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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:34 pm    Post subject:  2 or 4 channel amp Reply with quote

I want new speakers, and looking into component sets. Im unsure, with my current set up, if i should even bother getting new rear speakers and amping them. My current set up is:

2 12' Kicker L5 + Kicker zx1000.1 amp + JVC xg700 headunit

Should i just get front components and amp them, and not even worry about the rear speakers? Or should i get all new speakers and get a 4 chan amp and run them all?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

What are you running in the rear?

Doesn't matter what the answer is, but if you get a decent set of components and you have a good sub, you can probably get away without running upgraded rear speakers. At the moment, I'm without rear speakers in the Monte Carlo because the rear channels of my amp blew out and I don't have money for a new one right now. It's passable, but I don't have components...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:54 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

im running stock speakers everywhere as of now. I was thinking just keeping them stock or just get very cheap 6x9s and a nice set up front in the doors.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:41 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Dont worry about rear speakers, deaden the front doors, get a decent comp set and bridge a 4ch amp to them.

I had great luck with these, excellent mid-bass and a good tweet that can be tamed with some eq.

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-.....amp;sr=8-5

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:26 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I just ordered the recommended speakers. What amp would you suggest?

Crutchfield says these speakers dont fit.. Any modifications to make them fit?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Be sure to deaden the doors too, this involves removing the door panel, deadening the inside of the door, then covering as many large openings in the door as you can with sheet metal, then deadening over that. It took me about a day to do both my front doors, but the result was much stronger mid-bass and less rattling. I was using the Pioneer speakers at the time with about 150w RMS per door, and yes they do fit.

As far as amps any I would stick with a good brand around 50-75w per channel is all you need. After all bridging it would give you about 150 per door.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

you think with my current setup plus the addition of this amp i should invest in a high output alt?

will be grabbing this one i think:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kicker.....20bedf0253

for some reason i just like kicker.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:41 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You will have about 1300w total RMS power, needing a HO alt will depend on your listening habits. If you are one to constantly blast at full volume, you may get dimming and require a HO alt. I would just install the new amp it and see, if you get a ton of dimming, then an alt will be a good idea, but IMO, you should be fine with just doing the big 3.

I was actually point you to that same Kicker amp, but you can probably find it cheaper somewhere else..

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

im looking into getting that kicker amp, but i know (i think) i need a distribution block. This being said, using the 0ga wire that is already connected to my current amp, could i just disconnect the wire from the amp and put it into the distribution block? Then from the block add more 0ga wire to connect to the amp?

here is the thread to my setup for pictures of the wiring if it helps any.

http://www.naioa.com/v2/module.....mp;t=37927

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:08 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yes you would need a distribution block, actually two, one for power, the other for ground wire. You really only need 4awg between the amp and distribution block though...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:07 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Awesome. Thanks for all the help. I'm sure i will come up with more questions as i purchase things... Thanks a lot!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:21 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

since i am bridging the amp, do they make a 4 to 2 RCA interconnect cable? or do i have to use splitters to achieve this?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Some 4ch amps will accept a 2ch rca if the amp has a setting for it. Otherwise, you have to get a set of y-adapters.

My HRU.4 for instance has the option to run bridged with only using a 2ch rca, but it has a switch to be set like that.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I don't believe the kicker amp I ordered has the switch for that option. I will find out though once it gets here. Thanks for the reply.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yet another question. For the remote turn on lead to the second amp, should i wire a relay to be able to turn on both, or can i splice into the already existing remote turn on lead?

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