DIY Subwoofer vs. Store-bought

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Jeyden Torres
Jeyden Torres 16 ժամ առաջ
What is that song that starts at 10:30
Jonoroxat Օր առաջ
YOU didnt measure with the trunk closed... its probably way louder
tree18is 2 օր առաջ
Donuts very own ; Bill Nye
GraphicsField 2 օր առաջ
Great video but how did you tune your amp? Please don't say by ear.
Viktor Huhn
Viktor Huhn 2 օր առաջ
Whats the Name Of the Song? I Miss / love this Song and forgot the Name
Isak Rousk
Isak Rousk Օր առաջ
you mean at 3:09? im also wondering
BLACK PANTHER 1 5 օր առաջ
RustytheFoxCoon 5 օր առաջ
I remember a battery in my trunk of my old 2005 black 4 door 2.4L Saturn ION. God I loved that car! I don't care if it looked normal, thing fucking ripped for a small 4 banger!
Tom Garcia
Tom Garcia 6 օր առաջ
dude doesnt know what hes talking about
Maaz Hamid
Maaz Hamid 7 օր առաջ
What were those things you used to port the box?
Steven Capp
Steven Capp 7 օր առաջ
NEVER look at the peak wattage of an amp. you need to look at the RMS. even the box of the amp you are using states it. its 1600Watts, but that figure doesnt mean shit. figure you need to look at is the RMS, and for that amp its 800 watts RMS.
Steven Capp
Steven Capp 7 օր առաջ
also most decent newer amps do not require a remote wire, they auto detect, making instillation easier
Steven Capp
Steven Capp 7 օր առաջ
ermm, you probably better off getting a second 2 Ohm sub then wirring the 2 subs for a 1 ohm load to get the full potential of that amp. obv depends on the wattage of each sub. unless you want more boot space i guess, but then again if u only want to run 1 sub, get a less powerful amp.
Jack Schitt
Jack Schitt 8 օր առաջ
I have an 04 acura tsx with a bought 12 in sub w/amp which bumps nice and a gen 4 camaro with 2 12in custom built in subs and that is way better
Eli Williamson
Eli Williamson 8 օր առաջ
I like yo funny words magic man 😤
Eli Williamson
Eli Williamson 8 օր առաջ
Zach: the way you know its nice is if says ofc on it Me: ofc=of course 😁👍🏽
/dev/null/ 8 օր առաջ
Take out the fuse of the amp and look at the value, that's the maximum amount of amps. No way that your little amplifier is drawing 111 amps, even at 1 ohm. 1600w is the peak power, not rms! The amp is rated for 800w rms. You are using it at 2 ohms, so 40A The fuse needs to be correctly sized for the power, not oversized like you did. If you overload the amp, you are going to fry it. The fuse will never pop
Jesse Cruz
Jesse Cruz 8 օր առաջ
Bass showcase without looking like a snob like Meade.
Andrew Asbill
Andrew Asbill 9 օր առաջ
the amp you are using says 300 watts at 4ohms, say I have a 200 watt speaker at 4ohms, would this amp still be fine to use or should i find one that matches perfectly?
Jason Hayes
Jason Hayes 9 օր առաջ
This dude reminds me of Engineering Explained, with a personality. Kudos.
Larry Wells
Larry Wells 9 օր առաջ
If you closed the trunk during your test, you may have got a higher reading.
Rattle City
Sean Slao
Sean Slao 10 օր առաջ
That was a dope ass commercial! Made me wanna buy one
J. 10 օր առաջ
hurleyjc 11 օր առաջ
How much bass do I want? All of it
Kev Ster
Kev Ster 12 օր առաջ
When putting that sub hurts the battery and alternator?
Demetric Johnson
Demetric Johnson 12 օր առաջ
nice video didn't close trunk on last test like you did on first test
Supairo 12 օր առաջ
Donut media is the only channel that has sponsors that i wont skip through
Zachary Floyd
Zachary Floyd 12 օր առաջ
What are these sick sunglasses?
Apex Smith
Apex Smith 13 օր առաջ
rip to that sub not even a break-in
buffalo gold
buffalo gold 13 օր առաջ
I want to see a video when you have a costume box and you have a flat tire in highway and have to change quick
sebastian andersson
sebastian andersson 15 օր առաջ
Just wantet to get something out there. The fuse box has a set rule to not be any way futer from the battery then 30cm or for more safety even closer. And that db meter you used is not the right one so the db you did get its not correct. And it need to be placed in a accurate spot on the right side of the windsheild. And DON’T use bass boosted... it’s a unclear signal that f*cks up your amp and sub. Use rebassed that its made for you hz. Much safer and more better sound I’m competing spl and db drag in norway so it’s just som tips from me and my friends! But srlsy good vidio and good expaining! Easy for every one to learn! Good work man!
