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Old 09-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Good subs?

I'm going to be be putting two 10 inch subs in my car soon. What all do I need? The subs with boxes, and an amp is that all? I'm going to have it professionally installed. Can anyone point me to good subs and a good amp? Thanks!
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Wiring.
Unless the place your taking it to provides it, and it's not a difficult DIY hardest part is hiding the wires which isn't hard.
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So you'll need a amp that has a RMS output that is enough to power your speakers. Make sure you match or go over what your speakers need. You can always turn the amp down but if you under power your subs they won't sound as good and run the risk of blowing. Next you'll need a box for your speakers that matches the sealed or ported cubic feet of air the speakers call for for best performance boxes can be built and tuned for a specific set up but that depends on what your going for. Then you will need a amp kit (power wire, ground wire, fuse holder, remote turn on wire, speaker wire, RCAs) that is capable of supplying your amp with the juice it needs. All wire kits are not equal, make sure if you buy a 4 gauge kit your getting 4 gauge wire and not a 4 gauge sheath with 10 gauge wire in it. Then if you don't have a aftermarket radio you will need a line output converter. For a budget entry level expect to spend $500-700.

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1. Amp
2. Subs
3. Box
4. Hook up kit
5. LOC (if it's a factory deck)
6. Labor

If you don't want to mess with finding a box for your subs the sell loaded enclosures so a box and a sub combo. Another option is to head in to a shop or two (shop around) and listen to different speakers and get quotes for the labor.
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Midnightblue, have you done it before?

Tec, thanks for the detailed reply! I have installed An aftermarket head unit so that's one less thing! Where should I begin the search for the items on this list?
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Best buy has good audio and install with a lifetime warranty too for like $100. And yes three times
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What's the difference between ported and sealed? Which is better? And would it be better to get two 10 separate boxes or in the same box?
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What's the difference between ported and sealed? Which is better? And would it be better to get two 10 separate boxes or in the same box?
Crutchfield.com will answer most if not all of your questions
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I'd go same box. One style isn't better than the other. Sealed is nice for tight punchy base like in rock and ported is louder and rumbler for that hip hop style. So it depends on what your looking for. I'd go for something in the 500w rms range it's gonna be plenty o base. Kicker is a nice brand to look into for cheeper equipment that will stand up to abuse and sound good for the price. You could get a loaded enclosure from them and a amp as well that will be very nicely paired for the set up. Sonicelectronixs has some great YouTube videos explaining some of the differences and showing the differences between loaded enclosures and prefabed boxes. But seriously give your local shop a call or swing in and talk with them. The guys in the bay at best buy can even help. Explain what your looking to get out of your system how much your looking to spend and take a listen to the display set ups. What I like to hear may be completely different than what makes your ears happy. I currently have a 1000w kicker powering a old MTX square sub in a prefabed box. It's loud and rumbly but it's a place holder till I can get my L7.
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I've been into car toys and best buy already asking around! Looked around a bit and fond these. This combo should work correct? And should I get the single amp wiring kit in the photo or peice it together separately?
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Most amp install kits come with the rca cable already so unless you need two, you dont need the second one
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Subway ......
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they only have 6s and 12s
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I've been into car toys and best buy already asking around! Looked around a bit and fond these. This combo should work correct? And should I get the single amp wiring kit in the photo or peice it together separately?
Yeah that would work very well. We just did that exact set up in a customers car on Wednesday it sounded good! But as it said that hook up kit is going to come with a second set of RCAs for a 4 channel amp and you only need 1 set of RCAs for a sub amp.
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Yeah that would work very well. We just did that exact set up in a customers car on Wednesday it sounded good! But as it said that hook up kit is going to come with a second set of RCAs for a 4 channel amp and you only need 1 set of RCAs for a sub amp.
So I should get the kit or no?
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You can, but a two channel amp kit might be a few bucks cheeper
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yeah why are you getting a four channel amp kit?
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yeah why are you getting a four channel amp kit?
This is why I'm asking questions
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just get a 2 channel kit

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replace the kit on your watch list with this one if you actually get the kit instead of parting out

Kicker CK4 Complete 4-gauge amplifier wiring kit includes 2-channel patch cable and speaker wire at Crutchfield.com
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This look correct?
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yes, that would be the easiest course of action also do you already have an aftermarket radio deck?
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Yes. And I did the install myself so I'm thinking I should be able to do this! Watched some videos and I think I got it down
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Yes. And I did the install myself so I'm thinking I should be able to do this! Watched some videos and I think I got it down
its really no hard, first thing I do is hide all the wires so it don't look jank!
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its really no hard, first thing I do is hide all the wires so it don't look jank!
Yeah for sure! I think I can get it done and looking nice!
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Yeah it may. Be a while though! Probably going to do the exhaust first
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hell yeah, I bought a kicker L3 12 & just threw it in the trunk basically. I wanna sell it and get one of the boxes that tucks away in the side
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Yeah I looked into those! Too expensive for a first sub install in my opinion! Haha
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yeah it was only like 180ish
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Just the box?
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kicker L3 w/kicker box
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Wow that's really good where you getting it from?
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ebay, ebay is cheap
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Sometimes cheap comes back to bite you in the butt though
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I only buy new and from reputable stores that ive normally bought before haha Im a regular on ebay and I know how to get mine if they screw me. that's why I only use paypal!
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