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LOLminator
06-19-2007, 05:16 PM
Hey all,

I currently have a 2000 Acura Integra hatchback. The stock headunit is long gone and has been replaced with a Alpine-9820XM unit. I am looking to drop in some speakers to replace the crappy stock ones. I have no amp and don't plan on buying one because I just don't have the knowledge needed to run the wires (unless you guys can convince me otherwise). No subwoofer because I actually need my trunk space to move things around. I have been looking into some component system in the front because the Integra has a separate tweeter already positioned, and just a 2-way in the rear. Instillation will be done myself and since this is the first time I would ever be doing this I'm assuming I'll need to buy some dynamat or some kind of speaker baffles to keep the sound crisp?

I am looking for clarity and some kind of speaker that can take abuse. I listen to rock, soft-rock, metal, and on rare occasions rap. I have been looking at the Polk Audio line, specifically the db650 for the rear and maybe the db6500 for the door? I have also found a cheap pair of JL Audio VR650-CXi online. The problem I have with the JLs is that I don't know how good they would sound without an amp. I've read that most people here like Eclipse or CDT audio, any good? I am probably going about this all the wrong way, so I come to you guys for help. Price range for the 4 speakers is 200-300 dollars. No ebay items, just speakers bought on an online store.

Thanks,

Summary:
*Acura Integra hatchback, component system?
*No amp/subwoofer needed
*Starting HU Alpine-9820XM
*Listen to rock, soft-rock, metal, occasional rap
*Clarity and a speaker that won't die or blow out in a few years, able to take some volume abuse.
*Polk Audio? JL underpowered without amp? Eclipse? CDT?
*200-300$ price range (no ebay)

DejaWiz
06-19-2007, 05:51 PM
Ok, say we did talk you into getting an amp because you come to realize the results would be well worth it, and there's enough resources here that you won't have much trouble installing it.

And say we did talk you into getting another amp and sub to handle the lows. Not loud, booming bass, but just enough tight, accurate bass to really make those kick drums come alive.

And say we did talk you into getting some quality sound deadener, like Second Skin.

And say we did talk you into forgetting about rear speakers since only needing a great set of front comps and a single sub makes for a sweet sounding system.

What would your overall budget for absolutely everything be?

Wiring
Sound Deadener
Front Comps
Sub
Sub Amp
Comp Amp

SSS 18734
06-19-2007, 06:14 PM
Quite honestly, I think you're wasting your money if all you want to do is swap speakers and a head unit. The minor gains you will see aren't worth it. Save up a few hundred dollars more and get something that is worth getting.

You can put together a decent system for a fair price. These are all brand new prices. You can save even more by purchasing used.

Head Unit: $100
Component Speakers: $100
Deadener: $50
ported Subwoofer box materials and wires: $50
Subwoofer $100
600 watt, three channel amplifier: $150 - $200
GRAND TOTAL: $550 - $600, only $250 - $300 more than your current budget.

If you insist on only spending $300, then go the the junkyard and unscrew an Intergra's radio, buy a cheap used 4 channel amplifier to power your stock speakers (assuming the impedance works out), and a sub and a mono amp. With wiring and a line out converter, you're looking at around $300. That's probably the best you can do for $300, honestly.

Or forget the subwoofer and spend it all on a set of good comps, a head unit, a good amp, and a crapton of sound deadening.

MiniVanMan
06-19-2007, 06:15 PM
What would your overall budget for absolutely everything be?

Wiring
Sound Deadener
Front Comps
Sub
Sub Amp
Comp Amp

I'm eagerly awaiting this challenge.

DejaWiz
06-19-2007, 06:21 PM
I'm eagerly awaiting this challenge.

Yeah me too..... :eek:

LOLminator
06-19-2007, 07:06 PM
So the maximum amount could possibly be raised to about $400. The only problem I see is that subwoofer. While I do like the tight bass, I do move around a lot for college and I don't think I could do that with a huge sub enclosure, unless you guys know of any way around that.

As for the amp, I guess I will have to get one then. I knew my little stereo couldn't push out that kind of power, the only problem would be running all the wires and stuff. Like I said before I've never worked with car audio, so all this is new to me but I'm sure I could manage.

