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12-31-2012 07:50 AM
freemind
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Originally Posted by ah1f39 View Post
There is no reason people can't learn. All the info is out there. Now there is a how to on YouTube for about everything. You just have to weed out the junk.
That is how we learn. Trial and error.

To the OP, learn Ohms Law and buy a DMM(Digital Multi-Meter)and take the advice above. It's a good life.
12-30-2012 08:48 PM
BThresher183 Yeah I wouldn't let best buy touch my car. I am doing a simple sub install tomorrow. Just splicing into behind the head unit. No offense taken. I have done a HU and amp/sub install in my truck. It has been a while, but I know how to do it. I just don't know a ton about the electrical terminology and the science behind how it all works (Dads an electrician, I know..Its sad) It's the complex audio setups that I am completely new too. Still don't under stand ohms, amps, wattage, etc. But I am doing my reading, I don't expect anyone to teach me that. I should have my 2 12 inches going by tomorrow. I am going to try to make it look completely factory, no wires hanging our showing anywhere. Just nice and clean.
12-30-2012 08:06 PM
WyoJames
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Originally Posted by ah1f39 View Post
Now there is a how to on YouTube for about everything.
This is very true.
12-30-2012 07:48 PM
ah1f39 There is no reason people can't learn. All the info is out there. Now there is a how to on YouTube for about everything. You just have to weed out the junk.
12-30-2012 05:52 PM
WyoJames
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Yeah your right.....God I hate Best Buy
When I was 18 I saved my pennies and picked up a brand new (year old) 05 monte carlo...I loved that car. I hadn't done any real sound system work to speak of, so I took the car to best buy to get a system put in, dropped about $1500 for everything and they Fed my car UP. Trashed the wiring, nothing worked anymore, half the time when I was changing radio stations my onstar would come up. If I turned up the subs too loud Onstar would call me and ask if I had been in a wreck (not because the subs were hitting hard enough to set off the sensors, but because they royally screwed up the installation).
Took the car back to best buy 3 times (3 hour drive for me each way to the closet best buy) for them to remedy the situation, they never did and just kept giving me excuses. Told them to take everything out and they decided to hit me with a restocking fee which I refused. Fought hard enough that after about 9 months they gave me back my money and paid for my gas for ONE trip to the store and back. After that I vowed to never let those idiots touch anything I own again and taught myself everything I needed to know about car audio and made myself a lot of beer money in college doing sound system installs for friends.
12-30-2012 05:45 PM
WyoJames
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Originally Posted by 02Zetechse View Post
the size and quantity of subs is dependent on the amount of bass and style of music he listens to .
I know, I was just throwing out generic sizes.

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There is nothing wrong with using different size speakers for different frequency ranges. There is a reason tweeters are small and woofers are large.


The potential for sound quality is improved by seperation. With good equipment, done correctly, it should sound quite good.
I agree with this, but the OP seems to be a bit new to some parts of car audio (like cross overs) (no offense to the OP). I made the comment to save the headache and just run 2 same size subs because to someone new to the idea they are going to either have a hell of a time trying to figure out their enclosures, multiple crossovers, tuning, etc. (if they are doing it themselves) or they are going to most likely get boned on price/labor if they have a shop do a custom install like that. (I think that may have been where 02Zetechse was going when he said save the headache too).
12-30-2012 08:57 AM
02Zetechse
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Originally Posted by ah1f39 View Post
There is nothing wrong with using different size speakers for different frequency ranges. There is a reason tweeters are small and woofers are large.


The potential for sound quality is improved by seperation. With good equipment, done correctly, it should sound quite good.

i never said there was, I said " stick with same size subs, it will be the least headache"
12-30-2012 01:13 AM
BThresher183 Yeah your right.....God I hate Best Buy
12-29-2012 11:27 PM
ah1f39
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Originally Posted by 02Zetechse View Post
IMO you got screwed on the kit , but yeah stick with same size subs, it will be the least headache, the only issue will be trunk space
There is nothing wrong with using different size speakers for different frequency ranges. There is a reason tweeters are small and woofers are large.


The potential for sound quality is improved by seperation. With good equipment, done correctly, it should sound quite good.
12-29-2012 11:00 PM
02Zetechse IMO you got screwed on the kit , but yeah stick with same size subs, it will be the least headache, the only issue will be trunk space
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