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Old 05-29-2012, 02:04 AM   #1
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adding 2 JL W3v3 need some advice

So i have 2 10 inch JL w3v3 subs and ill be powering them with a soundstream 1000W amp but as far as everything else i gotta do im kindda lost.. do we have to amp the speakers in our car? will my orion XTR2504 4 chan 500 watt amp power them? ANY tips from people who have done this build let me know, i could you all the advice i can get before i start the install. thanks!
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:42 AM   #2
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Do you have the BA system in your car? If so you can use the Orion to power them which will make them sound a tad better then what they do now. At some some point I'm sure you will want more and well the BA speakers wont do it. Best thing to do is replace the door and rear deck speakers with something alot better and unhook the center channel speaker in the dash.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:14 AM   #3
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You can do both. Depending on which system you have, BA or nonBA, the process will vary. You can just add the subs if thats all you want for the time being.

If you have the BA system its a lot easier to amp the speakers. Im sure it can be done with the nonBA, but a lot more wires would need to be run.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:13 AM   #4
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Yeah i have the BA system and was wondering what i could do with the speakers. if amp'd if they will be enough to not be drowned out by the 2 subs.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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If your just gonna use the Orion as a dedicated sub amp, and continue with the factory Boston amp, and speakers then use the fader on your radio to even out the sound.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:27 PM   #6
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No i'm going to use a 1000W soundstream amp for the subs and i have the Orion just incase i had to amp the speakers.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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You will only have to amplify the stock speakers if you remove the Boston amp.
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It would probably be best to start with just the subs. Then if you need to, it isnt hard to swap out the BA amp for a different one.

I started with just subs, then after a year amped the speakers, now I am thinking I should swap the speakers.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:36 AM   #9
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Doing to set up today I'll take sone pictures of the setup, custom built box. Thanks for the info guys!
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:58 PM   #10
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Doing to set up today I'll take sone pictures of the setup, custom built box. Thanks for the info guys!
How did the install go?
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