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    Recommend me an amplifier for my car & speakers

    Hello guys, I currently have Opel Astra 3 door car, which is pretty small car, and wanted to upgrade the audio system, bought a good Sony CD player with bluetooth, and those speakers - Hertz DSK 170.3 & Hertz CX 165, they are rated from 80W to almost 200, they have different Watt ratios so my...
  2. T

    Input sensitivity Question

    Ok so Im getting audio single to my amp from my rear speakers to a loc but Im wondering what should my input sensitivity be set at? 100mv-2 or 2-8 from what I hear you can just see what one works best when it's all set up.
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    Subwoofers get quite then loud again

    hey i have a simple question with Hopefully a simple answer now the setup I have going is not practical I know i know that I don't have them running in a efficient way but any how I have taramps hd3000 1 ohm to a power acoustic mofo 122x dvc 2ohm @ 4ohm and a rockville db15 running a power...
  4. M

    Car Audio System Keeps Killing My Battery

    Hello I’ve had my audio setup for a while now with no issues until last week. Went to leave my house and car won’t start because the battery is dead. Figured I had a bad battery because it was pretty old so I got a new one. Next day battery was dead again. So I unhooked my 2 amps and jumped my...
  5. 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...
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    Avalon 2005 headunit replaced - anyone have data sheet/specs for wires on the amp under the passenger seat?

    I put in a Kenwood carplay head unit years ago and it's worked fine. I have the JBL system and I use a Metra TYTO-01 JBL Amplifier Interface Harness to go from high level speaker outputs on the kenwood HU to the Metra harness which then goes to the factory radio harness and feeds into the...
  7. Hags222

    Basic question about calculating RMS and total wattage of my set up

    This question may be quite straight forward, but I cannot find an answer anywhere. I am new to this forum but I found the formula to ballpark estimate my total amperage. I do not understand one part. When you calculate this, do you add up the total RMS of the amplifier AND the subwoofers it will...
  8. 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...
  9. R

    Seeking help in selecting an Amplifier

    I am having Infinity Reference 6530 cxf (Component) in the front doors and Ref 6532 ix (Coaxials) in the back door. Could you please let me know if amplifier is needed to these speakers.? If yes, kindly suggest a good amplifier which suits these speakers. Note: I need little more bass and...
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    Help! Amplifier max output for Speakers!

    Greetings to everyone! Guys, just a simple question regarding amplifiers. I bought a 500w amp, 2-channel bridge. So, do I have 500w on each channel (for 2x 500w speakers) or I should consider the sum of both (for 250w speakers)? I bought 2x speakers, for rear only (Alpine SXE-6925S, 6 x 9...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
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    Planning a new setup?

    Hey, there. So I'm planning to buy a new system. nothing too extreme. Planning to go with about 1000w RMS. So i found this Pioneer amp: Seems like a great deal. It rates 1200w RMS @ 1 ohm (not stated at this website, tho)...
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    Power wire causing amplifier output signal to distort?

    Hi! I’m having an headache with my cars sound system. It seems that no matter what parts i use, my amps output signal gets little distortion from somewhere. So to open this up a little, here’s what i’m using: HU: Kenwood KMM-BT304 Fronts: Skar Audio SK65C Rears: Skar Audio SK65 4ch Amp: Rodek...
  15. Rowdyrod59

    HELP! Wiring issues on Boss PV3700 amp and I'm too ignorant to figure it out

    Installing a Boss PV3700 amp in my son's Durango. Ran all the wires like manual said, but the amp won't power up. Put my multimeter on the power and ground (key off - 0.00v), (key on - 0.00v); Ran a wire from battery ground to connect to my multimeter and rechecked (key off - 14.7v), (Key on -...
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    Trying to sell equipment. Newbern NC area

    Two shallow audiomobile gts2110 10” subwoofers (single 4ohm 400w) retail for $250. Ported enclosure will come with no scuffs in the felt got it new for around $110. Skar Lp-v2 1000w monoblock amplifier never seen power. Want about 350-400 for everything but will negotiate.
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    Help Figuring out what amplifier can output on 3ohm speakers

    Hi all, I'm sure that I'm missing something obvious feel free to correct my assumptions Doing my first audio install on my Lancer. Saved the amplifier from the old car. I don't want to pay someone else to do it mainly because the last guy did it pretty rough and I wanted to do it my own way...
  18. keep_hope_alive

    Zapco ST-6X DSP amplifier review - no input gain!

