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    Newbie question.. amp/sub compatibility..

    Hey.. I'm completely new to car audio, but wanted to get a cheap system that bumps fairly hard. I already have a Panasonic head unit in, as well as Eclipse/Focal speakers.. so now I just need to get an amp and some subs.

    I was looking at Sony Xplod, since it seems like they do some decent damage for a pretty low cost. Money -is- an issue for me. But I had a couple questions about compatibility.. I wasn't sure how it worked. Can a mono amplifier power 2 subs in a box?

    The amp I was looking as is this:
    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...=0&cc=01&avf=N
    500 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms
    900 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
    1600 watts peak power

    And then I was thinking of getting 2 of these subs..
    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...=0&cc=01&avf=N
    power range 90-350 watts RMS
    peak power handling 1200 watts

    Honestly, I have no idea if that stuff will even work together. I know mono is only one channel, but I figured it may be able to power two subs, I don't know.. and do the power ratings match up okay? The ohmage?

    Thanks.. any info would really be appreciated.

    Also.. out of curiosity.. would these sound decent, or does Xplod ****? lol.
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    Re: Newbie question.. amp/sub compatibility..

    Sony ***** period, and yes mono amps are usually used for subwoofer systems. How much money do you plan on spending?




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    Re: Newbie question.. amp/sub compatibility..

    and yes mono amps are usually used for subwoofer systems
    Does that mean the mono amp could power two subs?

    With the amp, the two subs, and a bandpass enclosure.. going through ebay.. I'd get it all for around $400, including shipping.




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    Re: Newbie question.. amp/sub compatibility..

    Quote Originally Posted by flu3ncy
    Does that mean the mono amp could power two subs?

    With the amp, the two subs, and a bandpass enclosure.. going through ebay.. I'd get it all for around $400, including shipping.
    yes a mono amp can power as many subs as u want wired together. so buying all that stuff for 400, would basically be the same as taking ur money and flushing it down the toilet.



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    Re: Newbie question.. amp/sub compatibility..

    Wow.. are we a bunch of elitest bastards here, or what?

    I know Sony stuff is considered low-end.. but Jesus, I thought I made it clear that I was going for a bargain setup. I don't need anything competition-level.. it just needs to bump. And when I listened to an Xplod sub/amp combo at Best Buy, it did. It even sounded better than some of the more expensive **** that was right next to it.

    So I fail to see how $400 is flushing my money away. I know I asked for opinions about it, but if you think it's such a waste of money, you could recommend me a different setup that I can get for the same amount of money that will sound better, and hit harder. That would actually be helping me..




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    Re: Newbie question.. amp/sub compatibility..

    Quote Originally Posted by flu3ncy
    Wow.. are we a bunch of elitest bastards here, or what?

    I know Sony stuff is considered low-end.. but Jesus, I thought I made it clear that I was going for a bargain setup. I don't need anything competition-level.. it just needs to bump. And when I listened to an Xplod sub/amp combo at Best Buy, it did. It even sounded better than some of the more expensive **** that was right next to it.

    So I fail to see how $400 is flushing my money away. I know I asked for opinions about it, but if you think it's such a waste of money, you could recommend me a different setup that I can get for the same amount of money that will sound better, and hit harder. That would actually be helping me..
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    Re: Newbie question.. amp/sub compatibility..

    Sorry. :\

    I just get frustrated when people say "It *****", but don't suggest anything different.




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    Re: Newbie question.. amp/sub compatibility..

    for 400 dollars u will not only get a bargain setup but u will get a very nice sounding/hard hitting system. U have a nice deck and nice speakers so why put sony crap in there.
    u can pick up 2 12" ED K's that would be 240 bucks. and leave u with 160 for a 600 watt amp. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=18796 and there ya go. that will give u 300 watts per channel at 4 ohms. so ud get the DVC 4 ohm ones and wire em up to 4 ohm load.
    With that setup u will blow out any sony crap out the water.

    edit - i noticed the 10's are 125 a piece and the 12's are 135 a peice, so after shipping for the amp and subs ud probly be spending about 450. tthen ull need another 50 bucks for a supplies to build a box and a wiring kit. Any wiring kit from walmart or ebay will be perfect.
    www.edesignaudio.com for the subs.



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    Re: Newbie question.. amp/sub compatibility..

    1) My head unit is Panasonic, not Pioneer-- just edited my first post. I dunno what I was thinking when I typed that.. I guess I wasn't thinking at all and just slipped up. lol. Oops.

    2) Thanks man.. sorry about the name calling. I could go a bit over my budget.. $500 is probably the very most I could spend though, including all supplies and shipping. I'm gonna look into what you recommended.




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