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  1. 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 possible. I'd love to keep my cuts (dimensions of MDF) as simple as possible as well. This will be powered by a SoundQubed S1-1250 @ 1ohm. Sub specs - https://soundqubed.com/hds3-1/ Vehicle : 2013 Hyundai Sonata Location in the vehicle: Trunk Space available (Length x Width x Height): 30" W x 14" H x ~any" D (I have wiggle room on depth. decent size trunk) Subwoofer make and model: SoundQubed HDS3.112 D2 Subwoofer Size: 12" Number of Subwoofers: Single Type of Port (Kerfed, Slot, Aero, etc.): Slot? Something easy. What type of music do you like?: Everything but LOTS of rap and deathcore Is your goal SPL or Everyday Music?: Can I have a bit of both? Tuning Freq (Hz): ? 32hz I guess? Volume : ~2ft^3 or larger Questions: So I've tried my hand at WinISD but am having trouble with it. I tried subbox.pro and came up with this design - https://subbox.pro/en/b/anwchHHKJ. Is that website worth my time? This box is supposedly 2ft^3 @ 32hz.
  2. 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 one? I know one sub with more surface area and more watts will be better than let’s say 2 subs with half the surface area and half the watts. But there is so much I want, but I can’t choose a setup. So here I am coming to you guys for some help! Thank you!
  3. 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 1 amp or hook 2 of the speakers straight to the headunit cheers
  4. 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 to stick to the stock amplifier if that is possible with the components i have brought (but only if it would work). Also how would i go about wiring up the external crossovers to the items that come stock in the car? and finally... what will i have to change / buy (besides from the mountings in the door) to make all the of this work? any help is greatly appreciated
  5. 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. (https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_1747.html) The box has 2 separate spots on the back for connections. One on the left and one on the right. I also have this amp. (https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_93307.html) It's a 750 rms class d 2 ohm (stable) mono amp. I also purchased an 8 gauge amp wiring kit. Now, I know how to wire the ground, power, and remote turn on. That's a breeze for me. It's wiring the sub to the amp that I'm not good with. With my system I have, shown above, could someone give me specific instructions on how to first, connect the subs to the outputs on the enclosure? In other words, how to wire the back of the subs to the enclosure before screwing in the subs. And 2nd, how to wire the amp to those sub outputs correctly. Thank you.
  6. 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 functions such as the traction control and millege trip info as well as other important settings I really want to replace with a nice doble din with a back up cámara but.. I don’t want to lose the functionality of the oem anyone have any suggestions as to how we might be able to do this? Also I want to keep this covertion of the head unit less than 600$ in parts I can do my labor. Thank you in advance Jp
  7. 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 an audiophile. The head united was installed by the previous owner. Reason for replacing is that all of the speakers tweak and are audibly broken at a certain volume. I replaced the door and rear side panel speakers hoping that would fix it. Turns out the tweeters still tweak and need replaced. Also the car lacks significant bass. The Rockford Fosgate speakers were a cheap fix to attempt to fix the broken audio system. Don't need an audiophile setup, but being able to turn up the speakers without worry that it will cut out or tweak, while still having bass is my goal. The tweeters are getting replaced, as they are broken. Do I replace the rear deck speakers to something with more bass capability or would this not create a significant difference? Do I need to add a amp/sub? Do I need to do both? Do I need to toss the Rockford Fosgate speakers and head unit and start from scratch? Preferably the less work the better, so if I do not have to figure out how to install an amp/sub then I won't. Pretty much the entire interior of the car is going to get taken out in order to get to all of these speakers, so I figured I'd post and ask you guys before I do so to get some help. I'm not on an extreme budget, but I don't need to blow my wallet on some speakers for a car (the Rockford Fosgate speakers I bought were $35 a pair on amazon). If I need to spend a little more to get some better stuff that isn't junk then let me know please. If you need any other information I'll try my best to respond and add it, but I just typed this up real quick hoping to get some guidance of what I should go with and do. Thank you.
  8. Sundownaudio01

    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 autible noise in the cab of my car. However it’s still moving and I’ve attached a video of what sound it makes. Thought Maybe tinsel slap or something of the sort? Don’t think it’s overpower and topping out because I’ve ran it exactly like this since I’ve had it. Could it be blown? I’m going to test impedance tomorrow and will update just looking for a quick response If anyone knows what this is. 4D4E29B8-1524-44E0-A390-13CCCD33BA21.MOV
  9. 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 . I would be willing to pay the 65$ for the box design but is it worth it? I can use all of my trunk space so size isn't an issue.
