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OK guys I can't seem to get enough bass in the cabin and it sux. It really pisses me off that I spent 600 bucks on this and i can't even get enough sound to go in the cabin.

I have 2 10inch Apline Type Rs. I aimed the subs upward towards the rear speaked and have the amp on the box facing the trunk.

I moved my subs around and that seems to be the best way to get most of the sound in.

I don't have a ski bag or fold down seats. What can I do to get some more bass :(
 

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yeah remove the rear fill...
 

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I'm using a Kicker KX500.2

Its running at 4 ohms. The amp is rated at 705w max
 

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325iBiMMeR said:
I'm using a Kicker KX500.2

Its running at 4 ohms. The amp is rated at 705w max

You've been misinformed. That amp is rated at :

125 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms
250 watts x 2 at 2 ohms
500 watts x 1 in bridged mode

My guess is you've got it wired in 4 ohm stereo so you're only getting 250 total. You need more power to those subs. That's why you're not getting that much bass.
 

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Its 500watts x 1 briged at 4 ohms. So I did series/parallel with my subs to get 4 ohms with 1 channel becuase they are dual voice coils 4ohms. I can do stero and get 2ohms for each sub but I bridged the subs together to get 4 ohms. So I got 500watts going to 2 subs in bridged mode.

My RMS for my subs are 300watts

I bridged that amp to get 4 ohms which I would get 500watts x 1 @ 4 ohms.

When I got the amp in the box it was certified at that max power of the amp is 705watts. The amp is under rated.
 

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325iBiMMeR said:
Its 500watts x 1 briged at 4 ohms. So I did series/parallel with my subs to get 4 ohms with 1 channel becuase they are dual voice coils 4ohms. I can do stero and get 2ohms for each sub but I bridged the subs together to get 4 ohms. So I got 500watts going to 2 subs in bridged mode.

My RMS for my subs are 300watts

I bridged that amp to get 4 ohms which I would get 500watts x 1 @ 4 ohms.

When I got the amp in the box it was certified at that max power of the amp is 705watts. The amp is under rated.
Ok, Have you turned up the gains on the amp? Is it a sealed box, did you make it or buy it? Is it completely sealed (airtight)? What size is the box, what size does alpine recomend for those subs?

Also, try facing the subs towards the back of the car and see how it sounds.

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damn bro.. I added 2 12"... there are plenty for me already..
 

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What the 2 10s sound like is the whimpy subs in the HK system thats how bad it sounds ok.

I can feel the bass more than I can actually hear the base. Thats how bad it really sucks. Man I wished I got the fold down seats option.

Yes its in a sealed box. Bought it from circuit city. Yes it meets the recommened from Apline. I later on might build another box.

Well i faced it towards the trunk and it sounds the same. Then I aimed it up and it seems like I hear a little more bass that way.

I'll try cutting out the middle there. What should I use to cut the ski bag hole there.
 

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325iBiMMeR: You'll regret it if you don't at least try this simple mod. :thumbup:
this isnt that hard to do, at least you'll know if you want to do any cutting after you remove the rear speakers....
 
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