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    New guy here.... need system reccomendations

    Im new here, as if you didnt notice. Anyway, i have a 1997 Maxima with a nice little $ 400 system i picked up.

    Maxima:
    Headunit: Pioneer DEH-8600MP
    Front Speakers: Pioneer TSA1680R 6.5" 4 ways
    Rear Speakers: Pioneer TSA1680R 6.5" 4 ways
    Speaker Amp: Alpine V12 MRV-F307
    Subs: 2x JL 12W0-4
    Sub Amp: Punch 360.2

    I cant complain for $400.




    Now, i have a 95 BMW M3 i need to piece together a system for. I have only decided on the headunit and subs.

    Headunit: Eclipse CD8455
    Subs: 2 12" Eclipse SW9122 Titaniums


    Front Speakers: (6.5") Between these-
    -Boston Acoustic Pro Components
    -a/d/s 346is woofers & px concept tweeters
    -image dynamics chameleons
    -focal polykevlars

    Rear Speakers: (6x9) Dont know yet, depends on what i decide on up front, maybe coax 's made by the same company.

    Speaker Amp: no idea
    Sub Amp: no idea


    I'd like to hear what you guys would reccomend. I am fairly new to car audio.







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    Re: New guy here.... need system reccomendations

    How much are you getting the Eclipse for? If you're buying new, I know of a MINT Clarion DRZ9255 for 650. But that Eclipse isn't bad.

    I heard those PX concept tweeters are VERY nice, here's some more reading on those...
    http://www.elitecaraudio.com/forums/...hreadid=122637

    If you're going active, you have alot of options to get some REALLY nice speakers for probably the same price as the ones you have listed. Those PX concept tweeters would be nice to have.

    You have a capable headunit to wire active so I would say get a 4 channel amp.

    What's your budget on the amps? And if you decide to go active, what would your budget be for speakers?

    Don't forget sounddeadening either. That's probably the most important thing you can do.

    I rec. www.raamaudio.com or secondskinaudio.com www.sounddeadenershowdown.com




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    Re: New guy here.... need system reccomendations

    How much you looking to spend? Yup if it rattles like my e36 did, did oh yea . Nice choices you've got up at least . I'd recommend different subs just cuz the price on those(at least here is outrageous).
    Stock batt in trunk =ground to the batt and little power wire for teh win.
    Stock batt in trunk =teh loser for big three



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    Quote Originally Posted by snb778
    I feel like when im bumpin once it gets dark....the street lights often go out. I was driving home the other night and like 3 street lights went out in like 15 minutes.
    Does this happen a lot to any of you??
    Also if you have had the twix ice cream......isnt it amazing!
    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleNTheTrunk
    damn. 8 10"s?........80" of cone area FTW!

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    Re: New guy here.... need system reccomendations

    The Eclipse is gonna cost me $ 550, locally, no tax either.

    I found the titaniums for $ 278 each on ebay, so lets call it at $ 600 for both.


    Front speakers, id like to keep it below $ 500
    Rear speakers, hopefully not more than $ 300


    Sounddeadeing, i will take care of.


    I have to go read up some more on active vs. passive.

    Amps, both hopefully not more than $ 1600. Realistically, id like to spend under for both.


    I didnt wanna spend more than say 3000-3500 on the system. Im gotta sell the maxima



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    Re: New guy here.... need system reccomendations

    Quote Originally Posted by bimma85
    Stock batt in trunk =teh loser for big three

    Stock batt and stock 80 amp alt = teh lose

    Yellow top and 160 amp alt =



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    Quote Originally Posted by m3transporter
    Stock batt and stock 80 amp alt = teh lose

    Yellow top and 160 amp alt =
    Hehe, that too.

    I can't find those eclipse on there for under $310 shipped, from an unauthorized source. If it were me I'd look into some other options. Never heard em but I'm sure they perform awesome though.
    have you done the big three?

    Oh yea lets see some pics to



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    Quote Originally Posted by snb778
    I feel like when im bumpin once it gets dark....the street lights often go out. I was driving home the other night and like 3 street lights went out in like 15 minutes.
    Does this happen a lot to any of you??
    Also if you have had the twix ice cream......isnt it amazing!
    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleNTheTrunk
    damn. 8 10"s?........80" of cone area FTW!