Ok, so you talked me into an amp and raising my budget to $400 including everything (even the depth extender for the door).

MiniVanMan
06-19-2007, 07:50 PM
Looks like about $300.00 for equipment, and $100.00 for installation supplies.

Yikes, that is a challenge.

But, we'll do it.

How much research you willing to do? I ask because I have something in mind. It's a bit advanced but can get you just about everything you want, within that budget.

Here's my initial suggestion.

Mach Audio MLI65 (x2) Midbass driver

http://www.mach5audio.com/index-2.html

Alpine Type X tweeter (Vifa XT19 variant x2)

http://www.pacparts.com/part.cfm?CFID=767269&CFTOKEN=85991391

Mach Audio MAW10

http://www.mach5audio.com/index-2.html

Those 3 would come to about $130 shipped.

For an amp, I would suggest the Hifonics ZXi8006. It will run everything.

http://search.ebay.com/Hifonics-amp_W0QQ_trksidZm37QQfromZR40QQfrtsZ0

That leaves about $50.00 for other stuff. Hmmmm, maybe not.

You could always wait on the sub for a little while. The best thing about that setup is that it will crush any component system comparably priced. The tweeter I stated is used in the Alpine Type X component set and sounds very nice. The mid is very solid and is a great budget performer.

The amp is a 5 channel and will let you grow, and has a built in sub channel for a future sub. The MAW10 is a great choice as it's a 2 ohm sub and will do fine with the power the Hifonics would give it. It's also has a great processing section that would allow you to go active which is what I'm proposing.

The other option is buy a higher priced component set, and a 2 channel amp. It will cost in the $250-$300.00 range to get anything worth having, so you're not really gaining anything there, and will cost much more to add on in the future.

The only real trick to my option is that you'll need a fundamental understanding on how active processing works. It may be intimidating, but it's rather easy, and you won't be doing anything really advance. So, I wouldn't worry about it. We can definitely get you through it.

Think about it.

DejaWiz
06-19-2007, 08:37 PM
^ MiniVanMan to the rescue! You went right down the path I was going to walk. :D

LOLminator - To make things easier, The Type X tweeter at PacParts is item# AT19NC01-04.

The Mach5 6.5 can be found at this direct link (http://www.mach5audio.com/product_info.php?cPath=48&products_id=40&osCsid=8666d231fa1e7f1739568b96806185f4), but they are OOS.

There are a couple for sale here at the forum (http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=241347).

You can get a great starter Active Crossover (http://www.millionbuy.com/prfpx30r.html) on the cheap from a reputable source.

And you needn't worry about a sub taking up a lot of room... there are plenty of great quality inexpesive subs that work very well in tiny sealed enclosures.

azbass
06-19-2007, 08:43 PM
for what he wants to do.

i would not recommend him getting mids different from the tweets. as MiniVanMan mentioned.

get a good component set, stay passive, and run it off a good HU.

it will sound fine, and be a lot better then stock.

tbasile1
06-19-2007, 10:48 PM
for what he wants to do.

i would not recommend him getting mids different from the tweets. as MiniVanMan mentioned.

get a good component set, stay passive, and run it off a good HU.

it will sound fine, and be a lot better then stock.

i agree

although MiniVanMan's ideas are great!!

LOLminator
06-19-2007, 11:46 PM
Thank you MiniVanMan for your awesome help, I just don't think an active system would be good for a beginner. I tried reading the link in your signature and got lost after the fifth paragraph. So right now it is all about passive components.

I don't know what I might be able to get out of $400 but I'm sure you guys can find a way.

As for the amp how does this look? http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_1702_Phoenix+Gold+R5.0-4.html

It is Phoenix Gold, I personally have never heard of it but it got good recommendations online. What should I do about the components?

MiniVanMan
06-19-2007, 11:51 PM
[QUOTE=DejaWiz;3147203
You can get a great starter Active Crossover (http://www.millionbuy.com/prfpx30r.html) on the cheap from a reputable source.

