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  1. 6

    Help!! Matching Subwoofers to my Amp

    I have watched numerous youtube videos on match subwoofers to amps and still don't understand. I need advice. I have a 2016 Ram with the stock 8.4 Unconnect Alpine stereo. 2 years ago I added a Kenwood Excelon X801-5 Amp & a single 10" in a sealed box. I want to upgrade to 2-12" Subs now using...
  2. LTDP200

    Second Battery tips?

    Hey, I’m in a bit of a situation. I’m fairly new to car audio so I’m kinda ignorant when it comes to some things. I just upgraded my system, got rid of those cheap MTX terminators and got something that actually hits. I just got 2 Digital Design Redline 500 series 10s in a gigantic ported box...
  3. AccordExL2k15

    Remote wire problem Accord 2015 ex-l navi coupe

    Hey, I just installed a pre-amplified sub to the OEM sound system. The huge problem is that I can't find a good source for my remote wire. I tried taping into the rear speaker wire (this has worked on my 09 Yaris and 08 CSX-S) but it doesn't seem to work here. I then ran the remote cable to the...
  4. Thegolfcartguy

    Help with rca

    I have an amp that takes rca from the head unit, however my head unit does not have rca out. I was wondering if i could wire rca cables to the speaker outputs from the harness of the head unit to be plugged into the amp?
  5. 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...
  6. S

    Sub not hitting like used to

    Okay so my amp stopped working a few days ago i checked everything from ground to fuses, so i figured my amp was going bad it was really old anyways. So I finally upgraded to a boss 4000D amp and i hooked it all up excited and i cant seem to get my sub to get nearly as loud as it was prior to...
  7. momeigs

    Skar Audio dual SDR 12s only one sub blown

    Hi, I recently got my Skar audio SDR 12s installed at my local audio shop. I went through a 1 month break in period before actually turning them up. The gain on the Skar Aduio 1500 amp is set by the audio shop at about a little under 3/4 of the way. I had the bass knob turned half way when the...
  8. Mgman111

    Help with my new Setup

    So I recently added a subwoofer, amp and a new head unit to my 2008 Jeep Wrangler. I also have The kicker speaker upgrade which are 2 door speakers and 2 sound bar speakers rated at 75w rms each. My new head unit is a Sony XAV-AX5000 and I’m unable to turn the volume up past half without the...
  9. sneykinko

    Correct settings for metal? On mid-high setup with tons of settings. JVC

    Hi. I've got JVC KD-T905BTS. I've bought it from US after reading couple reviews and it also has tons of settings. I've got Ground Zero GZIF6503X on front which I love. And newer version on the back shelf. They're iridium range. And they should handle a lot. No amp. No sub. Stereo has mosfet...
  10. 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...
  11. P

    SOS New Subwoofer - No sound!

    Greetings to all! I got a brand new Sub from Amazon, it is all connected and energized but still no sound coming out. I also connected to my living room home-theater to test and no sound at all. From the Head unit, I install a 2 Farad Capacitor to a Power Ground Distribution Block (to a 500W...
  12. R

    Prefab or box building help

    I have never built a box before and I’m not sure if I’m ready to do it yet. I bought a pair of kicker 07 CVR 12s recently and they came in a cheap sealed box. I’m trying to get more sq out of the speakers and I’ve found a few ported box designs on amazon, and I want your help to guide me in the...
  13. T

    PLEASE HELP!Head unit requires ACC switch on ignition?!

    So basically I have a pioneer 5100nex model head unit in my 2001 Audi A6 and I’m trying to figure out if the head unit is messed up or if it’s something else. The instructions for installing the head unit say that it can NOT be installed in a vehicle without an ACC switch on the ignition and my...
  14. N

    Wattage problem.

    Hi, so I have got this almost 12 year old audio system in my car it is SCD-3102R and I need to replace the front (the part which you can clip off). My current one has 4x40 watts written on it, but the inly available on the market now has 4x25 watts. Can I replace it with this one? Is it safe...
  15. tjkollmeyer

    amp not sending power to front channels? help!

    Hi, so i recently bought a boss riot r1004 400w 4 channel amp. i also installed a new kenwood headunit, and 4 new kenwood road series 6.5" speakers. all of this was installed nearly from scratch in a van with a gutted interior. i used the factory radio wiring to connect the amp speaker outputs...
  16. E

    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...
  17. T

    What amp + configuration is best for me?

    I have a 2000 Monte Carlo and I'm kind of new to car audio. I would like to know how I should go about installing a subwoofer and replacing my factory amp. I'm unsure what amp I should get as well as how I should go about replacing the factory one. I'm also unsure if I would need a capacitor to...
  18. 09marty

    Speaker Noise

    Hello, I am having trouble with a noise in my speaker. I tapped into to my front left and right speakers to connect to my mono amplifier for a subwoofer I want to add. The problem is that now when I play music I get static out of the front left speaker, the static goes away when the RCA is...
  19. M

    First Car Audio Build... I need some speaker advice

    Hi, I have a 2010 Toyota Camry. I'm looking to replace the front and rear speakers. Up front is a factory componet set of 6x9s. The rear has coaxials. I have already decided to go with DD Audio speakers because it's a local brand that I support. I'm trying to figure out what the best option...
  20. A

    I want to upgrade my bass trunk for Christmas!

    So here's the deal. I have a three year old Hifonics brx-2416-1d amp (roughly 1000w rms at 2ohm) and two six year old diamond d312d2.2's (400w rms) in a sealed box .75 cu ft each. they're starved for air so i added insulation years ago, it helped a bit. This year id like to finally upgrade the...
  21. A

    Having Trouble with Winisd!

