View Full Version : Operation Budget Build.

07-07-2008, 11:28 PM
While my brother is out of town, I decided I'll upgrade the sound system in his car for him.

One of the stock speakers is blown (Rattles like a *****), so I'll be using a bunch of my spare installation products to upgrade it with 4 new speakers and an amp.

Since he already has a head unit, a Pioneer 7600MP, that's all set.

Next is the speakers. Just placed an order for (4) Pioneer Premier 6.5s from Sonic Electronix. Here is the link to those:


For an amplifier, I'll be using a Jensen A400HLX 4 channel. I've tested and used this amp in the past. It does rated power and a clean signal at that. (Put an Oscilloscope on it)

From previous installs I have:

8 gauge power wire.
Fuse holder
Speaker Wire
Remote wire

Chalk a few more items up as free.

I have already started taking the car apart, but its night so I'll get pictures tomorrow.

Just gathering up a few supplies:


That's all for now. I'll update as I work on it.

07-07-2008, 11:49 PM
He should be stoked...

07-08-2008, 12:00 AM
your a nice brother

Crimson Boom
07-08-2008, 12:03 AM
Nice, I did something similar for my sister, and going to be doing it for my girlfriend to be

07-08-2008, 10:25 AM
It should defiantly be nicer than stock, so he should be happy :)

07-08-2008, 11:47 AM
Your brother sure is gonna be happy when he gets back, now maybe you can convince him to pick up a sub stage and have you install it for him lol.

I got the previous generation of that Jensen amp and they work great for simple builds, should make for a nice setup.

07-08-2008, 11:56 AM
your so nice.

07-08-2008, 12:31 PM
Those pioneer's are very nice speakers... definitely much better than any stock... He should be happy.

07-08-2008, 12:35 PM
you will be surprised at the output of the pioneer speakers...awesome speakers for the price.
that Jensen amp won't do them any justice though :(

07-08-2008, 02:09 PM
interesting, since the Jensen is a 4channel you could run all 4 speakers on 2channels and sneak a sub on the other 2 channels if he won't mind losing the space. Even if its a small 8 or 10"

07-08-2008, 07:11 PM
you will be surprised at the output of the pioneer speakers...awesome speakers for the price.
that Jensen amp won't do them any justice though
Don't worry, you'll learn in time.

The one main reason I am doing the install the way I am, is because there will be no change in usable space in the vehicle. The amp will be mounted underneath the parcel shelf.

Shot of the HU:


Took the speakers out so I could measure the mounting holes. The pioneers should be a perfect fit.



It's hard to see from this angle, but there is just enough room to mount the amp behind the trunk lid supports (Cross bars)


I'm looking to buy a saturn for commuting. Tell me this doesn't look like the BEST location to IB a pair of Mag's :veryhapp:


More to come