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My first install is pretty new because i did it last summer in my dad's suburban. All we did was add a poweracoustik SP2X-300 amp and a JL audio W0 sub. It sounds pretty good actually. He just bought a new HU from Alpine about a month ago also but we didnt install it(we didnt feel like it even though it would have been easier then installing an amp and sub).
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Just too damn long ago to remember cleary, holy crap I must be getting old.
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speedwayaudio1 wrote:
i see that most of us started out using brands that most people tell the newbes that they are crap. when your just starting out those brands work just fine. i saw names like boss, sparkomatic, pyramid and the like. so just remember when a newbe has a "low" brand amp or sub it's not "low" to them. I see so many times on this forum people tell others how crappy there stuff is. i hate that. cause when we started out we did the same stuff. remember how good those old "systems" sounded to us. The same goes today. the newbs stuff sounds good to them and after all they are the ones who have to hear it. that was my 2 cents<IMG height=28 src="https://www.the12volt.com/installbay/smileys/smiley16.gif" width=17>
I agree completely, but if there was a place back then that would answer and suggest things as there are today(forums), I wouldn't have done the things I did then.
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Word up man. Back then, I had no one. My brother was so-so with electronics and I could ask him a few questions. In fact his system was the first "real" system I had seen. He had one Cerwin Vega 10 in a down fire box underneath a "sofa seat" in a 1978 Plymouth Voyager van. He built this system back in like 1985 or 86. The amp he had was an old Lanzar50, the old butterfly style amp as it was commonly called. This was back when Lanzar made a good product (before they were bought by Boss in the nineties). He had some of the first Infinity Kappa series 6x9s. It was the first generation (i think) that Infinity used the EMIT ribbon tweeter in their co-axes. I can't remember much more about his set up.

It was my brother who taught me Ohm's law and wiring in series and parallel. For the most part, I learn on my own and exhaustively reading AS&S over and over and over again, taking note of how others were doing things.

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Posted: February 01, 2004 at 10:25 AM / IP Logged  
See, I told you this thread would be fun.  But it also makes me feel really old when I read things like "way back in the good old days like 1985."  Sheesh.  I started 15 years before that...
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Boss is AVA enterprises, inc they own Boss, Sound Storm, and Planet Audio. Pyrimid owns Lanzar, and Legacy, Blitz, and Pyle.
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My first install was ALL ROCKFORD FOSGATE!
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Well I take that back..it was  a 1000watt Sony amp with two Cerwin Vega subs in a sealed box. With a 6300 HU..sounded like crap..and kept messing up...gave up and let someone else do it.
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wow, my first install was some Lexon 12" Saphire blue subs with a Unique power 300 watt amp. Needless to say it was a ghetto system.... but it worked! hehe.
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First install was in 1991.  1991 Protege, 2 Orion 12's, Earthquake 400 watt amp, Carver 2X30 amp, Kenwood 622 amp, Clarion Pro Audio Tape deck and 6 disc changer, Kenwood 6042A equalizer, 2 JBL 6.5's, 2 Kenwood 6X9's, Two custom made tweeter pods in the front door. 

The subs were in a 2.0 cubic box and all wiring was done using 4 gauge wiring for power, monster cable RCA's and 16 guage or larger speaker wire. 

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