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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-10-2002, 02:21 AM
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Guys,
I will be redesign my system myself this time. I know I am wanting to go with 3 JL Audio 12w3's, But for amps I am looking for a good set of amps. Both for Mids and Highs and the subs. What do ya'll think of either Memphis, MTX, or Phoenix Gold amps. I am wanting to put something like 1000 watts on the subs and 75-100watts on the inside speakers.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-10-2002, 09:16 AM
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Phoenix Gold
or PPI..You simply can't go wrong with them.

Sometimes I don't believe everything I read BUT from reading the car audio magazines that I DO get, JL Audio amps are suppose to be a another VERY good choice.
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-11-2002, 03:07 PM
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Recomend Pheonix Gold. I have used them for years, and have had no problems to date.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-11-2002, 04:45 PM
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give a price and I'll design one for you [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-12-2002, 01:21 PM
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Good choice for subs. How much are you willing to spend?

Just by the fact that you are going with JLw3sI can tell that you are going after a nice sound quality setup that has the potential to get very loud.

Nobody around me carries pheonix gold, or memphis so I have no personal expereince with either but I have heard nothing but good things about both brands. But im gonna go ahead and throw out a good combo from what I have heard.

1.highs- The main thing I preach is boston acoustics 3 way component set (unless you buy off the internet they get very pricey for instance my local hifi sells em for around $700) in my opinion they are the best highs I have ever heard. You could always stay with Jl and get some of those highs but they are also a little pricey (they sound really good also and they can get crazy loud). Mb quarts is also a really really good set of highs, around here they aren't all that expensive, (compared to the previous 2 sets I mentioned) these are the highs that ALOT of people use for competition sound quality set ups.

2.Mids- I really don't think that mids are going to be all that big of a deal. If you get the right component set and or coaxils you will get the correct mix of highs and mids in one good package. (I don't have an impala so I don't know what size speakers are in the back but I have heard that you don't want them too loud in comparison to the front speakers because of staging)

3.Sub Amps- it really all depends. Some amps are way over rated and some are under rated. I have never gone wrong with rockford fosgate but since I don't know what ohm load you will be pulling with the JLs I have to say... If it's going to be below 2 ohms I would suggest an xtant or kicker amp. If you are going to be pulling a 2 ohm load or higher I would suggest fosgate just because of the power you get for the money. for those subs I would suggest a punch or punch power 1100a2 or the new 1500 watt amp (I can't remeber what its called).

4.Highs/Mids Amps- I would still stick with fosgate. If you do go with fosgate a 360a4 or 250a2 or 250a4 should be plenty of power for you highs.

If you have any other questions I will be glad to ramble on and on some more.

good luck
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-12-2002, 06:28 PM
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Only insane people pay $700 for speakers, if your willing to do some math you can spend under $500 and have $5,000-7,000 sounding speakers, no big deal
www.madisound.com Scan Peak, Accuton, Seas and more.... like I said a bit of math so you know how to make the cross overs (its just putting a componet on the wires when you know which componet you need, or well you can get complicated and make them divide wattage ect... or just run a small amp for tweeters with a cross over and a bigger amp with cross over for midbass/range)

I can go into a lot just got to know what your up for and looking for
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-14-2002, 10:05 AM
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Yeah I wouldn't personally pay $700 for any speakers. If you look close you can find the boston set for right around half price on the net.

And yup crossovers if set right can make the whole thing sound better.
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-14-2002, 05:00 PM
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Yeah they can, most compeonts come with them... just kinda that way

any ways I"m saying for the money Boston is bad, but they sound nice, if you build your own cross overs (ok buy them and connect them to wire or how ever you go bout it) you save TONS Of money and get way better sounding speakers then you ever thought you'd get... well in a lot of cases depends, but its a good way to save money
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2002, 06:59 PM
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I picked up some Rockford Fosgate HE's 3 12's and installed two to them today I don't like them... I will be taking them back.. But I am now gona go with 3 JL audio W3's I heard two of them in back of my friends GS Lex. But my question to everyone is what is the best way to build a box. I would like to build it as a sealed box but up against the back seats. and I am probley gona cut out the panel in the rear arm rest to open it up..


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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-2002, 07:22 PM
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adam i suggest building the box into the rear deck, our trunks have a ton of room and you could easily build a sealed box into there. and you would get no trunk rattle and the windshield would give a little bit of a horn effect if you have the subs near th glass and it would be even louder and cleaner. thats how i am doing my box. jl is a great company and i love there products, but there is a lot of small dealers who make much better subs for less money. check out termpro.com and go to the woofer section. and ask about sonicfx and resonance engineering. they are small companys, but make great products. as for an amp go with a jbl bp 1200.1. you can get them cheap on ebay, and they work great.
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