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Pstar
04-26-2008, 12:57 AM
hey im new to this car audio stuff so have patience lol. I have a budget, i bought sony speakers i know dumb they ****, but now im looking to change it around. I'm looking for crisp sounding speakers with some good deep bass. I'm not looking for my license plate to rattle because of bass lol. Just looking for it to be clean and crisp.First I want to buy the speakers then should i buy an amp? or a head unit first then an amp? Also i plan on buying a small sub to give some more bass what kind of amp would i need to power all of this? Here are things i was looking at please give me your opinion. Thank Youhttp://www.millionbuy.com/pericbm1062.html
http://www.millionbuy.com/pericbm762.html
http://www.millionbuy.com/pericbm771.html
http://www.millionbuy.com/pancqrx100u.html
http://www.millionbuy.com/piotswx121rb.html
p.s. what is the difference between 2-way 3-way and 4-way speakers?

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:00 AM
What is your budget, what are you planning to put this into?

2-way speaker will have a main midrange and then a tweeter. 3-way will be an extra "super tweeter" etc.

Oh and "hi!" :wave:

Welcome to the forum.

Mr.Coogi
04-26-2008, 01:00 AM
Buy your HU first, then branch out to speakers, rear fill if you feel necessary, component amp, then buy your subs, and a sub amp that matches the power needed for the sub.....not that hard

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:01 AM
Ok, just clicked your links and ummm...no.

Give us a budget. You may not have enough to do everything right now. But we can get you moving in the right direction.

Everything does NOT have to match (be the same brand).

Head unit is a good start. If you can do a head unit and front speakers, I would go that route first (even if it is not amplified right now)

SRim23
04-26-2008, 01:02 AM
best way to tackle this questions is to say i need (then list what ya need such as HU, amp, components,) then say this is my budget can you guys suggest something for me.

theres plenty of guys that will be able to put something together for you. also plenty of guys that have some quality equipment for sale.




EDIT ^^^^^^^ what they said.....

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:03 AM
my budget is around 250-275

Mr.Coogi
04-26-2008, 01:03 AM
ok...that will buy your HU :crap:

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:03 AM
i have 4 sony xplod speaker 220w they dont sound bad then again i never had good speakers lol

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:04 AM
there arent head units cheaper i could get?

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:06 AM
Yes, you can get a used HU for less than that. If you currently have speakers installed that are aftermarket, start looking at a HU.

Don't worry about rear fill at all. Just focus for now on a decent HU and then some decent front speakers. Get components if you can (A seperate tweeter, mid-range speaker and a crossover designed for the set)

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:07 AM
everyone told me that sony xplod are terrible, are they right?

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:09 AM
a sub is the last thing im lookin at by the way, is there anyway i could get 4 speakers and a HU for 250? and possibly an amp?

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:11 AM
a sub is the last thing im lookin at by the way, is there anyway i could get 4 speakers and a HU for 250? and possibly an amp?

Very unlikely.

Don't listen to everyone saying that sony xplodes are ***.

They are no where close to a top speaker, but they are not crap. Just not as quality as other speakers.

Your more likely to get a HU and some comps right now.

tc3k101
04-26-2008, 01:11 AM
everyone told me that sony xplod are terrible, are they right?



sonys arent as bad as most make them out to be yeah for the money u can get better. u running ur xplods off a amp?

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:12 AM
how about these?

http://www.millionbuy.com/inf637iob.html

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:12 AM
Plus, you already have the sony speakers. Might as well keep them as money is so tight right now.

Do you have anything you need out of a HU besides is playing cds? (usb support, aux support, mp3 ability, etc)

BushJ311
04-26-2008, 01:13 AM
I bought a pioneer deh 3900mp for 90 shipped. refurbished.
looks great too.
has an aux input too.
that would be fine for you.

tc3k101
04-26-2008, 01:13 AM
i say get h/u
get amp for ur speakers if u dont have none. save ur money and get better speakers

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:14 AM
i used it for cds and aux for my mp3 player and of course radio thats it

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:16 AM
Focus on a HU then. Don't worry about an amp or new speakers yet. Your going to need at least 100 bucks for a HU. If you can get one that fits your needs for that amount, look at the PG RSD 6.5's. Decent price (about 100 dollars if you can find them) and a hell of a good speaker.

