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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-08-03, 05:43 AM
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Need help?? Places to mount amp

hey i was just wondering when mounting my amp can i mount it on my sub box and is that alright or is it bad because it is near magnets or what ever or is it perfectly fine to mount it on the sub box, secondly

when i have 2 subs in my sub box and they are wired in a series type way the guy sed so that they only have a one set of negative and positive cables rather then two, the guy told me this was better, i was just wondering is it ok to bridge thes and have the amp set at Sum mono setting so it is a brdged mono channel, so would it be ok to have both of the subs running from this

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-08-03, 08:49 AM
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Make an MDF trim panel to sit right up against the drivers side of the boot. Secure the board and mount the amp on this.

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just mount the amp on the back seats... i've got 2 amps mounted there...

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in the manual it says to mount ehm where they wont vibrate much and i was thinking about putting it on the sub box?? good or bad idea?? ive seen it done before so it couldnt be too bad. also is it ok for them on the back of the seats? or do they vibrate too much there ?
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Mounting your amps on the sub box should be fine unless your using 12mm wood with a 1500wrms sub. It'll vibrate the amp werever you put it so I wouldn't worry too much about it.

I've seen it done lotsa times before where people screwed them to the back of the rear seats, but I still don't like the idea as the amps would be on a slight upside down incline, which is not really optimum for cooling, as the heat rises back into the amps heatsinks. It's something I would never do as my amps get hot enough as it is, but I've never heard anyone else complain.

My recommend you rear load the subs and screw the amp to the back of the box so that it can be viewed when you put your seats down. As for the magnet issue I wouldn't worry about it.

Outa curiousity may I ask what kinda gear your running?

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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-10-03, 06:02 PM
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i have a clarion head unit
clarion 6 inch splits at the front running off the head unit
i got clarion 6x9s running of the amp
and 2 subs runnning off the amp they are put in a series i think so the two subs come out as one set of wires and i have them bridged on the amp. the guy where i bought the stereo from told me that doing the subs this way was the best and it makes them like dual voice coil or something

cheers for the help guys

i think ill just mount it on the sub box


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Prevent mounting on sub box!

I have read many "professional" sites on the Internet in relation to amplifiers ie. Have a good search for yourself. The major thing repeated was that you should NOT mount an amp on the sub box as the vibrations cause the most damage. It will move things inside (capacitors, resistors whatever and making them loose/bad connections) and completely screw your amp. The only thing recommended (if absolutely necessary) was to have thick MDF with lots of strengthening wood in place (in a grid formation, but don't do this if you haven't seen diagrams).

Like the others above have said; connect the power supply to the positive battery terminal and go through the firewall. Also remember to have a fuse as close as possible to where it connects with the battery (six inches for example). This will prevent disasters (fire can easily start if too much current is run through the cable).

I'd continue but you only wanted to know where to mount your amp! I myself have mounted in the boot of my ED Falcon to the right (above the wheel arch). It sits very securely and tightly.

Hope it helps.
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-11-03, 04:15 AM
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yeah well i have everything connected and all
all i need to do is mount it some where so it aint sliding around thats it.

thanks for the help. i was thinking about if you pul the seats down there isa little part behind the seats i was htinking of mounting it there.


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don't mount the amps on your box, just mount them on the back seats, it'll be better for numerous reasons, such as they wont vibrate as much, it'll be easier to fiddle with your gains etc on your amps, and probably look better. I have two amps mounted on my back seat and when you pull the back seats down it looks trick because all the wiring is ran under the material of the seats so all u see is the two amps and the wires running under the material.

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I once mounted an amp upsidedown onto the underneath of a parcel shelf in the boot, was fantastic spot for it.

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