Does anyone know an easy way to use these inside a home off mains power?
Don't expect absolutely window shattering bass with these however it does provide that depth needed especially if your current speakers are rather flat. Have one fitted in my car and is serving me well.
Pioneer GM-D8704 Class-D 1200w 4-Channel bridgeable amplifier - £119.99 delivered @ Car Audio Centre£119.99£14417% off Free P&P Free
Car Amplifier pioneer d8704 Decent deal for a good class d 4 channel amp ClassD 1200w 4Channel bridgeable amplifier - Pioneer GM-D8704An amplifier shouldn’t take up too much space… Read more
Most car speakers 90%+ are 4 ohms (it will be printed on the back of your car speakers) so you really only need to take notice of the 4 ohm rating of this amp.
You can run certain speakers at 2ohm instead of 4. Doing this will increase the output of the amplifier.
I'm not sure you can stack fuses together like that. Its 30A per 2 channels. ie ~430W peak per side. You can see on the stats that 2 channel is around 300W RMS and fuse blows at around 430W peak +- environmental/manufacturing factors which could be another 10-15%.
i followed some of that up to: "run into a 2ohm load." Could you ELI5 the significance of that?
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Great value Kenwood Car Audio Apple CarPlay Android Auto 2 x camera inputs Award winning double din head unit
I never use Amazon Music so couldn’t comment. Again I don’t really chop and change apps so Waze has worked fine and if I’m honest I don’t really use Siri. For a lightweight user like myself I don’t have any complaints :)
Mines been alright changed a bit but I only use google maps as I don’t trust other maps.
Amazon music is terrible, if my journey is about 10 mins I don’t even bother. I can’t go a car journey without something going wrong. Waze seems to forget it’s going somewhere if you’ve spent about 5 mins in another app, although iOS seems to do that not waze. Siri is slow to respond. Hate that I can’t have whatever nav map I want on the home screen. Eurgh it’s just toilet
Worked fine for me in my Vivaro, what issues have you had?
Awesome thanks (y)
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Had one of these and after a year the fuse holders burn't out. i would avoid.
"watts" used on its own usually mean PMPO measurements - peak +ve to peak -ve at 10% distortion, then the result for each channel added together. Since this says 4+2 channels, it is a little hard to calculate exactly, but the RMS given may be a bit generous, or may also be at a high distortion level - you really want less than 1% THD; 0.1% is better.
Mine is single din, I dont have a 2 din slot in my old car. On top of which I cannot remember the brand name. There are a few review sites that cover Chinese head units, a lot of the 2 Din units run various flavours of Android, and have freeze-up issues, but a few do get recommended. The audio quality on mine is OK at low levels, but the amp "fades" at higher levels, presumably the heat sinks arent up to the job and the op-amps thermally throttle.
I like the way the combined RMS is only 240 Watts /nowhere near the 1500 Watts). (lol)
Any recommendations for a good value chinese head unit with android drive and bluetooth much appreciated
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This is actually good for anyone wanting to use for reverse cameras display and radio. Obviously not for the audiophiles .
I've just had my Eunos Roadster boosted, she's going to be a handful (lol)
Yep, I have a Toyota Celica and Honda CRX back in the early 90s :)
The best decade for performance Japanese cars 8)
I just use this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.thjunge11.autohotspot it enables your phones hotspot as soon as the phone connects to the car headunit with Bluetooth. My headunit then always has internet from my phone. also means my phone is always up and running as a hotspot for my kids to use incar as well. I never bother with Mirrorlink stuff, just install the apps you want on the headset instead.. and for the times when my wife or someone else is driving my car i have one of the Three freedata sims in the stereo's 3G slot that gives 300Mb free data each month. This has always been enough for the odd google maps requirement if needed.
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This seems like a really great price for some decent speakers, they have 5 x 5* reviews. Just ordered a pair for the front of my Clio V6. Gotta be much better than the cheap paper … Read more
I tried fitting them but they do not fit in my car, they are too deep (lol) I did plug one of them in and tbh the sound wasn't great and lacked bass - just going to run and hide in a corner somewhere now :S
Any update on the speakers?
Did you fit them? Any feedback? Mine have just arrived, but I won't get a chance to install them for a bit. I'm really intrigued, as there seems to be so much general negativity towards both the company and products. The way I'm looking at it is, that the product I chose to order has been delivered, it turned up quickly and it was cheap! At the end of the day, they were under £20. I wasn't trying to buy £200 Alpine speakers only to be fobbed off with something else. They're 13cm speakers that are going to be fitted to the rattly old interior in my car. I'm not really expecting to be astonished by how amazing they sound, or going to compare them to a high-end Hi-Fi installation. Can they really be THAT bad!? Oh, and as I mentioned in an earlier post - I'm intending to fit them in an Impreza, so anything I fit is always going to be acoustically compromised by the boxer burble from the exhaust, (even though I've got two silencers on it - too old for "silly loud" these days!).
I would completely avoid, poor quality and the company is terrible, I had to instigate court action to sort things out, they threatened me with defamation for leaving honest reviews too.
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Lowest price I could find for this model online. Wide 170° view. As a taxi driver a dash cam is an essential piece of kit for the car.
Mediocre looking Youtube footage, especially at night. Few reviews exist, even fewer trustworthy reviews. Silver trim will make it stand out like a sore thumb. Looks about the same performance as a 20 quid one!
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Pretty sure you're not the judge of who and who is not welcome here, so excuse me if I assign absolutely zero value to that statement, which is coincidentally the same value I give your promise to ignore me from now on and actually leave this thread (at the fourth time of claiming to do so).
Oh dear, enough said, this place is not for you, you will end up getting yourself in trouble with that attitude. Goodbye! Hitting the ignore button now, the first time I have actually had to use it.
Thanks for the top tips, but I don't have to do anything - as you so rightly point out: I'm free to believe what ever I want and am free to comment as I like. As for my posting history, if I disagree with someone, I'm quite likely to tell them - that's not a negative quality, it's how we learn - by challenging other people's beliefs, especially when they don't align with my own. And as it seems we're dishing out forum advice for free now, here's mine for you: pay attention to the words you use when posting - they are the only means by which I can discern what you're trying to say. For example, your claim that I do "not allow other members to have their own opinions" is sloppy (a recurring theme in your posts). It is literally impossible for me to stop someone else from having an opinion, short of killing them. So I cannot possibly not allow other members to have opinions. It's much more accurate to say that I challenge other people's manner of posting and sometimes their opinions. For point of reference, I'm so uninterested in your opinion (or challenging it) that I haven't even bothered looking at your post history. You might also want to take your own advice about "moving on" too, seeing as posting in this thread gives you a headache and you apparently can't wait for it to end. Before you do though, see my post above about your hypocrisy.
. The difference is, you dont like it when another member doesn't agree with you. You dont allow other members to have their own opinions, or leave a comment without questioning/arguing with them. I have looked back over your deals and can see you argue with anyone that places a comment that you disapprove of. You must be able to accept constructive criticism, you must also understand that not every member is going to agree with you, you must not argue/harass any member to give further reasons to their original post/comment or vote. Bit of advice for you... get over it, post a deal and move on.