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which subs wire down to 2 ohms through a mono amp?

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which subs wire down to 2 ohms through a mono amp?
[Question]
Brand New Kicker DS12L54 Dual 12" Ported Box Loaded w/ 2 L5 Subwoofers 08DS12L54

Dual 12" Vented Enclosure with 12" Kicker Solo-Baric L5 Subwoofers

4 Ohm Final Impedance

Peak Power Handling: 1200W/Sub , 2400W/Pair

RMS Power Handling: 600W/Sub , 1200W/Pair

Dense black and gray carpeting

Frequency Response: 20Hz - 100Hz

Embroidered Kicker logo

3/4" MDF Construction

Dimensions: 32-3/8" W x 16" H x 19-9/16" D (Bottom) / 8" D (Top)





or this one

**Dual 12" Vented Sub Enclosure Loaded with 2 Solo-Baric 12" L5 08S12L5 Subwoofers **Carbon-fiber front panel **Solid wood box **Embroidered Kicker logo **Combo vent/terminal cup **Oversized port **Dimensions: 16-3/8"TD x 19-9/16"BD x 32-3/8"W x 16"H **Titanium deposit impregnated cone woofer with rolled outer edge **Santoprene rubber surround **Stamped steel basket **Vented 360° back bracing **Rear foam gasket **Spring loaded terminals **Poly-cotton semi-progressive spider **Heat-dispersing, solid pole piece **Spiralead tinsel leads **High-temperature dual 4 ohms voice coils Frequency response: 20-100 Hz **Sensitivity: 87 dB
Andrew @ 2009-03-31 10:10:40

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way too much stuff to read.........if u wanna do a 2 ohm load on a mono amp u can use any subs that are 4 ohms and u wire em in paralell and its a 2 ohm load.
caraudiosuperstar @ 2009-03-31 10:17:32

Neither. For a 2-ohm load, you need either SVC 4-ohm subs or DVC dual 2-ohm subs. Wire the SVC in parallel; or for DVC you need to wire each sub in series then wire them together in parallel. Those are basically the same subs, just different boxes. Get a pair of 12" L5 dual 2-ohm coils. Then build a box, or have one built.
chris_harper1970 @ 2009-03-31 10:27:33

When you wire something in parallel it cuts the ohms in half. With that being said, it depends on how many of these woofers you want to use and if they are dual voice coil or even quad coil.



1- DVC 4 ohm sub wired parallel will= 2ohm load to amp



2- single voice coil 4 ohm subs wired parallel will= 2 ohm load to amp



Here is a very helpful explanation site.

http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/Shop/Control/fp/SFV/30046/view_page/Subwoofer_Wiring_Ohms_Law
curtis2002dodge @ 2009-03-31 10:31:35

"caraudiosuperstar" got it partly right.

If the subs are 4ohm SVC then yes you can wire them in parallel for a 2ohm load.

But those L5 subs are DVC,so in order to get a 2ohm load on a mono amp you will need the 2ohm version wired in series/parallel like this.

Use option 2

http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp?Q=2&I=22
wishmaster @ 2009-03-31 10:32:02


[Subject]
Tell me if this will sound right in my truck?
[Question]
I have a BOSE 1000watt amp with two 10'' 750watt sony explod subwoofers, i was thinking of swaping them with my other two 10'' pioneer IMPP 500watt subwoofers. Will it sound good with the 2 pioneer subs and the BOSE amp in my 2004 dodge ram. Here is the discription on the pioneer subs



VCCS Voice Coil Cooling System

IMPP (Injection Molded Polypropylene)

500W Max. Music Power

250W Nominal Power Handling

Frequency Response: 18-2,500Hz

Sensetivity: 87dB (1W/1M)

4Ohm

Dual Voice Coil and Free Air Available

Low "Q" Design for Use in a Small Sealed Box (.8ft³ Reccomended)
Sergio H @ 2009-03-31 11:29:50

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it should drown out all the laughter .........
al t @ 2009-03-31 11:36:27

That's what you looking for! This small video will explain you everything! Just watch! http://yahoovideo442.blogspot.com
Thelma @ 2009-03-31 11:36:33

Thats great
BretP @ 2009-03-31 11:50:07

Yeah because the 1000 watt amp should push it....
swipemaster15 @ 2009-03-31 11:51:36


[Subject]
pimp my car stereo...?
[Question]
i've got a small hatchback, and wanted to improve my car stereo by buying some extra kit for it. i have nooooooooo idea abou it at all though (i dont even know the difference between a sub and an amp!!?), but want to spend between £100 and 150 for the time being. what do i need to get and what could i aim at getting in the future? is it something i can fit myself with some instruction? i'm quite able, and technically minded, but suck when it comes to soundsystems!!

thanks

pbx
Paul B @ 2009-03-31 11:43:40

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Circuit City
BretP @ 2009-03-31 11:49:22

That's what you looking for! This small video will explain you everything! Just watch! http://yahoovideo444.blogspot.com
Verda @ 2009-03-31 11:50:20

An extra battery or two hooked up in "series" will give you that extra umph you need.
Bill @ 2009-03-31 11:50:54


[Subject]
can i use 2 identical amps to power 1 dual coil sub?
[Question]
i have a dual coil sub & 2 identical 500 watt amps. the sub is 1000 watt rms. can i use 1 amp per coil. the ohms all match.
Steven C @ 2009-03-31 10:33:03

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no. That is a bad idea. They would fight and overheat the coil most likely.
Doug W @ 2009-03-31 10:39:50

yes u can...........DOUG.......doesnt know what he is talkin about, the gains, and settings on the amps need to be absolutely identical........
caraudiosuperstar @ 2009-03-31 10:43:31

YES YOU CAN!

You must match the amps perfectly- down to the millivolt.



use a multimeter to read the volts coming out of the amp's speaker wires.



Turn the gain knob until you reach the same voltage output on both amps.



Use a bass cd so you can play one specific note to your amps.

(repeat a 35hz note or something)



most people match their amps at a very low volume level. Remember, i said "millivolts" not "volts". If the amps are matched down to just a 1 volt variance then you WILL blow your sub very quickly.



When you think you have them matched- Test the voltage at different volume levels once or twice to make sure they are the same or are very close. a couple millivolts difference is ok.
curtis2002dodge @ 2009-03-31 10:57:40


[Subject]
No sound coming from car radio, but the power is on..?
[Question]
The front right speaker is blown for sure.. its been so for a couple weeks.. just thought I'd mention that.



Anyway, after a couple seconds I cant hear the sound from my radio. But the power is still on.. I can see the CD still playing. When I remove the faceplate then put it back in, the sound starts playing then once again stops. Any idea what might be the cause?



I have a warranty on my speakers that I've had for about 2 years now, but I just want to know whats wrong first.. because I dont think one blown speaker should completely cut off all sound?? I dont abuse the speakers or anything either.. just wear and tear..



Its an aftermarket Kenwood CD/mp3 receiver.
Mac @ 2009-03-31 12:08:16

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WHO GIVES A FUCK? NERD
Adam @ 2009-03-31 12:11:12

sounds like a loose connection
gbradleyb @ 2009-03-31 12:16:12

I personally would replace the speakers anyway, that is what warranties are for, when something stops working and its not from abuse. As for the sound problem,

I'm no expert but its most likely from the radio. It could be as simple as a bad connection between wires. Or the radio could be dying and needs to be replaced. Also, don't rule out the car, my car had trouble a while back with its electrical system and the hint for me that my car was about to die was I'd lose the radio.

If you have a friend with a similar size radio, maybe you can try switching the two. If the radio still fails in your car then its the car or connection between the two, if its fine in your car then it was the radio.
hyrulianprincess @ 2009-03-31 12:18:45


What will happen to speakers on a stock radio without an amp?

