• If You Have A 1600 watts Amplifier Do You Have To Use The Whole 1600 Watts?

    Best answer: No, the whole amplifier doesn’t need to be feeding the speakers/woofers. It all depends on the impedance, the RMS power the amplifier drops out at, and the RMS power on the woofer. For example, here’s an amplifier. It does 1600 watts at a 1 ohm load and 1000 watts at a 4 ohm load. Your woofer is a single voice... show more
    Best answer: No, the whole amplifier doesn’t need to be feeding the speakers/woofers. It all depends on the impedance, the RMS power the amplifier drops out at, and the RMS power on the woofer.

    For example, here’s an amplifier. It does 1600 watts at a 1 ohm load and 1000 watts at a 4 ohm load. Your woofer is a single voice coil 4 ohm, 1000 watts RMS. You wired the woofers in parallel for a 4 ohm load at 1000 watts.

    1 ohm, 1600 watts.
    4 ohm, 1000 watts.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can I use a Scosche 1200 Watt Amp Wiring Kit for a 600 Watt Amplifier?

    Best answer: Amp wire can only be too small, never too large. The only drawback would be if it's unnecessarily large making it a hassle to work with. From what I can tell, the 680w kit is 8 awg wire and the 1200 kit is 6 awg so there's not a lot of difference.
    Best answer: Amp wire can only be too small, never too large. The only drawback would be if it's unnecessarily large making it a hassle to work with. From what I can tell, the 680w kit is 8 awg wire and the 1200 kit is 6 awg so there's not a lot of difference.
    3 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to fix a Ford Fusion 2013 radio?

    Best answer: See a car audio shop. You cannot fix it yourself.
    Best answer: See a car audio shop. You cannot fix it yourself.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How to stop car subwoofer from humming ?

    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What do you figure the chances are that President Trump will have the opportunity to name another Supreme Court justice?

    Best answer: 50/50 sounds fair. My prediction: Amy Coney Barrett.
    Best answer: 50/50 sounds fair. My prediction: Amy Coney Barrett.
    9 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What Watt is my subwoofer?

    Best answer: To x-Wulfgar-x, The link you provided states this: While the term "subwoofer" technically only refers to the speaker driver, in common parlance, the term often refers to a subwoofer driver mounted in a speaker enclosure (cabinet). Again: "subwoofer" technically only refers to the speaker... show more
    Best answer: To x-Wulfgar-x,
    The link you provided states this:
    While the term "subwoofer" technically only refers to the speaker driver, in common parlance, the term often refers to a subwoofer driver mounted in a speaker enclosure (cabinet).

    Again: "subwoofer" technically only refers to the speaker driver...
    So not true to what you say it seems?
    Alternatively known as a sub or woofer, a subwoofer is a speaker that is designed to only reproduce low frequencies, also known as the bass. So Sure, there are speakers that require an enclosure, but that does not necessarily make them 'subwoofers'. Also you can acquire full range speakers and put it in an enclosure not all loud speakers are created to handle 'bass response' as those called subwoofers, subs or woofers.

    However that being said, sometimes subwoofers also has been used loosely to suggest a 'loudspeaker' system (which is also has been used loosely to suggest just a subwoofer or a speaker that can produce loud sounds.)
    Which can relate to an enclosure that holds a midrange, tweeter and subwoofer.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudspeake...

    But again those terms are used interchangeably at times and are not exclusive.

    Also when you go to an Audio store or car audio store respectively, Subwoofers usually does not mean an enclosure and amp are included in a Subwoofer sale.
    A home audio or computer subwoofer may also refer to the enclosure and an amp. But again that term is used loosely.

    Ok so to answer the question of what the 12" Hifonics speakers/woofers/subs/subwoofers require? Depends on the model number. You might check to see if their are any model numbers on the woofers themselves? Otherwise we can only speculate.

    https://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_m27_...
    As you can see there's a few of them.
    What you are really looking for is the RMS and not Peak Power. RMS is the most important. Most of the ones listed in the link from Sonic Electronics state 400-600 watts RMS for one subwoofer.

    So if this HFX12D is the exact woofer you have, then what you are looking at is 400 watts RMS for one sub.
    https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_377...

    The next important step here is the voice coil configuration. You have two woofers, hopefully the same woofer and configuration. What are the voice coils for these subwoofers?

    You will need to purchase an amplifier that can handle (if hfx12d is what you have) 800 watts RMS at the specified load for the voice coils and how you plan to have the subwoofers wired.
    1 answer · 4 weeks ago
  • Could playing loud music in the car deploy the airbag?

    I personally never knew anyone who had this happen but i always worry about songs with loud basses could deploy the airbag. Is that a myth? Thanks
    I personally never knew anyone who had this happen but i always worry about songs with loud basses could deploy the airbag. Is that a myth? Thanks
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • At what point do car speakers need an amplifier to drive them?

