View Full Version : classic bug audio build

07-29-2013, 11:29 PM
building my first car (1972 bug w/ early parts), with my first sound system. Gotta say this audio stuff is overwhelming but i am still learning. I bought my first amp today (kicker kx600.1) for $120 so i will be going based off of that. i got some pioneer subs but they are crap. ill be getting new stuff.
My build so far
Headunit: sony cdx gt565up
componenets: none yet. i want kicker ds65.2 and ds68 ran off the headunit
amp: kicker kx600.1
subs: non yet, will be dual sundown e-10
enclosure: 32x15x12 with 10.75x1.5 port.

thats it so far. any advice is welcome, sorry for the large photos
heres my car
enclosure with crappy pioneer 10's
shelf to cover the open areas. will be custom making sub grills.
the amp i bought today

Side Show
07-29-2013, 11:34 PM
nice amp, 1-ohm stable if a remember correctly, try find yourself a kx300.4 for your speakers (matches the kx600.1)

07-29-2013, 11:40 PM
would be ideal but i am still running an ancient generator in my bug. so i will run the components from the headunit untill my car can handle a second amp. simple alternator kit will do the trick

Side Show
07-30-2013, 12:24 AM
also be worth checking those subs, pretty sure they are designed as a free-air sub (should still sound and work okay in a box)

07-30-2013, 12:26 AM
i was gonna try and sell them for cheap. if i dont sell them ill test them but i either way i want sundowns.

07-31-2013, 01:24 PM
i was introduced to the pioneer appradio. anybody have dimensions? i dont think it'll fit anywhere on my bug

Side Show
08-01-2013, 01:23 AM
i've got the 1200.1 and 600.4 in this pic ^ cut the grills to size so it looks like one amp.

08-01-2013, 01:26 AM
If you drove around in reverse I wonder if anyone would notice :cool:

I herd if you slam the breaks hard enough those will do a summersault.. :)

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Sweet car tho man tuned in !

08-01-2013, 01:37 AM
I have a kicker 68.2 2 way component sets that I am getting rid of good starter set with only two months use and still under warranty
There is two 6x8, two tweeters, and two crossovers in original boxes and hardware
As I said they sound good and make a great set to learn about components and positioning and using passive crossovers