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    Car audio system confusion.

    Have an alpine cde136. have a kenwood KAC-8405 600 watt 4 channel amp. Kenwood runs 2 jl C5 650 components (front) and 2 rockford t1 components. Have 2 JL HD 750's running 2 JL W7's. Clipping occurs from the Alpine at a volume of 29 out of 35. The system was set with an o-scope. I gains were set by audio shop based off clipping at 29. The hd amp gains are set at 50 percent. I feel like the speakers, and subs could handle a smidge more power, or speakers themselves could have a louder cleaner sound. What would anyone suggest? Should I get a better head unit? or a better amp to run speakers. Subs are probably cool, because they are pretty **** loud. Any input would be appreciated.







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    Re: Car audio system confusion.

    what w7s the 13w7s are rated 1000rms but warrantied up to 1500rms ?



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    Re: Car audio system confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by cdc351jeferson View Post
    what w7s the 13w7s are rated 1000rms but warrantied up to 1500rms ?
    12's rated to 750. Well, that's jl's optimum




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    Re: Car audio system confusion.

    if you were set on jl audio i would have bought 2 1000/1v2 slash amps instead of those hd amps if i were you those are meh compared to the slash



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    Re: Car audio system confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by cdc351jeferson View Post
    if you were set on jl audio i would have bought 2 1000/1v2 slash amps instead of those hd amps if i were you those are meh compared to the slash
    The hd's are supposed to produce cleaner sound. They definitely do. they actually put out 873watts, so good enough to power the 12's without distortion. As I'm sure you know, any sub sounds muddy, or distorts when I gets near, or over rms.




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    Quote Originally Posted by axeshredder View Post
    The hd's are supposed to produce cleaner sound. They definitely do. they actually put out 873watts, so good enough to power the 12's without distortion. As I'm sure you know, any sub sounds muddy, or distorts when I gets near, or over rms.
    not always and those amps are not rated that much cleaner than a slash . slash amps are clean as it is .



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    Quote Originally Posted by cdc351jeferson View Post
    not always and those amps are not rated that much cleaner than a slash . slash amps are clean as it is .
    They may be clean, but as I said, if I powered much more than 800, I would just be heating the suspension. I mean, how loud do I really need it? The hd's make the 12's hit hard, loud, but most of all.............. TIGHT. The lows that are hit are so phenomenal.




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    Re: Car audio system confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by axeshredder View Post
    Have an alpine cde136. have a kenwood KAC-8405 600 watt 4 channel amp. Kenwood runs 2 jl C5 650 components (front) and 2 rockford t1 components. Have 2 JL HD 750's running 2 JL W7's. Clipping occurs from the Alpine at a volume of 29 out of 35. The system was set with an o-scope. I gains were set by audio shop based off clipping at 29. The hd amp gains are set at 50 percent. I feel like the speakers, and subs could handle a smidge more power, or speakers themselves could have a louder cleaner sound. What would anyone suggest? Should I get a better head unit? or a better amp to run speakers. Subs are probably cool, because they are pretty **** loud. Any input would be appreciated.
    you asked about subs handling a smidge more power now you dont think they need it ? im confused



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    Re: Car audio system confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by cdc351jeferson View Post
    you asked about subs handling a smidge more power now you dont think they need it ? im confused
    I don't think they need it. I'm just wondering if they could. I think the mid's and tweets could use a better amp than the kenwood.




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    Re: Car audio system confusion.

    So, what happens if you crank the mid's gain up a tad?



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    Re: Car audio system confusion.

    Hello,
    HU = Head Units
    A = Amps
    SW = Subs
    Sp = Mids/Highs
    M = Multimedia
    All = Entire Line




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    Re: Car audio system confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by webmaster View Post
    Hello,
    HU = Head Units
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    Sp = Mids/Highs
    M = Multimedia
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