Help choosing amp - Page 2
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 60

This is a discussion on Help choosing amp within the Electronics/Car Audio forums, part of the Interior Mods category; Okay ,so looks like I'll have a lot more time to choose an amp.The AI enclosure is on back order ...

  1. #16
    Moderator rage-wrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yonkers/NYC
    Posts
    10,766
    I Support ClubWRX
    Okay ,so looks like I'll have a lot more time to choose an amp.The AI enclosure is on back order & they told me that I shouldn't expect it for at least 2-3 weeks,maybe more.
    T0ny
    2011 WRX
    2012 FXT

    The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread


    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #17
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,661
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx
    Okay ,so looks like I'll have a lot more time to choose an amp.The AI enclosure is on back order & they told me that I shouldn't expect it for at least 2-3 weeks,maybe more.
    The only problem with AI is how long it takes to get things. I waited months for my amp rack. That said, when it finally arrived, it was worth the wait...

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning, LLC

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  4. #18
    Registered User SamXp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Posts
    463
    Yeah, they really should start making these popular models in mass quantities, but it sounds like they just make them to order and keep an almost continual backlog. It is a really nice piece, though.

  5. #19
    Moderator rage-wrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yonkers/NYC
    Posts
    10,766
    I Support ClubWRX
    okay,so I got the JL 10W3v3.

    I have also decided to get the JBL MS-8.It turned out to be cheaper than a new head unit & I get to keep all the OEM HU's features.

    Still haven't decided on an amp,but I'm now interested in the Massive NX5.
    T0ny
    2011 WRX
    2012 FXT

    The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread


    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

  6. #20
    Moderator rage-wrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yonkers/NYC
    Posts
    10,766
    I Support ClubWRX
    I now have all the components.

    Any suggestions for front speakers?
    T0ny
    2011 WRX
    2012 FXT

    The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread


    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

  7. #21
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,661
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx
    I now have all the components.

    Any suggestions for front speakers?
    Like exhaust suggestions, this is subjective. Your best bet is to burn a disc of a mix of music you'd play to a music store and test everything they have in stock.

    Focus only on component sets. I have the Alpine Type-X, and I'm pretty happy.
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning, LLC

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  8. #22
    Moderator rage-wrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yonkers/NYC
    Posts
    10,766
    I Support ClubWRX
    Yeah,I'm looking only at component sets.

    I went down to the local best buy.The range of choices is less than impressive.
    T0ny
    2011 WRX
    2012 FXT

    The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread


    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

  9. #23
    Moderator rage-wrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yonkers/NYC
    Posts
    10,766
    I Support ClubWRX
    Just got an email from AI.They are going to ship my enclosure on Monday.That's about 2-3 weeks before they promised to finish work on it.
    T0ny
    2011 WRX
    2012 FXT

    The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread


    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

  10. #24
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,661
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx
    Just got an email from AI.They are going to ship my enclosure on Monday.That's about 2-3 weeks before they promised to finish work on it.


    My amp rack was 2-3 months past when they said they'd be done with it

    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx
    Yeah,I'm looking only at component sets.

    I went down to the local best buy.The range of choices is less than impressive.
    Best Buy isn't going to cut it. There's got to be a store that specializes in car audio in your area you can go to...
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning, LLC

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  11. #25
    Moderator rage-wrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yonkers/NYC
    Posts
    10,766
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Best Buy isn't going to cut it. There's got to be a store that specializes in car audio in your area you can go to...
    I'm going to check out a couple of stores in the BX tomorrow.
    T0ny
    2011 WRX
    2012 FXT

    The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread


    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

  12. #26
    Moderator rage-wrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yonkers/NYC
    Posts
    10,766
    I Support ClubWRX
    Ended up getting the Massive audio RK6 component system.So my system setup is

    1.Massive Audio RK6 component speakers up front
    2.Massive Audio NX5 amp
    3..JL 10w3v3 sub in Audio Integrations enclosure
    4.JBl MS-8 sound processor.
    T0ny
    2011 WRX
    2012 FXT

    The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread


    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

  13. #27
    Moderator rage-wrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yonkers/NYC
    Posts
    10,766
    I Support ClubWRX
    Can anyone please tell me how much speaker wire I will need for the install?

    I got this kit Amazon.com: KnuKonceptz KCA Complete 4 Gauge Amp Installation Kit: Automotive and it comes with 10 Feet BLUE Klear Kable OFC 16 Gauge Speaker Wire.Will that be enough?
    T0ny
    2011 WRX
    2012 FXT

    The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread


    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

  14. #28
    Registered User xFalleNx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Voorhees, NJ
    Posts
    4,033
    You should be fine with that amount of wire. You may need more if you are running the front speakers off of the amp too (I'm sure you said if you are or not, but I don't feel like reading lol) but you can get 10g wire almost anywhere. Other than that, you'll be fine.
    --Anthony 2011 DGM WRX stg2+sf intake WTFtuned \_(ツ)_/

    Official Subie owner as of 01/10/11
    Stink Eye Mob #87

    Bye bye Bimmer
    Hellooo '11 REX

  15. #29
    Registered User G8toWRXDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    141
    I used more than 50ft of 16 gauge wire running all new wire from the amp under the drivers seat to the 4 doors. I have a crossover in each door though, so theres a little extra wire in there.
    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    2011 WRX Limited - Dark Grey Metallic
    [Cobb stage 2 93+ SF Intake] [Invidia Catted DP] [SMY Gauge Cluster w/Boost and Volt Gauges] [Monkeybone Racing Heater Vent Gauge Panel w/Oil Pressure and Temp Gauges]
    [Cobb Heatshield] [Kartboy SS] [Weathertech Floorliners] [Hardwired V1 w/Remote Display] [Complete Aftermarket Audio System] [Lighted WRX fender badges]

  16. #30
    Registered User SamXp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Posts
    463
    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Ended up getting the Massive audio RK6 component system.So my system setup is

    1.Massive Audio RK6 component speakers up front
    2.Massive Audio NX5 amp
    3..JL 10w3v3 sub in Audio Integrations enclosure
    4.JBl MS-8 sound processor.
    That's going to sound awesome!

    I think I ended up needing 20 feet of 16g speaker wire from the drivers seat to the four front speakers, and then another 8ft of 12g for the sub. Keep in mind you'll need to wire the two front woofers and two front tweeters separately to fully utilize the MS-8's ability to locate each one, spatially (aka: time alignment)

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •