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Got it. Thx.
I assume I can buy the baffles.
Is the stock amp unit decent... low distortion?
Max
Baffles on Amazon and ebay.
Look at my post #8 in this thread for links.
The HK is pretty good.
I had these components from previous cars and I wanted it louder
and more like an amusement park ride when I crank
it up to 11 😄
 

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The old school made in USA Rockford Punch amps I've used for various builds over the last 20 years have become old and problematic, even the rebuilt ones something was always going.
While shopping on Amazon I found these new Planet Audio amps about the same size and close power output (400-500 rms) to the Rockfords that fit into my rear compartment if I remove the right and left bottom plastic corners on both of them to fit the sprare tire well.
They were only about 100.00 each and have102 db S/N ratio, sound great.
I bridged the one amp for my front speakers and used the other one as a 4 channel
for the rear doors and under seat subs.

Rockford 500a2 600a4




Planet Audio







They also have a mono sub amp about the same dimensions as my Rockford 15001 which hasn't given me any problems.

 

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Discussion Starter · #26 · (Edited)
My 2 subs weigh 65 lb each and the box is 25 lb so opening it was like weight lifting.
I put the box in empty then mount the subs and do the reverse to take it out.
I got some universal tail gate struts on Amazon that come with mounting brackets
and also got some some hinges and put them in.
Used fender washers on both sides in the well which is quite strong.
Now I still use the post but only have to exert about 10 lbs of force to lift the box open.








 

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Discussion Starter · #27 · (Edited)
Found these CT Amps on Amazon for 179.99
600 watts RMS at 4 ohms comparable to my old Rockfords and the Planet Audio amps I was using.
They are only half the size of the 500a2 and 600a4 and the P Audio
The Rockfords I've been using for 20 years are getting too old to rebuild.
Something else always keeps going.






Great wire connector terminals







I'm still running my last good 500a2 but ordered another CT amp for 600 watts rms bridged at 4 ohms to try out for the front speakers.
 

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Discussion Starter · #28 · (Edited)
This looks tempting so I decided to get it.


I can stack or put the smaller 600 watt rms @ 4 ohm amps side by side and move the Capacitor to the other side.
Also move some + and - terminal boxes.

Easy stuff

and put in this 26x 5.75" 3200 rms mono amp in place of the old school Rockford 1500.1
My speakers will easily handle the power. :love:







26" including tape measure

 

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Discussion Starter · #29 · (Edited)
So my 3200 came in on Tuesday and I have put it in

I used this chart and made up some 1/0 gauge cables.





Have to take the 65 lb each subs out to get the box out to put in the new cable











1/0 gauge wires to the amp.
Negative cables are short so I painted them black



These amps have vents so they have to be mounted to allow for air circulation




Larger 8 Farad Capacitor








Looking good so far.
Got it back together and decided to locate the in/out fans with the amps as there is just enough room.
I think it's a better location than the sub box.
Fit's perfectly.
May still redo the fan holes.




 

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Discussion Starter · #30 · (Edited)
Ok all done.
Hooked the speakers up for 1/2 ohm since there are 2 speakers

The other option was to hook it up for 2 ohms but that's only 1600 watts rms vs 3200 at 1 ohm.
Not sure what the rms rating is for 1/2 ohm but it's
Awesome!!!
The gain is hardly half way.

All this took about 10-12 hrs.

Really thumps good.




 
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