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  1. TheBigPilferer

    12s or 8s

    I did read about these interactions some, but I haven't found more info detailing the advantages between the different 8th order configurations. I gave up after a short while lol - it's not something I'm going to attempt, but interesting nonetheless. Today on my day off I was researching HLCDs...
  2. TheBigPilferer

    12s or 8s

    Well, I usually just try out whatever I so happen to get my hands on. Usually, this means a lot of just really common and basic gear... which is useful bc that's what the majority of average people buy... And I like being able to give a demo and show what can be accomplished with $1000 budget...
  3. TheBigPilferer

    12s or 8s

    I I was actually reading some on 8th order enclosures and some other less common types earlier. It's rare to see these style of boxes in car audio, but sure would be cool to see. I've seen t-lines a couple times and 4ths and 6ths, but that's all I've personally seen or heard in a vehicle. The...
  4. TheBigPilferer

    12s or 8s

    That's exactly how I acquired mine and it was also in a kicker prefab box, or at least the box said kicker on it. I'm not 100% sure, honestly. But either way the tuning of the box was like 38-40 Hz for some crazy reason. I had some leftover MDF, so I made the port an L and extended it 11". It...
  5. TheBigPilferer

    CDT Audio

    When I first signed back up here after many years, I sent a message to @djdilliodon! bc he's the first person when I was 16 years old and got my first car that I ever bought speakers from. They were CDT Audio. I've never had or heard a CDT product that wasn't good. I've considered buying some...
  6. TheBigPilferer

    Need help locating the right speakers

    You made a good choice on speakers. For a reasonably priced amp, check out the deaf bonce MFA series. They are compact, make over rated power, and have 4 channel offerings in several different power levels to suit your preference. They also have clip indicators which are handy. I would have...
  7. TheBigPilferer

    12s or 8s

    Yes. The last sub I used previously was a Kicker square 12". I've tried a lot of subs over the years in my usual vehicles, and this sub was nothing special by any means. Definitely not worth paying full price for, that's for sure. I got it in a trade, and I modified the port on the box to lower...
  8. TheBigPilferer

    Best class D amp brands

    There have been some cheaper subs that will implement a massive roll on the surround purely to look cool and sell more woofers.
  9. TheBigPilferer

    Need help locating the right speakers

    For budget systems, Recoil Audio is my go to. You can get them direct or on Amazon. You could use the 6.5" coaxial in the rear. I've personally tried several Recoil speakers, amps, and subs, and have also sold a fair number of them as well. I use their highest-end offerings in my personal...
  10. TheBigPilferer

    12s or 8s

    There's no question. Use the biggest subs you can fit in the amount of space you're willing to give up. Unless you have a great deal on them or something, there's better options than kicker for the same amount of money. I'm not saying they are bad, just that they're overpriced. If you're...
  11. TheBigPilferer

    8 channel Bluetooth amp with dsp or Minidsp +?

    It depends how much power you need for subs. There are options, like a Helix V8, Audiocontrol has a DSP/amp that has 2 RCA outs to go to a sub amp. Trinity makes a non-dsp staggered 8 channel amp that's pretty cool. I like DSP amps a lot, but there are no cheap ones that offer a lot of power...
  12. TheBigPilferer

    Best class D amp brands

    Those are definitely some of the brands I recommend to people. Usually, I recommend Recoil first. I do recommend the Audiozerone ZE1000.1 which does rated power and is available for $78 on Amazon currently. There's no better deal anywhere for a 1000 watt amp. I do give a disclaimer that the...
  13. TheBigPilferer

    Orion HCCA3000.1DSPLX Power

    I've never heard of that alternator brand. I would be leary of Amazon and eBay for alternators. Cheap ones advertise higher output, but you have to be at a high engine RPM to realize it. Basically, the output is unusable. They also tend to have questionable diodes/rectifiers/etc. These cheap...
  14. TheBigPilferer

    Orion HCCA3000.1DSPLX Power

    I wanted to add something to this just so you know. I just looked at the Orion Web site and their pictures and description show the exact same 3 x 0 gauge terminals on the 17000 watt amplifier. It was likely cheaper for them to just use the same terminals. Still, the recommendation I gave you...
  15. TheBigPilferer

    Need suggestions

    This... --------------. State which subwoofer you bought and what the impedance is. I can't recommend an amp(s) without knowing more information... Are you wanting to build a sealed or ported box? If ported, I would never recommend using a tuning frequency above 32 Hz for a 12" (unless...
  16. TheBigPilferer

    Orion HCCA3000.1DSPLX Power

    Are you using this for competition? If you are, then I would use Knu Konceptz 4/0 gauge (if your battery is located in the front) ran to the rear of the vehicle. Instead of a traditional fused distribution block, you will need to use something like the SMD bus-bar style fuse blocks where you...
  17. TheBigPilferer

    Best class D amp brands

    One other thing, you're right about being able to hear it on cheaper subs when you reach RMS power. Most car subwoofers are not designed with low distortion particularly in mind. The cheapest low distortion subs would probably be the Dayton Audios. The Skars I'm using for right now sound...
  18. TheBigPilferer

    Best class D amp brands

    That sounds cool. I have my primary job, but my secondary with is in this industry. I definitely admire and have respect for high quality and/or expensive gear, but personally I like trying to find the best values. Some people hate on DS18, but I've never witnessed a bad product from them. I...
  19. TheBigPilferer

    im lost on what to power my skar rp 4500 and evl 10's

    Just make sure you don't buy a cheap eBay alternator. They advertise a higher max output but almost always put out less amperage at idle than your factory alternator will. Many also have questionable quality rectifiers and diodes. A few popular and equally high quality brands have been listed...
  20. TheBigPilferer

