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    building my system....... need advice

    I used to be in to car audio a decade ago and have had a few smaller systems in recent cars.

    I recently purchased a 00 civic sedan that had a system in it. The car had a jvc deck, 4 ga wire to 1 farad cap to a crunch powerzone 1500.1

    box is a sealed box with a 10" RF p1 and an MTX 10" (silver cone, not sure of model)

    all speakers are OEM pioneer speakers.


    First thing I did was install 6.5' hertz 2 ways in the doors.

    second, I pulled the amp and box

    I installed an alpine mrv-t707 v12 amp and a Tang Band 8" sub in a ported box (I already had the sub in the garage and I bought the amp at the local pawn shop for $34.99

    On Thursday, I saw a deal on craigslist that I couldn't turn down. (no flaming because this wouldn't be my first choice of sub but is the best deal for spl I could get for the price) I bought a pair of 12" L7's in a pro built box (ported) They have a silver cone (not sure what year) but they were almost brand new. I bought the box and subs for $200. He also had a Memphis
    16-RP1x1000 in the box for $200 but I didn't get it

    I know that I couldn't possibly use the Alpine amp on this pair so I am only running one of them on the amp and it is surprisingly loud for what it is.


    here are my plans..............

    1. ditch the cap, I read up and found out it is nonsense

    2. install rear 6x9's (maybe RF prime series for the price or amp my fronts and ditch the rears) I'm open to suggestions on this but I want to be under $100 and increase my mids and highs, another option would be adapting 6.5 coax's for the 6x9 holes in the rear deck.

    3. 1 or possibly 2 amps to run the subs. I'm really not sure how much power I "really" need to run these. I like SPL and would enjoy attending a couple of local events. Way back..... I had a car that hit 142 and I was hoping for louder than that. I've been considering the RE Audio amps, Audiopipe and Hifonics. I want to limit this part of the budget to $250

    4. big 3 and or alt upgrade if needed

    5. at some point I would like a nicer head unit.


    Let me know what you guys think I should do and in what order. BTW: I'm cheap

    Since I haven't been into stereos as much I've realized that most of the brands I once liked starting building a TON OF JUNK and I'm out of the loop on who still makes descent stuff with out spending a fortune.

    BTW: I still have the Tang Band w8-740p in the enclosure and a BNIB back up sub for it.







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    Re: building my system....... need advice

    I'll through in my .02 since I was pretty recently in your postion.

    Amp choice: Audiopipe apparently isn't a bad route to go if you just want a loud/spl geared daily driver but unless your looking at a couple I wouldn't assume your Barics will best 142db, but keep in mind I don't compete. I ended up with an MB Quart onx1.1000d and it worked for my purposes until recently (search Onyx for details) but it doesn't do rated from the tests I've done. I would steer clear of HiFi just because it's the same parent company (Maxxsonics) that made my wonky Onyx, although some people swear by them for a good budget banger. I ended up picking up a used ZX1000 for $200 and it probably pushes my single Obsidian upwards of 140, again I DON'T compete.

    Big 3: do it.





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    Re: building my system....... need advice

    thank you for reading my post and taking the time to reply.... I'm looking in to what you said.




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    Re: building my system....... need advice

    How much is your budget? I'd get 2 12" sundown audio or obsidian on a 1500 and be done.




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    Re: building my system....... need advice

    ^ I'm guessing you didn't read the post




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    Re: building my system....... need advice

    He probably read it. He is also a dealer for SA. It's his job to recommend you scrap your system for a Nightshade or whatever. What can you do?




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    Re: building my system....... need advice

    Since you have the subs what voice coil configuration are they and by pro built I am pretty sure its a cheap pre added box all Craigslist adds say custom built or pro box to up the viewers awareness and grab their attention. After that info is given I will give some more advice we need as many details as you can provide up about vehicle your listening habits what you are expecting to accomplish with this setup a budget all those goodies. And I am a sundown dealer don't think we are all the same cause we arent.



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    Mids & Tweeters 2 sets cdt m6+ mids 2 sets cdt tw25 tweets
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    Re: building my system....... need advice

    00 civic sedan, dvc 4 ohm, hip hop music, seller said the shop he bought the system from built the box but idk for sure, could be a prefab. Hope this helps

    Thanks for replying




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    Re: building my system....... need advice

    Quote Originally Posted by berretta96 View Post
    00 civic sedan, dvc 4 ohm, hip hop music, seller said the shop he bought the system from built the box but idk for sure, could be a prefab. Hope this helps

    Thanks for replying
    99% sure it was just a prefabbed happens far to often anymore now with that being said what is a realistic budget for an amp you need a custom box built to match your vehicle and such. Sorry for the late reply



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    Headunit pioneer 880prs
    Amps 2 Sax125.2 front stage crossfire xs8k@.5
    Wiring lots of 1/0 stinger, tsunami
    Mids & Tweeters 2 sets cdt m6+ mids 2 sets cdt tw25 tweets
    Subs 2-18" nightshade v2's d2
    System DetailsDaily driver.

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    Re: building my system....... need advice

    $250 is my amp budget

    How would you suggest I address the box issue? Should I order one from a builder on here?




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    Re: building my system....... need advice

    Look up the db drive pd2000.1 for the $250 budget nice amp and as for box many of use builders can help I am a little backed up at the moment but shoot an email to one of the others and see ho they can help you will need a secondary batt agm group 31 preferred and big three done and a decent amount of 1/0 to do all the wiring. The electrical is the heart of your system the box is the back bone.



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    Electrical Dc power sp270 7 deka 9A31's and lots of 1/0
    Headunit pioneer 880prs
    Amps 2 Sax125.2 front stage crossfire xs8k@.5
    Wiring lots of 1/0 stinger, tsunami
    Mids & Tweeters 2 sets cdt m6+ mids 2 sets cdt tw25 tweets
    Subs 2-18" nightshade v2's d2
    System DetailsDaily driver.

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