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silverado71
11-30-2005, 03:57 PM
Anyone know of a knowledgeable install shop in stl that does good work
thanks

rocky 59
11-30-2005, 04:21 PM
best buy in the valley does good work. or ulimate electronics on manchester does really good work for a retail shop. but i moved away form the stl so i dunno. if you wanna go down to the lake of the ozarks il do it lol

vosschs
12-01-2005, 12:46 AM
custom sounds in farview heights/ofallon isnt bad, kinda pricey though

pikers
12-13-2007, 01:56 AM
JML is top-notch. They are in Chesterfield, but are moving to a nicer Fenton location with more square footage.

WulfComp
12-13-2007, 05:34 PM
I second JML I went to school with Adam, don't know if he is still associated with them or not, but I've talked to Joshua a couple times. Seems like a good guy, Though I haven't meet him in person. He seems to have good morals about the whole car audio thing.

AlanHall
01-02-2008, 11:09 PM
i do good work near STL

Kevinn
01-02-2008, 11:21 PM
There is that place that does the '1 dollar installation'.
I forgot the name though :(

Furcifer
01-08-2008, 06:33 PM
There is that place that does the '1 dollar installation'.
I forgot the name though :(

You have to buy one of their stereos to get the "$1" installation

jellyfish420
01-08-2008, 06:47 PM
You have to buy one of their stereos to get the "$1" installation

and you have to pay for additional parts.
i would second i do good work near stl.
if not, custom sounds in fairview, or alton il

GavinVoy
06-30-2008, 11:44 PM
1. JML audio is the bomb, josh is a very knowledgeable person. just opened a new shop over by 141 and 44. though he is expensive (wouldn't look unless you have a couple grand to spend), but carries some good *****.

2. show off audio, they are very knowledgeable, just opened a new shop in south county. they have some good installers and a few good brands, ie Memphis, bravox, ... Good prices, but i still think their North Lindberg store is better, if you can make the drive.

3. Custom sounds, several stores in the stl area, actually i think they are a chain. Carry Alpine, kicker, JL, Focal, and such. they are more modest in price, but do some great installs. guy i know there, Kyle @ Lindberg and 55, does good stuff, ask to see his ride, its friggn sweet.

all though i would steer clear of Arnold speed and sound, they were suppose to do a system install for me, well it was a terrible install. the wires behind the HU were taped together, and zip-tied, the amps were mounted on the back of the box, and they didn't make any attempt to hide the wires, not even cut them to length, just zip tied the extra, in mass pile. plus they broke something on both my cars, and failed to tell me.

(sweet, my first post, lol)

JML Audio
02-19-2009, 11:48 PM
1. JML audio is the bomb, josh is a very knowledgeable person. just opened a new shop over by 141 and 44. though he is expensive (wouldn't look unless you have a couple grand to spend), but carries some good *****.



Thank you for the kind words. We do cover a broad range and if we came off as only a ultra high end place we will do our best to adjust. We are not looking to compete with Wally World's car audio row next to the bubble gum but is that really the sand box anyone wants to play in? Feel free to go to our website or better stop by and spend some time time with us.

www.jmlaudio.com

[email protected]
05-15-2009, 01:16 PM
HI-Fi-FO-Fum on big bend

scoupen
06-12-2009, 06:13 PM
We opened our new shop in Jan. 08 as well in Union.
Carry Memphis, Kicker, Image Dynamics, and Incriminator Audio....do CodeAlarm for security/remote start, and Excelon and JVC for sources.

SBAudio
320 Hwy 50 W
Union, MO 63084
636-583-5050

v12 expert
07-25-2010, 09:03 PM
HI-Fi-FO-Fum on big bend

i am a former employee there.

JohnKuthe
09-12-2016, 01:54 PM
JML is top-notch. They are in Chesterfield, but are moving to a nicer Fenton location with more square footage.

JML are snobs!! They refuse to work with customer prepurchased equipment, and I know why! They make MORE MONEY making you buy the equipment from them!! I will NEVER patronize JML!! :-(

And I will do my best to trash their reputation on the Internet and social media too! They messed with the WRONG potential customer!! I'm an Electrical Engineer and Computer Science major, and the last person you want electronically mad at you!

