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We are doing a blowout sale at SSA for the very nice US Acoustics CW12D2 $100 off
4" coil and 30mm of Xmax
Hello, I am new to car audio. I tried to read up and watch as many videos as I could to make the process smooth but now I'm stuck.
I have all brand new equipment. I wired everything up and got it all into place and when I turn on my music, the subs work but are extremely quiet. If I am sitting in the car I cannot even tell that they are on. When I look at them they are not moving visibly. The only reason I know they are moving is because I can feel them. This is what I have:
- 2 Power Acoustik MOFO-122X Dual 2-Ohm Voice Coil (1,350 RMS Each)
- 1 Rockville dB15 6000 Watt/3000w RMS Mono Class D 2 Ohm Amplifier Car Audio Amp
- 1 Metra - Two Channel Line Output Converter
- 1 ASC Dual 12" Subwoofer Universal Slot Vented Port Sub Box Speaker Enclosure
My car is a 2013 Kia Optima with the Infinity sound system upgrade. From my understanding, the car uses SPDIF from the head unit to the factory amp. This means I had to tap into the speaker wires coming out of the factory amp.
I wired the speakers to keep them 2-Ohms. I'll include a diagram of how I wired them.
The only knobs I have messed with are the remote volume on the new amp, the knobs on the LOC, and I very slightly turned up the gain knob on the new amp but was too scared to turn it up any farther because I didn't want to damage anything (I ended up turning it back down right after).
Any suggestions? Your help is greatly appreciated.
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.
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.