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Forum: Audio & Video
08-22-2010, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,274
Posted By Paul350Z

The vast majority of subwoofers are designed...

The vast majority of subwoofers are designed around a closed box. The trapped air acts spring to retard the movement of the cone in-and-out. Without this air tight enclosure the speaker will over...
Forum: Audio & Video
08-22-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Paul350Z

You need to run 12 VDC to the tiny pre-amplifier...

You need to run 12 VDC to the tiny pre-amplifier that sits in the trunk just under the antenna.
Forum: Audio & Video
08-15-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,061
Posted By Paul350Z

24-28 gauge is what most of the smaller wires in...

24-28 gauge is what most of the smaller wires in the car are run with. A GPS or iPod needs about 6-8 watts - figure 0.5 amps or so - and is such a small load that my Uglies book doesn't even begin to...
Forum: Audio & Video
08-15-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,061
Posted By Paul350Z

Mine lives in the center console out-of-site. ...

Mine lives in the center console out-of-site.

My whole system was installed to minimize the "STEAL THIS CAR" advertisements with the CD player in the rear map pocket behind the door, the...
Forum: Audio & Video
08-06-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,001
Posted By Paul350Z

There's some amazing BS being spread here. Ya'...

There's some amazing BS being spread here. Ya' all better get a refund because your engineering schools sold you a line of BS rather than an education in acoustics!

So most of us aren't from...
Forum: Audio & Video
08-01-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By Paul350Z

You can do it but carefully as the box's trapped...

You can do it but carefully as the box's trapped air volume acts as a spring to limit the excursion of the woofer. Put it cone down on a flat surface and the air trapped there might help a (tiny)...
Forum: Audio & Video
07-31-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,153
Posted By Paul350Z

I have concerns about the thickness of the walls...

I have concerns about the thickness of the walls because the woofer pumps a bunch of energy into the cabinet which it must absorb. Think walls would resonate with the vibrations which is a bad thing....
Forum: Audio & Video
07-24-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,466
Posted By Paul350Z

I found the wire as it went back towards the...

I found the wire as it went back towards the back-up lights. Since my headend's "brain" was mounted under the passenger's seat I wanted a connection behind the seats. Since at the time I had the...
Forum: Audio & Video
07-24-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By Paul350Z

IMHO the "best" part of a really bad system is...

IMHO the "best" part of a really bad system is the headend. The biggest complaint is that the CD player fails often.

The speakers and amplifier of the Bose systems are very poor quality. VERY poor...
Forum: East Canada
07-22-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Paul350Z

Great tactic - taking to the streets! :gotowned:

Great tactic - taking to the streets! :gotowned:
Forum: Audio & Video
07-18-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,625
Posted By Paul350Z

Feed a clean sine wave on pins 1 and 2, I'd try...

Feed a clean sine wave on pins 1 and 2, I'd try 0.25 volts to 1.0 volts, and measure the output with an oscilloscope on pins 3 and 4 across a 2-4 ohm load.
...
Forum: Audio & Video
07-18-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By Paul350Z

The Bose headend controls the "amplifier" - that...

The Bose headend controls the "amplifier" - that little tiny tinnie wienie pack-of-cigarettes sized thing.
...
Forum: Audio & Video
07-13-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,075
Posted By Paul350Z

That's a crazy amount of labor and risk for...

That's a crazy amount of labor and risk for speakers and too much for anything but a show car in my humble opinion. I'd much rather see you using door pods. Some cars have room down there or on...
Forum: Audio & Video
07-05-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By Paul350Z

I have been working in acoustics for about 30...

I have been working in acoustics for about 30 years. Back when I began it took $20,000 worth of calibrated test equipment to set up a studio ... not now, it takes a laptop, a CD player, a calibrated...
Forum: Audio & Video
06-30-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By Paul350Z

You might not know amps from ohms but you know...

You might not know amps from ohms but you know what you like when you hear it right?