[/QUOTE]

That Hifonics has all the processing he needs. That's why you'll see me recommend that amp a lot of times. It has active crossovers up to 4khz.

It's no secret that I prefer active over passive, but will recommend passive sets in certain situations.

From strictly a budget standpoint, when you can get something active for the same price, it's a no brainer to me.

Any passive set that will compete with the MLI65 and XT19 (AT19) will cost at least $200.00. The Alpine SPX-177R components are at least $250.00, and the MLI-65 is a better mid than the Alpine mid. That's my opinion of course. The Alpine mid is a Vifa mid and I generally relegate those to midrange duties, as their midbass is often lacking. The MLI65 in properly treated doors perform very respectably in the midbass region. Distortion is a bit high, but that's when comparing to mids like the RS180s, ScanSpeak 18Ws, and Seas offerings. Other than that, it's a great mid.

I would never, and again this is opinion, run a good component set off of head unit power. The gains in performance don't justify the cost of the components. If you go that route, you're better off just getting co-axles, if that's the end result.

I don't know the OPs actual intention and what he's going for in that I don't know what his threshold is for what he thinks a good system sounds like. I know the suggested system is solid, and would be impressive.

Oh, and to the OP, the MAW10 can exist in a box as small as .5 cubes. That's not very big at all. You can probably even go smaller, but I'd stick to .5 cubes. Think of it this way. Given 3/4" MDF is used, dimensions would roughly be 7.5 x 7.5 x 13.5 inches, or something like that. I usually screw it up somewhere when just doing it in my head haphazardly, but it's close.

tbasile1
06-20-2007, 12:33 AM
i agree with MiniVanMan, if your not gona amp comps, you might be better off getting coaxils and then of ya wana amp you can

but if your gona get a comp set, id recommend amping them and so would everyone else, you dont have to go crazy with an amp right away since your on a budget, you can just settle for a decent amp that will do the job and wont hurt the budget, then in the future you can always upgrade to a better amp

LOLminator
06-20-2007, 08:22 PM
Okay I've been looking and maybe component isn't that good to start out with. So I did some research and choose this system.

Amp:
Phoenix Gold R5.0:4 $94.99 (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_1702_Phoenix+Gold+R5.0-4.html)

Specs:
* Peak Power Output:
o 80 watts x 4 at 4 ohms
o 125 watts x 4 at 2 ohms
o 250 watts x 2 at 4 ohms
* RMS Power Output:
o 50 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms
o 75 watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohms
o 150 watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms
* variable high- and low-pass filters (40-400 Hz at 12 dB/octave)
* variable Twin "T" bass EQ boost (0-15 dB boost at 45 Hz)
* blue LED logo illumination
* preamp inputs
* preamp outputs
* requires 8-gauge power and ground leads wiring and hardware not included with amplifier
* Optional neon inserts for all amp models (pictured, but not included)
* two 20-amp fuses
* 15-15/16"W x 2-9/16"H x 10-13/16"D

Speakers:
Infinity Kappa 62.7i $99.99 (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_4296_Infinity+Kappa+62.7i.html
) x2

Specs:

* 6-1/2" 2-Way Coaxial Car Audio Loudspeakers
* RMS Power Handling: 75 watts
* Plus One woven-glas-fiber woofer cone looks great and sounds even better
* Edge-driven MMD-Dome tweeter with UniPivot: Aim the sound at your ears, not the floor.
* SLI high-output design
* Neodymium motor structure with integrated heatsink
* Tweeter level adjustment on tweeter: Just rotate the tweeter to add 3dB to your highs!
* Impedance: 2 Ohms
* Grilles included
* 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty

Amp Wiring Kit
Amp Wiring Kit $34.99 (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_52_Complete+4+Gauge+Amplifier+Kit.html)

Depth Extender
Depth Extender $4.99 (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_1915_American+International+SG-600DX.html)

Remember the Acura has a shallow front door opening and I need an extender.

