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    New System, HELP!!!

    Hey guys, i'm in the process of building a new system for my Z and need all the input I can get since I have no prior experience with the acoustics of the Z. My last systems was composed primarily of Kicker so i'm thinking of sticking with them for the amps. Below is what I have this far:

    Pioneer AVIC Z120BT Head Unit
    (2) Orion HCCA 10.2 Subwoofers

    What door speakers, behind seat speakers do you recommend?
    What amp would you recommend for the two orion 10" subwoofers.

    I am not trying to go overboard on the amps, I have priced the following and would like to stay in the range of $1000 for amps.

    Kicker ZX2500.1 (10ZX2500.1) $679
    Kicker ZX350.4 (10ZX350.4) $169

    I plan to run the two subs @ two ohms, and the kicker amp is rated at 2500 watts RMS @ 2 ohms.

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    Re: New System, HELP!!!

    for the price of the kicker you can get something better.




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    Re: New System, HELP!!!

    11eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!



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    Re: New System, HELP!!!

    Well..? What do you reccomend?




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    Re: New System, HELP!!!

    maybe two of these?
    Audioque: Amps: AQ1200D




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    Re: New System, HELP!!!

    Just a quick glance at the specs tells me that the HCCA 10.2 can handle 1500 watts rms... The amp you suggest only puts out 870 @ 2 ohms, 1200 @ 1. Seems to be somewhat less expensive than the kicker, but kicker will do 2500 @ 2 ohms, which I would expect to be more stable. Just my 2 cents, maybe you can explain.

    510X1 @ 4 ohm,
    870X1 @ 2 ohm,
    1200X1 @1 ohm




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    Re: New System, HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by justboughtaz View Post
    Just a quick glance at the specs tells me that the HCCA 10.2 can handle 1500 watts rms... The amp you suggest only puts out 870 @ 2 ohms, 1200 @ 1. Seems to be somewhat less expensive than the kicker, but kicker will do 2500 @ 2 ohms, which I would expect to be more stable. Just my 2 cents, maybe you can explain.

    510X1 @ 4 ohm,
    870X1 @ 2 ohm,
    1200X1 @1 ohm
    its not always about what the specs say, i would take that audioque over the kicker any day. The power is cleaner and im sure the AQ can do more than what its rated




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    Re: New System, HELP!!!

    if you wire each sub to each amp to 1 ohm, they will be taking 1200rms each. AQ amps are underrated from what ive heard too. just what i thought i would do when i saw your set up.




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    Re: New System, HELP!!!

    I see, well... This seems more like it Audioque: Amps: AQ3500D.1 Seems that this guy has much more configuration settings.


    Specifications
    Model AQ3500D.1
    Digital Monoblock 1 ohm stable
    Input Sensitivity 0.2V ~ 5V
    Variable Low Pass Filter 20Hz ~ 200Hz @ 24dB/Slope
    Subsonic Filter 10Hz ~ 50Hz @ 24dB/Slope
    2 amp linkable connection Output Master / Input Slave
    Remote Gain Control yes
    Clipping Display Led yes
    Signal to Noise Ratio 85dB <
    Damping Factor 250 <
    Efficiency 85% at 4 ohm <
    External Fuse Rating 380 Amp in-line, 760 for pair
    Tested Voltage 14.4V
    Working Voltage 9.5V ~ 18.5V
    4 ohm power @ 12V @ 1% THD 750W x 1
    4 ohm power @ 14.4V @ 1% THD 1400W x 1
    2 ohm power @ 14.4V @ 1% THD 2600W x 1
    1 ohm power @ 14.4V @ < 1% THD 4300W x 1
    1 ohm Power @ 16V @ 1% THD 5300W x 1
    1 ohm Power @ 18V @ 1% THD 6000W x 1
    1 ohm Power @ 18V @ 10% THD 7500W x 1
    2 ohm Linked Power @ 14.4V @ 1% THD 8600W x 1
    2 ohm Linked Power @ 16V @ 1% THD 10600W x 1
    2 ohm Linked Power @ 18V @ 1% THD 12000W x 1
    2 ohm Linked Power @ 18V @ 10% THD 15000W x 1
    Dimensions (mm) 657.2mm (L) x 241.3mm (W) x 66.7mm (H)
    Dimensions (in) 25.875in (L) x 9.5in (W) x 2.625in (H)
    Power and Ground Inputs 0 Guage x 2




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    Re: New System, HELP!!!

    id go AQ over kicker...kicker is nice, but overpriced.



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    Re: New System, HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by plugitin View Post
    id go AQ over kicker...kicker is nice, but overpriced.
    just what i was thinking too when i posted. for the price of the kicker he could get 2 aq1200d's




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    Quote Originally Posted by justboughtaz View Post
    I see, well... This seems more like it Audioque: Amps: AQ3500D.1
    lemme guess, youre running a factory alt, and the factory battery? You will have no chance in powering that 3500



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    Re: New System, HELP!!!

    I do have an amp that I need to sell as well... Viper 1200.1




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    Quote Originally Posted by justboughtaz View Post
    I do have an amp that I need to sell as well... Viper 1200.1
    ok?



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    Re: New System, HELP!!!

    @PlugItIn, yes sir, you are correct. I do not plan to do this installation myself. In order to save bucks on the system, I decided to purchase all of the components myself, and shop around for the best install deal. At that point I will have a custom box installed and extra batteries added, as per the installers reccomendation. I know how these guys overprice their hardware, so I decided to cut that profit out of the sale.




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