View Full Version : Help (noob)

03-25-2009, 01:43 PM
I'm trying to get some decent sound out of my system.

I've got a planet audio 2250 for my subs- any good?

two kicker cvr 4ohm 12s - any good?

I want some Infinity kappa perfect 6 1/2's for the doors but i dont know what kind of amp to put on them.

oh yeah and i have an eclipse avn52d DD.

if anyone has any advice as to what would make what sound better, I'm all ears

03-25-2009, 05:57 PM
do buy the infinity's,look into these

what is your budget??????for amp, speakers,you want to invest into some deadener as well.
are you doing the install??
those kickers can get loud but i dont think they sound great.
you can google search for reviews on that planet audio amp.

What year was your eclipse made????

03-25-2009, 05:58 PM
Not to bad of an amp wich one is it the new or old one.

03-25-2009, 11:25 PM
i think the eclipse is a 2007 model.
i'd be fine with spending $300 on door speakers and an amp to go with them. maybe a little more.

I am doing all the install. I've built the box(enclosed) and wired everything and installed the HU.
Not too sure about the status of the amp's age.
seemed to be pretty new... -how can i tell?

I think the subs have pretty good SQ, but they do distort every so often when the notes go real low... I hate distortion.

I've put some egg carton foam behind the door speakers in an attempt to make the sound a little better - couldn't tell that much of a difference

When you say deadener, are you talking about expanding foam or dynamat?

03-26-2009, 12:13 AM
Hey, I live in Houston too :). Deadener = dynamat not expanding foam. I sent you a PM for some local help if you need it :).

03-26-2009, 12:13 AM
I have a few 10" CVR's that i am currently trying to get rid of, but i will say that they suprised me slighty with their sound quality. I have a few friends with some kicker L7s that can get very loud but sloppy as hell. I think if you have a correctly tuned box, they will probably be alright, unless of course you have cash to spend on something better......

03-26-2009, 01:10 AM
how do you tune a box??

03-26-2009, 02:41 PM
this i what i'm using behind my mids doors, if you look around you can find it for cheap.
they have 2-4-8 packs.
here are a couple of passive comps sets within your budget, or you can go active.

here are a couple of amps also
remember add deadener to your list.
to find the year was built you can open it up or it maybe on the bottom of the amp.

if your getting distortion @ high levels try to adjust your agians on ther amp, so you wont be clipping.
clipping will burn your voice coils and/or tinsel leads.
are you useing the xover on the deck????,
what do you have you amp xovered @??
are you useing bass boost??,if so turn it all the way down.
does that amp have a filter slope??,12-24db's???
if so where do you have it set @????
how big is your box????
is it ported or sealed????

03-27-2009, 01:13 AM
yeah, I'm using the xover on the deck, but have no idea what I'm doing...
No crossovers on the amp. And i'm afraid of going active because of my lack of knowledge of how to tune.
Bass boost is all the way down. and the Amp is only turned up 1/3 of the way. -afraid of blowing the 12s

not sure what a filter slope is..

box is a sealed enclosure with roughly 1 cubic foot per woofer and it's stuffed with polyfill.

Distortion usually occurs in the low range of notes. And it seems as if they can't go down low enough for most of the notes- as if they fall short of power?

sorry if my descriptions are mediocre, like the title says "NOOB"
-guess i should've put extreme noob

do those mids for the doors put out ample bass with an amp on them? I don't want the doors to be all highs with no bump. -i hate that

03-27-2009, 01:41 PM
so if i got these speakers -

and this amp -

how would it sound?
would there be distortion?
how loud would it get?
and would there be bass?

03-27-2009, 01:51 PM
Hey, I live in Houston too . Deadener = dynamat not expanding foam. I sent you a PM for some local help if you need it .

you have a PM

03-27-2009, 03:18 PM
with any speakers you'll need to xover them over on your deck 80-100hz to start with
deadening your doors will help the response of the mids.
the ID & Cadence will be a good starter combo for you.
you want your mids to play mid range & mid bass.
let you sub control the lower bass notes.

your sub amp does have a xover on it,
1)first start by setting your 7 band parametric EQ to flat.
2)turn off the xover on the deck to pass or off
3)on your amp there is a LOW PASS filter which is your xover (50-150), try to set it between 65-80, to start with.Bass boost @ 0,Subsonic filter to off, you wont need a subsonic filter unless your'e going with a ported box.

now after you have adjusted everything you can start to play with the 7band EQ.
oH have you treble,mid,bass,set to 0.to start with.

listen to this

03-27-2009, 06:32 PM
you have a PM

I would go with Second Skin, (www.secondskinaudio.com) stuff is amazing and like half the price.

03-28-2009, 11:56 PM
set the up the amp according to your dirctions, but it still has distortion on the low end of the notes.
I'm guessing it's the crappy kicker speakers... idk

yall have convinced me to get somd secondskin deadener, but
should i get the damplifier, or the damplifier pro?

Anthony Collova
03-29-2009, 01:07 PM
set the up the amp according to your dirctions, but it still has distortion on the low end of the notes.
I'm guessing it's the crappy kicker speakers... idk

yall have convinced me to get somd secondskin deadener, but
should i get the damplifier, or the damplifier pro?

It really depends on your budget.
Damplifier Competes against products like Dynamat Extreme, Stinger Road Kill, and Hushmat, while Damplifier Pro was designed to offer a substantial improvement over those products.

If you can afford the Damplifier Pro, go with it. You will be glad you did.
If your budget allows for regular Damplifier, go with it. You will be glad you did.


03-29-2009, 03:05 PM
hey BLKZ71, Deadening your doors will help with your mids not to ditort as much, but yes your kicker are ok.
check these mids out they should good with your passive xover.

03-29-2009, 04:34 PM
I like that price, why are they so cheap?
I'm about to go to the store today to pick up an amp for the mids.
I think I'm going to take home the cadence as i showed earlier in the thread.

deadener is on the way!
hope it's as easy as it looks in the vids- lol

03-29-2009, 06:01 PM
you can buy speakers direct from mach5audio which you arent paying a mark up that dealers charge,
think of it like this,someone or company makes a speaker for themself or someone else, like cdt=vifa/peerless which most of cdt audio speakers not all but most, they then add a mark up & resells them in rebadged,then the next person dealer or audio store has to make a profit as well so cdt setts a price point to have the dealer sell then so everybody can make money, it's a money game.
@ mach5 audio you can call 204-798-7057 to talk with the owner about any of his speaker, which i think is really cool.

how much are you paying for that candence amp????
i would buy direct from them if i where you.

just make sure you follow what they are doing on the video, yes it really easy,youmight want to buy a roller as well, or find something from home depot that you roll like a roller to roll the matt down.


03-29-2009, 10:36 PM
backed out at the store, and came home and ordered the amp for $130 directly from cadence.
saved about $100!!

now, for some components that will like my amp...
if yall would please flood me with options here's the amps specs

4 Ohm RMS Power: 2 x 150 Watts @ 13.8 Volts
2 Ohm RMS Power: 2 x 300 Watts @ 13.8 Volts
4 Ohm Bridged RMS Power: 1 x 600 Watts @ 13.8 Volts
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 30kHz
Damping Factor: >200 @ 100Hz
S/N Ratio: >100 db
Channel Seperation: >65dB
Minimum THD: <0.05&#37;
Dimensions: 17" x 9.2" x 2.12"