Baffleing
Baffle $9.99 (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_9441_Metra+81-4300.html) x2

For front door

Sound Proofing
Dynamat Xtreme Speaker Kit $12.99 (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_3128_Dynamat+Xtreme+Speaker+Kit+10415.html)

For the front door

Please critique and add your opinions. I will eventually install a subwoofer when I get a job and just buy a mono amp to power it (I was looking at the Mach5a woofer with a pre-built box). I haven't bought these yet but I believe this is all I need to be able to start ripping apart my car and trying to install these, but if I am missing anything please let me know.

Total comes out to $367.92 with tax it is $398.13 and I am close enough to where I could probably pick the parts up at their warehouse in Valencia.

tbasile1
06-20-2007, 09:33 PM
Thats a pretty decent setup, you wont get too much midbass, thats something the Infinity lacks, but they dont lack in clarity, and crisp smooth sound! I have some Reference coaxs myself and i like em, and your lookin at the Kappas a step up from mine

And if ya wire that amp at 2ohms you'll feed those Infinitys what they are rated to handle

And thats not too bad of a price for 4 coaxils that are good speakers and an amp that will push them nicely

All ya gotta do now in the future is add a sub/amp and you'll have a pretty nice setup, then always down the road you can get some comps for the front

That system though above will do the job and IMO be a good first setup, you should be pretty pleased!!

DejaWiz
06-20-2007, 10:10 PM
Instead of those Infinity speakers, head on over to onlinecarstereo.com and pick up a set of Phoenix Gold RSd65cs components. $129 shipped from an authorized deal. Tons more midbass and getting great reviews.

tbasile1
06-20-2007, 10:28 PM
hmm not a bad idea, i keep forgeting about those bad boys!

but instead of $129, i found some for $50!!!!!!!

http://www.mobilesoundworks.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=rsd6_5

Theres a new member on here, named " MSW Danny " he works for that website, ya might wana check to see if thats the right price, and he might be able to give ya a discount too!

LOLminator
06-20-2007, 10:47 PM
Ok so let's go with the Phoenix Gold speakers.

Component system:
Phoenix Gold RSd65cs (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17540)

and fill for the back

Phoenix Gold RSd6.5 (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17545)

So these with the amp and accessories on the last page and this should be a good starting system? Is there anything else that I need?

tbasile1
06-20-2007, 10:59 PM
looks good, an all PG system, especially those comps, should be nice!

id check into those RSD comps for 50 bucks though, if thats not a mistake or typo, thats a steal!!!!!!

So tell us how it sounds when its all said and done, i think you'll be pleased for your first system!

thats just my 2 cents

MiniVanMan
06-20-2007, 11:05 PM
but instead of $129, i found some for $50!!!!!!!

http://www.mobilesoundworks.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=rsd6_5


Ummmmm??? Jump all over that.

That's perfect for what you're trying to do. Give them a call and make sure it's the right price, if it is, don't wait.

MiniVanMan
06-20-2007, 11:11 PM
Just bought a set myself. Total was $59.98. If they ship to my door, then it's legit.

Yes, the active guy just bought a set of components. Not sure what the hell I'm going to do with them, but I'll figure it out.

tbasile1
06-20-2007, 11:19 PM
Jump On It, this deal is unbelievably great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think this forum alone could prolly buy up the stock, since thats not a mistake if it only cost MiniVanMan 60 bucks shipped!!

LOLminator
06-21-2007, 01:30 AM
I think I jumped the gun too soon, the picture shows a component set however if you read the description... I did need this, but I really doubt that these are the components.


* Sensitivity: 88 dB
* RMS Power Range : 5-60 Watts
* Peak Power Handling: 120 Watts
* Impedance: 4 Ohm
* Frequency response: 65-20000 Hz
* Design: 2 Way
* Woofer Composition: Polypropylene
* Tweeter Composition: Broad Dispersion
* RSd 6.5" 2-way Speakers
* Injection Molded, Aluminum Plated Polypropylene Cone
* Butyl Rubber Surround
* Rigid Powder Coated Steel Frame
* Interwoven Tinsel Leads
* Optimized Magnet/Motor Structure
* 20mm Broad Dispersion Silk Dome Tweeter

Yup we were fooled these are the real components

Crap (https://www.mobilesoundworks.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=rsd65cs)

MiniVanMan
06-21-2007, 04:00 AM
The just dropped the photo they had on there.

