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  1. Hey so I've only been having this issue since I switched out my subs and amplifier from a kenwood excelon set up to the rockford amp and subs. Whats happening is the amp BANGS all day no matter what at the lows but the moment it gets to a higher frequency seems like a punchier frequency (I wish i Knew what frequency it was but i Just know its not the low end probably way closer to 80hz), it goes into PROTECTION mode. I thought at first it wasn't getting enough voltage and my battery tested at 50% cause i do have a battery tester at our shop, so I changed my battery today and I'm still having the same issue. I know its not my wiring because i had no problems with others amps and subs ect. Rockfords support tech keeps saying its clipping at this certain frequency, which I'm not eliminating yet, but the thing is I have my gain set to just under 7, and it was still doing the same thing even when i had the gain set to under 5. and it doesnt hit nearly as hard as it should be unless i turn the gain closer to over half. I just want to know what i can eliminate and what i should try if you guys are familiar with this issue. If my amp is clipping why wouldnt it be clipping on the lows and only does it on the highs? Another thing is it hardly does it when I'm parked, mailny does it when I'm driving which is really irritating because I want it when I'm driving I could care less about being parked as this is just my daily driver. Any advice would help. The other 3 installers at my shop said battery and rockford only said clipping.. I also tested my alternator with our snap on tester and it also tested good. All that rockford said was too turn down the gain but I know those subs can handle what I'm giving them at least I would think.. Radio is outputting full 5.0 volts Gain = ~60% Lpf = ~25% Punch EQ = 0 subsonic filter = 50% 2005 Dodge Stratus 2 Rockford Fosgate P3D412s with RF R1200 Prime Amplifier 4 gauge rockford power and ground wire 12 gauge rf speaker wire down to 1 ohm Kenwood Exceleon kdc x501 subwoofer level set to +10 sub lpf set to through
  2. I've got a system in my 05 Ford Taurus, and for the longest time I've had an issue with my blower in my AC dropping down with RPMs. When I give it some gas, the blower would kick up how it should be. I just had my HIDs go out, and replaced them with normal Halogen headlights. I am not having the same problem with my headlights. When the Rpms, drop they dim, and when they go up, the brighten. The HIDs, had ballast with them and I never had a problem with them. They do not flicker when the bass hits, only dim when RPMs drop. Currently, I am looking at either a better battery, a second battery, or LEDs with ballasts. Would any of these fix this? Here is what I have. High Output 220 Amp Alternator Pioneer DEH-X6900BT Pioneer Gm-D9601 2,400-Watt Class D Mono Amp Pioneer 12-Inch 4000W TS-W3003D4 Subwoofers with Vented Box Enclosure Planet Audio PC20F 20 Farad Capacitor Pioneer Gm-d8604 1,200W Class-D 4-Channel Amp Pioneer TS-A6886R 6" x 8"/5" x 7" 4-Way Full Range x 4
  3. 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
  4. I've had this thought in the back of my mind for quite some time. After talking to a couple of buddies at work, they convinced me that it would be worth it and to go for it. As I have never dabbled in the car audio world much, I am not sure as to what would suit me best. My budget is around $500, and am trying to get the best thump and quality for my buck. I would be putting this in a 2005 Ford Taurus SEL sedan. Currently, I have the factory Bose speakers, and no sub. Here is what I'm looking at right now. Pioneer DEH-X6900BT https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KKHSYGE/ref=crt_ewc_title_dp_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1FMHNVWMGI839 Pioneer Gm-D9601 2,400-Watt Class D Mono Amp https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CLFM596/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2AH6BGHI3KV4N Pioneer 12-Inch 4000W TS-W3003D4 Subwoofers with Vented Box Enclosure https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CMWSC6W/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1DXN92KCKEQV4 KnuKonceptz KCA Complete 4 Gauge Amp Installation Kit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050I6KII/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1NLNJ4Y2QP8Z Some questions that I have are: 1. Will I be able to run this off of the stock alternator, and a single battery while running? a. If so, about how long without having the car running. 2. Should I replace the Front and Rear speakers, or if just replacing the head unit be sufficient? I am open to any recommendations, criticism, and advice.
  5. Drew Mercer

