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    Help!! I cracked my windshield from 1,200 watts

    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...
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    Help Choosing What To Buy For My First Aftermarket Audio Build?

    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...
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    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...
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    S.0.s need help on which sub/amp to get from amazon!!!!!!

    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...
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    Building my first car audio system, need help!

    Hi! I am completely new to car audio, and just registered on this forum in hope to get some profesionall help hahah. I just turned 18 and got myself a bmw e46 wagon, so there is a big trunk to work with. I am not sure of what subwoofers to get, but I want something that is able to play lows. I...
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    Serious Audio Overhaul (Questions)

    So I have a few questions. First off, I have a 2005 Dodge Neon SE Im running 2 kicker CompRs with a Kicker CX1200.1 my door speakers have been replaced with JBL GX602s and my 6x9s have been replaced with JBL GTO 939s. I currently have huge power draw issues, whenever Im not driving. or reving...
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    Serious Audio Overhaul (Questions)

    So I have a few questions. First off, I have a 2005 Dodge Neon SE Im running 2 kicker CompRs with a Kicker CX1200.1 my door speakers have been replaced with JBL GX602s and my 6x9s have been replaced with JBL GTO 939s. I currently have huge power draw issues, whenever Im not driving. or reving...
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    I need help...

    I am a noob So I have a recently purchased a Toyota Corolla se 2017...I have no experience what so ever with speakers/car audio. All I know is that I play the music at max volume all the time and would like it and the bass to be louder. Can someone help me pick out some a affordable speaker...
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    Pioneer x2800BS bluetooth help

    About a month and a half ago I had a pioneer avh x2800BS installed in my 06 eclipse. Recently I've had a problem when playing audio from my phone using bluetooth. The audio will start cracking popping and buzzing making it impossible to listen to. It is not a faint noise by any means and it...
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    Looking for help boom on a budget

    I honestly don't know how this forum works and if I'm even posting in the right place but I would love some opinions on my system I'm building. I currently have a 1000w jl amp all wired in my car and I'm looking for (2) 12" subwoofers that would go good with it. My goal is to be heard down the...
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    15'' crossfire xs v2 help

    So i recently sold my 3 sundown audio sa 12s, and picked up this crossfire xs v2 15. my problem is that i cant find any real specs on it, so now im having a hard time with designing a trunk wall for my buick. if anyone could help point me in the right direction of where to go,or who to get ahold...
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    Best Audio Setup for a Grand Prix

    Hi, I'm Zach and this is my first post on this forum. I have a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP (with monsoon audio) and I was wondering what the best audio setup for my car would be. I installed a Kenwood DDX372BT about a year ago and I was wanting to upgrade my speakers and possible get an...
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    Golf/Sedan set up

    I'm either gonna have this installed in a Volkswagen golf GTi 1999 or some sort of sedan. I think I have my following components sorted out but I just wanted someone with more experience to look over it. I already have brought an amp, sub, and capacitor. 2x Pioneer Premier Subwoofers 3000w...
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    Low watt amp sounds louder than higher watt amp

    I have 4 gauge wiring going to a rockford fosgate 500 watt mono amp. I recently bought a JL audio jx1000 watt mono amp. I'm powering a rockford fosgate p3 4 ohm wired to 2 ohms. With the same exact connections, the 500 watt amp sounds about the same as the jl audio if not louder. Checked and...
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    Help in box design?

    Hey folks. Old school audio here. Noob to the new things now. Was wondering how a 2 chambered box would sound? (1st chamber sealed and the other ported) I have stumbled onto some new Skars 12s (free) and 2 Alpine MVR-500. I have tried to find info but nothing available. It is going into a 2011...
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    HELP! Subs Barely Moving

    Running a Rockville RXD-M4 6000watt peak(3000rms) Mono block am to two 12" Power Acoustik Mofos(2500watt peak, 1300rms). Just put the Rockville in today. Now I know the subs aren't the problem as I had my old amp running with them. The issue I am having is that this 6,000w Amp is making the...
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    Help Decide On A New System

    Hey guys. I just joined the forum so idk if I am doing this right. But I just sold my Orion HCCA 10.2. I think I am looking to get 2 12's or something that my amp can power. I think I wasn't getting enough power to the HCCA to get it to its fullest potential. I was looking into getting 2 RE...
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    Amp Power Problem, Heellppp!!

    I have an older Memphis 16-st1000D amp pushing my 2 12" Type R's in a ported memphis box. System has run good for over a year now with no problems, the only major one being nice and loud . Recently I have been having trouble with my amp staying powered. My 12v+to ground test produces the...
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    Probably very easy, but I have no idea

    Okay so I just took out my 4 stock blown out speakers in the rear deck of my 1999 Buick century. Now I have two 6 x 9 kickers that can replace all four. The only problem I'm having is that there are two outputs in the speaker harness and I need it to just be one output. How can I change this. I...
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    Enclosure for an inverted mounted sub, does the mounting size change?

