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  • #2
    Vibe's with a good amp are a good set up, so many people say they work with other amps this is true but they don't seem to be as good. (Vibe amp with Sub or components are impressive for the price).

    JBL's are cheap but produce a good clear bass sound and kicker are also good especially the square's.

    JBL dont drop low enough though with certain music the bass flattens which you do notice, however if you fasten them on the outside of the box (None ported box) this does improve the bass drop.

    I've used a few in my past (When younger lol) and won a few DB awards however quality has come along way since my youth.

    Starting with wiring the shorter the earth wire is the better, use good RCA leads remote wire doesn't matter and use the thickest live you can afford.

    These are useful:

    8 AWG 1000 Watt 8 Gauge Car Amplifier Amp Sub Power Earth & Remote Wiring Kit | eBay

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    • #3
      0 / 2 / 4 or 8 gauge live wire is best.

      Just this would sake your head off than using two subs:

      JL Audio JL CP112-W0v2 - 12" Sub + Slot Port Box | eBay
      Last edited by tanktop; 18-03-2014, 12:22 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tanktop View Post
        Vibe's with a good amp are a good set up, so many people say they work with other amps this is true but they don't seem to be as good. (Vibe amp with Sub or components are impressive for the price).

        JBL's are cheap but produce a good clear bass sound and kicker are also good especially the square's.

        JBL dont drop low enough though with certain music the bass flattens which you do notice, however if you fasten them on the outside of the box (None ported box) this does improve the bass drop.

        I've used a few in my past (When younger lol) and won a few DB awards however quality has come along way since my youth.

        Starting with wiring the shorter the earth wire is the better, use good RCA leads remote wire doesn't matter and use the thickest live you can afford.

        These are useful:

        8 AWG 1000 Watt 8 Gauge Car Amplifier Amp Sub Power Earth & Remote Wiring Kit | eBay

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        • #5
          Originally posted by IainW View Post
          Sounds a fair review :> I always run amps slightly less Root Mean Square (RMS) so it didn't over load or blow the sub. A two channel amp of 500w could run one sub if bridged up too 500w you use both channels and it's just under 250w per channel.

          So when I used sub's I would only use an amp with the correct amount of channels so one sub I would use a one channel amp and two subs use a two channel amp.


          I have some Vibe SEK60 components to go in the front doors with Rockford fosgate 5.25" coaxial for the rear doors, so probably swaying towards getting the Vibe Slick S12 subs.

          Sounds like a good sound output you will have there.

          I have some 4 gauge power and earth cable from my corsa as I used to have a fusion sub and amp in that, would that be fine to power the amp for the subs and the amp I intend to use for the component speakers or would I need 0 gauge?

          Many amp kits are labeled with wattage ratings on them to entice you to buy, but what’s actually on the package is not always the whole story. A basic rule of thumb is this. For up to 500 watts RMS, 8 gauge is sufficient. In the 500 – 1000 watt RMS range, you want to run 4 gauge. From 1000 – 1500 watts RMS you should be running 2 gauge. Over 1500 watts RMS you need 0 gauge and a few other wiring and vehicle upgrades.

          Sorry for all the questions, done a fair amount of research recently to try and get my head round all this so just want some clarification before spending my hard-earned
          It's ok

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          • #6
            I'll have a look around and see if I can find any 2 channel amps that are around the 300/350w RMS area within my price range, the SPL Dynamics 150.4 is a 4 channel amp, but it says it can be bridged to provide 2 x 360w which I believe would be ok?

            I posted this on CCUK at the same time as on here and nobody has replied on there, thanks so much for your help

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            • #7
              It's ok mate but yes if you wanted to use a 4 channel and bridge two channels that will work I was a little strange doing it my way tbh lol

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              • #8
                Looks like I will get the 2 vibe slick 12s with the SPL Dynamics amp and bridge 2 channels then, and use my existing 4 gauge.

                Looking at the online manual for the subs, there are 2 recommendations for the cu.ft of the box;

                Tight bass is 1.5 cu.ft
                Deep bass is 2.0 cu.ft

                That is listed for each sub so I would need to double them figures, so after finding a enclosure calculator I came up with the following dimensions for exterior using 1 inch MDF

                20 inches height, 30 inches width and 15.5 inches depth which gives a total of 3.938 cu.ft, I guess this would be fine as is within the recommendations? Or would I need to work out the correct dimensions for each sub and then make a box with a partition in the centre to allow each sub the correct cu.ft?

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                • #9
                  You sound about right I used to use similar too this below link when making sub boxes minimum mdf thickness of 18mm when using a single 10" used 24mm and once had a single Vibe in a 30mm but it was slightly heavy lol.

                  Speaker Enclosure Volume Calculator

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                  • #10
                    That's the same site I used

                    That's good to know that it's about right then, just have to get all the parts now!

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                    • #11
                      I have never used vibe but my last two subs have been pioneer which have been very loud! I also like audiobahn

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                      • #12
                        I had a light blue Pioneer years and years back think it was a 12" was quite good but normal speakers always burnt out after 12 months :<

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                        • #13
                          I'm looking at these for the rear and front

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dannyboy View Post
                            I have never used vibe but my last two subs have been pioneer which have been very loud! I also like audiobahn

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                            • #15
                              Audiobahn are on ebay mine was crazy loud 12"

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