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    Hey guys I'm new to the audio lifestyle but I've always been a fan of hard hitting alarm setting getting pulled over systems.

    My car is a 2005 Honda element EX
    And so far I've got
    2 fifth generation alpine type R 12S (1000w RMS each)
    Kicker43CX12001 1200w 2400 (peak) RMS mono amp
    And NY head units a JVC KVW220BT touch screen
    I got all the wires I need I went to audio express and left paying about 3000$ all with warranties installation wires custom box etc.
    It's my first project . I'd like feedback on my current setup. Good or bad . I know I could of saved alot of money doing it myself but I'd like to learn eventually.
    I take it in weds to be Installed.
    Also got the viper 2 way alarm as well







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    Crap.



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    Re: Start from scratch

    Can you elaborate? Where did I go wrong? I play to add two more 12s. I trust the type Rs. Like I said I'm new and first one




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    Re: Start from scratch

    My plan is too eventually move up to more power. Anything you'd recommend?




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    Paid way to much.
    Subs are average at best
    Amp is not enough power for subs and very overpriced.
    Box will most likely be a prefab and not correct specs.
    1200rms should be fine on stock electrical but I would do a big 3 upgrade and you didn't mention what wiring they are using. There is good wire and terrible wire in car audio.
    Headunit is fine for your needs.
    No sound deadening?
    Factory door speakers?



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    What you have is a 1000 dollar install with gear, wiring accessories custom box and warranty included at best(on the expensive side actually). 3000 is just you getting lube and them jaming it straight in there raw. With 3000 you can get a ridiculous system both amazing sounding and loud. Which includes door speaker upgrades and door treatments and quality gear and a mids and highs amp.

    Always ask advice first before blowing 3 down the drain then asking from experienced people validify a purchase thats absolutely sh*t value wise.



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    TC6KIT-0 1/0 GUAGE OFC AMP KIT
    4POS.FUSD.BLK.1/1-4IN, 4/4-8out
    17' Twisted PR.RCA MTL Satin End
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    JL~Evolution C2 6.5" 2 way COAX

    I don't know what sound deading is.
    Yes factory door speakers.
    Like I said I didn't really know too much and I had my uncle who knows car audio break it down to me. The original plan was to get the JL 1000w rms @2 and make the 12S parallel. Wire me I think ported? And trick the amp into thinking its running 1 speaker at the full 1000w. I don't know how to word so any other advice or if you could break down anything else you think I should know going forward. It's getting g I stalled weds. But Is there any way where. I can run it down to them how to wire it up.?




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    Re: Start from scratch

    What other Info you need from me?




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    Whats your credit card info?



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    Re: Start from scratch

    Lollll

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    Gain on an amplifier to meant to be matched to the output voltage of your headunit. Think 3 volt, 4 volt, 5 volt pre out specs you see on headunit specs. This is how gain works for a given pre out(5 volt) theoretically. However most head units clip(start to distort) at around 80% of your volume so your 5 volt pre out wont give 5 volts Cleanly. You will most likely get 4 volts out at something like 33/40 on your volume knob and would thus set your gain to 4 volts. (these things can be measured with a GOOD Multimeter. )
    80% of your total volume is (max volume) X 0.8.
    Example is 40(is your max volume so, 40 X .8=32


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    It may seem like we are being harsh. But, we are trying to help. Can you cancel the order? What we see is 2 12's that can be had for 285. An amp that can be bought for under 300. A 200 dollar head unit. 130 speakers. So we see being under 900 for equipment. We get offended seeing someone getting into the game and getting destroyed on pricing. In the very least go to an independent shop and ask what they can do for 3k. You might be surprised at what someone else can do. Do you have a pic of the reciept and what they are charging you? It does not quite add up to 3k




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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDawg View Post
    What other Info you need from me?
    Cancel order asap if you have any respect for yourself



    09 Sienna Subs : Four Team Ascendant 18s......Sub amp: Two Taramps 15k
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