    Over the past two weeks I have both installed and uninstalled the Zapco ST-6X DSP six channel amplifier. My access to the amplifier is due to my having installed it (and a companion Zapco ST-2000xmII) in a friend’s car, only to remove it six days later. I’ll try to keep this review objective...
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    Need help completing first build. Thoughts? Tips?

    I'm starting to take an interest in cars and vehicle audio systems, for as long as I know I was fed up with the poor SQ of stock speakers. Right now I have an 04 Blazer 2dr with stock HU, stock dash speakers, Pioneer TS-A1680F on my doors, and Pioneer TS-A6970F running in the rear. I spaced on...
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    Can I Run 8 speakers with Amp(4speakers) 4 on head unit.

    Hey I am new to car audio so I don’t know a lot of stuff so I need your help guys and it’s always better to know from the experts.So currently I am having a Sony head unit x800ui rated 55W*4 and 8 speaks in my car total running on it, wired by a local shop but the car audio was better when my...
  21. B

    FS: JL HD600/4

    View Listing FS: JL HD600/4 4-channel subwoofer amplifer 150 watts RMS x 4 (rated power from 1.5 to 4 ohms) 300 watts RMS x 2 bridged (rated power from 3 to 8 ohms) variable high- and low-pass filter (50-500 Hz 12 or 24dB/octave) subsonic filter and output...
  22. B

    FS: Atomic AT-5000.1 Class D Monoblock

    View Listing FS: Atomic AT-5000.1 Class D Monoblock Hardcore amps. You should know what these are if you're in the market. - Model 5000.1- Class D mono block- A competition linkable grade Amplifier- RMS 5000W  1 ohm* Digital mono block amplifier* Dual MOS-FET power...
  23. B

    FS: Audiopipe 3000.1 Class D Monoblock

    View Listing FS: Audiopipe 3000.1 Class D Monoblock Great amp. Used with a pair of DC Audio Level 4 XL's, which I'm also selling along with the rest of my gear. • Power Amplifier: 3000 Watts• Channel: 1 Channel Class D• Frequency Response: 8Hz - 18KHz• Signals to Noise...
  24. Tom Keyte

    Help wiring amp & head unit to leisure battery

    Hi, thanks in advance for any help. I've added a leisure battery to my van, using the wiring in this video: I have this amp: and this head...
  25. Dylan Woods


    to whoever reads this, I am extremely naive on car audio. I have a 2014 Dodge Avenger with a 600W Kicker Amp with 2 12” Kicker Subs. They recently stopped working going in and out only staying on for maybe 3 seconds. I took it to a garage and they said my amp wasn’t strong enough everything kept...
  26. Nick Miles

    Adjusting the gain in my kenwood head unit

    Hey guys I'm fairly new to car audio but I need to find the source of my system having really high pitchy ness when the high notes are hit on just about any song at decently high volume. I talked with a friend of mine he said first adjust the EQ to lower the right part of the line graph down...
  27. D

    Pioneer - GM 3000

    Hello guys, recently I bought an amplifier over ebay. The model is: Pioneer - GM 3000 the version with 8DIN connectors at the back, however seller didn't mention that. So I spoke to an electrical mechanic who added chinches to this connectors and tried the amplifer locally at the workplace and...
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    pioneer 4400nex sound cuts while driving, head unit on

    Hey all, I recently had a very well respected car audio place in town here install the Pioneer 4400nex in my 2003 trailblazer ltz with the bose sound system.  Now, they say they're going to take care of fixing it, but I would like to try and figure out what's going on incase they try to sell me...
  29. Robert Blackham

    What is it worth?

