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    cap question

    i know most of you hate caps, so try to read this w/o having that NEGATIVE NON NECESSARY opinion of them and respond as if you liked them...

    i'm runnin z6400 85x4@4 and brutus1500 1x3ohms
    total to 1140 watts total

    would u

    A - get 1farad digital cap to run before ur distro block..



    B - get 1farddigtial and .5 farad to run after distro per goin to each amp having the 1 fard before the brutus and the .5 farad before the z6400

    C - get the 1fard now and see how it goes, if want to look cleanre then get teh .5 as well.. but won't really need it b/c aint powering that much



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    Quote Originally Posted by limitkid7
    i know most of you hate caps, so try to read this w/o having that NEGATIVE NON NECESSARY opinion of them and respond as if you liked them...

    i'm runnin z6400 85x4@4 and brutus1500 1x3ohms
    total to 1140 watts total

    would u

    A - get 1farad digital cap to run before ur distro block..



    B - get 1farddigtial and .5 farad to run after distro per goin to each amp having the 1 fard before the brutus and the .5 farad before the z6400

    C - get the 1fard now and see how it goes, if want to look cleanre then get teh .5 as well.. but won't really need it b/c aint powering that much
    D - get a red top under hood and yellow in trunk(ya got the room)




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    C outta ur choices. but its pointless to buy something like that if its just for looks.

    D overall




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    thanks for answering the question...



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    Quote Originally Posted by xjmadness
    D - get a red top under hood and yellow in trunk(ya got the room)


    i hope this isn't phil talking - please tell me why i'll need a red and a yellow top when i'm only running like 1000 watts AND when my alt is already huge ~130



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    why would you need a cap then?




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    Quote Originally Posted by xjmadness
    why would you need a cap then?
    Thats what im wondering. Why do you want a cap when you already have a 130 amp alternator unless it was given to ya, or ya want it for looks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 80_Cutlass_mn
    Thats what im wondering. Why do you want a cap when you already have a 130 amp alternator unless it was given to ya, or ya want it for looks.

    looks - and the digital reading on it.. looks nice to me



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    Ok, I can understand that man, matter of fact at one time even tho I knew they were useless, I wanted one just for looks. To me it kinda gives it that professional look. lol



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    i think it'll be fine esp w/that digital reading of voltage on it..



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    you could get a voltage meter for much less...

    anyway, I'd go for B, although a cap anywhere would essentially be the same thing. Electricity is supposed to go where there is least resistance, and so therefore the caps, in theory, should be as close to the amps as possible. Wonder if caps can contribute to noise, like power cables do on signal cables.



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    TRYING TO GET SOME HIGHER/HIGH END WIRES..

    BEEN IN A FIGHT W/STEVE, JOHN, KURT, AND MIKE OVER RCA WIRES..

    THEY SAY WIRE IS WIRE.. AND I SHOULD GO TO WALMART....

    kind of hard to believe that, however its like 10 vs 1.. so i guess they win,

    BUT-

    might have to say bump walmart and go w/that konkecpt place



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    Quote Originally Posted by limitkid7
    TRYING TO GET SOME HIGHER/HIGH END WIRES..

    BEEN IN A FIGHT W/STEVE, JOHN, KURT, AND MIKE OVER RCA WIRES..

    THEY SAY WIRE IS WIRE.. AND I SHOULD GO TO WALMART....

    kind of hard to believe that, however its like 10 vs 1.. so i guess they win,

    BUT-

    might have to say bump walmart and go w/that konkecpt place

    of all people, i thought you would know wire is wire....



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    Quote Originally Posted by paikiah
    of all people, i thought you would know wire is wire....
    nope....

    and what u mean of all people???

    i thought the amount of "strands" w/in the wire counts for something



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    Well I have almost hte exact same setup except i have the zx6400 (and the bx1500)

    I have a stock alternator (100 amp) running to the side posts of a yellow optima. I have the power wiring running from the top (seperate) posts on the yellowtop. (so in effect, nearly all my power is from the battery and the battery is charged by the alternator). With this setup I rarely get any dimming. If i went around blasting my music constantly every time the car was on, this wouldn't work because then the alternator would be too stresed. but I listen at a moderate volume and turn it up for a little while sometimes, and I have yet to have any problems with my alternator or anything for that matter.



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