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    Re: $1K build 2005 Equinox. First time attempting anything audio related.

    I'm going to have to go pre-fab for the box, time and money constrictions warrant it. So with that in mind, where should I be looking for said pre-fab box. Previous comments have got me thinking, can I run a 4-ch amp, with the front 4 speakers on 2 ch, and the sub off the other 2? And I honestly never see myself going to a brick and mortar business over an online store.







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    Re: $1K build 2005 Equinox. First time attempting anything audio related.

    Quote Originally Posted by LaserRed38 View Post
    Fair enough. It just looked like you were in agreement since your post was right after his. I was about to say...are you serial?!

    To be honest, the OP's initial system wouldn't have been that bad. It would have been a decent upgrade over factory, although I'd skip the rears, or do the rears and leave them powered by the HU and faded out unless there are rear passengers.

    OP, what kind of music do you listen to (and how loud do you listen to it) and will you be installing?
    I have made recc's that are FAR from that other poster's ideas. And you are right, it wouldn't have been "that bad". But why settle for "not that bad" when you can have better?

    With some more Q & A and some shopping techniques, I think better is attainable for OP's budget.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LaserRed38 View Post
    Fair enough. It just looked like you were in agreement since your post was right after his. I was about to say...are you serial?!

    To be honest, the OP's initial system wouldn't have been that bad. It would have been a decent upgrade over factory, although I'd skip the rears, or do the rears and leave them powered by the HU and faded out unless there are rear passengers.

    OP, what kind of music do you listen to (and how loud do you listen to it) and will you be installing?
    I listen to mostly stoner rock, like CoC, Down and Kyuss. And on a long ride I'll throw in techno to keep me up. As for volume, as loud as my factory system lets me.




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    Re: $1K build 2005 Equinox. First time attempting anything audio related.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Cole View Post
    I'm going to have to go pre-fab for the box, time and money constrictions warrant it. So with that in mind, where should I be looking for said pre-fab box. Previous comments have got me thinking, can I run a 4-ch amp, with the front 4 speakers on 2 ch, and the sub off the other 2? And I honestly never see myself going to a brick and mortar business over an online store.
    With prefabricated enclosures, I normally recommended sealed to avoid the all too common high-tuning, lack of port area, and other issues with many prefab ported boxes. There are some people that build for fair prices, but it'd probably be ~150 shipped at best. (Obviously alot of variables to account for).

    That being said, there is a large amount of drivers that fit these applications well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpin' Goalie View Post
    With prefabricated enclosures, I normally recommended sealed to avoid the all too common high-tuning, lack of port area, and other issues with many prefab ported boxes. There are some people that build for fair prices, but it'd probably be ~150 shipped at best. (Obviously alot of variables to account for).

    That being said, there is a large amount of drivers that fit these applications well.
    This. If you do decide to stay prefab and you're ordering online. Check out sonicelectronix.com. Once again, prefab=stay sealed. From what I've seen their sealed boxes are built pretty sturdy.



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    Re: $1K build 2005 Equinox. First time attempting anything audio related.

    Alright; pre-fab, stay sealed. Go with a 4-ch amp, run the fronts off 2, and the sub off 2, let the head unit run the back doors. Looking at alpine for the HU as recommended, and am looking at 1- SSA-DCON for the sub. Not sure if I should got 10" or 12". there's not much price difference so I guess the enclosure price will be the deciding choice. I've gone from an un-educated choice to one with so many variables, Thanks to all. And if you read this, and see something that can be improved whiten budget; $1.2K feel free to let me know.




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    You have a PM regarding sub choices and other things



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpin' Goalie View Post
    You have a PM regarding sub choices and other things
    that I do, and thanks again.




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    that I do, and thanks again.
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    that there is, I regress.




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    Here is a great deal on a Dcon 10 and a ported box, 175 for both
    Sub, amp and enclosures for sale. - SSA Car Audio Forum




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    Re: $1K build 2005 Equinox. First time attempting anything audio related.

    why do you have to go with a prefab box because of expenses?? I paid RAM_Designs 10 dollars and got one built to spec for my car and the sub, went to home depot spent 40 dollars total on a sheet of MDF and they used the cut sheet and cut it all up for free. Then you basically glue and clamp.

    Would be much more beneficial I believe than spending 40-50 on a prefab box... if u can find them that cheap




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    Re: $1K build 2005 Equinox. First time attempting anything audio related.

    Quote Originally Posted by woodsball_delig View Post
    why do you have to go with a prefab box because of expenses?? I paid RAM_Designs 10 dollars and got one built to spec for my car and the sub, went to home depot spent 40 dollars total on a sheet of MDF and they used the cut sheet and cut it all up for free. Then you basically glue and clamp.

    Would be much more beneficial I believe than spending 40-50 on a prefab box... if u can find them that cheap
    Perhaps he doesn't have the knowledge, tools, space, or time to build a box. Leaving him stuck purchasing a box. To have one made for him will run $150 and up if it needs to be shipped and that may not be in his budget. Prefabs are fine as long as he stays sealed and finds a sub/s that is appropriate for a sealed box.

    On another note OP, AMI creations also does DIY box kits. Where he will design a box and makes the cuts for you and ship you the wood. You then just have to assemble and you'll have full plans and all locations for screws will be marked, so if tools are your issue, that may be an option as these kits aren't too badly priced. Your local lumber yard/home depot may even make cuts for you as well but you have to trust them to do it right as many have had bad luck with inaccurate cuts. However, if building just won't work for you due to the other reasons, you'll be fine sealed.



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    Re: $1K build 2005 Equinox. First time attempting anything audio related.

    Tools, space and time are the major issues. So far I've chosen the HU, and the door speakers. I'm looking at DCA-4100 - Cadence 1000 Watt 4 Ch Daytona Competition Amplifier for the amp. I'm trying to figure out what the impedance will be for the Sub after I bridge it to a 3ch. I plan on going with a single 12". Sorry if what I'm witting isn't clear. I'm pretty new to this.




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    Also Dual and single voice coils is something I need to be looking at, I'll go scour the Net and find out what it means.




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