I had 2 jensen 10s in a crunch bandpass box powered by a jensen 400 watt amp, it actually sounded pretty good since it was in a blazer. Plus im taking into consideration i had less than $100 in all of it and everything was new except for the box,LOL
2 kicker comp 10's and an IX402 amp (10ga power and ground)...it was run off my factory HU w/ a line-level to RCA converter. The 10's were is a sealed box under my back seat. I also had a pair of power acoustik tweeters.
I kinda wish I still had that lil IX402 amp...it was a mean lil amp on those kicker comps.
sounds like you had a better start than i did, but i priced those subs in the box to a bunch of people that have heard them for $150 and there are at least 4 people trying to get the money up, and i already sold the amp for $75, lol
well... if you count my first system ever... it was 3 audiobahn 12s powered by a pyle DJ amp and a bose surround sound system with a JVC receiver and a cerwin vega center channel in my room...lol ... then my first system in a car was 2 10 inch infinity ref. 1050s with a pioneer 700w max amp and a sony HU with low grade rockford highs.... (all that was already in the car when i was given it) but my first system i bought myself is still in the process of being my first system... i have an eclipse av8533 flipscreen, eclipse 21010 EQ, jl 300/4, Vr components and coaxials, a jl 500/1 coming soon, and i cant decide between a eclipse 8812 or 8815 or an avalanche 15 ... i hate being stuck between decisions!
(4)15" cerwin vega v mag subwoofers-ported box. (2) crossfire vr1000d amps. 0 gauge power and ground wire. (2) sets of cerwin vega 6 1/2" v max components. panasonic HU. (2) optima yellow top batteries. this is in my 1987 chevy s-10 standard cab. with fiberglass sell, and blow threw.
i started with a 15" Kicker runned by a kenwood 1000w. i recently sold it and am lookin for 2 10"s. does anyone have suggestions what type subs i should get for a decent deal. i want subs with good range and sq.
this was my first system. alpine 7894 headunit alpine type r sub powered by a rockford 700s stock speakers 8 gauge monster cables. i would say pretty decent but nothing compared to what i have now.
I am old school. My first system was a vifa 8" and a vifa aluminum tweeter in a 28 liter ported box. I had a Blaupunkt-Phoenix Tape Deck and powered by a Coustic 380 amp. All this in a 1978 Chevy Luv P/u. The year was 1990.
you guys are gonna love this one....my first system was a pioneer tape deck with two pyramid 10s in probabaly a 3.50 cf sealed box which then turned itnto 2 10s with a passive radiator pyramid 12 inch subwoofer that was blown and we cut out the eveything but the cone to do so the subs were ran on a radioshack eq booster at a rated 90 watts a channel bass frequencies maxed out lol All this in the trunk of a 71 chevy chevelle malibu....to be honest it bumped for a cheapo esp in my trunk as opposed to the back seat of my car
ima blow you all away, haha.. 2 Pitbull 8" subwoofers in a bandpass box for 50% canadain at walmart! WOO!, and for my amp, Pyle 600watt peak POWER!. I had a dvd motorized HU but thats cause i wanted dvd's . Oh and i had sum preformance stock car speakers. sum 2x6's
OK OK OK.... i had 2 12" obcons in a sealed box from PEP BOYS B1ATCH for $80, then i bought a 800watt BOSS amp for $90 from the local pawn shop. I had a clarion headunit, with KLH's in all the doors from WAL_MART....TOP THAT!!! I eventually moved up a couple months later.........i put in a 1200 watt BOSS amp....ha ha ha to the obcons...YAYAAAAAA
I had 2 12" Pyramid Subs, like 120 watts MAX each, in a prefab box with tweeters in it. A Legacy 400 watt 4 channel amp was pushing those beasts. I bought everything together in a big package deal, even with a wiring kit,
Home made setup, it sounded at the time amazing to my ears as it was god like compared to the stock bass of the little tweeters in my car.
It started off, with me just cruising around with a bud, when we drove by some sheets of what looked like cheap plywood. While driving by it, my buddy told me to stop, and said we could make some kickass sound system using that wood, so we jacked it up and brought it to his house where the project begun.