    I'm not sure if my subs excursion will be limited or worse, if my subs surround will take damage if I mount my sub inverted. I don't know if for my 12 I leave the opening at 11 inches or if I flare it or what.. any input would be greatly appreciated!
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    Help Me Confirm My Amp Is Junk

    Hey all, So I bought a budget set up last year; okay quality alpine speakers and compact sub, and a rockville 1200 watt RMS 4 channel amp. The amp cost 140 shipped, I know it's garbage. Here's what's going on: The system was actually pounding for the better part of a year, then one day the...
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    Point me to the right amp

    hey guys, I have a 12" dual 4ohm sub with 360w rms. I'm having some trouble on what type of amp i should get. i want wire it in parallel to the amp like this. Should i look for the amp that say ***watts rms x [email protected], or ***watts rms x [email protected] I just need someone to point me in the right...
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    Amp Shuts off at medium volumes PLEASE HELP

    I do not know much at all about cars or car audio systems so i apologize if i am a hassle. Recently for Christmas i got/installed a sub into my car. It works perfectly fine until i turn up the volume a little bit. If i turn up the volume my amp starts flashing blue and the sub stops bumping. I...
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    Bass volume dims after certain gain, recently inverted sub

    So today I rewired my Massive Audio HippoXL 12 to my MB Quart 3k (1.5k rms). The speaker is prewired with 8ga direct from the leads, dual voice coil, so 4 wires, 2 pos and 2 neg. I ran the 8-4ga with a metal wire coupler. Before this rewire I had the speaker sitting in the box the normal way...
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    Help wiring 6 speakers to amp and radio

    Hello Caraudio people, I currently have 6 speakers in my car. 2 pioneer 6x9s, 2 xfire mids and my front components (wich are currently disconected so I dont mess up my amp). I have a 4channel boss amp and a pioneer hu. I had the idea of connecting the components that i have in the front to the...
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    Interference/distortion please help

    Alright, I have a weird problem I'll post here, any help would be appreciated as I have NO clue what's going on. At high levels (30-40 out of 50 from the head unit) I hear distortion coming from my right rear speaker. At higher levels (40-45/50 from HU) it spreads to the front right speaker as...
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    New To Car Audio

    hi i am new to car audi and ive always wanted subs ever since the first time i experienced them. I sgned up to this website looking for help. ive been looking at some rockford fosgate P3-2X12 Punch Dual P3 12" Loaded Enclosure and i thought they looked pretty good but thats all i know. im just...
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    Amp Help

    Hi i am looking into getting two EarthQuake Sound DBXI 15D's. i already have a box so im just getting the two 15' speakers. The problem is that i cant find a suitable amp as im somewhat new to pairing subwoofers and amps since my previous setups came as a bundle. Some people have said the...
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    Designing New Stereo - Looking for advice

    Hi everyone, like the title says, I'm designing a new system and would really like some advice from some more experienced people before I go spending all my money. I just bought a 2014 VW GTI. I could maybe call myself an audiophile but I don't expect perfection in a car... My goal for this...
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    Battery Situation

    So I just bought a XS XP 3000 (120 ah)(3000 max amps) and I was wondering when I buy a second one for this 3,400 watt system should I replace it with stock one or just put it in the back with the other battery? What do you guys think is the best.. I already have 270 alt and big 3. (Side note)...
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    Best subs for price

    I have a budget of around 800-900 dollars and i want a pair of 18s to be ran off my soundqubed 4.5k and i was wondering what the best 18s for around that price were (800-900 together so around 450 each) i've been looking at the dc level 4 18s but was just wanting a second opinion what do you...
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    completely stumped please help

    alright I have a soundqubed 4.5k and a sundown zv4 12, I just hooked everything up and started to play my music. I started with the bass completely down and was going to gradually turn it up, but once I barely turned it up it started a single quiet bass line that gradually got louder and louder...
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    HELP! subwoofer funny smell

    hello, just a disclaimer i am 17 and do not know much about car audio , around january of last year i bought dual kicker comp-r 12 inch subs, along with it i bought a 1200 waat mono kicker amp which i installed myself. recently i have noticed when turning my volume up it lets off a funny smell...
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    1991 Land Cruiser | Audio System Upgrade Help

    Hey! I have a 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser with the stock audio system and I need to upgrade it. My front door speakers are 6.5" and have 4" in depth, the dashboard has 2 speakers that face the carpet and they're 1 inch and I'm not sure how deep they go, but probably not far and they actually sound...
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    Help choosing a subwoofer

    Okay so I have been doing reaserch on subs for quite a while and have some options I need help going through, I am still open to suggestions but have a very limited budget (100 to 150 per sub) This is what I currently have: Jvc kd-r970bt head Unit Random speakers for front and rear And a...
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    Head unit keeps turning off sound but not bass

    I have a Kenwood KDC-BT742U and everytime I turn up the volume the bass seems to shake it or something and it turns off the sound, the bass is still there, the head unit is still on, its not reading protect mode, but sometimes when I just gently flick the front of the radio the sound will come...
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    No Sound

    Hello all, I'm the owner of a 2013 Kia Optima 2.4L EX, UVO radio with infinity system, no nav, and I have an issue with my audio. The problem is that my head unit turns on and is functional, but I have no audio coming out of the speakers. There are three different resets that are supposed to...
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    why I'm getting bad sounds

    I have a brand new zv4 12, 2 days old, so it might just not be broken in but I thought I should ask just Incase. whenever I keep the subwoofer at a low volume it sounds great and hits very hard but once I get to a certain volume where I used to could go on my 4 old hds208s, the zv4 makes a noise...
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    Need a 15 inch sub for a custom, sealed, SQ-oriented box; 750 watts

    -Looking for: a single 15 inch -Budget: Non specific but cheaper is better, basically I want the best sub to pair with my amp -Power to be used:Kicker zx.750.1 (pushes 750 watts rms at 2ohm) -Space available: doesn't matter, I'm going to have a custom sealed box made for whatever size is...
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    Could anyone help me put together a decent system

    I drive a 2005 Chevy Silverado and the factory speakers are absolutely shot. If I add an ounce of bass to the sound the whole car rattles, so I need to upgrade. However, I know practically nothing about car audio components. Would anyone be willing to help me come up with a reasonable looking...