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I am looking for a two channel amp 800 or 900 watts. What brand/size amps have the best fitment in our 370Z's? There is not a lot of room to work with. Are amps did you guys install? What amps do you recommend Mike? The speakers I am probably going with are 400 watt max power rated subwoofers.
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I am looking for a two channel amp 800 or 900 watts. What brand/size amps have the best fitment in our 370Z's? There is not a lot of room to work with. Are amps did you guys install? What amps do you recommend Mike? The speakers I am probably going with are 400 watt max power rated subwoofers.
That doesn't mean a damn thing. Also not enough information. What's the RMS rating of the woofers? What's the resistance? Are they single or dual voice coil?
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Also not enough information. What's the RMS rating of the woofers? What's the resistance? Are they single or dual voice coil?
The subwooofer speakers my audio shop pick out for my 370Z are the Kicker Comp R 10" subwoofers 800 watts peak and 400 watts RMS and 2 ohms. I think they are installing a Zenclosure for two 10" subwoofers. They were saying that there are not a lot of options for subwoofer boxes fitment wise and still have room left in the rear of the car. I was highly recommended to install a Kicker or Alpine amp. What amps do you guys recommend installing thanks?
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I have the stock Bose system without nav that I will be completely removing.
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First of all we need to know the type of music you listen to and what your priorities are. Are you looking for just heavy bass or a truly nice sounding SQ system. I am assuming you will be replacing the stock speakers with after market. We need to know your budget for everything as well. My personal opinion stay away from kicker equipment. Yes, they are the most popular brand in car audio. That doesn't mean they are great speakers and amps. Do your home work and read. If you are buying components with passive cross overs you can go with a 2 channels to run the front left and right speakers. Four channels if no passive cross overs. That is to cover the front stage. Rear sub. Unless all you care about is bass. A good single 12 will be more than enough for that little cabin. The sub section will require a channel to drive. Alpine does make some very nice class D amps. Their high end subs are pretty good as well.
Image Dynamics IDQ12 D4 V.4 is one of my favorite sound quality subs that still boom pretty well. RE audio mid level or higher is quite nice for a sub. Give us some more information. Maybe we can help more.
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First of all we need to know the type of music you listen to and what your priorities are. Are you looking for just heavy bass or a truly nice sounding SQ system. I am assuming you will be replacing the stock speakers with after market. We need to know your budget for everything as well. My personal opinion stay away from kicker equipment. Yes, they are the most popular brand in car audio. That doesn't mean they are great speakers and amps. Do your home work and read. If you are buying components with passive cross overs you can go with a 2 channels to run the front left and right speakers. Four channels if no passive cross overs. That is to cover the front stage. Rear sub. Unless all you care about is bass. A good single 12 will be more than enough for that little cabin. The sub section will require a channel to drive. Alpine does make some very nice class D amps. Their high end subs are pretty good as well.
Image Dynamics IDQ12 D4 V.4 is one of my favorite sound quality subs that still boom pretty well. RE audio mid level or higher is quite nice for a sub. Give us some more information. Maybe we can help more.
I found the car audio road shop already ordered the two 10" Kicker Comp R subwoofers and the two 10" speaker Zenclosure subwoofer box. In my experience I found the quality of the Kickers speakers are very good and can with stand a lot of use. The Kicker speakers and subwoofers are a great choice for music with bass as I listen to rap and hip hop music with lots of bass in the music. I even listen to bass cd's too. The Alpine amps are very good quality and are made to last. My budget is about average to above average of what I would like to spend. The Bose system leaves a lot to be desired. I am looking at replacing the two front door speakers with 6.5" Kicker KS series speakers and the small rear speaks with 3.5" Kicker KS series speakers. Thinking about possibly adding dome tweeters in the front? I am open to opinions on what speakers and amps to get since I would like them to last a long time. I am getting two amps. I would like 2 channel amp to power the two 10" subwoofers and a 4 channel amp to power the two front speakers and two rear speakers. Don't know about installing dome tweeters if they are worth it or not? Opinions on what amps to get?

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Are you sure you're open to opinions on speakers? Sniper gave you a recommendation to choose speakers other than Kickers, yet you seem to really like them. That's fine, but why ask for recommendations on speakers when it seems like you have your mind made up?

What exactly is your budget? Saying that you're average to above average of what you would like to spend tells us little to nothing. If you can actually tell people what you're trying to spend in $$$, people can give you recommendations that will work for you.

I would recommend dropping the rear speakers and running tweeters up front. You really don't need to run the rear speakers, especially in a small car. However, if you like that rear fill, and don't care much about the highs, get some rear speakers. I personally think getting rear speakers over tweeters is a terrible choice, but it's all about personal preference. At the end of the day, it's your system. If you do plan on running components and rear speakers, you may want to look for a 6-channel amp.