  10. Jason Taylor

    What Sub Should I go with?

    So I recently have been running Rockford p2 12s, 2 of them, but they both recently blew, and I personally am not a Rockford fan anyways and am looking for what to go with next, my price range is like $120 per sub or but I’m flexible on that. Just want to get something that hits harder than the p2s and is not Rockford... the amp I’m using is the Rockford prime 1200.1D, looked at a lot of subs but can’t seem to find any in my price range that out do the p2 if anyone has any recommendations and or personal experience upgrading from the p2 line that would be amazing... thanks
  11. First off, Thank you for looking at my post. I've had an oa 15 d2 for maybe 5 years now. I know they are discontinued and were not mainstream when Jacob released them. Anyways. I am changing vehicles. Finally have the air space, trunk space, and electrical to build a system how I would like. 2011 gmc terrain. For context I had an 09 civic running stock with a line out converter. 2/0 welding cable big 3. 4g power and ground. Slot ported 3.5c int double baffle MDF box with 45s in the corners and center brace. Tuned at about 32 hz. Running on an apsm 1300. I havent been able to give the sub the power it wants let alone sitting at the lower end of box space. My question is if I build a new box somewhere around 5 cu ft int is it worth running my Oa on a higher watt clean electrical amp? Or should I just look into a new sub? Thanks for reading
  12. I have two separate Kicker compR loaded enclosures, both 2 ohms 500 rms. I currently have one set up and am looking for a new amp to wire up the other, looking around i can't find anyone talking about how to wire this considering its an enclosure, i was wondering how they would be set up using a mono amp, or would i need a 2 channel? any help is appreciated thanks.
  13. Hi, this is my first post on this forum and was hoping to get some help in designing my first ported sub enclosure. I have built boxes for subs before but I usually just followed the manufacturers suggested design, this time around I am in a tighter space so I have been stuck with the task of designing my own. The sub is going to go in the trunk of my 2013 WRX which has an unusual 2 level trunk(pictured below) that I am trying to save as much room as possible in. Sub will need to go on the upper level to the left of that little white box you can just barely see. I plan to make a false bottom that follows the angle down so that I can make the enclosure deeper. Dimensions available are about 24 inches wide 12.5 inches tall and 14 inches deep. I was hoping to be able to fit a sundown sa 12 but from what I read it would probably be better to go with 10" at this size of box if I want to stay ported(I do). I plan to power the sub initially with a polk d1000.1, because I have one laying around and should power the D2 version well at 1 ohm. I have been playing around with RE's box calculator and wanted to know what you guys thought of the design I have so far. I think I have the math right to where after displacements should net me about 1.25 cu ft @ ~33 hz. My real confusion lies with the more technical stuff like port length and size. I mostly listen to rap/hip-hop with some rock and folk mixed in. I hope I have given enough information so that you guys can help me out :) Thanks ahead of time!
  14. My list of gear as follows 1x Boss mono block amp 2500w (old setup) -twin pioneer champs Dvc 1200w 12" 1x pioneer 4ch amp 1000w (60rms x4ch) - 2x pioneer 6.5 260w (60w rms)component - 2x pioneer 260w 6" (60w rms) coaxial Head deck : pioneer fxh755 bt (2 RCA out) Just wanted to know the best way to get the audio to the amps, 1 RCA per amp? I've never delt with 4ch is just having 1 RCA going to give me full control or full quality on my 4ch. If I got 2 RCA splitters would that achieve anything useful? Is high level worth using do I lose any quality compared to RCA? So out RCA into mono amp amd high level into 4ch amp? What's the best way about doing this. Is there any recommendations? I'm not wanting to spend too much money on this ?
  15. So I recently purchased 4 Polk Audio DB652's for my 2012 Subaru Impreza (with a stock in-dash stereo). I like them but I wanted more out of them so I purchased a Pioneer D9605 5 channel amp. I chose this amp because I wanted to see more output from my current 4 door speakers and a sub woofer that I am planning on getting (Rockford Fosgate P3D4 12"). I feel like I got my amp without being well informed on other factors and was wondering what some great car enthusiast think of my purchases and car audio goals. Ask any questions that I would need to further clarify to help y'all help me! Also, are the Polk door speakers I got that great? All help and recommendations are very much appreciated!!! P.s. I don't have a large knowledge of car audio if it isn't yet obvious.
