Koop - Name a weekend (before the wedding if need be) I know EXACTLY where you need to dynamat to stop your rattling (since summer is here, I turned up my amp…I didn’t know my sub was that loud…LOL)
Unreal - Take a weekend to come down and get your stuff done HERE! Much cheaper.
I agree with most of what Unreal said, minus some things.
Cap - Waste of time IMO, upgrading “The Big 3” is more cost efficient then copping a Cap. Depending widely on what you bump (guessing rap) a Cap will discharge within a few beats from Lil John and will never be able to charge up to handle any other notes. Caps are more of a patch work fix to a bigger problem drawing a ton of power from your electrical system Google “Car audio big 3” and you will see what I am talking about
Dynamat (or sound damping) - Don’t buy “Dynamat”, you paying for name. There are companies that sell sound damping material for a cheaper price with a thicker material. I think it cost ~ 175 to do my whole tC. and when I say whole, I mean from top to bottom every sq. inch
Bose - I wouldnt say that Bose sucks, Pops Impala system is great for the car, and most Bose systems now come with a sub in the trunk somewhere (I know Pops has one). True, it has nothing on mine, but for him its Bose (TOP DA LINE!)
Just realized that my dad has a hood car…weird…
I agree that if you are going to do a system, DO IT RIGHT! Don’t upgrade one thing and think your done, Unreal is right that you will blow your shit very quick if you do. Honestly, your sub should be the last thing you throw in there, since its adding/enhancing your music where your speakers are contributing to the sounds. I can tell you right now, 2 15’ L7 is overkill. You will be deaf. I have 1 10’ L7 and its more than enough for me IMO.
Kickers - If you want THUMP, don’t get Solo-barics. (!!!) Get the CompVR’s if you want to thump the ground, get the Solo’s if you want clean SQL and adequate thump. L7’s are LOUD not BANGING. BIG difference in the two. You will hear the L7 yards away but not “feel” it. Comps you will feel that shit from blocks away.
Example - Kool and the Gang - Summer Madness; click here You can hear the song from yards away, but you will not feel it. Not only that but the song has minimum lows and VERY high hi’s.
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Song has very deep bass, not saying that I am disappointed in the output, but I have had/heard deeper with different subs.