[Subject]
What will happen to speakers on a stock radio without an amp?
[Question]
Hi,



I just bought 4x Infinity 6522i's. They have an RMS of 60w but I can't afford an amp to support that at the moment. If I plug them straight into the stock head unit whats the worst that can happen? Im not planning on playing them loud. The car is a peugeot 306, so im guessing the output power will be pathetic, somin like 20w per channel.



Thanks
"if they are 2ohm speakers you will burn out the amp in the deck."



The speakers have a 2ohm impedance..
Russell T @ 2009-03-30 11:45:08

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It just wont perform to their best capability, they will still produce sound though.
BirdzIview @ 2009-03-30 11:48:36

It will probably distort the sound the speakers make, screwing them up. It will sound horrible, that's the worst. Just save and get an amp. :)
Florida Girl @ 2009-03-30 11:49:34

I have done that, nothing bad will happen they just wont be as loud as they would be with an amp. Your radio or speakers wont break, they just wont perform as well as they would with an amp. You can get the amp and hook it up later.
Louis M @ 2009-03-30 11:49:35

The output will be around 20w rms per channel. Nothing will happen to the speakers but if they are 2ohm speakers you will burn out the amp in the deck. They must be 4ohm or greater for your deck.
Dustin @ 2009-03-30 11:50:22

As long as your speakers have the same ohm rating as your old ones (probably 6 Ohms) your head unit will be fine...your speakers will just be significantly under-powered.
Derrick W @ 2009-03-30 11:50:24

Volume probably same as it was with the original set up. No damage will be done. Bass response could be poor.
TSCouriers @ 2009-03-30 11:50:48

it will be absolutly fine there will be no problem at all
ericparker535 @ 2009-03-30 11:58:30

I wouldn't put anything lower than 4 Ohms to my head unit because the head unit can't handle that low of Ohms and it will fry the unit
hero_7_13 @ 2009-03-30 12:02:45


[Subject]
My car died and now the sub/amp won't work?
[Question]
My car died and after i jumped it the sub and amp don't work. I couldn't seem to find any restart switch on the amp. Any suggestions?
austin242d @ 2009-03-30 11:57:39

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walmart subrooffer
funn g @ 2009-03-30 12:00:20

ressuscitate it with LOVE.
Joe @ 2009-03-30 12:00:36

try lookin at ur fuses bro
AZ_FAN @ 2009-03-30 12:01:11

The jump might have blown the amp. Thats the only thing I can think of..run it in to an audio place and see what they think.
OliverYou @ 2009-03-30 12:01:33

Check the fuse between the battery and the amp. When you jumped it you might have overloaded the fuse.
Louis M @ 2009-03-30 12:01:59

The fuse my friend, change the fuse. There is at least one fuse on the amp itself (rectangular) and if you trace the power wire to the battery there should be a fuse holder near the battery connection

(cylindrical). Or you may have fried your amp completely. Check all fuses first.
Dave F @ 2009-03-30 12:03:09


[Subject]
will i need an amp to power two of these speakers?
[Question]
i want to put two of these in my car:



http://mobile.jlaudio.com/products_components.php?comp_id=128



will i need an amplifier to power these speakers, or can i run them right off my head unit. i have an aftermarket head unit.
gbradleyb @ 2009-03-30 11:48:12

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Yes you can run these straight off of the head unit because they are 4ohm speakers. They will sound way better if you connect an amp though.
Dustin @ 2009-03-30 11:53:17

It would depend on how many watts your head unit puts out. I'm sure it would power them, but it might not power them to their best ability.
JJBsGirl727 @ 2009-03-30 11:54:15

you could power them off the head unit but they would sound a lot better off of an amp.
hero_7_13 @ 2009-03-30 11:57:36

NO YOU DONT NEED A AMP FOR 6*9'S as long as you have a deck you will be cool. i got all new car speakers and they run off my deck
AZ_FAN @ 2009-03-30 12:02:48


[Subject]
Help Me Find a Good Car Alarm?
[Question]
ok so i'm putting a system in my car, 04 Malibu Classic, and i want to make sure my stuff will be safe, so i need a car alarm, but i don't know what to look for. basically i want something that if someone bumps into my car or try's to break in an alarm will go off. so i've seen some for around $90-$400, i'm looking to spend maybe $100 or so. post links to alarms and if you have a car alarm what kind do you have?
@ Cap: that looks good man, and the customer review was convincing, i'll have to look more into it thanks.
The Evil Genius @ 2009-03-30 09:43:17

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I like Viper so I going to suggest this alarm system for you http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_10664_Viper+350HV+ESP+Security+System.html. For the price you can't beat it.
Cap @ 2009-03-30 09:55:07

Asianwolf Car Alarms



How they work: http://www.asianwolf.com/caralarm-deals.html



Where to get them: http://www.asianwolf.com/caralarm-deals.html
Brandon C @ 2009-03-30 10:09:39

First car alarms dont do much. If some one wants something they are gonna try.



Mine is a cheep fusion alarm. Instaled it myself, (my job)



Almost every car alarm can have the sesitivity changed, It can be set to hitting the car - farting next to it.



What you need in my opinion if you wanna watch your stuff is a 2 way system. Most are the same,, The 2 ways usually come with remote start. The plus on these systems is you get a keychain that tells you when your alarm is going off. So you can run out and see whats going on.
xsports1 @ 2009-03-30 10:44:57


[Subject]
Is it really a difference?
[Question]
If I change my stock cheap nissan speakers with four Pioneer speakers?



(I mean with no sub woofer or amps just speakers and a new cd player.)
J.K. Livin' @ 2009-03-30 09:43:05

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yes, you'll get better sound. Not a TON better, but noticeable.
Stangman @ 2009-03-30 09:50:58

Yes aftermarket speakers will give you better sound. And with a HU that has a built in amp that is cea- compliant will really make a diffrence.Peace.
Cap @ 2009-03-30 09:59:36

If there good speakers ya. Go with some 2 way or 3 way. The sound will be much better.
xsports1 @ 2009-03-30 10:46:52


I want to take out my mums old cassete radio from her car WITHOUT the removal keys?

[Subject]
I want to take out my mums old cassete radio from her car WITHOUT the removal keys?
[Question]
It is the DIN style keys I think, but I dont have them! Anything I can use instead?
Mastersmithson @ 2009-03-29 05:57:21

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Once you remove it the codes will be lost, and you will have to take it to a specialist to get it working again. It isn't worth it.
Daniel D @ 2009-03-29 06:00:47

brute force and ignorance does the trick lol.
lee la dart @ 2009-03-29 06:01:55

use a flat head screwdriver mate, that's wat the crooks do!!
darren h @ 2009-03-29 06:13:13

coat hanger
Brian C @ 2009-03-29 06:17:15

If it is the type with two holes ether side get a wire coat hanger and cut two lengths make the cuts at an angle , then bend each length into a u shape equal to the holes in the radio push the u shape wires in the holes at both sides : : and pull the radio out.

^
J R @ 2009-03-29 06:32:21


[Subject]
Ford Keycode Request?
[Question]
I've just changed the battery on my Mondeo tried entering the keycode in my owners wallet and low and behold it doesn't work. Guessing its not the original stereo in there from new.



Can anyone help me out please?



serial: M161477



Thanks
Have taken the stereo out to check that the code was written anywhere on the unit, but it isn't :(
Jodie W @ 2009-03-29 09:50:53

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Hi pull the stereo out , 2 bent coat hangers and you might have the Digits on the stereo itself
jacqueline g @ 2009-03-29 10:02:47

go on preloved and look up radio de codes there are loads of guys who will email you for free,ford charge a fortune to do it,fords are the easiest radios top decode!
alexdonnanicola @ 2009-03-29 10:13:56


[Subject]
1994 Toyota Camry Radio Install?
[Question]
I have a 1994 Toyota Camry 2 Door Coupe. The first after market radio i put in the car i used a wiring harness. But when the ding dong that stole it took it they cut the wires all the way down to the factory wires. So i have bought a new radio but i cant figure out for the life of me which wires go to what they are all different colors and don't seem to have any pattern. If anyone has any suggestions or knows what wires are what please help.



