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  1. CrewCabBassHead

    2 sundown 10s in a crew cab?

    I need help. I bought 2 Sundown 10s E series V3, and a Rockville 6000W / 1500W RMS amp. I'd like to put both subs in my truck behind the rear seat. Ported if possible. If only one sub is needed I'll sell the other one. I'd like low bass. Behind my seat there's 60" across the back. 8" deep at the bottom. I'd like to go 20" tall. (Wedge box) who can help me with port size/type. The sub requires 1.2 cubes tuned at 32-34hz ported. I'll build it if you post it. Thanks for the help.
  2. I’m buying 4 2ohm subs yet I’m putting them in two separate boxes I’m going to wire it down to 1 ohm but the problem is how would I do it since there’s two separate boxes?
  3. I'm kind of new to car audio and I can't seem to figure this out. If you are using a crossover or DSP how do you get power to your tweeters? I don't know any amplifiers that have that low of wattage except 4-channel amps. But then they only have 2 outputs, show what do I do with the other 2 channels?
  4. Hi i have 3 2ohm svc subs laying around and want to make a ported enclosure for them. My amplifier puts out 1200 at 2ohm and 2000rms at 1 ohm. Is there any way i can wire them to meet any of these ratings. What would they drop down to if i was to wire them in parralel. also is there a formula to work this out for svc and dvc subs ? Hope some one can help regards sufyaan
  5. Im looking into some train horns, and I just dont know much about them... I found the Hornblasters Rocker 228 horn kit, and for $320, im just not sure how it holds up for the price. Im just looking for some insight on train horns in general, and if that kit is worth getting. I want loud and deep, but I dont want to spend $1000. The $300ish price range was what im looking for, so if anyone knows something better for that price, that would be great. I dont need anything crazy, just enough to scare my friends if they walk in front of my truck lol. Space isnt much of an issue either. Thanks in advance for help on this
  6. bluegmcjimmy

    3 or more amplifiers install help

    Ok this is a noob question, how do you stall 3 amps or more safely?
  7. Hey all. I'd like to wire an "accessory relay" and manual on/off switch for my amps and internal lighting (all currently connected to remote turn on wire behind head unit). How would I wire up a relay with a switch? Ideally the switch will turn on the amps and everything when my car is OFF and everything comes on when car comes on no matter if the switch is on or off.
  8. Hey folks. First post here and I love the forum. I am trying to find out if I can run a high-level input from my factory head-unit to two separate amps (i.e. put a T in the head-unit output and run each to a small amp). I have a Jeep Wrangler JK, and have the top down/doors off a lot. I need to keep the cheap ugly OEM radio for anti-theft reasons. The OEM radio is TERRIBLE, but I am stuck with trying to polish a turd. I also can't have a sub in the back, or someone could just reach in and walk away with it. Everything will look stock when I am done with it. My plan is have: 2x 3.5" speakers in dash. 2x 5.25" subwoofers in the sealed lower dash pods. 2x 6.5" coaxials in sound bar above my head. 2x bass-shakers in the seats. and 2x JL HX 280/4 amplifiers hidden under the dash I need cross overs on each of them, so this is why I need two separate 4-channel amps with high-level inputs. Thanks for the help!
  9. What size speaker wires have you been using on the bigger installs? As far as the front stage and then onto the subs. I'm on the lower power side of the forum but I'm planning to run 10guage all around as over kill is better than under kill......... Steven "SgtSKiP" Galveston Island, Tx.
  10. Would I notice a difference from one run of 0 guage Vs. 2 runs of 4 guage. Rockford Prime 1000-1 and a prime 300-4 will be running
  11. 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!
