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    New to car audio, getting my first system put in..

    and i have a few questions i figured the people on this forum could help me out with. I have a 07 toyota FJ cruiser, just got it (used, killer deal by the way, $22,000 done deal 17,000 miles on it) and the factory system just isnt cutting it. I listen to a tons of different kinds of music, fron jimi hendrix to some hardcore rap and everything in between. I want a good all around system that will get some hard hitting bass with a woofer, but also sound good with things like acoustic songs and such. I was looking into come component systems and then adding a subwoofer and an amp or two, but im not sure where to start. Should i go with a component system? and im wondering what exactly is that and such...im a super noob to this stuff... and i dont wanna drop $1400+ and make a big mistake.

    For subs i was looking at the 7500 series MTX Sledgehammers cause one of my firends has one and it sounds really nice...but im not sure if i could get something better for the same price







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    Re: New to car audio, getting my first system put in..

    you can get better! like the pioneer 3004 spl, infinity kappa vq, lot's more




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    Re: New to car audio, getting my first system put in..

    talking about woofers? i want a dual 10inch setup for the back of the truck (i would rather get a loaded enclousure so i dont have to deal with it), and whats the difference between 2 and 4 ohms? which should i look for?




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    Re: New to car audio, getting my first system put in..

    ohms are the impendances a subwoofer can run at. bcae - ohms law. read. you need to know what ohm your subwoofers coils are, so you can properly amplify them



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    Re: New to car audio, getting my first system put in..

    thanks...but wouldnt a 15inch sub be less accurate that a set of two tens? i was looking into something like this as far as the two tens go, as opposed to the sledgehammer

    http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=17776

    anybody have an experience with them?
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    Re: New to car audio, getting my first system put in..

    dont get that man..go with the fi q and have someone on the forum to build you an box or build one yourself If you have the skills



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    Re: New to car audio, getting my first system put in..

    Quote Originally Posted by ugs92 View Post
    dont get that man..go with the fi q and have someone on the forum to build you an box or build one yourself If you have the skills
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    loaded enclosures will only make you want something better.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vforvengance
    Forget all that. Iam a bass head the louder the better, the more windsheilds and sunroofs I blast out my car the happier i will be. I hope I lose my hearing to bass, instead of something crappy like IDK jets engines running at wk or whatever. Is preference dude. Some people like it. Imma do myself a favor and bang as loud as I can....

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    Re: New to car audio, getting my first system put in..

    I like your name



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    Re: New to car audio, getting my first system put in..

    bigger does not mean less accurate...that is a nooby myth



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    Re: New to car audio, getting my first system put in..

    no, the quality of the bass has nothing to do with sub size. proper box, placement and overall install is what matters.

    and Fi is a huge, excellent, killer bang for the buck internet company. iirc, the owner is the former top engineer of RE (www.reaudio.com) which was bought by US AMPS.

    official Fi forum http://www.soundsolutionsaudio.com/f...p?showforum=51



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    Re: New to car audio, getting my first system put in..

    ok thanks, i will look into it...what type of box should i look for? there is a shop around here that does do custom car audio and maybe they could build the box


    Also: what exactly is the downside to a loaded enclosure? is it just...not loud? not accurate? doesnt sound good? and should i match everything in the entire system with the same impendence rate to acheive the best sound? by that i mean woofer, both amps and speakers.

    haha thanks on the name comment




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