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x7sage7x April 4th, 2014 12:09 AM


Originally Posted by 1MeanNonPI2v (Post 7909218)
The cap provides extra on tap power when the system is really cranking. I noticed before it was installed, that the sound would fall off after a couple minutes of high volume thrashing. In went the cap, and no more power loss.

That's interesting, I have never needed to use one. Must be a mustang thing. Ya, I don't think I will ever have it in me to install a sub, haha. I think 4 component speakers with a little thump will have my very content.

Well guys, thanks, reps to the both of you.

brelon July 11th, 2017 09:54 PM

I have used a capacitor before, but I feel like the are just a band aid for a weak charging system. If you are planning on installing a system you should look at doing the big 3 first, make sure your alternator and battery are in good shape, and make sure you have the right sized power cable for the amps you are installing. All the cap does is provide a stable power signal for the amp when the bass hits (power spike). If you have a good battery, good grounds, and an alternator capable of keeping up then you shouldn't need a cap in most cases.

For the components, don't cheap out or you will regret it later. If you can't afford to power them correctly you will definitely be leaving some sound quality on the table, but you can always buy what you want, save money for an amp, and wait to install everything once you have it. It's always cheaper to do it right the first time. You can run them off an aftermarket headunit directly but it won't be optimal, and clipping of the signal can happen if you are pushing them hard with a crappy signal and compensate by turning it up too loud.

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Dennis75 October 2nd, 2018 01:06 AM

Need Help witn aftermarket Dual doubledin hookup in 98 with the 460 sound a d no wiring harness
I'm getting power but no sound our after hookup I need a diagram of actual hookup the wires.

x7sage7x December 8th, 2018 11:08 AM

You're getting power to the headunit but not the speakers?

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