I think listening to other people's systems will help you out a bunch, since it seems like you're not quite sure what you want. I would try and listen to systems at the shop doing the install for you.
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I have to agree with ditching the rear speakers, but its more a personal preference.
Since you seem to be going all out, you will want to get a set of components for the front. you need the tweeters, trust me.
An unrelated comment, the genre of music you listen to has no bearing on your choice of equipment. SQ or SPL, on the other hand, would certainly affect my decisions.
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I have to agree with ditching the rear speakers, but its more a personal preference.
Since you seem to be going all out, you will want to get a set of components for the front. you need the tweeters, trust me.
An unrelated comment, the genre of music you listen to has no bearing on your choice of equipment. SQ or SPL, on the other hand, would certainly affect my decisions.
+1 on not running rear speakers. True, SQ or SPL should have been more of a direct question. Nice head unit combo. I just lost use of my Alpine 7909 a few months ago. OP if your happy with crunch, that's perfect. I'm a big fan of soft dome tweeters.
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I say set a budget then look at what you can afford. When I say budget, I mean actually $$. My budget is mid upper range. I have over 20k into my car. And yes, I still consider that mid range. So set a real $. Then what you are expecting out of the system. I'm not kicker fan myself. I like the type r, stereo integrity, RE.. the box you use effects sound too. I like soft dome tweets too. Your ears don't get tired as fast as they are not as piercing. I do like my Focal gear though.

Picking the right amp = knowing rms, ohm,ike posted up top. That's the basic anyways. I have not looked into audio in years so I don't know what would be good for the $..

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My 2c and what I did with my system. I don't like cheeping out when it comes to quality and my car. really fantastic speakers that will blow you away are some Componant Focals comes with tweeters and door speakers with a crossover filter box for the highs and lows. +1 as well with not installing the rear speakers the acuoustics of the 370z and it's small cabin the front speakers do just fine filling in the space in that car. I've heard nothing but bad feedback from rear speakers drowning out the front since they are right behind your head, and there is hardly any space to mount them. you don't need to run dual amps. I went with a JL XD1000/5v2 it is not cheap but you can dig around for other 5 channel amps to do the same thing. I mounted the amp and the crossovers behind the crossbar and in front of the trunk where the foam insert is/was I removed it gives you a nice space for audio equipment. I got a hold of what's called (extended nuts) with some screws to match and threaded them on the floor of the car there is a few post sticking up from manufacturing. I cut me out a board of mdf from lowes and screwed it in flush. then mounted the amp and cross overs there. I'm Currently at work and will post a picture of it later. and if you are worried about trunk space you should google (wickedCas 370z magic box) it fits perfectly in the corner and fits a nice 10 inch sub which is plenty for the z. im running a 10w3v3 jl sub at 500watts and is plenty of kick for the space of the z. this is just what I did for my 2c I have 90 percent of my trunk space still and everything is hidden away and is easy access. looks Oem. The space behind the cross bar is your best bet and should be good to fit most amps in there
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My 2c and what I did with my system. I don't like cheeping out when it comes to quality and my car. really fantastic speakers that will blow you away are some Componant Focals comes with tweeters and door speakers with a crossover filter box for the highs and lows. +1 as well with not installing the rear speakers the acuoustics of the 370z and it's small cabin the front speakers do just fine filling in the space in that car. I've heard nothing but bad feedback from rear speakers drowning out the front since they are right behind your head, and there is hardly any space to mount them. you don't need to run dual amps. I went with a JL XD1000/5v2 it is not cheap but you can dig around for other 5 channel amps to do the same thing. I mounted the amp and the crossovers behind the crossbar and in front of the trunk where the foam insert is/was I removed it gives you a nice space for audio equipment. I got a hold of what's called (extended nuts) with some screws to match and threaded them on the floor of the car there is a few post sticking up from manufacturing. I cut me out a board of mdf from lowes and screwed it in flush. then mounted the amp and cross overs there. I'm Currently at work and will post a picture of it later. and if you are worried about trunk space you should google (wickedCas 370z magic box) it fits perfectly in the corner and fits a nice 10 inch sub which is plenty for the z. im running a 10w3v3 jl sub at 500watts and is plenty of kick for the space of the z. this is just what I did for my 2c I have 90 percent of my trunk space still and everything is hidden away and is easy access. looks Oem. The space behind the cross bar is your best bet and should be good to fit most amps in there
I appreciate the good ideas on where to mount the crossovers and amps since space is very limited. Post some detailed pics if you can please it will help out alot
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once I get off work and get home i'll post the pictures I have on hand and the hardware I used, hopefully that will give you good starting place and some ideas.
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