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Silver Member
Username: Kenwa

Post Number: 126
Registered: May-04
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
 

Gold Member
Username: Subfanatic

Walton, Ky

Post Number: 2022
Registered: Dec-04
i had my interfire IB2900C amp, and 2 10 inch kicker comp vrs
 

Silver Member
Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 587
Registered: Mar-04
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.
 

Silver Member
Username: Kenwa

Post Number: 128
Registered: May-04
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
 

Silver Member
Username: Tdeaton1021

Near Tampa, Florida USA

Post Number: 232
Registered: Sep-04
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!
 

Silver Member
Username: Rob_brown

Post Number: 226
Registered: Jul-04
re X.X.X 15, premier deh-p8mp, infinity speakers, ed nine.1, and some ghetto amp for my speakers, i got from a pawn shop.. 300 watts rms or something.
 

Silver Member
Username: Rob_brown

Post Number: 227
Registered: Jul-04
re X.X.X 15, premier deh-p8mp, infinity speakers, ed nine.1, and some ghetto amp for my speakers, i got from a pawn shop.. 300 watts rms or something.
 

Anonymous
 
2 10" idq's in a ported box with a kenwood amp.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Beetleboyz2005

NC Usa

Post Number: 15
Registered: Mar-05
(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.
 

New member
Username: Tpizzle

Post Number: 6
Registered: Apr-05
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.
 

skyliner17
Unregistered guest
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.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Mixneffect

Orangevale, Ca. USA

Post Number: 25
Registered: Apr-05
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.
 

Gold Member
Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 1268
Registered: Jun-04
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
 

Gold Member
Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 1269
Registered: Jun-04
all that was always the pyramid subs their cheapos phase 10s i believe
 

Gold Member
Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 1270
Registered: Jun-04
my year was prob 1991 also
 

Bronze Member
Username: Pharoh

Bradford, Ontario Canada

Post Number: 87
Registered: Jan-05
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
 

Silver Member
Username: Importrapist

Savannah, GA U.S.A

Post Number: 152
Registered: Mar-05
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
 

Gold Member
Username: Invain

Michigan United States

Post Number: 1952
Registered: Aug-04
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,
 

Gold Member
Username: Jmloughrey

Farmington, CT

Post Number: 1196
Registered: Jul-04
1 12" kicker L5, run off a kenwood KAC-7201 in a tiny sealed box...oh and a Kenwood headunit...

I have since moved on to bigger andf better things...
 

Gold Member
Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 1272
Registered: Jun-04
the pitbull 8s might beat my subs for cheapness lol but your amp was alot more amp than mine trust me mine had to be 90 watts max per channel not rms lol
 

Gold Member
Username: Invain

Michigan United States

Post Number: 1953
Registered: Aug-04
Did you not see mine? A Legacy 4 channel, 400 watts max, total. lol. It probably did like 15 rms each channel.
 

Silver Member
Username: Solacedagony

New Jersey US

Post Number: 346
Registered: Oct-04
8" MTX Road Thunder w/ some really cheap "400W Max Power!" amp. Was a 2 channel, had it bridged and it was probably still only putting out 50W if that.
 

Silver Member
Username: 54danny54

Post Number: 192
Registered: Nov-04
hey db bass, get sum 10 icnh aluminim series from eclipse
 

Silver Member
Username: Importrapist

Savannah, GA U.S.A

Post Number: 153
Registered: Mar-05
whose bought the wiring kit from WAL-MART....come on....i know some of you have come on ha ha ha ha.....................I DID!!! LOL, but yes since then, i have moved on to WAY better things.
 

Silver Member
Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 596
Registered: Mar-04
Those walmart wiring kits arent as bad as you would think. The RCA's in the kits are crap though. There was a huge thread on this board where we all discussed Walmart wiring kits.

I personnaly have a used them...they arent that bad (at least not the 4ga ones). Just make sure you get some better RCA's than what comes in the kit.

...oh, and I actually use the spools of speaker wire you can get a walmart (14ga). they do just fine.
 

