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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    Thanks for all your input, guys. How many channels should the head unit have? Are there some minimum specs I should look out for? Is there a big benefit to have a mono amp and a 4 channel amp instead of just a 5 channel amp? The former option seems more expensive. What do you guys think of HD radio?







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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    mono amp for sub/s
    4 channel for mids/highs

    you really gotta think about the power too though
    your probably only pumping out 55amps or so.
    you could easily run multiple batteries in the engine compartment though, which is good.
    my 71 had 2 marine deep cycle batteries on either side of the motor when i got it.




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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mossberg385t View Post
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    similar to the Dynaudio 2 way system (830.00-880.00).
    That component set with the 8" woofer and tweeter just SCREAMS "audiophile" to me.




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    System Layout help available via PM.

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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    Ok, Ive pulled some strings and my new price is $1000. Also, what makes a good head unit? All I want is usb hookup in the front, a cd player, aux input, hd radio, and a remote control.




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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    Audiophile + a big vehicle like a VW Bus + $500 budget =





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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    Please read the my post above yours, Still. The new budget is $1000 and I would like your opinion on what i should buy




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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    what size are the stock speakers?




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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    The stock speakers were 6x9, one in each front door panel. I would like to know if two speakers is enough for a big van like the 77 bus. I plan on using the bench seat/ bed (with a sub under it) in the back, so would it still sound good with two in front? That or two in a cabinet above the bed/bench facing forward, or both sets, what should i do?




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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    My westy has 2 6x9s mounted under the shelf over my bed.




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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    If you really want audiophile for 1k the only way you'd do it is to get some REALLY good deals on some vintage 2 channel equipment... run an inverter and sit your speakers, reciever, and CD source outside the van and enjoy. I'm running some speakers right now in my 2 channel setup at home that nothing under 5k a speaker new could touch, I paid 30.00 for the pair lol.

    A processor to "fix" the inside of a vehicle is going to run you almost all of your budget, sadly. It's a whole lot easier to get audiophile quality sound in a house, and a lot cheaper too, if you shop vintage.

    Actually that is kind of a cool idea. Park, set up a 2 channel system, sit back in the lawn chairs and pop open a cold beer! I've got less than a grand in my 2 channel system and I'd put it up against anything in a vehicle as far as SQ, soundstage width and depth, etc.

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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveInLa View Post
    If you really want audiophile for 1k the only way you'd do it is to get some REALLY good deals on some vintage 2 channel equipment... run an inverter and sit your speakers, reciever, and CD source outside the van and enjoy. I'm running some speakers right now in my 2 channel setup at home that nothing under 5k a speaker new could touch, I paid 30.00 for the pair lol.

    A processor to "fix" the inside of a vehicle is going to run you almost all of your budget, sadly. It's a whole lot easier to get audiophile quality sound in a house, and a lot cheaper too, if you shop vintage.

    Actually that is kind of a cool idea. Park, set up a 2 channel system, sit back in the lawn chairs and pop open a cold beer! I've got less than a grand in my 2 channel system and I'd put it up against anything in a vehicle as far as SQ, soundstage width and depth, etc.

    Note to self... buy an old V Dub van some day!
    You are on crack.



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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    I'm glad you told me about the awesome vintage 2 channel equipment because I will be building myself a house in a year or so and will need a sweet setup there, but I still have the problem of a vehicle without music. I still love my van, just got it, and you should definitely get one too! You should go with the 75-79 air-cooled fuel-injected vans, by far the best in comfort and power. What kind of processor are you talking about? Also, lets all assume that I probably misspoke using the term "Audiophile". I love music, I have listened to and played music my whole life, but I don't have mad stacks of cash. I could really use some suggestions on different systems that I could actually afford and compare to others because I essentially have 3 weeks to finish the van interior (its completely stripped now) and then I am off to college.




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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    For a budget-friendly subwoofer that will take a lot of power, check out Hifonics Atlas. review here... PASmag review. also check phoenix gold RSDC which will also handle >600 watts




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    Re: Audiophile Full Setup, What should I buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheSeeker View Post
    I'm glad you told me about the awesome vintage 2 channel equipment because I will be building myself a house in a year or so and will need a sweet setup there, but I still have the problem of a vehicle without music. I still love my van, just got it, and you should definitely get one too! You should go with the 75-79 air-cooled fuel-injected vans, by far the best in comfort and power. What kind of processor are you talking about? Also, lets all assume that I probably misspoke using the term "Audiophile". I love music, I have listened to and played music my whole life, but I don't have mad stacks of cash. I could really use some suggestions on different systems that I could actually afford and compare to others because I essentially have 3 weeks to finish the van interior (its completely stripped now) and then I am off to college.
    lol Fuell Infunction...
    First thing you need to do is ditch that injection setup and get a set of dual Webers.
    Late Bays, in my opinion, are very ugly.

    1. Head Unit of your choice, the features that you stated earlier are in most new units today. $150 ??
    2. 6.5" coaxials in the front, probably tucked neatly under the dash, or even in the door panels. $100 ??
    3. 6x9"s mounted under the shelf in the back (there should be a shelf that cant be used for much above the bed) $100 ??
    4. Hifonics amp for mids, good deals right now on woofersect for about $150
    5. AQ 1200d amp for sub $250
    6. 2 AQ SDC2.5 10s, FI Q 12, lots of choices... $250? (maybe cheaper, depends on what floats your boat)

    NOT AN ALPINE NUG HUGGER (I only have an Alpine HU)
    but for what you want, it could sound really nice with Type S 6x9s and 6.5s, And a type R 12 ($125 or so right now?)
    the AQ 1200d would probably be awesome on a Type R 2ohm

    just my .02




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