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Howe88
12-14-2008, 03:07 AM
Hey, I need some help with deciding which screen to get for a new car. Im debating over the Alpine IVA-W505 or the Eclipse AVN 6620. If I get the Alpine I was going to also get the tuning kit and the sound processor for an extra 180. If I get the Eclipse I was going to get sound kind of sound processor(maybe the Epicenter Plus by AudioControl).

I have 2 Alpine Type X 12's in the trunk with a Hifonics 1606 on them.

I personally dont think they sound that good, so Im lookin for somethin to help them sound a lil better. I like alpine indashs, but the navigation feature on the eclispe would help me out alot because Im going to be doing alot of traveling.

Can someone help me out? Which screen, and why?}

CantGetEnufBASS
12-14-2008, 03:10 AM
all i read is that your not giving your subs enough power and thus makes you a text book definition Failure.

shaneb
12-14-2008, 03:10 AM
I prefer Eclipse basically cause they have a incredible SQ and their just well built HU's
IMO alpine has gone downhill since their older HU's.

Howe88
12-14-2008, 03:13 AM
haha, nice buds dood..

But not enough power? what you think I should put on em?

CantGetEnufBASS
12-14-2008, 03:16 AM
haha, nice buds dood..

But not enough power? what you think I should put on em?

seeing as how those are the top of the line alpine subs right now and they are 1000 watts rms, id say about 3000 rockford/alpine/kicker watts to the pair anything less then name brand better make it 3500-4

shaneb
12-14-2008, 03:18 AM
seeing as how those are the top of the line alpine subs right now and they are 1000 watts rms, id say about 3000 rockford/alpine/kicker watts to the pair anything less then name brand better make it 3500-4

:confused: what's a less than brand name?
Those are just examples I presume?

endofdays89
12-14-2008, 03:21 AM
seeing as how those are the top of the line alpine subs right now and they are 1000 watts rms, id say about 3000 rockford/alpine/kicker watts to the pair anything less then name brand better make it 3500-4

No, the type x's will sound great off 2000-2500 rms. They don't need alot of power because they perform very well near their max ratings. I want your type x's by the way, you want to sell them to me, LOL!?

Howe88
12-14-2008, 03:22 AM
dang, ok..How much a amp like that run? do you kno?


whata bout tha screen? gotta opinion?


as you can tell I dont kno much bout systems er nothin. Listen to rap mostly n love bass, so I got sum subs.

CantGetEnufBASS
12-14-2008, 03:22 AM
when i say less then brand name i just meen shity brands like POWER ACOUSTIK. when you pay $100 for 2000 watts, well lets just say it aint 2000 watts hehe.

Howe88
12-14-2008, 03:23 AM
lol actually...I want to. I dont like how they sound. But from what Im bein told- I aint runnin enough power to em.

How much you willing to pay? lol

shaneb
12-14-2008, 03:23 AM
dang, ok..How much a amp like that run? do you kno?


whata bout tha screen? gotta opinion?


as you can tell I dont kno much bout systems er nothin. Listen to rap mostly n love bass, so I got sum subs.

Eclipse, you will never go back to anything IMO if you get Eclipse.
Their amazing to me.
And go to www.wooferetc.com and look at some amps.
For the cheaper route, I would stick to Hifonics.
If you want something a little more expensive. Kicker's ZX line is decent.
Also Sundown is a good amp manufacturer.
AudioQue
There's a lot of others. Those are off the top of my head.

CantGetEnufBASS
12-14-2008, 03:24 AM
No, the type x's will sound great off 2000-2500 rms. They don't need alot of power because they perform very well near their max ratings. I want your type x's by the way, you want to sell them to me, LOL!?

nvm i read your post wrong.

endofdays89
12-14-2008, 03:24 AM
dang, ok..How much a amp like that run? do you kno?


whata bout tha screen? gotta opinion?


as you can tell I dont kno much bout systems er nothin. Listen to rap mostly n love bass, so I got sum subs.

if you are on a budget you need a hifonics 2608 or audioque 2200. Both are good, but if you have a few more dollars then get the audioque.

CantGetEnufBASS
12-14-2008, 03:27 AM
if you are on a budget you need a hifonics 2608 or audioque 2200. Both are good, but if you have a few more dollars then get the audioque.

yeah just anything to get more power to those subs your jewing them hardcore

Howe88
12-14-2008, 03:28 AM
what do you guys thinkin about putin a Memphis PRD 1000.1 on the each of em?

Orrr, a JL 1/1000 on the each of em?


Help me out, I dont kno **** lol

endofdays89
12-14-2008, 03:31 AM
what do you guys thinkin about putin a Memphis PRD 1000.1 on the each of em?

Orrr, a JL 1/1000 on the each of em?


Help me out, I dont kno **** lol

i'm guessing you are not a budget. Why would you waste your money on a JL 1000.1 when you can get some good quality amps for 1/2 of that price? I would just get one mono amp that does at least 2000 watts rms.

shaneb
12-14-2008, 03:32 AM
i'm guessing you are not a budget. Why would you waste your money on a JL 1000.1 when you can get some good quality amps for 1/2 of that price? I would just get one mono amp that does at least 2000 watts rms.

