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Old 12-07-2004, 06:05 PM
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Guys need help with starting a system in a 98 sebring convertible. Its been 5 years since my last system and things have changed. Researching new equipment is frustrating, and I need a push in the right direction. I have considered staying with the infinity brand but dont know much about the product. To narrow things down I am looking at a simple 2 amp system with components up front 6x9 for fill, and 8" subs in the back, (need space for golf clubs).
Your Canadian input would be much appreciated, thanks,
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Do you need a spare tire?
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Listen to the speakers first, consider something like MB Quart for the pure titanium tweeters. In a convertable you lose top end the second the words "put the top down are mentioned". All speakers sound different and all people hear different and most of us all drive different cars. Add an amp on the front speakers if you can, you will need it. For a sub system a ported enclosure with a single 10" in this car works just great. I have had good results with a Lightning Strike 10" in a sealed box in this car and far better results when we upgraded the customer to a MB Quart ref 10" in a 1.25 cu.ft. ported enclosure. Normally I don't use the Quart subs but this is the one sub in the last 6 years that has surprised me the most. The box and sub should fit underneath the area where the top folds into and leave enough room for golf clubs. It did in the vehicle that we worked on and guess where he worked, at the golf course as a pro.
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Old 12-07-2004, 06:22 PM
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Sebring is a daily driver, so the spare needs to stay. there is some extra space for an amp rack inside the well. thanks rdub, also I think the single ten inch would be too easy, need a challenge. I have listened to the Quarts and would consider them, thanks mr2nr.
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If you're looking for a nice sounding sub that excels in a small area take a look at the 11kv2 by elemental designs.
I have the 13kv2 in a 1.5cf ported enclosure and it both sounds excellent and gets pretty loud when I demand it. The price is hard to beat too. IMO if you want something from infinity that will compete with it you need to go high end infinity.

Also take a look at CDT or Elemental Designs again for components. If you want a good titanium tweeter though CDT and MB Quart are the way to go (Many find the MB Quarts a little on the sharp side though).

Hope this helps a bit.
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look into jbl's power series line, full edge driven pure titanium domes, great power handling and they sound sweeeet. I may be a little biased , but to me this set up I have now is the best I've ever had in the last 20 years and also the simplest. I have the p650c(6.5 components) up front, p953(6x9s) in the back,and 2 p1220dii(12"subs) running off of fosgate punch 8004 and punch 6001bd amps and all signals from an Alpine cda 9827. No other electronics to add noise or distortion. very simple, very powerful and very clean.
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I also have to reccommend both CDT and elemental designs, they both produce very nice equip, and for the right price. I just got my 13kv.2 put in sounds GREAT(full Rockford Vs elemental review comming soon), They are coming out with 8" soon. Or if you dont want to wait get some ID8v.3 --> image dynamics, i heard the 10's and they are pretty nice, good luck.
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Old 12-08-2004, 07:37 PM
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Thanks for your input, and i will investigate your suggestions. However, I am still thinking the infinity upgrade. What would you think of this type of set-up:
alpine head unit,
kappa perfect6.1 ( stock locations with fibreglass door pods )
kappa 693.51 ( rear fill )
4 x audiobahn awq800 in sealed boxes firing through the seat
powered by ref610a and ref7540 amplifiers.

Any thoughts?

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IMO, for the money, there are better subs out there than audiobahn.
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If you want mad bass without giving up much space I'd do 2 12 or a 15" either infinite baffle or in a AP setup...
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