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Old 11-16-2004, 10:53 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,
I am just shopping around for an amplifier for my Bonnie. I'm not looking for something too highend (this car is 11 yrs old with 190K miles). All i need is for it to accept RCA in and enough power for the stock speakers. The wiring will be np for me (If i can build a computer i would like to think i can run wires) and i'm sure i'll put the amp under the passanger seat (unless someone knows something I don't).

So who has a suggestion for Timmay?
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I'd take a quick look under the carpet for water before I mounted an amp under the seat. It wouldn't surprise me if you found some, or a lot, as some other members have found. I'm a big fan of mounting electronics "up" such as under the rear deck or amp rack.
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you done you just gat a 4 channel amp so all the speakers are powered up, and place it below the radio in the opening. If you have the floor shifter
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Try Memphis M-Class, they are very compact and have some good specs on them and they arent very spendy. I've owned 3 Memphis amps and have never had any issues with them.
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I recommend Soundstream rubicon. the last of the best before they were bought out. The rubicons are small (b/c they are digital), cheap (b/c they are small), and go highly un-noticed (only god knows why....). If you ever decide to upgrade speakers, you'll have already done yourself a big favor.
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Thanks for the tips guys, after the water comment I may mount it in the trunck on the back of the seats. Is this a good location?
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Thanks for the tips guys, after the water comment I may mount it in the trunck on the back of the seats. Is this a good location?
It'* a good location except for the fact that the back is made of cardboard(or something like it). It won't support the weight of an amp.
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Thanks for the tips guys, after the water comment I may mount it in the trunck on the back of the seats. Is this a good location?
It'* a good location except for the fact that the back is made of cardboard(or something like it). It won't support the weight of an amp.
Not even a small one? I'll have to hunt around my trunk and find a place to mount one...
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You have a very big trunk, my friend. I'm sure you can find a convenient place for an amp.
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There'* a ton of room directly below the radio, and that would prove the easiest to wire as well. I am adding an amp to my car after thanksgiving, and am planning on putting it here if there is room. Hopefully, there will be, otherwise, I'll cut it in half and stack it, lol.
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