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My New Setup...am I doing it right?

Old 08-12-2006, 07:40 PM
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My New Setup...am I doing it right?

Hey, I really like SQ, and dont care so much about SPL, My car is a Mazda 3 and here is my current setup:

Stock Headunit >> JL e6450 Amplifier (6ch - 450W total) >>

JL XR650 Components
JL TR600 Coaxials
JL w1v2 10” Subwoofer / JL Sealed Box


New Setup
Alpine IVA-W200 Head Unit >> Alpine PXA-H701 Processor

>>> JL 500/1 Amp >> JL w1v2 10” Subwoofer / JL Sealed Box (A bit Overkill?)
>> 1 Farad Cap
>>> JL 300/4 Amp >> JL XR650 Components / JL TR600 Coaxials

With - Innovatek 2x 8" LCD Headrests

I dont know very much about car audio, im very new here, so what do you guys think about my setup? Should I head in a different direction for better SQ, is there something lacking in my system?

Reason for the small sub is that it isnt very deep at all and has a small footprint, I have a Sedan and trunk space is very important... so Im not sure what I am going to do about that!

Thanks for any advice

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Old 08-12-2006, 11:36 PM
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Nothing wrong with the equipment list, if it's installed well it should sound great....

If it sounds to you like it's lacking in bass, putting that driver in a ported box will make a substantial difference in the bottom end.

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Old 08-12-2006, 11:44 PM
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If you are happy with what you hear, does it matter what we think?

If you are going to compete in SQ comps then yeah, go to a competition and listen to some of the setups there, gain some knowledge, and find out if you are lacking somewhere in your system, besides it's a good time!

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Old 08-13-2006, 12:18 AM
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that jl 500/1 is a bit much on a w1v2 10" , that subs rated at 150 watts , but if your gonna use that sub and you want jl amps I would go with the jl 250/1 , it's plenty more power than you need for that sub and alot less $ .
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Old 08-13-2006, 12:42 AM
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Consider the new Eclipse XA series of amps as well. Full range class D ICEpower amps, XA4000 is 125w rms x 4 (4ohm)and the XA1000 is 480w rms x 1 (2ohm). Having sold both amps, I prefer the Eclipse by far. They will run longer and cooler than the smaller JL amps. If this power is a bit much, the 5 channel XA5000 is a perfect balance of power between front / rear and subwoofer. It is hands down the choice I make for a customer who is interested in getting respectable volume levels with good speakers to ensure a highly predicatable outcome. It has never let me down once, in any incarnation of the 5 channel amps that Eclipse has made.

I would probably redesign the box as well, get a ported design to maximize the abilities of the amp and the sub.
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Old 08-13-2006, 12:57 AM
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a single 10 will have a good clean sound but with that amp i would reccomend getting 2 10's... i know it seems of more of an spl idea but 2 10's will not need to be turnned up as loud... letting th alternator get a rest and keeping your ampfrom hitting distorting levels
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