Thanks Justin = )
cnx_justinlc @ 2009-03-29 06:56:53

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red hot black ground other wires wil be speaker like gray green yellow blues any stripe wires you can pretty much guess hook up hot or red and maybe ground radio turn on touch speak wire to what wires you have left you hear sound try typing how to rewire radio or how to instal radio most of time the wiring wil be same colors red hot black ground
kelly_f_1999 @ 2009-03-29 07:02:54

google Camry wiring harness



Look in your manual.



Get a Chilton's manual on 94 Camry's at auto parts store.
gldnbuddy @ 2009-03-29 07:07:51


[Subject]
How do you hook up a poer inverter directly to the car battery and drive at the same time?
[Question]
The only way an xbox 360 can be played in a car is if the power inverter is hooked up directly to the battery using the clamps (red and black). As far as I knew, i thought you could only do this by lifting up the hood, but I'm no mechanic. Anyway, me and my brother want to be able to play the 360 in the backseat of the car while my dad drives. Any suggestions?
Cedric L @ 2009-03-29 07:55:05

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dude why are you hooking this up directly to the battery?



if you really want to hook this thing up (use a fuse first of all), and just wire it to the accessory wire at the ignition if you really want to use some larger power, but that is un needed really



just go behind a cigarette lighter, solder on the connections and run your inverter wire from there (cut the inverter chord open right, dont just plug it into the plug, run it behind the dash)
yeshewa @ 2009-03-29 08:58:27

With as much power as the 360 and a monitor uses, probably a good 250 watts together, you'll definitely want to run a power cable straight to the battery. If you hook it to another power source like the cigarette lighter, the cigarette lighter's fuse will just blow & you wouldn't be able to use it anyway. For something like running a cable to the battery, an auto parts store can usually show you exactly how to run it. You'd need a special battery terminal and some longer cable.
Bill D @ 2009-03-29 10:52:21


[Subject]
What are the most powerful and best sound quality 10" sub woofers available?
[Question]
I have a 3000w rms amp at 2ohms I want to get one or two 10"s for. I was looking at the T2 from RF 1600w max. I also noticed that Orion makes a pretty savage 10" sub at 3000w max. I just wanted to know if there were any other 10" subs that are in the same league as these types without getting into $10,000 handcrafted subs.
DarkRider @ 2009-03-29 08:38:21

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Check out Ground Zero's line of subs - A guy I used to know used 6 15" Nuclears in his competition car.



http://www.ground-zero-audio.com/english/05_subwoofer.htm
la_jarden @ 2009-03-29 08:50:22

sounds like your a bit above me, but i have run diamond audio in several cars and NEVER been disappointed in the kind of response the subs have.



i am impressed with the sq of "crystal" subs as well.
yeshewa @ 2009-03-29 08:54:15


10 Points Find me a good amp !?

[Subject]
10 Points Find me a good amp !?
[Question]
http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/Shop/Control/fp/sret/16215216219210223218215282223214283214229230287218223236291224221236297226235232239242235238231246241244253/vpid/3639239/vpcsid/0/SFV/30046/sret/16215216219210223218215282223214283214229230287218223236291224221236297226235232239242235238231246241248241



Those are the subs can anyone find me a good amp to power them? I'm new to this and not sure if i need mono, 2 or 4 channel or what amps are best. Thanks!
KB they're 800 rms and 1600 max watt.
holaitsjosh @ 2009-03-27 09:24:47

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you can use mono or 2 channel

any amp that is 1600 watts rms



and you will need a bigger alternator

or prepare for major headlight dimming and eventually destroying your alternator
KB @ 2009-03-27 09:30:11

you shoulda got those subs in the dual 2 ohm version for you can push them with the kicker zx750.1 its a perfect match
Dj Low Proz @ 2009-03-27 09:49:16

First off, a 2, or 4 channel amp just refer to the amount of sides (with two + and two -) to connect to. You just need a 2 channel unless you are also using this amp to power other speakers in the car.



If it is just the subs, then I would suggest a 400-600 watt AMP from Rockford Fosgate. The reason I put the range is the prices. Sometime you can find a higher watt amp for a lower price. The amp you purchase you want to be sure that the gain IS NOT turned up more than a 1/4 to between a 1/4 and 1/2. If it is turned up a 1/2 or more, the amp may get hot and shut off or burn out. I would go to speaker/amp retailers and ask them if they have your speakers (or something close to them) and ask if you could hear that with the amp you choose. Very important, be sure to bring the type of music that you are going to listen most and have them play it as you listen.



Gain is the output of the amp, how much the amp is pushing to the speakers.



Rule of thumb for amps, always buy an amp that doubles you speak up put. This way the amp won't burn out, the speakers are cheaper to replace.



With a 2 channel, read up about bridging, what it does. If you do bridge the amps suggested, BE SURE TO TURN THE GAIN ON THE AMP DOWN BEFORE BRIDGING.



BTW.. The T400 at the end of any amp is the watt output. Ohm level is the important part most for blowing speakers. 4 Ohms is stable 2 is less stable and 1 is least (less stable, greater chance of the speaker/amp burning out).



Here they are:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_575T6002P/Rockford-Fosgate-Power-T600-2.html?o=p&search=Rockford+Fosgate+car+amp



http://www.crutchfield.com/p_575T4002P/Rockford-Fosgate-Power-T400-2.html?o=p&search=Rockford+Fosgate+car+amp
PA Ap. Developer @ 2009-03-27 10:02:19

KB is right, 2channel or mono will work. And the power draw from your car is worth keeping an eye on.

I'd go 2 channel for ease of wiring setup (otherwise you're messing with series/parallel wiring & impedance loads etc).

Some Buying tips:

Look for around 400W/channel, Low pass filter, subsonic filter, good overload & thermal protection etc. Digital or 'class D' amps are the best for subs as they're more efficient.

I'd get a car audio shop to "tune" it for you, unless you want to give it a go yourself :-)
Simon @ 2009-03-27 10:05:56

This:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_13610001V2/JL-Audio-Slash-v2-Series-1000-1v2.html?tp=115



And this:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_120PP1005D/Tsunami-LITEWAVE-Series-Capacitors-5-farad.html?search=capacitor
GMo @ 2009-03-27 10:10:41


[Subject]
If i where to buy two 12 inch sub wooofers how much would they cost?
[Question]
and what else would i need to buy?
Gil @ 2009-03-27 07:31:05

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WWW.CRAIGSLIST.ORG

EBAY



BOX

AMPLIFIER

WIRING

TIME AND MONEY
JESUS STOLE MY 40 @ 2009-03-27 07:44:11

Depend's on what yor looking for first brand, power, etc and how much your willing to pay belive it or not i went to wally world and got my subs and they hit harder than some compition speakers i have seen but buy an amp some where else bestbuy cartoys some where better the speakers i got are two 12 inch sony explodes get the black ones the red ones explode Really explode and i nly spent 150.00 for the two pair but the rest is up to you
Shane B @ 2009-03-27 08:05:14

to buy the two subwoofers is going to be around $60 and up (each) then you'd need a box, amplifier, and wiring and if you think u cant do it a installer and thats pretty much it.
Ramon M @ 2009-03-27 08:15:37


[Subject]
cassette player does not work?
[Question]

uber @ 2009-03-27 09:27:08

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put all your audio files on an ipod and get ipod integration. Then you will never have to worry about the cassette player not working again. Try crutchfield.com
ohpg1009 @ 2009-03-27 09:54:15

Buy a new one?
GMo @ 2009-03-27 10:00:57

Wow, that's a wealth of information to work with....