G L 16 օր առաջ
Can I play golf with the Donut crew :o
TheGaming Salvation
TheGaming Salvation 17 օր առաջ
So no capacitor huh....
mi matth
mi matth 18 օր առաջ
did anyone see the chick left above in the corner on 23:17
NikmoTypeR 19 օր առաջ
Make this guy the Kickers CEO,tehy need to ahve a guy like him
Hilario Ramos
Hilario Ramos 20 օր առաջ
Not me watching so i can DIY my truck problems
Mr.MagicMan 20 օր առաջ
Bro you need to tune the damn amp
Edgar Ram
Edgar Ram 20 օր առաջ
I do appreciate you guys talking about the Hyundai Veloster I have one myself and I like this video good stuff
knight templar
knight templar 21 օր առաջ
Did you tune the amp though
ben 22 օր առաջ
yo you guys all play golf? handicaps?
John Johnson
John Johnson 23 օր առաջ
that 100amp fuse would have worked fine
Hans von Geldern
Hans von Geldern 23 օր առաջ
@zachjoe loved your tshirt pls tell how to get one
Camron Bennett
Camron Bennett 24 օր առաջ
You guys used a shit ass sub for the pre fab box like worst for you’re money
Stiffe 24 օր առաջ
So manyyy things they did wrong. 1 u dont buy a kicker. U only pay for The brand. U can find other brands 10 times better for the same money 2 you need to pree drill before u put it together 3 you never put you headunit on max vol!! It destroys your speakers curses distortion in the music building heat in your voice coil and u gonna burn your speakers 3 “preformance knob” what the hell do you mean gain?? Gain need to match the output of your headunit it’s not a volume knob! If you turn it to max you will firie ur system 4 you don’t measure ur db like that.. you do it on your windshield and less than 120 is a joke even for this shit I run 158 in mine car . 5 ur tuning for the “vent “ on ur box.. what the hell... You don’t want it as long as possible ffs dude common a longer one make the bass deeper a shorther is brighter let’s say 45hz peak long one 30 . Ur port depends on what you want.. that sub is designed for 40+ hz so if you turn it tooo low you will fuck it up 6 bass songs on AM-posts rly m8 I tought u kno what ur doing... Bassboosted and rebased / bass tests is a shit ton of distortion (not clean sound vave) I’ll make ur speakers go warm. So all you did wrong can legit kill someone’s speakers in ounder 30 seconds (if you put some watt in it ) 1 song whit ur sub on 1500rms and ur headunit to max vol bill kill it same whit the others !! And if u do em all I just gonna say gg u fucked up
Pachuco SCT
Pachuco SCT 24 օր առաջ
The kicker box was smaller because it had pollyfil to help make up for more space. If you add pollyfil to the box it should improve. Also the port length is determined by the port diameter and desired tune frequency
darkeyce02 26 օր առաջ
Not the best way to do this. If you have a questions about how many amps it will pull lol at the amps fuses and add them up. That's the absolute max it'll pull. This amp will not hit max amps unless you blast the gain of the amp is physically capable of pulling 100 amps. Wich is pretty unlikely for how small it is. 100 amp fuse is plenty for this build.
Mart34 27 օր առաջ
Insane Home DIY sub -
shinigamizzz 28 օր առաջ
were that guys muscles real?
Prise_500 28 օր առաջ
I just take the speakers out from all radio systems and put them in lol
N1x 29 օր առաջ
This System is pulling 111 A, the alternator in my car is rated for 90 A. Old car stuff I guess. :'D
Anthony Rodriguez
Anthony Rodriguez Ամիս առաջ
I have a sub in my gs300 but it all of a sudden stopped working like no power to the head until and the rest of the stuff. Would you know if that fuse would make that happen?
JoeyTheFoxxo Ամիս առաջ
I guarantee that system will never pull over 100 amps. That original fuse would have been perfect.
Royalty_31 Vorz
Royalty_31 Vorz Ամիս առաջ
no112358 Ամիս առաջ
It's not gonna get to 1000W let alone 1600 W lol
Dan Reed
Dan Reed Ամիս առաջ
5:06 your subwoofer is impotent I'm sorry to hear that but you should really be worrying about the impedance.
