Lee Thomas-Palmer's 1995 Pontiac Firebird
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- Sony Xplod ES CDX-C5050X CD receiver
- Sony Xplod ES CDX-838 10-disc CD changer
- Two Polk/MOMO MM120 12" subwoofers
- Q-Logic dual-12" custom-fit Firebird sub enclosure
- Kicker DX700 Class D Mono Sub Amp (350 watts RMS, 700 watts at 2 ohms)
- Lightning Audio 1.5-farad capacitor
- Phoenix Gold power cable and speaker cable
Lee elected to let the Sony receiver power the stock speakers and upgrade the bass first. Since appearance is important when customizing a Firebird, he went straight to Q-Logic's color-matched, custom-fit Firebird dual 12" enclosure for a straight-from-the-factory look. For some Firebird-worthy bass, he installed two of Polk/MOMO's high-performance MM120 12" subwoofers (wired together in parallel). They are powered by Kicker's DX700 Class D mono subwoofer amplifier, which produces a monstrous 700 watts RMS into the 2-ohm load.
A Lightning Audio 1.5-farad Lightning Cap keeps an even supply of power flowing to the Kicker amp via Phoenix Gold 4-gauge power cable. Lee uses Phoenix Gold speaker wire and patch cords as well. The Kicker amp, Lightning Audio capacitor, and Sony CD changer are all mounted in the rear hatchback area.
Now that the low-frequency situation is under control, Lee plans to upgrade the stock speakers with Polk/MOMO components and a 4-channel amplifier. Keep us posted, Lee, and thanks for the look at your super-fine Firebird.
Lee Thomas-Palmer's 1995 Pontiac Firebird.
Sony's Xplod ES CDX-C5050X CD receiver breathes fire in the Pontiac dash its 4-volt preamp outputs, CD changer controls, and wireless remote control make it a smokin' choice for a high-performance system.
Here's the Kicker the DX700 Class D mono sub amplifier cranks out terrifying power with the help of the 1.5-farad Lightning Cap.
The Sony ES CDX-838 CD changer, Kicker amp, and Polk/MOMO subs are artistically arranged in the rear hatchback area.
Check out the fit! Q-Logic's custom-fit Firebird box houses two of Polk/MOMO's awesome MM120 subs for incendiary bass.