    Best class D amp brands

    Pretty loud for 8s! I'm using the Recoil Audio RPM365 3-way set. They're very nice for the $160 I paid. It's a neo 3", 1" silk dome tweet.
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  22. TheBigPilferer

    Acceptable voltage drop

    That's a nice setup. Those Gately boxes are works of art for sure! Whenever you upgrade amps, you can always turn the gain down some if your voltage is dropping too much. That is, until you can make a necessary upgrade. Stuff gets expensive quick... it's usually best to upgrade in small...
  23. TheBigPilferer

    Best class D amp brands

    The Focal looks like a nice sub. I haven't personally tried that model... How much power do you run to them? Sealed?
  24. TheBigPilferer

    Best class D amp brands

    I have never heard of this company before. I looked them up out of curiosity and took a look at the different products. I always like discovering new brands/products.
  25. TheBigPilferer

    Working the Audio Precision...

    Working the Audio Precision...
  26. TheBigPilferer

    Best class D amp brands

    I don't understand how you're seriously saying that I think people should underpower their equipment. All your doing is ruining a thread by starting an argument over something you didn't read correctly. The statistics are 100% fact, per the market research conducted by Edge Holdings (Recoil...
  27. TheBigPilferer

    Best class D amp brands

    You're topic for derailed. Someone wants to argue and is not understanding what was said. The point I was trying to make is sub companies rate the RMS of their subwoofers differently. Sundown is a brand that underrates their subwoofers. You can most definitely put 2000 watts on a U series...
  28. TheBigPilferer

    2 SVC 2ohm JL w3 in parallel w/ sundown SFB-1000D

    JL is ridiculously overpriced, but if you want to run 2 you just run positive to positive and negative to negative like the first example. Then, make sure you aren't clipping so you don't kill any more subs. I doubt they'll warranty a 2nd one.
  29. TheBigPilferer

    Subs gone quiet

    The first thing you should do is double-check all of your wiring connections. Usually when people come to me with this issue it's a loose ground or a bad RCA cable. If everything is snug, grab a multimeter and set it to Voltage AC and probe the RCAs going to the amp and the speaker leads...
  30. TheBigPilferer

    Help me find an ideal 15” sub

    Do you already have the enclosure, or are you saying that's the amount of space you have to work with? The 15" SQLs have a recommendation from stereo integrity of 4.25 each ported tuned to 22 Hz. You could always tune the box a bit higher to your preference, but I recommend the SQL .
  31. TheBigPilferer

    WHO!!!!!

    I like to bump, but I like to have some balance. It's not enjoyable to me to completely drown the rest out. I run 3-ways up front on 100w/channel and most of the time my bass knob stays at about 9 or 10 o'clock. Bumping way too hard just attracts unwanted attention, whether it's from thieves or...
  32. TheBigPilferer

    Sub power doesn’t change

    Hey... I wanted to point out that that bass knob you linked said for power bass or something and I wasn't sure if this would work correctly with his pioneer. The one you linked is telephone style, and I saw the pioneer is the same jack, but I don't think the power light on the knob would work...
  33. TheBigPilferer

    Sub power doesn’t change

    He was suggesting in the previous post that he could just use a universal style bass knob instead of the type that plugs directly into the amplifier. OP, there are many different styles and types of universal bass knobs that you can use, by a bunch of different manufacturers. Some of them have...
  34. TheBigPilferer

    Best class D amp brands

    I didn't re-join this forum to argue. This is America and you're free to power your equipment however you choose. Don't understand why you want to say I called people idiots etc when I never said such a thing. I said it's a misconception that you have to have RMS power to power a subwoofer...
  35. TheBigPilferer

    JBL Tweeters vs OEM Tweeters

    I agree with what Doxquzme said in the previous post. I have not heard those jbls, but I do think they'll at least be an improvement. JBL isn't known for making bad products. They make everything from basic to their $2k+ Arena line. As far as aftermarket head unit, almost all of the built in...
  36. TheBigPilferer

    Acceptable voltage drop

    Btw, I didn't answer whether or not you'll be able to support 5k bc I can't answer the question with 100% certainty. I can say that yes, 14s is preferable and high 13s is perfectly safe. Full bridge amps do have a reputation of being less tolerant to low voltages than half bridge designs, as...
  37. TheBigPilferer

    Acceptable voltage drop

    That certainly is useful information, and it never hurts to always plan your system around the maximum draw, just to play it safe. With that said, unless you're competing in SPL or playing full tilt sine waves you will generally only draw about half of the maximum draw on most normal music...
  38. TheBigPilferer

    Sub power doesn’t change

    Use the pioneer, sell the Rockford amp. If you don't have enough bass, sell sub and upgrade to a 1 ohm sub configuration.
  39. TheBigPilferer

    Stetsom or Teramps?

    The big boss also is the one of the only models that works with the Taramps remote bass knob. The problem is they charge an extra $50 for it when I checked, but it does look pretty cool and has power, protect, and clip lights on it. I thought about buying one, but the fact is I just don't need...
  40. TheBigPilferer

    JBL Tweeters vs OEM Tweeters

    I have no experience with your speakers, but I will agree that I haven't heard a pei dome that I thought was that great, although most of the ones I've heard were on coaxials, not as separate components. I find a silk dome to usually be pleasing, especially on budget sets. With that being said...

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