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    help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    everyone... ive been posting here for my own reasons
    about upgrading my subs... but... im sure you can help
    with this also...

    my girlfriend wants a little bump in her trunk... shes got
    a 2004 sunfire... no biggie... i figure ill get her one 12" sub...

    now correct me if im wrong... but basically a ported box will
    be bigger and louder... but a sealed box would be smaller
    and cleaner sounding???

    i dont really want to spend more than 300.00 on the amp,
    sub and box... not to mention wiring and install... but im
    really just concerned with the amp, sub and box...

    im not so much looking for sub recommendations or amp
    recommendations... but setup recommendations as a
    whole... my zero knowlege of ohms and channels and
    this and that leaves me a little ignorant in my search...

    thanks...







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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    i did this same scenario for one of my g/f and spent 250 total i believe, i baught a 4 gauge schoch wiring from wal mart, baught a refurb rf he2 from ebay for 85 bucks and its still bumping good and baught a 375 watt us akustics amp from ebay for 100, and she used here stock head unit so i jsut paid like 5 buck for a line converter and a custom bock at a audio shot for 35 sealed that was 1.35 cu befor sub displacement which was about perf for the he2. total i kno she didnt pay over 300 and everything is still working fine and bumps real good, she thinks it's perfect, and its meld real nice with her front stage, she drives a focus zx3 by the way if anyone cared.

    edit: i didn't see your ohm thing,if you want the cheapest thing get a dual 4 12 sub because theres a lot of choices out there for 2 ohm stable mono amps.



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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    I got a Fosgate 160A2 and a 10" Pioneer bandpass tube for my girls 4Runner...only cost me $40 on Ebay...SHE LOVES IT...Not too much bass (girls actually hate that) but enough boom to make her think she's got a sweet system...




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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    Quote Originally Posted by diminishedpower
    i did this same scenario for one of my g/f and spent 250 total i believe, i baught a 4 gauge schoch wiring from wal mart, baught a refurb rf he2 from ebay for 85 bucks and its still bumping good and baught a 375 watt us akustics amp from ebay for 100, and she used here stock head unit so i jsut paid like 5 buck for a line converter and a custom bock at a audio shot for 35 sealed that was 1.35 cu befor sub displacement which was about perf for the he2. total i kno she didnt pay over 300 and everything is still working fine and bumps real good, she thinks it's perfect, and its meld real nice with her front stage, she drives a focus zx3 by the way if anyone cared.

    edit: i didn't see your ohm thing,if you want the cheapest thing get a dual 4 12 sub because theres a lot of choices out there for 2 ohm stable mono amps.

    Wow, how many misspelled words can you fit into a single post??




    Just find a good, low-power sub (~300w or so) and a mono amp. Walmart wiring kits will work fine, along with her stock headunit as the guy above me said.

    In times like this, the F/S section can be your friend




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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    go to millionbuy.com or woofersetc.com they have great prices. If u need help lookin hit me up.



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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak9798
    Wow, how many misspelled words can you fit into a single post??




    Just find a good, low-power sub (~300w or so) and a mono amp. Walmart wiring kits will work fine, along with her stock headunit as the guy above me said.

    In times like this, the F/S section can be your friend


    the guy at circuit city told us we had to get a 2 channel amp... he told
    us that a mono amp was for dual subs...

    it didnt make sense to me so i assumed he was retarded and left...

    the wiring kit ill probably just get from the place thats going to install
    it... i know the guy... i dont think he even charged me for some of the
    stuff he put in my system install...

    we will be using her factory head unit... that was never an option...
    its really not that bad and it pulls down the radio station info for
    each song that comes on... i even saw it display the company info
    that a commercial was advertising...




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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    Quote Originally Posted by g30ffr3y
    the guy at circuit city told us we had to get a 2 channel amp... he told
    us that a mono amp was for dual subs...

    it didnt make sense to me so i assumed he was retarded and left...
    You assumed correctly He was full of shit and doens't know what the hell he is talking about

    the wiring kit ill probably just get from the place thats going to install
    it
    ... i know the guy... i dont think he even charged me for some of the
    stuff he put in my system install...
    Your going for cheap (cost wise), yet you are going to pay to have it installed




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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    Quote Originally Posted by g30ffr3y
    the guy at circuit city told us we had to get a 2 channel amp... he told
    us that a mono amp was for dual subs...

    it didnt make sense to me so i assumed he was retarded and left...

    That has got to be the stupidest thing that i have ever heard



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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    HEY it is not g30ffr3y's fault...it is guys like that at Circuit City,Fry's,Good Guys etc..that probably are not STUPID as much as they are trying to sell you more expensive crap.
    I have gotten some REAL winners at those places who tell me things a 5th grader knows is not true..
    Best one I ever heard was "WE WILL TRY TO PRICE MATCH CRUTCHFIELD BUT THEY ARE TYPICALLY THE CHEAPEST AROUND"
    Thats why g30ffr3y asked the wise members at caraudio.com for help!!!LOL




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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    Quote Originally Posted by Depression
    I got a Fosgate 160A2 and a 10" Pioneer bandpass tube for my girls 4Runner...only cost me $40 on Ebay...SHE LOVES IT...Not too much bass (girls actually hate that) but enough boom to make her think she's got a sweet system...
    i don't know about that. . . my girl is always bugging me to make her ***** louder.



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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    Your girl like to BUMP huh???J/K




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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    Hey I have two 12 inch Audiofonics subs in a 1.30 dual sealed box they sound very clean and hit nicely. I got two profile CA400s that I used to power them, I can sell all of it for 260 shipped. I also have an MTX 421D if you are interested.

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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    The subs are already installed in the box, and wired to run at 2ohms, just connect them to the amps w/bare wire connections!




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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    Ya know my philosophy is you can get a nice system for real cheap..but to get a BIGGER improvement you need ALOT MORE MONEY.."Decent" Bass has gotten very affordable in the last few years..a couple hundred bucks gets you a respectable set up nowadays




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    Re: help me build a system for my girlfriend.

    Quote Originally Posted by Depression
    Ya know my philosophy is you can get a nice system for real cheap..but to get a BIGGER improvement you need ALOT MORE MONEY.."Decent" Bass has gotten very affordable in the last few years..a couple hundred bucks gets you a respectable set up nowadays
    what's it say under you name
    B.S. it's only 5% equipment
    i got some cheap *****. $100 for my amp m681i, $30 a piece for my sony xplod 12's, $15 for my 4 ga wire, and $5 for my RCA. that $180. it sounded like crap in a sealed box 1ft per sub, as per manufactur specs. . . sounded like crap!!! put them in a big box tuned it low, and they sound f-ing great(considering) not saying mine is the best out there but i've heard worse sounding systems out there that people have spent way more on! my friend has about $2000-2500 in his system, put it in a prefab box, and it ain't much louder than mine.



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