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A few audio questions

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Kojack, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. Jun 25, 2020 at 3:15 PM
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    Kojack

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    Ended up getting a guy I work with to buy the Kenwood subs and all wiring. Lost a little money but oh well. It’s not sitting on a shelf collecting dust in the garage.
    I just ordered the loaded JBL enclosure from James. Should be a good system when the amp and enclosure gets in.
     
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  2. Jun 25, 2020 at 3:18 PM
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    I wouldn't sweat it. I think you are going to be much happier with the audio, post OEM removal! Try the powered subs out for awhile. You can always sell them and upgrade later. I will say this, however, when I ordered my sub box from James, I kept my expectations low; not due to anything with James' skill or work quality, but rather the small volume of space available behind the back seat. I installed two 10" Kenwood subs into James' ported box, hooked up an Infinity 650w mono channel amp and wow! Plenty of deep frequency bass. Way more than expected, or needed for that matter!

    Anyway, Let me know how it all sounds when you are done!
     
  3. Jun 25, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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    Oh, wow, you just updated whilst I was typing my last message. GOOD FOR YOU! You will be VERY satisfied! Besides, I like how James does the carpet covering over the box vs. bed liner that the taco guys use.
     
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  4. Jun 26, 2020 at 9:11 AM
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    I got a sealed box from James because I wanted more PUNCH and less boom from those 10s but I do wonder how much different it would sound ported...the little ported JBL replacement box would HOWL on the right song :)
     
  5. Jun 27, 2020 at 4:07 AM
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    Wow! I never could get my little 8" OEM sub to howl... or pretty much anything else for that matter. Regarding how the ported version sounds: Using my Kenwood H/U equalizer, in conjunction with my Infinity mono channel amp gain, I can make the box "boom" or "punch". I've done non-ported boxes in the past and could never get the flexibility that I wanted in the sound of my music.
     
  6. Jun 27, 2020 at 6:37 AM
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    if you get a chance, take a pic of your Eq settings, I’ve been fiddling around with mine as well and the little sound profile settings within the Kenwood.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2020 at 4:54 PM
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    Update:
    After numerous tries to get in touch with the Taco guys with absolutely zero response, I cancelled the order from them.
    I emailed James and asked if he could help me out. He shot me an email immediately and sent his #. After a few minutes on the phone with him, I ordered a Kenwood Excelon 5 channel amp and he is changing up the box and sub I ordered to better handle the higher powered amp. Package deal with rack, wiring, adjust knob and harnesses for a plug and play installation.
    Totally a stand up guy and I know I will always do business with him from here on out.
     
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  8. Jun 30, 2020 at 2:47 AM
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    You will not be disappointed!
     

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