1. J

    Which amp?

    I’m about to buy 2 dual 2 ohm skar evl subs and I’ve got three amps in mind ct sounds 1500w, Skar 1500w & D4 Sounds jp800w which dynos 1000w which should I buy? Thanks I appreciate the help
  2. Bryant11

    What could be the issue?

    Hi I bought the TDA7498 amp and using that wiht my blaupunkt 4ohm speakers. the bass reduces as soon as o connect the 2nd rca. if i use the speakers on the same speaker port, the bass is good. its same with other port as well. As long as i am using same speaker out for both the speakers, i get...
  3. mosen

    Which amp for Rainbow GL-C6.2 components?

    Hi, I've bought a set of Rainbow Audio Germanium GL-C6.2 (6.5" 2 way components). The speakers are 4 ohm, 120W RMS, peak 180W. I'm looking for an amplifier that can drive them with a focus on SQ. I've got an Audi S3 Sportback, so just a small cabin to fill. Any ideas? Would want to spend under...
  4. blakemcdonnell

    Subwoofer / Amp Issues

    I recently recieved this sub/amp setup from my uncle for my birthday. 600W MegaVox Competition Amp and 2 x 10" Marathon subs in a Marathon competition sub box. I have a 200W power supply that I used to test them as they are 20-25 years old. When connected to the 200W (12V @ 18A) power supply the...
  5. nictowey

    Need Some Advice on my Setup

    Hi Everyone! I came here to see if anyone that's more knowledgeable than me could help with this issue. I am currently running 2 Alpine Type R's on a Polk Audio D1000.1 amp. I had this installed at a car stereo shop and had them tune the amp, however I have blown 2 sets of them already so 4...
  6. K

    WANTED 8000w+ amps

    In search of Powerus or half bridge only.. no Taramps please
  7. nictowey

    Need Some Advice on My Setup

    Hi Everyone! I came here to see if anyone that's more knowledgeable than me could help with this issue. I am currently running 2 Alpine Type R's on a Polk Audio D1000.1 amp. I had this installed at a car stereo shop and had them tune the amp, however I have blown 2 sets of them already so 4...
  8. RubyPuma69

    Remote wire on 2017 bmw 330i

    I’m looking to install some subs in my bmw today. I have gotten everything i need to know besides where to put the remote wire. i’ve looked everywhere and i can’t find where the remote wire would be on the bmw. Would it work if i just used a 12v cigarette lighter as the remote instead? Please...
  9. R

    Upgrading Electrical For First Time?

    I just purchased a 2000 Chevrolet cavalier LS 4DR. I am going to be purchasing (2) Sundown X 12 2 ohms (1500 watts a piece) and (1) Crescendo Bass Clef 6000W Amp In the next coming weeks. I will be custom building my box. I was wondering what electrical upgrades I will need to power this system...
  10. H

    Need help!

    I have a skar rp800.1d amp running off stock electrical at 14.24 volts dc at 40hz but without having bass boost on I’m reading pretty low in ac volts coming out of the speaker outputs. But with bass boost on and using ohms laws I’m showing around 800 watts to my sub at 1ohm. And I know bass...
  11. J

    Custom Raspberry Pi Head Unit Amplifier Advice

    Hello all, I am aware that this is an out of ordinary post for this forum, but any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am building a custom, Raspberry Pi (small single board computer) based head unit for my 2005 Ford F-150. It will run a custom software called OpenAuto Pro, and outputs...
  12. H

    Should i use preamp Outputs??

    I'm currently in the process of installing an avh 2300nex into my car and just removed the factory stereo. but I'm confused to if I should use the pre amp out puts or no, because the speaker do work if I connect the power supple wires to the stereo and the seem fine.... I don't wanna go into too...
  13. D

    Stock Head Unit and aftermarket amps through an AudioControl LCQ-1

    To clean up the sound from my stock Tacoma (non-JBL) I know I need a Line Out Converter. But I was looking at also adding DSP for the equalizer flexibility. Would this work and work well to do this: AudioControl LCQ-1 6-channel line output converter with equalizer. I will be running a Rockford...
  14. S

