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hello all i want to finally upgrade my stock sound system and i'm looking to add a 12" Kicker CVX (don't know if i should do 2 or 4 ohm) and run it with an alpine PDX 1.600 amp. i have no idea what deck im getting but it will be something....obviously.........will this setup suffice my bass craving? and if i don't upgrade my 4 6x9's will i still be able to hear the high's and mid range or would i need to upgrade all the speakers


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Not a fan of Kicker, too much fart noised bass in my opinion. Personally I'd go with a Rockford Fosgate Sub then if you still want highs go with infinity or boston for your speakers. If you do upgrade your speakers you may want to get a four channel amp to complete the system [thumb]
 

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Kicker is the best IMO. I would go 4 ohm and that sub will only be pushing about 750 watts rms so that amp would be good for that but it's a lil pricey I think. Shop around for the same wattage amp but a little bit cheaper. Any speakers are better than stock speakers so I would upgrade. They will be more clearer than the stock ones. I am running kenwood excelons in mine. If you want more clarity get an amp for your mids and highs.
 

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Yeah I am not a huge fan of kicker either....Cool thing about the PDX amps is you can run a 4 ohm or 2 ohm sub and get the same amount of power out of it. I also would say look at an RF sub or even an Alpine Type-R 12 for that clean matching look. Stock door speakers are "ok" but I would def look at upgrading those....They are 6x8s btw and I would look at Infinity Reference door speakers.
 

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Well I notcied that the PDX has a RMS wattage of 600, and the 12" CVX has a 750W RMS...would this be a bad combo? would the sub be under powered?

The 10" CVX has a 600W RMS so would that be a better combo?
 

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Well I notcied that the PDX has a RMS wattage of 600, and the 12" CVX has a 750W RMS...would this be a bad combo? would the sub be under powered?

The 10" CVX has a 600W RMS so would that be a better combo?
600 watts rms for the 12" is fine. Just because it says it can take 750 watts doesn't mean you should. I have the 12" Kicker L7 750 watts rms and I'm only running 450 watts to it. It's way more than enough.
 

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It depends on the user, I'm not a fan of underpowering a sub because your amp will be constantly working to power it at a higher level. 80% of users will take the subs and amps to the max.

Do a rockford P3 or JL w3 12" with your PDX Amp, then you'll just need a decent box and wiring of course [thumb]
 

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If you're going with Kicker, I would go L7 sub not CVR. L7 has much better performance IMO.
 

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It depends on the user, I'm not a fan of underpowering a sub because your amp will be constantly working to power it at a higher level. 80% of users will take the subs and amps to the max.

Do a rockford P3 or JL w3 12" with your PDX Amp, then you'll just need a decent box and wiring of course [thumb]
W3? Those things are outdated and bottom out WAY too easy. If your going to go the JL route, don't go with anything older than a W6.
 

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Kickers are Great for there Price. They have a wide range of Frequinces. CVX are Great subs. L5 or L7 would be a Better and Louder sub if you want alot of Heavy Bass(SPL) A 12" CVX with that amp should do just fine.
 
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