    Quest for 150db

    I'm currently running two dd 712s on a soundstream t1.4000DL with skyhigh 2/0 amp kits as well as a DC 270a alt. I'm currently metering 143.7 and would like to know what my best course of action is to get as close to or go over 150dB as I can. Any tips or pointers would be greatly appreciated
  6. Hey Guys, So, after a few years running various single 15's and relatively small enclosures I am pleased to announce it is finally time to build a wall and get loud. I've just started looking around lately and with all kinds of different idea's running through my head, I wanted to get some opinions or idea's on what I could do. I'm looking to build something that could get loud on music, but could post some okay numbers if I decided to compete (which probably wont be that often). I'm not on that tight of a budget, but would like to stick to the more budget side of things (though I fully expect to need an alternator, batteries, etc.). I also don't really want to go with more than 4 subs, at that point wiring just gets to be a pain sometimes. So, fire away with some ideas!
  7. Wazup peeps! Just wondering what exactly makes a system in a vehicle do a hair trick? I have watched videos and you see walled systems do tricks, systems in most SUV's do them, but hardly in cars. Vibration or air movement? Lastly, are black chicks scared to do a hair tricks? I don't go to enough shows to know.
  8. So im going making a floor for my trunk but I want to make so i can install my 2 subs, amp and capacitor into it and put some plexi glass over the amp and capacitor with a led strip. The only problem I have is how exactly would i be able to brace and hold the underneath of the floor with equipment in it etc while having a suitable air flow and quality design. I have a 2005 mazda 3 hatchack and i will be taking out the spare tire and plastic trays in the trunk so its bare and allowing me the most space to utitlize for making a floor.
  9. Hi I'm pretty new to car audio and I was wondering what the best setup for around $600 would be?Not including amp. I generally would like it for spl but i also listen to rock/metal so sq would be a plus my budget can stretch a little. Thanks!
  10. Hello well here i'm Going to be posting the preogress of my Fist Build on my 2002 Isuzu Rodeo i Really love this car and i think it deserve an audio System Upgrade so im About to Install 1 x 12 "Sub 600W RMS 2 X mid Bass ( Rear Ones ) 2 X Full Range (Front Ones ) 1 X Monoblock 1 Ch amp for the Sub 1 X 4 Channel ampr for the MId an Full Range Speakers i have already installed the Pioneer 4750BT Head Unit adn wokrs pretty good and i Love the Phone Funcion looks funny without the doors A LOT of holes to cover cuz all the car its pretty much STOCK so.. i have to make a new Grid For the newer speakes that blue one is a 4.5" speaker and i'm going to install a 6.5"speaker so.. tons of work to do..
  11. What are your pet peeves when giving/getting a demo? We've all had the 20 second demos Today I was giving someone a demo and they tried to take over my deck!!!!!!!!!! You never touch a basshead's Head Unit!!!!!!!!! I nearly tossed him out.
  12. hi everybody, i want to buy a new system for my car, i have a nissan versa sedan 2015. but i will not sacrifice all my trunk space... I'm thinking of buying a subwoofer rockford P3SD2-12 or 12TW3-D4 jlaudio with an amplifier rockford T500x1br you who recommended me for not sacrificing much space in my trunk?
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  14. Just a small system I set up in my 1994 Cadillac Concours. Kenwood Kac 8105d amp, Kenwood W3013ps subs, and Audio Control LC2i Line Output Converter. Along with an FM Modulator. Everything else is stock. Amp is putting out 500 Watts Rms at 2 ohms. (Kenwood W3013ps Subs Wired to 2 ohms in a ported prefab box, 10 gauge wire throughout the whole box) (Audio Control LC2i Line Output Converter) (Kenwood Kac 8105d Amp, 2 ohm load, 4 gauge stinger) (LC2i signal coming from rear 6 x 9's) (Thanks for checking it out!)
  15. So about a month ago I got some re sx 18s and I just got an amp today, but I simply cannot find it anywhere online, its a ground shaker amp, rated @ 1500 RMS @1ohm and but its handling .5ohm pretty good though, anybody have any info or experience, or know about how much its even worth?. Any info will be very much appreciated..
  16. kelzington_the_iii

    Silverado Alpine Build

    Finally getting around to posting by build, finished it for some time but never put pics up
  17. Silas Sycamoreent Williams