Jose Barrios
Jose Barrios Ամիս առաջ
The stale weight preferentially flow because meter tellingly argue between a juicy kite. warm, illustrious resolution
Israel Montero
Israel Montero Ամիս առաջ
it’s crazy how i watch the ads instead of skipping. that hyundai skit was 👌🏽
77ljgc Ամիս առաջ
Normally dont like the sponsor portion of videos but I'll give it to this guy, I'm not even looking for a car and I'm interested 😅
Morten Nielsen
Morten Nielsen Ամիս առաջ
I do a lot of car stereo and i can say this video is pretty good.
Fords4life 91
Fords4life 91 Ամիս առաջ
Urs looks way take urs over the kicker
yizzer2 Ամիս առաջ
RMS is easiest to understand with, when an electric motor specifically a linear motor (ie speaker driver) is at rest (not moving) it will consume more current than one in motion. The Total Power vs RMS ratio of an amplifier indicates how large of a speaker you can power (10" 12" 15") vs how hard it will pump (Decibels), respectively.
BotDamian Ամիս առաջ
*READ IMPORTANT* I have one small problem with this video. You actually don't want to hit the max power of an amp ever. The fuse with 100A should be used instead of your 150A, because as soon as the AMP hits 120A it will burn to death. The fuse is to protect the AMP from being damaged and not from you putting a bigger fuse to make the whole idea of fuses just useless. If you have a 60A RMS rating and a max output of 111A, then using a 100A is totaly fine. Because you don't want to reach 111A ever. Before the 150A fuse breaks the 111A will be already burned. This is a huge mistake that they made that can cost people their Audio setup. MDF expensive? Maybe in the US, I build a 125cm * 50cm * 50cm box for 30-40 euros. MDF is the cheapest wood you can get for a subwoofer. If you want more expensive then get Multiplex. Or just look here to learn about wood and stuff Donut Media did a good research but some statements are pretty wrong and the amp thing might cost someone their Audio setup.
slugger 56
slugger 56 Ամիս առաջ
i think i would need a little more bass bc my truck idols at 100db
big al
big al Ամիս առաջ
biggest recommendation is buying a new amp and not trying cheap marketplace ones... lol
Bill Petriw
Bill Petriw Ամիս առաջ
Supports?? L7 is a beefy woofer. Your Box is gonna flex without some 45's or a support
Spencer 1
Spencer 1 Ամիս առաջ
Making sure the enclosure has appropriate air space and allowing the sub to break in will increase those db numbers! Great video as always 💥
Mike TooNz
Mike TooNz Ամիս առաջ
He put the meter on top of the sub. Hahahahaa. No one called the cops they didn't hear shit.. 106 ? Hahahahaa. 150+ ported all day or 6th order.
Mike TooNz
Mike TooNz Ամիս առաջ
Why teach people incorrectly? You dont want a 600 watt amp because it will be working to hard all the time and not last. So you would want at least a 900 watt rms amp. Headroom is necessary. And not killing your amp is very important too. I hope true Bassheads will back me up on this. Fuse can handle it too. This dude is backasswards.. if u really want to know about car audio. Meade, soundman, 5star too many to list there's even a guy who builds stuff in his kitchen.. car audio fabrication. Lol.
C Hark
C Hark Ամիս առաջ
Never use a song that is bass boosted and never turn radio to max volume!!! Great video though keep em coming
Michael Stroup
Michael Stroup Ամիս առաջ
i lost all focus as what was being said after 23:18. Co-host maybe? All kidding aside, great episode as usual.
Scott Robinson
Scott Robinson Ամիս առաջ
For the goal that you were shooting for you did what you were trying. A little more time and research and you will have a bit more on your bd meter. Good video.
Kenneth GaNun
Kenneth GaNun Ամիս առաջ
How much did that all cost?
Mr_Rendulic 123
Mr_Rendulic 123 Ամիս առաջ
Is it just me or does james look like notclay on tiktok?
Harold Jones
Harold Jones Ամիս առաջ
Kinda cool how you're a car guy with a Stihl hat
Michael1212 Ամիս առաջ
F N sucks because of all of the companies trying to sell me STUFF I'm not mad at the vlog it's YOU TUBE!!