  12. I need some 10 gauge copper lugs for the direct leads on my SoundQubed HDC3. The smallest I can find online are 8 awg copper lugs.. I plan on using a hydraulic crimper so I could probably get away with 8 awg but really would prefer 10 awg. The speaker wire I plan on using is Knukonceptz KL3 10 gauge is this oversized or awg? Does anyone know where I can buy some good 10 awg copper lugs (maybe even 10 awg heat shrink too)? Also is this an acceptable method to wire down to 1-Ohm (see below)? It's my first direct lead sub so I'm used to just wiring it at the push terminals. What kind of bolts should I use? What would give me the best conductivity?
  13. I have a question regarding the wiring for a dual amp, dual sub configuration. I have two Dual 1 Ohm subs, and two amps. If I strap the amps, the load needs to be a minimum of 2 Ohms.. is this possible with my subwoofer set up? Is there another way around this? Such as wiring each sub separately but still daisy chain the amps... i dont know... kind of a noob when it comes to the electrical stuff.. Any help would be appreciated. i have searched around, but have not quite found anything useful..
  14. I have two amps in my car. one powers the door speakers (400 amp rms - rockford fosgate amp) and other power 12in subwoofer (750 amp rms - rockford fosgate amp). Both the amp is getting power through 4 gauge wire and grounded with 4 gauge wire. The door speakers work great, but the subwoofer hardly moves. I tried two different head units (stock & after market) and yet the sub hardly moves. The after market HU came with dedicated subwoofer output, while with the stock HU, i had to splice into front speakers wires to get signal for subwoofer. In both cases, the sub was weak with gain all the way high.The sub is getting signal, but its not moving the way a 12in should move. It only starts to move properly when i increase the bass boost & punch eq (i know this is not good). I went through some trouble shooting - making sure ground is securely attached, power etc etc. Yet, still can't figure out what is happening. I took it to a stereo shop and he agreed to diagnose for $65. But i've always had issues taking my car to shops and i'm wary of taking the car to the shop. What do you guys think is happening? Is there any one in chicago who might be able to take a look and help me out !!! Thanks,
  15. Hi, I drive a 2004 Buick LeSabre with stock alternator and stock electrical wiring. I believe I have finalized my decision on what system I want next, which is either: Option A SCV-1500d + 1 X-12 @ 1 ohm Option B SCV-2000d + 1 Zv4-15 @ 1 ohm Now, here is my predicament. Either way whichever one of these systems I finally decide on, I will most certainly need an upgrade on my electrical system. Being that Option A equates to roughly $850 and Option B equates to roughly $1200, I'm trying to find the best single upgrade I can make to increase my voltage or attempt to make it constant so I don't experience any drop in sound. My total budget was $2000 for this build. I still need a custom box, and probably 0 gauge wire for either option, which probably eliminates Option B, sadly. TL;DR: Best upgrade to keep my voltage high?
  16. Hi guy, So here's my problem, I just did a front to back run of ofc 0 gauge. The problem is that due to the wire thickness, the foot board panel on the driver side refuses to fit back into place. Car is an 04 Nissan quest. Any advice? I was thinking to trim some of the rubber off of the wire to reduce size but it seems like a risky idea.
  17. I am looking at running a Crescendo BC5500 for my 2 DC XL 15's. I have a 270 amp XP DC Power Engineering alternator (Biggest I can have for my car). I have 1 XS Power D3400 under the hood and am going to run 2 or 3 XS Power D3100's in the rear with 2 runs of 1/0 OFC wire to the positive. Do you think this would be good enough to keep my voltage above 12.8 when driving and above 12 when at idle. Would appreciate the input!
