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    First system purchase

    I am currently beginning my research to purchase my first car audio system. I am looking for a one 10 or 12 inch subwoofer that will hit hard in my 2008 mazda hatchback. I am a huge computer enthusiast, and can only assume that car audio has the same perks as computers. Meaning, there are low, mid and high range products with some unnecessary features i will never need to buy.

    I would rather not go the "Beginners" route, but do not want to spend the money for a competition system. If anyone can recommend other posts for me to read in this or other forums, it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: First system purchase

    how much you wanna spend, first off.



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    car audio is an expensive hobby. its a money pit




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    What would a decent price range be for a single subwoofer system?




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    Re: First system purchase

    Figure $200-300 for amp, $200-300 for sub, $50-for box (you build), $100 for power, ground, rca's. If you want non "beginner" stuff, might be a bit cheaper, depends on what you want.



    I use gain as a volume control.

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    if you buy everything new? then about 1k. if you buy used, 400-700




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    Re: First system purchase

    Alright. So, the price range above your saying 500-700$ is what I am looking into for a solid system? That is a little higher then I would like, but I can drop that much.

    What brands should I be looking into to start out?

    I have always been under the assumption that the best brands are Fosgate, Pioneeer, JL and Alpine. Scrolling through e-bay, I noticed they have a lot of products in the 100-150$ price range. Why would these not be a smart purchase?




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    First system, I am fine buying used products.




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    Re: First system purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by tHeFallen View Post
    Alright. So, the price range above your saying 500-700$ is what I am looking into for a solid system? That is a little higher then I would like, but I can drop that much.

    What brands should I be looking into to start out?

    I have always been under the assumption that the best brands are Fosgate, Pioneeer, JL and Alpine. Scrolling through e-bay, I noticed they have a lot of products in the 100-150$ price range. Why would these not be a smart purchase?

    try to stay away from mainstream subs. around here, everyone likes: sundown audio, Fi, DD, TC sounds, Incriminator Audio. just to name a few.

    we need to know your goal. are you looking for to be loud or to have good sound quality?




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    Loud is a plus. I am not trying to impress anybody. I want something that will sound crisp with good sound quality.




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    Autotek 1400.1 - 1400@1ohm 1000@2ohm
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    SA-12D2 SUNDOWN AUDIO 12" DVC 2 OHM SA SUBWOOFER SUB | eBay
    just adjust the gains right and it will wang and sound good



    bought from ridinhi,vitveet,dbr,sicaudio and 99grandprixgt, and more ........... sold to player3,foomasta69, pitbull, brodiesel and dragnix 12887 traded with louisiana crx

    "noobs that come in the dome will get gang raped!"
    nothing but a stock fosgate system with gps and back up camera lol
    2012 nissan sentra spec v with some goodies cumming though

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    Awesome .. So those two products are the best I am gonna get for that price?




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    Re: First system purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by tHeFallen View Post
    Awesome .. So those two products are the best I am gonna get for that price?
    there are others. what you might want to do is start a wanted to buy thread. tell people what you are looking for and price. someone may give you a awesome deal on a sub/amp package. just stay away from alot of the big name stuff. alot of it is crap now



    bought from ridinhi,vitveet,dbr,sicaudio and 99grandprixgt, and more ........... sold to player3,foomasta69, pitbull, brodiesel and dragnix 12887 traded with louisiana crx

    "noobs that come in the dome will get gang raped!"
    nothing but a stock fosgate system with gps and back up camera lol
    2012 nissan sentra spec v with some goodies cumming though

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    Re: First system purchase

    AQ1200D Amplifier Might look at this amp as well, they are good quality & it's new w/warrenty. Not that the Autotec isn't good but I'm not familliar w them, I've used AQ's before.



    I use gain as a volume control.

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    Alright, thanks for the help.




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