I got two 12" subs donated to me (one used pyramid 5 years old, one used acoustics sub about 8 years old that had a broken cone that was fixed with putting gobs of super glue to make it one piece), soon to be seated in a sealed box that was made of 1/4" plywood that I found in that back ally. I bought an amp kit from XSCargo for 15 bucks, wired up my $500 sony deck to my 266 max watt Pyramid amplifier (the thing looked big and cool although did not weigh much, so I thought it performed really well without knowing the history behind pyramids lol).
I got some free carpet given to me as well, carpeted up the box, it all the parts i needed were done and put into the car. I fired it up with low volume, I heard a deep bass coming from the trunk where my subs were, i was very impressed and chearing with joy lol.
Unfortunately, I then turned up the power, and heard rattling which later I found out was resonance (the box was vibrating, could'nt handle the pressure), and with further inspection i realised the acoustic sub with gobs of glue had half of the movement of the pyramid sub, and when I was pushing the amp 3/4 of max, the pyramid subs cone was making a clapping sound.
None the less, it was a fun project, I was impressed with the amount of stuff I had learned, and the bass at 1/2 power was much better then the stock bass the stock speakers were making.
2 12" Lightning Audio Bolt series Mono Lightning audio amp 250 RMS @ 2 ohms Sealed Box It was a Fast & Furious package lol, bought it at Best Buy Pionerr DEH-P3600 infinity reference 4x6 front lightning audio bolt 6.5" rear Lightning Audio 1 Farad cap
i had two rockford fosgate 6x9's and a old school punch 120 amp in my 1978 f100, off of a pioneer deck in around 1996, all i wanted was some sound you know that old truck only had two speakers in it.. heh then i moved on to 8's then i got 12's and then i parked my baby the truck and started to re do it and while its parked i drive a 1984 camaro with a diamond audio tdx 10 a 1501d mtx and just well smile when i think back on my 6*9's... i miss the days when 8's were the only subs you could get ahahha. good old 80's i only remember it from my dad he had the first system i ever saw.. it was two mtx's on a lil mtx amp in his extended cab 1979 ford f250.. and his tape deck.. and he listened to petra!!! hehe.. god it was cool he had the only system in town!! it was weird. oh well you guys rock i love this site, we should so start a chat room a old java based chat about subwoofers and etc. and go there and become regulars !! ahaha oh well peace. ~jonathon
Not for the young at heart, First System: Sanyo Cass deck (first after market in dash unit to offer seperate bass & treble controls. Up to this point all you had was a tone control. Jenson Tri-Axle 6X9's. These babies were bad "at the time anyway" There were no dash kits we made our own. Sub woofers weren't even avalible for home systems. Amps at the time would produce about 30 watts of motor noise. We had to ask a tech to suggest some type of in-line filter. Alpine & Fosgate were still on the drawing board. All In All Jimi Hendrix, Led Zep sounded pretty good on those cass. They sounded better live at places like Woodstock, Atlanta Pop Festival I for one will always be greatful for that VW Bus with the peace signs painted on the sides. You Young men keep up the good work for this old %#*! still likes his music LOUD & CLEAR. Now I'm really going to tell you how old I am. My very very first system was an 8 track player under the dash mount unit The year was 1967
Hey Dave, you remember those kickorz pre-subwoofer era JBL 6x9's?
This was my very first system, High School(1981-83):
1980 AMC Eagle 4dr sedan Ancient Alpine tape deck - analog tuner, no dolby, 1 set of preouts(din), no separate bass/treble(tone control) Alphasonik 40x2 amp(later two Yamahas 50x2) JBL T420 - 6 1/2 coax in doors JBL T540 - 6x9 coax in rear deck
and my first "real" system:
'88 Jeep Cherokee Chief Alpine CD h/u(forget model) PPI 4200m(later Soundstream Class A 100II) Punch 150(later PPI Pro MOS 2050) Audio Control 2XS A/D/S 320i's doors A/D/S 200i plates rear fill Pair of JL Audio 10W5d8's 1.75 ft^3 a side @ 32 Hz
Ahhhhh... those were the days; when JL Audio was still a sleeper, Soundstream made ultra-sweet mid/high amps, and a Punch 150 could just about power any sub out there.
Yeah I had a friend with a Ford Ranger with a pair of Series 1 12's powered by a Punch 45. Wasn't very tight, but it sure did give you a serious back massage. I didn't think those amps sounded very good for anything but bass applications however. Real fatiguing above 5 kHz.