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    What is a good car to build a good car audio system in?

    What is a good car to build a good car audio system in?
    Im looking for a car that has good acoustics, placement options for speakers, and things like that for which I can install a great car audio system into. Speaking to experienced car audio installers, Im looking for things like for example, a car with a good trunk to bring out the low frequencies in the subwoofers, or something with the speakers placed in optimum positions for best sound. Know what I mean? Doesnt have to be newer, any year would do







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    Re: What is a good car to build a good car audio system in?

    well, a car with a closed trunk is about the worst for most system applications... besides that, just look for a hatchback, or suv... something with shared cab airspace



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    Re: What is a good car to build a good car audio system in?

    CRX or Explorer.




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    Re: What is a good car to build a good car audio system in?

    Quote Originally Posted by mast240 View Post
    well, a car with a closed trunk is about the worst for most system applications... besides that, just look for a hatchback, or suv... something with shared cab airspace
    Not true. You can fire subs into the cabin with good seals and keep gear/enclosure in the trunk. That works great, and dozens of SQ world champions would agree. You can also do trunk baffle systems that work great.

    There is no "best vehicle" only great installations.

    Great sound comes from the effort to customize. Most stock locations offer poor PLDs. all cars sound like tin cans until properly treated.

    Look at the SQ lanes in MECA, IASCA, USACi and you notice all of the vehicles and equipment are different. The only common denominator is that each has hundreds of hours in install and tuning.

    That said; a flat dash, plenty of kick panel space (no foot e-brake), no integrated head unit, and good path length to the kicks are helpful.



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    Re: What is a good car to build a good car audio system in?

    It should also be something you enjoy driving and satisfies you needs as a vehicle. The CRX and explorer fail that category for me.

    I've heard great systems in just about every vehicle category.



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