Need some suggestions to finish off my system...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Lateralus, May 12, 2002.

  1. Lateralus

    Lateralus New Member

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    I already have two brand new 12" 4Ohm Kicker Comp VR subwoofers (2001), first what amp to run those? Second, looking for a good 6½" component set, preferably under $300, and what amp to run it as well, thanks.
     
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    http://www.thezeb.com/caraudio/jbl.html
    For the amplifier I suggest the JBL 1200.1 which puts out 1200 watts into a 2ohm load, which is what you will have with those two subs if they are wired in parallel. 290 dollars. You will need to watch the gain control on them though, because that is a lot of power, and you could potentially blow the subs with that much. If you dont need that much power, try a USX4085 by US acoustics which puts out around 500w RMS total into 4 channels.

    As for the speakers, how about http://www.sounddomain.com/sku/CRYCPE60T . Fantastic value for the price, and they only cost 120 bux!!!! If you want something more high end, try focal or Morel. THe morel 8" coax is http://www.madisound.com/sale.html very cheep at madisound but I dunno if they would fit in your doors. Or Focal at the zeb can be had for around 300 dollars http://www.thezeb.com/caraudio/focal.html . You sound like your kinda new at this. I would sugest buying the crystal component set and saving the rest of the money.
     
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    Flynn, surely you know that that amplifier is WAAAAY too powerfull for those subs. He would probably smoke them in a day if he likes to crank it. :ugh2: I mean, Im all for dynamic headroom, but thats a little overkill for the subs he has. I really think that even at 1200 watts the JBL is a bit high for those subs. It really depends on what type of listener he is. If he likes listening at normal volumes, then the amp would be ok (but it would cost him more money). But if he likes to listen to rap, bass etc, LOUD then he could get himself into trouble with 1kW to each sub. Not to mention that it could do too much strain on his alternator/battery configuration.

    That amp is a great one, but a little excessive for his application.
     
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    yes i knwo its way to big but if you go to my link i ahve a smaller 4 chn that would work and you owuld be suprised how much some subs will take we ahve tried to blow subs with it for fun soem will last suprisng long
     
  6. LegendTodd

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    mids-
    Focal Polyglass 165k
    Oz Audio Vector
    DEI Studio 3065

    All under $300 and sound great.

    TheZeb.com currently has a great deal on the USX2150 for $169. Should power all of those nicely with some headroom left over.
     
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    I listen to a lot of everything, ranging from Metallica to The Crystal Method and a lot of rap too. I'm wasn't planning on incorporating the 6x9's in the rear, because the general opinion is that they are not needed if you have a nice front stage. So just a good set of 6½" components for the front and the amp for them and the subs is fine. Anymore suggestions, also instructions on how I should wire the subs to the amp of choice would help too, thanks.
     
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    How about these speakers? They used to go for 300 dollars, but I guess they are on sale for 120 now. http://www.sounddomain.com/sku/CRYCPE60S

    And this amp for the component set front 2 channels, and the rear two bridged for the sub. http://www.sounddomain.com/sku/USAUSX4085

    Theres plenty of other options though, those are just some suggestions.
     

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