Since you didn't actually specify anything, I'm going to go out on a limb here, and guess.... based on the fact that its a CASSETTE deck, that its already pretty old. I havent even seen anything but CD decks in stores in a few years. You can even pick up a new CD deck for pretty cheap if you shop around (100 bucks and change?)...



If a head unit totally craps out (you havent given us much to diagnose here) there usually isn't much that can be "fixed", unless its a wiring issue. Unless you've taken it out and put it back for some odd reason, wiring isn't likely your problem here. So, if it is the head unit itself, it's one of those things that'll probably cost more to "have repaired" than it would to just go buy a new one.



Buy a new head unit... it'll work out of the box, and, having a CD player will catch you up with the technology of the 90's!
travis m @ 2009-03-27 10:42:50


[Subject]
how do i wire my 2 ohm sub to keep it at 2 ohm?
[Question]
its a dual voice coil sub to a mono class D amp. i cant figure out how to wire it to stay 2 ohm cuz its dual voice coil
ericparker535 @ 2009-03-27 11:27:55

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Just use one coil.
Wurm™ @ 2009-03-27 11:35:11

I dont know
Spartan @ 2009-03-27 11:37:59

is it dual 2 ohm or dual 4 ohm?



you cant wire a dual 2 ohm sub into 2 ohms



you can only wire a dual 4 ohm sub to 2 ohms
chg @ 2009-03-27 12:07:56


[Subject]
Why did my sub start smoking and now not working?
[Question]
Car: Nissan Altima 2006

Deck: Premier AVIC-F90BT

Sub: Premier TS-SW1241D

Amp: Premier PRS-D4100F

Speaker Wire: Rockford Fosgate 16 AWG

Rear Speaker: Pioneer 6x9

Door Speakers: Pioneer 6.5

Tweeters: Pioneer TS-T110



I've had the sub for over a 2 years. Two to Three weeks ago i changed the wire inside the sub's PORTED box to 16AWG? possibly the problem? I'm running my 6x9's to one channel and sub to the other. Since i'm here might I also ask should i be using a ported box? Music was loud could I have just blown it out? Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!!
Sub has a built in crossover also using seperate RCA audio cords one for channel A to rear. Other channel B to Subwoofer.
I have only 1 subwoofer.
solo_rider2000 @ 2009-03-27 08:12:04

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you damaged your sub i know this for sure

and running 2 different subs let alone 2 different types of speakers is a bad idea
bunkerbuster @ 2009-03-27 08:20:40

it would mean that you damaged your sub.
Taken. @ 2009-03-27 11:05:17


best car alarm for my car?

[Subject]
best car alarm for my car?
[Question]
I have a 2003 Jeep Gran cherokee limited

and i want a alarm for my vehicule cause the stock

one sucks..i want a cool look and i want to star up with a push of a button..i was looking in ebay and i found this but i am not sure..

http://cgi.ebay.com/GSFK-Car-Alarm-LCD-Remote-Start-Security-System-2300C_W0QQitemZ260382272018QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item260382272018&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A570%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
Vtec.Jr @ 2009-03-26 08:00:05

[All Answers]
A Doberman
Ella @ 2009-03-26 08:02:29

What do you mean by "alarm"?
cookiesr.yummy199 @ 2009-03-26 08:02:45

buy it fersure
ProRed @ 2009-03-26 08:02:52

DON'T GET A CAR ALARM. Nobody actually thinks the car is being stolen, and it just annoys everybody.
Z-saber @ 2009-03-26 08:03:00

Yes



The features are Just as good as a $400.00 system
meonyahooanswers @ 2009-03-26 08:06:14

Viper 5900 SST 2 Way Alarm
BRANDON @ 2009-03-26 08:20:19


[Subject]
What is a wiring harness?
[Question]

Wiring harness for audio speakers...?
Whoa! @ 2009-03-26 11:35:40

[All Answers]
wires that run through your car.they run power to everything in your car.
kawasaki @ 2009-03-26 11:40:16

there many choices exaple you need a wiring harness for your stereo..
CJ @ 2009-03-26 11:41:44

A wiring harness is an organized bundle of wires that's usually wrapped with tape or tied together with zip ties.
Brother Otter @ 2009-03-26 11:43:03

If you buy an aftermarket cd player, you can get a harness for your specific type of car (walmart or auto parts store). That way you don't have to clip the wires and solder each one.
Jui©ebox. @ 2009-03-26 11:44:09

if you dont know that much then just go to mickey shores or best buy and have them install it
executivelevel_caraudio @ 2009-03-26 12:01:02


[Subject]
Need expert advice on getting a new car stereo?
[Question]
I have a 1989 Volvo 740GL Sedan. It needs a new stereo, It currently still has the factory tape deck and only one speaker (driver side front door) works.

I don't want the whole "Pimp My Ride" stereo system. Just a nice simple system that is iPod compatable (I buy about one cd every two years). I don't need one that is extremely complicated. I would like one that kinda equalizes the songs for me as they're played so I'm not constanly fidgeting with it while I'm driving.

If I haven't given you all the info you need, please let me know and I'll update my question.

Thank you!
concretebrunette @ 2009-03-26 08:01:18

[All Answers]
big Q is who's installing it?most local stores do it or know some guys the trust....or go to Crutchfield.com they have what you want...no joke...great catalogs and a killer hot line...real people who know what they are talkin...ive used them for many yrs
pedro7of9 @ 2009-03-26 08:08:33

Buy the JVC KDG120 excellent value and roughly 100 dollars.
Jay J @ 2009-03-26 08:17:27

Well you want a simple stereo just buy the cheapest one find someone trustable to install it for you and buy the fm transmitor for the ipod it'll be cheap oh yeah your ipod already has an equalizer so yeah. Also you might want to tell the installer if they could check your speakers beacuse the might be torn because of the age of your car well googd luck
Ramon M @ 2009-03-26 08:43:51

Surprisingly, I just replaced my stereo and the blown out speaker on my passenger side door. Anyway, I found a very good stereo at Walmart for $50. It has exactly what you're looking for; detachable faceplate, front auxilary for mp3 and ipod, and it looks very nice. I've had mine installed for about a week and I'm very satisfied.
Stand-Up Guy @ 2009-03-26 09:06:14


[Subject]
What kind of amp should i use?
[Question]
If i'm looking to install 2 subs that are 4 ohm svc, should i use a 2 ohm monoblock amp or a 4 ohm.
pj_ortega496 @ 2009-03-26 08:22:48

[All Answers]
2ohm monoblock.