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adulbrich
09-12-2016, 02:19 PM
JML are snobs!! They refuse to work with customer prepurchased equipment, and I know why! They make MORE MONEY making you buy the equipment from them!! I will NEVER patronize JML!! :-(

And I will do my best to trash their reputation on the Internet and social media too! They messed with the WRONG potential customer!! I'm an Electrical Engineer and Computer Science major, and the last person you want electronically mad at you!

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They're snobs?

Who gives a **** that you're a computer engineer? I'm sure you don't know **** about car audio :fyi:

You don't even do your own installs, then ***** about the guy doing it for you.


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JohnKuthe
09-12-2016, 02:45 PM
They're snobs?

Who gives a **** that you're a computer engineer? I'm sure you don't know **** about car audio :fyi:

You don't even do your own installs, then ***** about the guy doing it for you.


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I HAVE done my own installs in the past! And that was before I was an Electrical Engineer!!

And I SIGNED my words!!

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Chrisrizzy
09-12-2016, 04:36 PM
I HAVE done my own installs in the past! And that was before I was an Electrical Engineer!!

And I SIGNED my words!!

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What do you expect from a high end shop? Why didn't you just go somewhere else if you just needed an install? Patrick at Best Buy on Lindbergh is very experienced if you want a good install done (he has worked in audio for like 15 years apparently) and Audio Express on Lindbergh does good work as well.

JohnKuthe
09-12-2016, 04:48 PM
What do you expect from a high end shop? Why didn't you just go somewhere else if you just needed an install? Patrick at Best Buy on Lindbergh is very experienced if you want a good install done (he has worked in audio for like 15 years apparently) and Audio Express on Lindbergh does good work as well.

I've been hunting online for a good shop here in STL to do the work I want done and found JML is probably the best or one of the best car audio installers in STL, but finally gave up and started installing it all myself. Then I found a Craigslist ad from a guy who does car audio installs out in St Peters and I'm pursuing that now. Been exchanging a lot of emails with him and went out last Tues, and going again tomorrow too to pay him some of what we've contracted to enable him to get started in a big way to get this Alpine (and one Kenwood amp) stuff installed for me.!! I have more money than time right now. If I had the time I would do my own very killer install! To MY specs!

And I EXPECTED a high end shop like JML to work WITH me, and not to greedily **** me off as they have done!

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Chrisrizzy
09-12-2016, 04:55 PM
I've been hunting online for a good shop here in STL to do the work I want done, and finally gave up and started installing it all myself. Then I found a Craigslist ad from a guy who does car audio installs out in St Peters and I'm pursuing that now. Been exchanging a lot of emails with him and went out last Tues, and going again tomorrow too to pay him some of what we've contracted to enable him to get started in a big way to get this Alpine (and one Kenwood amp) stuff installed for me.!! I have more money than time right now. If I had the time I would do my own very killer install! To MY specs!

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Yeah doing work yourself is quite time consuming. If you live in St. Peters/St. Charles area yeah there aren't many shops out there. I personally don't trust someone off Craigslist since they can't be held liable like a shop in case things aren't done right.

JohnKuthe
09-12-2016, 05:08 PM
Yeah doing work yourself is quite time consuming. If you live in St. Peters/St. Charles area yeah there aren't many shops out there. I personally don't trust someone off Craigslist since they can't be held liable like a shop in case things aren't done right.

Sounds like you don't trust anyone!! Glad I'm not as cynical as YOU seems to be. I'm trying to make a better world here! You?

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Chrisrizzy
09-12-2016, 05:18 PM
Sounds like you don't trust anyone!! Glad I'm not as cynical as YOU seems to be. I'm trying to make a better world here! You?

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Don't trust anyone? I have work done by two different shops. Both did good work. And there's nothing cynical about wanting to make sure my *** is covered in case anything goes wrong with an install. I'm not saying people on Craigslist will necessarily do a bad job on your car, I'm just saying there are liabilities involved that going to a shop can eliminate.

adulbrich
09-12-2016, 05:53 PM
I HAVE done my own installs in the past! And that was before I was an Electrical Engineer!!

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Oh, you put a radio in by yourself one time?

Did you crimp or solder the connections? It makes a big difference!!!!!


Tell me about your vast audio knowledge. You being an electrical engineer like Papermaker makes a big difference :rolleyes:

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Chrisrizzy
09-12-2016, 06:08 PM
Oh, you put a radio in by yourself one time?

Did you crimp or solder the connections? It makes a big difference!!!!!


