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Stacking Amplifiers for a Clean Audio System Installation

IX Amp Stacking

Properly designing a car audio system requires some thought. Choosing each component for your audio system can prove to make or a break a system in some aspects. Anything from the required enclosure size of your woofer to the available space you have for your amplifiers can vastly change your entire plan for the car audio setup. Meticulously designing every last detail can cause a headache, and dealing with an ever-so-limited space such as a 4-door sedan can end up with you frustratingly deciding to just throw all of the equipment into your vehicle so you can get on to the main point – hearing your new components.

If you’ve been one to quickly throw together an audio system so you can get to hearing everything, you’re definitely not alone. Many decide against the clean installation they once sought after as soon as they stand up against all of its challenges. Mounting an amplifier can be difficult, but what about when you have to mount two? One reasonable solution to consider to help take a huge step out of your design plan is to use amplifier stacking kits. These stacking kits work with compatible amplifiers so you can cleanly mount one amplifier on top of another. This can be useful when trying to save another area for your subwoofer enclosure, or another electrical component like a car audio capacitor.

Amplifier stacking kits make installation with a lot of popular amplifiers much easier! All you need to do is wire your speakers or subwoofer up, and perhaps mount your subwoofer enclosure. Finally, designate your area for amplifier mounting and mount your first amp. When you have a compatible amplifier stacking kit and amplifier, the next step is to simple screw or drill on your next amplifier securely and you’re installation is finished! Now you can quickly throw together your new car audio system and still impress everyone with the extra finesse you put into mounting your amplifiers.


MTX Audio JackHammer JHP212D Powered Subwoofer Enclosure


By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor

The MTX Audio JHP212D combo provides so much bass that it will make your vehicle sound like a jackhammer on wheels. This incredibly loud combo will have your ear drums begging for mercy as the two 12” MTX JH4512-04 subwoofers pound with the beat. These subwoofers are built-in and pre-loaded into the MTX Audio Bass Slammer BS212S subwoofer enclosure. This preloaded design makes it easier for you to install and provides the subwoofer with optimal air space to ensure peak performance. At the heart of this system is the 600 watt MTX JH300 amplifier, a Jack Hammer series Class D monoblock amplifier that keeps the subwoofers “juiced” and ready to go.

A jackhammer does not go about its business quietly. The JackHammer JH4512-04 12” subwoofer is no exception. And with this special combo you get not just one, but TWO of these JackHammer subwoofers. In total this pair can handle up to 1,000 watts of power! To keep up with such vivacious thumping, this subwoofer has been fashioned with innovative features to prevent it from breaking down. The stitched cone and rubber surround enhances this subwoofer’s flexibility, especially during peak excursion. The special Spider Plateau Venting cooling system keeps the sub voice coils cool even during the most intense beat breakdowns. Altogether, the end result is a long-lasting subwoofer that will sound great.

The MTX Bass Slammer BS212S subwoofer enclosures houses two 12” subwoofers. You can purchase it separately and unloaded, but as I mentioned, this particular combo includes one BS212S dual 12” subwoofer enclosure loaded with two JH4512-04 subwoofers. Its sealed hatchback style is perfect for the JH4512-04 subwoofers and it provides an optimal amount of box volume. The result is tight, accurate bass that an ordinary sub box would fall short of matching. To top it off, it is fully carpeted with durable gray carpet covering for added protection.

This total bass package allows you to bring the power of a jackhammer to your car audio system. The MTX Audio JHP212D is far from a starter-system. This system will blow you away with its sheer power and sound quality. This bass combo will satisfy car audio beginners and enthusiasts alike.


SMART Car fortwo Under Dash 8″ Sub Box


By Gideon V. – Sonic Electronix Editor

The aptly named SMART-CAR-SUB-BOX is the perfect subwoofer enclosure for any fortwo Smart Car owners looking to maximize their sound system’s bass without using too much cab space. Adding a vehicle specific subwoofer enclosure to your car ensures that your aftermarket car audio system will match your vehicle’s cab dimensions. This fortwo SMART car subwoofer box is custom built for SMART cars. This sub box allows you to fit a 8” sub without sacrificing any trunk space. In fact, these boxes are designed to fit perfectly under the SMART car’s dash. The fact that this box does not take up any cargo space or leg room makes it a must-have considering the diminutive dimensions of a SMART car.

Given that this subwoofer box is exclusively designed for SMART cars, the manufacturer designed it to match the SMART car’s interior colors. At first sight friends may even ask you if the box came factory standard given the fact that this box does not compromise the vehicle’s factory appearance. With this box, you can maintain the car’s factory look as this box seamlessly integrates with the standard interior design of a SMART car. The carpet is finished with a black paint gloss that gives it an aesthetically appealing finish that also enhances its durability.

This custom SMART car box is designed for 8” subwoofers. Two of the best subwoofers for this box are the Kicker Solo-Classic 8” subs (09S8C4 dual 4 ohms or 09S8C2 dual 2 ohms) and the JL Audio 8” W3v3 series subs (8W3v3, 8W3v3, or 8W3v3 8 ohms). After you choose your subwoofer, you are ready to mount the loaded box into your SMART car. The box is packaged with the necessary mounting hardware to make it very simple to install.

Once you install your box and sub, you will have great sound in your SMART car without clashing with the vehicle’s interior design and dimensions. Besides, using this sub box setup will help set apart your SMART car’s sound system from the rest of the crowd.