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Old 10-07-2004, 06:44 PM   #1
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i was thinking about places to put my amps and the back of the sub box has room but i am concerned if the vibration would be potentially harmful to the components of the amp, anyone know?
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I think you would be fine....Anywhere you mount the amp in the car you're gonna get vibration + road vibration. So I wouldn't worry about mounting to the box.
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ok it shouldnt hurt the amps but the thing is you want to read your manual for the amps and see if they can be mounted sideways because most amps are made to disapate heat best when sitting flat with the bottom down because of the heat syncs and stuff like that and you do not want to mount your amp upsidedown unless your amp can get rid of heat that way because it can easily overheat if it is not made to disapate heat in that direction. read up and hopefully this has helped you some.
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do you mean that the amp is physically designed for the heat to flow upwards, or did yout ihnk i would be clocking something? it would still be mounted on a flat surface and be open to cool, just sideways
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most amps have heat syncs that are helping the heat vent in a certian way most amps can be mounted sideways but it will not cool as well as mounted horizontally but will still cool effeciently but you might wanna look in your manual just to make sure.
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It depends on the size (watts) of the amp . Anything over 500 Watts I would not suggest mounting the amp on the box , mount on the floor , there is less vibrations dew to the insulation on the trunk floor . I've gone through two amps because of vibrations of the box , but I was pushing 2400 watts, so it depends on your amp .
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well where else in the bonneville can an amp be discreetly mounted? i already think i sacrificed too much trunkspace with the sub box, and i got 10'* not 12'*
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Well , what I did was instead of pushing the box to the back of the seat, I left enough room for the amps too fit behind the box . Right now I'm in the process of re-doing my trunk , the box is gonna be up to the back seat with the amps in front in some type of shadow box with neons underneath them to give an illusion that the amps are floating . You should have plenty of room especially with 2 (10'* ). Well , I guess it depends on how much stuff you keep in trunk .
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i go on road trips often enough, later today im gonna do a bit of test fititng to see if i can still fit my luggage in with the box and look for any empty place my amps could fit. about how much room shoudl an amp need to cool properly, the kenwood amp for my speakers has a fan on the top and the power acoustik amp for my subs has no fan. also im new to the subwoofer thing, which if any direction should they face? alot of ppl seem to have them face backwards but it looks like it sjust for show whent hey open the trunk, a diagram on the wiring kit shows them facing the passenger seats, i know they are prettymuch omnidirectional but there should sitll be more bass where they are facing, one more thing, if i do a ported box, does the port become the highest concentration of bass? iff so i might cut ports so that they will go right out that little opening beihind the armrest
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Well , when I had my amps behind my box I left my back seat arm rest down so air could circulate through the trunk . As for your subs , face them toward the back of the car . As for the ports it depends on what type of bass your going for . With a ported box you'll get a deeper bass , and for a sealed box you'll get more of a hard hitting bass . I like sealed box mostly but because I enter alot of sound-offs I go ported .
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