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Old 06-27-2009, 09:51 PM
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Hi,

I'm building up a little something to have a better sound in my little Accent. Here's what I checked for:

HU:Kenwood KDC-MP642U (already have)
Front: Jl TR650-CXi (already have, didn't want to mess with the "where do I put the crossovers and Tweeter)
Rear: Jl TR570-CXi (don't have now, same thing for crossover and tweeter)

I checked for an amp for the speakers and came across a Jl G4500. Is that a good match? There is something I don't understand about the 12.5 and 14.4 volt: do you choose which voltage you use?

And later, I may be upgrade with a little sub. I wanted something very small as there is not so much space in my little hatchback. I tought about a Jl 8w1v2 (packed in 10.5x10.5x10, I think that's small enough and big enough) with a Jl G1300 amp. Is that a good match or no?

Thanks in advance for helping me
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:39 PM
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You'd probably feel you've put your money to better use if you do not get the rear speakers, and opt for the subwoofer instead. You'll notice that upgrade a lot more...

Also, that G4500 will allow you to bridge the 3rd and 4th channels to make a mono channel for that subwoofer. Bridged, at 4 ohms, the amp will provide 250W of power. That's only 50W less than the G1300.

Buy one amp, the 4500. Use it to power your fronts, and your subwoofer. Install will be less since you only have one amp to worry about.

I'd also suggest, since you wouldn't be spending money on a 2nd amp, that you go up a level (or two) in the product line for your front speakers. Either the C2-650x, or the C5-650x. Not spending the money on the G1300 could probably allow you to get the C5's.

Its entirely up to you, of course. My fiancee has a 2008 Accent. We put in a Kenwood deck, MB Quart Premiums in the front, a 10" Alpine TypeR in the trunk, and a 3 channel amp to power it all. The rear speakers were left stock, and are only powered by the head-unit.
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I have some great ideas for you and a deal at the same time if that interests you. Hit me up by PM or msn if you like.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:39 AM
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You'd probably feel you've put your money to better use if you do not get the rear speakers, and opt for the subwoofer instead. You'll notice that upgrade a lot more...

Also, that G4500 will allow you to bridge the 3rd and 4th channels to make a mono channel for that subwoofer. Bridged, at 4 ohms, the amp will provide 250W of power. That's only 50W less than the G1300.

Buy one amp, the 4500. Use it to power your fronts, and your subwoofer. Install will be less since you only have one amp to worry about.

I'd also suggest, since you wouldn't be spending money on a 2nd amp, that you go up a level (or two) in the product line for your front speakers. Either the C2-650x, or the C5-650x. Not spending the money on the G1300 could probably allow you to get the C5's.

Its entirely up to you, of course. My fiancee has a 2008 Accent. We put in a Kenwood deck, MB Quart Premiums in the front, a 10" Alpine TypeR in the trunk, and a 3 channel amp to power it all. The rear speakers were left stock, and are only powered by the head-unit.
Yeah, what he said....

I bet that Accent sounds very nice....one of the rules in car audio for married (or soon-to be...... ) guys is to maintain a system in the vehicle she drives that sounds almost as good as yours.....

You may have to sneak the first one in, since there will be resistance at first, but once she has cruised around listening to her favourite tunes on a better than average system she'll be hooked and the resistance will fade away nicely.....

One thing I would suggest is removing the rear speakers for your first listening tests......it will allow more bass into the cabin and you probably won't hear much out of them anyways.......

If you are making this kind of investment in your tunes, especially if you are planning on keeping it for a while, please deaden the doors properly first....fronts for sure, rears as well if you can do it. The difference it makes is worth the $ and time to do it, either yourself, with a buddy or getting someone else to do it for you.....

HTH
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:10 PM
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Ok thanks all for your tips! I think I'll do that, Good Front, Stock Rear and a little sub.

For leveling up the TR650, I just bought them. Well I'll may be sell as soon as they arrive to my door.

For the RMS power, is the G4500 good for the speakers and sub? Because the TR are 50W rms and C5 are 75W rms. And what about the 12.5/14.4Volt thing?

I don't listen to my music very loud. I don't like to be at a red light and bother every drivers around me.
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You'll do fine with how everyone suggested. The 12.5 vs 14.4 volt thing just dictates how much power your amp produces. It will play a little more into 14.4 then 12.5. You won't notice the difference.
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