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What do you guys think of this component system for the front
Infiniti Kappa 50.5cs...I can get them for $140 shipped
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-uPtZcyN...fo&i=108K505CS

And these Infinity Kappa 572.5cf for the rear
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-uPtZcyN...00&I=1085725CF

And Id pair them to the Alpine 9833
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You will not be dissapointed. The sound is very clear, I can get heavy mirror shake with my 2 kappas amped.
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i did kappas all around in an explorer once.. they sounded pretty good. the bass was sort of hard on them tho, but clarity with the bass turned down somewhat was alright. you mentioned you'd want something that'll handle your bass sinse you're not planning on having a sub in the truck, i wouldnt recommend infinities for bass. maybe do the infinities in the front, with maybe a set of polk in the rear?

again ill mention this tho, you've now looked at a few different options. which ever one you do go with, will be a big improvement over what you have now.. none of the above listed are going to be a disappointment! i guess from here you should maybe find a store that has them on display and listen to them, see which sounds like its what you're going for.
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If you amp them they put out better bass.
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If I were to get an Audiobahn A6004T 4 channel amp that puts out 75 watts at 4 ohms would it fit under the passenger seat? The dimensions are
Height: 2.4 in
Width: 11.3 in
Depth: 11.75 in
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Answer is: barely. The driver side may be a little better. That amp has a built in fan, which may help it breath, but I would recommend MTX amplifiers. Their 4 channel amps are a little under powered compared to the industry, but they make up for that with awesome reliability. I've had one stuff under seats and ran it for YEARS (Like 6 years) and never went into protection. They rock!

I've honestly never heard anything good about audiobahn amplifiers, doesn't mean they are crap, just I have to wonder why they put that fan on it in the first place... I personally run a audiobahn sub, and well it makes my coffee cup jiggle in the morning... :)
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I know you could probably careless about anymore advice, but i have personal experience with JL Audio xr series 5x7s in my Focus. 2 in the front door and 2 in the rear doors.
i run them with a rockford fosgat 600 watt max, 4 channel amp and they rock! although, i also have the (2) 12w3s with the 800 watt, 2 channel amp, so i'm not sure how good they are by themselves. BUT THEY DO HANDLE A LOT OF POWER!!!
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Answer is: barely. The driver side may be a little better. That amp has a built in fan, which may help it breath, but I would recommend MTX amplifiers. Their 4 channel amps are a little under powered compared to the industry, but they make up for that with awesome reliability. I've had one stuff under seats and ran it for YEARS (Like 6 years) and never went into protection. They rock!

I've honestly never heard anything good about audiobahn amplifiers, doesn't mean they are crap, just I have to wonder why they put that fan on it in the first place... I personally run a audiobahn sub, and well it makes my coffee cup jiggle in the morning... :)
I never really thought of MTX but they seem decent. Any suggestions on which model is good? I looked up the MTX Thunder 564 but its long...like 13" long...would that fit?
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i havent worked with any MTX products, so i can't answer that question, you'll have to wait for Michael to chime in again.. but for audiobahn.. id say stay away.. they're no good. over heating easily and just.. well no good! their company went for the cosmetics of the amp rather than the power and quality. im trying to think off the top of my head what companies produce smaller sized amps to fit under your seat a little better.. zapco maybe? memphis amps tend to be on the small size too.. hmm, who else.. i'd definately recommend the amp im using for all 4 speakers, it would power them with ease and probably outlast the speakers themselves.. but, im like 90% sure it wont fit under the seat.
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well if not mounted under the seat...where else would be a good spot?
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i have a MTX Thunder 202 amp stashed under the seat...its VERY small and has lasted me very well...i've put it thru hell and back and it wont give up

under the seat is the best place i can think of, unless u'd wanna build a false floor in the x-cab part of u're truck....maybe have it under some plexiglass so u wont loose so much storage space
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hmm.. i ended up building an amp rack for mine, so i never really looked.. maybe mount it like right on the wall itself next to the jack holder thing.. i dont really know where to tell ya, lol. maybe under the seat, but have it hanging out in the back some. its hard with these trucks to hide things of that size and still keep full use of what little room we're given
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i have 2 mtx amps a 342 and 404, they are awesome only bad thing is they tend to overheat quickly
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Whats up with all this "quality sound" nonsense? and mine sounds better than yours crap. all i know is that i have 4 subs that hit like crazy, and the hearing of an 80 year old man. i replaced all my speakers, built a box that takes up the whole extended cab space (front to back and side to side) so that i can barely lean my seats back. 2 12's right behind the seats and 2 10's facing upwards. who needs to hear when u can feel the music. im pushin somethin like 2100 watts total. is it bad for me, yes. is it bad for my pocket, bigger yes. is it fun, totally. just think of this. i wanted to see how hard it would hit before i fried everything. i was bored, and i love best buy's warrantees. i had a humm in my ears for 3 days. just go with bass and make the girlies wiggle when they sit down. its fun
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ok. i just realized that that was off topic. I went with jbl for the sub amps for their sound response and clarity, and i went with mtx for the speaker amps. great amps. i built all of them into my box, frenched in so i dont know where u could mount the amp inside the cab. maybe on the rear firewall somewhere. hey maybe in the glove box. ive seen x-box's mounted in there.
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the glove box wouldnt be a good idea to mount an amp in there because of ventilation problems.. sure he could throw some fans in there, but they're only going to do so much, plus thats unwanted sound right near the passengers.. and the loss of your glove box.
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true about the ventilation, but how much ventilation do you need for amping out the door speakers. not much. it might get warm but its not like it will suck air if he gets a class d amp he wont really have to worry about it anyways. not much heat comin off of those, especially 2 and 4 way amps. plus if it got real hot (which it wouldnt) he could open the glove box and turn on the a/c. haha. if you dont like the glove box idea, im going to say carpet a plywood board and mount it to the rear firewall and mount the amp to that. classy yet functional.
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Thanks...I think if the amp doesnt fit under the seat I will try mounting on rear wall
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If u want a really good sounding component set for a good price check out the CDT classic series. thezeb.com has em on reduced price because CDT manufactored them with the wrong logo or color on the basket (some cosmetic flaw). there is nothing wrong with them besides that. other brands to look into are Diamond, Infinity Reference (kappas highs are to harsh) just to name a few.

give them a solid 80-100W and that'll be fine.
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For Bass Go Audiopipe subs TSM12 or TSM10. Give them 1cf of space. I hold the Texas State Record in Stock 0-300 class with Audiopipe. Ran a Memphis 1000D on 4 12's in a 97 full size single cab Chevy. Memphis 1000D put out 300 watts @ 4ohm , and 1100 watts @ 1 ohm. Was hitting 159Db outlaw. This is on the new Termlab meter, This would be a 169Db on Audiocontrol. Big number just incase you dont understand how comps work Audiopipe all the way. As far as just replaceing factory setup. Have to be MB , or JL Audio
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whooo JL and MB Quart...go mainstream brands
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whooo JL and MB Quart...go mainstream brands
whats wrong with mainstream brands.. both jl and mb quart make great speakers
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people are blind to what else there is outthere cheaper and that sounds better thats all
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