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    help needed

    i have just picked up a boot build for my astra thanks to euroastra, the thing is i have no idea about subs,amps etc

    can anyone give me a rough guide of what to look for i need two subs and a amp.

    here is a pic of the install






    and it will all be hocked up to a alpine cda 9812rb head unit

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    1st thing set a budgit m8, things can get expensive quite quickly, also alot of people forget to include things in budgits and ideas like cabling ect... dnt skimp on this, as it is as vital as most other parts of the system! Also what size subs are you looking for, those look like 12" holes to me, either way have alook at some other pics of installs, see what you like! Id recommend using a ICE retailer to buy your gear from, as you get pro help and advise, plus the chance to test out some of the parts to make sure you like them, but you may pay for this privalige, bit more expensive, but good help!
    If you need anything more technical just give us a shout, hope this helps!

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    on a tight budget really mate around £300 mark.

    they are 15"aswell.

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    Hmm Right, ok then mate, best place then would be online for the deals, like www.bassjunkies.com, or www.caraudiodirect.co.uk

    2 x 15" subs are really going to kick, even for a low price, for instance just found these from bass junkies:
    2 x Toxic Subs 15"
    Buy 1 get 1 free too! Not bad quality either as it goes.

    Amp wise, also from bass junkies maybe this:
    Amp

    Cable wise i would reccomend http://www.cablesexpress.co.uk
    example: http://www.cablesexpress.co.uk/shop/...products_id=46

    This will get you started on a reasnoble price too, quite a bit of bass! Although id keep the volume quite low until you can upgrade other parts, maybe a cap to stop your lights dimming (these are like/dis-like type products) some people swear by them, others hate them! upgraded battery would be a gd start too! But its all up to you, what you can afford and what you want from the system!
    Hope it all helps

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    Oww and also doing something called the Big Three also helps with your lights dimming ect...
    By upgrading certain standard cables, it helps with the flow of current, less resistence ect... these are:
    Earth between engine block and chassis
    Earth between negative battery terminal to chassis
    Live from alternator to battery

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    thanks for all that info mate.

    would it not be best to keep all the amp amd subs the same make ?

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    To my knowledge (iirc) theres no real noticable benifit of having the makes the same. At a guess i suppose the impedences would match a little more closly, but imo you wouldnt hear or notice any difference! As long as the subs and amp are as closly matched (RMS wise) as they can be, or you can afford them to be then i dont see any reason for them to be the same make. Hope that helps

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    cheers fot the help moley

    what do you think on this lot ?

    what about this lot ?

    http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/3299.html

    with 2 of these ?

    http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/pro...s_id/3198.html

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    Just found what ones you were looking at!
    The 2 Kicker 15" subs, - Great choice, nice bargin there, and boy do they kick! (no suprise there) lol.

    not too sure about the amp, looks like it can only power both your subs at half power, 2 x 150w rms! although the amp can be bridged it wouldnt be able to run both subs in parallel as it looks like it can only handle 4 ohm impedence, and your subs in parallel would be 2 ohm, so eventually would fry the amp! Personally i think it would be better looking at a mono amp instead of the 2 channel's. But thats my opinion lol

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