1. Jackson_lmr

    Ground Loop, Engine Noise

    Alright, so I’m having engine noise and static in the speakers. Here’s what I’ve done to attempt to fix it so far: 1. Power and ground straight from battery to head unit (grounded from back of head unit to battery negative) 2. Grounded rcas to back of head unit. 3. Checked grounds, all...
  2. Outcome365


    I have crumbled I am going to have to bring my truck to a car audio shop how do I make sure they did everything right or what are some things I should check to make sure they didn't **** up?
  3. A

    Need help identifying this subwoofer

    I was given this subwoofer for free it has a blown voice coil and I was thinking of repairing it but I can’t identify what model it is any help
  4. K

    First timer help

    I've done a few little projects in various rigs but I wanna spend some big bucks on my jeep. I mainly am here just to make sure this setup will come together nicely. What better place for reinsurance than here! Here's what I'm trying to do.. I currently have 2 12" 2400 skar audio subs from a...
  5. J

    Which amp?

    I’m about to buy 2 dual 2 ohm skar evl subs and I’ve got three amps in mind ct sounds 1500w, Skar 1500w & D4 Sounds jp800w which dynos 1000w which should I buy? Thanks I appreciate the help
  6. K

    Music Pauses When Reversing

    Hi I was wondering if someone can help me with this issue? I have a Jensen CAR687 aftermarket radio that I got installed at Best Buy. I’ve noticed that whenever I shift into reverse, my music pauses and to be honest, it’s kinda annoying. I’ve looked all over the settings to see if there’s a way...
  7. P

    Need help ATOTO Gen2 S8 Lite in 2013 Nissan Altima SL (Bose)

    Hello everyone, super noob here, but doing my best to learn. I have a 2013 Nissan Altima SL...This model comes with BOSE sound system but no gps. I have purchased a DOUBLE Din ATOTO Gen2 S8.Lite (10.1") <--click for link to product. I have tried looking online myself. and have contacted several...
  8. J

    Tundra Door Speakers and amp/sub install help

    I've been doing research and slowly accumulating stuff for a month or so on how to do this, but the information/hype on youtube and cruthfield leaves me with some questions. I bought a 5 channel JP95 amp, 18inch subwoofer, 6.5 midrange door speakers (4), 0/1 power wire, 10awg speaker wire, 16awg...
  9. blakemcdonnell

    Subwoofer / Amp Issues

    I recently recieved this sub/amp setup from my uncle for my birthday. 600W MegaVox Competition Amp and 2 x 10" Marathon subs in a Marathon competition sub box. I have a 200W power supply that I used to test them as they are 20-25 years old. When connected to the 200W (12V @ 18A) power supply the...
  10. WillisMyName

    Issues with clipping

    I apologize ahead of time if I am not asking in the right place. I have one X-12 v.2 by Sundown in a custom ported box. The amp powering it right now is an SFB 2000d I've done the Big 3 as well as replaced my factory alternator with a high amp one. I've tuned it best I can using the clip light...
  11. nictowey

    Need Some Advice on my Setup

    Hi Everyone! I came here to see if anyone that's more knowledgeable than me could help with this issue. I am currently running 2 Alpine Type R's on a Polk Audio D1000.1 amp. I had this installed at a car stereo shop and had them tune the amp, however I have blown 2 sets of them already so 4...
  12. nictowey

    Need Some Advice on My Setup

    Hi Everyone! I came here to see if anyone that's more knowledgeable than me could help with this issue. I am currently running 2 Alpine Type R's on a Polk Audio D1000.1 amp. I had this installed at a car stereo shop and had them tune the amp, however I have blown 2 sets of them already so 4...
  13. wonchya

    Feedback reverb???

    I have a Memphis box set up with 2 12” subs and a Memphis amp (can’t remember the exact model off the top of my head will update soon) set up in the trunk of my car. I have the rca cables ran through a metra output line converter. My problem is that when I have the radio off and the car running...
  14. F

    Help Identify for Classic Cars!!

    So I was looking to replace the head unit in my 1978 Fj43 Land Cruiser when I came upon Carid's website. Their website featured this cool, retro styled head unit but it had a touch screen. Unable to find it on their website, I decided to give them a call. They were not much help, said it was...
  15. H

    Can anyone help to figure out speaker specs

    Was given to me by a friend when I had a more semi-serious system building career. It's a 15" mx autotek 4+4 ohm never got around to listening to it in a box as I didn't have one it could fit. The frame is beefy to say the least. I've tried looking online and I've seen 2+2 ohm but not this one...
  16. J

    Hardwiring an inverter into an audio system circuit?

