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hello guys,

so in my cobalt the speakers are blown/getting there, and eventually or in the next couple weeks i want to put in new speakers, subwoofer and an amp.

my questions is what is the best amp to get, out here in canada there is this audio and video store and they sell all this stuff, right now i see 3 sections for amps...

- Mono Subwoofer Amp
- 2 Channel Amp
- Multi Channel Amp

which is better, if you need to know anything else feel free to ask,

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What ya adding sub..full range speakers?
I've added 16 speakers to my cobalt
And 3 amps...JL 300/4 audio for full range and audiopipe 1500 for subs and an extra battery, an the big 3 upgrade to the wiring..
 

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What ya adding sub..full range speakers?
I've added 16 speakers to my cobalt
And 3 amps...JL 300/4 audio for full range and audiopipe 1500 for subs and an extra battery, an the big 3 upgrade to the wiring..
sorry im new to the car thing, :p my front and back stock speakers are blown, im going to replace them with aftermarket speakers, but at the same time i want to put in a sub also, i can supply you with links?
 

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It all depends on how your gonna use the amp..
And what speakers your gonna hook up.
Mono/2 channels are for sub woofers
Multi channel is for running full range and a sub...

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Sure into the stereo stuff big time

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And far warn ya the rear speakers to get to are a bitch
You have to take your whole interior back apart...
Most will cut the rear deck so they won't have to do that in the future..
 

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It all depends on how your gonna use the amp..
And what speakers your gonna hook up.
Mono/2 channels are for sub woofers
Multi channel is for running full range and a sub...

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Sure into the stereo stuff big time
im looking at future shop now, and im seeing subwoofers that come with amps will this be guaranteed to work with any aftermarket speaker?
 

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What kind of head unit ya got? Factory after make

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Ya may need a RCA converter
 

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What kind of head unit ya got? Factory after make

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Ya may need a RCA converter
i just got the original stock radio, would that need to be changed too?
 

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No your good that's what I had at first just a RCA convert to your rear speakers..but a big sound improvement if ya do...but otherwise stay stock..

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Sorry, RCA converter from your rear speakers to your amp..and the nice thing is your battery is in the trunk so easily run a wire to your amp..but watch out to much power and your lights will start to dim..I did the big 3 upgrade and improved my electrical system big time..looking for an amp if your just getting on for a sub audiopipe amps are very nice and fairly priced good..but highly recommend JL audio but pricey and worth it...:)

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I've got a clarion 1000.1 If interested?

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And a RCA converter if you want that too..
 

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No your good that's what I had at first just a RCA convert to your rear speakers..but a big sound improvement if ya do...but otherwise stay stock..

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Sorry, RCA converter from your rear speakers to your amp..and the nice thing is your battery is in the trunk so easily run a wire to your amp..but watch out to much power and your lights will start to dim..I did the big 3 upgrade and improved my electrical system big time..looking for an amp if your just getting on for a sub audiopipe amps are very nice and fairly priced good..but highly recommend JL audio but pricey and worth it...:)

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I've got a clarion 1000.1 If interested?

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And a RCA converter if you want that too..
so when i go in to get this woofer, amp, and speakers they will know that i can keep the stock radio that comes with my ls?
 

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Not much into the sub amp combo's but yeah those work..and should work with your stock system just have to add the RCA converter and maybe a bass filter also..
When I did my 1st step up my bass amp over powered my stock sound...now I've got a good sounds stage ..I hit around 150db

And when ya get your rear speakers if your having someone else do it..be prepared to spend what ya paid for the speakers is the cost of the install...
If sonic electronics is a good place online to buy and a also 3 kings audio or very good..
 

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Not much into the sub amp combo's but yeah those work..and should work with your stock system just have to add the RCA converter and maybe a bass filter also..
When I did my 1st step up my bass amp over powered my stock sound...now I've got a good sounds stage ..I hit around 150db

And when ya get your rear speakers if your having someone else do it..be prepared to spend what ya paid for the speakers is the cost of the install...
If sonic electronics is a good place online to buy and a also 3 kings audio or very good..
perfect, thanks alot, anyway you could install this all yourself or is it best to get someone to do it? im also looking at MTX speakers,woofer and amp
 

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Yes they should know...if not go some place else....they don't know what their doing.:/....
Sorry not a bass filter but a high end filter so ya dont fry your woofer unless the amp has the filter in it which most amps do..

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I'd did all myself..
To funny I had blue thunder 2-12"MTX...
If ya know what your doing ya do it yourself
It's pretty easy..just the rear speakers are a bitch..ya can't get to them through the trunk so ya remove the whole rear interior of the car to get I them..

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Just joined today and how do ya post pics on threads?? I'd post what I do to show ya...:/
 

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Yes they should know...if not go some place else....they don't know what their doing.:/....
Sorry not a bass filter but a high end filter so ya dont fry your woofer unless the amp has the filter in it which most amps do..

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I'd did all myself..
To funny I had blue thunder 2-12"MTX...
If ya know what your doing ya do it yourself
It's pretty easy..just the rear speakers are a bitch..ya can't get to them through the trunk so ya remove the whole rear interior of the car to get I them..

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Just joined today and how do ya post pics on threads?? I'd post what I do to show ya...:/
perfect , there are a couple audio places around here, ill deffs check them out
 

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heres a guide to posting pics here, you basically have to host them in any photo site (i use photobucket) and post the link in your post

[url]http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/new-member-introductions/8918-diy-how-post-pics.html[/url]
 

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heres a guide to posting pics here, you basically have to host them in any photo site (i use photobucket) and post the link in your post

[url]http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/new-member-introductions/8918-diy-how-post-pics.html[/url][/quote]

i use tinypic in my first forum post and it worked also :)
 

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2100 watts of totally listening pleasure 16 speakers total and more to come along with another amp.....yes another amp.....:)...great sound stage (bit just below the windshield)
ya feel every breath the singer takes and your heart beats with the drummer the way I like my music...
 
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