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Speaker, Wiring, and Box question? #141501 Mar 31, 6:45pm Mar 31, 6:45pm
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Speaker, Wiring, and Box question?
alright stay with me now... im planning on gettin a 2 ohm 12" Alpine Type R sub and a bandpass (dual ported) box and a alpine mono amp that puts out 350 amps at 2 ohms!

1. it says i need a 8 gauge wiring kit (i think) but i no nothing about wiring kits, what are good kits?? like brands

2. im also plannin on upgrading my speakers soon, would it sound alright if i just upgraded the 6 1/2's and not the tweaters? also do you need 4 new 6 1/2's?

3. what in the difference in sound in bandpass, ported, and sealed boxes??

THANK YOU

Re: Speaker, Wiring, and Box question? [Re: bmw52786] #141502 Apr 1, 11:55am Apr 1, 11:55am
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bump, no one can help me?


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Re: Speaker, Wiring, and Box question? [Re: bmw52786] #141503 Apr 1, 12:17pm Apr 1, 12:17pm
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1. Fosgate..stinger..any decent named wiring kit will work just fine for ya.

2. U don't have to change out all 4 speakers..u can do just 2 if you want...but i would do all 4. And yes you can keep the tweeters

3. Ported and bandpass are close to the same...they are a more open box and its louder but not as clean bass
Sealed boxes...(u should use these for ur subs) are tighter bass and cleaner but takes a little bit more power to run thumbsup

Hope this helps

Re: Speaker, Wiring, and Box question? [Re: bmw52786] #141504 Apr 1, 2:07pm Apr 1, 2:07pm
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Originally Posted by bmw52786
alright stay with me now... im planning on gettin a 2 ohm 12" Alpine Type R sub and a bandpass (dual ported) box and a alpine mono amp that puts out 350 amps at 2 ohms!

1. it says i need a 8 gauge wiring kit (i think) but i no nothing about wiring kits, what are good kits?? like brands

2. im also plannin on upgrading my speakers soon, would it sound alright if i just upgraded the 6 1/2's and not the tweaters? also do you need 4 new 6 1/2's?

3. what in the difference in sound in bandpass, ported, and sealed boxes??

THANK YOU
just a couple things to add
1. while your doing all this you might as well upgrade to 4 gauge wire just in case you add more audio later, unless your worried about the weight issue.
2. its really your choice on whether or not to keep the tweeters. i would say it isnt worth it because of the location of the door speakers. the midrange is located in a very poor spot, directed right at your left calf. having a componant system will result with just hearing the tweeter nad not the midrange.
3. bandpass - hardest hitting/low quality
ported - harder hitting/ok quality
sealed - hard hitting/good quality


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Re: Speaker, Wiring, and Box question? [Re: bmw52786] #141505 Apr 1, 6:57pm Apr 1, 6:57pm
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thanks for the replys! i bought the sub and bandpass box cause they came together on ebay and now all i need is my amp and wires and ill be set!


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Re: Speaker, Wiring, and Box question? [Re: csheriff] #141506 Apr 1, 7:11pm Apr 1, 7:11pm
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Originally Posted by csheriff
Originally Posted by bmw52786
alright stay with me now... im planning on gettin a 2 ohm 12" Alpine Type R sub and a bandpass (dual ported) box and a alpine mono amp that puts out 350 amps at 2 ohms!

1. it says i need a 8 gauge wiring kit (i think) but i no nothing about wiring kits, what are good kits?? like brands

2. im also plannin on upgrading my speakers soon, would it sound alright if i just upgraded the 6 1/2's and not the tweaters? also do you need 4 new 6 1/2's?

3. what in the difference in sound in bandpass, ported, and sealed boxes??

THANK YOU
just a couple things to add
1. while your doing all this you might as well upgrade to 4 gauge wire just in case you add more audio later, unless your worried about the weight issue.
2. its really your choice on whether or not to keep the tweeters. i would say it isnt worth it because of the location of the door speakers. the midrange is located in a very poor spot, directed right at your left calf. having a componant system will result with just hearing the tweeter nad not the midrange.
3. bandpass - hardest hitting/low quality
ported - harder hitting/ok quality
sealed - hard hitting/good quality


Ok. Wires...not that big a deal for subs.. BIG deal for mids and highs though. I do recomend 4 gauge wire though. Always better than 8 gauge...

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