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    FINALLY! I HAVE BASS!!! (HUGE post beware...)

    This goes out to all who care, to all who are interested, and to everyone else since you're all going to read this anyways: I've done it. It's been a long and troublesome road, but I've done it, my setup is complete.

    I came across the CA forums this summer and decided to join up. At the time I knew next to nothing about car audio, and was totally prepared to blow my hard-earned money on a big pile of sh1t (involving 3 Sony amps....heh heh, you get the picture). After receiving a free vehicle and earning somewhere around the area of 1300 of pure audio spending goodness, I was ready to setup my jam, but somehow knew that I should see what you guys would say. After a good three months of steady researching unsure topics of the car audio world and these little known companies that you guys pimped out to me, I was ready to make my choice. So after countless problems (broken subwoofers caused by bad shipping, conflicts in schedules, vehicle trouble, etc.), I can now say that I have succeeded in making my Sierra's audio system the loudest and all out best setup in my area.

    So to all of the uber-knowledgable members of caraudio who helped me out every step of the way, to the ones that I have never said one word to, but have still probably used your knowledge to make my setup better, thank you so much! A cyber-toast to all of u!

    A special thanks goes out to Moe-lester for the b1tchin' box plans he hooked me up with. Perfect dude, just perfect. If any of you want great plans from a nice guy, Moe's the guy for the job.

    And in case you didn't already see my sig, here's my setup:

    Head Unit: Sony FX-5000 (will be the first thing to go....any buyers? haha)
    Front and Rear Stage: 2 sets of 4x6 Infinity Kappa plates, each speaker being powered on a channel from my Sony XM-4060GTX (60x4w RMS) (will also be replacing that soon...)
    Lower Octaves d00d! - Here's where stuff gets tricky. I ordered 2 d15's (dual 4 version) from SonicFX, one of which arrived severely damaged. I'm talking the basket was cracked this thing was dropped so hard. So after unsuccessfully building me another one b/c of supply issues, Doug (owner of SFX) hooked me up with a used Q15 (quad 1) to jam until he builds my real d15. He also figured out a wiring diagram that would make the two totally diff. subs sound completely fine together (pics of that soon too). Both are in a HUGE 7 cube box with a massive slot port tuned to 35hz. They are powered by a little ol' Brutus 1500d running at a 0.75 ohm load (poor little amp!)

    Multiple pics and of course some Pr0n will come soon when i rerun all my wires and RCAs, mount my amp, tune everything perfectly, and overall just make everything real purdy. Not too bad of an install for a senior in highschool who's busy playing soccer at the moment, and supports his audioholism by working at a sh1tty grocery store, huh?







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    Re: FINALLY! I HAVE BASS!!! (HUGE post beware...)

    2 sets of 4x6's? in 1 locatoin? if not then it's ok..yea i just say front and rear..so sew me..lol
    unfimiliar with subs but amp looks good just watch out!



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    Re: FINALLY! I HAVE BASS!!! (HUGE post beware...)

    haha, one set upfront, one set in the back



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    Sony GTX-4600 amp
    (2) SonicFX D15s in a 7 cube box, tuned to 35hz
    Hifonics Brutus 1500

    One of my subs is inverted; it adds 10 DBs!

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    Re: FINALLY! I HAVE BASS!!! (HUGE post beware...)

    so you have a d15 AND a Q15 running at the same time in the same vehicle!?!?!?!?!¿¿¿¿¿

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    Re: FINALLY! I HAVE BASS!!! (HUGE post beware...)

    yup....here's a wiring diagram



    1989 GMC Sierra ext. cab:

    Sony F-5000 cd player
    (2) Infinity KAPPA 4x6 plates
    Sony GTX-4600 amp
    (2) SonicFX D15s in a 7 cube box, tuned to 35hz
    Hifonics Brutus 1500

    One of my subs is inverted; it adds 10 DBs!

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    Re: FINALLY! I HAVE BASS!!! (HUGE post beware...)

    not good idea...for obviuos reasons



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    Re: FINALLY! I HAVE BASS!!! (HUGE post beware...)

