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jameisonstyle
07-05-2007, 02:37 AM
I was wondering if you were supposed to get only 1 pair of component speakers or if you are allowed to get them throughout the car.. i was debating on getting these cheap octane zr6.5 component speakers that i heard are a good bang for the buck..

furthermore i am going to eventually get a 10" sub and if it was possible to only use 1 amp throughout the whole car for 4 speakers and a sub. and last i was wondering if the head unit was an absolute must because i want to get one of those direct i pod connectors, and i needed to know what the head unit is actually for becuz i know you can control the amp directly, without the deck.

i just dont wanna get pushed into buying anything i dont need or want from a retail guy. i honestly just want something impressive and less then 400 dollars for a head unit, 4 speakers, and an amp.. any suggestions?

tigerf117
07-06-2007, 06:22 PM
ditch the rears, get the nicest set of components amped up front and the nicest headunit you can. Ill try to get something for around $350.

mapolley07
07-06-2007, 06:51 PM
Here is a setup that will work well for a first setup.....pretty similar to what I have as my first system....pretty well on-par. Although I do have rear speakers because I have a large 4-door car and it helps to have the fill and is nice for rear passengers.

Head unit (has aux. input for ipod etc.)
http://sonicelectronix.com/item_8300_Pioneer+DEH-P3900MP.html

Front Components (also come in 5.25" size, and this is from an authorized dealer)
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17540

Amp for Front Comps (just be conservative with gains)
http://www.millionbuy.com/prfap600.html

Wiring Kit for amp
http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KLM-K4

Grand total: $346.43


If you want to add rear speakers then you will be just over your $400 mark

jameisonstyle
07-06-2007, 08:17 PM
the only thing that really ***** is, i know i can get the products for real cheap on the internet... but the installation costs so much! i want above average setup.. but it really doesnt make sense to be spending 350 on product and then another 275 on labor... thats wack. can anyone convince me that its worth it or have a solution?

DejaWiz
07-06-2007, 09:22 PM
No need to be too conservative with the gains on that Profile amp... those RSd's can take some power. 120-160w rms of clean power would be perfect.

tbasile1
07-06-2007, 10:47 PM
Here is a setup that will work well for a first setup.....pretty similar to what I have as my first system....pretty well on-par. Although I do have rear speakers because I have a large 4-door car and it helps to have the fill and is nice for rear passengers.

Head unit (has aux. input for ipod etc.)
http://sonicelectronix.com/item_8300_Pioneer+DEH-P3900MP.html

Front Components (also come in 5.25" size, and this is from an authorized dealer)
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=17540

Amp for Front Comps (just be conservative with gains)
http://www.millionbuy.com/prfap600.html

Wiring Kit for amp
http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KLM-K4

Grand total: $346.43


If you want to add rear speakers then you will be just over your $400 mark


x2 on this setup

EnvEe 02
07-07-2007, 02:15 AM
can the rsds really take that kind of power?? How about 140rms?

siuvinson
07-07-2007, 02:22 AM
the only thing that really ***** is, i know i can get the products for real cheap on the internet... but the installation costs so much! i want above average setup.. but it really doesnt make sense to be spending 350 on product and then another 275 on labor... thats wack. can anyone convince me that its worth it or have a solution?

just install it yourself...its not incredibly hard. if you're not building a box for your sub (which is recommended, so you can build to the subs specs), you should be able to get everything else installed in one day. just some basic tools and general knowledge and you'll be done before you know it.

i installed my first set of comps and completely deadened my doors w/ raamatt & ensolite in about 5 hours. and an hour of that was spent trimming my door panels to fit my new comps w/ the mdf rings.

DejaWiz
07-07-2007, 11:01 AM
can the rsds really take that kind of power?? How about 140rms?

Yes. As long as the power signal is clean (undistorted, unclipped).

mlstrass
07-07-2007, 01:32 PM
the only thing that really ***** is, i know i can get the products for real cheap on the internet... but the installation costs so much! i want above average setup.. but it really doesnt make sense to be spending 350 on product and then another 275 on labor... thats wack. can anyone convince me that its worth it or have a solution?

Above average with your budget isn't really going to happen. The system outlined will be a good first set up and you can always upgrade later on.

It does make sense to pay for the install if you can't do it yourself. You're paying for their knowledge and time since you don't know how to install it.

With that said I'd suggest doing lots of reading/research and dig into your first install. You'll save $$$, learn as you go, and have a solid understanding of how everything works which will help if/when you need to troubleshoot down the road. Good luck :)

mapolley07
07-07-2007, 02:07 PM
it really wasn't hard for me, it just took me some time. I spent about 2 days working, and I didn't deaden my doors, but I took my time and made sure to have everything look clean and neat.

Definitely buy a door panel tool, though. Flat head screwdrivers will work, but are a royal pain.

quest51210
07-07-2007, 11:50 PM
as an installer for a living, i say yes...pay the labor!