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What do i need to know about putting in a sub?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by kjf216, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Sep 18, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    kjf216

    kjf216 [OP] Fitz

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    So i have been thinking about adding a sub in to my truck. i have upgraded the stereo and speakers but know nothing about amps and subs. Im looking to do this on the cheaper end for now. here where my thoughts so far:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Atrend+...coal/9668781.p?id=1218142382041&skuId=9668781

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Pioneer...ofer/9955435.p?id=1218200370031&skuId=9955435

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dual+-+...over/7315522.p?id=1118843709770&skuId=7315522

    I need so insite on whether this is a good match up of parts. also i know nothing about wireing an amp so please share all ur knowledge on hooking a mild sub to an after market radio.
     
  2. Sep 18, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    dolbytone

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    I do not think the amplifier you chose has enough sack.
     
  3. Sep 18, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    kjf216 [OP] Fitz

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    Got any recommendations?
     
  4. Sep 18, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    I agree....that's about the worst amp in the entire world.

    Find something that makes at least 300RMS at the ohm rating of whatever sub you think sounds good.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Yea, that's too cheap for an amp even if you're trying to do things on the cheap. I'm running a an 8" JL sub. Sounds good for a small sub and it's the perfect size to fit behind my passenger seat on the floor and I can still have my rear seat in my access cab folded down. Running it off an older Alpine amp that I reused from an old setup in a previous vehicle. About 300watts RMS and works for me.

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  6. Sep 21, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    Yeah, I gots boost
    Take into account that as far as amps are concerned, it is much easier to blow out a sub with too small of an amp than it is with a really large one.
     
  7. Sep 21, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    ^Truth....most people get it wrong though. It's counter intuitive but totally true.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=295-462
    From what Iv heard and Im sure ItalynStalion can chime in on this one, its a amazing sub.

    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_23208_Soundstream+TRX2.550.html
    This amp seems pretty good for the price.

    I know this is a little bit more expensive (a little over $100 more) than the stuff your looking at. But trust me from experience do it right the first time and you will save a lot of money and disappointed from buying stuff that you will not be satisfied with.
     
  9. Sep 21, 2010 at 8:15 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    A Dayton HO10" sub? Hellz yeah I would. Triple shorting rings in the motor and lots of other goodies in that sub. It's a proper piece of machinery for sure.
     
  10. Sep 22, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    All depends on your price range and what you are looking to get out of your sub. I run a JL 12W6 powered by a JL 500/1. For the speakers they are all MB Quart powered by a 200.4 MB Quart amp. I will be upgrading to a 700.5 Boston Acustics because every time someone gets in the back seat they kick the settings on my 200.4. Since you upgraded your speakers it would make a hudge difference if you amp them especially if their components. My setup cost around $1,000 new but i bought some things on craigs list, if you do buy on craigs list make sure you know how to properly test out what your buying. Give me a price range and what you looking to get out of your system, ex. alot of base or high sound quality or both
     
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