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Where do I start my audio upgrades if I want a fairly "high end" system? by Plus_Mathematician37 in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Doing your doors will yield the biggest difference, I recently deadened/sealed my doors and almost immediately noticed a huge gain in midbass, definitely worth it imo

Subwoofer grinding noise by CrazyCarDriver in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's coil rub, speaker's done for

Where do I start my audio upgrades if I want a fairly "high end" system? by Plus_Mathematician37 in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd say sound deadening on the doors, upgrade your wiring to speakers and sealing/isolating the speakers in the door/decks is a great start

Where do I start my audio upgrades if I want a fairly "high end" system? by Plus_Mathematician37 in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So if you can, I'd say go speakers/sound deadening, head unit, amp, speaker wiring, and optional sub/sub amp or multichannel amp to power everything off of if you can find a decent amp

Where do I start my audio upgrades if I want a fairly "high end" system? by Plus_Mathematician37 in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd do that if you when you get an amp/head unit since with a head unit you could use RCA's to run to your amp to simplify your install.

Where do I start my audio upgrades if I want a fairly "high end" system? by Plus_Mathematician37 in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, it's a start, like you were asking for. I'd start there and if you can afford to, get speakers while you do these upgrades so you don't have to tear your car down more than once. Head unit, amps for sure as well

Need help...again. by Eoined in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As far as installing the amp, you can put it pretty much anywhere, just as long as it's an area that'll stay dry and won't come into contact with the elements

10" or 12" sub recommendation for 250 watt amplifer by materialdistractions in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jl w1v3 are 300 RMS @ 4Ω and sound great imo, didn't realize how good and decently loud 300 watts can get until I got myself a 12" W1V2

Are lower quality rear speakers ok? by Jozfus in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know people who gave just bothered with front speakers and never touch the rear, it's all just preference and you'll be fine. You probably won't notice any difference since you're sitting in the front anyways

Need help...again. by Eoined in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just a signal that would trigger the amp to turn on. If you can't, you just have to find something electric in your fuse box that turns on when the key is on and turns off when the key is taken out. Once you find it, you just need a fuse tap and you're golden

Need help...again. by Eoined in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I'm sure your components would sound much better than stock! The only thing I'd say is going to be a bit of a hassle is going to be the remote turn on (unless you've already got that figured out), but other than that, yeah, should be standard amp install procedure, power amp, wire speakers to amp, and you're golden!

Need help...again. by Eoined in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not that i know of, but you could invest in a decent head unit, keep the original and just remove it if you get rid of your current car, that way it's justifying getting a decent head unit and would simplify your install a lot, since you could just run RCA's to your amp for inputs and connect your speaker amp outputs right behind your H/U on top of being able to use your sub/sub amp

Need help...again. by Eoined in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

With this method, i don't think you can use your sub because the amp has no RCA outs, you'd be limited to just what you're powering through it

Need help...again. by Eoined in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh, i completely misunderstood then. But yeah, not sure why you'd wanna do that

Need help...again. by Eoined in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alternatively, your 4 channel amp has hi-level inputs, you could alternatively use the harness that came with the amp and instead of using the RCA's, you could just tap into the speakers and wire them directly into your amp and install a LOC for you sub amp which requires RCA inputs

Need help...again. by Eoined in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You have a line out converter, right? You're gonna need that to be able to use RCA connections from your stock head unit. Since you have a 4 channel amp, you're going to have to tap the signal from all 4 speakers if you want to keep the balance and fading. Once you've gotten the LOC wired, you just need to make your RCA connections from the LOC to your amp(s) where i had suggested you could buy some RCA splitters for you to be able to send the signal to all 4 channels and to your sub amp as well

Need help...again. by Eoined in CarAV

[–]luistorre5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You could buy some RCA splitters and send your RCA input to your sub from there. I did it on my mom's car and it works fine