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valant_94gt
12-12-2007, 07:41 AM
Been awhile sense i've been on here as a regular, but now i'm back and with a new project vehicle!

Before I used to be about SPL, then went into my stage of trying to achieve SQL. NOw I just want a clean sounding system. Something that has the potential of getting loud and sounding nice and clean .

The vehicle : 2007/8 Toyota Tundra Double cab 4 door.

Head Unit : Stock for now, planning on a Alpine w205

Power : US Amps 5600. 5chan.

So this amp puts out a rated power of 75x4wrms @ 4ohms dynamic of 105wrms. and 500x1 @1ohm.


The budget for front speakers is $160.

I'm sure theirs a boner around here lately for the pg rds's . But i'm not sure about the aluminum cone.

As of now the plan is to run 2 re-8's sealed. I can't go any bigger than an 8" woofer.


So recommend a set of SQ comps, or maybe I can put together a set. But keep in mind the budget.


thanks.

Gary S
12-12-2007, 09:53 AM
Cerwin Vega V-Max 65 onlinecarstereo.com

Louisiana_CRX
12-12-2007, 10:01 AM
I haven't looked at the inside of the new Tundras...I take it they are limited on sub space like the Tacomas

jdc753
12-12-2007, 11:08 AM
Maybe check out some of the offerings from CDT got some fairly cheap component sets on woofersetc.com such as http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=4418

and maybe check out the Image Dynamics ID8 v3 http://www.imagedynamicsusa.com/tech_page.php?name=ID8D4%20V.3&type=sub&id=id

Or maybe go all RE and US Amps, I think US Amps owns RE now anyways so kind of like sticking all with one company. Get the RE8's and then a set of RE comps for just a hair over your $160 budget, http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=4927

Just some options I guess that you can look at.

BrianChia
12-12-2007, 11:39 AM
Woofer - Dayton RS150-4 ($30 ea.)
Tweeter - Seas 27TAFNCG ($30 ea.)
Active crossover - LR4 (24db/oct) at 2000 hz - (spend a little more and get a good one; it's worth the investment, trust me)

If you install the above setup properly, I'm willing to bet that you will have better SQ for around $200 than other sets which sell for $500-600 or more.

bikinpunk
12-12-2007, 11:44 AM
Woofer - Dayton RS150-4 ($30 ea.)
Tweeter - Seas 27TAFNCG ($30 ea.)
Active crossover - LR4 (24db/oct) at 2000 hz - (spend a little more and get a good one; it's worth the investment, trust me)

If you install the above setup properly, I'm willing to bet that you will have better SQ for around $200 than other sets which sell for $500-600 or more.

Don't know about the crossover, but x2 on everything else. Tons of people over on DIY have had or currently have this setup. For the price, it's great from what I hear.

But, keep in mind: For the price

Don't expect it to be as stellar as some drivers priced higher.

Eugenics
12-12-2007, 11:44 AM
I would go with the PG RSD

UndercoverPunk
12-12-2007, 11:46 AM
RE8's? :sick:

BrianChia
12-12-2007, 11:56 AM
The install/setup/crossover is key. If you get that right, that combination of drivers CAN hang with others that cost 3x as much.

FoxPro5
12-12-2007, 02:10 PM
www.tymphany.com

JoeHemi57
12-12-2007, 02:19 PM
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=277271

valant_94gt
12-12-2007, 02:47 PM
Year the back is pretty limited to space. I wouldn't stick anything larger than a 10 in the back under the bench.

Undercover, what exactly do you have against the re-8 ? I actually have the re-8's and re comps. Their up for sale though.

UndercoverPunk
12-12-2007, 03:08 PM
They sound horrible.

Johnnyi
12-12-2007, 04:27 PM
elemental 8's sound really good. And $75 each. Pretty good bargin.

9kv.2 silver or 9kv.3 black cone

I had 4 7kv2 ported that sounded incredible for only 6.5 inch subs. After that I went to a pair of 11kv.3.

Johnnyi
12-12-2007, 04:31 PM
uups... Sorry I didnt see you were already set on the RE 8's or at least leaning towards those.

Johnnyi
12-12-2007, 04:39 PM
Infinity 6020CS - Infinity 6.5" Component Speaker System - sound pretty good for under $150.

I believe the Diamond 661's can be had for under $200

I would recommend going to visit a few places that have a decent display to listen to several different models. Take a few of your favorite CD's and choose what sounds the best to you.

bikinpunk
12-12-2007, 05:18 PM
Take a few of your favorite CD's and choose what sounds the best to you.

A stereo shop is a completely different environment than your car.

Your best bet is to shop with someone who has a really good return policy, if you think you'll not like what you buy.

Or just buy used.... resale what you don't like.

valant_94gt
12-12-2007, 07:43 PM
A stereo shop is a completely different environment than your car.

Your best bet is to shop with someone who has a really good return policy, if you think you'll not like what you buy.

Or just buy used.... resale what you don't like.

What I figure about shops is : the walls, using different amps and source units not being adjusted for the specific setup, to me its almost pointless because its not an in car demo. ehh what do I know.

I was thinking of a AA 8" or SS rl-i 8". With their large mounting dept I would have to fire them back to the wall. With the RE's I can fire them down. and the box would be simple.

Johnnyi
12-12-2007, 08:46 PM
A stereo shop is a completely different environment than your car.

Your best bet is to shop with someone who has a really good return policy, if you think you'll not like what you buy.

Or just buy used.... resale what you don't like.

True.. but it will at least give you an idea. Better than a total blind purchase. It is a way to keep from buying something, install and decide you dont like them. Just like using the forum to ask for suggestions. It will give you an idea of some selections in your price range.

valant_94gt
12-12-2007, 11:07 PM
Not very many places close to me that would carry the higher end stuff made for SQ. Most are alpine and jl pushers.