subwoofer


  1. B

    Looking for Custom Ported Quad 8" Sub Enclosure

    Hello, As of now I have what most would consider a 'mom car' and along with that comes plenty of space for sub enclosures. Later this year I will be transitioning to a 2018 Ford F150 King Ranch but I don't have a sub enclosure for it. I have looked around on most of the internet and haven't...
  2. Grogger

    Which Amp? Pioneer gm d8704 or Hertz hcp4?

    Hi there, I just wanted to get some recommendations for a better sound quality 4 channel amp. I am on a budget, so $150-200 max for the amp. I'm upgrading from an alpine kttp445u running my front speakers on 2 channels at ~90watts rms and about 82db s/n ration. I'm adding an Audison Bit One...
  3. C

    FOR SALE 2 Sound Splinter Rl-I8 Subwoofers in ported enclosure

    Howdy all, I'm selling my beloved SoundSplinter RL-I8's in a Custom Ported Enclosure tuned to around 40hz (can't remember exact). I have been using these Subs for well over 10 years. I'm finally selling my car thus getting rid of these bad boys. I'm almost posting to the local Facebook...
  4. J

    Alpine rw12-d4 making weird noise.

    Hi my alpine rw12-d4 started making this noise shortly after I got it last June. If anyone has any idea what this noise is that would be great before I take it back under warranty.
  5. 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...
  6. A

    Subs/Amp blowing fuse

    So I've had this problem for a couple months now, I've got 2x12 inch MTX Terminator subs (I know they're not the greatest) and every few weeks, usually when a song has some hard low frequency bass, the fuse that is connected to the power wire under my hood will blow, causing the subs to stop...
  7. BassJunkie96

    Which American Bass XFL's to get ?

    I'm looking to upgrade the subs i have now (hds2.1 12''s) and I have been eyeing the XFL's for a while now now the dilemma is I cant decide whether to get a pair of the dual 4 ohms and wire them to 1 ohm final or get the dual 2's and try for .5 ohms. I know the BC3500 is .5 stable but is it...
  8. 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...
  9. eric_marciniak

    Why is my car still dropping RPM's when the bass hits?

    So to start things off I have a 2008 Infiniti G35X with the stock head unit with an Alpine MRX-M100 mono amp hooked up using pre-amp the signal going to stock Bose amp, a Singer 200 amp alternator, AGM battery, DC Audio Level 2 wired at 2 ohms and 0 gauge Knukoncepts OFC power and ground. I...
  10. MusicMitch

    Advice on a Infinity Kappa build.

    Howdy everyone! I decided to invest in some decent sound in my 2016 Corolla. Right now, I have the stock head unit, some who knows what Kenwoods in the front and some god only knows Pioneers in the back. I have that 12" MTX Terminator sealed box package, and it's powered by a Pioneer -...
  11. R

    Small Off Grid Sound System 12V

    I want to upgrade my jbl Partybox 300, which is a battery powered boombox by adding an aditional subwoofer. Would it be possible to hook up a Sub and Amp directly to a car battery? I was thinking of purchasing second hand one, something like the Edge EDB10A-E2, it has a built in amp, which is...
  12. M

    FOR SALE JL Audio 12W7AE BNIB

    I bought this sub brand new to install in my car but the box necessary would not fit inside my trunk. It’s been sitting inside my house on a heated floor since. Will ship at buyers expense. This is the first time I’ve pulled it out of the packaging. Price is firm. This thing was right under...
  13. Cuznfkr

    Dust cap repair

    Ok so I have a JL w0v2-12 that I am using as a home audio sub and it got a puncture in the cone and it has slowly grown over the years and now it is making quite an annoying noise on low notes. This is an older model and I don’t have original purchase receipt so JL warranty is completely out of...
  14. Jwillie

    Port help

    I working on finishing up a subwoofer box for my VW. I'm keeping my spare tire under the box so I'm getting a little creative with the design. I'm have the subwoofer depth figured out ( 6.75" ) the total cubic feet figured out ( 2.06 cubic feet ) I'm posting some picture of the build so far...
  15. K

    Noobie to the Audio scene, need advice

    Hey guys this is my first post to caraudio.com. I need advice on all the items i need. I was given a Kenwood KFC-WS12 from a friend. I have a 2002 GMC Sonoma 4.3L I have a very basic knowledge of audio systems, but i do have experience in computer and mechanical systems, also understand...
  16. Blake Vandercar

    Subwoofer dilemma - 12" sundown doesn't go high enough, 10" kickers don't go low enough, what next?

    I had a 12" Sundown SA-12 . Now have 2 Kicker CompRs. Both times, in sealed boxes. Of course, all forums say that Sundowns are always better than Kickers. However, I now like the 10" kickers much better due to having a much wider frequency range (30-500 Hz) whereas the Sundown really failed...
  17. B

    COMPLETED Looking for RF hx2 D4, Punch power 501bd

    Putting together an old skool system for my summer toy. Currently have 2 OG rf amps, looking for a punch power 501bd and hx2 10" { d2 or d4 doesn't matter to complete it}. I would be interested in a few different amps though. 551s,500a2,p600.1bd, if its fairly old school 2 channel or mono and...
  18. J

    Subwoofer Compatibility Check

    I have a 13 plate Corsa VXR and want to install a subwoofer into it. I'm pretty clueless when it comes to audio so I'm a bit stuck. My stereo is a AVH-Z9100DAB. Does this have an amplifier built into it that'll run a subwoofer? If not, how do I go about getting the correct amplifier for this...
  19. P

    $300-$500 setup

    Looking to upgrade my subwoofer setup, I would prefer for it to stay under $300 for just subs and box or $500 for subs, amp, box. 2 12’s or 15’s would be best with at least 1200rms total. Drop any advice, setups, or questions May consider building the box, but limited on time with work and school.
  20. Blake Vandercar

    How to wire 2 2-ohm dual-coil subwoofers to create a 2-ohm load?