    Need Help Planning System for Friend

    Sup guys, First off, I apologize if this is in the wrong forum section. I couldn't decide where it fit best, but I knew it wasn't SQ or Ground pounders so here's the deal: My friend is going to be getting his car soon. He does have a job, so I don't have to scamper around looking for crap equipment, but I'm still on an ultra tight budget. Basically I'm looking for equipment that is from good companies but that won't break the bank. Here's what I'm thinking so far: Sub: 1 12" C2 Audio Threatcon 2 (the one with minor cosmetic flaws is 110 dollars) Head Unit: Pioneer DEH-150MP (65 bucks) wire: Knu 4 gauge wiring kit (27 dollars) and 6 ft of knu 8 gauge (3 dollars) with a knu 1x4-2x8 distribution block (10 dollars) The part I've been having trouble with are door speakers and an amp. Since the budget is so limited, we are focusing on the front-stage only. His brother has a cadence 5 channel amp laying around that we will use to power whatever door speakers (hence the distribution block) but I think it'd be best to use a seperate amp for the sub itself. As far as speakers I've seen, RE makes some decent looking cheap components / coaxials, and Cadence makes some that look ok too. What else looks good? I don't want to spend more than 70 for a pair. As far as amps, I've looked at a couple. The alpine mrp m500 does 500rms into 2 ohms. You can get it for about 125 on amazon. The other one that I like is the Sony XM-ZZr3301. I would usually avoid sony at all costs, but this one is Cea certified so it should do the 600rms into 2 ohms that it is rated for. It's 100 bucks on sonicelectronix. So what do you guys think? What would be some other good options? I don't want to spend more than 125 for the amp, and I'd like it to be in that 500-700 watt range. Thanks alot!
  18. Hey guys, this is my first ever post on this form. scratch that, any form ever! so take it easy on me. Im in seach of adivce or thoughts or comments on what to do with my next system setup. Im currently running 2 American Bass XFL 12's dual 4's off of a hifonics brz2400d (not my top choice but i was on a budget and hey i can't lie, it does the job) wired at 1 ohm, with a kinetik khc 2400 in the trunk to help things run smoothly. Now, i have a stupid pre fab box, and am building a new one sometime in the next couple of weeks, already have the diagram drawn up. My question to you all is i plan on switching to a Sundown SAZ2500D amp, for obvious reasons, the thing is awesome. But I kinda want to sell the XFLs and try out 2 SA12's? what is yalls input? I know the XFLs have more power but that's not a problem becausae the sa12's can take every part of 2500 rms. I just feel as if the SA12's are a better quality sounding sub from what i've heard, and produce better numbers. All thoughts, Comments, Concerns, Stories, and funny jokes are encouraged! thanks ahead guys!
  19. I have a truck i would like to install a nice sound system in. But the electrical systemis 24v an all amps i have is 12v. What i'm wondering is if it possible to add a 12v alternator in addition to the 24v and use it in a seperate circuit just for the sound system? Or will the interfere with each other? Are there other alternatives?
  20. hey everyone, here is my project: I am getting ready to rear link setup and lower bag mounts. is a good little daily driver right now. for my system I currently have the following: power acoustic pd-740nb touch screen kicker 4" 2-way mids and 2" tweeters in the dash crossfire cfa142 running the mids/tweets 2- 10" coustic dvc subwoofers in a 3 cubic foot slot ported box tuned at 32 hertz hifonics brutus 1200.1 running at 1ohm to the subs 4 gauge power and grounds, 8 gauge speaker wires I have to do my big 3, get 0guage power and grounds and a high output alt as well as sound deaden the cab. System hits hard and loud for 10's. Thats all for tonight, will post more on it at a later date
  21. so as the title says what are some possible ideas for a 2000$ system. i already have high output alternator 320amp and big 3 so just looking for battery upgrade options amps and subs oh i almost forgot also take into account ill be having a box built for it, so that will account for like 300 of it haha
  22. So i will have a 2000 watt amp running two new 10" KIcker CWR 600 Watt RMS subs. Sense each will be getting around 1000 watt max each sub when really needed. I already have the box and 14 Gauge Speaker wires and all. Anyways apart from that i have a stock 60AMP alt and a crap battery. I'm going to be upgrading with a new battery and Alternator and hook it all with 0 AWG. My question is what battery and what size Alternator should i get? i'm looking at the yellow tops but still i'd like some opinions on what i should go and budget i'd say is around $600. and just for the giggles this system is going in a single cab F-100 Half ton Pickup with the famous bullet proof engine
  23. put my two dayton audio 18's on the family boat for a day on the water! any one else done stuff like this? or have a legit boat sound system?
  24. steven66

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