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Car Audio Do you live in your car? Then you need to be able to listen to some high-quality music.
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Alpine 51 30.36%
Kenwood 18 10.71%
Clarion 11 6.55%
Fusion 1 0.60%
Sony Xplod 9 5.36%
VDO Daytona 1 0.60%
Panasonic 3 1.79%
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Old 04-12-2005, 11:33 PM   #46
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fair enough... good point
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okay i got a situation or a um whats the word??? eh a situation... just to get other peoples thoughts on what they dream of on a tight ass budget... say i got a $5000 au budget which is approx $3500 US, what is the ultimate Sound system i can get, um lets just say my car is completly standard, with OMG a tape deck? this isnt real life, well not anymore, it was!!! but yeah i just wana no what ppl wood want
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thanks sr... that's about what I was thinking, just didn't know for sure.

Just a few more questions... What ferad levels are we talking about? How many amps can a 1 ferad cap hold? It would have to 15 to 25 amps to do what you're talking about, I would think.
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okay i got a situation or a um whats the word??? eh a situation... just to get other peoples thoughts on what they dream of on a tight ass budget... say i got a $5000 au budget which is approx $3500 US, what is the ultimate Sound system i can get, um lets just say my car is completly standard, with OMG a tape deck? this isnt real life, well not anymore, it was!!! but yeah i just wana no what ppl wood want
well my current system cost around $3500....I would probably do the exact same thing if given the chance. The only changes I might make is to step down on the sub, maybe a brahma 12 or idmax 12 and a nice 1000rms class ab amp for it, like an arc or zapco ref. Other than that though, I wouldn't change anything.
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okay i got a situation or a um whats the word??? eh a situation... just to get other peoples thoughts on what they dream of on a tight ass budget... say i got a $5000 au budget which is approx $3500 US, what is the ultimate Sound system i can get, um lets just say my car is completly standard, with OMG a tape deck? this isnt real life, well not anymore, it was!!! but yeah i just wana no what ppl wood want
The following was around $3500 or less...

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thanks sr... that's about what I was thinking, just didn't know for sure.

Just a few more questions... What ferad levels are we talking about? How many amps can a 1 ferad cap hold? It would have to 15 to 25 amps to do what you're talking about, I would think.
well it's not so simple....as the capacitor discharges its voltage drops, so the amount of current it can supply is a function of its current voltage, time, etc.

A 1 farad cap can supply 1 amp of current for 1 second before dropping by 1 volt. So if it was the only source of power (which isn't possible because there has to be something there to charge it, but this is just hypothetical), then it could supply 1 amp for 1 second before dropping from 14V down to 13V, or 2 amps for .5 seconds, or 4 amps for .25 seconds, etc. The amount of time it would need to supply current for would be in the milliseconds, so it could supply a LOT of current if the rest of the electrical system could back it up fast enough. In 10ms it could supply 100 amps and only drop by 1 volt, or 50 amps and only drop by .5 volts, etc. See why it's so hard to say how much current it can supply? It's almost impossible to say because it depends so much on how fast the alt and batt can react, how much current they can supply at 14V, 13V, etc (an alt can supply a LOT more current at 12.5V than at 14V).

And then you have the carbon caps out there which have such a high ESR that they're practically useless for this application....
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fair enough, okay it might be a stupid question but i cant be bothered looking, whats the most powerfullest sub for a car that youve ever seen? and how about actually heard in a car, what kind of car was it?
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Nice... my entry level electronics and physics courses never really covered the uses of caps in an environment like car audio. This should go in the newbie section . "Why you shouldn't start with a cap"... it would save a lot of people money when they're starting out. I'm glad I didn't buy one for now.
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okay my loudest experience wood have to be in a car, that had one sub peaking at 1500 Wat i think? it was 12" and the building that we were next to, which happened to be my workplace was shaking, and the boss had to come out and ask him to turn it off as it cood do damage to the shelving ect inside the building! that was my loudest experience
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Ummm...you must not have heard a lot of systems...

I sat inside...this van:
http://www.realmofexcursion.com/vide...ing/mt12.1.wmv

It's Scottie Johnson's Black MT Van. It's the LOUDEST Van in his class in the entire WORLD. It's the first ever stock vehicle (stock body, non-extreme class) to break 170dB's on the TermLab sensor. I sat in it @ 170.2 dB's

There are 12 12" RE Audio MT's and 28 MA Audio HK4000d's. This is over 134,000 watts of power. It has 80 optima group 31 batteries in it, and it weighs over 15,000 lbs.

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I sat in it @ 170.2 dB's
... and you're still alive and hearing?? I thought that sound at that level would collapse a person's lungs... It must take like an hour to charge all those batteries...
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... and you're still alive and hearing?? I thought that sound at that level would collapse a person's lungs... It must take like an hour to charge all those batteries...
Yeah, it literally...like made my heart skip a beat. It was INSANE!!!!

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You sure? I was told that humans can't be inside a closed chamber @ 165db or higher. Bascially it will make your nuts implode.
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