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Help with choosing equip on my first install-- subwoofers- FI Q 12" 2 of them

Old 05-28-2011, 01:55 PM
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Help with choosing equip on my first install-- subwoofers- FI Q 12" 2 of them

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So this is going to be my first install and i have decided on the subs I want.. 2 FI Q 12" wich are rated at 1000 rms a piece but can go up to 1500 rms a piece with a addon wich I am getting. First of all Should I get the Dual 1 version or the Dual 2?

second of all : What amp is good for this install? Right now Im thinking of a saz-2500d or AQ 2200D...any other recomendations? Which one shall I choose? I want to send around 1200 - 1500 TRUE rms to each sub so the amp will need to be tested and rated at around 2500 TRUE RMS muahah


third : I need a high output alternator for my car: where do i buy this? Do i also need a second batter?

4th: How do i do the big 3? what is the big 3?

5: what kind of box? ported or sealed? I want to to sound crisp and clear yet powerfull bass


thanks guys

im sure ill have more questions later lol
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:25 PM
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Your sub and amp choice are totally dependent on each other. If an amp is stable to 1ohm, putting a 2ohm load on it will decrease output. Putting a 1ohm load on a 2ohm amp could make smoke, or at least a protection light.

If amps are CEA rated, u can trust that they put out the power that they claim.

Def go with a second battery. Same type and size as main battery. Depending on the vehicle, HO Alta can be easy to come by. It's easier(and cheaper) to find the guts for GM alts, so retrofitting one of those may be an option.

Search big 3 upgrade on this site. There's a sticky with pics. Definitely a needed addition.

Box design and construction have a huge effect on output. Are u designing for more SPL or SQ? Manufacturers will have suggested volumes/types and a company like Fi may also help in suggested design.

Good luck.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:31 PM
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I suggest going to a shop in van/coquitlam called soundsgood auto , they will hook u up with what you need , deffinitly go with a ported box they have over 40 years experiance in car audio very good guys
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:34 PM
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there also doing a show this sunday at the shop in coquitlam june 12 starts at 10am u should come out and see what they , and the rest of bc has to offer
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:35 PM
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Sounds like it's usually a good show.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:36 PM
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the person who made this thread is from van city
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:26 PM
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I edited it out.
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