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VWGOLFXX
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PostSubject: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptySun Jun 07 2009, 23:45

I have no clue what soever in installing amps or subs :> I picked out my system but am very unsure on how to set it all up, read loads of pages of info but they make it all so easy my dad said he knows what to do and will give it a bash lolz but I don't want us to puck it up :> Anyone suggest any good sound system installers in ether Anglesey, Bangor/Caernarfon or Conway? Ta.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyMon Jun 08 2009, 00:04

Theres possibly a few people on here that may help you, but obviously i cant speak for them,

In all honestly do it yourself Very Happy what ive done, and its a learning curve and is pretty simple,

Basically, Run the wire from the Headunit (providing thats installed) to where the amp is positioned, -RUN THE RCA,REMOTE'S CABLE THE OPPOSITE SIDE TO THE BATTERY CABLE-

Run these under the door sills, gives a profesional, neater look

For battery Cable, once run down the car, put through the Firewall of the car, into the engine bay, make sure you have an inline fuse holder connected, **Don't Connect up yet**

Get you earth wire, and find a position where you would like it on the bodywork IE-Wheel Arches, Under Bumpers etc
When you have your spot then Drill a hole, matching the Wires hole in the clip that should of been Crimped on, then once drilled Sand this pannel down to bare metal - inside and out - (THIS IS IMPORTANT)

Once this has been drilled connect up the earth, Power, RCA and Remote cables to the amp, then last mount the inline fuse close to the battery then plug the cable to the battery !!

thats how i did it Thanks Luke
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyMon Jun 08 2009, 10:50

Wherbouts are you ? I have installed my own sound system comprimising of 2 amps 3 subs pair of 6x3's pair 6x9's an some tweeters, been doing my own for years now. I could give you a hand if you want, or if you want to go the pro way, there used to be a good installer in Colwyn Bay, with his own shop. Been years since I've been there tho, someone should know if he's still up an running.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyMon Jun 08 2009, 11:27

I'd suggest that u get someone that knows how to do it to install it for you with you watching them and learning how to do it yourself. So next time you need anything insatlling you could do it yourself. It is'nt as hard as you would think, at the end of the day there's only a hand full of cables. I'm sure if u ask nicely then someone on here will give you a hand and teach you how to do it. afro
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyMon Jun 08 2009, 16:34

I might just give it a go myself :> So what I worked out: Run all speaker cables from speaks to AMP then from AMP to head unit RCA cable down drivers side. Same goes for the sub really from sub down drivers side to head unit, all power cables down passenger side.

Ok few other questions Laughing

Head unit:
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/kenwood-kdcbt6544u-p-7319.html
AMP:
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/jbl-gto1004-p-6240.html
SUB:
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/vibe-active-p-6695.html

Kit:
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/audio-4awg-p-7012.html
Another RCA cable
http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/audio-firefli-p-7026.html

Good and compatible?

Would you suggest getting some new components?

Don't know what else I need someone said a power distribution block?

Also what is all this 2 ohm 4 ohm jargon :>

And after its all setup how do you set the "gains" and so on properly?

Ta.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyMon Jun 08 2009, 22:08

PM member "Vyizis" on here...hes the man with the sounds...
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 09:31

For the amount of money you seem to be splashing... You could get a much better install and with a bit of DIY handy work, you can make it look ace.

I helped Matty with his by showing him the way to go on the amp and sub side (my favorite part of any ICE install) and those two little gems seem to keep him pretty happy. Very Happy

There's quite a few steps involved in putting an install together.. When it comes to the boot install, there's the main question.. you want to open the boot and people to go wow? (boxes don't really achieve this) or do you want it to just sound good? Do you want to keep the boot usable... you can mix and match all these options too :p

For me I always go for looks (a nice clean pro look is the way forward for me.. Matty managed to achieve this) and you don't want to be sacrificing the sound quality either.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 16:35

I want it to sound good more than to look good lol :>
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 16:58

Im basically wanting, boot space, while sounding good, and looking good,

therefore im removing my spare wheel and Im going to dynamat the spare wheel well, and the body floor pannel in the boot,

Im going to make a box, for the sub and amp, after these make a first layer of MDF just to attach the boxes too, after this ill then make another layer of MDF and carpet this, this will be the main pannel that will look tidy Smile

My plans idea
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 22:06

Ok say i was making mine,

And to the first sheet of MDF on the underneeth i have made a box and attached the sub into this with the box attached to the MDF, If that correct and so on for the amp
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 22:44

Hey dude if ur gettin an active sub box u dont need a amp like that, with comps u dont need power just quality.

An bye the way dude vibe are stupid money for the pooo quality u get, and also stay away from FLi they are the cheaper sister of vibe, that says it all.

and dude the main thing u wanna look out for is RMS watts, this is what the sub - amp ect work at, max power is just thought up by the company to look good.

i can find u some good gear for similar prices if u want???

bye the way LUKE MK3 i have 8 rools of dynamat if u want some hehe


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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 22:49

How much Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 22:52

in looking at 15 a roll, ill get some measurements up tomorrow hehe.

an i might be sellin a large amount of my audio again as im upgreading again hehe. wanna shock matty even more lol
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 22:53

Well im in need of a Cheap but nice looking sub Very Happy

And yeah sure cheaper than halfords for it, just hope it will cover entire boot Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 22:55

wud sell u my sub,

planet audio 12 rms is only 180 but i've been puttin a good 750 RMS for over a year an sound well awsome hehe. probs has a lil mark on the cone which is a pain.

Wud be cheap tho
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 22:56

How much, i did like the look of it Very Happy would also be putting a grill over to protect when the golf cluvbs get thrown on top Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 22:59

looking at around 40 for it, was around 180 new.

tbh its nice, has a buty rubber seam so hold up well.

Needs a 1 cuFT box really, i liked more in a sealed than ported
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 23:01

Ill be making my own box for it, its going to cover half of the wheel well, curved at one point then straight using the other half for the wiring to go

and the amp will be mouted in a box with ther MDF over Smile

will see how pay goes this month
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 23:09

Nice sub with a good price on it

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/audio-12w0v2-p-7287.html

always liked alpine when powering a sub, good flex for sorting out DVC subs later on

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/alpine-mrpm500-p-6399.html

These still surprise me, will take a hammering aswell

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/cerwin-vega-65cs-p-7244.html

get the best rca's possible, can wreck a system if u get cheap ones. try caraudiosecurity.com for better ones

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/connection-bt2-500-p-6141.html

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/dynamics-awk20-4awg-p-5576.html

u dont really need to amp ur componants, but if u want to u need to get a good quality am with only bout 60-70 rms so u get a nice clean signal,
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 23:16

nick, build me an install if I clean your engine bay lol ( which I forgot to do on the weekend because of the rain lol)
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 23:18

will do hehe, tbh the bay has never been so clean lol. Rain has it plus points haha.

let me know what u want an ill find a nice lil setup for u.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 23:21

cool will do
Won't be a while yet but I'm just thinking I cba to install my crappy boxed mutant sub to tale it out in a few months, need to get my headinit working first anyway lol
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 23:21

Oh whaaaat, i was the one that wanted the install Sad lol
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 23:21

Is it worth fibre glassing the sub box ??

or just leave it wooden with dynamat inside ?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Suggest?   Anyone Suggest? EmptyTue Jun 09 2009, 23:23

xkarinx wrote:
Oh whaaaat, i was the one that wanted the install Sad lol

Hey hodge i think u've been told haha.

Fiberglass is a pain in the bum if ur not really into it lol, wud be easier to do ur curve tho
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