  16. Ok, so to start off I am new to the forum and I really hope you guys will be able to help me on this one. My current setup is 2 kicker s12d solo barics (old school) and a memphis pr2.100 amp. The amp was an upgrade from my old MTX Thunder 325. Ever since i swapped amps I had a minor issue where the amp wasn’t getting properly powered on and I could usually get the big blue light and power light to come on by hitting the amp (gently) or moving the fuses up and down. Recently, the amp has been acting strange and it will not power on at all. I can get the big blue memphis logo to light up a little by wiggling fuses, but it eventually shuts off and the amp itself never fully powers on. Today I changed my ground wire to a nice thick copper wire with a copper terminal. I also readjusted my remote wire to ensure all of my connections were perfect. It worked for about 35 minutes and then cut out, and now I can’t even get the amp to turn on for a few seconds. And yes, I checked the fuse under the hood. Anyone have a clue what could be the problem? It’s an older system, but hasn’t been abused and worked fine for at least 4 months before this happened. I really would like to avoid buying another amp because I am currently buying a new headunit and some jeep mods. Any input is appreciated. Thanks, Conner
  17. I’ve been looking for an Apple car play receiver/unit for my 2009 Nissian Pathfinder. I entered my car make and model on crutchfield electronics website, but it says there are no receivers that are compatible with my vehicle; which is just hard to believe since it looks like it could take a standard double dimm sized receiver. Any help is much appreciated!
  18. Hello. I have a 2010 Toyota Tacoma that I recently purchased from a used car dealership. What came with the truck was a lift, some big tires, backup camera in the rearview, aftermarket hood (dont think the 2010s came with a hood scoop), JL Audio in the doors, and a full screen display with DVD player for the radio. I have owned this truck since March of this year and slowly started to notice a small thumping sound. I didnt think much of it, thought it was just "truck noise" so I paid it no attention. The noise was very light and not a big inconvenience. Lately, the thumping has gotten much louder. Here are the details that I can give you: I first assumed the noise was coming from the glovebox area which led me to believe it was possibly something dealing with the AC, maybe something hitting the arm that opens and closes the fan. A mechanic told me a vehicles AC doesn't HAVE to be turned on for the arms to be moving. Another mechanic rode with me to listen to the sound, and deduced that the noise (the louder sound I had been hearing recently) was coming from the front passenger door. The door vibrated and everything, but only in that area with the speaker cover and JL logo. The sound reminds me of a chopper, namely a huey. The sound starts thumping as soon as the truck is rolling. The rotation of the thump\the constant speed of the thump increases as the speed of the vehicle increases, until you hit about 35mph and then it all kinda blends together. It also creates an electrical hum which you can hear when the vehicle starts with no music or AC on, and persists while driving, and even until the last few seconds of battery life after you turn off the key in the ignition. I assumed this electrical hum was in fact plastic rubbing together very fast, but im sure that's not it. What kind of issue does it sound like I am having. If needed, I can post a video linked from Facebook or something showcasing the sound. I have no clue what kind of audio system is installed I just know I have the JL emblem and that's all I know. Im not a major mechanic guy but anything electrical just stumps me.
  19. I have a Kicker Hideaway sub and I’m hooking it up to an aftermarket JVC headunit. The hideaway sub is powered and I had in in a previous vehicle. I wired everything up and am receiving almost no sound from it. When gain and boost are turned up all the way I can hear it somewhat with my ear up to it. Is there anything I can check or change on my stereo? I have the subwoofer included on the stereo along with the correct size selected. I’ve gone over all of the connections but cannot make it fully work. Its about 5% of what it can actually put out. Also i’m rather new to this, thank you in advance.
  20. Whilst I was cleaning out my garage I came across this Sanya stereo front (see attachment pics) I can't remember what stereo or vehicle it belongs to? Has any body got an idea? Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks
  21. sell listed their order on the page whats the quality of the parts he installed?
