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Best Placement for 2 15' subwoofers?
#21
(12-30-2013, 12:41 AM)740civiclover Wrote:  
(12-28-2013, 08:16 PM)TerriYockee Wrote:  Isn't it bad to mount the amp to the box? I've heard it can knock things loose on the inside

False! ive had mine mount to the back of the box and no big deal

Actually, that's true. You may not have had an issue, but it's not recommended. Mounting it to the box can shorten the life of the amp. My audio guy, who's done car audio installs for 10+ years and is MECP certified, said it was the worst place to mount the amp.
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(12-30-2013, 01:49 AM)Excalibur35 Wrote:  
(12-30-2013, 12:41 AM)740civiclover Wrote:  
(12-28-2013, 08:16 PM)TerriYockee Wrote:  Isn't it bad to mount the amp to the box? I've heard it can knock things loose on the inside

False! ive had mine mount to the back of the box and no big deal

Actually, that's true. You may not have had an issue, but it's not recommended. Mounting it to the box can shorten the life of the amp. My audio guy, who's done car audio installs for 10+ years and is MECP certified, said it was the worst place to mount the amp.

What would make the life span of a amp shorten then? Would a fuse or
electronic components be damage?
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#23
Take out the subs from the box and check the magnet and see if there's a brand on them and then you can look it up and see how much they are worth. But two 10s or a single 12 is enough for these civics and depending on what kind of box you're planning on getting, you will have enough space in the trunk as well.
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#24
(12-30-2013, 02:33 AM)740civiclover Wrote:  
(12-30-2013, 01:49 AM)Excalibur35 Wrote:  
(12-30-2013, 12:41 AM)740civiclover Wrote:  
(12-28-2013, 08:16 PM)TerriYockee Wrote:  Isn't it bad to mount the amp to the box? I've heard it can knock things loose on the inside

False! ive had mine mount to the back of the box and no big deal

Actually, that's true. You may not have had an issue, but it's not recommended. Mounting it to the box can shorten the life of the amp. My audio guy, who's done car audio installs for 10+ years and is MECP certified, said it was the worst place to mount the amp.

What would make the life span of a amp shorten then? Would a fuse or
electronic components be damage?

You know how shaking a light bulb will bust the filament? It's kinda like that. Electronics in general are temperamental. Mounting an amp in a place that sees less vibration, IE the back of the seat in a Civic, is a better option than the box.
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#25
Im actually gonna check that soon as the light comes up dhiz. Dubstep with these are insane. Sometimes I gotta bass with the windows up to be courteous. I usually shift by sound and I wont even notice it but Ill be in 3rd gear at 6k rpm just cause it hits so hard lol. I've done my research and from what ebay tells me is that the box is worth 30+ dollars. Which if anything Im parting it out.
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#26
(12-30-2013, 03:15 AM)Excalibur35 Wrote:  
(12-30-2013, 02:33 AM)740civiclover Wrote:  
(12-30-2013, 01:49 AM)Excalibur35 Wrote:  
(12-30-2013, 12:41 AM)740civiclover Wrote:  
(12-28-2013, 08:16 PM)TerriYockee Wrote:  Isn't it bad to mount the amp to the box? I've heard it can knock things loose on the inside

False! ive had mine mount to the back of the box and no big deal

Actually, that's true. You may not have had an issue, but it's not recommended. Mounting it to the box can shorten the life of the amp. My audio guy, who's done car audio installs for 10+ years and is MECP certified, said it was the worst place to mount the amp.

What would make the life span of a amp shorten then? Would a fuse or
electronic components be damage?

You know how shaking a light bulb will bust the filament? It's kinda like that. Electronics in general are temperamental. Mounting an amp in a place that sees less vibration, IE the back of the seat in a Civic, is a better option than the box.

Well I've had mine mount up top for a few years now and I've ran into no problems. This isnt my first stereo I've installed but in truth if ur amp is mounted in the trunk anywhere it will feel the vibrations from the subs. So part of this seems to not be true. With any good sub setup ur gonna have vibrations.
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#27
(12-30-2013, 03:15 AM)Excalibur35 Wrote:  
(12-30-2013, 02:33 AM)740civiclover Wrote:  
(12-30-2013, 01:49 AM)Excalibur35 Wrote:  
(12-30-2013, 12:41 AM)740civiclover Wrote:  
(12-28-2013, 08:16 PM)TerriYockee Wrote:  Isn't it bad to mount the amp to the box? I've heard it can knock things loose on the inside

False! ive had mine mount to the back of the box and no big deal

Actually, that's true. You may not have had an issue, but it's not recommended. Mounting it to the box can shorten the life of the amp. My audio guy, who's done car audio installs for 10+ years and is MECP certified, said it was the worst place to mount the amp.

What would make the life span of a amp shorten then? Would a fuse or
electronic components be damage?

You know how shaking a light bulb will bust the filament? It's kinda like that. Electronics in general are temperamental. Mounting an amp in a place that sees less vibration, IE the back of the seat in a Civic, is a better option than the box.

I gotcha ya Thumbup So the vibration would cause solder joints to become weak over time?
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#28
Derty, is your box bolted down making your box more stable? When you think about vibrations, it's not just from the sub. Speed bumps, potholes, etc., can work lose the soldering in an amp. So mounting it to a solid surface that's bolted down like a seat or bolting down your box, helps out a lot. Every case is different but as a general rule, mounting to the top of the box is a last resort kind of thing. Personally, I wouldn't do it.

On my lunch break, I'm gonna do a test. I'll report back on my results regarding this vibration issue.
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#29
Yeah my box is bolted down.
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#30
So I took off the woofer and checked the magnet as dhizhere said they had no name on them whatsoever. So they're generic is what I'm guessing. And surprisingly I kinda like the way they sound for crappy subs. Lol.
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