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#1 (permalink) Old 07-14-2004, 09:11 AM
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I was looking at best buy for a sub/amp (I know they do not carry the best stuff but I can get an awesome deal there) is there anything there worth purchasing?

I was looking at the rockford subs but I am not sure what the benefit is of having dual voice coils is over single.
I was looking at this
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id...81&type=product
and
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id...81&type=product

With this amp
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id...85&type=product

And a custom box.

Would I be wasting my time with this stuff?
Also is it a waste of time adding new speakers to a stock amp? I can get a set of MB Quart components to put in the front doors but I was just wondering if it would be a waste of time.
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what is your budget and what are you looking for SQ or loud

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I really dont know what my budget is right now. Im trying to see what is out there. I am purchasing wheels and tires this weekend so the sub is pushed back.

I would rather have sound quality than loud. I would like the bass to be nice and tight. I have no ambition to blow the doors off of anything.

Does this make sense?
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One of my friends suggested crossfire products
http://www.crossfirecaraudio.com/

I have never heard of them are they any good?
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If you feel like waiting a week or so and a drive to alpharetta, I could get you a better hook up on Infinity and Polk products. I have a access to direct ordering from both of them.

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There's more flexability in your wiring options, allowing for a more range of ohm loads. You want to shoot for the lowest ohm load your amp can handle, 1 ohm would be easiest + best to get since you can push more power through it.
Get an amp that has enough RMS output to match or be close to the speaker's RMS ratings.

Cadence A7+HC 1400W @ 1 ohm, 0.005 THD, some 95% efficency. Really really nice amplifier, I know because I have one. Cadence's other amps are REALLY nice, but draw a lot of electricity because they arn't as efficent.

Acoustic Visions - If you have the cash, the adire drivers's quality + volume will knock your socks off. I have the bhrama's older brother, the tumult. (made for home use & slightly larger boxes)
::RESONANT ENGINEERING:: - Great drivers, never messed with them in person but many sub enthusiasts I hang around with say they are amazing. XXX is aparrently best for SQ.

Remember: Wattage does not equal loudness.


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Right now my reccomendation either stands at a basslink or an Infinity 1030W powered by a bridged Infinity REF720a. Prices are basically the same when you add a box to the latter. Details in your PM.

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