Grab a couple of your favorite CDs (not MP3's) and visit a local B&M to spend some quality listening time with...
Forum: Audio & Video
06-28-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,001
Posted By Paul350Z

Depends on what's left of your hearing and what...

Depends on what's left of your hearing and what kind of music you listen to.

Most people with the uber-sound systems have permanently destroyed their hearing.

Most music lacks energy below 35...
06-24-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Paul350Z

Something simple like you're low on fluid? ...

Something simple like you're low on fluid?

Or something complex like you've got a blocked/clogged fluid channel?

:dunno:

Some transmission shops will give free or cheap diagnostic checks.
Forum: Audio & Video
06-23-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 687
Posted By Paul350Z

I'm assuming you're planning on upgrading your...

I'm assuming you're planning on upgrading your alternator?

If that thing really puts out 1400 watts you're going to have to put in over 100 amps worth of current and the stock alternator isn't...
Forum: Audio & Video
06-23-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,234
Posted By Paul350Z

If at all possible replace the Bose subwoofer,...

If at all possible replace the Bose subwoofer, even if you go on the cheap with a subwoofer/amplifier in a box (like Infinity) it will sound better. And to tell you the truth, if you're going to try...
06-23-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,253
Posted By Paul350Z

Here's a drawing I made for the roof lights on my...

Here's a drawing I made for the roof lights on my Xterra. Rather than connecting the relay to the driving lights you'll be connecting the fans in that part of the circuit. The schematic symbol above...
06-23-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,253
Posted By Paul350Z

Pretty simple. A standard relay will have...

Pretty simple.

A standard relay will have four terminals - some have five - in any case you only need four terminals.

There are two circuits - two paths of electricity that you need to set up....
06-23-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By Paul350Z

Check you fuses. There's a bunch of them in the...

Check you fuses. There's a bunch of them in the fuse box in the passenger's compartment and some more near the battery under the hood. Check your owner's manual for pictures of their locations.
06-23-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,432
Posted By Paul350Z

There's a 3M kit that I've heard good things said...

There's a 3M kit that I've heard good things said about. It comes with a number of polishing compounds and a buffing ball that gets put into a DC powered (not high-speed AC) drill.

I'm not sure...
06-21-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 971
Posted By Paul350Z

I was like what are you talking about ... and...

I was like what are you talking about ... and then reflashed my cache of the page ... nice!
Forum: Audio & Video
06-13-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,372
Posted By Paul350Z

:gotowned: Yeah ... sounds like me! :D

:gotowned:

Yeah ... sounds like me! :D
Forum: Audio & Video
06-13-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,372
Posted By Paul350Z

You need both. The red constant battery...

You need both.

The red constant battery power is used for keeping the memory and it is the heavy power source.

The yellow is used to signal the head-end and its amplifier on and off and it...
06-09-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,050
Posted By Paul350Z

In complete fairness they are "ARE THE BEST...

In complete fairness they are "ARE THE BEST WHEELS EVERRRRR!" which is always a good argument.

Kids.
Forum: Audio & Video
06-07-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,910
Posted By Paul350Z

2 ohm single voice coil - you're golden. ...

2 ohm single voice coil - you're golden.

The amp will be stable bridged across a 2 ohm load and provide 200 watts maximum.

Speakers change impedances when coupled together, not amplifiers.
06-07-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11,510
Views: 760,453
Posted By Paul350Z

1973 Plymouth Barracuda Sport --joined the...

1973 Plymouth Barracuda Sport
--joined the Navy and didn't need a vehicle--
1982 Plymouth Colt DL (got married and did!)
1988 Honda CRV DL
2005 Nissan 350Z Anniversary
2006 Nissan Xterra Off...
Forum: Audio & Video
06-07-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,910
Posted By Paul350Z

"to run a 2ohm svc bridged... only from a mono....

"to run a 2ohm svc bridged... only from a mono. Everything I've read requires a DVC @ 4ohms bridges to 2ohms."

Simple math. You have a JL Audio 10W3 with a 2 Ohm dual voice coil. You can wire this...
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