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thedaringmove 03-01-2013 10:20 PM

Sub Guys Help!
 
I threw together my last sub/amp combo... that got stolen. Looking to replace it all but do it right this time. saw a Formula mach 5175 2 channel amp on craigslist for 40$ Audio Savings | Formula MACH5175 1000 Watt Peak 350 Watt RMS 2 Channel Car Audio Amplifier Amp

If I were to buy that, make my own box, and run it with 1 12" what sub would be a good choice? I want a sub that very affordable.

Jma20a 03-01-2013 10:40 PM

that amp would work better as a paper weight.

that being said, what are you looking to spend on a sub setup?

spr0k3t 03-01-2013 11:27 PM

Save your money. Either that or purchase it for a decoy set. If you are looking to do things right, don't start off by looking at crap gear.

thedaringmove 03-02-2013 03:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Jma20a (Post 3441440)
that amp would work better as a paper weight.

that being said, what are you looking to spend on a sub setup?

Haha my jeeps not gonna be set up that well fellas. It's for offroading. Not bumpin down the street. I just want a kicker 12 and a decent amp to push it. What amp brands, Watt min, and ohms would you guys recommend?

spr0k3t 03-02-2013 08:22 AM

If you're not looking to go "bumping down the street", keep it under 300W RMS @ 2Ohms. A few brands I would look at: Alpine, Focal, Infinity, JBL, JL, Kenwood, Kicker, MTX, Pioneer, Rockford Fosgate, Sony. That will give you a little bump in the rig without making the neighbours notice. Really, what I would do is find the sub you want (make/model) and then look for an amp to pair it up correctly. If you know you want a Kicker, make sure you are not over amping or under amping. The biggest killer of any speaker is clipping, so if it's not a good match it will kill the sub quicker than you think.

Jma20a 03-02-2013 10:42 AM

sub

amp

thedaringmove 03-06-2013 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by spr0k3t (Post 3442783)
If you're not looking to go "bumping down the street", keep it under 300W RMS @ 2Ohms. A few brands I would look at: Alpine, Focal, Infinity, JBL, JL, Kenwood, Kicker, MTX, Pioneer, Rockford Fosgate, Sony. That will give you a little bump in the rig without making the neighbours notice. Really, what I would do is find the sub you want (make/model) and then look for an amp to pair it up correctly. If you know you want a Kicker, make sure you are not over amping or under amping. The biggest killer of any speaker is clipping, so if it's not a good match it will kill the sub quicker than you think.

Okay I folded. I decided on what I want. It will for sure be thumping down the street...

Kicker 12" 2ohm 400 rms 800 max
JVC mono amp that is 400 watt rms 800 max @ 2 OHM bridged.

That's not overkill is it?

Jma20a 03-07-2013 03:31 PM

not even close to overkill

thedaringmove 03-07-2013 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Jma20a (Post 3472819)
not even close to overkill

What do you run?

Jma20a 03-07-2013 03:44 PM

infinity kappa perfect components front and soundbar powered by a MB quart amp. and a 12" 1500watt rms death penalty from incriminator audio powered by an MB Quart DSC 1500.1D. i made my own box to the specs given to me by the owner of IA, nick, and is 3^ft and ported to 31Hz. and thats just my jeep.

thedaringmove 03-07-2013 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Jma20a (Post 3472876)
infinity kappa perfect components front and soundbar powered by a MB quart amp. and a 12" 1500watt rms death penalty from incriminator audio powered by an MB Quart DSC 1500.1D. i made my own box to the specs given to me by the owner of IA, nick, and is 3^ft and ported to 31Hz. and thats just my jeep.

You must be in the business?
As for tweeters would you put them in the roll bar or on the dash?

thedaringmove 03-07-2013 06:01 PM

Pioneer, Polk, or Boss reliable?

Jma20a 03-07-2013 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by thedaringmove (Post 3473377)

You must be in the business?
As for tweeters would you put them in the roll bar or on the dash?

No, not in the business, just been doing it for a while. I did tweeters in both the dash and soundbar. Its easier to do the soundbar. The dash is a bit tricky with the tweeter mounts that came with my components.

Jma20a 03-07-2013 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by thedaringmove (Post 3473451)
Pioneer, Polk, or Boss reliable?

Kicker, mtx, incriminator audio, sound solutions audio, sundown audio, ra, tc sounds.

thedaringmove 03-07-2013 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Jma20a (Post 3473803)

No, not in the business, just been doing it for a while. I did tweeters in both the dash and soundbar. Its easier to do the soundbar. The dash is a bit tricky with the tweeter mounts that came with my components.

Alright I guess I'll go for the sound bar.

I'm going to stick with kicker. I don't want to pay less and then regret it later. Can't wait till I finish my quick discos to start on the subs

Jma20a 03-08-2013 11:42 AM

Go with the kappa components if you plan on adding a sub. The kappas dont have the greatest low frequency response, i let my sub handle the lows and the kappas for the mids,


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