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Old    John (jdreiser)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-13-2010, 7:01 AM Reply   
My winter project is to partially rework the stereo installed by the PO on my 2007 210 SANTE I purchased last May. The stereo sounds alright, but I have already reworked the wiring and power (proper 1 and 4 gauge fused blocks and wiring from Knuconeptz) and added a Clarion EQ for sound control and the aux input. The PO installed a rather large sub box with 2 Sony Xplod Wal-Mart specials powered by a Blue Diamond amp that was screwed on the enclosure itself. Needless to say, although this set up produces bass, I would like to upgrade the quality of these components. I'm not looking to kill fish with the bass, but am looking for a quality sound with some thump. I would also like a smaller enclosure. I was looking at a 10-12 inch L5 or L7 Kicker, but am also open to other ideas and advice. Thanks,
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-13-2010, 7:13 AM Reply   
The Wet Sounds XS-12 is a pretty good woofer that doesn't take up much space. I've got a picture of one from an install I did in an X-Star, but can't get it at work.

It's at under photogallery.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       01-13-2010, 7:18 AM Reply   
for the price/durability it's hard to beat the L5's and L7's. They also don't need much airspace to sound good.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       01-13-2010, 7:19 AM Reply   
About two years ago , I swapped out all my JL w6's (v2) for kicker L7's.
Old    John (jdreiser)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-13-2010, 12:53 PM Reply   
Thanks for the advice. Any particular amp suggestions for L5 10 or 12 inch?
Old    Nick (ndavis03)      Join Date: Jul 2006       01-13-2010, 2:13 PM Reply   
Kicker ZX600.1. I had this amp powering a 12 L5, and considered it to be a good bang for the buck. However, I did upgrade it last year to a 12 L7 powered by a ZX750.1. Also, that ZX600.1 can be found pretty cheap from various online distributors.
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-13-2010, 2:20 PM Reply   
The new Kicker DX1000.1 will do 550 watts @ 2 Ohms for the L5 10 D4 or 1000 watts @ 1 Ohm for the L5 12 D2.
Old    Javony (javony)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-13-2010, 8:50 PM Reply   
I also agree with the 12in L5 or L7. I just had my stereo reworked as a winter project and am running one L7 in a sealed enclosure under the dash and it's powered by the 750.1. It seriously slams. I had two 12in L7's under the observers seat and moving them from under the seat to their new location made a world of difference. Sealed is the way to go as well, and it requires a box that is alot smaller. The 750.1 gives it enough power in my opinion as the Kicker amps are under rated to start with
Old    Ben (kamighazi)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-14-2010, 1:24 PM Reply   
Ok i have a quick HIJACK :

For the life of me i can't figure out 2ohms v. 4ohms. I know that it potentially is a sound quality difference and i know one requires more power.
But how do i know which one my system is using. Example: the zx700.5 describes as:

RMS Power (4 ohms) 70 watts x 4 chan. + 210 watts x 1 chan.
RMS Power (2 ohms) 85 watts x 4 chan. + 420 watts x 1 chan.

What i want is the 2 ohms for 85w x 4. but how do i obtain that config? is it just saying that, thats the peak power output with peak power input? Or is there a way to setup the system to always push 2 ohms?

(sorry if this is a stupid question, i'm relatively knowledgeable with systems. These facts seem to escape my comprehension every time.)
Old    Ben (kamighazi)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-14-2010, 1:58 PM Reply   

Turns out it was a stupid question.
Not googling prior to a question should be a crime.
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-14-2010, 3:47 PM Reply   
Ben, there would not be a noticeable difference between in 70W's and 85W's anyway. With an amp (or amp chnls) wired at 4 Ohm, it will draw less current and run cooler.


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