Gage Neisius
Gage Neisius Ամիս առաջ
What the hell is a meter? I only speak freedom units
Giovanni Vittorio Ambrosini
Giovanni Vittorio Ambrosini Ամիս առաջ
DIY is ALWAYS the answer for car audio. Also, 5:30 NOOO!!! Just use a passive crossover n use a 2 channel amp! If u want to use a 4 channel amp u need an active crossover, so a 600$ dsp
Fizzy Ամիս առաջ
2:23 Is that the actor from "SUPER FAST" aka "fast and furious knock off"???? LMAO
alberto dal maso
alberto dal maso Ամիս առաջ
150amp on a 111max consumption ... This Is how to burn up 300bucks of amp in less than 2 Min because the fuse at 100amp Is a limiter ... Over that you damage all MOSFET
alberto dal maso
alberto dal maso Ամիս առաջ
fuse 100amp by mother "kicker" ... Better date than Sorry ... After you burn up the amp there Is no cash back
Alan Granados
Alan Granados Ամիս առաջ
did yall get john cena???
SRT HellBlaze
SRT HellBlaze Ամիս առաջ
Still Honda's v-tech is better than new Hyundai system
SRT HellBlaze
SRT HellBlaze Ամիս առաջ
Still Honda's v-tech is better than new Hyundai system
Packerman Bruhmomento
Packerman Bruhmomento Ամիս առաջ
Are you guys aware that there are stuck pixels on the camera's sensor? thought my tv was broken for a sec. theres' mainly white dots spread about then a red line and a blue block.
Cal Deyon
Cal Deyon Ամիս առաջ
Horrible subs but eh
William Moralez
William Moralez Ամիս առաջ
Link for the mounts used for the sub?
Code Ultimate
Code Ultimate Ամիս առաջ
Isn’t that a dvc sub so wouldn’t you be running at 1 ohm not 2 ohms if you wire in parallel and 4 if you wire in series
Anthonys car audio life
Anthonys car audio life Ամիս առաջ
I have lots of builds like this on my channel check it out 😊 😃
Jake Zadra
Jake Zadra Ամիս առաջ
*me, a basshead.. how much space are you willing to give up? yes. How much money are you willing to spend? yes.
william briggs
william briggs Ամիս առաջ
You should have measured the sound pressure with a good meter so we could see numbers man sweet video
Havnar Ամիս առաջ
Ah sub woofers, that’s those heavy wooden boxes with wires that you pry out of your new 90s car, right
I want to see more of the RB25 240, you have my dream car.
psguardian Ամիս առաջ
If that 100amp fuse isn't enough for that 800w amp.... Explain the 80 amp fuse Kicker recommends for that amp. An excerpt from the users manual Model -- External Fuse -- Power/Ground Wire -- KICKER Wiring Kit "...CXA800.1 -- 1 x 80 Ampere -- 4 Gauge -- PK4, CK4..."
Cryptic Spray Paint Art
Cryptic Spray Paint Art Ամիս առաջ
A Hyundai Veloster? Lmao Hyundai makes the worst cars ever made
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Edward Wright
Edward Wright Ամիս առաջ
a lot of incorrect information on ports!! diameter and length make a big difference all related to box volume and free air frequency responce of the speaker and you tune the port to get it to run at the middle of the frequency you want to run at. Certainly not a case of longer makes it louder by a long way
Caleb Sandersier
Caleb Sandersier Ամիս առաջ
who's the hottie at 23:18... :-O
Greatest Ever
Greatest Ever Ամիս առաջ
cobra f9 represent
Johnnie’s Bicycle Fixes
Johnnie’s Bicycle Fixes Ամիս առաջ
Back when I was a kid I had 3 jl w6 12s in a custom box I took first place in a spl contest I hit 143.7 dbls I beat the blaunkbaunk vw bug, I was 19, built it all myself I love bass in my car or truck
Allen Lin
Allen Lin Ամիս առաջ
the fuse selection is just wrong.. you go by rms and not peak power, since the amp never says how long it can hold peak power, maybe it can for a tenth of a second maybe even 2 seconds but thats not enough to melt the wire, climate dependent of course. sure your wire can handle it but can your amp? the fuse is there to stop everything else from melting, not just the wire. now you have made the amp the weakest link which is supposed to be the fuses job. there are times to use fuses and times to use circuit breakers aswell. fuses act faster and are more sensitive. now im sure you wont burn your car down, however if something ever malfunctions in the amp you know damn well its going to send 150amps before the circuit breaker says no.
theeedragonseye Ամիս առաջ
Great video as always. And i am now going to stop the video....wait a minute...who is that in the top left corner at 20:18? Oh my!
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