Ok, so I was just sitting around in my room earlier this morning thinking about what I was gonna do with the rest of my day. Spending more money was out of the question because I am trying to save to have various mods done to my car.
Then the 2 channel amp sitting on my desk caught my attention. Hmm... maybe I could try swapping that with the 4 channel sitting in my boot. It's a little bit more powerful but it couldn't make that much of a difference, right...?
So I took it outside and wired it all up and fired the car up. Gee, it has made a bit of a difference, the subs are working really hard, cool I thought. Then I took a short drive with the music going, however the bass seemed to be worse than it was with the 4 channel wired up. Before it was barely noticeable, now it was completely unnoticeable. What the...? So I pulled in to a carpark and had a little play with the knobs on the amp and wondered "what's this boost knob do?" So I turned it up and... God damn, now I could notice the bass alright. Closed the boot and turned the music up again.
Incredible, I didn't know that subs so small could produce such bass, it's almost as good as my mates single 12" setup. The only problem I have with it is that the vibration from the boot nearly drowns out the music. Then I tried listening to some music with the back seats folded down and the rear vision mirror just goes stupid, it looks like it's about to come off!
Now all I need is for someone to install the new headunit, buy some decent speakers and I will be set :)
Thanks rmyers, I'll give it a go because a mate and I determined that, that was the problem while listening to it last night.
The setup is far from tough actually Dan Rae, though it is about to get a whole lot better. At the moment I just have a single CD headunit (Ultravox - cheapo) and 4" Pioneer speakers in the doors (also cheap) and 6" speakers on the parcel shelf. The 2 Kicker 8" subs are in a sealed box and are powered by a Coustic 240 SE amp bridged to produce around 120 wrms...
Like I said it's not very flashy but I am really surprised at how good it sounds. Next week my new JVC KDSH-77R headunit will be installed and when it goes in I hope to have some decent 6X9s installed as well (bank balance permitting)
i WAS happy with my system, but today i cooked another sub. this time the rockford 12" ive had for about 2 months. not freakin happy. that thing made some serious noise, but i guess i pumped it a little TOO hard... HEH.
ill keep you posted on how i go with a warranty claim
i got a $40 dominator sub from autobarn today... hehehehehehe what a joke. its yellow, weighs about 500g and smelt funny when i opened the box. it makes a suprising amount of noise but ive nearly cooked it already, even when trying to be nice to it! HEH!
im gonna try and get the punch fixed, but i dunno. when it first ****ed up it rattled when you tapped it, now it squeaks, and you can tell the coil is ****ed. so i dunno how ill go on a warranty claim...
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