ROCKFORD AMPLIFIED TUNED SYSTEM (RATS) ONLINE & SMARTPHONE INSTALLATION TOOL LAUNCHES
Rockford Fosgate, a industry leader in high-performance car audio systems, is proud to announce that it has launched the Rockford Amplified Tuned System (RATS) online and smartphone installation and sales tool. Now live (http://rats.rockfordfosgate.com), RATS takes the hard work out of system design via Rockford Fosgate’s installation and testing of pre-configured components in real vehicles, allowing an installer to easily determine which components best complement each other in a specific vehicle prior to installation.
“RATS displays the frequency response of a common factory sound system within a customer’s vehicle type, such as a truck, SUV, hatchback, or sedan,” explained Mark Lowe, Rockford director of RTTI. “Then, RATS allows you the ability to choose which Rockford Fosgate subwoofer and amplifier you’d like to try within that environment. Simply compare your selections to see which one will sound the best and play the loudest in your vehicle. Through our painstaking research in real vehicles, you’ll easily be able to determine which Rockford Fosgate products best complement each other.”
JL Audio JX500/1D Amplifier—43% Smaller Without Sacrificing Power or Performance
The JL Audio JX amplifiers have risen to the top of the company’s sales charts by delivering JL Audio’s no-nonsense, pure performance philosophy at very affordable price points.
Manville Smith, JL Audio’s V.P. of Marketing says, “The latest member of the JX lineup is a new Class D, 500 Watt monoblock, replacing the best-selling JX500/1. By shifting this model from traditional Class A/B technology to the more efficient Class D design, we were able to significantly reduce the size of the amplifier, while still delivering outstanding power and fidelity.”
Best-in-Class KICKER® ZXS-Series Subwoofer Amplifiers Smaller Than Ever
With all the characteristics of reliable, powerful ZX-Series Amplifiers, the new KICKER® ZXS-Series Amplifiers continue to provide trouble-free amplification and loud, clear sound, and now from a significantly smaller heat sink than its ZX counterparts. Two models of ZXS monoblock amps are available, both under 14 inches long and easy to handle during installation. And they can still be personalized with colorful vinyl skins.
The ZXS1500.1 and ZXS1000.1 Mono-Channel Subwoofer Amplifiers give the user a couple of manageable power choices for supplying bass needs. Offering 1,500 and 1,000 watts respectively (listed ratings 2 Ohm at 14.4V), KICKER makes selections available for what it does best… bass. Hiding under a small, efficient chassis, ZXS.1 Amps offer a 24dB/octave low-pass electronic crossover and a 24dB/octave, high-pass subsonic filter fixed at 25 hertz. They feature up to +18dB of boost centered at 40 hertz, and both include the KICKER ZXRC remote bass control for that extra bit of bass boost at the driver’s fingertips.
Installing into 80's model Holden Commodores VB VC VH VK & VL
With the VB/C/H/K/L Commodore your biggest problem is there's no venting between the boot & the cabin worth mentioning, which means any boot install you do wont get much bass into the cabin where you want it. All it will do is make the boot lid/number plate/rear light/fuel tank rattle and sound like shit.
First off, do you have two rear speakers OEM fitted ? They were optional, so you might not have them.
If you do, I'd suggest mounting your 8"s in those holes on both sides, and rebuild the parcel shelf from 12-16mm thick MDF. Dont fit rear full range speakers.. After all, you dont sit in the back seat and drive :wink:
Alternatively, you could get a pair of 6"x9"s or Kenwood 7"x10", and mount them into the OEM holes, the motors will fit thru if you rebuild the parcel shelf from 12-16mm thick MDF. You can also leave the 8"s out, as 6x9/7x10 generate the same bass frequencies as an 8" or 10" woofer would.
Kenwood Launches 2012 Entry Level Units Early !
Long Beach, CA (11.23.11) – Kenwood USA Corporation announces the early delivery of three entry-level CD receivers that are part of Kenwood’s 2012 product lineup.
The KDC-252U ($120.00 suggested retail price) represents Kenwood’s entry level price point for in-dash control of iPhone, iPod and mass storage device. The addition of Pandora Internet radio link allows the KDC-252U to choose Internet radio channels, input thumbs up/down and view program data streaming from a Pandora-enabled iPhone (using the white cable that originally came with the iPhone or using the optional automotive-grade KCA-iP102 cable, not included). The Kenwood Music Control™ app, available in January 2012 for free on the Android Marketplace, allows for the KDC-252U to control and playback music files stored on Android-platform smartphones. One set of preamp outputs provides system building capabilities, including the addition of a subwoofer system which is made possible by an optional subwoofer signal output and a built-in low frequency crossover. A full function remote control is included.