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Hi all, i am considering an amp and small sub set up for my mk8. I am aiming for quality though not volume. I previously (in another car) had a jl audio 12w3v3 powered by a rainbow ipaul 4.300 in tri mode with standard components which was fine and the sort of thing im looking for again, although i would be happy with a 10" sub.

My fiesta though has a 7 speaker set up so would i realistically require 2 amps for this?

Also would the standard head unit suffice?

I am just generally looking for sub & amp ideas so i can work out a cost on this. 

Any suggestions/ advice appreciated.

 

Thanks

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2 hours ago, Chim said:

Hi all, i am considering an amp and small sub set up for my mk8. I am aiming for quality though not volume. I previously (in another car) had a jl audio 12w3v3 powered by a rainbow ipaul 4.300 in tri mode with standard components which was fine and the sort of thing im looking for again, although i would be happy with a 10" sub.

My fiesta though has a 7 speaker set up so would i realistically require 2 amps for this?

Also would the standard head unit suffice?

I am just generally looking for sub & amp ideas so i can work out a cost on this. 

Any suggestions/ advice appreciated.

 

Thanks

I have a 10" JL 10WøV3 fitted in a sealed enclosure in my focus powered by a XD300/1v2 mono amplifier run through a 1 fared red bull can styled capacitor.

It's worth calibrating the amplifier using a multimeter and a syn wave audio CD for best results,

I've done both my amps. Can instruct on doing it if you need to know how, 

Can't beat JL Audio; I've fitted two sets of C3 650 and an XD400/4 V2 on a removable panel I've routed front speaker outputs from the headunit to the rear panel, so the panel is removable, I can plug in to the output from the headunit instead to continue listening at lower power. 

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You won't be able to amplify the existing Speakers as there not capable of taking much load to be honest, 

At most I'd change the front Speakers and add a sub, leave the rear Speakers and centre speaker standard, If going this way then you need a 4 channel amplifier; two channels for front speakers and bridge the other two channels to create one for the sub, then set the crossover to filter 50hz and below goes to the sub only.

Alternativly fit a mono amp just for the sub, 

The stock headunit will do fine with a "hi to low level rca output adaptor" 

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Also fit a 4AWG wiring kit, there's a good Vibe 4awg wiring kit available which contains everything required except the correct fuse,

The fuse size depends on the amplifier size, 400w amp gets a 40 amp fuse, 350watt amp gets a 35amp fuse, Also fuses are old skool now; fit some circuit breakers don't need fuses and are available in various amperage here's mind on the side of the battery box, must be fitted within 12" from the battery 

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