I'll call them tomorrow and cancel the order. They mislead us, so we'll get our money back. :pissed:

MiniVanMan
06-21-2007, 04:10 AM
This is the e-mail I just sent them. I'll also call in the morning.


Hello,

I ordered a set of Phoenix Gold RSd6.5 components based on the picture on the website. It has been pointed out to me that the picture was wrong, and that indeed the speakers were actually co-axle speakers. I did not intend to purchase co-axle speakers.

I am willing to either cancel the order completely, and accept a refund, minus Paypal fees if necessary, or will accept the actual PG RSd65cs at the price already paid.

I know there was no intention to deceive me, so I will give the benefit of the doubt on how you want to handle this issue. Please do not ship this order.

Again, the order number is ###. The order was paid through Paypal, so a refund through Paypal to the same address is perfectly acceptable.

Sincerely,

patrick1202
06-21-2007, 04:17 AM
you don't have to worry about a big sub and big box just get a nice 8 or ten and you 'll be fine and the box won't take much room you could get a kicker cvr and truck box for cheap i'd sell you mine for 60+shipping but you'd still need an amp

lil azn 06
06-21-2007, 04:24 AM
Do it yourself. I have an Integra 2000 LS (if you have a R i hate you) as well and its pretty easy to install anything in the car.

Running amp wires
http://www.team-integra.net/sections/articles/showArticle.asp?ArticleID=330

Speaker Installation
http://www.team-integra.net/sections/articles/showArticle.asp?ArticleID=865

tbasile1
06-21-2007, 10:28 AM
I think I jumped the gun too soon, the picture shows a component set however if you read the description... I did need this, but I really doubt that these are the components.


* Sensitivity: 88 dB
* RMS Power Range : 5-60 Watts
* Peak Power Handling: 120 Watts
* Impedance: 4 Ohm
* Frequency response: 65-20000 Hz
* Design: 2 Way
* Woofer Composition: Polypropylene
* Tweeter Composition: Broad Dispersion
* RSd 6.5" 2-way Speakers
* Injection Molded, Aluminum Plated Polypropylene Cone
* Butyl Rubber Surround
* Rigid Powder Coated Steel Frame
* Interwoven Tinsel Leads
* Optimized Magnet/Motor Structure
* 20mm Broad Dispersion Silk Dome Tweeter

Yup we were fooled these are the real components

Crap (https://www.mobilesoundworks.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=rsd65cs)


I figured that was too good to be true, that woulda been sweet though if they were $50 :laugh:

So I would order them from OnlineCarStereo now and plus theyre an authorized PG dealer

Cant wait for you to tell us how its sounds!!

MiniVanMan
06-21-2007, 01:48 PM
Had no problem getting my money back. They were very cool, and had already flagged the item so as not to ship it out. If you ordered a set, then you should have no problem returning it.

LOLminator
06-21-2007, 02:11 PM
They actually are going to give me a discount on the speakers about 90 dollars plus shipping which is an awesome deal. I will order from these guys again.

springy101
06-21-2007, 02:26 PM
for my system i bought a pair of rainbow slc265 components and a power acoustik amp together for 165 shipped from bamaboy, add that to a 100 dollar pioneer head unit i got off here from adio and thats a pretty good setup for less than $300

edit just found this at sonic electronix if you still wanna order the components for cheap http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_7294_Phoenix+Gold+RSd+65cs.html

DejaWiz
06-21-2007, 02:37 PM
edit just found this at sonic electronix if you still wanna order the components for cheap http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_7294_Phoenix+Gold+RSd+65cs.html

SE no longer stocks or sells that item. OCS is an authorized PG dealer and has it for $129 shipped (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17540).

MiniVanMan
06-21-2007, 02:37 PM
Yeah, another guy posted on another forum the same thing. I went for the money back, as I had no real use for them. At $50.00 it was a steal, and worth sitting in my garage for awhile. $90.00 is GREAT, but just not enough for me to justify buying something I absolutely don't need.

For you though, you found a real bargain. Congratulations!! You'll be very happy with them. Now for a 2 channel amp for them.

