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    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. 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...
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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!
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. Wescnnl21

    Identify amp

    I have an amp missing the top plate so I’m not 100% what it is. Does anyone recognize it????????
  24. 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...
  26. 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 ?
  27. 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...
  28. J

    Will this amp be enough for this sub?

    I'm doing my first sub install and picked out an amp and sub. I choose the Alpine S-W10D4 ( because its the perfect sub for my small sealed enclosure I have but was wondering if this Skar RP-800.1D...
  29. J

    I have an issue

    So I just got these two 8" subs and an 1000w amp but once and a while when the bass hits hard the speaker just stop working I'm assuming that the speakers are drawing to much power and the amp is just turning them off to not blow the fuse. But that might not be it cause I'm not so smart about...
  30. J

    Need some help picking out a sub and amp setup

    So currently I'm looking to put a sub in my 350z, I came across a photo that shows how to make a sub box that fits perfect. It only provides about .64 cubic feet so finding a sub is hard, I found this skar sub ( which...
  31. E

    Need help just to get started

    Okay So I'm a complete novice when it comes to hooking up a system. But I'm not the type of guy that just wants to go to a shop and pay for them to make my decisions for me I'd like to know what I'm getting why I'm getting and what all my options are before doing that. I have an 02 Honda...
  32. Jgrif593

    Monoblock Amp with Two Sets of Terminals wired Parallel

    I have a Skar RP-800.1D, it is a monoblock with 2 sets of speaker terminals. I know that this is for easier wiring/ more space for wires. My question is when I wire this into my DVC sub, can I just run + to +, + to +, - to -, and - to -, and would this end up as parallel wiring? -For any...
  33. Kate_A0023

    FOR SALE Memphis 16-MCA 3004

    Ex left me a Memphis 16-MCA 3004, which I'm not going to use as i don't drive. It would be a lot more helpful to me as $250 + shipping [email protected]
  34. Walk1141

    Voltage loss

    Hello, I am currently working on my second audio install and my amp isn't wanting to turn on. I have checked with my multimeter the voltage coming from the power wire and the remote wire while the car is on and it shows 14+ volts. But as soon as I connect the blue remote turn on wire to the...
  35. NugzNsubs818

    Need help deciding between 2 subs and need amp for sub?!?!

    Hey there, So I have a 2016 Kia optima daily driver and I am looking to add a single 10” subwoofer up to 1000w rms that takes up no more than 1.5cu ft space, I have $250 for sub and was looking at either the Sundown SA-10 v2 1000w 2 or 4-ohm or Fi Xv3 10” 1000w 2-ohm.... I mainly listen to...
  36. J

    Getting a whistling noise through back speakers with RCA hookups.

    Hey all, I just hooked up a new small JBL 4way channel amp in my trunk to normal aftermarket coaxial front and a set of rear speakers. I'm loving the audio when it's turned up, sounds pretty good, but I get a crazy whistling noise from my back speakers when volume is low (probably high but the...
  37. 8

    In search of a good amp.

    Heyo all, I’m new to the site and I really need help understanding car audio haha! So I’m trying to determine a good amplifier for my requirements and can’t seem to find what I’m looking for. I have 2 JL 10woV3 - 4 subwoofers. Each have a rms of 300, I was hoping to find a 600rms amp, but can’t...
  38. G

    Combining Power for Amps

    I am planning out my install and want to run a single power cable from the battery to the trunk, then split into two 4 gauge cables to power a sub amp and a speaker amp. Each are rated for 4 gauge power. My thought is to use a larger fuse at the battery and then 2 individual fuses at the split...
  39. Peppo31

    Amp Troubleshooting Advice

    Hello, I have a Kenwood Excelon XR-5S 5ch amp runnning in a 2005 F150 with 4 aftermarket component speakers and 2 small 8" subs running off the sub channel. I installed it recently and it was working fine for a couple of months until out of the blue yesterday all the speaker channels stopped...
  40. lariat flareside

    Amp location in 2000 F150 supercab

    I am looking at buying a prefab box ( and running 2 kicker Comp VX 10’s at 4 ohms. I’m sure it’s right in front of my face, but I blatantly cannot understand how Amps work. So my question is what amps could I run to power both of these to the best...