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mbasaraba

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Re: hippy interior

Post by mbasaraba on Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:24 am

Thats what I would do. Still run the sub Bridged, much better sound especially on a single sub.

Running the 2 in series as I explained pretty much turns 2 subs into a single with a higher omb to make it easier to run on the amp.

some newer amps allow you to run a bridge and regular at same time, so it is possible you could bridge your sub and connect the others to the amp also, however, I dont think you need that much power to those other speakers unless you really want to blow yourself out of the van. Lol.

The deck should have a power rating, if it is like 15 watt front channel and 25-35 rear, that is more than enough for 6 1/2" or 5 1/4" or below. If they are 6" x 9" I might consider getting a second smaller amp or equalizer to give it a bit of extra power.

This is all based on opinion and installing stereos in my cars and friend's cars for 20+ years and I am not a pro but as least you get a non bias opinion on it.
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Re: hippy interior

Post by dodge man on Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:36 am

thanks mat, i dont know a thing about amps and bridging, i'll wire the amp only to the sub and see how it sounds,
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Re: hippy interior

Post by mbasaraba on Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:42 am

The book for the amp should explain bridging. If not, just look for the bridge terminals usually indicated by parentheses. You then just run positive on the sub to the positive bridge terminal and negative on sub to negative bridge terminal.

You will notice a huge difference, especially with a single sub. If a song is recorded with bass in 2 channels, and you only wire the sub to one channel you will only get half the notes or very muted. Running it bridged will put the sub/amp in Mono which will draw from both channels. Just FYI...
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Re: hippy interior

Post by dodge man on Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:00 am

ok now i understand when you say bridge you mean the conectors on the side of the amp, the manual shows wireing a sub and two speakers to the amp, i'll only wire the sub to the amp and the 4 speakers to the deck, and it should sound ok?
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Re: hippy interior

Post by mbasaraba on Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:12 am

Yep it should sound good. Smile I would make sure to turn the pre-amp on in the deck. Sometimes it is a "Loud" button or other indication of more power to the speakers.

Also, many decks have an option to change the RCA output to a "sub mode" which will do the same thing as a Cap on the subs, it filters the high end notes out of the signal going to the amp. This helps alot and improves sound quality big time. Some decks have RCA outputs that are specifically labeled "Sub" so make sure to check the back of the deck to see how many sets of outputs it has or the deck menu options if you can put that output into subwoofer mode.
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Re: hippy interior

Post by dodge man on Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:22 am

thanks again mat, i really appreciate your help,
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Re: hippy interior

Post by mbasaraba on Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:32 am

NP. Just sitting at work watching my machine run parts that take nearly 2 hours a piece to run so rather bored wishing I was at home working on my van right now. LoL.

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Re: hippy interior

Post by dodge man on Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:38 am

i know what you mean mat, before i retired it used to drive me nuts nowing i had things at i wanted to do to hot rod, then when i got home i couldnt get out to garage fast enough, lol
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Re: hippy interior

Post by dodge man on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:08 pm

got it all wired up, sounds great plenty of base, just have to get my curtains up and find a matress that fits,wait till spring and do some cruising thanks to all the help i got from you guys on here !!
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Re: hippy interior

Post by vanny on Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:32 pm

Congrats to all. Another successful assist from one of the members. Wahoo!


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Re: hippy interior

Post by wylee on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:22 am

great work.....
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Re: hippy interior

Post by dodge man on Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:50 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300832067192?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
i bought one of these to go between the amp and battery, should save on my alternator as well,
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Re: hippy interior

Post by mbasaraba on Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:32 pm

Yep and will keep the bass constant when you have that booty music thumpin
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Re: hippy interior

Post by dodge man on Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:37 pm

i've been injoying some pink floyd already, lol
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Re: hippy interior

Post by Dodger 359 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:03 pm

Nice interior. I will be going for the hippie look as well. Everything looks awesome. Cool
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Re: hippy interior

Post by dodge man on Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:20 pm

thanks man, its fun to work on,
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Re: hippy interior

Post by dodge man on Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:42 am

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Re: hippy interior

Post by vanny on Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:46 pm

This is the cherry on the sundae! Way cool! Very Happy


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Re: hippy interior

Post by dodge man on Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:56 pm

thanks, it fits my wife and me,,lol
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Re: hippy interior

Post by dodge man on Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:42 pm


i bought a 8'' memory foam mattress and cut to fit,put on my matching bed spread, now when spring gets here i can test drive the disc brake conversion and if i break down i'll have a place to sleep, and if my wife kicks me out, lol
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Re: hippy interior

Post by dodge man on Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:48 pm


got my nerf bars all polished and installed
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Re: hippy interior

Post by dix on Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:04 pm

Very nice. how Soon can I expect mine.???


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Re: hippy interior

Post by Wheelie on Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:08 pm

Groovy!
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Re: hippy interior

Post by dodge man on Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:20 pm

dix wrote:Very nice. how Soon can I expect mine.???
i still have to make the rear ones, it was a job,,lol
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Re: hippy interior

Post by vanny on Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:36 pm

And might I say, A job Well Done! That is one far out van, Man! I bought some memory foam once...but I forgot where I put it. LOL afro


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