I'm still trying to get you everything within your budget. So bear with me.

Check this out. This is a great deal. As long as the guy has references, and is willing to offer a non-doa, then go for it.

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=239276

That would allow you to buy just a 4 channel amp to run everything.

springy101
06-21-2007, 02:42 PM
SE no longer stocks or sells that item. OCS is an authorized PG dealer and has it for $129 shipped (http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17540).

oh, didnt see that. anyways if you still want a sub to handle the lows that doesnt need much room, try this one. the box only needs to be big enough to mount the sub in it basically.

Edit: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=264-862

DejaWiz
06-21-2007, 03:01 PM
anyways if you still want a sub to handle the lows that doesnt need much room, try this one. the box only needs to be big enough to mount the sub in it basically.

Which sub? :confused:

DejaWiz
06-21-2007, 03:04 PM
Check this out. This is a great deal. As long as the guy has references, and is willing to offer a non-doa, then go for it.

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=239276

That would allow you to buy just a 4 channel amp to run everything.

I can vouch for the Assassin... it's what I use in my car. Great subs and well worth the money. Find a little mono/bridged amp in the 250-400W RMS @ 4 Ohms range and it'd be a very nice sounding budget sub stage.

LOLminator
06-21-2007, 03:04 PM
How about these, instead of the 2-ways in the back?

Kicker SSMB6 (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_2543_Kicker+SSMB6.html#)

I know they are not flow blown subwoofers, but more like mini-woofers. If I lowpass them on the amp wouldn't they sound pretty decent?

Also what gauge do I need? I picked 4 because sonicelectronix said it was rated from 400-1000 watts. I would also not want to solder, I am looking for something to crimp.

This is what was in the original configuration (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_7228_e2+E1000+by+Scosche.html)

As soon as I hear back from you guys on these two items I will pull the trigger and buy the amp and accessories. If there is anything else I need before I begin let me know.

DejaWiz
06-21-2007, 03:08 PM
1. How about these, instead of the 2-ways in the back?

Kicker SSMB6 (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_2543_Kicker+SSMB6.html#)

I know they are not flow blown subwoofers, but more like mini-woofers. If I lowpass them on the amp wouldn't they sound pretty decent?

2. Also what gauge do I need? I picked 4 because sonicelectronix said it was rated from 400-1000 watts. I would also not want to solder, I am looking for something to crimp.

This is what was in the original configuration (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_7228_e2+E1000+by+Scosche.html)

As soon as I hear back from you guys on these two items I will pull the trigger and buy the amp and accessories. If there is anything else I need before I begin let me know.

1. Those SSMB6's are not mini sub woofers, they are 6" midrange, nothing more. They will not even come close to being a suitable replacement for a dedicated sub stage.

If you want to get very small sub(s), check out the Tang Band 6.5" (http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=264-832) subs over at partsexpress.com. There's also the TB 8" (http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=264-854) subs (also available with a neo-mag motor (http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=264-833)).

2. This guide (http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=166038) may offer some assistance for selecting the proper wire gauge.

LOLminator
06-21-2007, 03:57 PM
1. Those SSMB6's are not mini sub woofers, they are 6" midrange, nothing more. They will not even come close to being a suitable replacement for a dedicated sub stage.

Oh well, it was worth a shot.

Ok so this is the final system. I will hold off on buying a subwoofer until I have more money.

Amp:
Phoenix Gold R5.0:4

Speakers:

Front-
Phoenix Gold RSd6.5cs

Rear fill-
Phoenix Gold RSd6.5

Amp Kit:
4 Gauge e2 E1000 Scosche

Baffle:
Metra 81-4300

Sound Proofing:
Dynamat Xtreme Speaker Kit

Depth Extenders:
Generic depth extenders

Grand Total for everything
$344.89

Anyways I would like to thank all of you guys for your hard work in helping me find great deals. Hopefully the sound system sounds amazing (to my standards) even though it is lacking in bass. You guys rock and I'll let you guys know how it sounds in a few days.