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    Re: New guy here.... need system reccomendations

    im getting rid of an eclipse 8455, fairly, includes box and contents. hit me up with a pm, as for the titaniums, nice choice but spendy.




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    Re: New guy here.... need system reccomendations

    Quote Originally Posted by bimma85
    Hehe, that too.

    I can't find those eclipse on there for under $310 shipped, from an unauthorized source. If it were me I'd look into some other options. Never heard em but I'm sure they perform awesome though.
    have you done the big three?

    Oh yea lets see some pics to

    Big three??

    Titaniums, i think thats what i was lookin at, 279 + 30 shipping.

    Pics of which, the system in the maxima??



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    Re: New guy here.... need system reccomendations

    Quote Originally Posted by xplcitcustmz
    im getting rid of an eclipse 8455, fairly, includes box and contents. hit me up with a pm, as for the titaniums, nice choice but spendy.

    Personally, i like the sound of the Titaniums. PM sent.



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    Re: New guy here.... need system reccomendations

    Quote Originally Posted by m3transporter
    Big three??



    Pics of which, the system in the maxima??
    Nah, the bimma http://www.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=124175



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    Quote Originally Posted by snb778
    I feel like when im bumpin once it gets dark....the street lights often go out. I was driving home the other night and like 3 street lights went out in like 15 minutes.
    Does this happen a lot to any of you??
    Also if you have had the twix ice cream......isnt it amazing!
    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleNTheTrunk
    damn. 8 10"s?........80" of cone area FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bimma85

    Im still in the process of buying all the pieces of the system....pics when its done though definitly.

    heres a pic of the bimmer..



    Its gettin painted M5 Lemans Blue in about 2 weeks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by m3transporter
    Im still in the process of buying all the pieces of the system....pics when its done though definitly.

    heres a pic of the bimmer..



    Its gettin painted M5 Lemans Blue in about 2 weeks.
    Nice... did ya check out the big 3?
    Please tell me you're not gonna put some ghey *** bling bling wheels on it. I love the look of stock bimmas, especially the m

    Edit just saw under the picture.... thats gonna look so fokin awesome.



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    Quote Originally Posted by snb778
    I feel like when im bumpin once it gets dark....the street lights often go out. I was driving home the other night and like 3 street lights went out in like 15 minutes.
    Does this happen a lot to any of you??
    Also if you have had the twix ice cream......isnt it amazing!
    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleNTheTrunk
    damn. 8 10"s?........80" of cone area FTW!

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    Re: New guy here.... need system reccomendations

    Quote Originally Posted by m3transporter
    The Eclipse is gonna cost me $ 550, locally, no tax either.

    I found the titaniums for $ 278 each on ebay, so lets call it at $ 600 for both.


    Front speakers, id like to keep it below $ 500
    Rear speakers, hopefully not more than $ 300


    Sounddeadeing, i will take care of.


    I have to go read up some more on active vs. passive.

    Amps, both hopefully not more than $ 1600. Realistically, id like to spend under for both.


    I didnt wanna spend more than say 3000-3500 on the system. Im gotta sell the maxima
    That's a big budget!!!

    Do you have any mounting depth limits on the front mids?

    How about size limit on the amps.




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    Re: New guy here.... need system reccomendations

    Quote Originally Posted by bimma85
    Nice... did ya check out the big 3?
    Please tell me you're not gonna put some ghey *** bling bling wheels on it. I love the look of stock bimmas, especially the m

    Edit just saw under the picture.... thats gonna look so fokin awesome.
    NO bling....the stock wheels are gettin painted though. Either bronze, gunmetal, or bmw cosmos black....i am leaning towards cosmos with all the metallic....

    yup, checked out the big 3.



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    Re: New guy here.... need system reccomendations

    Quote Originally Posted by cam2Xrunner
    That's a big budget!!!

    Do you have any mounting depth limits on the front mids?

    How about size limit on the amps.

    Thats like my max budget....for that, id have to sell the maxima and the system in it Realistically, id like to have it all under $ 2500.

    Depth....i dunno how much space i have, but ill make it fit...might have to make custom kickpanels.

    Amp size, id like to fit them in the trunk



    I have fold down seats in the M3, i was going to build a custom box that has the subs facing in the cabin when the seats are folded down, then in the trunk, i was going to p ut in a fake wall and mount the amps to it. The sub box would be hidden behind the wall.



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