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Hi, the box which I just got is called HBX12SQB. Its still in perfect condition and stuff but I just have a small (kinda silly) question, is this box sealed, ported, or bandpass or whatever? I'm not too sure with the different names for the types of sub enclosures. Here's the site for the box: http://www.millionbuy.com/hbx12sqb.html

Oh also, I just got this from a friend for around $295 and I just wanted to know if I got a good deal or not. Here is what I got:

HBX12SQB http://www.millionbuy.com/hbx12sqb.html

Volfenhag ZX-4712 (2 of these)
http://www.millionbuy.com/vofzx4712.html

Kenwood KAC-929 http://www.millionbuy.com/kenkac929.html

All of this will be run with a Pioneer DEH-P2500 HU. Please remember I dont have much money to spend on car audio and I'm not looking to compete or anything, its all just for me. Thanks.
 

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Okay black94rs....I put it in this thread, just thought it would be more effective with a different name for the thread. Sorry.

I'm just wondering what all of this means, like the kenwood amp says:

Two-channel power amplifiers such as the 150 watt x 2 channel KAC-929 2-Channel Power Amplifier are hard to beat.The bridged rating of this amp is 460 watts and the maximum output rating is 1000 watts. Included Features are tri-mode operation, a variable low-pass crossover, selectable bass boost, a dynamic expander, and 2-ohm stability. Also included are speaker level inputs, speaker relay protection circuitry, and a Quiet Turn-On circuit.
Does that mean the subs will only run at 150 W each? And what happens when you "bridge"? If the subs are both 500 W rms each does that mean I need a 500 W amp or a 1000 W? Oh, and what do different ohms do?

Sorry, I'm really new to all of this, any help is appreciated! (these will probably be installed professionally since I dont want to screw anything up)
 

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your absolutely right your very new to all this. what you need to do is get some reading done. I mean we can all sit here and explain everything (again) like were sitting in a classroom or you can take some initiative and do some research for yourself.

Start here this site is extremely informative. Read the entire thing front to back and back to front again and if by any chance you still have any questions left come back and we'll do what we can to clear anything up. But this is by far one of the best sites for newbies out there.

http://www.the12volt.com/
 

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you will need an amp that is capabale of pushing out 500Watts, rms, or a little less than that. yuo can pretty much ignore the max rating... you don't want more than that, lest you'll blow the voice coils in your subs. but less wont hurt anything.

the deal with ohms, is, ohms is a measurement of resistance in the line. so a line at 4ohms will have more resistance than line at 2 ohms, by twice as much. so theoritcally, you could get a 500W rms amp at 4 ohms, and run it at 250X2 at 2ohms, assuming it will allow you to bridge it like that.

there's a lot of considerations to take. i'd suggest making sure you have someone with you to make sure you don't mess it all up, or consult an audio shop, telling them what you want for results, and be assured they will try to make money off of it, but you'll get the end result right.
 

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jakerooni said:
Start here this site is extremely informative. Read the entire thing front to back and back to front again and if by any chance you still have any questions left come back and we'll do what we can to clear anything up. But this is by far one of the best sites for newbies out there.

http://www.the12volt.com/
Amen to that. I still refer to the site for many things like wiring diagrams etc. The forums are also a very good source for info. I still make the forum one of my regular reads.
 
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