Any car audio gurus here? I am looking to install the components i have myself, as installation professionally will cost me a few hundred dollars. Ok so heres the deal. I have a 94 ford ranger extended cap, so im looking to put all of this stuff in the extended cab portion of the truck. The equipment is as follows:
1000w 4 channel
720 amp 2 channel
222 1 channel
4 6x8 mb quartz speakers
4 8" galaxy subs
Amp installation kit and various fuses/wiring.
Now my first question being, is 4 subs overkill for this truck? And my second question, will the 1000watt amp blow my 6x8 speakers? I was told by a guy at the car audio shop that you can never blow speakers with too much power, just too little. And my third question, is the 770 amp enough power to run my subs. [/quote]
ok…where to start?
are 4 subs overkill? that depends on your definition of overkill, and most importantly the type of subs you will be using.
will the 1k blow your 6x8’s? again that depends on the quality and ond wattage rating of the speakers. not to mention the ohm’s of both the speakers and amp need to match.
SINCE WHEN DOES TOO LITTLE POWER BLOW ANYTHING??? poke him in the eye for lying to you. also the brands he is showing you are crapola. if you don’t know what your buying, stick to the name brand goodies. at least they have a big company backing them, and are probably pretty safe.
as for the subs, again the wattage rating for or rms is the most important factor.
NEVER GO BY THE MAXIMUM WATTAGE RATING!!! that only tells you what the maximum short term capacity is. the rms refers to the constant power handling capabilities.
STEREO SHOPS ARE NOTORIOUS FOR BEING RIP OFFS. i have dealt with soo many shops over the years that i have developed a deep hatred for them. they are all the same for the most part. and are usually owned by the same couple of middle eastern guys. what the ones that i have worked with do is rotate lying cheater salesmen throughout their chain so that when you come back with a problem, the original salesmen is gone. now the bullshit begins.
i have had stereo’s in all of my cars ever. i had a cadillac with 3 15" audiobahn subs, 1 2500 watt amp, 1 1200 watt amp, two batteries in the trunk, three capacitators, 14 audiobahn speakers inside, 2 12" flip down monitors in the headliner, a clarion touch screen 7" lcd head unit with dolby digital 5.0 surround, and all the premium wiring.
it took over a month for the bastards to finally finish, then i had to take it all apart and insulate the rca’s and seperate them from any possible road noise source. all in all it cost me about 7k.stay away from the shitty brands, they only burn out. watch out for refurbished trash at new prices.
and finally the installers, these guys can do serious damage to the interior of your vehicle, i have never walked away without a scratch. they are bound to breal a couple of panel clips, and leave a few scratches here and there. good luck getting them to admit to it too.
good luck with your system, if i can be of any further help don’t hesitate to ask.