Hello, first time post from a newb to the forum...
I am farely knowledgable when it comes to sound systems. I have worked concert stages for many years and have designed some amazing speaker cabs. I know more than the basics when it comes to fundmentals of sound systems, and am an electrical engineer. I have also built a pretty good sounding car system having desinged and built a clone stealth box (fibreglass) for my Jeep Wrangler. My next project I plan on spending more time designing. I have a 2012 Camaro SS that I am going to work with now, and want to do it right, and solo.
What I dont know, nor understand is the fundementals for sizing amps. So, question #1 ...
I know that it takes more power to drive a sub than it does door spkrs. But what is the ratio here? I am wanting clarity, and the proper amount of thump from the subs. Good clarity at the bottom ends, that do not over power my upper ends.
My last project I used 2 Memphis amps. 75 X 4 for component spkrs, and 200 X 1 for my subs (bridged)...These amps were bought and the system was installed by some audio store (we wont get into that mess) in another vehicle.
I do not want to lose all of my trunk space, so I am going with 8" subs, and no more than 2. The rest will be door, and rear deck speaker replacements. I currently have 4 JL C3-650's. They were amazing in my jeep, but the rear deck holds 6X9's so I may sell 2 of my JL's to buy 2 6X9s. I also still have 2 Rockford/Fosgate Prime R2D4-10 subs. I am probbly going to sell those and go with 8" subs but not sure which yet.
Second Question...and my biggest..I do not understand the whole mounting of subs in a sealed trunk? I understand the basics of those frequencies, but get lost in the whole monster cabs that are not directed towards the listener at all. I have some understanding of those frequencies sound waves..but just cant wrap my head around this concept. Anybody clear this up for me?
Any and all input would greatly be appreciated!