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A-Mart 07-18-2009 05:52 PM

Lets get it bumpin
 
Alright so I have the polk components in the doors...they sound great, but now i want some pound. i don't want it to be ridiculously loud, but i want some bass. I've decided on a 12" Alpine Type-R in 2 ohms. It's rated for 500 rms and 1500 peak, but i heard that it can handle much more than 500 rms. how big of an amp should i buy? also, what size box?

I'd like to keep my stock HU, so if anyone can point me in the right direction to an install that keeps the stock HU, that'd be greatly appreciated.

Matt 07-18-2009 07:39 PM

Re: Lets get it bumpin
 
3 ways to connect an amp to the factory radio:

1: Purchase a wire harness that costs ~ 100 bucks (install is easy)
2: Purchase a LOC that costs ~ 20 bucks (install requires splicing)
2: (If applicable) use high-level inputs (install requires splicing)

The Type-R can handle a decent amount of power. Power handling goes up if it is sealed and the contrary occurs if you go ported. Ported is a more efficient means on housing a sub woofer. If memory serves me correctly, the Type-R is happy in a 1.5 ft^3 tuned to 32hz ported enclosure or a 1 ft^3 sealed enclosure (search around or check out the manual to be sure). As far as an amp, get the most power you can afford. The lower you can keep the gain, the better. Try and find an amp that will do 500-1000 watts RMS at 2 ohms.

A-Mart 07-19-2009 11:11 AM

Re: Lets get it bumpin
 
IIRC, a LOC stands for line out converter, correct? how hard is it to **** up the wire splicing?

A-Mart 07-19-2009 06:26 PM

Re: Lets get it bumpin
 
Also, let's say I buy the CHYAA06 (http://peripheralelectronics.com/per...structions.pdf) and I connect it correctly. Will the factory amp still power my speakers? I'm pretty sure I have a factory amp, but I'm not positive.

Matt 07-20-2009 06:59 AM

Re: Lets get it bumpin
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by A-Mart (Post 35230)
IIRC, a LOC stands for line out converter, correct? how hard is it to **** up the wire splicing?

Yes, LOC = line out converter.

You won't fawk it up, it's not that hard.

Quote:

Originally Posted by A-Mart (Post 35430)
Also, let's say I buy the CHYAA06 (http://peripheralelectronics.com/per...structions.pdf) and I connect it correctly. Will the factory amp still power my speakers? I'm pretty sure I have a factory amp, but I'm not positive.

Yes, your factory system will work as normal.

A-Mart 07-20-2009 02:18 PM

Re: Lets get it bumpin
 
Alrighty, thanks for the help

NHWK05 07-21-2009 06:02 PM

Re: Lets get it bumpin
 
I got my LOC for $20 and took 10 mins to install once i ran all my wires. Worked great with my 750 watt kicker amp and 12" kicker cvr sub.

A-Mart 07-21-2009 07:40 PM

Re: Lets get it bumpin
 
Okay, so from what I understand, if my car had an amp, I'd have the premier audio system, which i don't. I would also be able to see the amp through the vent holes in the cargo area, correct? So If I DONT have an amp, I should be able to use this much cheaper harness (http://www.autosoundcentral.com/PAC_...p/aoemchr2.htm) right?

NHWK05 07-21-2009 07:45 PM

Re: Lets get it bumpin
 
That looks like it plugs between the stock unit and the wiring on the jeep so that should work 100% perfect for you if you do not have factory amp.

I have the factory amp and the boston acoustic speakers and i had to get a similar adapter but it was spliced in to the factory speaker wires. The one you have there looks like a nice solid setup for a bit of bump in the trunk.

A-Mart 07-21-2009 08:12 PM

Re: Lets get it bumpin
 
i see. If I don't have the boston or kicker system, I don't have an amp, right?

NHWK05 07-21-2009 08:16 PM

Re: Lets get it bumpin
 
Most likely no, Like you said, look in the back for the amp, or go to the dealership with your vin number and ask for a build sheet with the details of your jeep. If you have no amp then your good to go.

A-Mart 07-21-2009 09:01 PM

Re: Lets get it bumpin
 
Well there's definitely nothing behind the vents, so I'm pretty sure I don't have an amp. That's god news. Saves me 80 bucks haha.


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