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And I would pick the JL amp over the PR series if you do go that route.

Howe88
12-14-2008, 03:34 AM
ya, I mean...Im on some kinda budget. But I jus want my **** ta sound good. and LOUD.

so your sayin jus one big amp?

endofdays89
12-14-2008, 03:36 AM
ya, I mean...Im on some kinda budget. But I jus want my **** ta sound good. and LOUD.

so your sayin jus one big amp?

let's start over..... what is your max budget on the amplifier?

Howe88
12-14-2008, 03:44 AM
lol ummm.. 550$

shaneb
12-14-2008, 03:45 AM
550 for just a amp?

Howe88
12-14-2008, 03:47 AM
uhh, I guess. Too much or not enough?

shaneb
12-14-2008, 03:50 AM
Plenty I would say. You should be able to find a good mono amp that does 2000rms for that.
Hopefully someone will chime in on what you should buy.
Look into that audioque.

Howe88
12-14-2008, 03:52 AM
Ok. and say I put a amp like that in my trunk.. Am I gunna have to get a different alternator or a couple extra batteries?

shaneb
12-14-2008, 03:54 AM
hm...I think anything over 1000rms typically needs some form of upgrade. Definately the Big 3. which you can search for details on there's a sticky of it somewhere.
Also depends on the battery you have now and what amp alternator you have factory.

Howe88
12-14-2008, 03:55 AM
What about the AQ2200D?

endofdays89
12-14-2008, 04:00 AM
hm...I think anything over 1000rms typically needs some form of upgrade. Definately the Big 3. which you can search for details on there's a sticky of it somewhere.
Also depends on the battery you have now and what amp alternator you have factory.

with a typical 1500 watt setup you will experience significant voltage drops, as much as 1.5 volts possibly, so yes you need a new alternator that is at least 140 amps. I'm guessing your alternator is between 75-95 amps, correct.

Howe88
12-14-2008, 04:07 AM
Well the car I have-the lights dim like a mother ****er. But Ima be goin home and gettin a Ford Fusion ina couple days. They'll prolly dim on that also. I have no clue about the alternator.

So maybe spend 400 on amp and like 150 ona new alternator?

shaneb
12-14-2008, 04:09 AM
Well the car I have-the lights dim like a mother ****er. But Ima be goin home and gettin a Ford Fusion ina couple days. They'll prolly dim on that also. I have no clue about the alternator.

So maybe spend 400 on amp and like 150 ona new alternator?

Ford Fusion will probably have 85-95a alt.
So I would look into a upgrade on that.

Man I'm glad I only have 800w system. lol.

endofdays89
12-14-2008, 04:09 AM
Well the car I have-the lights dim like a mother ****er. But Ima be goin home and gettin a Ford Fusion ina couple days. They'll prolly dim on that also. I have no clue about the alternator.

So maybe spend 400 on amp and like 150 ona new alternator?

you'll need about 250 for the alternator to be honest.



Ford Fusion will probably have 85-95a alt.
So I would look into a upgrade on that.

Man I'm glad I only have 800w system. lol.

you ain't bangin muthafvcka

Howe88
12-14-2008, 04:27 AM
ok...I got alota research ta do b4 I go putin on new amp on my sht then lol


But what I want to get ordered asap...is a screen.



I was lookin at the Alpine IVA-W505 or the Eclipse AVN 6620.. Any opinions?

Howe88
12-14-2008, 04:30 AM
If I get tha Alpine, I was gunna get the Tuning kit and the sound processor for it. If I get the Eclipse I was going to get sum kind of sound processor to put on it.


Just need sum help with which one of them are better.

Simek4life
12-14-2008, 05:53 AM
what do you guys thinkin about putin a Memphis PRD 1000.1 on the each of em?

Orrr, a JL 1/1000 on the each of em?


Help me out, I dont kno **** lol

Jay El dood.....ya kno u will b tha balla of ur hood if u run tha jay el...and every1 will b on ur nutzzz

bigbangtheory
12-14-2008, 02:07 PM
I would do the Eclispe because you get the awesome sound and is 5volt pre-outs, which is nice to have, but not needed, just can keep the gains on the amps down.

For amps, like they said Audioque is good, or an Autotek Mean machine is nice, for your budget, there are plenty of things you can do. I wouldn't go much past 2000rms though as the X's can be finiky with that kind of power. Of course you won't get that power out your amps till you upgrade your alty. I say for 2000rms, at least 180amp alty and 1 2400 under the hood and 1400 kinetik or something similar in the trunk with big 3 done and viola, you be bangin'!

That is some chedder though. Off the top of my head a decent alty looking at over 300, amp 300 plus, DD HU 700 plus, kinetiks together around 400, so well over 1500 smacks for all that, but will get you were you want to be.