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Forum: General SQ
12-06-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,862
Posted By TragicMagic

^^^ LMFAO!!! All kidding aside, the simple...

^^^ LMFAO!!!

All kidding aside, the simple answer is that if the speakers and head-unit are installed correctly, then yes, it should be an improvement over the stock stereo system - and it...
12-06-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,554
Posted By TragicMagic

I've never had a system that drew enough current...

I've never had a system that drew enough current to require an upgrade of an alternator.
However, here's a very reputable brand/site that may have what you're looking for...
Knukonceptz...
12-06-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By TragicMagic

Sonic has suggested that you replace the breaker...

Sonic has suggested that you replace the breaker with an in-line fuse.

Amp Installation Kits, HDMI Cables (http://www.knukonceptz.com) <<< Go to this site and check out their fuses and holders....
12-06-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By TragicMagic

I agree, Sonic. I guess I'm asking for a given...

I agree, Sonic. I guess I'm asking for a given length and gauge of wire that is good for a hypothetical 120A draw, but the amplifier only needs to pull 80A to operate - would it be any wiser to fuse...
12-05-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By TragicMagic

Athanatos, would you mind explaining the steps of...

Athanatos, would you mind explaining the steps of your suggestion. How does one "ohm out" the power wire? I've never had to do any troubleshooting like this...
Checking with a DMM, I assume? He's...
12-05-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By TragicMagic

I WISH I was certified. I've never looked into...

I WISH I was certified. I've never looked into where to get the Certification or how much time would have to be invested to attain it. I definitely have a love for the industry - I think my time...
12-05-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By TragicMagic

Dfoulkrod, the more information you give us, the...

Dfoulkrod, the more information you give us, the better we'll be able to help you.
As always, pictures are worth a thousand words.

I still want to see a picture of how the wiring has been...
12-05-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By TragicMagic

I don't know what amps usually do when they are...

I don't know what amps usually do when they are connected in a way that the resistance is lower than they're capable of handling. I would assume that it'd either go into protect mode, or blow the...
12-05-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By TragicMagic

If you have a Digital Multi-meter, use that to...

If you have a Digital Multi-meter, use that to determine the resistance of each subwoofer.
12-05-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By TragicMagic

The amp has a pair of speaker terminals, denoted...

The amp has a pair of speaker terminals, denoted by the usual "A" and "B". These terminals are connected in parallel internally on the amp. You've stated you are using "both channels" and that the...
11-29-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By TragicMagic

This particular sub has a 400W RMS power handling...

This particular sub has a 400W RMS power handling rating. And you have a pair of them, so ideally you'd want 800 to 900W available for the subs.
The 4ohm Dual Voice Coil configuration means that...
11-29-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By TragicMagic

Yeah, you're going to have to bring it to a...

Yeah, you're going to have to bring it to a professional. Something very wrong is happening. And if you keep dropping fuses in, you're asking for more damage then just the fuse...
Bring it to...
11-29-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,026
Posted By TragicMagic

When your Alpine sub was connected to his amp,...

When your Alpine sub was connected to his amp, you say that the gain had to be "set pretty high" to "get some bass". Without knowing exactly what his amp was set at, it seems strange that the gain...
11-28-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,026
Posted By TragicMagic

Firstly, I feel for you man... Nothing worse...

Firstly, I feel for you man... Nothing worse than having you gear installed, only to have it not work as intended.

I am running an 8" Cadence sub in a sealed box, running at 300W @ 4 ohm, off a...
11-28-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By TragicMagic

Is there a chance that when the subs were rewired...

Is there a chance that when the subs were rewired that the load dropped below 1 ohm?
We can help you better if you give us the model of your amp and subs, like Sonic stated...
11-16-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By TragicMagic

Components are generally more expensive than...

Components are generally more expensive than their co-axial equivalent. If he can buy a upper-level coaxial it may end up being better than an entry level component for the same price. Right now,...
11-15-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,576
Posted By TragicMagic

If you're happy with those subs, then I'd suggest...

If you're happy with those subs, then I'd suggest the Kenwood KAC-8105D amplifier.
It'll do 500W into a 2ohm load. I am currently running this Kenwood amp, at 4ohm for 300W, to power a Cadence 8"...
11-15-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By TragicMagic

That's what I figured. Components are likely the...

That's what I figured. Components are likely the easiest way to go - he'll just have to decide if he wants to spend more money...
Dukk, I essentially did the same thing with my wife's car when I...
11-11-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By TragicMagic

Is this possible? OEM tweeter question.

Hey Guys,

I helped Sal.n (a very new forum user, and very new to car audio) install a Kenwood deck a couple weeks ago into his '02 Civic 2-dr coupe. Because of some poor timing, and not having...
Forum: General SPL
10-31-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,783
Posted By TragicMagic

I think that this is a great way of explaining...

I think that this is a great way of explaining what the purpose of a Line-Driver is.
So for SQ builds, do guys generally try and find amps that have higher input voltage ranges, so they can feed...
Forum: General SPL
10-31-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,783
Posted By TragicMagic

I'm not familiar with this type of equipment. ...

I'm not familiar with this type of equipment. I'm wondering in what instances this type of product would be recommended if you're already running a source unit with a high pre-out voltage?
Forum: General SPL
10-31-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,783
Posted By TragicMagic

Hey Jeff, I did a quick Googling, as I wasn't...

Hey Jeff,
I did a quick Googling, as I wasn't exactly sure what a line-driver was. I found this, which may be of some use to you. I have put the important parts in bold.
Also, I did a search on...
10-30-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,249
Posted By TragicMagic

I was 'green' too when I joined the forum in '08....

I was 'green' too when I joined the forum in '08. So its nice to be able to return the favor, so to speak.

Any thoughts on that amp/speaker combo. I suggested that they aren't really a good fit....
10-28-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,249
Posted By TragicMagic

Hey Dukk, I've been working with Sal since he...

Hey Dukk,
I've been working with Sal since he posted this thread, through PMs and email. I'm going to give him a hand installing the Kenwood deck he bought. We found a Soundstream Tarantula amp...
10-26-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By TragicMagic

To start, I'd set your Gain setting to minimum,...

To start, I'd set your Gain setting to minimum, and your High-Pass Filter to 120Hz or so. Turn off any "Bass Boost" settings, or "Loudness" levels on the head-unit - or any extra processing features...
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