DIY Subwoofer vs. Store-bought

2020 4 نوامبر
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Are you looking to add more BASS to your car? Can you build a subwoofer box that looks and sounds good for cheaper than buying one? How in the world do you go about picking the right sub, amp, and cable combo? Today we’re talking bass baby, and we’re answering all those questions so just hit that play and get ready to get loud!
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  • 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!

    RustytheFoxCoonRustytheFoxCoonپیش 17 ساعت
  • dude doesnt know what hes talking about

    Tom GarciaTom Garciaپیش 2 روز
  • What were those things you used to port the box?

    Maaz HamidMaaz Hamidپیش 2 روز
  • 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 CappSteven Cappپیش 2 روز
  • also most decent newer amps do not require a remote wire, they auto detect, making instillation easier

    Steven CappSteven Cappپیش 2 روز
  • 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.

    Steven CappSteven Cappپیش 2 روز
  • 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

    Jack SchittJack Schittپیش 3 روز
  • I like yo funny words magic man 😤

    Eli WilliamsonEli Williamsonپیش 3 روز
  • Zach: the way you know its nice is if says ofc on it Me: ofc=of course 😁👍🏽

    Eli WilliamsonEli Williamsonپیش 3 روز
  • 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

    /dev/null//dev/null/پیش 4 روز
  • Bass showcase without looking like a snob like Meade.

    Jesse CruzJesse Cruzپیش 4 روز
  • 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?

    Andrew AsbillAndrew Asbillپیش 4 روز
  • This dude reminds me of Engineering Explained, with a personality. Kudos.

    Jason HayesJason Hayesپیش 4 روز
  • If you closed the trunk during your test, you may have got a higher reading.

    Larry WellsLarry Wellsپیش 5 روز
  • Rattle City

  • That was a dope ass commercial! Made me wanna buy one

    Sean SlaoSean Slaoپیش 5 روز
  • Noice

    J.J.پیش 6 روز
  • How much bass do I want? All of it

    hurleyjchurleyjcپیش 6 روز
  • When putting that sub hurts the battery and alternator?

    Kev SterKev Sterپیش 7 روز
  • nice video didn't close trunk on last test like you did on first test

    Demetric JohnsonDemetric Johnsonپیش 8 روز
  • Donut media is the only channel that has sponsors that i wont skip through

    SupairoSupairoپیش 8 روز
  • What are these sick sunglasses?

    Zachary FloydZachary Floydپیش 8 روز
  • rip to that sub not even a break-in

    Apex SmithApex Smithپیش 8 روز
  • 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

    buffalo goldbuffalo goldپیش 9 روز
  • 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!

    sebastian anderssonsebastian anderssonپیش 11 روز
  • Can I play golf with the Donut crew :o

    G LG Lپیش 12 روز
  • So no capacitor huh....

    TheGaming SalvationTheGaming Salvationپیش 12 روز
  • did anyone see the chick left above in the corner on 23:17

    mi matthmi matthپیش 13 روز
  • Make this guy the Kickers CEO,tehy need to ahve a guy like him

    NikmoTypeRNikmoTypeRپیش 15 روز
  • Not me watching so i can DIY my truck problems

    Hilario RamosHilario Ramosپیش 15 روز
  • Bro you need to tune the damn amp

    Mr.MagicManMr.MagicManپیش 16 روز
  • I do appreciate you guys talking about the Hyundai Veloster I have one myself and I like this video good stuff

    Edgar RamEdgar Ramپیش 16 روز
  • Did you tune the amp though

    knight templarknight templarپیش 17 روز
  • yo you guys all play golf? handicaps?

    benbenپیش 18 روز
  • that 100amp fuse would have worked fine

    John JohnsonJohn Johnsonپیش 18 روز
  • @zachjoe loved your tshirt pls tell how to get one

    Hans von GeldernHans von Geldernپیش 19 روز
  • You guys used a shit ass sub for the pre fab box like worst for you’re money

    Camron BennettCamron Bennettپیش 20 روز
  • 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 IRworld 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

    StiffeStiffeپیش 20 روز
  • 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

    Pachuco SCTPachuco SCTپیش 20 روز
  • 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.

    darkeyce02darkeyce02پیش 22 روز
  • Insane Home DIY sub -

    Mart34Mart34پیش 23 روز
  • were that guys muscles real?

    shinigamizzzshinigamizzzپیش 23 روز
  • I just take the speakers out from all radio systems and put them in lol

    Prise_500Prise_500پیش 24 روز
  • This System is pulling 111 A, the alternator in my car is rated for 90 A. Old car stuff I guess. :'D

    N1xN1xپیش 25 روز
  • 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?

    Anthony RodriguezAnthony Rodriguezپیش 25 روز
  • I guarantee that system will never pull over 100 amps. That original fuse would have been perfect.

    JoeyTheFoxxoJoeyTheFoxxoپیش 26 روز

    Royalty_31 VorzRoyalty_31 Vorzپیش 27 روز
  • It's not gonna get to 1000W let alone 1600 W lol

    no112358no112358پیش 28 روز
  • 5:06 your subwoofer is impotent I'm sorry to hear that but you should really be worrying about the impedance.

    Dan ReedDan Reedپیش 28 روز
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    Jose BarriosJose Barriosپیش ماه
  • it’s crazy how i watch the ads instead of skipping. that hyundai skit was 👌🏽

    Israel MonteroIsrael Monteroپیش ماه
  • 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 😅

    77ljgc77ljgcپیش ماه
  • I do a lot of car stereo and i can say this video is pretty good.

