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CarAudioNewbie9
01-11-2010, 01:57 PM
I need a good line driver that will increase sound quality. I plan on running 4 15's and 2 12's. Do I need to buy two? How do you set them up? Budget is around 150 or lower.

CarAudioNewbie9
01-11-2010, 01:58 PM
EDIT: Kenwood 942u headunit. 4 volt preamp.

eharri3
01-12-2010, 02:31 AM
Yep, you're running 4 15s and 2 12s but a line driver will make it all sound perfect.

misfit138
01-12-2010, 02:32 AM
Another newbie failure...

Mason4Runner
01-12-2010, 02:33 AM
how so misfit!? help a newbie.. or two.. out! :)

misfit138
01-12-2010, 02:36 AM
how so misfit!? help a newbie.. or two.. out! :)

Do you really need me to tell you that running different sized subs is a bad idea? Seriously?

How about you start a new thread on the subject. Be sure to include a poll...

sparkplug121988
01-12-2010, 02:38 AM
Do you really need me to tell you that running different sized subs is a bad idea? Seriously?

How about you start a new thread on the subject. Be sure to include a poll...
lol


A line driver will work wonders

STR8BLaZiNTB
01-12-2010, 02:40 AM
i lol'd at this thread but just out of curiousity,

What subs are you running and what amps?

misfit138
01-12-2010, 02:41 AM
lol


A line driver will work wonders

It sure will. One of my friends has one and it's awesome. He's only running a 12" xplode and a 10" Pioneer from Walmart right now, but he's thinking about adding a pair of 15" Audiobahn's too. It'll wang once he gets it all together, but he'll need to buy a new deck to power his kenwood coaxials first...

sparkplug121988
01-12-2010, 02:42 AM
lol

Mason4Runner
01-12-2010, 02:43 AM
Do you really need me to tell you that running different sized subs is a bad idea? Seriously?

How about you start a new thread on the subject. Be sure to include a poll...

different thread! i wanna know about line drivers! i believe you! i said i believed you! i just wanna know about having them in separate enclosures.. two in the back one in the console..

sparkplug121988
01-12-2010, 02:46 AM
Do a seach alot of info already

Mason4Runner
01-12-2010, 02:48 AM
alrighttttttt

SicAudio
01-12-2010, 02:50 AM
do not mix sub types or sizes


line drivers when set properly will always be a good thing.

Mason4Runner
01-12-2010, 02:55 AM
yes, i understand that now. but what about having two enclosures in a system... two dd 1508s in a box behind the seats and another 1508 in the center console of my friends super crew f150...

sparkplug121988
01-12-2010, 02:56 AM
pic?

SicAudio
01-12-2010, 02:57 AM
not unless they all have the same exact airspace and tuning otherwise no.

Mason4Runner
01-12-2010, 02:57 AM
okay, great. thank you very much sicaudio.

sparkplug121988
01-12-2010, 03:01 AM
Running funky pups tho so you dont need a line driver.

misfit138
01-12-2010, 03:18 AM
different thread! i wanna know about line drivers! i believe you! i said i believed you! i just wanna know about having them in separate enclosures.. two in the back one in the console..

You wanna know about line drivers? Read this: http://stason.org/TULARC/entertainment/audio/car/3-31-What-is-a-Line-Driver-Do-I-need-one-LC-IDB.html

If you're going to run different sized subs, it would be beneficial to have each one housed within it's own enclosure and powered by it's own amplifier(or in the very least, it's own channel of an amplifier). That wouldn't damage any of the equipment, but there's still no reason to do it. No reason at all...

PaulD
01-12-2010, 06:48 PM
you have 4 subs and you are looking for sound quality ?

A line driver will not help SQ, it will help raise your signal which might be useful if you are picking up noise. It also might allow you to turn your amp gains down if you are having problems with hiss.

eharri3
01-12-2010, 07:08 PM
I consider it a nifty little 'just so I can say I have it' feature if it happens to be bundled into some other processor or EQ I'm interested in. Otherwise I'm happy with my 5 volt head unit.

Chuck Norris
01-13-2010, 10:18 AM
get low output impendence instead of hi-voltage

BassMechkanic
01-13-2010, 02:19 PM
no to 2 differnt size subs in same system!
line driver maybe, depends on current voltage you are feeding your amps, and how high your gains are set, 5 volt or more currently you would not see a difference, but a typical 2-3 volt output deck, yes it would be worth it, plu if use multiple amps, splitting the signal, then a line driver used and tuned correctly would make a BIG difference.

cebbeler7
01-26-2010, 11:44 PM
Voltage comes into play soooo much when it comes to car audio. Might I advise getting a power cell to go along with it?