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  1. penguinspike

    Dual Voice Coil Question

    Here's what a factory one looks like. Would need to take the panel with it though.
  2. penguinspike

    Dual Voice Coil Question

    This one isn't bad either.
  3. penguinspike

    Dual Voice Coil Question

    The picture that I posted is a 12" sub, I don't need something that big. If I get a chance this week, I'm going to go check a few local salvage yards and see if I can find a car like mine that has the subwoofer enclosure still in it.
  4. penguinspike

    Dual Voice Coil Question

    I want a system that is clean and clear that I can crank up. I listen to all types of music. Today on my way to work, I was listening to Chris Stapleton, Five Finger Death Punch, Theory of a Deadman, Post Malone, etc. I am looking the Pioneer DEH-S31BT CD Reciver with Bluetooth, mainly because it has the same color scheme as my dash gauges and I can pick up it up at Wal-Mart for $69.97. I figure that I can replace the front & rear door speakers for between $30 to $50 per set, but can't decide if I want to go coaxial or component. The sub & amp part, I would prefer to not spend an arm & a leg on. I saw that picture Nauc and believe that is either a 6.5 or an 8 inch subwoofer. That little gap in front of the sub enclosure is the lid to access the spare tire. I've been leaning toward either an 8 in or 10 in single sub. I figure that I can do something similar with fiberglass like either that one or this one.
  5. penguinspike

    Dual Voice Coil Question

    Sorry, I have a 2004 Toyota Matrix. My entire system is factory.
  6. penguinspike

    Dual Voice Coil Question

    I know, I've worked with fiberglass before it sucks. My enclosure options are either: 1. custom make one out of fiberglass to fit in a certain crevasse in my car 2. cut out part of the factory plastic trim and try to build a wooden box to fit it 3. just build a small wooden box and give up some storage space 4. I know that certain models of my car came with the monsoon system, which included a 6.5" sub, so try to find one of those and graft it into my car. The enclosure for that sub was plastic though.
  7. penguinspike

    Sup Peeps

    Sup Peeps, I'm 38 years old and have been out of the Audio game for FAR to long. Near the end of July, I was installing some new speakers in my daughter's car because hers had deteriorated. She was happy with the $30 to $40 new 6.5 4-ways, but it made me realize how much I missed doing car audio stuff. I thought back to the last time I even built a nice subwoofer enclosure and it has been 21 years. It was by far the largest enclosure I've ever built. Me and a friend of mine's older brother built an enclosure that took up the entire back seat of his extended cab GMC Sonoma. It had 2 Pioneer IMPP 12's and an old school Orion amp. Even with the factory radio and a line converter that thing was sick. The last aftermarket radio that I had was stolen our of my car while I was at work, not even 5 months after I had it installed. That was 11 years ago. It was stolen on 4/20, only remember that because I hoped he got some bad weed with it and choked to death on it. It sucked having to still pay for a radio and you put on your credit card and not having it anymore. Now I am trying to build myself a decent budget system. I plan on installing a Pioneer radio, nothing fancy but nice. Wanted something that matched my dash gauges in cool, so going Pioneer. Debating on putting components in all 4 doors or just getting some 3 or 4 ways (6.5"). The biggest thing is putting a small sub in my hatchback and not lose storage space. My car is an 04 Toyota Matrix, I paid cash for it and it gets over 30 mpg, so for my daily 1.5 hour daily commute (45 there and 45 back) it is nice. I've thought about finding a Matrix or Vibe in a salvage yard and pulling the enclosure for the monsoon sub that some came with and putting it my car, but I don't know if that would really be worth it. I believe that they were only 6.5 speakers in a plastic enclosure. I will probably build a small fiberglass enclosure for a single 8 in sub. it will be covered in fabric so I won't have to worry about getting the visible part of the enclosure real smooth. Any advise that someone could provide me would be great. Penguinspike
  8. penguinspike

    Dual Voice Coil Question

    It will not be anything like in a magazine. I was planning on getting it formed and fairly smooth, then just covering it in a fabric that matched my interior.
  9. penguinspike

    Dual Voice Coil Question

    I'm not sure what gear to get. I'm changing out my entire system, the head unit, all the door speakers, and going to install a single sub and amp. I'm looking for something that is budget friendly. I'm not looking to rattle the neighborhood, just want some nice bass. I have a hatchback, so space is pretty limited. I was thinking about an 8 inch or 10 inch sub in a custom made fiberglass enclosure.
  10. penguinspike

    Dual Voice Coil Question

    Thanks for the info also.
  11. penguinspike

    Dual Voice Coil Question

    Ok, so if I wire the speaker parallel, it will create a 2 ohm load on the amp. So in theory I should match the amp to the sub at 2 ohm at 600 RMS, correct?
  12. penguinspike

    Dual Voice Coil Question

    I'm in the process of designing my first sound system and like most people I have a question. Let's say you have a Dual Voice Coil (4 ohm per coil) sub that is rated at 600 watt RMS, is that 600 watt RMS the total for both coils or each coil? Sorry if this has been discussed before, I couldn't find it when I was searching for it. Penguinspike
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