    Advice for an Audio System

    Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum and to car audio in general. I have a 2017 Subaru Impreza sedan with the rockford fosgate package that generally kind of *****. My plan is to run two 8 or 10 inch subs behind the rear seats, upgrade the speakers (3.5 in corner dash, 6x9 front doors, 6.5 rear...
  15. C

    Critique My Setup

    I am looking to purchase my first sub setup. I am looking for a single 12 in a ported box. I will be building the box and orienting it sub up port back on the drivers side, due to the car being a hatchback. I mainly listen to rap and want good bass to flex and feel without drowning out my other...
  16. C

    More Powerful 12 or Weaker 15

    Hello! I’m looking to purchase my first sub and amp setup and am fairly new to all of this still. I am deciding between the Skar SDR15 with a Skar RP800.1 amp or the Skar SVR12 with a Skar RP1200.1 amp. The sub will be going in a proper sized ported box in a hatchback, and I mainly listen to rap...
  17. C

    Need Help Deciding On Sub Purchase

    Hello! I am looking into getting my first sub and amp setup. I am thinking about getting a 15 inch skar sub with 600W RMS and 1200W max at 1 ohm and an amp with 800W RMS and 1200W max at 1 ohm. I have never had a setup before and don't know how loud this will be or if it will be enough. I mainly...
  18. H

    FOR SALE Cadence A7+HC Ultrashock Amplifier - $250

    Cadence 1200 Watt A7+HC Ultrashock Amplifier - $250 For sale, used Cadence amplifier, puts out 1200watts Specs: Mono Block 500W RMS x 1 @ 4 ohm 800W x 1 @ 2 ohm 1200W x 1 @ 1 ohm 24dB Low pass adjustable crossover 18dB adjustible Subsonic Filter RCA preamp line out 8 volt line input voltage...
  19. Hardeeville

    FOR SALE Sundown SCV & SAE Amplifers SALE

    Brand New Sundown SCV - 2000d & SAE 100.4 Amplifier Never installed or seen power. Purchased both amps + 2x Sundown SA 8" Subwoofers for new setup and 2 baby girls later they sit and stare at me in my closet
  20. M

    2 Channel amp using high level input but only 1 pair of speaker input

    Hi, Im trying to fit a 2 channel amp, Im using the high level input as i need to keep the standard head unit. Problem I have is that I only have 1 pair of high level input cables, the right rear speaker. The left rear speaker cable is not reachable unless i strip the rear car down. So i have...
  21. T

    Subwoofer underpowered

    im running the setup below and it just doesn't hit as hard as I would like. I have a feeling this system is under powered and would like a recommendation on how to improve. 10" CompC 4 Ohm SVC CX300.1 Mono Amplifier
  22. K

    Low hz rumble though sub only while stereo is on

    Low hz rumble though sub only while stereo is on i have 2 0awg power and 2 0awg grounds plus aditional grounds connecting bed and cab of truck to frame. seems like a ground loop but i cant find it. i have a skar zvx15d.2 v.3 and a RP2000D
  23. lukehester

    Need Help!

    I have a Ampere Audio AA-2000.1. I installed the amp 2 days ago and it would randomly go into protect mode. I woke up this morning and now that amp immediately goes into protect mode when i turn the car on. I have disconnected everything except the B+, ground, and remote wire, and still the same...
  24. lukehester

    NEED HELP!!!

    Okay, i'm new to car audio and need some insight. So i have 2 DVC SA-12 subs @ 2 ohms per coil. My amp is a Ampere Audio AA-2000.1d that is 2000w @ 1 ohm and 1000w @ 2 ohms. The amp is a monoblock so it has only 1 channel, but has 2 positive terminals and 2 negative terminals. My goal is to get...
  25. Scary_boy_dave

    Subwoofer turns off! Plz help!!!