  22. [ATTACH=CONFIG]26557570[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]26557571[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]26557568[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]26557569[/ATTACH] Ok, so I’ve been running a 300 watt Rockford p300 powered subwoofer system for about a year now and decided to upgrade. I decided on the Rockford p3-2x12 box and a Rockford power 1000 watt amp. Anyways so those came in 2 days ago, and I had some fun on the day I set them up but turned them down to let them break in a little and to not loose my hearing because it physically hurts to play them at 3/4 or higher (they only get to around 98 dB so its not crazy or anything, just kinda feels really uncomforatble to play that loud). Well anyways today I decide to show off to my friend who has a 2000 watt rms Skar audio setup, and I turned it up to around 5/6ths of its total power. I had the gain at around half (used multimeter to set it up properly) and was adjusting the power from my head unit. Anyways I played around 10 seconds of Starboy and noticed my windshield cracked. Now there is 3 cracks that branch out from a center dot right behind my mirror. the glass is only cracked on the inside so that tells me that there was no rock or anything like that that hit it. The cracks go out about 3-4 inches and they are just straight lines. Insurance said they will cover it if the windshield can be repaired, but they won’t do $H1t if I have to replace it. Anyways safelight comes on Wednesday. I’m wondering how I see videos of people running like 5000 watt systems and don’t crack windshields. Hell, even my friend who has those 2 15’s at 2000 watts... he doesn’t crack anything. I’m wondering how, if possible, to prevent this in the future. I feel like it’s the mirror shaking against the window since the origin of the cracks is directly behind the mirror. ANY HELP WOULD BE EXTELEMY APPRECIATIED. Thank you all so much.
  23. Hi Guys, My name is Andrew, I'm 18, and I have been spending about the last year looking into enhancing the audio quality in my car. I have: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5t without a CD-changer. I don't really know what configurations are good and I'm trying to keep a fairly low budget as I'm new to this. I also seem to have a problem with knowing the depth of my front, lower door speakers. Crutchfield, the site I have been mainly shopping around at says that the lower front door speaker depth allotted is 1.151" whereas websites like Pioneer and Kicker both say that the depth of all doors is ~3". Please let me know if anyone has more information about the door depth The parts I have been looking at so far are as follows: Speakers: 2 sets of Rockford Fosgate P16-S(With Tweeters) https://www.crutchfield.com/S-IseyZTU0ZIo/p_575P16S/Rockford-Fosgate-P16-S.html Sub: Rockford Fosgate Prime R1-2X9 https://www.crutchfield.com/p_575R12X10/Rockford-Fosgate-Prime-R1-2X10.html Receiver: Pioneer MVH-200EX https://www.crutchfield.com/p_130200EX/Pioneer-MVH-200EX.html Amp: Kenwood Excelon X501-2 https://www.crutchfield.com/p_113X5011/Kenwood-Excelon-X501-1.html?tp=35834 Amp Wires: Rockford Fosgate RFK4 https://www.crutchfield.com/p_575RFK4/Rockford-Fosgate-RFK4.html?tp=635 This brings the price to $836.92 on Crutchfield. Included are the following: Speaker Wiring Harness Scosche SAC-656 Multipurpose Speaker Mounting Brackets Metra Female Quick Slides Axxes XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness Scosche VW2317AB Dash Kit European Antenna Adapter Volkswagen Jetta Installation Guide I'm looking for any suggestions and comments, as I'm new, any criticism would be appreciated as I am not an expert and want my money to be well spent. Any other suggestions would be appreciated Thanks in advance.
  24. VikingBrian

    Trunk issues

    Ok. So I know the forum is called interior/exterior enhancements and I figured this barely fit. I need help guys. I have a 1999 toyota avalon. My trunk keeps rattling. I bought some weather stripping to help. So far I've applied it to the inside of the fuel lid, the edge of the trunk and I've even taken OFF the license plate to put W.S there. Sadly it still sounds bad. Please advise!!! To the mods out there, sorry if this is in the wrong spot.
  25. HIIII im brand new here and i need help of pros i have no idea about subs but i have 3 picks after doing research of subs around 100-130$ price point. I have a honda insight aka a pruis if you have no idea what it is so either i can have a low profile sub under my seat or have a small sub box in the hatch ( aka the trunk but its open to the cabin ) Please tell me which would best [ATTACH=CONFIG]26557425[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]26557426[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]26557427[/ATTACH] >Sound storm >Kenwood >Rockville https://www.amazon.com/Rockville-RWS12CA-Powered-Subwoofer-Enclosure/dp/B01DNT4YBA/ref=sr_1_23?ie=UTF8&qid=1525203230&sr=8-23&keywords=subwoofer+and+amplifier https://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-KSC-SW11-Compact-Enclosed-Subwoofer/dp/B00BO8O9XQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1525203743&sr=1-1&keywords=kenwood+sub https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0082YUR7M/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?psc=1 just looking for good base nothing to break the windows if you know what i mean also my car is weak on power so keeping the watts low is ideal only got 89 horsepower hah