I am Old school looking for SQ car audio

I am in search of a three way SQ car audio system. I have not had anything but an OEM system since 1985. I have considered a DSP and 4 channel class AB channel front end with a class D sub amp. My budget is $1k or less for amplification and DSP.

I presently have Dayton AMT Pod4 tweeters, Dayton RS 100-4" fullrange, Dayton RS 180P-7" midwoofer, and Dayton RSS265HO-4 subwoofer.

My Idea is to run the 4" full-range from 300Hz and up off of front channels. Then rolling it off at about 5kHz at 6db, and setting high pass close to that point with single cap.

I want to drive this system with a DSP that is capable of HD at 32 bit 192kHz. But finding such a unit that will fit my budget is not easy.
I am wondering if there are SQ units available that I can afford.

The only DSP unit that fullfills my cost and capability requirements that I have found is the Cadence DSP4.8. There were some negative comments made about noise and quality issues on the internet. So, that makes me skeptical.
As far as amplification is concerned. I am considering the Sundown Audio SAX 100.4 V2 class AB. And one of the new Sundown SFB-1500D or SFB-2000D class D sub amps when they come available.
Any insight and suggestions will be helpful and appreciated.

If I had the funds, I would go all top of the line Zapco. But!!!!
 

Gioba

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2012-07-24 9:36 pm
I don't know Sundown amps, old school stuff for me comes from old millennium.
I think the Matthew's suggest is ok.
For SQ is important to get a head unit's good sound.
This is the first thing for me.
But very important is an accurate installation of speakers too.
 
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Maxikill97

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2020-09-22 3:26 pm
I am in search of a three way SQ car audio system. I have not had anything but an OEM system since 1985. I have considered a DSP and 4 channel class AB channel front end with a class D sub amp. My budget is $1k or less for amplification and DSP.

I presently have Dayton AMT Pod4 tweeters, Dayton RS 100-4" fullrange, Dayton RS 180P-7" midwoofer, and Dayton RSS265HO-4 subwoofer.

My Idea is to run the 4" full-range from 300Hz and up off of front channels. Then rolling it off at about 5kHz at 6db, and setting high pass close to that point with single cap.

I want to drive this system with a DSP that is capable of HD at 32 bit 192kHz. But finding such a unit that will fit my budget is not easy.
I am wondering if there are SQ units available that I can afford.

The only DSP unit that fullfills my cost and capability requirements that I have found is the Cadence DSP4.8. There were some negative comments made about noise and quality issues on the internet. So, that makes me skeptical.
As far as amplification is concerned. I am considering the Sundown Audio SAX 100.4 V2 class AB. And one of the new Sundown SFB-1500D or SFB-2000D class D sub amps when they come available.
Any insight and suggestions will be helpful and appreciated.

If I had the funds, I would go all top of the line Zapco. But!!!!
I'm personally never a fan of software/DSP, but everyone has it's own preference. I would not suggest picking a Sundown audio when you are looking for SQ. I've had several monster subs and amps from them. They are heavilly underrated and can handle a LOT of abuse, which is a good thing, but there are much better brands in terms of sound quality. The last amp I would pick for SQ are the SFB series.

If you like oldskool and good SQ, try to look for a DLS Ultimate A6 or A3 for a subwoofer, or a DLS Ultimate A7 for powering a subwoofer + 4 speakers.
Really good SQ amps fully loaded with class AB goodness.
 
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