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  1. Alex Jarrell

    Advice for a car audio newcomer. Is this the best option for me?

    I recently inherited a 2013 Kia Rio and am looking to improve it's sound system.  I don't really know anything about car audio, so I've done a very small amount of calling around and after spending about 45 minutes on the phone with one shop I've got a couple of options that I'd like advice on...
  2. C

    What is legitimately the best 12 or 15 inch sub?

    So I got some money together and a better job. I want something where I look at it, I can say “this mf is bulletproof” I’m going to have a friend build me a sealed box.  I am not sure if I want two 12s or two 15s or one 12 or one 15. Which setup should I choose? Is having two subs better than...
  3. J

    Any suggestions? I have a 2007 Cadillac CTS head unit replacement!!

    Hello peeps hey so I have a bit of a situation,, I have a 2007 Cadillac CTS that I have been installing a system on now for a while it’s a pain but fun car, here is the question the head unit is still oem if you guys don’t know these car have the “driver info” section here as well as other...
  4. Jason Taylor

    What Sub Should I go with?

    So I recently have been running Rockford p2 12s, 2 of them, but they both recently blew, and I personally am not a Rockford fan anyways and am looking for what to go with next, my price range is like $120 per sub or but I’m flexible on that. Just want to get something that hits harder than the...
  5. 6

    Need Opinions

    I had two JBL GTO1014D's in two sealed boxes, but they couldn't handle the power from my amp. One of the cones came unglued, and on both the wires going to the voice coils burnt up. The amp is a Rockford R750-1D. Space is my real issue and I was wondering which subs I should get to replace...
  6. spamynator_1

    15" driver advice

    I have been looking for a good long time at getting a new 15" subwoofer driver and i have come to a few options. I am looking at either the SoundQubed HDS215-d2, 315-d2 or the mtx 55 series 15" d2. I have heard nothing but good reviews about soundqubed and that seems to be a good company. I...
  7. spamynator_1

    Looking to replace my old 15"...

    I am on a budget and would like to replace my 15" subwoofer. I have a cheap boss cx15 svc. It is good for $45. For something new i would like to stay under $150. I only need a driver. I was looking at the Hifonics brutas 15", the mtx rts15", and the sundown audio E-15D2. I know that the people...
  8. N

    Old man needs advice!!!

    Hi everyone glad to be a new member. I have to admit its been a long time since I've been into car audio about 20 years to be exact. life just kind of got in the way, now my son has started showing interest and I need to catch up with the times. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated...
  9. D

    Getting Audio System, Which Should I Get?

    I'm getting an audio system for my car. I went to two places and got two bids. The bids are literally the exact same, down the the dollar. Now I need help from someone who knows their audio systems to help me decide which one give be better equipment for the money? One system is majority Kicker...
  10. M

    Need Advice on making a System w/ a budget.

    Hey guys. Alright lets get down to business. I have an all factory system right now in my 2007 Honda Civic Lx. Obviously, I am looking to upgrade, so I was hoping I could get some help because this is my first time building a system. I have a budget of about $600-$700. I am looking to get a new...
  11. T

    sub amp advice?

    Hello all, this is my first post on this forum. I just signed up and wanted to get some peoples' input on a few amps. I am looking to buy a new amp to power my JBL w15gti mkii (800 watts rms, 5k max.) I already know I'm going to get a Zapco z-150.2 for the components, but since I'll be replacing...
  12. S

    Need advice and pointers. First setup.

    Im looking into getting my first sub/ speaker setup and I need pointers and advice before I go invest in a system. I know just some basics, like a 4 channel amp means you can run four different speakers/subs on it, splitting the wattage in fourths. Only other sub related thing i know is that...
  13. L

    Noob needs help!

    I've never upgraded my factory car audio in my life. I bought a 2013 Jeep Wrangler and I love it! The only problem is that when I'm on the highway with the top down (which is often) I want to crank the stereo up so I can hear it. I am worried that I'm going to blow the factory speakers if I...
  14. N

    It's been a while, and I'm diving back into car audio again.

    I used to be big into car audio 15 years ago and got bored about 10 years ago. I have acquired some gear over the years and will now use it. Vehicle: 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Head: Some decent kenwood, (2) 2v preouts, Front/Rear or Front/Sub, Aux in (iPhone & Spotify) Amps: Rockford...
  15. A9Y

    Need the experts opinions!

