2009 Honda Civic 5 speed---------------------------------Alpine CDA 117CDT HD 61'sAB SQ500---------------------------------AB VFL 8" on 500RMS0.85 @ 32 Hz
So i picked up those HX2's and man they are heavy. I'm actually thinking it might be a little to much lol. I haven't really hooked them up yet (tried hooking them up to a computer power supply cause thats how I test my subs and amps real quick before moving to my car or where ever) but I think the wire is to thin to give the amp sufficient power because it turns off. It works but i'm just using some small Remote sized wire (that worked for my lower wattage amps) that I had coming from the computer power supply. I'm thinking its just not thick enough to give that amp enough power to stay on. Which makes me nervous about my car battery getting the **** kicked out of it. Maybe i'll resell them and pick up a pair of those 10in Daytons you guys are talking about. I've never ran 10s and never really researched about the difference in the size of the woofer makes (and it would be nice to possibly get some of my trunk space back). What do you guys think, i'm not looking for something to shake my car apart, I just want something that hits hard enough to feel, but stays nice and tight. Those daytons fit that bill? I'm just mostly worried about having to get and expensive battery/high output alternator and thats something I'd rather not do
I just tried those subwoofers through the Kenwood KAC 9105D with the same thin wires and it never shut off once...? Maybe i'll just keep the subwoofers with this amp and see if I can just sell that HiFonics.....
Last edited by qwiktune; 04-14-2012 at 08:47 PM.
First off, don't hook your amp back up to your computer power supply. That is a bad idea and can mess the amp up. Especially using the really thin wires. That is a quick way to mess things up.
I think you will be fine if you just do the big 3 upgrade which would cost you maybe 30 bucks. Doing that ensures that you get the most out of your stock electrical system. With casual listening on that system I think you will be ok. Just don't sit at idle and turn it full tilt for an hour and you'll be good. That is dependent of course on what kind of car you have and how much the stock alt puts out, but generally with the load that your system will pull you will be fine. You can buy a DMM for 10-15 bucks and set the output of your amp also to a level that can easily be supported by your stock system.
Kind of forgot to ask this but what voice coil config are your subs? That will determine your wiring options for your amp and how much power it pulls
Currently i'm running (the original red pentagon 1200w) Sony Xplods (SVC, 350w RMS i believe) in sealed box with a Alpine MRD-M301 amp (it was running 4 Ohm at 175w, but I recently changed the subs to run in parallel to get 2 ohms @ 350w RMS from the amp). Then in between the amp and battery I have a Tsunami 1 Farad cap (i got it before I learned they don't really do anything, however it did actually help from keeping my headlights from slightly dimming when the bass hit hard).
Right now (cause I might sell the Xplods to a friend) the plan was to run these Rockford HX2's (DVC, 500w RMS) in sealed box, with the Kenwood KAC 9105D in 4 ohm at first then maybe run them @2 ohm for 900w RMS which I think will be decent enough for those HX2's. But I definietely would like to get rid of that Hifonics, I haven't really done anything with it, but I just don't like it....i'm totally judging the book by its cover on this one tho, i just liked how it had a remote gain switch to put up by the drivers seat. I may try to find a nicer amp that runs at least 1000w RMS in 2ohm with one of those remotes (maybe like that JL Audio i mentioned in the original post) but first I have to sell the Hifonics to get some funds back.....seems like a relatively decent plan or does anyone know something I don't that I may benefit from knowing and change my mind lol....(and yes those Daytons are still in the back of my mind cause I was thinking about maybe switching to some nice 10s to get a little trunk space back, i've always just rocked 12s) Oh and I was going to add a Pioneer GM-3400T amp i have for my door speakers, but once I do that, im going to be in the market for a nice pair of door speakers cause i'm just running these stock 50w Cerwin Vegas that came with the car, i never changed them.
There is an Autotek SX2200 on eBay
man I run two 12" hx2's off a memphis 16-mc2000d in a ported enclosure and they will get loud but they don't sound to good doing it, at least not as good as others I have had but they will take a beating!
Leaning towards RF right now
This is just too funny.
You do a disservice with that. But, get mad. That's ok with me.
Last edited by tat2bass; 04-15-2012 at 11:43 AM.
Just wanted to say experience or not with the equipment I do appreciate the recommendations. Theres no need for arguement but I get what BlackHawk is saying, you did come off as sounding like you had experience with them. Only problem is since they aren't very popular (as in being in local stores and such) theres no way for me to test them to hear what they sound like and if I don't end up liking them, can they be returned easy without a return shipping fee?...thats the only thing that keeps me really from ordering sounds offline that I didn't get to sample.
To change the pace though, anyone have experience with the Kenwood KFC-W3012 subs? I came across a pair that i might be able to get pretty cheap or should I avoid them....