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    what do you guys think of my budget system?

    i really new to building audio systems, but i am trying to build a system for my honda civic hatchback with a budget around 1200. tell me what you guys think and what should i change....

    head unit: pioneer deh-7400mp
    sub: jl 12w3-d6
    front speakers: cdt audio classic cl-61 6.5
    rear: get free cl-6x classic slim speakers
    amp: hifonics z8000 amp (5 channel amp to power all four speakers and sub, do i need a 5 channel amp? looking also at the new jl 500-1 amp) what do you guys recommend? stil need to get wires and a amp kit. thanks







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    With a budget under 1200, I'd look at brands besides JL, they are very expensive. You can get better products for less.

    Subs - Adire Shiva, Elemental Designs K series
    Amps - JBL, US Acoustics, SoundStream

    Maybe something like two ED K's and a JBL 1200.1 = would run you around 600, so youd still have 600 to spend on other areas of the system, and it would pound a lot harder than the JL setup youre thinking of getting. What are you looking for in terms of SQ/SPL?



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    well in my sig.....i have my future system that i want to get there....im looking at ~1200-1300 (thats including wire and cost of fiberglass and such )......w/ that setup.....may have just saved a little xtra w/ a guy that sending me some mid bass speakers...we'll see how it works out
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    what do you guys think of the speakers and amp though?




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    i myself am a fan of adire....so i'd say shiva .....as for the amp...have heard nothing but good things about hifonics....




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    Originally posted by Goddyd4me
    i myself am a fan of adire....so i'd say shiva .....as for the amp...have heard nothing but good things about hifonics....
    doesn't he need quite a bit of air space to run a shive though?

    as for the system, it sounds great except for the JL subs. there really is better out there for the money. the ed K might be the best choice due to the fact that it can run in a small enclousure. maybe a ed12k on a JBL 600.1 (just for the little extra headroom), that will only be about $350 (after shipping). that leaves all the rest for wiring, components, HU, and front stage amps.

    note: if you get a good set of comps for up front (and it looks like you did) you really dont need rear fill. just run the stock speakers off the HU and i think it will be just what you are looking for.




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    i wonder whos send u those mid bass speakers lol jk wit ya man



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    Originally posted by drkodin
    doesn't he need quite a bit of air space to run a shive though?
    shivas only recomend 1.25 cu ft/ sub......not that much for a 12




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    Originally posted by Goddyd4me
    shivas only recomend 1.25 cu ft/ sub......not that much for a 12
    oh, nm then. i've always heard 2+cu ft is best since it is still a home a home audio sub




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    oh look..he's here too!

    i recommended him the system except for the sub. reason why i chose 5 channel amp? because he's going to be getting it installed at a shop and u know how they will charge more for more amps, blah blah blah. so gotta make it as simply as possible!.



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    haha what up quack....yeah i'm going with the elemental k 12 inch....2ohm or 4 ohm?




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    Originally posted by jeremy1122k
    haha what up quack....yeah i'm going with the elemental k 12 inch....2ohm or 4 ohm?
    dual 4ohm. wire the sub in parallel and you get 2ohm. it'll be seeing 300 watts RMS, just enough to get them going

    EDIT-actually..i'm emailing Hifonics to see whether the 300x1 is at 2ohm or 4ohm. i gotta wait for their reply before i can tell you which one you'll need.
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    thanks man




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    i'm now thinking infinity kappa speakers...do i need 2 way or 3 way speakers?




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