    So! I'm trying to find out what the difference would be if i put my current woofers into a vented box that's properly designed. Right now I have 2 Diamond Audio D312d2.2's in a sealed box. each woofer only has .75 cu ft and they both want 1.0 in a sealed application. (theyre 12" 400w 2.5" vc...
  22. S

    How do I power all 8 of my speakers (I’m a newbie)

    So I’m super new to car audio and want to upgrade my 2009 Toyota Corolla s. I figured out my car has the 8 channel speaker trim package so it has 4 door speakers (I think they a woofers) 2 tweeters and 2 more speakers behind the back seats (idk if what they are). I think that means I need an 8...
  23. I

    No audio out of stock speakers when sub is on?

    Hello, I have a 2006 Honda Civic, running a Boss R110m amp with 2 8ohm subs in series, using a PAC-SNI 35 LOC, with stock head unit. I have the amp powered getting the remote turn on wire from a fuse in the fuse box, and I will be hooking it up to the proper wire soon, but for now it powers on...
  24. Audiophileenthu

    What's better? A 5-channel amp or a 4-channel w/ a mono?

    So here's the dilemma. I've been working on getting parts for my build and as of right now I have... - Stinger 4 gauge wiring kit -14 gauge speaker wire - Sound deadening (Crutchfield) - RCA (Crutchfield) - Focal IS165 components (they're half off on Crutchfield) - Focal RSX 165 - Audio Control...
  25. A

    Aux port ringing fix

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum, so excuse me if this has been asked or if I'm posting in the wrong place. I've tried looking up this issue a few times but I haven't been able to find anything that mentions or discusses it. Whenever I plug a cord into my aux jack, my radio makes a weird ringing...
  26. Hp18450

    I'm new here and need some help

    I have a sub setup I got for free and looking to upgrade. Found this sub and it looks like a good deal. Would a 1200w rms amp, to run the subs at 600w rms? If so, what would be a good option. Found this amp here. Sorry if this is asked a lot, thanks for the help! Link for sub...
  27. G

    Poor Wiring is now my problem HELP!!

    I bought a 2007 scion Tc that has an aftermarket Pioneer HU installed and I wanted to replace it with a newer Kenwood HU. The previous owner had payed for an install of an amp and 2 subs which sound great. When I swapped the 2 radios I am unable to get the amp and sub to power on. I am assuming...
  28. D

    need help with understanding what i need for amp

    hey, i have 2x 700w rms 4ohm pioneer championseries 10 inch subs how much amp do i need to power them?
  29. L

    Sub fades in and out randomly

    I've had an ongoing problem where my amp will randomly start blinking the protect light consistently until I turn the car off then on. This causes the sub to turn on for one second and off for one second in a continuous loop. The speakers still produce continuous uninterrupted sound though. I...
  30. N

    Need help with choosing a replacement subwoofer

    So I bought used audi a3 1996 and it has a subwoofer that looks like it was installed by audi. The speaker is 6.5 inches and 2x3 ohms. So I don't really know what could do as a replacement speaker. Also there are 4 pins on the speaker so I don't really know how that works. These are the pictures...
  31. Alex Jarrell

    Couple questions about sound deadening that I haven't seen answered.

    So I'm looking into sound deadening my car but I have a couple concerns that I haven't seen addressed anywhere. Starting off, since one of the main goals of sound deadening is reducing road noise, I'm concerned about how well it will do this.  Do I need to be worried about being less able to...
  32. S

    [1st build] Ported enclosure help for single SoundQubed HDS3.112

    I need some help with my first enclosure build. Pardon the inexperience. I've done a bit of research. I've been trying to figure out this basic design for a month now. I've tried WinISD but I can't for the life of me grasp that at this point. This being my first build, I want it as basic as...
  33. 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...
  34. P

    Help no clue

    Okay so basically don't have a lot of knowledge about car audio systems just want my car to be obnoxiously loud.  I have a 4 channel amp, 4 speakers and 2 subs.  Can someone direct me to an installation guide to make it easier.  Also is it possible to have all 4 speakers and 2 subs hooked up to...
  35. I

    2 10 INCH SUBS TO 1 MONO AMP

    Hey everyone, I'm pretty new to car audio, and I have some questions on mono amps and subs. I just purchased 2 10 inch subs.  They are the Polk Audio DB 1042 SVC.  It's a 4-ohm sub with single voice coils.  I also purchased a sealed box for these subs...
  36. 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...
  37. L

    Need Build Assistance

    Looking to fix/upgrade audio system in 05 GTO. Front L/R Tweeters: Stock Door L/R Speakers: Rockford Fosgate R165x3 6.5in 3-way Coaxials Rear Seat Door Panel Speakers: Rockford Fosgate R165x3 6.5in 3-way Coaxials Rear Deck Speakers: Stock Trunk Amp: Stock HU: JVC KD-AVX77 - I'm far from...
  38. S

    Help! Sub not acting right. Is it blown?

    Okay so I’ve had this Sundown Audio SA-10 v2 in my car for about 1-2 years. It’s been running at 1000 watts rms which is 250 over spec however everything I read up on said these subs could take way more than that. Anyways here in the past few days the sub had been cutting out making very little...
  39. T

    Comp R custom box design

    I have 2 Kicker comp Rs in separate prefab enclosure. they can't hit low and are very peaky..im looking for a good box design with a big port in the middle. Ive looked around a lot online and haven't been able to find anything specific other than http://www.caraudiofabrication.com/box-designs ...
  40. O

    I Know Nothing and need help

    Helloooooo Just to be clear i literally know nothing about car audio installations and i need help so i came here. I have a renault clio hatchback 2007 and i am wishing to install the skar audio spx-65c component system to the vehicle i dont want it to be runnning very loud, so i would like...