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About big dawg

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    Phers1er's build log...

    I have never seen an install that I have felt this way about! Your attention to detail absolutley inspires me as an installer and makes me feel challenged to step my game up. I am pulling for you with the car audio gods and asking them to allow you to have an awesome outcome with this build man! Good job and good luck!
  2. I have an eclipse cd7000 and i have horrible engine noise. I put ground isolators on my preouts for my front and rear rca cables and they didnt help. I tried grounding them to my head unit and it didnt help. can anyone tell me where i can ground my headunit? In my 2001 bonneville, there is no metal behind the radio. Also, should i try to ground my rca cables at the amp as well? Could a bad amp ground cause this problem so badly?
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    Planet Audio BB1400.1

    First off I would like to say that I am very excited to be able to contribute to this forum after reading and gaining so much knowledge from you guys. I have never done a true product review but I will do my best and add to it as often as more opinions develop about it. Today, I recieved my new amplifier. It is the Planet Audio BB1400.1. The specs are as follows: MAX POWER (1 OHM) 1900W X 1 RMS POWER (1 OHM) 1400W X 1 RMS POWER (2 OHMS) 1000W X 1 RMS POWER (4 OHMS) 625W X 1 SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO 100dB FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20-250Hz DIMENSIONS 17-3/4”L x 2”H x 6-7/8”W The first thing that I noticed about the amp when I opened the package was that This amp is VERY small but very attractive. Black with a blue logo on the far corner of the face and, the best part about it is when the amp is powered up, the logo illuminates blue. I personally feel like between its looks and its size, it would be perfect for custom installs. The thing that i was really confused about was that it came with a birth certificate and it was so generic, I feel like it is a waste to even include. Generally when you get a birth certificate, the ouput recorded varies from what is stated as the amps rms ouput, and generally they are tested at 12.5 or 13.8... This amp was tested at 14.4 and all of the results were dead on what they say is the rms @ 2 ohms and 1 ohm. Too me... I call bullshit. I feel like they just wrote it in and shipped it. The next issue that I had was when I called tech support to try to get some clarification about the birth certificate. The tech guy got on the line and was very very dry, rude and short, I explained to him that for the life of me, I could not understand how an amp tested at 14.4 volts and put out 1400 watts could also put out 1900 watts. He got very frustrated with me and said "forget about everything that you read on the website. The birth certificate is what you should go by". Then he hung up on me... Awesome. Anyhow after I installed the amp in my car I wired in a 15 inch solo baric L7. I gotta be honest. With the gain at about a quarter, It had this sub jumping out of the box. The little bastard definitely performed. I also noticed that it came with a control knob to mount up front and is capable of being strapped to another amp. With the fuse size only being a total of 160 my charging system will have no problem powering this and a 4 channel as well. The best thing about this amp however; is the fact that it comes with a 5 year warranty... I am looking forward to putting this on my MTX 9500 within the next week. I am hoping that I can buy the matching 4 channel soon as well. If you guys have any questions, please post them and I will answer asap. I am not exactly sure what to look for in a review so bare with me.
  4. I am gonna be pairing a single mtx 9500 15 with a planet audio rxd1400 amp. At two ohms i will be putting 1000 watts on the sub rms. Now here is my question. A friend of mine has been an installer and a great box builder for years. He said build my enclosure to about 5 cubes. Another friend of mine works at a shop that sells mtx subs all day everyday. He said build the box to mtx's specs (2.48 cubes). Both of the guys have alot of experience with these and several other subs. So who do i listen too The guy that builds awesome and loud enclosures? or the guy that has been dealing with mtx since waaaaay before the 9500 was created and mtx? Please help guys! I want to build the box this week for a comp on saturday but i still want it to be an everyday banger as well.
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    Sub circle cutting

    a router and a circle jig. flat out the best method if you know how to use them. Remember measure twice and cut once is always key...
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    Mtx Tr7515?