Just as a brand recomendation, Hifonics amps seem to work amazingly well. My brother just got one and it's a very clean sound. Pushes 2 L7's in his truck extreamly hard, he can actually blur your vision when your sitting in the truck. The price is quite reasonable for the quality as well.



if your interested check them out:

http://www.hifonicsusa.com/
G6er @ 2009-03-26 08:31:29

the big kind
KayC E @ 2009-03-26 09:06:19

if the speakers are 4 ohm and the amp is 2 ohm you will burn the amp up. i speak from experience. i sugest a 2 channel amp that is cappable of powering both of them so if you are wanting to run 2 speakers at 500 watts each buy a 2 channel 1000watt amp
noblesvilleplaya @ 2009-03-26 10:07:19

Nobles, you got it backward. A 4-ohm sub WILL NOT burn up a 2-ohm amp. Now the other way it could, a 2-ohm sub on a 4-ohm stable amp. Y



OP: You need either a mono block, with the sub of the subs RMS ratings, at 2-ohms; or a 2-channel, rated the same as your subs (eg: 250x2). Go by RMS and ignore peak.
chris_harper1970 @ 2009-03-26 10:46:01


[Subject]
i need some assitance in my amplifier decision!?
[Question]
i have a couple pairs of subs and i dont want stupid answers please. i know about speakers but i want to know which is best for my 15" dual voice coil sub. it has a rating of 1300 watts rms. i know that i need some amp between 1200 and 1400 watts rms. but i want to know if i should get a mono block because its a single sub or do i get a 2 channel and hook both voice coils up seperately on the same amp?
williamvaughan68 @ 2009-03-26 10:56:36

[All Answers]
It's basically the same thing but I would recommend bridging a two channel amp because it gives you more flexibility in the future if you change your set up. If price is your only concern though then just do whatever is cheapest.
Joseph @ 2009-03-26 11:00:52

either size amp would do. Go with a mono block and bridge your sub in series (neg to neg & pos to pos) on the sub. Depending on the ohm of your sub if it's a 4ohm it'll become two and if it's two than it'become one to maximize the power of the amp that you are using.
silv3rdragon1 @ 2009-03-26 11:18:22

I would recommend a class D mono amp and wire it down to 2ohm. You will get the best bang for your buck that way.
Dustin @ 2009-03-26 11:21:00

Actually if you put positive to positive and negative to negative that would be wiring your sub in parallel.
kicker @ 2009-03-26 11:25:42


My speakers are broken how do i fix them?

[Subject]
My speakers are broken how do i fix them?
[Question]
Everytime i go to listen to music or something

my speakers like dont work.

i dont think its my speakers really it might be my computer.

because at the bottom of my screen it says



Information a jack has been unplugged

then it says

Information a jack has been plugged it.

and it keeps saying that over and over.



but im not unplugging or plugging anything in.

and it still says it when i unplug the speakers completely.

please help me what do i do
i have had other speakers and it does the same.







i have windows vista if that matters at all.
smith.1996 @ 2009-03-25 11:42:09

[All Answers]
get new speakers
clara @ 2009-03-25 11:44:37

Get new ones
Random Dude @ 2009-03-25 11:44:50

save time! get new ones
pyrolycus @ 2009-03-25 11:45:49

you could try unplugging them and replugging them or switching the spewaker plug if none of this works then your speakers are probably shot and you would need to get new ones.
tramonteliz @ 2009-03-25 11:46:43

connector on speakers might be broken

so try using some different ones
lewisaTV @ 2009-03-25 11:47:04

Try moving the jack plug behind the computer. It may have a bad contact. It should look something like this: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31SXHSAQR9L._SL500_AA280_.jpg

I don't really think you have to buy new ones, just try muving some plugs.
Chris @ 2009-03-25 11:47:17

Your speakers or sound card may not be compatible with Vista. i had a problem like this with my Santa Cruz sound card when i went to Vista.

Im pretty good with sound.

How long have you had vista or did you just upgrade to it?

And what is your sound card if you know it?
Brian @ 2009-03-25 11:47:41

There is a problem with the wiring connection inside the computer, where it is connected to the jack, most likely. That could explain why you are getting those weird messages.
carmech97 @ 2009-03-25 11:52:07

having windows vista really matters... cause it sucks... lol... jk jk... have u gone to the sound menu? are you on youtube when ur playing something? if so there is a sound thing that u raise on there... and always go into the control panels and look for something that sais speekers or sound, or something and fool around with the menu and see if anything works... also, look to see if the plug is in thorough... also look up the sound card on the interent to see where its located in ur COMPUTER, maby its the sound card thats not turned up far enough (that would be in the hardware)...
Bob M @ 2009-03-25 11:53:30


[Subject]
please recommend a cheap good car stereo?
[Question]
i'd like a cd player with an aux plug to plug ipod in with good sound. also a detachable face plate. nothing fancy but something that looks good
Julia @ 2009-03-25 05:21:42

[All Answers]
JVC makes nice affordable stereos. You can get ones that will take a USB stick to play MP3's off of so you don't have to keep burning new CD's.
BThunderW @ 2009-03-25 05:31:08

pioneer super tuner 3 they will last forever and cost 90-110 dollars very good sound and easy operation.my mother in law has an older model that she's had for almost ten years and it works fine.
michael g @ 2009-03-25 05:36:09

kenwood has a few models out that have the aux plug and i think all of them have the detatchable face plates.Ill only buy kenwood I never have any luck with anything else.my kenwood deck has lasted through my last 3 vehicles.
chance @ 2009-03-25 06:04:19

Sony Xplods are nice for a budget and I think their products are pretty good from experience, they're just not the best thing you can go with but for what you're looking for it should be good!
saabkyle04 @ 2009-03-25 06:06:07

Here is a good one... its the low end JVC model. its the R200. its brand new 2009, plays mp3 cds, has the aux jack you are looking for and its detachable. they only cost around $80. i still have one of the old models this replaced from 4 years ago and it still plays like new.
J @ 2009-03-25 06:42:21

Kenwood's KDC-138. Budget friendly and has EVERYTHING you've asked for... Head over to http://www.Crutchfield.com/ and find it at a reasonable price. You can choose what vehicle you drive and they'll give you Car-Specific Installation items free with your purchase. :D



Good luck! If you have any more questions or need further help on this, Just mail me directly, I'll be more than glad to lend a hand. :D
Chris B. @ 2009-03-25 06:58:27


[Subject]
How can I locate the particular fuse in the fuse box?
[Question]
I have blown a stereo & e-mirror fuse, how can I locate that particular fuse in the fuse box, in the fuse box all the fuses are only numbered, it's very complecated to find the particular fuse. Is there any one who can help me please thank you
by the way it is a vauxhall corsa active 0.98!
Shaid @ 2009-03-25 07:25:00

[All Answers]
Your car manual will have a list telling you what each fuse is for.
GAVIN E @ 2009-03-25 07:28:21

referance the number of the fuse socket to the owners manual, there is a fuse diagram somewhere in there
chevyss396427 @ 2009-03-25 07:28:53

Look in the owners manual the numbers and what they do should be listed there.



If you don't have it then give a dealer a call, they should be able to tell you over the phone which one it is.
sixpak666666 @ 2009-03-25 07:29:34

Sometimes the back of the box lid has diagrams to tell you what the fuses are for.

You could pull each out in turn and look at which ones are blown as you will see where they have burned a little.

The owners manual should tell you what each number is for
TSCouriers @ 2009-03-25 07:46:32

the fuse box's cover has written the things on it...



and if you are using subwoofer then from the battery there should be a wire going towards ur amp...it has a tubular thing on it..that's the fuse...and if it is a blown check the error before changing it cause it could damage ur amp also
Ronak Ahuja @ 2009-03-25 08:40:03

Bridge each fuse out with some household fuse wire until the stereo comes on.You probably have blown an in line fuse that is located on the live feed wire to the stereo close to the stereo unit under the dash
arlanymor @ 2009-03-25 09:06:05


[Subject]
WHAT IS A STERIO TYPE?
[Question]
IDK WAT THAT IS AND I WNT TO KNOW
XxxflUxxX @ 2009-03-25 04:42:03

[All Answers]
I dont know how to descibe it but it's like a thing when you imagine what it looks like.

For example .... If i said Bully .... people would think or a Fat Boy being nasty or somthing like that ... that's a steriotype.

orr a police man ... a tall man with a clean suit standing broadly.

Liek that kinda thing i guess , we learnt about it in drama but i dont really know how to EXACTLY explain it . sorry , hoped i helped you a little tho x
Cara M @ 2009-03-25 04:47:08

It is a form of prejudice were you assume something about someone.



