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    not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    my name is nate im new to the forum but no completely new to car audio. its been a while since ive had a system. and even when i had all my different systems i never really knew what i was doing...

    being that im a broke husband and father im kind of keeping it on a budget (christmas present type budget). i really have no desire for am/fm or a cd player so here my idea/plan...

    -My phone ad my source (pandora, mp3s etc..) NO HEADUNIT
    -soundstorm lab s4eq
    -mb quart onyx4.80 4channel amp 640rms
    -soundstorm lab 6.5 components (rear only)
    -and my "old" audiobahn aw1251q 12" 400rms/800max 4ohm dvc in a sealed box

    the eq has sub/front/rear outputs and i will be using a 3.5mm to rca as an input
    i plan to run the rear components using 2 channels and then bridging the other 2 for the subwoofer

    here is where i run into my ??????
    bridging the 2 channels will give me 320w at 4ohms according to the amp specs
    obviously my sub wont match the best being that i can only wire it 2ohm or 8ohm
    i plan to wire it 8ohm because i am worried about messing up the amp......HOW MUCH POWER WILL I LOSE?

    also i have never had components (always regular old 2 or 3 way speakers)
    with having the crossovers between the amp and the components what setting would i want on my amp/eq ? let it all pass through and the crossovers will do the work?

    im sure i will have many more questions as people respond......







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    Re: not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    Why components in the back? just curious... any speakers up front? if not your sound stage will be all sorts of f^cked up.

    Also... I wouldn't bother putting components in the back. Stick to coaxials, and components up front. Run the EQ with full frequency to your components and let the crossover do the work on that... then just run the EQ at low pass... or low pass on the amp while keeping the EQ full range.

    I'm not sure how concerned you are for sound quality but a lot of people don't care for 3.5mm as an output.

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    Re: not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    ya...usually ppl run front and no rears, not rears and no fronts




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    Re: not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    would i be better off running them up front? i was running them in the rear for ease of istallation and its a 93 integra hatch so the rear speaker location goes right off the rear glass so i didnt think it's be horrible




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    Re: not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    Yea upgrading the rear speakers and not the fronts makes no sense, personally I dont even run rear speakers.

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    would i be better off running them up front? i was running them in the rear for ease of istallation and its a 93 integra hatch so the rear speaker location goes right off the rear glass so i didnt think it's be horrible
    Thats probably the worst possible thing for sound quality, you want those upfront and amped up trust me, you will enjoy your car a lot more




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    Re: not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    Yeah, up front is always going to sound bette. Think about it, it's like a concert stage... the music should come from in front of you. Subwoofers produce lower frequency's that are much harder for our ears to localize so it's harder to notice where the sound is coming from.

    I'd seal off the doors as much as possible (spray foam and sound deadener) run some components in them. I'd either completely leave the rear out or run some coaxils but with really low power (only use for fill)

    For the sub, someone on this site should be able to get you box plans to make it sound good with little power. Your amp will handle 2ohm and you'll get more power out of 2ohms not bridged than you will on 8ohms bridged on that amp (I'm pretty sure) but I'll let someone else chime in on that who has more experience with this amp.




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    Re: not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    ok thats something i will change........ any answers on the subwoofer/amp? also im not looking for extreme quality or extreme bass i drive my car maybe 20-25 minutes a day im just going crazy with having nothing at all and doing it the way a described is gonna be right around $200

    would wiring my sub paralell (2ohm) give me problems with my amp or burn it up faster persay? dont like the thought of that possibility
    i know ideally i would buy a new sub thats a 2 ohm dvc or 4 ohm svc but the budget is very limited and again im not looking for ear rattling bass (though it would be nice)




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    Re: not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    Which items do you have? I'm thinking you may be able to upgrade on quality a bit for the same price if you haven't purchased everything yet




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    Re: not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    right now i have the sub and 4 gauge wiring (rcas remote etc)

    no amp no eq and no components yet but i do have some 6x9s in boxes




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    Re: not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    Okay... I'll advise you to stay away from soundstorm labs... I have heard some systems with their amps and they are possibly the worst I've heard.




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    Re: not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    i only was looking at their eq......any suggestions on another one?

    also amp selection good? i saw the name....power and price and was attracted




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    Re: not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    Quote Originally Posted by campbell8402 View Post
    i only was looking at their eq......any suggestions on another one?
    Cadence CEQ-773 (CEQ773) 7 Band Paragraphic Equalizer Crossover

    This one is going to be MUCH better.




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    For the price, I really like the way these sound...
    Soundstream SC-6T Component Systems at Onlinecarstereo.com




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    Re: not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    I'd suggest this amp for the components and sub..

    Crunch PZA1600.4 (PZA16004) 1600W 4-Channel Power Zone Amplifier

    You can run the sub @ 2ohm




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    Re: not the "normal" install.... would like opinions and some advice

    thank i appreciate all the help......i always go by reviews online and obviously they are not always the best...

    im not looking for amazing but i do want something nice


    if i was to run the 6x9s in the back and components up front what would be my best way to wire it to the 4 channel (keeping sub)




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