    Morten NielsenMorten Nielsenپیش ماه
  • Urs looks way take urs over the kicker

    Fords4life 91Fords4life 91پیش ماه
  • 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.

    yizzer2yizzer2پیش ماه
  • *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.

    BotDamianBotDamianپیش ماه
  • i think i would need a little more bass bc my truck idols at 100db

    slugger 56slugger 56پیش ماه
  • biggest recommendation is buying a new amp and not trying cheap marketplace ones... lol

    big albig alپیش ماه
  • Supports?? L7 is a beefy woofer. Your Box is gonna flex without some 45's or a support

    Bill PetriwBill Petriwپیش ماه
  • Making sure the enclosure has appropriate air space and allowing the sub to break in will increase those db numbers! Great video as always 💥

    Spencer 1Spencer 1پیش ماه
  • 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 TooNzMike TooNzپیش ماه
  • 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.

    Mike TooNzMike TooNzپیش ماه
  • Never use a song that is bass boosted and never turn radio to max volume!!! Great video though keep em coming

    C HarkC Harkپیش ماه
  • i lost all focus as what was being said after 23:18. Co-host maybe? All kidding aside, great episode as usual.

    Michael StroupMichael Stroupپیش ماه
  • 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.

    Scott RobinsonScott Robinsonپیش ماه
  • How much did that all cost?

    Kenneth GaNunKenneth GaNunپیش ماه
  • Is it just me or does james look like notclay on tiktok?

    Mr_Rendulic 123Mr_Rendulic 123پیش ماه
  • Kinda cool how you're a car guy with a Stihl hat

    Harold JonesHarold Jonesپیش ماه
  • 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!!

    Michael1212Michael1212پیش ماه
  • What the hell is a meter? I only speak freedom units

    Gage NeisiusGage Neisiusپیش ماه
  • 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

    Giovanni Vittorio AmbrosiniGiovanni Vittorio Ambrosiniپیش ماه
  • 2:23 Is that the actor from "SUPER FAST" aka "fast and furious knock off"???? LMAO

    FizzyFizzyپیش ماه
  • 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 masoalberto dal masoپیش ماه
    • fuse 100amp by mother "kicker" ... Better date than Sorry ... After you burn up the amp there Is no cash back

      alberto dal masoalberto dal masoپیش ماه
  • did yall get john cena???

    Alan GranadosAlan Granadosپیش ماه
  • Still Honda's v-tech is better than new Hyundai system

    SRT HellBlazeSRT HellBlazeپیش ماه
  • Still Honda's v-tech is better than new Hyundai system

    SRT HellBlazeSRT HellBlazeپیش ماه
  • 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.

    Packerman BruhmomentoPackerman Bruhmomentoپیش ماه
  • Horrible subs but eh

    Cal DeyonCal Deyonپیش ماه
  • Link for the mounts used for the sub?

    William MoralezWilliam Moralezپیش ماه
  • 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

    Code UltimateCode Ultimateپیش ماه
  • I have lots of builds like this on my channel check it out 😊 😃

    Anthonys car audio lifeAnthonys car audio lifeپیش ماه
  • *me, a basshead.. how much space are you willing to give up? yes. How much money are you willing to spend? yes.

    Jake ZadraJake Zadraپیش ماه
  • You should have measured the sound pressure with a good meter so we could see numbers man sweet video

    william briggswilliam briggsپیش ماه
  • Ah sub woofers, that’s those heavy wooden boxes with wires that you pry out of your new 90s car, right

    HavnarHavnarپیش ماه
  • I want to see more of the RB25 240, you have my dream car.

  • 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..."

    psguardianpsguardianپیش ماه
  • A Hyundai Veloster? Lmao Hyundai makes the worst cars ever made

    Cryptic Spray Paint ArtCryptic Spray Paint Artپیش ماه
  • Gay car

    Please SubscribePlease Subscribeپیش ماه
  • 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

    Edward WrightEdward Wrightپیش ماه
  • who's the hottie at 23:18... :-O

    Caleb SandersierCaleb Sandersierپیش ماه
  • cobra f9 represent

    Greatest EverGreatest Everپیش ماه
  • 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

    Johnnie’s Bicycle FixesJohnnie’s Bicycle Fixesپیش ماه
  • 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.

    Allen LinAllen Linپیش ماه
  • 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!

    theeedragonseyetheeedragonseyeپیش ماه

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  • Dude You guys have everything all wrong. Your stepping into a world that you all don't belong!!!

    Todd BakerTodd Bakerپیش ماه
    • This is actually brilliant

      hoiy vinosahoiy vinosaپیش ماه
  • You are doing it right hyundai!

    Ghost BloxGhost Bloxپیش ماه
  • channel!

    seiom jvonyseiom jvonyپیش ماه
  • Weird ad but ok

    Bonga PercivalBonga Percivalپیش ماه
  • You are high if you think that 100a fuse will blow. Kicker amps are very efficient. That amp even with a peak dynamic burst @ 2 ohms will NEVER put out more than 1000watts. Lets go with 80% efficient, and since you're running at 2 ohm it will probably be more like 85% knowing kicker. That means the amp would be drawing approximately 1200 watts at the MOST EVER. at 1200watts/13v= is 92 amps. I even gave you a few extra amps... if we go with your 14.4 volts then we are down to 83 amps. The 100 amp fuse was PERFECT (they actually blow at like 120 amps BTW) and those circuit breakers are known to fail. Bullshit video

    C LC Lپیش ماه