subwoofer brand is the best kicker or dc audio or any other brand??, i have the following amplifier with me of 1000 rms if i install a sub of more than 1000rms for e.g. 1200 or 1400 , will it under perform compared to a sub of exact 1000rms installed on MY amplifier(1000rms)???? money is it not issue please suggest good subs of 15 inch !! and the 15 inch sub should be of 2 ohm or 4 ohm???what would be the difference performance wise??
  15. Hey everyone I have been coming to SMD for a long time to do research and have finally broke down and created an account to both contribute and hopefully get a better understanding on things when needed. As my topic title suggests I am interested in hearing from some other members with their experiences switching from the big name mainstream companies subs to using the more audio enthusiast/underground names products advertised here. I understand the forum rules on not allowing which is louder posts and I do not want this topic to be just that simple. I have installed numerous subwoofer systems in my personal vehicle as well as close friends vehicles over the years. Out of these systems or systems I have heard in person for that matter not a single one of them have had any subs installed from brands other than JL, Kicker, Rockford, Pioneer, Dual, Alpine, or Memphis. I am looking into upgrading my current system and want to hear from others that have been in my position themselves so that I can better gauge if investing the money into these partner brands will make a huge difference. The differences I am looking to achieve doing this is: Better power and thermal efficiencies, better sounding and smoother frequency responses, A more durable speaker, excursion capabilities (move more air in general), and finally getting louder! I understand there are a ton of variables that affects the above in the individuals particular application (the vehicle itself, the source signal, the power being provided from the electrical system as well as the amp, wires, and arguably the most importantly the box the speakers in) Assuming that all of the variables are constant across both installs and everything is a perfect scenario (not realistic) would these Partner brands excel in every way? I want to justify spending the money and hearing it for myself but that's just not realistic as my current system works. Like many others I want my system louder, cleaner sounding, more durable, all while not causing serious risks of damage from daily use at higher power. I hope this post falls within the rules and if it doesn't feel free to remove it. I am looking forward to hearing from others that have taken the leap and what you achieved by doing so. My current system: 2011 Chevy Cruze LS Big 3 Upgrade (140amp Alt) XS Power D3400 Secondary Battery (Isolated) Knukonceptz Kolossus Flex 0/1 Gauge OFC Wire (Battery & Amp) Knukonceptz Kolossus Flex 8 Gauge OFC Speaker Wire Audiocontrol Epicenter Bass Processor Alpine MRX-M240 Amplifier (CEA Compliant Benched @ 2652watts rms on 2ohm load 2x Alpine SWR-12D4 12" Subwoofers Wired to 4ohm load (Aprox 750 watts rms per sub) Prefabricated box: Attrend Bbox E12DV (Alpine Recommended) Factory Radio The box and type r subs are what I'm looking to upgrade, everything else is being left as is. I do plan on buying 2 12" dual 2 ohm subs this time to maximize my amp output but I just want to feel confident moving forward that changing to a different brand will be the night and day difference it seems everyone makes it out to be. I look forward to everyone's insight. Thanks in advance!
  16. need help have to sundown audio 18 z4 with a 4300 rms amp when I pay one song beating hard I smell the voice coils bad its been in my truck 2 weeks can somebody tell me why im still smelling the voice coils
  17. Hello all....Well, I decided I would start a build log. I am going to be walling off my 1997 Honda Civic. For equipment I will be using 4 sundown sa 12s on 2 hifonics brutus 2100s. the wall will have an interchangeable port in the middle of the wall. 2x4's, birch plywood, and fiberglass is my choice of materials..... Lots of 2x4's lol. I am open to any advice........ always willing to learn. Hope you all enjoy the progress. I will be posting lots of pics:) Also check out my YouTube channel: I will be posting updates and wall build footage on my YouTube channel. well here's my car. Equipment for the build. (sundown sa 12's, Hifonics 2100's) I started building the floor a few weeks ago.... cutting out a piece that will bolt to the seat belt thing. 2x4 that is bolted to the vehicle itself. Sorry if some of the pictures look grainy. Got to love the kreg Jig tool..... makes this so much easier. boxing in the wheel well area.
