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Stupid things people say about car audio *venting thread*

i hate people that think they know everything

i hate when people walk over to me and say they have 2 10s, and 2 10s=20" you only have 18"s

i have a 2000 watt max power amp, it the biggest in the school
me" i have 2 2300rms amps"
them "what the **** is rms, everbody knows peak power is how you rate stuff"
me" okay i have almost 10,000 watts of peak power(# i pulled from my ***)
them " they dont even make amps that big, your lieing"
me "go to hell" : walks away :
^ i wouldnt really say that but it is half way what im thinking

sealed boxes are louder than ported boxes, ported lets all the loudness escape

hey kyle will you port my box? i cant its to small, just buy a new one
him: naw man, i was told by a couple people just to drill sme holes in it

^bad thing is after i walked away i heard the drill come on

true story
him: hey man i went to :enter car stereos name here:, they told me i need at least 2 more batteries, and a huge cap
me: what do you have?
him: a 600watt amp and a L5(max powa )
me: tell them to STFU
him: dood theys knows everything i almost bought what they told me too but i lefts my mon-ez at home
me: please dont listen to them, let me fix it for you

turns out nothing was wrong jsut, amp too small

oh man the same place as above :enter car stereos place name here: they did a blow through for 2 L5s i believe is a sealed box, or either a way small ported,
a kicker 1200.1, and some boston components, eclipse HU(cheaper one)
charged over 5k i believe he wont tell, but i know its atleast 4k+
the day he starts driving everyone comes and tells me its so loud, it crazy(no ones ever really heard my XXX yet though only a couple people i keep it a secret) i was over at a friends house and they start yelling duel, so he pulls up with a big grin on his face, ends up he gives up because he scared its gonna blow because they wouldnt get any louder, i wasnt even to my max volume i set my amp at yet, him 5k$ me 1500$
him= me=

i have many more please let me know some stories
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1. them: mines louder.
me: your point?

2. him: I payed $800 for my stereo
me: I payed $500 mines louder.
him: no way
(after showing him how its done)me: u just got owned
3. them:How come you don't ever turn your stuff up in the parking lots
me: i don't want it stolen
them: it won't get stolen man, i play mine all the time
me: hope it doesnt get stolen
(next day) them: man, i got jacked last nigh at the store
me: told you so.
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1. them: mines louder.
me: your point?

2. him: I payed $800 for my stereo
me: I payed $500 mines louder.
him: no way
(after showing him how its done)me: u just got owned
3. them:How come you don't ever turn your stuff up in the parking lots
me: i don't want it stolen
them: it won't get stolen man, i play mine all the time
me: hope it doesnt get stolen
(next day) them: man, i got jacked last nigh at the store
me: told you so.

#3 is my fav dont know how many times i hear that, minus th last part
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Him: I just blew $XXXX on a sweet system dude. It's way better than yours.
Me: I have a stock stereo.
Him: Mines sounds so awesome, I bet your jealous.
Me: Mine plays CDs and the radio.
Him: I just blew my sub and wasted money on a better one. My system is way better than yours.
Me: Congrats. I have a savings acount with money in it.
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its a hobby, im sure you have one too

oh and i also have a savings account with money

to each their own
That wasn't directed at you. That was a conversation I had with a good friend. He's not smart with his money in general. and doesn't have a good sounding system.
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More often true than not:

What is heard: "I'm going for sound quality"
What is meant: "My system isn't very loud"
-----------------

What is heard: "I built my system for pure SPL"
What is meant: "My system sounds like ***"


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Them: "Underpowering kills speakers"
Me: "Wow, hope you never have to turn the volume down low"
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That wasn't directed at you. That was a conversation I had with a good friend. He's not smart with his money in general. and doesn't have a good sounding system.

oops sorry ill fix it
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More often true than not:

What is heard: "I'm going for sound quality"
What is meant: "My system isn't very loud"
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What is heard: "I built my system for pure SPL"
What is meant: "My system sounds like ***"


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Them: "Underpowering kills speakers"
Me: "Wow, hope you never have to turn the volume down low"
he he on 1st and 2nd ones
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What is heard: "I built my system for pure SPL"
Now this is really funny to me. I don't know what you mean by SPL. But in my town, ' SPL ' stands for ' Safeway Parking Lot ' (Yeah I know, It's retarded) which is where the ' cool ' kids hang out with their gansta rides and shiznit. They blast their music and peel out in their Honda's with fart pipes. It's hilarious.

