Originally posted by Arni
"First thing to remember is that its not the driver that always makes the difference it is the quality of the instalation"
What exactly do you mean by this?
Basically, you can have $1000's in equipment, but have a really ghetto/crappy install, and make everything sound horribly wrong
"boxes are to be designed around a driver"
do u mean that I should first consider the ampl then select the speakers or opposite?
What he said is that certain subs need certain boxes...and the boxes are determined by the sub being used. I would choose the sub first, then look at amps.
"There are ceratain name brands that you should stay away from"
I certainly would be interestend in knowing more here as I live in Iceland were there is a very limited number of brands to select from. I am looking at stuff from the following two resellert at www.sm.is
can you visit their site and let me know what brand names that they sell I should try to stay with? pls
Generally, you want to stay away from Pyle, Pyramid, Rockwood/Kenford/etc...we can help you further with brands if you need to. I always suggest listening to your equipment before purchasing so you know what you are getting into. Especially speakers...with subs it isnt too as you can vary the box
"Also, making sure you have an efficent but clean sounding amp is critical"
How can I make sure that I select such an amp? What brands are preferable?
This depends on what sub you are getting and your price range
"Crossovers over all limit out frequencys that go to a driver...
Heres an example.. Your head unit (unless it has built in cut offs) will send your sub amp the full spectrem of signals.. A sub woofer is not meant to be played over 120 hz (...thats high for a lot of drivers even) and if you do not set your cross over on your ampto limit it under that it will send the full signal to your driver and basically it will sound like crap."
Are you saying that if the sub amp does not have a build in crossover to control the frequency that I should get myself a seperata crossover that I connect between head unit and sub amp to control the frequency going to the sub amp?
Thank you if you find time to reply to this.