  18. Okay everyone, Here is the beginning of a build that I have put more thought, blood, sweat, tears, and effort into than any other build I have ever done! I am always open for Constructive Criticism in any of my builds! I know most of you like to see goals/equipment lists in the first post. Goals: NOT cutting any corners on anything or "rigging" anything up Build something that can promote my dream of becoming an audio enthusiast and shop owner Build something with mids and highs that can keep up with the bass (Even though I never build anything geared towards numbers,) achieve 150+db on either the kick or windshield on music. Build an enclosure for the subs that can be played at full tilt, and rest a penny on the top of it and have it not move at all Expand my knowledge of fabrication and learn as much as I can. Edit: (forgot to add this) Not have ANY interior or exterior rattles at all. Equipment: 2011 Ford F150 4 door full cab 2 wheel drive with 6 inch lift kit, 20 inch rims, 35 inch tires, and a nice train horn 2 Rockford Fosgate Punch Pro tweeters 4 Rockford Fosgate Punch Pro 6.5 mids 4 Rockford Fosgate Punch Pro 8 mids 2 Crescendo Audio Symphony 800/4s 1 Sundown Audio NS-1 6 Sundown Audio SA 12s Loads of Sky High and Audio Technix 16 gauge, 12 gauge, 4 gauge, 1/0 gauge, and 2/0 gauge wire 3 Powersafe 190 ah batteries Singer 320 amp alternator Custom subwoofer enclosure Custom door pods Custom Battery rack Custom Amp rack Custom Ipad dash Custom center console Custom rear wall trim Custom trim around sub enclosure Clarion 7 band EQ Bluetooth Reciever ^there is probably a good amount that I dont remember lol Pictures to follow There are Soo many people to thank for helping bring this build to life, even the smallest bits of advice can help so much! For that, I say a big THANKYOU!
  19. So, I have these 2 Alpine SWS-15D2 woofers that I have in a living room in separate 3.0 cu ft boxes (a bit too large) and I'm looking for a better way too power them. Each has a 500W RMS rating and right now I am using a 1000W computer power supply unit connected to an Audiobahn AMA24002 (600W RMS x 2 channels). Are there any receivers out there that can provide the wattage necessary to power the speakers without having to wire together a bunch of components in a tacky, ghetto fashion? Thanks
  20. Hi there my first post to smd figured it might as well be a build. My build is about 75% done just a few minor things left to do and presto. not to keep you waiting here are is the list of goodies. please dont question any of the equipment i chose to use it is my choice i was going for somewhat of a budget build thanks! (all tuned via dd-1) BTW box is 4.0 net tuned to 35hz Sub: 4x rockford r1s410s 1x re audio ctx 3200.1 ([email protected]) Mids/Highs: 1x pair rockford prime 6.5s comp with 1 in tweets 1x pair punch 5x7 coaxial 1x pair prime 6x9 coaxial 1x DB drive 80.4 1x NVX eq 7 12 awg sky high wire Kenovo bluetooth Dash: no radio currently stream from my ipad over bluetooth misc: back up cam rear view mirror w/ monitor now for some pics the box isnt 100% done im missing my trim so please dont hate (its louder then you think) sealed replaced factory amp with this cheap one for the pa's some fatmat videos wont upload feel free to veiw my youtube its not the most popular but idc
  21. So I am in need of a amp because mine is just plain bad... Higher bass notes sound muddy and distorted and I really want some good SQ. Money is an issue so i was looking around and found this . Which is a Soundstream STL 600.1. Would this amp match well with JL Audio W1v2-4 12's? In a sealed enclosure? Thanks for your help:)
  22. harlemn8ive

    HDS312 or HDS315's

    I recently ordered some soundqubed HDS312' (2 of them) but because they haven't shipped yet I have been considering spending the extra $20 for 2 15's. with the dimensions of my trunk is this possible? i know the box needs to be 9cu. ft. and the port 1.5 cu ft sp 10.5 cu ft box total volume. Is it possible to put 2 15s? or should i stick with 2 12s any help would be appreciated
  23. Jay61913

    Which size is best?

    Which size is woofer would be best for 25-30 hz?