    I said the same thing to the guy when he was explaining it to me, and he assured me that there would be no problem with wiring it this way, besides the fact that my amp would result in a pretty low final impedance. And you'd think it wouldn't sound good, but it really sounds great. The two different subs aren't producing a different sound or anything. I'm pretty sure he told me that each sub would be receiving a different amount of power, but I may be wrong.



    1989 GMC Sierra ext. cab:

    Sony F-5000 cd player
    (2) Infinity KAPPA 4x6 plates
    Sony GTX-4600 amp
    (2) SonicFX D15s in a 7 cube box, tuned to 35hz
    Hifonics Brutus 1500

    One of my subs is inverted; it adds 10 DBs!

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    Re: FINALLY! I HAVE BASS!!! (HUGE post beware...)

    I would NEVER run two different lines of subs!! EVER

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    Re: FINALLY! I HAVE BASS!!! (HUGE post beware...)

    what the hell?why would you do this




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    Re: FINALLY! I HAVE BASS!!! (HUGE post beware...)

    i would of ran just the q15 and held off on the d15 untill the new one came. now your gonna have one broke in sub and one stiff new sub, not to mention 2 diff subs...



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    Re: FINALLY! I HAVE BASS!!! (HUGE post beware...)

    I agree with all of you, trust me it makes me cringe to know that I'm running two different subs at one time, just like it makes me cringe to know that my wiring job is a mess behind my box. But I didnt just wire them series or parallel and throw them in my box, I can't really explain how I wired them b/c Doug did all of that for me and put in on paper for me to follow. But what I do know is that there is no harm being done, it sounds extremely nice, and bangs hard as hell.

    Why would I do this??? I don't understand, why WOULDN'T I do this? I have a box already made for 2 15's, one working 15, and the guy sends me a used 15' of a higher quality to use until I get what I actually paid for. I tell him that I dont feel like spending money on building a box for a single 15, and its voicecoil config also wouldn't have allowed me to give it the power that I wanted to. When he tells me that there's a way to run the two different subs together at the same time and for it to work just fine, why wouldn't I try this out and see if I like it.....which I did.
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    1989 GMC Sierra ext. cab:

    Sony F-5000 cd player
    (2) Infinity KAPPA 4x6 plates
    Sony GTX-4600 amp
    (2) SonicFX D15s in a 7 cube box, tuned to 35hz
    Hifonics Brutus 1500

    One of my subs is inverted; it adds 10 DBs!

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    I don't care how i wired it! I still wouldn't do it, lol. I'd get my lazy *** together, build a 3-4 cube sealed or 4-6 cube ported box for the q15 and throw all i had at it! peace

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    Re: FINALLY! I HAVE BASS!!! (HUGE post beware...)

    eh, for the time being its working just fine, there are no negative aspects with the way I'm running them for right now.



    1989 GMC Sierra ext. cab:

    Sony F-5000 cd player
    (2) Infinity KAPPA 4x6 plates
    Sony GTX-4600 amp
    (2) SonicFX D15s in a 7 cube box, tuned to 35hz
    Hifonics Brutus 1500

    One of my subs is inverted; it adds 10 DBs!

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    Re: FINALLY! I HAVE BASS!!! (HUGE post beware...)

    Quote Originally Posted by thismightbepat
    eh, for the time being its working just fine, there are no negative aspects with the way I'm running them for right now.
    i would have done the same thing. i mean ..... run one 15 or add a second since its there for the time being .... hello ... id choose 2 15s, expecially if the sound wasnt horrid which it shouldnt be anyways.

    hell, i ran 2 brand X 12" subs with another brand Y 12" sub as well as a brand Z 10" sub when i just had crap laying around and nothing for my true setup. it didnt sound all to great, but running the brand Y 12 and the brand Z did didnt sound bad at all, nor did all 3 of the 12s even though 1 was a different brand. sheesh .... get off this guys arse people, hes just getting a little extra SPL out of his setup while he waits for the other sub




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