    Hey guys I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the new model mtx 7500 subs. From what tech support told me, the new (black) 7500 sub is supposed to be a much better sub than the older model but, if you call jensen or pyramid tech support, they will swear that their products are the best on the market. I plan on putting a diamond audio D31000.1 amp on each sub. and I am gonna port the box. Do you guys have any thoughts on these subs?
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    smelly sub

    mine is tuned to 35hz too. i talked to diamond today and they said that I am overpowering my subs too much and burning the voice coils. a friend of mine told me that it was my box and my port is too big... I am at wits end with this. It is an annoyance! I experienced it again today after about 10 minutes of bassing
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    smelly sub

    I have the same exact problem! only, when i first built my box, and installed my subs (two diamond audio D6 15's) and only had the gain on my amps (Diamond audio D3 1000.1's) set to about a quarter. At first it was fine and sounded great but after about two minutes, smoke came rolling out of my port and one of the subs had blown. Now when I ride around I dont really smell it. but if i am bassing for about ten minutes and i mean full tilt bassing, i start smelling it again. I am really worried about it because i dont know what is causing it. So please keep me posted. I want it fixed asap. p.s-I have had my full system installed for a month now and the smell has not gone away.
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    charging system help

    i called the manufacturer today and they said that my belt is slipping and i need to replace it with a smaller belt
  10. ok guys. i read all the way up to page 4 in fear that i would repeat a question so if i did, I am sorry. I have an 01 bonneville SE. Sucks for spl from what i hear. In it I have two diamond audio D6 15's and a Diamond D3 1000.1 on each sub. My box is 6 cubes and tuned to about 35hz. I have never competed before but i plan on it. Here are my main questions How do i set my gain, crossover, bass boost and head unit volume? Should i pull the fuses on my 4 channel amp? What class would my system fall in? What would be a good track to play if i cant play tones? Do you guys think I can hit around 145db's?
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    charging system help

    ok so i changed my pulley today. the voltage meter seems to be alot stronger but it still drops. I decided to turn off my radio and a/c to see what it did. The neede still drops down slightly. Is that just a catch to having a HO alternator? because my stock unit never dropped like that at idle unless my radio was on. not even if i had my a/c on. Do i need to reset my idle higher?
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    charging system help

    ok. I appreciate the help. I will make the investment. ps- can anyone on here convince my old lady to not kill me?
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    charging system help

    it drops when the a/c is on and when my stereo is turned up with my subs turned up.
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    charging system help

    I have just the stock battery under the hood. I was thinking about moving the kinetik to its location. I made sure that i used a good frame ground for my amps because i undertstand that the ground is the most important wire in audio. right? Yeah my voltage gauge drops tremendously. especially at a red light and even worse with the a/c on. I dont even have my gain up very high at all either. kinetik 2400? two of them? man that is alot . And yes i do have the big three which in an 01 bonneville, I call the huge three because my battery is under my back seat. So should I run two more batteries for sure? Is kinetik better than optima?
  15. If you have good 6x9's as well as components, they should produce a good amount of mid bass anyhow but by you having a full range rear stage (or rear speaker set up) It will pull the sound back and create a fuller sound. If you truly want rear speakers for just bass, I would suggest going with a 6 inch woofer. I know jl makes one... I am not that familiar with electronic crossovers but i am assuming that it will basically seperate the frequencies in which your speakers will reproduce sound from your cd's. Long story short, high pass and low pass are settings to determine of your driving a woofer or mids and highs. it will make the mids and highs only produce those sounds and will make the woofers only produce lower notes or bass. So you wont get words and cymbols coming out of your subs. If you dont have a sub, I am assuming you will use one amp for your front speakers and one amp for your rears? You will need two sets of RCA's. I personally would run an amp on my front speakers, run my 6x9's off of the radio and use the second amp to power one sub. I am no expert so if anyone has more input please chime in and correct me if i am wrong about any of this