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Old 01-14-2019, 10:30 AM
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I purchased a 2018 Chevy 1500 4x4 and Im looking to upgrde the stereo. Im planning on keeping the stock, non Bose stereo head unit. IT has the 8.2" screen. I would like to replace all speakers and add a sub. I can upgrade the alternator but I want to keep things clean and loud without additional batteries etc. The first thing Im looking at is the audiocontrol LCQ-1 line out converter. Would anyone have a better recommendation? Thank you very much.
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:43 PM
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If its just a basic 4channel and Monoblock amp I would do LC2i, really easy to setup and great quality
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:57 PM
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Thank you for your help. I have six speakers in my truck. Im debating whether to add another tweeter up front for a total of eight. Would you reccommend 2 4 channel amps, a six channel and leave the extra tweeter out or possibly go with an 8 channel amp? Im also planning to add two subs in the rear with an amp. That will be my system. Im looking for quality sound but at a reasonable price. I have access to equipment that friends have laying around in their garages. Lots of JL stuff. Focal, etc For the most part Im covered on equipment but may need a certain amp or speaker set that they may not have. I thought the ICQ-1 would have a few more bells and whistles which might aid in getting the system tuned and set properly. Again, thanks for the help.
P.S. Are their subs that sound as good as a JLw6 or better for less money? List a few if you dont mind.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Bucketmouth View Post
Thank you for your help. I have six speakers in my truck. Im debating whether to add another tweeter up front for a total of eight. Would you reccommend 2 4 channel amps, a six channel and leave the extra tweeter out or possibly go with an 8 channel amp? Im also planning to add two subs in the rear with an amp. That will be my system. Im looking for quality sound but at a reasonable price. I have access to equipment that friends have laying around in their garages. Lots of JL stuff. Focal, etc For the most part Im covered on equipment but may need a certain amp or speaker set that they may not have. I thought the ICQ-1 would have a few more bells and whistles which might aid in getting the system tuned and set properly. Again, thanks for the help.
P.S. Are their subs that sound as good as a JLw6 or better for less money? List a few if you dont mind.
I would do 2 4 channel amps, give you that extra head room if you want to add a tweeter up front. The LCQ-1 is a better choice with your setup due to the nature of your sound stage setup. As for sub stage I have owned and used a lot of brands but I always to go back to https://ficaraudio.com, USA built subwoofers.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:46 PM
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How about cost vs. quality between the JL w6 and these other speakers? I like the FI speakers but I know nothing about them. Is their a model you suggest? Im also trying to keep the power consumption at around 5-600 watts give or take.
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How about cost vs. quality between the JL w6 and these other speakers? I like the FI speakers but I know nothing about them. Is their a model you suggest? Im also trying to keep the power consumption at around 5-600 watts give or take.
What size is the box you will be using and is this going be in a pickup truck?
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:53 PM
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yes, Im planning on putting it under the rear seat. I think they are called stealth boxes or something. Im planning on building my own but it seems as if theirs usually around 1.0 CuFt. per side. Im planning 1 10" for each.
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With 1 cubic feet for each I would grab an 8" subwoofer, look into SKAR Audio Ma-8 good amount of motor force that sound great, although I would only consider the MA-8's in a ported enclosure. If you are dead set in a W6 then by all means grab them, they are a SQ oriented subwoofer due to the low FS.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:46 AM
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How many watts can a person safely use without considering extra batteries, new alternator etc. Thank you
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:55 AM
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From experience 100amp hour worth of battery for every 1000watts and minimum 1/0 OFC wire, if you go over 2000 watts you will need atleast a 240amp alternator.
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