    Whenever I can get my hands on a 2022 Subaru BRZ, I plan on installing a custom audio system before I drive it from sea to shining sea next summer (moving from New Hampshire to Arizona). I would like to hardwire an inverter inside, to have that added security and convenience for the trip (and...
  17. L

    truck subwoofer build

    (New to audio stuff) Currently have: Blaupunkt 3000w mono Kicker CompC 44TCWC104 (preinstalled 10" in a 0.66cf box, ported) ~$240 all in and I can feel good bass, just wanting to go bigger My buddy has this same sub and same amp just double the size of a ported box in a SUV and his rattles hairs...
  18. Bixmox

    As loud as possible subwoofer system recommendations (Audi A4 B5 Sedan)

    Sorry for posting this as I can tell it gets posted a lot. I currently have no equipment, aka no case, amp or subs. Number of subs preferred: No clue, however many required to make the most amount of noise. Size preferred (if configuration allows): Whatever is best, here is a picture of the...
  19. circle221

    Head Unit Questions

    Hello, first time posting here I am upgrading the HU in my 2017 Forte for my SQ build. Have narrowed it down to 2 i think, Either the Kenwood Excelon DMX907S or Pioneer DMHC5500NEX. Only real difference it looks like is the Kenwood has 5v Preamp and Pioneer is 4V. I can get the pioneer on sale...
  20. Jimbo1227

    High output alternator help

    What’s up all. I installed a mechman 370 on my f150. Now I’m getting a charging system light and my headlights are flickering even when radio and everything are off. My voltage also doesn’t stay steady even at idle it goes up and down from about 13.3 to 15.4. No idea what the hell it is. I’ve...
  21. R

    I want more bass. What should I do?

    Hey guys so I went from a single cheap 250 watt Jbl sub to 2 250 watts rms kenwood subs. Honestly I liked the Jbl one better but recently I’ve been wanting more bass. I currently have 1000 watt max amp, it does 300 at 4 ohms and 500 at 2 ohms. So I was wondering what should I do to get more...
  22. D


    about 6 months ago I replaced the speakers in my 04 ram 3500. and now only one of them works i took the speakers out and there's still power too them and i tried putting it back in and rewiring it but still nothing so i am wondering what could be causing those 3 to have stopped working they have...
  23. W

    Some kind soul please help me?

    2017 Chevy Silverado crew cab 1500 I’m so in over my head trying to pick what’s right and I figured I’d ask someone for help on this forum. I’m going to do the install myself, I’ve done them before but that was 25 years ago... I want to keep the 8” factory head unit and replace the speakers and...
  24. S

    2012 mazda 6 stock head no amp upgraded speakers to Morel Maximo Ultra 602 front component and back are Coax

    In just installed these yesterday, everything went well with the installation. I got the plates and 1" spacers so they would fit in the 6X8 factory holes. I notice a huge difference in the clarity of the sound. The issue I am having is they are not as loud as the factory speakers were. What do I...
  25. C

    What brand speakers should I be looking for

    I’m just getting into upgrading my sound system and I’m a senior in high school. I have a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe with the monsoon system. I want to upgrade my door speakers to something louder than what came factory because I’m putting subs in soon and I wanna hear more than just bass. With my...
  26. S

    Need help building box for 2 American bass xfl1244

    I have 2 American bass xfl1244 on a audio pipe 30001d. I don’t have max dimensions for box right now but will update soon. I’m mainly confused on port dimensions than anything. Any help would be appreciated.
  27. 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
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. L

    Looking for help

    I have a KICKER - CX 360W Class AB Bridgeable Multichannel Amplifier with Variable Crossovers KICKER - CS Series 6" x 9" 3-Way Car Speakers with Polypropylene Cones 4 Ohms in the rear Kenwood - 6-1/2" 2-Way Car Speakers with Polypropylene Cones 4 Ohm in the doors and it was wired by Best...
  31. S

    Sub doesn't play when my car is moving

    I recently installed a sub and amp into my sister's car, its a 2002 Chevy blazer it has a stock stereo. I installed a line output converter because there were no RCA connections and I wired the remote wire to a wire that said it was 12v on a website's wiring diagram (I can post it if needed)...
  32. 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...
  33. D

    Can't tell if my subs are blown, need some help

    Hey guys, I'm wondering if you are able to tell whether the issue, as seen in the video, is with my subs or my amp. The subs play fine at a low volume, but once it reaches a certain threshold then it starts to have an issue. You can hear it at the beginning of the video and then again at around...
  34. 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!
  35. F

    Will 2 lower powered 12s (~600 rms each) match expectations

    I'm an amateur, only been at it for a couple years so please take it easy if this comes across as a "duh", I'm looking into fleshing out a new system. I WAS planning on a single AB XR but the idea of 2 12s is bugging tf out of me if I got two 12s of lower quality and either ran 2 ohm at...
  36. 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...
  37. D

    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...
  38. H

    Amp Settings help

    I’ve recently purchased a pre build box with two twelve inch subs at 4 ohms and 500 watts with a JL audio 500/1 amp for my challenger. I also have a line out converter since I have a factory head unit. I have absolutely no idea how to tune the amp and would appreciate some recommended settings.
  39. momeigs

    Will this system work together?

    I’m thinking of upgrading my system. Just wanted to know if it would all work well together and any tips or ideas I should know. Anything you would keep or change from the old setup? Thanks! Current Setup: • Skar TX65C 100 rms components • Skar TX69 120 rms coaxial • Skar SK-M4004D 400 watt...
  40. T

    HELP! 2010 Subaru legacy head unit wiring

    So I got an aftermarket stereo for my 2010 Subaru legacy, the harness adapter it came with is a 14 pin, and the one that's already on the car looks like a 16 pin. I'm trying to figure out what the best way to wire in the new head unit would be. Do I just cut the wires and try to connect them to...