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Old 01-22-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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Seeking advice on upgrading sound system

Recently my wrangler was broken into in a string of car burglaries. They broke my head unit trying to get it out and managed to pry my Infinity Basslink out of the back. I had been thinking about upgrading so I guess now is the time to do it. I've been searching through countless amounts of sub advertisements and threads and still can't make up my mind. I think I'm pretty set on the following head unit:

Kenwood KDC-BT652U CD receiver at Crutchfield.com

I like the 3 sets of pre-outs and the bluetooth functions. The sub decision is where I'm having trouble. The Basslink was great while I had it but I'd like something a lot louder and a little clearer so I'm going with a separate sub and amp setup. Any suggestions on types of subs and boxes for very loud and clear bass? I'm looking at about $600 for the setup and am open to single and dual setups in both the 10" and 12" variety, but I do plan on keeping my back seat.

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Old 01-22-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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After it was broken into once are you sure you want to invite a second time with some higher grade equipment.

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Old 01-22-2013, 04:35 PM   #3
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Yes sorry I should have clarified there. I'll be leaving the area I'm in in a couple of months so it won't be a big concern anymore. I'm also ordering a security system with a proximity alarm and setting some money aside to get the windows tinted, making it harder to see in the jeep.

On topic though, how are Kenwood's audio products nowadays?
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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this is a good combo to put together. SSA makes great subs, these things will take a beating and run great in both ported or sealed enclosures, large or small. this amp is a good fit, it can handle a little more than what the sub could take, and the sub can run at 800 after some break in time. and you still have money for a wire kit.

http://store.soundsolutionsaudio.com...subwoofer.html

http://store.soundsolutionsaudio.com...amplifier.html
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:32 PM   #5
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Jma the links you posted aren't working. Would I be better off with 2 shallow 12's firing into the back seat or 2 down firing 10's?
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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I have no problem with the links. The sub is a 12" gcon from sound solutions audio. Rated at 750 watt rms. the amp is the skar sk 800.1d. rated at 800 watts. At 1 ohm. The amp is $300 and the sub is $239. The sub would work nice as a dowmfiring sub. Not much to do with a $600 spending limit. Having 2 subs would cost over $600 for something that you can hear with the top down
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:41 PM   #7
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Ok the situation has changed a bit. I have a choice between an Alpine Type R 10" in a ported enclosure and a JL 10w3 in a sealed enclosure, both firing into the back seat. I'll probably go with a JL or Alpine 500 watt amp for either, and I won't be taking the hard top off a lot. What should I go with?

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