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SS Teacher

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  1. I was in the same boat a few years ago with my Challenger. I used the LC2i and was happy enough with the results.
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    Looking for some 6.5 components speakers

    I'd skip the rear speakers and buy a better set for the front.
  3. Awesome, I'll contact them today. Thank you!
  4. I picked up an Orion 2250 SX on OfferUp for $75 (happy birthday to me!). It was advertised as not-working, but it looks good visually and I thought I MIGHT want it repaired. The problem is I can't find anyone who repairs the older stuff. Amp Medics is 40 minutes from my house, but Steve stopped fixing the old ones (parts are impossible to get). DB-R stopped fixed legacy amps back in 2010. So, anyone know anyone who is willing and able to fix my Beast? (I know technically only the Orion XTR 2250 was called the Beast, but I choose to ignore that fact).
  5. It's certainly NOT the best aftermarket HU I've owned (it's probably the worst, actually), but I went with the Raxiom made specifically for the JK. The stock 130 was hot garbage, this unit is infinitely better AND the integration is seamless. NAV, backup camera, 2 rca outputs plus a dedicated sub output, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth, DVD, etc. It does everything, but like all Jack-of-all-Trades, it is a master of none (other than integration). http://www.extremeterrain.com/raxiom-gps-navigation-jk-j101300.html J=just E=empty E=every P=pocket
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    SSAwerks 8" sub

    These better not come out before the Evil tweeters!!!
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    SSA Evil 1 (first SSA tweeter)

    Dang It! I saw Aaron posted and was hoping they were ready. Well, all good things come to those who wait.
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    Need some input on the EVIL

    Other than power handling, what are you looking for? What vehicle and how much room do you have for the box? The enclosure makes all the difference in the world when it comes to how a sub sounds.
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    Tweeter suggestions

    I finally got one! $150 on Offer UP (I did spend 3 hours of my Sunday afternoon in my car though). Can't wait to replace that HUMONGOUS PPI Black Ice and put this "little" beauty under the seat.
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    Tweeter suggestions

    I'm going to go active for the first time and need some help. Eventually I'll pair my SSA Evil Mids and XCON 10" with Evil tweeters, but spring break is coming and I'd like to install what I have and run a temporary and inexpensive tweeter until the Evil tweeters come to market. Info: 2013 Jeep Wrangler, mids will go into the speaker pods mounted in the dash, on axis. The stock tweeter location is on 'tombstone' pods on axis on the top of the dash. I don't have any flexibility on speaker location as I frequently have the doors off. I take it off road and it gets a little wet so kick panels aren't an option either. I'll be powering the front stage with an NVX JAD 800.4 and the processing will be through a Kicker Front Row DSP. I need a 1" on axis tweeter that can play down to 3,000 Hz and I don't want to spend more than $30 each because it'll only be temporary. I could run the JBL power series tweeters I currently have, but I'm not sure they will sound good crossed over at 3,000 Hz. I got the JBLs for $90 and they are LOUD which is great for a Jeep, but the tweeters sounded very harsh to me.
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    Anybody into Off-roading?

    Hahahahahahaha, that's like asking which brand of amp I should get! Shocks are important, do NOT skimp and buy cheap. I'm running Old Man Emu shocks on my Jeep and I am quite fond of them, BUT certain brands are better for trucks verses Jeeps, AND certain companies cater to different environments. OME tends to be a good blend for on and off road but not "the best" for purely off road. My friend runs Pro Comp on his Chevy (37"s) and has had good results, but went with Blisten on his Jeep. SOOOOOoooo, in conclusion my advice is to join an F150 forum and get advice and opinions from F150 owners who actively off road.
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    Cant decide between ICON and XCON

    Never herd the ICON, but my XCON pounded with 500 watts, you don't need to give it RMS to get loud AND sound great at the same time.
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    Ideas for my System

    I said 100 watts at 2 Ohms is easier on your electrical because most amps are more efficient at 2 and 4 ohms. OP decide what route you're going BEFORE you buy amps and subs. Finding amps that do 1000 watts at 1 ohm is easy. Finding amps that do 1000 watts at 2 ohms is wayyyyy more expensive. Finding amps that run at .5 ohm is very hard on electrical as a daily driver.
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    Tweeter suggestions

    I'm obviously no expert, but it looks like this ScanSpeak Limited Edition D2604/8320-02 1" Textile Dome Tweeter has an fs of 500 hz, 100 watts of power handling, and relatively flat frequency response all the way down to 1000 hz on axis. This appears to be a very good match with the SSA Evil mids unless I'm missing something. Opinions?
  15. Currently I'm only running 2 amps and just run the remote wire from my HU to both amps, but I'm going active and will be adding a Kicker Front Row and possibly an Audio Control EQL. I don't think the single remote turn on from the HU will power all 4 components and I'm looking into relays. I hit BCAE1 and I think I need a 12V 40amp relay, but the wiring diagram shows a distribution block for the remote wires in 16 gauge. Where would I find one? What do you guys do? I looked at autoparts stores (I will not pay $6 shipping for a $5 part) and found relays but I'm clueless as to where to find distribution blocks that small.
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    Tweeter suggestions

    The dealer is nuts. She's going to destroy her drive shafts and ball joints.
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    Tweeter suggestions

    I live in Flordia so I can live with 33"s and 3.23 gears on my 2 door manual. I probably couldn't live with it if I had a JKU and/or hills.
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    Tweeter suggestions

    I'll measure the volume of the pods FCA uses, but I know they aren't tiny. They might actually be close to the .30 cubic feet recommended by SSA. I just did some research on Aperiodic venting (I vaguely remember that from the 90s), but I don't want to cut up the factory pods unless I have to. I picked 3kHz because I didn't think I could find a 1" tweeter that could much lower than that.
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    Relay help

    I most certainly do NOT want to fry my HU! Looks like I've got a little more research to do...
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    Relay help

    Awesome, got it! I'll check on relays locally and if I can't find one I'll order it from Amazon.
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    Relay help

    Excellent. Do you just run multiple turn on leads from the relay (with 7.5 amp fuses each) or do you run a distribution block?
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    Ideas for my System

    Crutchfield and Sonic Electronix have decent how to guides, but... www.bcae1.com is a GREAT website with tons of basic information, check it out.
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    Ideas for my System

    I bought an XCON in dual 1 voice coils so I could wire it to 2 ohm and take it easy on my electrical.
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    Tweeter suggestions

    37"s would require new axles and at least 4.10 gears not to mention upgraded everything in the suspension. I'm sure that Jeep looks great, but it'll be a piece of hot garbage on the trail. Forget the trail, if she hits a pothole she's going to bend the axle. Off roading is just like car audio- you gotta pay to play.
  25. To piggy back what Billy Jack said, most tweeters use Neodymium magnets because they only need small magnets and the cost isn't too much, but Neo on larger speakers is very costly. Last I checked it cost 4 times as much as silver.