For instance one stereotype is, white people can't dance. another, all african-americans like watermelon.
Billy FZ1 @ 2009-03-25 04:47:34

Stereotype! Stereotypes are when people classify certain races, religions, or genders as being this way or that way. For instance, certain stereotypes could be such things as all Indians (Native Americans) are alcoholics, or all Mexicans are illegals, all white people are rednecks or trailer trash, all men are cheaters or all women are way to over emotional. You're assuming that just because this person is black, white, red, yellow or what ever religion that they are the same as everyone else who is the same color as them. Most people assume that Asians can't drive, that is a form of stereotype. Labeling all Asians as not being able to drive.
If Anything... @ 2009-03-25 04:47:54

it's "stereotype"



a stereotype is a way of saying everyone in one group (race, gender, age, etc.)



for example:

"all black people like chicken"

"All old people smell weird"

"All boys are stupid and inconsiderate"



where some of these stereotypes apply to a few people, it doesn't for most.
Hime-chan @ 2009-03-25 04:48:18

thats why theres google
Scott W @ 2009-03-25 04:52:28


[Subject]
In terms of car amplifiers, which brands are the best? Which are the most powerful and last longer.?
[Question]

Livingstone B @ 2009-03-25 09:20:01

[All Answers]
i own the kicker 1500.1 zx that amp bangs all day on 2 ohms strait up never quits i have 4 l5's 4ohm dual voice coil the load is set to 2 ohms. it shakes and vibrates everything i have had the amp for 2 years on the same settings gain 80% and frec turned up about 1/4 and the bass boost 90% never quits/clips/fails ive gotten my money worth from it. i use to be cheap and buy the cheapest amps like kenwood sony ext they clip overheat and shut off i recommend you get kicker. call or text me with ne questions 7036225811
crules4 @ 2009-03-25 09:43:42

for amps buy american my brother replaces chinese amps all the time

but he has nvr had to replace the american one
simplemanLS @ 2009-03-25 09:51:23

IT DEPENDS HOW MUCH U WANT TO SPEND THERE'S AMPS FROM ROCKFORD FOSGATE TO KICKER TO SONY, ABSOLUTE,KENWOOD TO CHEAPER BRANDS IT ALL DEPENDS HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO SPEND
JAY @ 2009-03-25 09:53:59

get hifonics. great power and low price. check out MA audio amps also
alexvega1 @ 2009-03-25 12:10:08


whats better 6x9 speakers or 6 and a half inch speakers for true stereo sound?

[Subject]
whats better 6x9 speakers or 6 and a half inch speakers for true stereo sound?
[Question]

Tabby K @ 2009-03-24 07:03:00

[Best Answer]If we're talking about installing these in the rear deck -- there really is no right or wrong answer.



Proper sound staging should be front-focused. Your rear speakers are there for rear-fill, they're not there to be the focal point of your system. With the direction the sound waves have to travel from your rear speakers - by the time you hear it, it's traveled in so many directions that it really doesn't matter if it was an oval or round speaker source whatsoever.
RPM @ 1237913470

[All Answers]
There is no clear answer. For example. Boston 6 1/2's are better than Pioneer 6x9's, but Pioneer 6x9's are better than Sony 6 1/2's.



It depends on brand and model.



Typically, you'll get a little better bass out of round speakers versus oval ones, but again, this cannot be the sole factor in judging.
Non Anon @ 2009-03-24 07:07:16

6x9 is always better atleast in my opinion.. boston acoustics all the way!
contrarytopopularbeliefiamnotgod @ 2009-03-24 07:07:41

component speakers or coaxials? if youre talking about coaxials, then it depends on the type of sound you are after. 6x9s are often used in place of a sub because they offer deep base due to their extra size. particularly when run off an amp. if you have a sub connected 6 and a halves or even 5 and a quarter size speakers should be sufficient and give a clearer, cleaner and crisper sound.



when it comes to component speakers, which are usually of a higher quality anyway, most are only available as either 5 1/4s or 6 1/2s anyway. and these will usually be of a higher quality then a coaxial regardless.



depends on budget, brand, application, and simply what sound you are looking for.



btw, personally i run alpine type r 5 1/4s front and rear with a twelve inch sub... running off a four channel amp for speakers and a mono amp for sub, cars been dynamatted and it is as clear, loud, and bassy as you could ask.



hope this helps
Aidan C @ 2009-03-24 07:46:30

Both sizes are equally capable of excellent sound quality. Which one sounds better is going to depend more on the individual speaker than on it's size. Listen to several models in both sizes and buy what sounds best, it could be either. If your vehicle is already fitted for 6x9's it really isn't worth changing to 6.5 unless your going for a component set. I've never seen 6x9's in a component set, although, I wouldn't be all too surprised if someone else could find one. Either a 6x9 component set, or maybe even a 6x9 plate, with a 5.25 component set in it.



Likewise, if your vehicle is fitted for 6.5 already, it really isnt worth modifying it for 6x9, when there are already so many good 6.5" choices out there.
travis m @ 2009-03-24 08:17:21

Extreme audio freaks will say that 6 1/2 round speakers are better because they develope true stereo sound. However to me the 6x9 sound louder and have a deeper bass sound. I think if you are going to have a sub-woofer go with the 6 1/2 if you are just getting the speakers use 6x9. Never use 6x9 in the front though.
Arturo P @ 2009-03-24 08:20:08

sigh

Ok leets break this down

6 1/2 speakrs : circular

6x9 oval

once again i bring up my take a calm pnd and throw a rock in it scenario... ripple effect... circular ripples

for true sound you want the 6 1/2 because thats the way a soundwave reacts...

how the hell do you make an oval soundwave?

reasons why i will NEVER buy 6x9s
Patrick @ 2009-03-24 08:22:09

If we're talking about installing these in the rear deck -- there really is no right or wrong answer.



Proper sound staging should be front-focused. Your rear speakers are there for rear-fill, they're not there to be the focal point of your system. With the direction the sound waves have to travel from your rear speakers - by the time you hear it, it's traveled in so many directions that it really doesn't matter if it was an oval or round speaker source whatsoever.
RPM @ 2009-03-24 09:51:10


[Subject]
Someone Subwoofer HELP?
[Question]
ok i have a bandpass box and have around 200 to spend on two 12 inch subs what would be the best to get for a bandpass box and overall quality in that price range???
bob 100 @ 2009-03-24 01:21:21

[All Answers]
I have yet to see a huge difference in subwoofer quality from brand to brand, but amplifier quality is another story.



go with some kenwood tornadoes, mtx, or some audiobahn subs
kylerm04 @ 2009-03-24 01:29:31

for 2



your toast at getting anything really quality id save up about double that and then get some higher quality instead of mediocre ones now



but if your insistatant of getting them now even cheap subs will add bass to your set up just not nessacarily last forever or sound super amazing
tom g @ 2009-03-24 01:30:10

Kicker 05CVR122 2 for 170 usd

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_3406_Kicker+05CVR122.html



OR



MTX Audio T5512-44 2 for 220 usd

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_2174_MTX+Audio+T5512-44.html



OR



Rockford Fosgate Punch P3D412 2 for 240

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_9105_Rockford+Fosgate+Punch+P3D412.html





These are really good sub you can get around 200 usd but recommend Rockford Fosgate P3
Sean S @ 2009-03-24 03:37:29

the best thing to go with would be memphis
Mason @ 2009-03-24 06:27:49

sell the bandpass box and get a ported box you will be so much happier with the sound. and as for the sub go with Rockford Fosgate, MTX, or if you can get your hands on one try to find a brand called RE they are the best.
vap112088 @ 2009-03-24 08:28:50


[Subject]
pulled over for loud music?
[Question]
ok, so as I was driving through a long street i passed by a cop who had pulled over another vehicle, I passed through him and i had my music a little too high than normal... but I figured he would try to get me since he was in a traffic stop. But like 2 minutes later he catches up to me and follows me for about a mile and finally pulls me over. He stated that he pulled me over because I had loud music in the long street. When I recieved my ticked I noticed that he put that the violation occured at the place he stopped me.



