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Old 08-20-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Amp for convertible

I was thinking of using the JL XD700/5 amp as it would fit in the stock location and could power a sub. What are the opinions? Will it be enough power for a sub or should I consider a separate amp for the sub?
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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I have a full JL system with the stock MyLink head unit with that same amp and two 10" subs. You are more than welcome to give it a listen sometime to form an opinion of your own.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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That sounds great!
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:39 PM   #4
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Are you going to Augusta on Saturday?

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Old 08-20-2013, 07:57 PM   #5
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I may go, depends on weather!
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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I have installed the same amp you are considering in the factory location with a 10" Infinity sub in vert ******** box. I used the FARK and amp install plate also from ********. The amp has plenty of power for me. I have just purchased JL Audio component speakers to replace the fronts but haven't had the time to install that yet. Overall I'm a very happy with the JL amp and my setup. I also added a remote bass control switch/knob mounted near the cup holder area. That worked out good too.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:51 PM   #7
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I have installed the same amp you are considering in the factory location with a 10" Infinity sub in vert ******** box. I used the FARK and amp install plate also from ********. The amp has plenty of power for me. I have just purchased JL Audio component speakers to replace the fronts but haven't had the time to install that yet. Overall I'm a very happy with the JL amp and my setup. I also added a remote bass control switch/knob mounted near the cup holder area. That worked out good too.

Very nice set up! I have almost the same. I put in two 10" JL subs though. It's much better than stock that's for sure!!
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Very nice set up! I have almost the same. I put in two 10" JL subs though. It's much better than stock that's for sure!!
I agree. Swapping out the amp was a vast improvement alone.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #9
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I have installed the same amp you are considering in the factory location with a 10" Infinity sub in vert ******** box. I used the FARK and amp install plate also from ********. The amp has plenty of power for me. I have just purchased JL Audio component speakers to replace the fronts but haven't had the time to install that yet. Overall I'm a very happy with the JL amp and my setup. I also added a remote bass control switch/knob mounted near the cup holder area. That worked out good too.

.get those 650’s installed!!!

Big difference.....again....LOL
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:31 PM   #10
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I know. Got them this past weekend but car had to go to dealer for a little warranty paint correction Monday. I'll get it back tomorrow. Maybe this weekend - hopefully.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:26 AM   #11
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Thanks for the information guys - sounds like it will work good. Just need to get the sound system up to par!
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:33 AM   #12
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I have installed the same amp you are considering in the factory location with a 10" Infinity sub in vert ******** box. I used the FARK and amp install plate also from ********. The amp has plenty of power for me. I have just purchased JL Audio component speakers to replace the fronts but haven't had the time to install that yet. Overall I'm a very happy with the JL amp and my setup. I also added a remote bass control switch/knob mounted near the cup holder area. That worked out good too.
Did you use the small sub box or the larger one from ********? I was hoping the small box would be enough - do not want to lose the trunk space.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:12 AM   #13
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Did you use the small sub box or the larger one from ********? I was hoping the small box would be enough - do not want to lose the trunk space.
I used the smaller one.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:13 PM   #14
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I used the smaller one.
That is great as I was worried it would be too small.
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