Bass in the car.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by fallon, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. fallon


    Jul 6, 2003
    Was wondering what everyone has in their car,by way of amplification;certainly I love bass and I spend two hours a day driving,so I got a healthy bottom end set-up.Stay cool.Scotland's slap bassist,"Fallon".
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  3. - Archos Jukebox Recorder 20 GB (Rockbox installed)
    - Car's original radio/cassette player
    - Sony Xplod 604EQX 4x60 watt EQ'ed amp
    - Front: car's standard 2-way system
    - Back: 12" sub in 1 cu.ft closed box
  4. fallon


    Jul 6, 2003
    Pioneer 50w/channelx4 radio/cd head unit,Vibe VP4 1200watt digital amp,Vibe BM100 twin(ported enclosure housing two tens)Great for Lee Perry's "Super Ape In'A Jungle"C.D.Stay cool.Scotland's slap bassist,"Fallon".
  5. as for bass i have an infinity kappa perfect 10 10" sub in a .6 cubic-foot sealed box. it is powered by a JBL P180.2 360W amplifier bridged mono.

    the front doors are kappa perfect 6.1 2-way components and the rear doors are kappa 5x7s. these four channels are powered by a JBL P80.4 360W amplifier putting 40W/ch into each door.

    the head unit is an eclipse 54410, and i have an eclipse 21010 5-band graphic + fully parametric sub band EQ 1/2 DIN EQ unit. the head unit and the EQ unit fit into the factory hole of my 2000 ford focus. it's a pretty tight system, but i could stand to upgrade the amps. the speakers are some of the best available.

  6. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I spend more time listening to music in the car than anywhere else, so it makes sense to me to have a decent sound in there.

    Picture a station wagon with a boot that's empty except fot a pair of sony 6x9 speakers. Hidden under the drivers seat is a 4x125w Sansui amp. I use 2 chanels to run the 6x9's. The remining 2 channels are bridged and I have a 1/4 inch jack lead that runs to the boot. Why? So I can plug it into my bass rig on the way to gigs. I usually use the 15", sometimes the 2x10, adjusting the eq etc from the stereo unit.

    Word of advice. Don't advertise the fact thet you have a decent stereo by blaring it crowded places. You're asking for your car to be stolen..........
  7. I walk... and don't even have headphones!!!!!!
    I rarely listen to music anyways.
    why I replied? I do not know
  8. My system's good for a mild headache now and then; nothing spectacular but punchy, clean, and, when I get reckless, loud. I, too, drive at least an hour and a half per day, so a bit of money invested in enjoying that drive seems sensible to me.

    -Pioneer DEH-P8500MP
    -Infinity Kappa Components
    -2 12" AP Subs (powered by 500w bridged)

    I've yet to patch the Goliath III into it, though I've often considered it. Now THAT should be punchy!

  9. i want that infinity sub and such
  10. Save up. I got 2 12" and i couldn't be happier with the sound and performance but they do require a LOT of power to make them sound real good. I am using 1 1,000 watt memphis amp and i know that isn't close to the power level these puppies can handle.
  11. You must be stone deaf. 1,000 watts in a medium sized car with medium efficient subs will do 140+ dB. More than twice as loud as the pain barrier. Or do you just want to be able to say: "I got 1,000 watts in my car"

  12. I know the result of listening to music at high db levels and i don't have the set up to say "I got 1,000 watts in my car" I use this system at high levels only for competition and not for everyday use (that would be insane). And when i do compete i use 35 db cancelling earphones for my protection.

    thanks for looking out.