1)Can I fight it? He put the wrong info and that means i get excused right?

2) Can't I just say while i passed through him i was not driving, my friend was but i dropped him off and got on the drivers seat, and thats when he caught up and pulled me over?



please help.

thanks.



PS. I wont ever play my music that loud again so, dont start. ;)
fehio @ 2009-03-24 09:46:45

[All Answers]
1) you CAN fight anything, but the bottom line is that you admit your music was too loud. if it comes down to your word against his, guess who the judge is going to believe.



2) you mean lie? probably don't want to add purgery to you list of offenses...



if a cop wants to pull you over, they will find a reason. Consider yourslf lucky that you only got a ticket for the music, and not a string of other ticky-tack offenses like lane violations, rolling a stop sign or 2, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, etc.



if I were you, i'd go to court, plead guilty, and act apologetic. you might get the fine reduced.
Chris R @ 2009-03-24 09:54:25

I'm so glad you aired your incident here on answers... Now maybe some of these other idiots who disturb my peace of mind and enjoyment will learn that with liberty come consequences. Usually your permitted to do what ever you want so long as it does not interfere with someone else frame of mind and peace. To answer your question; you don't have a leg to stand on. Pay the fine and be thankful it's not a moving violation; because if it was, you may have to play your music loud on a park bench.
denfasr @ 2009-03-24 09:57:59

That sux that you were discriminated against for your loud music. Cops are extremely racist and will pull over anyone playing music, typically rap, loud. Yet you will find that they rarely pull over and ticket harley davidson motorcycles with loud pipes or muscle cars with white people driving them. If I were you I would ride along all the motorcycles and muscle cars and than call the non-emergency police phone number with my cell phone. I would than tell them that the person driving the harly davidson has a pipe louder than 25 feet and you would like them ticketed. Dont give them your name, tell them you do not want to give them your name.
Payne @ 2009-03-24 09:58:54

it doesn't really matter what street it was on most of the time. A lot of localities have noise level limits. Its what they use to bust most house parties. They also have a similar set of laws set out just for mobile vehicles, they can apply them to exhaust or stereo. its really common. I wouldn't try to fight it myself, what street you were on had no bearing what so ever on the ticket.

If you told me that, and were telling the truth 100%, i wouldn't even believe you. People aren't really as dumb as you may be led to believe.
charlie5_7_0 @ 2009-03-24 10:05:06

You might protest it but it's your word against his so you know how that's going to come out.
Larry E @ 2009-03-24 10:47:36


[Subject]
what does a subwoofer do ?
[Question]
How do you use a subwoofer, what does it do, can you install it yourself, and where do you put in a car ? thankyouu :)
aprillouise~ @ 2009-03-24 09:47:45

[All Answers]
Sub woofers are basically low frequency speakers. They make that BOOM BOOM noise.



===

> can you install it yourself, and where do you put in a car ?



yes you can instll it yourself if you knew some electronics. But given you don't even know what it is (no offense) You should get a pro to do that.



And they usually install in the trunk - to block even more HIGH FREQ and get that extra low BOOM sound.





Good luck...
Lover not a Fighter @ 2009-03-24 09:54:12

yes...u just put them in the right size box and drill them in....u connect the wires to the amp and there u go
highjumper205 @ 2009-03-24 10:06:15

You might also need to install a new deck (cd player) that can function with the subs. The subs, which are normally in your trunk, are wired up to your deck and a separate amplifier (power source) and from there you just play your music like you normally do. I would suggest getting both your deck and subs installed professionally. Also you should only get subs if you REALLY want LOUD bass, otherwise if you just want better sound quality get better aftermarket speakers. Aftermarket decks also do well because most have their own amplifier built in therefor giving your speakers louder and better overall sound quality.
Kyle W @ 2009-03-24 10:09:14

Sub woofers are speakers designed to pick up low frequencies the regular speakers can't. Then lower the frequency the louder or more bass you will get. You can install them yourself, and they require to be mounted in a box, and they are usually fitted in the trunk, or rear cabin area.
Brian W @ 2009-03-24 10:28:43

you dont just hook them to an amp and go you need different kind of wires and a head unit or cd receiver your best goin to bestbuy and askin for help
andrew k @ 2009-03-24 11:02:58


[Subject]
Ford fiesta radio code?
[Question]
where can i find the "serial Number" for my ford fiesta radio, if i find the serial number there is a website that can give me the code to unlock my radio? Im confused ive looked on the unit, it just says 4500
Craig D @ 2009-03-24 07:18:48

[All Answers]
take the radio out its on the paper work stuck the the radio
martinkeith20 @ 2009-03-24 07:25:38

it is on the back of the radio
James w @ 2009-03-24 07:30:42

Turn on the ignition, when the radio comes on press the preset buttons in the following sequence:



131313423142314234211.



Regards
Chris @ 2009-03-24 07:40:41

it would be easier to just phone your local ford dealer give them your reg or chassis and they will tell you the radio code, or look in your hand book it should be in there!
insert name here @ 2009-03-24 09:06:57


kicker zx1500.1 help?

[Subject]
kicker zx1500.1 help?
[Question]
i was wondering if the kicker zx1500.1 would push my two alpine type Rs 15" 750rms a piece???im looking for a good amp to push these two subs???thank you
chadwik @ 2009-03-23 06:19:39

[All Answers]
Kicker amps are definitely a good brand. They arent top of the line, but they will put out well over their rated power. You'll probably get about 1700 watts rms with that amplifier.
Charles W @ 2009-03-23 06:38:04

itll be fine

just remember the 1500watts is at 2ohms

your subs 750watts could be 4ohms i dont really know cas you didnt list the dependency of your subs

hope i helped peace XP
captain cavemaaaaaN hes da bomb @ 2009-03-23 06:38:19

If you have the dual 2 ohm subs, it'll be fine. If you have the dual 4 ohm subs, the ZX1500.1 will only put out 750W x 1 at a 4 ohm load.



If you have the dual 4 ohm subs - ideally you'll want to find an amp that can do about 1500W RMS at either a 1 or 4 ohm load.
RPM @ 2009-03-23 07:34:04


[Subject]
I want a sound system. Where to start?
[Question]
Room is not an option. My budget is $1,500-$2,000 total.



What all do I need to get to have a kickin system?



What brands should I look for for stereos, subs, tweeters, etc?



I want something that hits hard and good. What would you reccomend?
Devin S @ 2009-03-23 09:57:09

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kenwood kfc-w3514dvc get 2 of those .. ull push about 3000 watts .. any kenwwod amp that can hold that much power ... just make sure u get a capacitor ... kenwwood,jbl,pioneer,kicker are among the best
swizzle611 @ 2009-03-23 10:04:13

I have kicker all the way around with a kenwood stereo. it's two 12 inch woofers with a 1500 watt amp its hits quiet nicely and ran me bout 1100 all total.
WarEagle!!! @ 2009-03-23 10:05:58

You could get alpine type r 12 inch subs they have an rms rating of 500, but I am putting 600 on each and have no problem. Check crutchfield.com and onlinecarstereo.com/ That is where I bought my stuff. Free shipping over 100 dollars.
Brian W @ 2009-03-23 10:20:24


[Subject]
Problems with my radio- 2006 Ford Focus?
[Question]
I've had this car for about 2 years now.... never had a problem with it yet until about a month ago. All of a sudden my radio will automatically shut off! I try pressing the power button to try to turn it back on but it says "Low Battery". Sometimes it will work and sometimes it won't. And whenever the radio comes back on it completely resets my clock and everything. What does this mean? Does it mean my car battery is low?????? As far as I know, car radios don't have batteries so it must be my car battery.
momma2be @ 2009-03-23 07:01:57

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I don't know I drive a BMW 2009 750Li Sedan
Crest C @ 2009-03-23 07:09:15

It either means that your car battery is dropping below 9 volts when cranking or the battery power feed wire or radio ground wire has a bad connection somewhere. If the problem is happening while you are driving the car it is a wiring issue.
krazybob613 @ 2009-03-23 08:17:29

Is there a fuse in the fues box for the radio? If so, id check that or just replace it. Could be a bad connection somewhere making it flicker on and off.



