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    Icon11 Opinions on my options for SQ requested. Detailed info enclosed.

    I've come up with a couple options for my next car audio project. Wondering if any of you guys could throw me some opinions on this.

    Equipment on hand:
    RF851X 4ch; 110x4@4, 215x4@2, 425x2@4(B)
    Premier 880PRS
    CDT CL-61 6.5 comps
    2 PG Titanium 15's SVC, 4ohm each. (sealed)
    Car: 92 Honda Civic LX 4dr

    Option 1: Purchase a Arb TM kit, or some Dayton Refs for a active setup.
    http://www.ascendantaudio.com/Arbiter_TM.html
    Run 4chan amp to active front stage, Purchase a PG1200.1 or MD2 for 1 sub.

    Option 2: Purchase a high quality set of comps (eg. Boston Pro's). Run them off one half of 4chan, bridge 1 sub off the other half. This would allow me to add rear stage if needed for extra output, and at least temporarily negate the need for a $300 sub amp.

    My main goal is a reasonably loud SQ setup. My current setup is CDT fronstage, half of 4chan, and 2 subs run in series on other half of 4chan. My RF1001bd fried about 8 output transistors off the power coil due to a ground problem. I'm currently evaluating whether or not it is worth fixing.

    As is, acceptable levels of bass can be achieved. Biggest issue is getting the front stage loud and clear enough without clipping the amp, or distorting the speakers. I have a set of old Audiobahn comps in the rear stage for extra output. General SQ is good, considering the lack of any deadening and some ****** Audiobahn comps. Looking to take a step up. Either of the options mentioned above would utilize good use of sound deadening. Currently I have about $300 on hand to play around with at this paticular point in the month, as well as some sound deadener.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!







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    Re: Opinions on my options for SQ requested. Detailed info enclosed.

    I vote option 2



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    Re: Opinions on my options for SQ requested. Detailed info enclosed.

    Only downside to option2 I'm seeing is if I would want to keep a rear stage for added output. With 2 sets of comps running of half a 4 channel, the levels cannot be adjusted independantley, meaning the higher rear stage is always going to over power the front. I actually perfered a rear stage when I had the 4chan dedicated to 2 comp sets. I could drop the level for the rears to balance the ouput, and my backseat passengers were kept happy. I do have a decent set of CDT CL-61's, but they disapoint me as far as midbass, and are not able to carry the whole car on their own.




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    You know you wanna go active...





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