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04-27-2011, 02:15 PM #1
Stereo Capacitator??? 2200 Watts
Im running about 2200 watts in my truck powering subs and mids. I have heard that i may need a capacitator(if thats even how you spell it). I have no idea what this device is. Could someone please explain and let me know if I really need one?Schrub!:sign0011:
04-27-2011, 05:39 PM #2
They come in different sizes( 1 fared, 2 fared etc). In general for every 1000 watts you need 1 fared....so if you have a 2000 watt system you would need a 2 fared cap.
But if you have dimming lights I would look into a larger alternator and upgrading the big three....google "upgrading the big three".
If you dont have dimming lights - I wouldnt worry about it.
04-27-2011, 07:00 PM #3
The big three doesn't seem to troublesom so ill do it soon, and yes my headlights dim really bad. Im not stereo system illiterate but im still only a year in the game and don't know it all yet. So thanks sstoner911. Do you have a sytem in your truck, if so, what are you running??Schrub!:sign0011:
04-27-2011, 07:24 PM #4
The head unit is a Pioneer AVH-P6000DVD
The subs are at 1 ohm @ 1200 watts.
04-27-2011, 09:27 PM #5
Thats real nice. I hope to aspire to L7's Or the JL W7 some day. Right now i have a Kicker ZX1500.1 pushin 2 12inch Kicker CVR's(unfortunately in a forward fire sealed box under the seat)if i remember corectly wireed at 1 Ohm apeice. Then an Orion 600.4 running 4 Kicker KS6x9 3ways.
Ok two questions: Where does your power cable for your amp enter the cab? and would you warn to stay away from ebay when it comes to buying speakers and amps?Schrub!:sign0011:
04-27-2011, 09:36 PM #6
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I wouldn't... Buy from a Dealer that knows his stuff and Please stay Far away from Best Buy... As for caps don't waste your money....Save it for the right things like a Better Alt and Battery. As the JL W7 or the Kicker L7? What do youm listen to? The JL will have Better Sound quality But those Kickers can Pound.08 Z71 Avalanche Mods to date: K&N CAI,Hellwig Swaybars and End Links, Corsa Sport Exhaust, Superchips Programer,IPCW LOF & 3rd brake light and tails, AMI Gas door,Show Hooks and Door locks, Enkei Wheels, with Pirelli tires, StreetScene Bowties, Grant Steering wheel,Muth signal mirrors,SSBC Big Brake kit,Huskyliner Mug gards,Floor mats and Hood shield, McGard Lug nuts and locks, Bedrug, Cervini's Ram Air hood,35watt HID Fog lights, Sylvania bulbs all around ZXE's Highs and Lows, WhiteNight Back up lights,Sirius and HD Radio, SnugTop sitting on deck now Got a Softopper on now,Tempress Boat Hatches.... New Bilstein shocks are on... New Mods coming soon..... X
04-28-2011, 12:02 AM #7
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