Silver Member
Username: Kenwa

Post Number: 131
Registered: May-04
Yeah i have used wal-mart wiring kits, especially when people bring me cheap vehcles with a cheap system to put in it. And your right about the spools of wire marshall.
 

Silver Member
Username: Alpineuser

Post Number: 204
Registered: Mar-05
2 12" mtx thunder 8000s powered by a profile 600watt amp :-)
 

Gold Member
Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 1275
Registered: Jun-04
alpine....how did those 8000s do for you im about to run a pair of 10 8000s on my mtx 81000d
 

Silver Member
Username: Mr_kebo

Albertville, Al USA

Post Number: 198
Registered: Nov-04
My first system was 2 Kicker Comp 12" in a 2.5cuf t sealed box powered by a Kicker ZR120 amp.
 

New member
Username: Parad0x

Post Number: 2
Registered: Apr-05
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.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Loc_out

Post Number: 51
Registered: Feb-05
Audiobahn 2 12' aw1206t
Audiobahn amp a2300HCT
6'9 alpine
5'7 pioneer
MA 4 channel
 

94red5-oh
Unregistered guest
Pioneer DEH-4000
Stock Pontiac speakers
(2) 10" Pioneer 350's
Jensen 600 watt 4 channel amp
All of this done with Radio Shack wiring...
This was four years ago....
 

Silver Member
Username: Rds11

Louisville, Kentucky

Post Number: 191
Registered: Nov-04
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
 

Bronze Member
Username: Langner

Madison, South dakota US

Post Number: 82
Registered: Apr-05
2 12" blaupunkt 400 watt subs
650 watt boss amp
bandbass box
got it all for about 150 bucks
 

Gold Member
Username: James1115

Wilton, Ct

Post Number: 2310
Registered: Dec-04
Alpine 7815,Rockford fosgate punch 100IX running 2-10iin bass tubes with RF 10in punch subs in toe tubes, and rockford components run by a punch 60ix:-) I still love those amps soooo much.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Disturbedpriest

Post Number: 66
Registered: Jun-04
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
 

Silver Member
Username: Rob315

Cuse, NY U.S.

Post Number: 431
Registered: Jan-05
2 12" pyramid subs
1 300 watt pyramid amp
audiovox cd player
stock speakers
scratched cd's
and one h*ll of a nice buzz....
 

Silver Member
Username: Bnd_rulez

Phoenix, AZ USA

Post Number: 319
Registered: Mar-05
Stock speakers, stock HU, LOC with 2 Cerwin Vega 8's powered by a Kicker 120.2... I am glad I have since moved on to better things..
 

Bronze Member
Username: Nitescort

Post Number: 57
Registered: Mar-05
when i started there was no such thing as subs! LOL
 

Silver Member
Username: Alpineuser

Post Number: 207
Registered: Mar-05
sean they were actually pretty good subs for the amount of power i was giving them. they will pound with that amp on it :-)
 

New member
Username: Grandpa

Post Number: 4
Registered: Apr-05
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
 

Gold Member
Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 1278
Registered: Jun-04
cool alpine ill let you know what i end up hitting with the 10s
 

Silver Member
Username: Fishy

Tamarac Ft.Laud, FL USA

Post Number: 939
Registered: Sep-04
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.

:-)

-Fishy
 

Silver Member
Username: Fishy

Tamarac Ft.Laud, FL USA

Post Number: 940
Registered: Sep-04
Yeah and prior to those JBL's, Jensen made THE top of the line automotive loudspeaker(their 6x9's rocked, lol).

What about those nasty soundin power EQ's?

Egad they were awful, but sure could get loud.

:P

-Fishy
 

Bronze Member
Username: Mixneffect

Orangevale, Ca. USA

Post Number: 38
Registered: Apr-05
punch 150???????? Heck a punch 45 did the job just fine, especially with a 15 dB boost.
 

Silver Member
Username: Fishy

Tamarac Ft.Laud, FL USA

Post Number: 942
Registered: Sep-04
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.

-Fishy
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