  18. Okay... I know most people hate capacitors..but i like them. Anyways I have two twelves and two tens. I have a 10 farad capacitor. One of my amps only has one set RCAs and the other has two. Can anyone help me on wiring this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Wade
  19. Hello guys, got questions on many this i know some of the most basics. I have a set up right now all electrical stock running 2 kenwood kfc w3013ps wired down to 2 ohms pushing 450 rms a piece powerd by a Hifonics BRX1400 with 4 gauge wiring to the amp only. buuuut I want a little more bump from my system. Im driving a 2000 buick lesabre (dont hate) with a 105a alt my main question is doing the big 3 my battery is under my rear seat and i also have 2 fuse boxes one under the hood and one next to the battery so is this how i would wire it? btw do you keep the original power wire? (will be using 0 gauge) Alt>front fuse box Alt>Battery Battery>rear fuse box Battery>amp Battery>chassis Engine block>chassis or Alt>front fuse box>battery>amp/rear fuse box then keep everything else the same? I will be upgrading my battery to a XS power. Looking to remove my rear seat and do a walled off build (not sure if im calling it right) and get two SoundQubed HDS315 1200rms (get a second Hifonics brx1400) or two SoundQubed HDS215 600rms a peice (and keep the amp i have now) What would you do? trying to do this under 600$ My main thing is im trying to keep my stock alt and my voltages steady. Please no hate.
  20. I am not to sure if this goes here.... I want to see some clean wire management. I am going to start my car build and i want to make my wiring as clean as possible. I want to see if people hide their clean wire or leave it out in plain sight. Please post pictures of your wiring so I can get a idea on how to start. Thank you I love the way this looks
  21. What's up guys? I am trying to come up with a way to switch between my selenium horns underneath my yukon and my rear mids/highs on the fly. I am just looking for some ideas. I'm not sure if there is some type of 3 way switch that would allow the input of 2 sets of speaker wires to toggle with one output going to the amp. Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated. I would like to mount the switch on the dash, then I can just quickly change my crossover settings on the head unit when i swich inputs. The horns won't be used often, I mostly bought them for tailgating and shows. Thanks.
  22. Hi! New here! So I have just ordered this amplifier (don't bash it or anything, I am satisfied with the purchase and the amp's performance isn't in question) I currently have two Alpine Type-R 2013 SWR-12D2 12" subwoofers. They are 2ohm DVC. I ordered this amp Hifonics BRX2000.1D Now, the question or concern that I have is getting these subs wired into the amp for a final load of 2ohms. Normally, this would be easy as there are many diagrams showing how this can be done. What I cannot find is for this amp in particular. It has -/- and +/+ right next to each other in that order where the speaker output terminals are. How exactly do I go about wiring these? I'm a visual learner, so if anyone could draw me a labeled diagram with MS Paint that'd work perfect. Thanks in advance!
  23. All, I have a dual alt setup in my Tahoe, with a 370XP from DC solely for my subs. 2 weeks ago, I bought a 3rd Crescendo F31 to make sure my voltage was stiff for the 5500BC that I am waiting on. The funny thing is, when I added the 3rd battery, my voltage dropped by .2 It used to sit at 14.8 solid on 2 F31 and drop to 13.6 full tilt, Idling Now, it sits at 14.6 and only drops to 13.8, Idling So it helped but now my voltage sits .2 lower? I have 1 run of 1/0 Knu from the alternator to the battery bank, the batteries are grounded to each other, as well as to the chassis, full copper terminals, paint stripped to bare metals etc Anything I can do to get that .2 volts back? I know it's nitpicky but it bothers me. Equipment is listed in my signature All help is appreciated!
  24. Subwoofer : Soundstream T7.122 12" 800W Tarantula Series Dual 2 Ohm Car Subwoofer Amp : Soundstream TA1.2000D 2000W Monoblock Tarantula Series Class-D Amplifier Headunit : Option 1) Sony DSX-A40UI Single-Din Digital Media Receiver w/ Aux Input and USB Option 2) Which is better? Or what do you recommended that is near 70-80$ Also how would I wire the sub to amp? Also if you could recommend wiring for this! Thank you very much for your time! ( I'm new )
  25. Hey guys, just want you opinion before I purchase this. I want to make my setup look cleaner. This should also make my installs go much easier as well. Was thinking about mounting somewhere in the trunk. Do you think this would work? I will have (2) Q2200.1's, (1) Q4-120, and a Kenwood XR400-4 coming off it. Will have all my batteries in parallel off this as well (total of 4 batteries). What do you guys think? Thanks