Back on topic...lol
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SPL sound pressure level

sooper phucking loud

just plain getting loud like competions and stuff
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Now this is really funny to me. I don't know what you mean by SPL. But in my town, ' SPL ' stands for ' Safeway Parking Lot ' (Yeah I know, It's retarded) which is where the ' cool ' kids hang out with their gansta rides and shiznit. They blast their music and peel out in their Honda's with fart pipes. It's hilarious.

Back on topic...lol
gangsters dont drive hondas
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Most kids in my town are rich snobs that think they are the ****. I said "gangsta" being very sarcastic. Most kids drive ricers and the rest have Mommy's old BMW.
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lmao those were good ive heard them a few times..LMFAO god i cant stop laughing !!
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i hate people that think they know everything

i hate when people walk over to me and say they have 2 10s, and 2 10s=20" you only have 18"s

i have a 2000 watt max power amp, it the biggest in the school
me" i have 2 2300rms amps"
them "what the **** is rms, everbody knows peak power is how you rate stuff"
me" okay i have almost 10,000 watts of peak power(# i pulled from my ***)
them " they dont even make amps that big, your lieing"
me "go to hell" : walks away :
^ i wouldnt really say that but it is half way what im thinking

sealed boxes are louder than ported boxes, ported lets all the loudness escape

hey kyle will you port my box? i cant its to small, just buy a new one
him: naw man, i was told by a couple people just to drill sme holes in it

^bad thing is after i walked away i heard the drill come on

true story
him: hey man i went to :enter car stereos name here:, they told me i need at least 2 more batteries, and a huge cap
me: what do you have?
him: a 600watt amp and a L5(max powa )
me: tell them to STFU
him: dood theys knows everything i almost bought what they told me too but i lefts my mon-ez at home
me: please dont listen to them, let me fix it for you

turns out nothing was wrong jsut, amp too small

oh man the same place as above :enter car stereos place name here: they did a blow through for 2 L5s i believe is a sealed box, or either a way small ported,
a kicker 1200.1, and some boston components, eclipse HU(cheaper one)
charged over 5k i believe he wont tell, but i know its atleast 4k+
the day he starts driving everyone comes and tells me its so loud, it crazy(no ones ever really heard my XXX yet though only a couple people i keep it a secret) i was over at a friends house and they start yelling duel, so he pulls up with a big grin on his face, ends up he gives up because he scared its gonna blow because they wouldnt get any louder, i wasnt even to my max volume i set my amp at yet, him 5k$ me 1500$
him= me=

i have many more please let me know some stories
I'll be the first to admit that I know very little about car stereos, but all of those just made me crack up! I don't know where people get the ideas for these things and think they hold any water at all!
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Ya know what I always run into?

Other Guys: Dude Aaron your Ford sucks man! FOUND ON ROAD DEAD. ****ed over rebuilt dodge! Dude you're truck can't do **** compared to my (brand)!

A month later on a snowy night.

*ring ring ring*

Aaron: Hey watup?
*friend*: Yo dude, you got your tow rope?
Aaron: Yah, where are ya...
*friend*: I'm in ____ ditch, come get me out man.


****ers, always talkin ****, but ALWAYS I'm towin their asses outta ****.

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years ago.. rich kid pulls in parking lotbragging about how loud his setup is. The guys tell him not bad but mine is loder and sounds better. Later I pull up and the kid comes up and challenges me to a sound off{case of Beer to the winner} I LOVE BEER. I tell him sound off, not bad but not great me thinks. I turn on, he turn up the volume to the point of distortion, I up mine a notch or two. He turns off, goes buy beer.
Next weekend, I retuned his system.
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kid: mines so loud like OMG it hurts your ears loud...
me: well some peoples ears hurt at different volumes
kid: no, they hurt...trust me
me: well, let me see
kid: okay, here, i'll put in ***lil jon*** (hahahahhahahaha)
me: ha, ok...

