I thought I'd finally make a build thread for my first ever system I got which was completely recommended to me by caraudio.com forumers themselves.
This build was completely focused on budget slam. No extra batteries, bigger alts, ELD bypassing, just a stock 1994 Accord with a 12v 80 amp alt. I experience a little dim on full tilt being wired at 2 ohms @ 1000 watts (WAYYY before box rise, 12 volt electrical, gain settings, pre-outs from my deck) on my Audiopipe ASPM1500 watt amp. I suspect with my 12v alt I'm getting around 600-750 watts RMS running to the sub)
The box was (re)designed by ssteele18 (Who I would recommend to get a custom enclosure designed purely around your specific sub stage and needs)
* 3.1 Cubes after displacement tuned at 32hz
* Rockford Fosgate 4 Gauge Wiring with KnuKonceptz 12 gauge Kord Ultra Flex OFC Speaker Wire
* Obsidian Audio 15 Dual 4 ohm
****. Thumps. Loud. As my first system, I wouldn't have it any other way. But I would do 1 thing differently; This sub (with a good clean signal) will take around 900 watts RMS. Had I not worried about my (still) original, now 20 year old 80 amp alt, I would've gotten the Dual 2 ohm version (ESPECIALLY now with the v2 drivers out, which has better cooling) and wired down to 1 ohm 900 watts RMS. But I mean that's really not much from what I'm running now. If you can, and honestly with my situation being on a extreme polar, Try to get this sub wired too 800-900 watts to get the best delivery.
Don't make a mistake, I'm loud as ****! Even with a 12v 80 amp alt and front firing into the cabin, I've yet to hear any "high school" system get this loud, hell even some "professional systems". W3 10s, Dual 15s Dual 12s, JBL 10s, Kicker 12s, Kenwood 12s, Boss 10s (HAHA), even a Kicker L5 15 in 4 cubes on a Hifonics 1500 watt amp in the back of a bronco! People take a double look when I tell them to turn around and see how such a small amp powering such a big sub can be able to get the SPL and SQ that they hear (plus not many people expect to turn around and see a phat azz 15' sub staring them in the face) If your looking for that "high school thump" on a budget, I honesty cant recommend a different system that's this cheap and sound this good and get this loud. And this effect multiplies if your in a hatchback or SUV. I'm in a sedan with the rear seats down.
Obsidian Audio. Get with it. Seriously!!
I luv you Caraudio. (I might be back to revise should I deaden my trunk)