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    Just ordered a system - please contribute thoughts

    Just ordered a new HU, component speakers, rear speakers, and a sub:

    HU - Alpine CDA-9831

    Component Speakers - Infinity 6 1/2" Kappa Perfect 6.1

    Rears - Infinity 5 1/4" Kappa 52.5I

    Sub - Infinity 10" Kappa Perfect 10.1d

    How does this setup sound? I bought everything from VIP Mobile Online and saved $285 over Crutchfield's prices.

    I'm going to install the HU, fronts, and rears myself and then go someplace local to install the AMP and buy and enclosure for the sub.

    Does anyone have any amp recommendations? I was looking at this Alpline MRV-F450...

    Any comments would be sweet. You ppl rock. This website has been so much help so far.

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    Infinity makes a good product. I've only heard some of their older stuff, and I was impressed.
    I would recommend for you that you get the box for the sub custom made. That way you can get a box specifically designed for your sub, and you'll get the best sound.
    Buying premade boxes is ok if you can get as close as possible to the requirements of the manufacturer, but is not optimal.
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    Originally posted by platano
    Infinity makes a good product. Buying premade boxes is ok if you can get as close as possible to the requirements of the manufacturer, but is not optimal.
    Yes. Your system should sound pretty good for the money. Or, if you're any good with powertools, you could build your own box for the sub. I have never heard of VIP Mobile Online though.. I personally like SoundDomain.com a lot.
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    Thanks guys. I actually ended up ordering the custom 10" sub box from need4speedpower.com

    VIP, I've never ordered from them before, just kind of ran into them. I guess I took a gamble by ordering from them, but their prices looked really good. I'll come back and update this thread with my experience with them.

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    Alpine makes great HUs and Amplifiers. It looks like a good system choice to me but if you are looking to add more subs in the future I would recomend getting a seperate multi-channel amp and a seperate mono amp. 200 watts of bass is nice but if you really want to bump look into going 400+ watts.

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    I'm not really looking to bump. I'm just looking for something that's going to sound good to me...not the whole neighborhood. I had one 10" in my jeep, and that was plenty bass.

    Thanks for the input though. Much appreciated!

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    VIP MOBILE ONLINE IS CRAP!!!!!
    I'm going to have to work with my credit card company to contest that charge. They never pick up their damn phones or answer their e-mails. They didn't waste any time charging my CC though. I already submitted a case to the BBB on them.

    Anyway, I got my stuff from allcarstereo.com Very good prices.
    It should be coming tomorrow UPS.

    I decided to go with MB Quart RKC113 5.25" 2-ways for the rear doors because I forgot that the Infinity's won't fit in the rear doors (even with the IA Performance spacers).

    I also decided to get the JL Audio 10w6v2 sub instead of Infinity.

    Haven't gotten any amps yet. I'll pick some up locally I'm thinking.

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    Originally posted by chanwahyaoh
    VIP MOBILE ONLINE IS CRAP!!!!!
    Like I always say,
    "It's good to go cheap, but not too cheap."
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    Actually the place I'm getting it from was cheaper than VIP...

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    Okay, got my system installed and it's sweet. I've got 2 JL Audio 300W amps (one 4-channel, and one 2-channel).

    When I crank it, the headlights dim ever so slightly with each bass thud....and I want to put a cap in now.

    question 1) if the amps are already installed, is it pretty easy to put in a cap yourself?

    question 2) What is a good brand/model recommendation?


    Any help would be great!
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    Originally posted by chanwahyaoh
    Okay, got my system installed and it's sweet. I've got 2 JL Audio 300W amps (one 4-channel, and one 2-channel).

    When I crank it, the headlights dim ever so slightly with each bass thud....and I want to put a cap in now.

    question 1) if the amps are already installed, is it pretty easy to put in a cap yourself?

    question 2) What is a good brand/model recommendation?

    question 3) How do I know how many farads?

    Any help would be great!
    You could try a grounding mod, might fix the headlight dimming problem. I know it fixes it on a stock car, dunno about one with a heavy duty system.
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    1.) Yes, it is extremely easy to DIY. You have to connect the power cable from your battery (that is in your trunk and is hooked up to your amps right now) to the positive lead on the cap. Then you just run two wires from the positive on the cap into your amps so the cap is a buffer in between the amps and the battery.

    2.) All caps are about the same. You do not need to get a name brand cap because they are way overpriced. I think I saw a Fosgate cap for like $150 which is insanly expensive. You can go to Wal-Mart and pick one up for about $75 and it actually works.

    3.) Calculate the amount of RMS watts in your system and use the figure .5 Farad for every 500 watts. So if you are drawing exactly around 500 you could go with a .5 but I would step up to a full farad just to be safe.

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    Cool, thanks guys!

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    No problem

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    Instead of getting a cap, get an upgraded battery if you do not already have one. And yes, good grounding and thicker wire from the alternator to battery will help.
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