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Help me build my a moderate sound system

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by malander, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Feb 24, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    malander

    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    I'm first going to start out by saying that I am electrically retarded. But here it goes anyway.

    About a year ago I got a Pioneer 5200hd head unit and it was nice and all but I wanted more. A friend of mine helped me put in some polk audio db571 speakers up front and I thought that would be enough. I don't want to pay another hundred bucks for a set of rear speakers but I want some that will match the polks pretty well. If worse comes to worse I'll save up and get them but I also have the opportunity to get a 10" enclosed TS-SWX251 sub from pioneer for about 70 bucks. All I would need is an amp. I have no idea if this will fit behind my backseat or under the passenger seat but I can measure it out. If not I'm going to have to think about some creative spot to put it. No idea what type of amp I should run to the sub or how to hook that up. Also wondering about amping speakers. Any help is appreciated as most of this stuff really makes no sense to me. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    malander

    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    Just stole this off crutch field for info on my HU to see if it helps at all

    RMS Power Output 14 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2.2 volts
     
  3. Feb 24, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    And for my Polk Audio db571s

    Sensitivity 93 dB at 1 watt
    Frequency Response 52 - 22k Hz
    RMS Power Range (Watts) 6-60
    Peak Power Handling (Watts) 180
    Impedance (Ohms) 4
     
  4. Feb 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    And the sub I can get for pretty cheap

    Woofer Size (inches) 10
    Woofer Material IMPP
    Enclosure Type Sealed
    Color Black
    Pieces in System 1
    Width (inches) 18-7/8
    Height (inches) 11-15/16
    Depth (inches) 5-7/8
    Second Depth (inches) 5-7/8
    Connector Type Spring post
    Frequency Response 20-114 Hz
    Power Range (Watts RMS) 50-200
    Maximum Wattage 800
    Sensitivity 91 dB
    Impedance 4 ohms
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    If you add a sub, there's no reason to worry with rear door speakers. I have mine unhooked.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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    your HU doesnt have sub preamp outputs!?!?!?

    Thats kinda shitty
     
  7. Feb 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    and to what he said. this is pretty good info.

    I have my fader favored to the front anyways. no need to run the rear speakers hard if nobody sits back there.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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    I'd go with a different HU if it don't have pre outs, WTF? You can get away with a half-assed set of components in the front doors, driven off a decent HU, and a sub or even two small (eight inch) and a mediocre amp driving it/them.
     
  9. Feb 25, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    malander [OP] That's some tight butthole

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    Hmm head unit wasn't in the plans but I kinda don't like the one I have anyway. I might try and get some of the same speakers for the rear for cheap and just amp the speakers and wait on the sub though for now. I like sounds coming from all around me and I do drive around with a bunch of people fairly often so it might be justifiable. If I were to amp 4 speakers (the same polks I have) what should I look for specification-wise?
     
  10. Feb 25, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    The front seats block most of the rear speaker output.
     
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