    I just picked up a Pyle Plmra 1000D 2000 Watt Block Amplifier for 70 bucks. It's basically brand new and I was just wondering what they normally sell for. Wasn't able to find anything as far as prices online. Thanks for the help. 
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    Im doing everything wrong plz halp

    So I bought the cheapest car around and of course, it has a crap sound system. fortunately, I had 2 pair of speakers laying around: - PIONEER TS-R6951S 400W 3-Way (this one I want to put in the back) - Boston exl-60c 25w RMS 220w (and these ones in rear passenger seats) and I plan to buy...
  31. eddie_93

    Sony ES XM-5046 4 channel amp Made in Japan

    View Listing Sony ES XM-5046 4 channel amp Made in Japan Sony ES XM-5046 4 channel amplifier amp (old school, made in Japan when Sony was good) [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] ohms bridgedThey are 1 ohm stereo/2 ohm mono stable. I have read in several places that they will...
  32. A

    Crescendo BC5500D

    View Listing Crescendo BC5500D Stable down to .5ohm on strong electrical.Up to 18.5v capable. 5800watts @1ohm on 13.8v Had the amp sitting in my room unused for about a year, needing to get rid of it. Now I'm finally selling it. They just discontinued the bc5500 for the...
  33. M

    How do I tune both my Amp and my Line Out Converter?

    I am confused on how you tune an amp and line out converter at the same time. I have an LP7-2 LOC, and R1100M Amp and they both have gain knobs on it. I understand that for each, if tuning by ear, you need to put your radio at 3/4ths volume, play a 40hz test tone, and then turn the gain knobs up...
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    New subs and amp (Nemisis)

    Hello, Im looking at buying 2 Nemesis Audio 12s both rated at 1500 watts rms. Subs powered by the Nemesis Audio 3000W Amp. Does anyone have any experience with these subs and the amp? Is it actually 3000w max rms, or is that a fake number to draw attention. Thanks
  35. K

    Fusion fp-402 distortion protection flashing

    I have a fusion fp-402 amp connected to two sony xplod subs , there hasnt been a problem with it since i connected them at home about 1,5 years ago , just last night i turned them up and they were cutting out , when the volume is turned up the protection light starts flickering when the bass...
  36. varano_ohms

    Crossover -- Wiring -- Amplifier

    Hello, I would like to know how to connect a crossover to the amplifier. there are 2 crossovers that have 2 way and 3 way they have in+ and in- and for tweeters, sub and medium. thanks regards
  37. varano_ohms

    Amplifier -- Sub -- PSU -- Speakers

    Hi, do you connect the amplifier to the 2 jacks (RED-WHITE) behind the radio and the sub do you connect it to the amplifier? having a 250w psu is enough for sub amplifier and a 2x 60w speakers? car radio aiwa 40Wx4 Thanks Regards
  38. Lewis Rogers

    Amp power cable in caddy

    I have purchased a sub, amp and complete wiring package to install in my caddy (14 plate) but can’t find a way through the bulkhead for the power cable from the battery. All grommets seem un-accessible without removing things. Just wondering if someone has already installed one and managed to...
  39. M

    Which Amplifier to use for these two subwoofers?

    Hi, this is my first post! Any help would be much appreciated. Now I am looking at getting 2 subwoofers and these are Pioneer TS-W311D4 (12" Champion Series DVC 4 ohm). These subs perform at 800 watt rms combined (400 watt rms each) and I'm going to wire the DVC in parallel and in parallel with...
  40. F

    Amp to match 80rms/170max watts & power reserve

    SPEAKER: MB Quart QS216 (1-pair) AMP: ? CAPACITOR: ? Looking for amp to match MB Quart speakers rated at 80/170w. Power rating is 4 ohms. I only prefer to shop at sonicelectronix. I found a couple 2channel-ClassAB amps that have an rms ranging from 100-150w. Are there any benefits in going above...