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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby transformer » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:01 pm

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transformer wrote:Im no sound guru but the headunit is the power source of your speakers if im not mistaken. so getting an external source like an amplifier would fix that. A better headunit will improve it as well. Not sure tho


Headunits makes a huge difference (sound processing/signals etc) imo - think it is the 1st thing to upgrade before looking at speakers and amp, but thats my preference.

Ah okay cool will have to go check that out
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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby Playa25 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:33 am

transformer wrote:I am planning to do some basic sound upgrades without it breaking the bank so what I came up with is two 6.5 inch kicker components and a kicker amp. I just want better quality not really after crazy bass. Any advice?

Is the rear of the focus ST 2010 also 6.5 inch?

This is the headunit I am planning to go for http://www.stopshop.co.za/buy-ford-focu ... ull_site=1

the two split systems and amp
http://www.planetworld.co.za/kicker-ds- ... [email protected]
http://www.planetworld.co.za/kicker-cx3 ... @1445.html

any advice or recommendations please


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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby jbassonjnr » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:07 pm

If I could give any advice, my focus has been build as a Sound Quality system, it has been featured in the speed and sound magazine, if the deck isn't a Alpine, Kenwood or something, don't bother, the best thing you can do, is install a Digital Sound Processor like I did, you will not be sorry
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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby transformer » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:31 am

I was looking at these sound processors in the latest speed and sound. I see audio control is one of the better brands. Any other brands to consider?
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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby jbassonjnr » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:49 am

I am using a Mosconi Gladen DSP 4to6, fantastic piece of equipment
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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby transformer » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:50 am

jbassonjnr wrote:I am using a Mosconi Gladen DSP 4to6, fantastic piece of equipment

What do they price and whered you get it?
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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby jbassonjnr » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:14 pm

I don't want to specify a price, best bet is phone Abrie Rautenbach @ Acoustic Audio
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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby transformer » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:34 am

Thanks for the help once again guys. Just purchased a 600.5 channel kicker amp (600+RMS) so now going to get two split systems for the 4 75w channels and a 10" 300RMS Comp D sub for the 300w channel. Should sound great going on what ive read, damn excited

Anyone have any experience with kicker? One guy I spoke to reckons they equal to Rockford if not better :? ??
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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby in10sive » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:43 am

Cool - Kicker is nice, I had a 10" sub but have not so long ago purchased Lightning Audio amp, splits and subs and to me it was better than the Kicker and alot cheaper aswell.

Are you going to stick with your stock HU - I am planning to start upgrading my sound aswell soon I am going for this HU:

http://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/in-ca ... /wx-gt90bt
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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby jbassonjnr » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:45 am

I am also running a 5 channel amp, the Alpine PDX-V9... It produces 100wrms x 4 and 500wrms x 1 for the subwoofer,
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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby transformer » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:56 am

in10sive wrote:Cool - Kicker is nice, I had a 10" sub but have not so long ago purchased Lightning Audio amp, splits and subs and to me it was better than the Kicker and alot cheaper aswell.

Are you going to stick with your stock HU - I am planning to start upgrading my sound aswell soon I am going for this HU:

http://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/in-ca ... /wx-gt90bt

Ah okay! Well you get what you pay for but apparently kicker is awesome value for money. For some reason I dont like the user interface of most of the good headunits like sony/alpine etc. Would love a android unit like in my first post. Have seen a lot of walkthroughs of these units on youtube and I think im.going for it

jbassonjnr wrote:I am also running a 5 channel amp, the Alpine PDX-V9... It produces 100wrms x 4 and 500wrms x 1 for the subwoofer,


very nice man! Must thump hard! 5 channels are pricey
:o but they are really practical
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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby in10sive » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:09 am

sure you get what you pay for, I just prefer not to over-pay :-)
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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby transformer » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:32 am

@intensive sorry thought you said kicker was cheaper than the lightning audio my bad. Yeah I hear you man the stuff I chose seemed reasonably priced. Paid 3700 for the amp which isnt bad at all compared to other 5 channels
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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby transformer » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:24 pm

First piece of my puzzle arrived. I still need everything else and a head unit. But its a start. 600.5 kicker amp
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Re: two splits systems vs one split and sub

Postby in10sive » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:53 pm

Cool looking amp - almost got all my stuff for my sound install this weekend!
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