(we listen for a minute) he was complaining his ears hurt (it's 2 15" l7's BTW) on a kicker 1200.1 (sealed box too...waste of money)

me: your ears really hurt (i was trying to be nice)
kid: hell yea, they hurt so bad
me: come here...
(he jumps in my truck)
me: listen to this....
(kid gets out of car)


haha, that made my day...that was yesterday at don carters by the way (bowling alley I work at). Some kid with an explorer. **** doesn't flex for anything. It's loud...but not as loud as it should be. It's a sealed box and it's even firing against the seats (muffling sound) and he has 8 gauge wire to his amp. No upgraded electronics. No big 3, stock battery, the list is endless

Bottom line, he's a NEWB!!!!!!




another one...

kid at a stoplight: whatcha got
me: nothing
kid: stop lying
me: no i'm serious
kid: i just heard you
(i put it on for 2 seconds...literally)
kid: WTF your lying
me: what?
kid: your crazy man
me: what?

haha, i pwn3d him
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LMAO 2 15" L7 kickers and he has a 1200.1 LMFAO god they never learn id have atleast 2 of them if not 2 of there 2000 watt amps and run 4 guage and or 0 to the back with atleast an upgraded alternator and optima batteries.. like wtf is that kid thinking..hed even get outta my truck LMAO god thats funny...haha this is the best thread ever!!
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LMAO 2 15" L7 kickers and he has a 1200.1 LMFAO god they never learn id have atleast 2 of them if not 2 of there 2000 watt amps and run 4 guage and or 0 to the back with atleast an upgraded alternator and optima batteries.. like wtf is that kid thinking..hed even get outta my truck LMAO god thats funny...haha this is the best thread ever!!
i would have done a box that is as big as possible (properly ported though) tuned to 36hz. Had at least a 1200.1 on each (wired at 1 ohm) and possibly would have an orion 2500d. I would do a 300 amp alt with at least DUAL batt's (as a rule of thumb, one for each amp) and had at least 0 gague, if not 2/0 running everywhere. Big 3 done in 2/0 too.

That is what we call a 150+ db system right there...
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Crown 5000 watt? Thats junk man, go buy a Power Acoustic. Haha.
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took me a minute to figure out where you were coming from with the crown but it caught me, i thought they were 6000w models?


http://www.cardomain.com/item/JBLA6000GTI thats the one

hey dont be mean on power acoustic, their big one actually does some power and is pretty efficient and cheap 4000rms for around 600$ with warranty hard to beat
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About a year ago we had the 4 channel and the one channel. They were 5000 watts each. They looked nothing like that, but I guess that is what got released to the public. Their stuff is top of the line, our Cumberland KY party has about 15,000 RMS crown power.....

The guy I was talking about ran 2 JL W6V2's off of a 300 watt 2 channel power acoustic. And "Those subs are junk"

So I asked what he wanted for them, and ended up paying 120 for the amp, 2 subs and a sealed box (probably wrong box for the drivers, but I needed to do it differently anyway, that box would take up too much space in the boat).

Other than that, I have no experience with PA.
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i dunno about all this 2300 rms stuff cuz power acoustik over rates their amps by ALOT. If its really 2300 rms you should be paying about 2 grand for it. Like the old zapco amps that were 1000 rms still go on ebay for 700 bucks used. Dont believe everything that you read on the box...
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i dunno about all this 2300 rms stuff cuz power acoustik over rates their amps by ALOT. If its really 2300 rms you should be paying about 2 grand for it. Like the old zapco amps that were 1000 rms still go on ebay for 700 bucks used. Dont believe everything that you read on the box...

uhhh...i agree but also disagree

there is an amp benchtest thread around caraudio.com

kicker's birthsheets are always above their ratings
PA does do what the guy with the blazer says...trust me, I know of a few who benched them
Orions do what they say (maybe a bit under)
MTX does what they say (benched over actually)
audiobahn...need I say more???


You are right about reading everything they say...but read this

2 PA 3000DB's = $600 with warranty = at least 2300 RMS @ 1 ohm (can run at .7 i believe)
1 Zapco = $700 without warranty USED on ebay = 1kw rms

Now buying the zapco is just bad math...especially with an MT 18 which is power hungry...comeon man.

Orion 2500D...does 2700 @ .5 ohms BENCHED...around 700 NEW w/ warranty

IA 20.1 another amp under 1k that does OVER 1kw rms
ed9.1 another one

The list goes on...there is a whole thread on what you just said on CA.com
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