OR if the memory wire has a fuse and that has gone totally then it would still work but not hold memory
Andrew F @ 2009-03-23 10:11:36


[Subject]
How to put cigarette lighter socket in an old car ?
[Question]
i have a really old that does not have a cigarette lighter socket or a hole to put one in. would i be able to put one in ? if i can how ?
little liam @ 2009-03-23 04:25:47

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http://techanswers.baocaosuonline.com

A very informative website, kindly stay a minute in website and check anyone categories link in left side.
Glynnis G @ 2009-03-23 04:34:31

you can buy the kit at NAPA or any other auto parts store. Might even be able to find them at walmart.

They are cheap. the socket must be grounded to any metal surface or a ground wire attached. the power supply goes to your fuse box.



send e-mail if you still have questions.
m37734 @ 2009-03-23 04:37:22

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=265-239



Order on line or find in your local auto parts store. Also available with an under dash bracket. Use bracket or drill a hole in your dash. Install outlet. Hook wire up to the accessory fuse on your fuse block.
Dimo J @ 2009-03-23 04:46:20


[Subject]
Speakers on your motorbike?
[Question]
hello i was just wondering if you can you get built in music speakers with an ipod connection in it??
weed.skunk_pot @ 2009-03-23 11:42:42

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it could be done...not sure if you can buy a kit. but you could do it
hearsageordie @ 2009-03-23 11:47:25

Well Goldwings and other big cruisers have full audio, so I dont see why you couldnt hook one up for a full MP3 connection.
BirdzIview @ 2009-03-23 11:51:34

Yeah, they can. My dad's Goldwing has speakers & radio, but then again those bikes are beasts. Not sure about the iPod docks on motorbikes, though.
Denise @ 2009-03-23 11:52:30


my amp is on but no bass is coming out my subs?

[Subject]
my amp is on but no bass is coming out my subs?
[Question]
i have a 2004 grand am with the moonsoon factory stereo and factory amp i added an after market 2-channel amp 2 subs and a converter so i can get my RCA connection everything is brand new an installed correctly everything comes on but no bass is coming out my subs so i took out my aftermarket subs and amp and put it in my friends car and everything plays really good then i put it back in my car and again no bass comes out my subs what is the deal?
vincent_4523 @ 2009-03-22 11:37:49

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You are too white to need bass.
SlappyBagg @ 2009-03-22 11:40:22

i would get it checked out
C.J. Burton @ 2009-03-22 11:41:09

you might have too much treble or the equalizer might be broken.
maximushyrule @ 2009-03-22 11:41:51

Could be one of many things. Are you sure you have a signal through the RCAs? Is it low enough in voltage? Did you skip past the factory amp 1st? You could check an RCA lead with a multimeter. It should jump around between .1 and 4 volts when playing.
coomilesobrien @ 2009-03-22 11:42:15

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He W @ 2009-03-22 11:42:35

I had a similar problem and tried my damnedest to get it to work for weeks. In the end it ended up being a faulty amp. I would return it and get a new one, this will save you alot of frustration.
salbjorn @ 2009-03-22 11:43:36

Are all of the wires connected properly? Are they good? Sometimes the wiring will be bad when you purchase it, which could be a problem. Also, did you change out the head-unit when you installed the subs in your car? They may not be compatible with your head unit. Also, your head unit or battery may not be storing enough power to power your amp/subs...in which case you may need a capacitor if you don't have one.
There are a lot of scenarios as per why it might not be working, you just have to ask yourself every possible question about why its not working, and if none of that fixes the problem, you may need to take it to a specialist.
alhorblitt @ 2009-03-22 11:43:54

you may need to go have your system looked at this is similar to what happend to my subs in my integra. i took it to a shop and they fixed it. you may have to much treble or the equalizer might be broken also though just go get it looked at
keke TPK @ 2009-03-22 11:44:50


[Subject]
what are some really good songs with being able to hear the difference between the left and right speakers?
[Question]
im lookin for anything i listen to various music i wanna test out my car speakers
Tabby K @ 2009-03-22 10:07:01

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Pink Floyd -- Darkside of the moon
Jeff @ 2009-03-22 10:10:05

Crazy Train Ozzy opening jumps from left to right a couple times
Melanie S @ 2009-03-22 10:10:31

led zepplin.....whole lotta love
support "81" @ 2009-03-22 10:16:16

ying yang twins - halftime
at the start and like 2:15 into it
jack @ 2009-03-22 10:16:41

get some early sixties rock and roll, Roy Orbison
John F @ 2009-03-22 10:22:12


[Subject]
i need code for ford focus radio please serial num is m077812?
[Question]

terryrussell27 @ 2009-03-22 09:57:27

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code for what????????????????need more input.
jsn_htt @ 2009-03-22 10:01:49

you need to go to ford dealership for help
717 @ 2009-03-22 10:02:41

Your code is 7875
matty @ 2009-03-22 10:18:17

Go to ford parts .Com, you will find your answer
John F @ 2009-03-22 10:18:40


[Subject]
what are some good tens that pound hard?
[Question]
I just blew out my alpine type r 15 and now looking for something that will pound just as hard or harder but I want 2 tens. I need the trunk room so cant go big. I will be running them from an alpine mrp850 wich is 800 watts rms. any ideas I want both spl and sq.
top notch @ 2009-03-22 08:37:08

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Fi audio . com
Guy K @ 2009-03-22 08:40:20

i would go with rockford fosgate p2's
Troy @ 2009-03-22 08:44:30

Rockford fosgate p2's
Cody M @ 2009-03-22 09:08:55

get yourself two free air subs........
jsn_htt @ 2009-03-22 10:04:55


[Subject]
Trunk lock rattles.....any ideas to get it to stop?
[Question]
I have two powerful Infinity subs and my trunk used to rattle really bad. Well and few rubber washers and a little moving around of wires took care most of the big stuff. The only last thing that's really making a lot of rattling is coming from the trunk lock. I have an 02 ford taurus. So does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem????? And no, turning down the radio isn't an option.

Reason why is that I used to hate it when people would pull up next to me at a stop light and all I would hear would be their car rattling. My car still rattles but nothing really loud and annoying.... other than the trunk lock. So any ideas would be very helpful. Oh, and I don't want go out and spend a bunch of money on a dampening package.
Ryan H @ 2009-03-22 08:11:22

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if your sure its the lock tighten it back up you have shock it loose playing you music so loud and then you could stuff paper or plastic behind it or buy a can of spray foam... id just turn the music down so it dont shake your car a part you wil see what i mean in 20 yrs when someone says hey look out and you cant hear them and get wack in head by something falling and or you will miss it when they say you dont get that money you will be saying what you say i didnt hear you but i guess they made great earing aids now so by that time they wil be even better
kelly_f_1999 @ 2009-03-22 08:19:52

dynamat
Guy K @ 2009-03-22 08:21:36

use gaffa tape
RAINBOWBUTTBOY @ 2009-03-22 08:28:12

dynamat would be the best way to go, unless theres loose bolts, then tighten them up
There are other off brands of the dampening stuff. that r cheaper than dynomat
Himmat D @ 2009-03-22 08:28:56

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