Tell me about your vast audio knowledge. You being an electrical engineer like Papermaker makes a big difference :rolleyes:

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He's just mad because one the top audio stores in the state that prides itself in custom installation and being with customers for each step doesn't want to install his stuff. They sell Hertz and Zapco ffs lol. A bad shop would say "sure" and overcharge him for a bad install

adulbrich
09-12-2016, 06:22 PM
He's just mad because one the top audio stores in the state that prides itself in custom installation and being with customers for each step doesn't want to install his stuff. They sell Hertz and Zapco ffs lol. A bad shop would say "sure" and overcharge him for a bad install

Zapco and Hertz is good ****.

Yeah, I seriously don't blame a shop for not wanting to install stuff they don't sell. Who's to say his amps aren't DOA and he doesn't know it? If they did the install and the amps didn't work, the customer would be mad at the shop and refuse to believe their stuff is bad.

Same reason we didn't install phone screens that customers brought in. Odds are, they bought junk ones cheap online. We didn't want the liability.

garychoffmann
09-13-2016, 01:05 AM
Hey Stl people... Thought I was the only one. Mach1 in washington does killer work.

Op hit me up sometime about your boomy box situation.

JohnKuthe
09-13-2016, 12:02 PM
He's just mad because one the top audio stores in the state that prides itself in custom installation and being with customers for each step doesn't want to install his stuff. They sell Hertz and Zapco ffs lol. A bad shop would say "sure" and overcharge him for a bad install

I am mad because they treated me like some kind of Ignorant when I AM NOT!!

Alpine is pretty good equipment. Kenwood too. New IN THE BOX. Is there better? Yes, but Alpine stuff is very good and good enough for me. I'm not paying for the Nth degree of "best in the world" in anyone else's opinion!!!! And I KNOW it's all for the MONEY! I'd imagine shops get their equipment usually wholesale and make a lot of money just by charging their customers retail prices for it!

I know how this stuff works, and I'm trying my best to stay OUT of this corrupt system!

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JohnKuthe
09-13-2016, 12:19 PM
There is that place that does the '1 dollar installation'.
I forgot the name though :(

But ONLY if you buy your equipment through them!! DUH!!

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JohnKuthe
09-13-2016, 12:25 PM
Don't trust anyone? I have work done by two different shops. Both did good work. And there's nothing cynical about wanting to make sure my *** is covered in case anything goes wrong with an install. I'm not saying people on Craigslist will necessarily do a bad job on your car, I'm just saying there are liabilities involved that going to a shop can eliminate.

Yeah, I hear that. Yeah I'm taking a chance at trusting this individual I'm working with. But he's working with me and I'm working with him, something JML would NOT DO with me!!

I have NO ROOM in my life for snobby shops that think they know everything and treat me like an Ignorant!!

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JohnKuthe
09-13-2016, 12:34 PM
Oh, you put a radio in by yourself one time?

Did you crimp or solder the connections? It makes a big difference!!!!!


I asked here about that. How "big" a difference? You have objective statistical data on that? Probably not, it's just your ego talking.





Tell me about your vast audio knowledge. You being an electrical engineer like Papermaker makes a big difference :rolleyes:
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Well, way before I became an Electrical Engineer back when I drove VW Beetles I built a pair of speaker cabinets for my Bozak speakers to fit nearly in the luggage compartment behind the rear seat of a Beetle, removable and on long wires so I could pull them out and bother everyone! I thought THAT was pretty cool and they sounded great driven my my Pioneer cassette head unit and running a Clarion power booster/equalizer. Pretty good for an amateur teen, eh? I thought so and so did many of my friends!

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adulbrich
09-13-2016, 03:54 PM
I asked here about that. How "big" a difference? You have objective statistical data on that? Probably not, it's just your ego talking.



Well, way before I became an Electrical Engineer back when I drove VW Beetles I built a pair of speaker cabinets for my Bozak speakers to fit nearly in the luggage compartment behind the rear seat of a Beetle, removable and on long wires so I could pull them out and bother everyone! I thought THAT was pretty cool and they sounded great driven my my Pioneer cassette head unit and running a Clarion power booster/equalizer. Pretty good for an amateur teen, eh? I thought so and so did many of my friends!

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Kool beanz :p:

JohnKuthe
09-14-2016, 01:12 PM
Kool beanz :p:

Thanks! I wish I had some pics of it, it was SO COOL! :-)

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