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    Also, with these motorcycle amps you'll need to...

    Also, with these motorcycle amps you'll need to wire in a relay so they'll turn on when they're supposed to, instead of being always on.
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    Happy to help.
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    Agree with soundman. Also consider that most...

    Agree with soundman.

    Also consider that most of the expensive speakers you will see will handle tons more power than your headunit will put out. If you never plan on amping your speakers, don't...
  4. Well, Chilton's or Haynes manuals will have...

    Well, Chilton's or Haynes manuals will have instructions for removing panels to do various repairs. You'll find all the info you need in these. Depending on your car, you might find yours at a local...
  5. I chuffed my quid once... no bueno. lol,...

    I chuffed my quid once... no bueno.



    lol, couldn't resist :)
  6. Easy solution: If you're already amping your...

    Easy solution: If you're already amping your front speakers, use another RCA from it's pass-through to your sub amp.
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    No problem at all! Next time I need a box cut in...

    No problem at all! Next time I need a box cut in half I'll call you for your steady hands! lol
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    Check the fuse, if you haven't already. Is...

    Check the fuse, if you haven't already.

    Is anything lighting up at all?
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    The edges of MDF soak up tons of paint, so I...

    The edges of MDF soak up tons of paint, so I first seal the edges with a mixture of wood glue and water. It soaks in what it wants, then leaves a sandable non-absorbing surface.

    Spray the truck...
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    Actually, it must be worse than that... it must...

    Actually, it must be worse than that... it must be me. lol. I do have a circular saw and the one time I tried to split a box I screwed it up, even with using straight edge, etc.

    Somewhere between...
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    Yea I agree with trader007, I bet it's your...

    Yea I agree with trader007, I bet it's your cable.

    Maybe try using your test setup like this:

    MP3player > headphone/RCA cable > RCA amp patch cable

    This could identify if the patch cable is...
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    You'll have to decide how much your time and...

    You'll have to decide how much your time and frustration are worth. You could probably find an empty 12" sealed enclosure locally on craigslist for $20.

    Or you could cut it in half and try to use...
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    I'm not talking about competition, I'm talking...

    I'm not talking about competition, I'm talking about sound quality. The OP said he wants to not compromise sound quality.

    Sound quality means realizing the importance of a matched enclosure....
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    ik632 and soundman98 are right. No matter...

    ik632 and soundman98 are right.

    No matter what you do, assuming you want a good sound, you should:

    - Use the correct volume that your specific driver (subwoofer) requires
    - If doing ported,...
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    I agree with everyone's good input here. I'd also...

    I agree with everyone's good input here. I'd also like to note, that if you'll be grounding your amp to the chassis, you need to do it RIGHT:

    - less than 12" from amp
    - avoid using existing...
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    lol, that seems to be the opposite directions...

    lol, that seems to be the opposite directions most go, but I like it.

    Did you design it's crossover? With that many drivers, you should just split it and make some MTM's!
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    Subs should be good and ridiculous. How about...

    Subs should be good and ridiculous.

    How about the MMMMMTTMM I see in the background. Info about that too? It looks nice.
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    The difference is space. I'm not saying the HU...

    The difference is space.

    I'm not saying the HU is likely to fail; I have never had one fail. I'm just saying that it is possible. When my computer is down, I just unplug the line out from the pc...
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    Yea, thats true, but it of course has its...

    Yea, thats true, but it of course has its trade-offs like

    1. Being one more thing to stash or install somewhere
    2. Extra wires and longer wire lengths
    3. More places to induce interference
    4....
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    I agree completely with trader007, always test...

    I agree completely with trader007, always test everything and anything with a multimeter first.

    For the readings, remember that "4 ohms" and "2 ohms" are nominal specifications, meaning actual...
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    Thats good you got it to sound better! As for...

    Thats good you got it to sound better!

    As for HUs, I have nothing against using them too. I see the definite advantages of having an EQ and CD/radio without the PC being on.
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    Oh, btw, if you run it like I described before...

    Oh, btw, if you run it like I described before with a 2 channel input, you'll lose front/rear fade ability. You might be able to adjust the level manually on the amp though.
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    Look at your owner's manual. Just because it has...

    Look at your owner's manual. Just because it has two sets of outputs does not mean it's stereo. It's simply offering you the ability to have things in parallel at the amp instead of at the subs. Wire...
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    Using A+ and B- would work fine, and YESindeed's...

    Using A+ and B- would work fine, and YESindeed's option is just as correct.

    Each option offers the same power output (usually) but different failure results:

    OP's method: one sub fails, both...
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    OP, do you have another amp you could use to test...

    OP, do you have another amp you could use to test this with? I agree that it might be the amp's fault.

    In the past, I had the same sort of issue, but my solution was very obscure (read: probably...
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