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Old 04-09-2008, 09:04 PM   #61
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It usually generates lower bass facing the back... hence why it is done that way... But most of the SPL systems going for maximum sound pressure level's will face them towards the front of the vehicle to direct the pressure towards the mic.
i know this. but i swear my car slams way harder with the subs and port facing the front. on every other car ive been in it hits harder facing the rear but when i installed my system i originally faced mine towards the rear but after being dissapointed in the way it sounded i decided to try facing them forward and man it woke it up. i have done this is 2 other focus hatches, a 03 zx3 with 2 planet audio 10's and an 04 svt 3 door with 1 15" sub. both of those sounded way better facing the front as well. both owners refuse to face them rearward again.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:13 AM   #62
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i know this. but i swear my car slams way harder with the subs and port facing the front. on every other car ive been in it hits harder facing the rear but when i installed my system i originally faced mine towards the rear but after being dissapointed in the way it sounded i decided to try facing them forward and man it woke it up. i have done this is 2 other focus hatches, a 03 zx3 with 2 planet audio 10's and an 04 svt 3 door with 1 15" sub. both of those sounded way better facing the front as well. both owners refuse to face them rearward again.
I'll try it... I've been meaning to... I would imagine it would hit harder facing the front but it's probably hitting lower facing the rear... I'll try it with my 2 15"s and let you know..
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your seat is all tore up

i know

it was from a past install, i had to move the amp over to fit the distro block.

eventually, i will build a false floor, to hide the amps, and when that happens, ill need to stitch the carpet back up...

thats the only downside to my entire install of everything ive done.. everything else is super clean
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:52 PM   #64
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also, the fosgate amp i bought burnt out(7 year old amp) so i bought an alpine 4-channel

also dumped my xm, and mounted the gps where the sat. radio was.. pics on the way eventually
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:38 AM   #65
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I'm hoping this is considered on topic. You folks seem to know audio. I want Bluetooth streaming, SD card ability, hands free Bluetooth cell operation and at least as good sound as the audiophile 9006 that I have. CD player not necessary. DVD not necessary. Any suggestions/reccomendations?
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:06 PM   #66
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heres mine, just finished 2 days ago
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system is 2 12 inch alpine type s's in a ported gforce box run by a 760w pioneer amp bridged and a 1 farad capasiter in there. stock head unit cause i like the 6 disc and it looks nicer plus keep the steering wheel controls working. plus i have sirius. and got a trick way of mounting the box. will have pics tom. i hope
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I dont have pics of my audio setup yet, but will soon. I also want to rep MA Audio, great stuff! I am having a problem (a few of them actually) and need some advice.

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I have a 12'' MA sub in a box made to specs for the air vol. needed for max performance. I am running a 500 watt Audiobahn fan cooled amp to that speaker and an Alpine Type-R 10'' sub. Since doing that I have a kind of whistling sound when my car is on and it DRIVES ME INSANE....its not really bad but I notice it and thats enough. Someone told me that I need to have a better ground but my ground is fine. It (my system) was professionally installed. Well let me clarify, my MA and Amp was professionally done. I added the Alpine type-R to the amp. Could that be why its making that sound?

I just bought an older Kenwood 600 watt amp and was would like to do this and here is where I need somemore help. I want to take two 12''s and the one 10'', custom make a box for all 3 and add the amps (in which I have 3 amps as well ---- all different brands I've picked up, but all work). Will I need an extra battery?, Capacitor?, or Alternator???

Also, can anyone tell me how to custom make a box using fiberglass or bondo and what would look good cause at this point, its all just in my trunk with no professional look to it IMO. WHat materials do I need. Should I get rid of my back seats ( I have a 4-door 2002 ZTS)

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

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don't mix all those brands. first of all, mixing subs looks so ghetto. second, it will sound terrible. when you start mixing all these different brands together, it just doesn't match up well and things start to sound like crap. third, with two 12's and one 10 you are going to have cancellation issues. having a setup with different size subs is doable, nut it takes careful planning. enclosures, aiming, and tuning have to be perfect. also, the smaller subs have to be dominant. it would have to be two tens and one 12 or one 15. your tens would have to be crossed over high, and basically be glorified mid bass drivers, and the 12 or 15 crossed very low in an enclosure tuned low.

keep it simple, ditch one of the subs, and only use one of the amps. if you are looking for a nice upgrade start with a nice set of components and a quality two channel amp to power them.
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don't mix all those brands. first of all, mixing subs looks so ghetto. second, it will sound terrible. when you start mixing all these different brands together, it just doesn't match up well and things start to sound like crap. third, with two 12's and one 10 you are going to have cancellation issues. having a setup with different size subs is doable, nut it takes careful planning. enclosures, aiming, and tuning have to be perfect. also, the smaller subs have to be dominant. it would have to be two tens and one 12 or one 15. your tens would have to be crossed over high, and basically be glorified mid bass drivers, and the 12 or 15 crossed very low in an enclosure tuned low.

keep it simple, ditch one of the subs, and only use one of the amps. if you are looking for a nice upgrade start with a nice set of components and a quality two channel amp to power them.
Wow.... You know what you're talking about hu? hehe. So If I'm stock right now, and I want something that gives me an extra boom but still sounds good (looking in between boom and quality sound because I listen to ALL kinds of music, not just thumping rap) what would be a good setup? brand, watt power, everything you can recommend would help cause the guys at Best Buy don't seem to know much.....
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first off, the best way to make decisions is to listen to as many speakers as you can and decide for yourself. now, with that said, some advice. i recommend buying from smaller shops, not the big box stores. you will get more in depth and technical help. but, you never want to go into a store knowing nothing or you will be taken advantage. a good balance between some good boom and sq would be a larger sealed box. the enclosure is the most important factor in how a system sounds. amplification is next. you should be prepared to spend the biggest chunk of your budget on amplification and a headunit. personally i use an Alpine headunit, the 9885 model. it is a very nice unit and i would recommend it to anyone. there is a lot more and i could go on forever. beyond that, you are going to have to use your ears. if you are unsure of something you come across, feel free to pm me and i can guide you further.
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