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boostedchicken
12-01-2013, 09:12 PM
Howdy all. I'm by no means an expert at car audio. I am going to use this thread to document my audio build/setup. Hopefully my questions (I have lots) can get answered or guide me in the right place.

I just got a '06 Trailblazer. Still has the stock stereo installed. I will be using my stereo from my Jeep (old vehicle), its an Alpine CDA-9887. It has the ipod hookup and aux hookup, as well as 4v preamp outs.


My old subwoofer setup was 2 12in Audiobahn AW1251T and an Alpine M1000 amplifier in a tiny sealed box to fit behind the seat of my Jeep Wrangler.

I have a box I can use which seems to be a legit box Its an Atrend Bbox vented for 2 12's. It fits perfect. (I guess the specs are around 1.8 cu ft, 38hz)

I want to use the amplifier I already have, possibly add another? Depending on the subwoofers I decide on.

I want to have a nice/respectable system. This is where im looking for input. I am not against spending some good money for a nice speaker, but I know some are better than others, and "Brand Name" isn't always the best way to go. One of my buddies says to go with Sundown because they can handle a higher RMS than they advertise, and a couple other people are telling me you can't go wrong with the Alpine Type R.

After reading on here, not many of you guys are fans of the Type R line. With that being said, I know everyone will have a different say and brand preference, but I can read and read all day, but without some real world input, and not having too much experience with the different brands, im kind of dead in the water.

Ultimately, I want to be able to get loud if I wish, but have decent sound quality as well.

basswiigee
12-02-2013, 02:05 PM
Pics??????

boostedchicken
12-02-2013, 03:06 PM
Pics??????

Imagine a stock Trailblazer with nothing installed yet.

Also, imagine a Alpine CDA 9887 on my basement shelf and a Atrend 2 12" vented Kandy Kolor box sitting in a friends garage.

I didn't take any pics because there is nothing to see at this point

basswiigee
12-02-2013, 03:15 PM
imagine, me sitting here looking at words trying to imagine what your telling me to imagine... lol its all good just kiddin wit cha...

boostedchicken
12-02-2013, 04:04 PM
imagine, me sitting here looking at words trying to imagine what your telling me to imagine... lol its all good just kiddin wit cha...

hahaha its all good. Ill get some kind of pics up this evening if I have time.

boostedchicken
12-09-2013, 11:28 PM
Alright, so I am thinking of doing a single subwoofer in a custom ported box. Im thinking of doing a SA12 and throw 1000w rms to it.

I just want to be sure before I order stuff that I end up not wanting.

Freeman
12-09-2013, 11:31 PM
Good luck on the build

Side Show
12-09-2013, 11:35 PM
^^ sa12"ON 1200wrms would be nice, looking forward to pics

hispls
12-09-2013, 11:53 PM
First investment should be to build or buy a properly built box. NOT prefab. That is the absolute last thing you want to cheap out on.

The Silverman
12-10-2013, 12:44 AM
Definitely start with a single sub with a ported box.
Keep that alpine and get you maybe that sundown or maybe Soundqubed or a Incriminator Audio lethal injection

DB-Audio
12-13-2013, 08:58 PM
nice name for a build wubwub

Chriszle
12-13-2013, 09:14 PM
My advice is if you are doing a single sub setup would be to go with a 15" or possibly an 18" depending how much space you want to give up.

boostedchicken
01-21-2014, 03:39 AM
Just an update.

Have been a little slow on getting things together. But whatever.

I picked up a sa12 few days ago. Ordered the wiring tonight. Im getting the ball rollin!

boostedchicken
01-22-2014, 08:40 PM
Question.

If I do 1/0 ga and big 3, I should be alright with 1000rms to the sa-12 eh?

Side Show
01-22-2014, 08:57 PM
yeah, easy

Freeman
01-22-2014, 09:06 PM
Question.

If I do 1/0 ga and big 3, I should be alright with 1000rms to the sa-12 eh?

Do you have the 4.2L?

boostedchicken
01-22-2014, 09:09 PM
Do you have the 4.2L?

Yep

Freeman
01-22-2014, 10:35 PM
Yep

Powerfull little engine, shtiy trans cooler

boostedchicken
02-03-2014, 11:08 PM
Alright so I got the headunit installed last week, power wire installed last Friday, and installed the amp/box/subwoofer tonight. I also arranged the distro blocks and cut the wires to length. Boy does this sound sick for a one subwoofer system. I know I need to watch it, since its a 1000rms amp, but I love it.

Im addicted...

ChaseinBass
02-03-2014, 11:46 PM
Alright so I got the headunit installed last week, power wire installed last Friday, and installed the amp/box/subwoofer tonight. I also arranged the distro blocks and cut the wires to length. Boy does this sound sick for a one subwoofer system. I know I need to watch it, since its a 1000rms amp, but I love it.

Im addicted...

It all gets crazy now ! bigger and bigger and more and more power LOL ! Glad It turned out well for you !

boostedchicken
02-07-2014, 08:44 PM
Hopefully I can get a buddys hand held db meter, and dink around with box placement soon!