    Best answer: Average cars today power about 60-80 watts in the listening area without an extra amplifier ( 15-20 rms watts per channel) from the head unit. It takes much more power to have bass sound as loud as treble. Some premium systems provide much more than that and several speakers that can support it. You should not... show more
    Best answer: Average cars today power about 60-80 watts in the listening area without an extra amplifier ( 15-20 rms watts per channel) from the head unit. It takes much more power to have bass sound as loud as treble. Some premium systems provide much more than that and several speakers that can support it. You should not overpower any speakers you have.

    The point where your speakers need an amplifier is when that much more power is required to be able to hear the full range of sound in the program and not have any of that overcome by noise the car makes, without producing distortion. We can give you formulas all day, but the one thing that will actually give you the idea is if you go to a stereo shop and listen to displayed sound systems. That's the best way for you. Always remember, somebody will always call out a bigger number than the next guy without respect to frequency response.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • I have a car amp and wanted to sell it but first want to make sure its still working. Can i get this tested at a store? Any ideas?

    I dont have a power cable for this and even if I did I wouldnt know how to connect power to it safely
    I dont have a power cable for this and even if I did I wouldnt know how to connect power to it safely
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • 99-04 Mustang Audio problem help please.?

    I own a 2002 mustang gt and when I play my audio it only plays on my drives side, it plays on the passenger side but faint. And the sub speakers in the back that come with the car only play out of one speaker. I’m pretty sure the passenger side tweeter is bad which makes the rest of the speakers bad. Or could it be... show more
    I own a 2002 mustang gt and when I play my audio it only plays on my drives side, it plays on the passenger side but faint. And the sub speakers in the back that come with the car only play out of one speaker. I’m pretty sure the passenger side tweeter is bad which makes the rest of the speakers bad. Or could it be the head unit that’s bad? Which makes it play only on the drives side?
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • I find it annoying that many NEW cars no longer have CD players. How am I supposed to play my hundreds of CD's in my car?

    It's a REAL pain. As if that CD slot was in anyone's way. MILLIONS of CD's are still sold in the US every year. The CD isn't dead yet. What many NEW cars have now is nothing more than an AM/FM radio and a few auxiliary inputs. Meaning.... YOU supply the source for music.
    It's a REAL pain. As if that CD slot was in anyone's way. MILLIONS of CD's are still sold in the US every year. The CD isn't dead yet. What many NEW cars have now is nothing more than an AM/FM radio and a few auxiliary inputs. Meaning.... YOU supply the source for music.
    19 answers · 2 months ago
  • Adding Subwoofers to a car that has its main battery in the trunk?

    I just recently purchased a 2006 Chevy Cobalt, to my surprise, the car battery is actually in the trunk of the car. I planned on adding 2 Massive Audio GTX124’s on a Hifonics Brutus Amp in the car, but I worry that all the juice from the battery will go straight to the subs instead of the other car’s electrical... show more
    I just recently purchased a 2006 Chevy Cobalt, to my surprise, the car battery is actually in the trunk of the car. I planned on adding 2 Massive Audio GTX124’s on a Hifonics Brutus Amp in the car, but I worry that all the juice from the battery will go straight to the subs instead of the other car’s electrical needs. Should I find a way to mount another battery in the front of the car, or is there another way to go about this? Thanks!
    7 answers · 2 months ago
  • Where does the ground wire on an aftermarket radio go to?

    I’m trying to install a new radio into my car, and the only wire that doesn’t match up with another wire is the black ground. Is any bare metal or screw that reaches the write a good place to wrap it around or is there a specific location this wire needs to go to?
    I’m trying to install a new radio into my car, and the only wire that doesn’t match up with another wire is the black ground. Is any bare metal or screw that reaches the write a good place to wrap it around or is there a specific location this wire needs to go to?
    5 answers · 3 months ago
  • Nissan rogue 2017 Nv audio system, not tuned to even numbers and only tunes to odd numbers?

    Baught his can in the states and broight it back home! The radio FM only tunes to odd numbers! As the stations in the us only presented on odd numbers like 88.1, 88.3 ..etc and can never be tuned to an even numbered station! Somution!
    Baught his can in the states and broight it back home! The radio FM only tunes to odd numbers! As the stations in the us only presented on odd numbers like 88.1, 88.3 ..etc and can never be tuned to an even numbered station! Somution!
    7 answers · 4 months ago
  • How likely will upgraded car speakers affect car battery?

    Best answer: For the most part, swapping out the speakers should not affect battery life. About the only scenario I can think of that might cause a problem: If the new speakers are a lot less efficient than the old ones, your mom might turn up the volume control to compensate. That would draw more current from the battery... show more
    Best answer: For the most part, swapping out the speakers should not affect battery life.

    About the only scenario I can think of that might cause a problem: If the new speakers are a lot less efficient than the old ones, your mom might turn up the volume control to compensate. That would draw more current from the battery under "engine off" conditions. (It might also drive her factory head unit into clipping, and produce worse sound.)

    Whether this is a real risk or not depends on how long your mom has to wait for your sister. 15 minutes would not be a problem; an hour might be.
    7 answers · 5 months ago