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    Icon33 Lights dim and ported or sealed box?

    Hey guys,
    I really dont understand why my lights are diming... I have my 3 caps each 1 frad from stinger and are all hooked up together and my lights are still dimming I dont know why my amp is 2400 watts and I have 2 12" audiobahns also I was wondering if a sealed or ported box would be better?



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    go sealed and u might need a new alt. or ur caps aint charged so they ain't being used when needed most



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    Your Cars Electrical System can not keep up- in which case- a cap is worthless.

    Your only solution to this is to replace the alternator/regulator with a higher output model. This can be achieved by re-winding your existing alt for increased output or simple purchasing a new high output alt all together.

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    Well, now that your light dimming problem has been answered, I'll help you with the box dilema...If you are using audiobahn subs, then your primary goal is most likely SPL rather than SQ, so I'd go with a ported box in your case simply because with those subs, there really isn't a whole lot of difference in sound quality but you will notice a very large difference in SPL if you use a ported box...
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    Alright thanx guys for the help on the lighting... I will have to purchase a new alt... about the box deal... I thought that a seal box would be better for SPL then a ported box or am I hearing this wrong???



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    A2300HCQ amp
    2 1 Frad limited edition caps from stinger ( Chrome color very nice!)
    1 1 frad white color stinger cap, all digital caps, and all stinger wire with 300amp fuse ANL

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    Icon32 Tsunami

    Anyone know if Tsunami Caps are any good? I'm looking to buy one and need some help. From what i've seen online they are about $20 less than the Rockfords.




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    I hope you are running at least 2awg..

    And dunno about the tsunami caps..I would imagine it does what it is supposed to but it isn't exactly the best moey can buy.

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    thanks mykeys

    I guess i'll go for it! It's a 1farad Tsunami cap online for about $130-140 (rockford around $160). My local audio store guy quoted me a price of $100 so I wasn't sure if it was good or not.

    I guess i'll find out!




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    Sealed=SQ
    ported=SPL
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