Tons of people have them on here, me included.

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:18 AM
so i go with a h/u first? have any links for some good ones?

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:21 AM
Lots of good HU, your just going to have to find one that you like that fits your budget.

Good luck.

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:24 AM
Thank You

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:25 AM
http://www.millionbuy.com/piodehp500ub.html

that doesn't look too bad.

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:27 AM
http://www.millionbuy.com/pancqc5405u.html

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:29 AM
http://www.millionbuy.com/pancqc5405u.html

If your really leaning towards panasonic, go for it. I'm not a big fan.

Plus the Pioneer can hook directly to your ipod.

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:30 AM
which brand would you suggest?

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:31 AM
which brand would you suggest?

I'm running a clarion right now and have had good luck (i have not heard the best of things with the none dvd versions) and I really like pioneer. Eclipse, nakimitchi (spelled wrong but I'm not looking it up right now), Alpine all really good.

BushJ311
04-26-2008, 01:34 AM
pioneer deh 3900mp.
pioneer deh 2900
pioneer 3000 ib

all under 130.

3900mp is 87 shipped for a refurbished one with a 90 day warranty .

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:37 AM
Let us know what you decide.

Get a good HU and see how the sony's sound with that. If you hate the sony's look for better front speakers (just keep whatever in the back, I prefer none)

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:38 AM
and the 3900 is good right?

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:38 AM
and the 3900 is good right?

Not too bad.

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:40 AM
lol buy able or should i keep looking around?

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:41 AM
lol buy able or should i keep looking around?

Always going to be something better.

If it fits your needs, get it. Price is right.

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:42 AM
it has the aux radio and cd which is all i use, will it improve the sound quality?

Pl8er
04-26-2008, 01:43 AM
it has the aux radio and cd which is all i use, will it improve the sound quality?

If you have stock now, yes it should make an improvement in the output of sound as it will produce more power.

Trey803
04-26-2008, 01:44 AM
it has the aux radio and cd which is all i use, will it improve the sound quality?

from my experiences a nice HU can give one of the most dramatic jumps in sq by one product

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:46 AM
yea i have stock now. What exactly does it do make it louder? also how about this one? http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-DEHP4000UB-Receiver-Display-Commander/dp/B0011ZN8O8/ref=pd_bbs_9?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1209185011&sr=8-9

Trey803
04-26-2008, 01:47 AM
more watts and more amps...and higher pre-out voltage

BushJ311
04-26-2008, 01:52 AM
thats not a bad price on that unit.

http://stores.ebay.com/electronicsoutlet-com_W0QQcolZ2QQdirZQ2d1QQfsubZQ2d999QQftidZ2QQtZkm

they have a bunch of nice pioneer units. from what i know most are refurbs.

all have 90 day warranty.

Bunch of cheap prices there.

EDIT:i purchased mine from here. great transaction. and they shipped fast.

Pstar
04-26-2008, 01:54 AM
now do i need anything to install it or can it fit right away?

BushJ311
04-26-2008, 01:58 AM
Might need a wiring harness. on ebay for about 10 bucks for your exact model car.
and a dash kit for your exact model car. prob under 35
should be all. id wait to hear from others . but i think this is it.

Pstar
04-26-2008, 02:00 AM
i have a dodge dakota 2006

BushJ311
04-26-2008, 02:06 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Stereo-Install-Dash-Kit-Nissan-Altima-98-99-00-01-2000_W0QQitemZ110042776403QQihZ001QQcategoryZ85806 QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp16 38Q2em118Q2el1247

http://cgi.ebay.com/Stereo-Wire-Harness-Dodge-Dakota-06-2006_W0QQitemZ110128794768QQihZ001QQcategoryZ32812 QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262

should be it. idk how good these are.