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Old 12-27-2012, 05:10 AM #1
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Car Audio Thread v30: PM CousinVin for advice fixing your amp!

Disregard bass, acquire minitruck.



Please be mature. Humility is key.

How to get help in here:
1 Don't be a dick- life lesson.
2 Tell us what you're looking for, what features you want on it, and WHAT YOUR BUDGET IS
3 Google is your friend. Take what you just told us and do a bit of searching for yourself. It's genuinely not that hard.
4 Don't be a dick
5 In general, we're going to want to know what you're installing it in, and where
6 don't be a dick
7 shoot the **** with us, we're pretty okay when you get to know us
8 don't take everything we say seriously. We tend to ignore rules 1,4, and 6.

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GENERAL INFO JUNK:

Before posting here. Search on www.google.com and www.yahoo.com/answers

Vids and Pics are welcome

www.the12volt.com <read everything, and memorize it. This will help you a lot.

Why you don't need a capacitor.
http://forum.realmofexcursion.com/el...capacitor.html

How to install your amp by yourself
http://www.crutchfield.com/learn/lea...ers_movie.html
Text version:
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-p2xxj5P...ion_guide.html
http://www.caraudiohelp.com/how_to_i..._a_car_amp.htm
http://www.ehow.com/how_3680_install-car-amplifier.html

If you are looking for subs, but dont know how they sound. Check out the video section on
www.realmofexcursion.com

Good place to research Amplifiers...
http://ampguts.realmofexcursion.com/

Also check out
http://www.caraudioforum.com/vbb3/index.php?
http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/

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Great places to get good products at low prices.
www.sonicelectronix.com <generally everything
www.woofersetc.com <spare parts, off the wall or more exotic brands
www.knukonceptz.com <wiring. Just go here, don't even bother asking us.

www.ebay.com
www.etronics.com
www.caraudiodeals.com
www.millionbuy.com
www.bcae1.com

www.crutchfield.com <only if you like warranties or for research. They're the top online car audio site, but that comes at a co$t.

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Terms to know:

RMS: The "real" amount of power your subs are getting, or, the amount that your subs need to run at optimal performance, so to speak. When an amp says 2000 watts MAX, it doesn't run at that. You need to look at RMS power.

Ohms: Basic unit of resistance. 1ohm=1volt/1amp.

Wiring: When people say to "wire subs down to X amount of ohms", it means to use your resistors (voice coils) to change resistance. Amplifiers run at different power (watts) at different resistances (ohms). When resistance goes up, power goes down. This is illustrated by the equation P=V^2/R.

Forms of wiring: Series and Parallel.

Series: Having two or more resistors, take the positive from one, and a negative from the other, wire them together, then wire the remaining positive and negative to the corresponding terminals. Equation=R1+R2+R3... etc. When two resistors of equal resistance are wired in series, resistance doubles.

Parallel: Having two or more resistors, take both/all positives and wire them all together to the positive terminal. Same thing with negatives. Equation= 1/((1/r1)+(1/r2)...). When two resistors of equal resistance are wired in paralllel, resistance halves.

Voice coils: The positive and negative terminals on your subs. Dual voice coil= two pairs of positive and negative terminals.

There is MUCH more to be said, but I'm tired, and don't feel like linking...

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Old 12-27-2012, 09:14 AM #2
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Guys I think I need a capacitor my 50x4 is making my lights dim cause it's hooked up to two dual 2ohm subs and the bass hits way harder than 200w. What kinda cap should I get?
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:54 AM #3
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Guys I think I need a capacitor my 50x4 is making my lights dim cause it's hooked up to two dual 2ohm subs and the bass hits way harder than 200w. What kinda cap should I get?
http://www.caraudioforum.com/showthread.php?t=319539
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:59 AM #4
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:16 AM #5
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:55 PM #6
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I still lol hard when I see the OP with the bears as me.

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Old 12-27-2012, 12:56 PM #7
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:58 PM #8
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Designed this box in google sketchup. 2 cubic feet, tuned to 34hz. The amp rack is on the left. It's made so that the face of the amp is flush with the mdf, which I think will look pretty nice. As soon as I get some money I'm going to start working on it.

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Make sure you leave enough room for wires on the amp, otherwise it's a ***** (speaking from experience, I didn't leave enough room for wires on my amprack and had to make minor modifications when I installed it lol)
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Since the last thread got closed:
Looks like I'm probably going to go with the Sundown e10. Now I just gotta choose 2 ohm or 4 and an amp. I'm guessing 2 ohm would be better?
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the E series have a generally high fs. keep that in mind.
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Make sure you leave enough room for wires on the amp, otherwise it's a ***** (speaking from experience, I didn't leave enough room for wires on my amprack and had to make minor modifications when I installed it lol)
I made it wide enough so that there is an inch of space on the left and right of the amp

I also made holes where the wires will go through, which you can kind of see in the pic
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An inch? You're gonna want more than that, I think. RCA connectors alone will stick out that far, plus trying to bend heavy gauge power/ground cables that sharply would suck.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:13 AM #17
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These are a bit beefy
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ID CXS62 v2s. These crossovers are nuts. Instead of just attenuation, they have adjustments for crossover frequency as well as slope. No wonder they're $200 if you buy them by themselves

It won't do much for me since I'm going active anyway but I might hang on to them. Can probably find a use for them somewhere.
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An inch? You're gonna want more than that, I think. RCA connectors alone will stick out that far, plus trying to bend heavy gauge power/ground cables that sharply would suck.
4 gauge wire is pretty easy to bend. I'll prob add abother .5 inch for the rca's.
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ID CXS62 v2s. These crossovers are nuts. Instead of just attenuation, they have adjustments for crossover frequency as well as slope. No wonder they're $200 if you buy them by themselves

It won't do much for me since I'm going active anyway but I might hang on to them. Can probably find a use for them somewhere.
Are the passive crossovers biamp-able?
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