    I have a rocksford Fosgate 1200x1 amp with 2 p300 subwoofers and when I turn the bass boost up on my stock head unit sometimes the subs will turn off. They don’t just stop working but they will just turn off for like half a second and idk what’s going on. And the “clean” input and output lights...
  26. R

    Setting amp to the proper settings

    What’s up guys? So today I am looking for some help on how to properly set my amp. I’ve never “tuned” an amp so I don’t know what to set the LPF to. I know to leave the bass boost at zero, the other thing on my amp is that there is no “gain” setting. So I imagine the input sensitivity is the...
  27. N


    Hey all, I am kinda new to the technical things of car audio. I recently put 4 10” R2D4 rockfords running out at 2 ohms in a sealed box to a JBL A1000 amp. I’m curious as where I should set my LPF. I have my gain set at about 44 volts. The subs frequency response are 45-250 hz with sensitivity...
  28. B

    Help with dvc sub wiring

    I have a lanzar vibe 800 watt amp with four channels, the lowest impedance is 2 ohm, is bridgeable at 4 ohms. The subs are 2 4ohm dvc IX-12s. I am looking for the best sound quality and efficiency. Any help appreciated!
  29. G

    Subs making noise, help

    I wired up a sub and amp about a year ago and everything worked fine. Something happened and my sub stopped working. I bought a new amp and sub thinking either could be the problem. I never changed any of the wiring. Everything is still the same besides the amp amd sub. I started up my car and...
  30. kennethvd1997

    audio upgrade

    I am looking between car audio equipment and would like to get some information about how I best apply it. I have a bmw z4 e85 with 10 speakers. 2x OEM tweaters, 2x oem 16.5cm speakers at the feet, 4x mid range (2x in the door and x2 behind the seat) 30w rms / 60w peak 4ohm and 2x oem mid range...
  31. BassHead42069

    Need advice for good setup

    Hi, I don't really have a lot of knowledge about car audio and I really want to make sure I get the proper equipment. So I'm looking for some help putting together really solid part list. I have a 2020 Hyundai Kona and my goal is to fit a custom, ported, dual 12" sub box in the back. I also want...
  32. Jeano221

    Subs amp going into protection mode after turning it up HELP

    So I’m having a issue with my amp going into protection mode after turning the radio up, it’s a stock bmw radio and the positive and ground are 11.90 when cars off and 13.60 when car is on, I switched amp snd still did the same thing... don’t know what else to check. Do if anyone can Help me out...
  33. O

    Light on amp is suddenly dim, and subs are not firing.

    Hey guys, this is my first post, Im not really sure how to use this forum. I’m running a CT.1000.1 Amp, and all of a sudden the blue power light has dimmed drastically. I.e. it used to be able to be seen from the drivers seat, now I have to hold a hand around it to see that it’s glowing. I...

    Taramps HD3K Clipping

    So i have stock electrical with a 4 guage wire on a hd3k and i have the gains set at half @1 ohm on a skar ddx 10 inch. Before I get roasted I'm planning on going to 0 gauge asap haha. So I had my headunit like 2 notches before full volume and I was playing some decaf 30 hz 35 hz. And I had...
  35. S

    Are 3 12” sub setups good or just a weird gimmick

    I was trying to find some info about 3 12” sub boxes and setups but I couldn’t find much info on if they are good or just a waste of money. I want to slowly upgrade my car audio system and one of my main concerns is that I listen to a lot of different music that is mastered very differently...
  36. Wescnnl21

    Identify amp

    I have an amp missing the top plate so I’m not 100% what it is. Does anyone recognize it????????
  37. W

    1500-2000rms 12 inch sub recommendations

    I am looking for a good 12 inch sub 1500-2000 rms for my center console. I currently have a skar sdr 10 which isn't enough for me. Amp is a wolfram c.2400 on stock 160 alt which would be upgraded. Battery is and XS power S3400 with big 3 upgrade. I mainly listen to country, rebassed country, and...

    HELP Power wire touched rca wire at amp port

    Just like the title says, I touched the power wire from battery to the rca wire at the copper plug while it was plugged into the amp now the amp makes a loud humm or whine thru the speakers, I've checked everything from wires to head unit, it affected 2 amps one keeps going into protect while...
  39. W

    Red Triangle Stays on Kenwood Xr901-5?

    Got a brand new Kenwood amp and the red triangle light stays on even when I turn my car off. Is that bad ?
  40. AJStaples

    Destroyed sub in 3 minutes why??

    Like 10 years ago I bought 2 Polk DB1040DVC subs. They are 50-270w rms. They've been sitting new in box since I never got around to buying an amp or whatever. I ponied up a couple dollars and at crutchfields recommendation, grabbed a pioneer GM-DX874 4/3/2 ch amp. I connected front door...