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  1. Find an amp with decent processing and you should...

    Find an amp with decent processing and you should be fine. The new Alpine PDX amps are both power and space efficient. You should give them a try. :)
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    As long as the excursion doesn't hit the grill, I...

    As long as the excursion doesn't hit the grill, I don't see why it would be a problem. You should be fine.
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    Why not pick up the Pioneer PRS 880 at almost...

    Why not pick up the Pioneer PRS 880 at almost half the price of the cd7100?
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    It depends on speaker placement and how much...

    It depends on speaker placement and how much power you're sending to each driver. If you're tri-amping, I'd work with each driver at a time, then get them in phase when they're playing altogether.
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    I'm also MECP certified.

    I'm also MECP certified.
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    Although 25wrms difference might be negligible in...

    Although 25wrms difference might be negligible in some cases, you might notice more output out of the JL at higher volumes, depending on where you cross your drivers on the low end, not that the SR's...
  7. Thread: Cd 7000

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    Agreed the CD7k looks better than their lower...

    Agreed the CD7k looks better than their lower lines and has plethora of features.. but the only gripe is the lag time it has on menus and reading CD's. It reminds me of the AVIC N1 on reading cd's....
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    DEI to buy out Polk? Could be so.....

    http://www.twice.com/article/CA6364717.html

    Vista, Calif. -- Directed Electronics has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Polk Audio, marking its second speaker-brand acquisition in as many...
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    Here's a little trick I used to do with the...

    Here's a little trick I used to do with the Pioneer decks that have noise. If you're running amps, take a few lengths of 16 awg wire and ground the outer shield of your RCA's. Just wrap bare to it...
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    On the same note, if your Alpine amps have high...

    On the same note, if your Alpine amps have high level signal inputs, you can utilize that as well.

    Are your rear speakers easily accessible? Here's a nice little trick:

    If you used a harness,...
  11. Thread: Sr6500?

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    Actually, I would say the majority car audio...

    Actually, I would say the majority car audio community would attest to that. There are non-biased car audio forums out there that are not catered to one brand. Just curious, are you on any of them?...
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    Bashing Polk is the last thing I want to do at...

    Bashing Polk is the last thing I want to do at the moment but I used to worked for 3 different installer shops, 1 of which was CC, and I must say, Polk products were far way better than all the other...
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    Hehe, I know you're not trying to change my mind,...

    Hehe, I know you're not trying to change my mind, it's just my observation. I know that every forum have boners, look at ICIX (Elemental Designs, CDT's), Car Stereos.org (Resonant Engineering,...
  14. Thread: Sr6500?

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    LOL.. not hurt at all, like I said Pat Turnmire...

    LOL.. not hurt at all, like I said Pat Turnmire based it on "best speakers we tested." Key word: tested... so I respect that. :D

    When it all comes down to it, installation matters most. If you...
  15. Thread: Sr6500?

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    I meant in regards to the demo board.

    I meant in regards to the demo board.
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    Great explanation but no offense, but it got way...

    Great explanation but no offense, but it got way off tangent, I could've pulled out my Physics book on Electromagnetism, that sh!t kinda hurts your head after a while. I'll just stick to installing...
  17. Thread: Sr6500?

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    Could it be a Neodymium magnet or puny voice...

    Could it be a Neodymium magnet or puny voice coil? :D Nah...

    Of course, I would never predict a driver based on T/S parameters, it should be the overall performance, which is what I based it on:...
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    Agreed, the FR is way different once you place...

    Agreed, the FR is way different once you place drivers in a car, especially when you have a weak baffle running them off an internal amp of a HU.
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    Sorry about that, I could've sworn the box said...

    Sorry about that, I could've sworn the box said Sound Reference on it :D . .. I had the set for a brief moment and installed them IB'ed in glassed pods that I fabricated in my deaden doors. When...
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    That is true, I have run into a few with the...

    That is true, I have run into a few with the stock amps right on the speaker. This would make it easier to bypass the amp if you ever to decide to install an aftermarket HU.
  21. Thread: Caps?

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    If you do decide to use a capacitor, make sure...

    If you do decide to use a capacitor, make sure you find one with a very low ESR.

    Before thinking of using a cap, invest and research in the big 3, a very simple upgrade in wiring can help with...
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    I'm sorry but I'm in a different boat. The top...

    I'm sorry but I'm in a different boat. The top end in the Sound Reference is, I agree, a winner with top end extension but the low end is almost non-existent. Sounds a lot like most of the rebadged...
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    You won't overload the line if you properly fuse...

    You won't overload the line if you properly fuse it. The inline fuse at the battery is a short run, and unless you did the big 3, the alternator wire normally runs through a stock fuse box. If...
  24. You can run both pairs in series for an 8 ohm...

    You can run both pairs in series for an 8 ohm load.. by then, you'd clip the internal amp since you'll be splitting the power between 2 drivers. Don't do it.
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    I agree, fuse it to the size of the wire. If you...

    I agree, fuse it to the size of the wire. If you fuse a 40 amp on a 16awg, I will guarantee you'll melt the wire before you blow the fuse. In the case that your amp doesn't have onboard fuses, then...
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