    What's up car audio world?! I'm wanting to put a fairly serious stereo in my original 88' VL Calais wagon and want to see what the Internet experts would do for the budget. I have about 5 to 5.5K to spend, including installation and do have a brand new Sundown Audio SAE1200d V2 and knukonceptz...
  16. basswiigee

    Opinions/advice please!!!!

    I [basswiigee] spoke with AcuraTL03 about purchasing a amp he had, a powerbass xa1500, I paid his asking price of $160 shipped, funds were delivered via paypal on mon. apr. 22nd, 2013, today is thurs apr. 25th and not a word, ive pm'd him a couple times even texted his phone, no responses, pm...
  17. A

    Speakers for husband, need help!

    So yeah, I know hardly anything about car audio . My husband really wants a system for his birthday so I need help! He has a Mazda3 that we just put a Kenwood Excelon deck in, but now he wants new speakers. I'm wondering if there is anything good I can get him for around $100, or if that would...
  18. cdc351jeferson

    3.5k decisions decisions..

    so gonna get a 3.5k amp and wondering what opinions are on my choices AQ3500 AB vlf 150.1 Crescendo 3500 DC 3.5k thoughts?
  19. D

    HPF and LPF

    I need some advice on setting the LPF and HPF on my H/U. I really have no clue what to set them at. Thanks for any help.
  20. D

    Annoying port noise.

    My port makes a weird noise, it's hard to explain. You can hear the air hitting the metal. Any advice? Take the plate off? Can't buy or build a new box so that's out of the question. Thanks for any help.
  21. Kanjay West

    Good or bad purchase?

    I've been looking around for subs for the past few weeks and finally last night I purchased a set of rockford fosgate p3d4 12 inch subs dvc 4 ohm wired to 2 ohms @ 600 watt rms, two mounted in 3/4 inch mdf sealed box powered by rockford prime class d amp 1200 watt rms @ 1 ohm. I paid $300 for it...
  22. D

    First System (advice please)

    I have an 06 Malibu and Im in progress of getting my first system. My question is: would a kenwood kdc x496, rockford fosgate p2 2x12, and a RF t500-1bdcp amp be a good build?
  23. D

    First system

    I have an 06 Malibu and Im in progress of getting my first system. My question is: would a kenwood kdc x496, rockford fosgate p2 2x12, and a RF t500-1bdcp amp be a good build?
  24. G

    New installation: 1 amp works, 1 amp in Protection mode. Can not figure out why??

    Just installed JVC DVD head unit. MB Quart in the doors (Honda Accord 4 dr SE), Infinity Reference in rear deck, double JL Audio 10wxv2 in JL Audio box. Front stage wired to 2 ohms, same with rear and subs. Front and Rear stage powered by JL Audio 360/2 and subs powered by 250/1. I finished...
  25. A

    build advice

    So I'm very new to all of this and I want your guys input! 1) So the only part of my system i actually have is a 2004 Honda accord and two 15 inch 1500rms watt subs. I'm only going to be using one of them because i have no room or reason for two. 2) I want a good sounding system that isn't...
  26. R

    Stock Head Unit Tweeter Buzz

    This is my first post, I'd appreciate any advice I have a 2009 Lancer Ralliart with the basic CD player (no sub or amp). It's pretty low end, 14W speakers (not sure what the HU spec is). I chose to upgade speakers first and installed Alpine SPR-60s in the rear doors and SPR-60Cs in the front...
  27. X

    I've got a sub in mind, can you guys help pick me out the right amp?

    I've been researching and I think I am going to buy a 12" Fi SSD subwoofer. I was wondering if you experts could pick me out an amp that would work well with the sub. Thanks!
  28. X

    Newbie looking for some help!

    So I am completely new at all of this car audio stuff. I have a 2003 Toyota Highlander with a Pioneer AVIC-Z1 head unit. Also, the speakers in my car are JBL, if that matters. I'm interested in buying some subs and an amp for the back of my car. I've heard Alpine Type-R's are good? I listen...
  29. X

    Need advice on new setup!!!!!

    So I have a 2003 Toyota Highlander with a Pioneer AVIC-Z1 head unit. I'm thinking of buying a sub or two, an amp, and an enclosure. I listen to all types of music, but mostly hip hop. I also would rather have good sound quality rather than overpowering bass. Any suggestions? My budget is...
  30. R

    2-way with extra tweeter or 3-way?

    Hello! Just bought a Mazda MX-5 the other day and I am very happy! Although, the speakers inside are rubbish! I love my music and want to have the best music quality. Good bass and clear audio is what I want. I've been researching for good quality speakers and found these Pioneer ones! But...