    So I can either wire each sub’s coils in parallel to create 1 ohm each, then wire the subs in series to create a total of 2 ohm load. OR I can wire each sub’s coils in series to create 4 ohms each, then wire the subs in parallel to create a total of 2 ohm load. Does it matter which way I go with?
  21. B

    FS: Pair of SSA ZCON 15" BNIB

    View Listing FS: Pair of SSA ZCON 15" BNIB BNIB SSA ZCON 15". Bought these for a new build which I never got around to. Now I'm getting rid of everything. Dual 1 ohm.   12" ZCON D1/D2 15" ZCON D1/D2 18" ZCON D1/D2 Fs...
  22. Dylan Woods

    PLEASE HELP

    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...
  23. A

    I need to know if I need a high output alternator

    Hello car audiophiles, this is my first ever forum thread anywhere. I'm just wandering if I need to upgrade my alternator to a "high output", and if so, what amperage would I need. My setup currently is a 02 Buick LeSabre, with a 800cca battery from advance Auto, with a PSI platform 3 12 inch...
  24. denim

    Slow-mo close up of the SSA Demon

  25. E

    RCA from headunit to amp?

    Hey guys, I need some help regarding to the RCA outputs for my headunit, it’s a Sony WX-GT90B. It’s got an inbuilt amp but I’m using a 2 channel pioneer amp for my sub. However, my headunit is confusing me quite a bit, it’s got 6 RCA Outputs, the one I’m looking at plugging into is labeled...
  26. denim

    SSA Zcon is back, and better than before

    We were finally able to get the deadly SSA Zcon back to market. Modest tweaks make it even more stout than before, not to mention the addition of upgrade options such as reinforced Triple Joint, additional spider, and direct leads.  I missed that flag so much.  :   Check it out...
  27. E

    Newbie needing sub tips/advice

    Hey guys, I'm new here and I've just recently started getting into audio systems and it's dawned on me that my stock system is garbage. Now I'm not an audiophile by any means (I use the built in presets in my headunit instead of making my own EQ band if that gives you any idea on how I am with...
  28. S

    Cone area with high roll surrounds..

    I recently purchased 2 zvx-15s and it occurred to me that most SPL subs have a large, high excursion, surround that is 2-3" wide. Thus subtracting from the useable cone area. Many moons ago when it was Rockford Fosgate, alpine, JL, and so on.... the surrounds were 1/2" wide, 1" at the most when...
  29. B

    2002 Pontiac Grand Prix with Bose Sound System

    I recently installed a 12" subwoofer and amp. The problem I was told, is that my factory amp isn't allowing my subwoofer and amp to turn on. I was told that I need an adapter to shut off the factory amp and use my amp and sub instead. Can someone link me the adapter or tell me where I can get...
  30. B

    Subwoofer randomly fluctuates up in volume.

    Hey, all I recently just installed an Alpine type S 12" sub in my 2013 Ford Police Interceptor. While I'm driving, the sub randomly spikes up in volume, and then does back down again. There's no coherent pattern that would link it to acceleration or braking. Some context: Ive got a Clarion...
  31. D

    Help needed: Subwoofer settings cause crackle

    Hi guys, so i've had this pioneer unit in my SUV for a while now (years). The other day it started producing a crackling noise in all the speakers (doors, dash, sub). When i go into the settings and turn off the subwoofer the problem goes away and everything sounds perfect.  I disconnected the...
  32. 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...
  33. S

    Sundown E-15 or American Bass TNT1544

    I'm looking to put two (somewhat cheap) 15's in my Taurus. I mostly have experience with Rockford Fosgate, Cerwin Vega, CT Sounds, and Skar. I've never had any experience with Sundown or American Bass, but I know they are good quality. Nothing is set in stone, so if the American Bass is a better...
  34. 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...
  35. I

    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
  36. M

    [SOLVED] Can I Install My Line Out Converter This Way?

    I installed two 12 inch subs with an amp and a line output converter in my Honda Accord 2009, and I wired it to the harness on the head unit but the amp never turned on. I took it to a car audio store and had them look at it, and they said that it can't be wired to the radio because it isn't...
  37. denim

    BLOW OUT sale on US Acoustics CW12D2 $100 off @ SSA

    We are doing a blowout sale at SSA for the very nice US Acoustics CW12D2 $100 off 4" coil and 30mm of Xmax  https://store.soundsolutionsaudio.com/products/us-acoustics-cw12d2.html
  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. A

    Enclosure Specs

    NEED HELP PLEASE.  I own a 2015 Dodge 2500 SLT 4 door . I'm wanting to build my own enclosure for two 10" subs under rear seat. If anyone can help with specs it would greatly be appreciated  P.S.  Sorry if this has been a topic already