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Best Bass that ive found for car audio

The best quality bass that ive found was when i bridged the subs so that they took power from both channels. i dont know if it makes a difference, but i found this to give off the most bass.

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just woundering if i could bridge one sub to front and one to rear the subs are kenwood w3514 dvc subs the amp is kenwood kac-x501f


Hello bigmac208,

Yes, that would be the best connection for both the subs and the amp.

I'd wire the sub voice coils in series since the amp will not be stable at 2 ohms when the channels are bridged. The power will be somewhere between 100-200 watts RMS to each sub. While it's not pavement pounding, it should provide pretty good bass, especially if you tweak the crossover and boost settings for best bass response.

Hope this helps.

Aug 28, 2009 | Kenwood KAC-X501F Car Audio Amplifier

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i have a 2 channel amp pionner gm 510t 760 watt and i have 2 subs how do i hook them up for the most kick and the hardest pound do i run them series or bridged or whats the best way ????


If you bridge it, it makes 2 channels one channel so you can only have it going to one sub. So you'd have to run them in series and have one sub per channel. If you want lots of bass you need to turn the gain up and adjust the settings on the head deck.

Aug 04, 2009 | Car Audio & Video

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subwoofer buldging out problem


When speakers are wired in the wrong way the will do the "pushing out" you're describing. Basically the polarities have been reversed and if kept like this over a period of time will blow the speaker. Best thing to do is to disconnect the power by the negative on the amp and take out the fuse from the power supply. Check the wires running from the amp to the subs, negative to negative and positive to positive. I know it sounds basic but many people do mix it up! I would also check to see what channels the subs have been wired into?

Best way is to have one sub from channel 1 and the other sub from channel 2 for example. Or if its a bridged 4 channel amp, have 1 sub running from channel 1&2, and the second sub running from channel 3&4 still making sure of the polarities. Again this all depending what kind of amp and sub you have.

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For example;
A 4 channel (bridged) 1000W amp. 250W max per channel or 500W per 2 channels! So if you have 2 500W subs, by connecting one to a single channel will decrease subs ability due to the lack of power supplied. However by combining 2 channels you optimize the output!
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Once you know all your wiring from your amp to subs are ok/good connections/good wires etc you shouldnt have to "wiggle the wires" to get it to work as this is just a bad connection. Also ensure that no 2 wires are touching. Make sure that the master volume on the amp is turned down. You dont need this to be on loud at all, in fact far from it or you'll risk damaging both the amp and subs!

Hope this helps!

May 27, 2009 | Car Audio & Video

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car sound system. only sub is giving off sound. other 4 speakers dont work at all


Could be bad outputs from the back of your head unit or also could be bad rca cables. Make sure the amp is on and powered.

Dec 13, 2007 | Kicker CompVT CVT654 Car Subwoofer

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Speakers


Hi Trim God,

 

I do not reccommend that you push the Pioneer speakers over 100 watts.  The jenson will already drown the car with bass through your pioneers so much you will want to turn off the bass boost when playing some low bass hip hop songs. It changes from one venue of song to another, so I just keep the jenson bass boost off and use my head unit to adjsut the sound to fit my listening prefences. I am telling you man, you will be blown away .  Hook up the pioneers straight to the Channels,. do not bridge.  I put Subs in my truck though.  I used the Pass output to send the audio to me Jenson 2 Channel 600W amp. I drive one 10 inch enclosed JBL Class A/B Sub. I bridged the output of the 600 W amp to the 10 inch sub  in my Z28.  The pioneers never get drowned out.  I did smoke my 2 channel Amp one time. and also took out a MTD 10inch sub. I am talk shooting flames and smoked the whole car up. I think if you bride the XA4150 to the pioneers, you will have the flaming smoke problem in no time.  

Oct 02, 2007 | Jensen XA4150 Car Audio Amplifier

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