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    Constant Bitrate emdzey01's Avatar
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    going to compete in sq, what equipment?

    ok i'm using a carputer and i'm going to build an sq system, i'd like to know which equipment i need. these are what i'm considering and correct me if i'm wrong.

    sound card : creative audigy 2
    processor : alpine pra-h700
    seps : focal k2p
    subs : i don't know yet, what should i use?
    wires : i don't know, what should i look for?

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    have you done any searching?

    this isn't exactly the best forum to ask about sq stuff....

    for stuff like this you really need to do your own research, because what other people will recomend, 9 times out of 10, is only what they have experience with...and in that case they are biased to how their car is set-up and their enclosure, etc....not to mention their amps....which you haven't even mentioned....you are going to be running amps aren't you?

    how much money are you willing to spend? how much room do you have? etc...

    I am running Arc Audio amps but am considering Audison amps, why, because Audison amps are just incredible, but they are $$$$$$$$$$$$ for the ones that I want....

    have you ever competed before? have you ever been to a show to know what they are looking for? have you read the rules to see if you want to go in the big power class or the small power class? do you know what sanctioning body you will be competing in? etc?

    for subs you need to look for a quick responding (read light weight cone), something that is high quality, that isn't HUGE (like a 15"), it all basically comes down to the build quality of the sub. JL, Focal, IDQ

    wiring....right size, easy to work with....other than that basic power wires are all about the same as long as they are oxygen free....but RCAs are a different story....this is one area where you SERIOUSLY don't want to skimp on....I don't care what others say, you need to spend the money here and get a good set of RCAs....
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    I love the JL W3v2, W6 and W7 subs. Im also running JL amps but will be ordering Butler amps once i have some extra cash, I would not recomend this amp unless you are serious as they need to heat up first.
    the 2150 is a good match for a 8W7 and the475 will power the two sets of K2P's.
    I do like the JL amps for what you pay.
    now working on my Dodge Dak
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    the JL amps are great for what you pay, very few other companies out there can provide that kind of quality for that kind of price...

    if you want to go all out....go audison....and no, I'm not talking the SRx line, I'm talking Thesis or VRx line

    working on swapping out the Arcs for those....lol
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    the only reson I am going with the Butler over somthing like audison is that i LOVE tube amps. and 20hz - 100khz is a huge leap over most 20 - 20k.
    now working on my Dodge Dak
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    :-D JL AUDIO lol u get what u pay for exactly i whole sale jl so come to me :-P lol

    ive got two jl audio w3v2's i love them i max them out but they still take it and hit... if u got the room and the money try the kicker solo X its a 10000 watt sub u need about 4 kicker competition amps to push it... another option would be kicker comp vr's the new ones im thinking about getting 4 to 8 kickers to replace my jl's... just remember this if your going to bump ur music bump it LOUD and be proud of it lol

    two jl audio w3v2's
    two power acoustik gothic 1600 watt amps
    crappy *** door speakers 6x8's (work good cuz all i push are high fq's)
    pioneer deh p6500 headunit (lots of options)
    q logic box (its a bit too small so im going to customize it and make it bigger)
    going to add a 400 watt 4 ch amp for my door speakers soon its sitting in my garage just dont have the time and money for the wires....

    ill set your alarm off :-D 1st with my exhaust then with my system

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    My JL 10W0 -8ohms, two of em, POUND with only 100RMS

    JL is the best subs in the world, they are specificly made for power ranges. Find your amps RMS power output and buy a JL accordingly.

    you wont be disappointed.

    Amps - Rockford i recommend (dont know bout sq but for abuse, they can take it)
    or Power Precision
    or Xtant

    all $$$ but worth it
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    Quote Originally Posted by xdjxklusivex
    if u got the room and the money try the kicker solo X its a 10000 watt sub u need about 4 kicker competition amps to push it... another option would be kicker comp vr's the new ones im thinking about getting 4 to 8 kickers to replace my jl's... just remember this if your going to bump ur music bump it LOUD and be proud of it lol
    this is a thread about SQ not SPL

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    two jl audio w3v2's
    two power acoustik gothic 1600 watt amps
    crappy *** door speakers 6x8's (work good cuz all i push are high fq's)
    pioneer deh p6500 headunit (lots of options)
    q logic box (its a bit too small so im going to customize it and make it bigger)
    going to add a 400 watt 4 ch amp for my door speakers soon its sitting in my garage just dont have the time and money for the wires....

    ill set your alarm off :-D 1st with my exhaust then with my system
    this has NOTHING do to with SQ, more to do with ghetto than anything else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdashiki
    JL is the best subs in the world,
    I don't know if I would go that far, they are good, but definately not the best in the world....

    the brands of amps that you mentioned are decent, but not ideal for SQ, the PPI possibly (older PPI prefered) and the Xtant, are good, they can pass for a good SQ amp, the fosgates??? not so much







    remember people SQ, NOT SPL, and NOT GHETTO! there is a difference, a HUGE difference!
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    for your amp, you might wanna consider zapco.... like redGTI says, people recommend what they've got experience w/, and I've had excellent experience w/ zapco

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