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First fo all, those cars you hear that are rattling the windows in
you house have Sub-Woofers in them. I have two 10" Kicker subs in my 4kq
and it sounds great. THe disadvantage is the extra 70 lbs I carry in my
trunk and the loss of trunk space. If your son has a 350 watt sony amp,
he should have enough power to drive a subwoofer or two. If it is not a
bridgable amp, he will need a Dual voice coil subwoofer or two separate
The reason that your little 30w X4 deck can distort the speakers
is that the amp will distort as well. Different companies also rate their
amp ratings differently. You can have a 25 watt rms, 80 watt max speaker
and run a quality 100 watt X 2 amp to it and sound much better than a 25X2
watt amp. Conversely, I have heard "Quality" (spelled expensive) 25X2watt
amps sound much better than a cheap 100w x 2 amp. You get what you pay
There are many more factors to this equation to figure in, but if
you dont really konw what you are doing, I would go into a reputable
stereo store with a set budget, and konwing what you wnat, and have them
If you want to know more, I am sure that I or Adam Dieckerhoff
would be more than willing to help you if you mail us privately since this
isn't really audi related. You Might try Huh powell as well as he seems
to know what he is talking about as well.
Remember that what most people will tell you is BS. Most people
dont really know how to build a good system. Some people think MORE is
BETTER. Well, Quality is better. Buy good, be happy.
Where are you located, I could reccomend some good shops.
OH, and dont buy Panasonic for speakers. Only TV's or maybe a phone. Try
Boston, ADS, etc.
Todd Phenneger aka: Zarati
1984 4000s quattro / New Red Paint
2.5" Borla SS Exhaust / Boge Turbo Gas Shocks
15" Wheels & 205/50 ZR15 Bridgestone RE-71s
Considering a Turbo Conversion :)