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    Looking for some knowledgeable advice

    Well I am looking to up my game in my car as I currently have stock deck/speakers in my 03 mazda protege5 and I am looking to get some sub's.

    My I have been looking around on a few websites and other then watt's I don't really understand all that much. I am looking for a amp that is med-high quality for a reasonable price. I listen to mostly metal/rock with a bit of ska/rap on the side. So in terms of the actual speaker size what would you suggest? and brands etc? a full name would be appreciated so I could look it up to get more information.


    Also whats a decent range in terms of watts? I saw http://www2.visions.ca/catalogue/cat...9;&menuLevel=2
    which seems pretty decent, 800 watts should be plenty eh? I was thinking of either a 800 watt amp or 2 600's, would there be a large difference?

    Thanks for any help you can provide. I don't want to go into the store and look like a total dink so they can try to sell me **** i don't need.







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    Re: Looking for some knowledgeable advice

    judging by what you want in the title.

    wrong place..




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    Re: Looking for some knowledgeable advice

    lol. well we will have to wait n see.




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    Re: Looking for some knowledgeable advice

    wow could you be any more vague? lol

    so how about a budget maybe? Are you looking to get a new deck too?

    how much room are we working with? speaker size doesn't change how something sounds for ska / rap or any other type of music, so go with the largest size that you want / can fit.

    i'd personally find a sub first, and then go from there for the amp (within budget).

    plus you need either the parts for the box, or the cash to have someone build you one, along with wiring.



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    Re: Looking for some knowledgeable advice

    Canadian pricing is going to be a bit different than US dollars




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    Re: Looking for some knowledgeable advice

    Ok well in terms of budget total I am looking to spend under 1,000 for everything, deck/subs/amp

    Now I am not sure what exactly i should get. I am indeed looking at an amp first. I am thinking of something like this

    http://www2.visions.ca/catalogue/cat...&productId=854

    what I guess I am confused about is the actual spec's, like
    800W Peak / 400W RMS and its independance 2ohms?

    So like the sub itself outputs 800watts, the amp i need has to be specifically for something for 800 watts right?

    I was also tihnking of 2 10's that were 600each. would the 2 10's sound quite a bit louder then the single 800 watt?

    Sorry I may seem vague with the questions, but i don't know much to begin with for this stuff yet. thanks




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    Re: Looking for some knowledgeable advice

    it will hit RMS 800 at a 2 ohm load which means your entire ohm load will have to be 2 ohms so you take what ohm your subs are and add them up and divide by the amount of subs you ahve and thats you ohm load try to stay away from 1 ohm becuz its usually not stable if you need anymore help PM me




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    Re: Looking for some knowledgeable advice

    Well I am not looking to have insane power that for anything competitive. would 800 watts be enough? or should i look at getting 2 600 watt's?




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