Thank you once again,

LOLminator

DejaWiz
06-21-2007, 04:00 PM
Out of curoisity, how much is that Dynamat? Have you compared prices to Second Skin and RAAMmat?

LOLminator
06-21-2007, 04:07 PM
The Dynamat is $12.99 but that is only for the front door speakers. Here (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_3128_Dynamat+Xtreme+Speaker+Kit+10415.html) is the link.

I haven't compared to secondskin or RAAmat maybe those would be a better choice?

DejaWiz
06-21-2007, 04:09 PM
The Dynamat is $12.99 but that is only for the front door speakers. Here (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_3128_Dynamat+Xtreme+Speaker+Kit+10415.html) is the link.

I haven't compared to secondskin or RAAmat maybe those would be a better choice?

They're all a good choice, really. I was just looking to maybe save you an extra few bucks. Good price on the Dynamat, btw.

tbasile1
06-21-2007, 05:13 PM
$90 is a really good deal

the guy i talked to, the new member on here is a really nice guy, i think ill buy a few things from them too

You got a pretty nice setup goin, all ya gota do now in the future is get some subs!

MiniVanMan
06-21-2007, 06:21 PM
To do your doors correctly, you'll need a lot more Dynamat than that.

I'd suggest the 20 square feet of Damplifier from SecondSkin. It's a bit more than the Dynamat, but you get a whole lot more, and you'll be able to properly do your door, and get the most out of the components.

http://www.secondskinaudio.com/viewproduct.php?id_product=294&category=74

springy101
06-22-2007, 04:42 PM
Which sub? :confused:

lol i forgot the link, edited now

sdmtnbiker420
06-22-2007, 04:46 PM
stock acura system ownS!!!

LOLminator
06-22-2007, 06:33 PM
stock acura system ownS!!!

It was ok. I wasn't that impressed with its sound quality. Even my friend with a basic Rockford Fosgate (that his shop messed up twice trying to install it then scratched and tore his door panel, claiming that he did it) system sounded better than mine. Hence why I upgraded.

Oh and the all the speakers arrived today, they are quite beautiful and decently heavy. Just got to wait on that amp and accessories and I can begin this.

tbasile1
06-22-2007, 06:38 PM
ooooooooo your so close so close to getting that system!!!

LOLminator
07-02-2007, 04:23 AM
So after fighting with my car for about a week everything is in and sounding fantastic (I never knew crimping 4 gauge wire could be so difficult!). I can see why you guys mentioned needing a subwoofer, it lacks when the lows hit, but the highs and mids are beautiful. The whole thing just sounds good! There was a little engine whine when I had the sensitivity all the way up for front and rear, but I lowered the rear level and it sounds crisp now, no whine.

I would like to thank everyone in this thread, specifically Tbayz1, MiniVanMan, and DejaWiz for helping me through this process. Without all of you I would probably be listening to some Best Buy employee telling me to get Kenwood speakers FTW... and I probably would have listened. Keep up the good work! I will be sure to come back and get your opinions on a sub when I have the money.

Take care

bds0688
07-02-2007, 04:46 AM
Yikes. May wanna back off the gains a little more man, speakers do not like high gains.

Beside that, thumbs up. Phoenix Gold surprised me as well. I bought the 804 way back when, to run my sub and rear fill*cavvy*. I now own the ZX in my sig, and a Xenon 1200.1

The 804 is still alive and kicking, surviving three installs, all done by me, a noob at the time.

Good luck with the rest of your stuff man. Glad it worked out.

tbasile1
07-02-2007, 10:02 AM
Glad you like your system and it sounds fantastic!

I think we would all be glad to help you down the road with your substage as well :)

DejaWiz
07-02-2007, 10:25 AM
You're welcome! Definitely hit us up with whatever else you need.

And please please please read the gain setting write-up linked in my sig... I don't want you to cook anything that isn't FDA approved. ;)

MiniVanMan
07-02-2007, 02:38 PM
Excellent. You saved quite a bit of money as well.

Did you end up with the Dynamat or the SecondSkin like I suggested. Hopefully you treated your entire door, because the difference is performance is more than noticeable.

Anyway, glad you like your new setup.

Now for that sub...