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    New to Car Audio need some help

    Okay, I just purchased a '94 Pontiac Grand Prix Coupe (70k miles) but all the speakers are blown out and sound horrible.
    I have about $1,500 to spend on a new system. I was wondering if someone could take a look at this and give me feedback on it.
    Sub
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mTPYaQM...12D4&s=0&cc=01

    Box- http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mTPYaQM...1123&s=0&cc=01

    Amp
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mTPYaQM...611A&s=0&cc=01



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    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mTPYaQM...4032&s=0&cc=01

    Rear speakers http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mTPYaQM...6961&s=0&cc=01

    Front speakers- http://www.crutchfield.com/S-mTPYaQM...S525&s=0&cc=01

    Will one Sub be enough...I want my car to bounce


    Also, I won't have to get another battery will I?




    Thanks for any help

    EDIt: links should now work
    Last edited by multimaster; 10-01-2006 at 08:32 PM.







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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    all the links are broken, but ill start ya off and say do some research and build a properly tuned box for the subs you pick out. one battery should be enough..id look into optima yellow top. as far as speakers, i love my SLC's in the kicks and sails
    what kind of sound are you looking for? strictly SQ? or SQ with the ability to get loud? since you meantioned you want your car to "bounce" its not gonna happen, especially with one sub. But im assuming you like it loud, so from there, I would take a look at digital designs and stereo integrity, and feed them enough power.
    with front speakers, i would definately not consider cheap coaxials, as you cannot reproduce nearly as many frequencies as a well built speaker can. definately buy enough wattage for these, or itll waste tons of potential (100 rms should be plenty) check out diamond audio, soundstream, memphis, and orion for amps
    with rear speakers, i would run them very low power, as to not screw with the imaging, since its only rear fill. i can sell you some kenwood excelon 6x9s for about 75 shipped if your interested
    and with head units, these are what create most of your sound. spend a good amount of money on a nicer head unit. Ive heard good things about pioneer, eclipse, kenwood, and of course mcintosh and the higher end models.
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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    ya links dont work, just list the parts u were thinking of getting. I highly doubt ur car will bounce with subs tho, I belive they have hydro's for that. But please dont put hydrolics on a grand prix



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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    GET a Type-R or an L7

    amp :PHOENIX GOLD OR HIFONICS.

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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    Okay sorry. All links should now work.




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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    Quote Originally Posted by jmanpc View Post
    ok, give me some details:

    What size subs do you want?
    Do you want sound quality or loudness?
    Are you going to install yourself?
    Can you install components?
    Can you build your own box?

    with $1,500 you can get a killer system.

    I'm looking at a 12 inch Sub.
    I would like quality but with enough thump to turn heads.
    I do not have the experience to install myself, and am not considering components.
    No I can not build my own box.




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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    JUST GET SOME audiobahn 12's a pyramid amp and a dual headunit
    PLUS get some roadmaster 6x9's

































    J/P




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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    BTW I am not worried about the installation cost. I planned on paying 1500 for the system alone not including the install. I'de like to have dual subs in there but then I will require two amps to get the full power out of the subs?




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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    ew dont pay to get it installed, read my lengthy post up there^^^



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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    Okay man, thanks a lot I appreciate it.

    Acold 7, I'll check it out but for the last two weeks I've been looking into installation and it just seems overwhelming.

    I planned on going to this auto store a few minutes away that specializes in Car audio/video.




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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    woah 15 bucks and u r thinking about getting a punch sub? X_X u can do way better for the money.



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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    Check out theses subs...

    www.soundsplinter.com
    RL-ps

    www.low-hz.com
    BM / Mags

    Much better than that punch.
    They more oritented to a mix of Sound Quality, and SPL, so it might fit your needs.
    That mag can really get some air moving tho :O




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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    Get pioneer REV speakers. look at other online stores cause crutchfield is more expensive but they have excelent customer service. and go to partsexpress.com and get a aura 4 channel amp from them. just my .02 cents!




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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    A lot of people love this head unit...
    http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...roduct_id=4306

    So check into that. I wouldnt go so cheap on the head unit and so expensive on the rest of the system with that type of money...




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    Re: New to Car Audio need some help

    Thanks for all the help I'll look into that stuff tomorrow, getting late here.




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