1. 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...
  2. 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!
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Wescnnl21

    Identify amp

    I have an amp missing the top plate so I’m not 100% what it is. Does anyone recognize it????????
  11. 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...
  13. 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 ?
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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]
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. A

    Subs/Amp blowing fuse

    So I've had this problem for a couple months now, I've got 2x12 inch MTX Terminator subs (I know they're not the greatest) and every few weeks, usually when a song has some hard low frequency bass, the fuse that is connected to the power wire under my hood will blow, causing the subs to stop...
  29. BassJunkie96

    COMPLETED Selling Crescendo BC3500

    Hey guys, selling a BC3500D works flawlessly and is in great condition only thing is one of the heat sink fins is slightly bent. Selling because I decided to go a different route with my build and will be looking for something in the 4500w range. Comes with gain control knob and wire. Looking...
  30. BassJunkie96

    Which American Bass XFL's to get ?

    I'm looking to upgrade the subs i have now (hds2.1 12''s) and I have been eyeing the XFL's for a while now now the dilemma is I cant decide whether to get a pair of the dual 4 ohms and wire them to 1 ohm final or get the dual 2's and try for .5 ohms. I know the BC3500 is .5 stable but is it...
  31. Maxwellloop

    Boat audio help!

    So I’m trying to do a sound system in my boat, wanna DIY it to keep it relatively cheap, but I want good sound. (I’ve done plenty of emergency light wiring) But not sure what to pick as an Amp, and how to wire it right... The speakers I bought are JBL 6.5 inch, 4 ohm with 60W RMS... and the...
  32. Cuznfkr

    1ohm and 2ohm model?

    I am new to car audio , anyway , the taramps HD3k has a 1ohm and a 2ohm version , does this mean 1/2ohm stable or does this mean it will produce 3k at 1/2ohms?
  33. BassJunkie96

    COMPLETED Brutal Sounds Bs2.1 $250

    Hello, selling a brutal sounds BS2.1 Korean 2k amplifier. Its been very lightly used, and in great condition comes with all accessories including the Allen key's for the power and other terminals. It's a great amp its just time to upgrade to a little more power. This amp is .5 ohm stable but...
  34. Ammurders

    Help! Kicker zx300.1

    What’s the most you’d give for a Kicker zx300.1 amp?
  35. D

    Digital design M1D

    Hello all I just got a DD M1D amp and the gain is set really high like 3/4 of the way up. I had a Memphis VIV 1100 before this and it was only below half and sounded great. I have 2 DD 610’s D4 hooked up to 1 ohm. I’m getting 13 volts to the amp. I’m using a 4 gauge wire with a 100 fuse amp. Do...
  36. bass-aholic

    FOR SALE Crescendo BC2000D $200

    This is a very lightly used Crescendo BC2000D amplifier. Will do 2250W RMS at 12v and 1 ohm, not 14.4v like a lot of other amps rate at. One of the top of the line best amp companies for competition use. Stable to .5 ohm. If you know about this amp you know this is a steal, these sell for...
  37. Cuznfkr

    Full gain?

    I have a Skar rp1500.1 and it’s on 4 jl 10w1v2s , they’re asking for ~ 250w rms each. I tuned the amp the old fashioned way because I don’t have all the fancy doo dads. My amp is at almost full gain , it is at about 94% gain. Is this ok? Will the amp clip at such a high level?
  38. A

    Something wrong with remote

    Hello, new here and not totally up to date on car audio lingo. I installed a Rockford 12” sub and ported box and an alpine mrp500 amp in my Tahoe. It worked fine for the last 3 years and now it is cutting out at high volume. It plays fine until volume hits about 50%. It appears that at higher...
  39. Seanmcgahee

    FOR SALE WTB DD Audio M2C or similar mono amp

    Hello, my name is Sean McGahee. I am a Disabled Army Veteran and i have currently purchased my first vehicle since recovering from my injuries that occurred while i was deployed in Afghanistan. I am currently having a new engine installed into the SUV i purchased and am in need of an Amplifier...
  40. J

    Amp going into protect mode with voltage drop

    So I just got a brand new set up and I have installed multiple systems before and never had this problem. I have a 2011 Malibu with the 2.4l motor. I have a 102 amp alternator. I have my radio hardwired straight to the battery with the amp wire connected to the power of the radio and a flip...