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Kobaine
08-20-2012, 08:57 PM
Hey everyone,
I have an 04 Honda Accord LX sedan and am looking at upgrading my audio system. I dont want to buy an aftermarket receiver so I went with the JL Cleansweep summing device. I now need help/advice for the rest. I went to both Best Buy & CarToys. Best Buy tried to sell me a pair of 12" polk audios with a polk audio amp, and I did some research and this does not look like a setup that will last more than a week. I then went to CarToys and they suggested I start with buying front speakers (the Focal 165A1sg) and then purchase an amp and subs when I could afford it. They recommended the PDXV9 5ch Alpine amp and two 12w1v24 12" JL subs. For all of that they priced it at about $2500. I dont know who to trust, so thats why I came to you guys! Please help! I would like to keep my budget below $1300 but that is always negotiable. Thanks!

mylows10
08-20-2012, 09:00 PM
Hey everyone,
I have an 04 Honda Accord LX sedan and am looking at upgrading my audio system. I dont want to buy an aftermarket receiver so I went with the JL Cleansweep summing device. I now need help/advice for the rest. I went to both Best Buy & CarToys. Best Buy tried to sell me a pair of 12" polk audios with a polk audio amp, and I did some research and this does not look like a setup that will last more than a week. I then went to CarToys and they suggested I start with buying front speakers (the Focal 165A1sg) and then purchase an amp and subs when I could afford it. They recommended the PDXV9 5ch Alpine amp and two 12w1v24 12" JL subs. For all of that they priced it at about $2500. I dont know who to trust, so thats why I came to you guys! Please help! I would like to keep my budget below $1300 but that is always negotiable. Thanks!
pm me your wants and needs ,i can take care of your new system no problem.better equipment too.

SplAffair
08-20-2012, 09:02 PM
you can find much better gear on here for cheaper. stay away from big box stores.

mylows10
08-20-2012, 09:06 PM
you can find much better gear on here for cheaper. stay away from big box stores.

^^^^^this

Kobaine
08-20-2012, 09:28 PM
Thanks for the fast replies! Okay I'll stay away from the big box stores, but the only reason I went there in the first place was for advice. So what do you guys recommend. I listen to a wide variety of music but mostly consisting of EDM. I would like to go much cheaper than 1300 if possible, but what do you guys think?

quackhead
08-21-2012, 05:18 AM
Hey everyone,
I have an 04 Honda Accord LX sedan and am looking at upgrading my audio system. I dont want to buy an aftermarket receiver so I went with the JL Cleansweep summing device. I now need help/advice for the rest. I went to both Best Buy & CarToys. Best Buy tried to sell me a pair of 12" polk audios with a polk audio amp, and I did some research and this does not look like a setup that will last more than a week. I then went to CarToys and they suggested I start with buying front speakers (the Focal 165A1sg) and then purchase an amp and subs when I could afford it. They recommended the PDXV9 5ch Alpine amp and two 12w1v24 12" JL subs. For all of that they priced it at about $2500. I dont know who to trust, so thats why I came to you guys! Please help! I would like to keep my budget below $1300 but that is always negotiable. Thanks!
I'd do a set of quality components up front like these
Imagine I61-2V2 6.5" Component / Coaxial Speaker Set - 12v Electronics (http://store.12velectronics.com/imagine-i61-2v2-6-5-component-coaxial-speaker-set/)
powered by a good 2 channel amp like this
WoofersEtc.com - D3 400.2 - Diamond Audio 2 Ch. 400 Watt Amplifier (http://www.woofersetc.com/p-181-d3-4002-diamond-audio-2-ch-400-watt-amplifier.aspx)
with a good set of subs like these in D4 wired to 1ohm
Incriminator Audio Lethal Injection 12" Subwoofer (http://www.wooferwarehouse.com/Incriminator-Audio-Lethal-Injection-12-Subwoofer_p_70.html)
on a solid underrated .5ohm stable monoblock like this
B2 Audio Quota Amplifier - 1200 @ 1 Ohm (http://www.wooferwarehouse.com/B2-Audio-Quota-Amplifier--1200-1-Ohm_p_130.html)

just my .02 out of what I have seen and studied around here.

ewadz3006
08-21-2012, 05:42 AM
Man, car toys is ridiculously expensive. A couple days ago a guy with a corvette got a 27xx$ quote for not much. Never heard of them before, damm.

ewadz3006
08-21-2012, 06:10 AM
Just for shiz and gigs i looked the car toys stuff up on ebay. 1000$ could buy it, without sub box. And that was the more expensive sellers.

Kobaine
08-21-2012, 08:10 PM
I'd do a set of quality components up front like these
Imagine I61-2V2 6.5" Component / Coaxial Speaker Set - 12v Electronics
powered by a good 2 channel amp like this
WoofersEtc.com - D3 400.2 - Diamond Audio 2 Ch. 400 Watt Amplifier
with a good set of subs like these in D4 wired to 1ohm
Incriminator Audio Lethal Injection 12" Subwoofer
on a solid underrated .5ohm stable monoblock like this
B2 Audio Quota Amplifier - 1200 @ 1 Ohm

So does anyone else have any opinions on this gear? Will it fit in my accord? All of that stuff seems pretty reasonably priced and definitely do-able.

cyn
08-21-2012, 08:14 PM
CDT mids or ID Mids
there is plenty of amps on the classifieds here to get cheap... if you don't mind used.
Subs same and sub amp same..

honestly depends on what you want out of it... and what you really want to spends

Kobaine
08-21-2012, 08:23 PM
Sorry. I am a very new newbie and have no idea what CDT or ID mids are. I definitely dont mind used gear, as long as it works, I just dont know where to begin. I would like to keep everything below 1300. I am just looking for some recommendations on equipment that will last and sound better than the factory system I currently have. Someone has recommended that I skip the rear speakers to spend more on the front and the sub(s). Then it looks like @quackhead recommends that I buy 2 separate amps. Thanks for the help! Im really appreciating it all!

mylows10
08-21-2012, 08:33 PM
ok man i sent you a pm but then reread your post .so i'll send you another pm for some equipment .