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    First build, need tips and tricks!

    Hello guys,

    I'm new to this forum and I'm a very enthusiast sound audiophile and I love doing research for countless hours on the reviews and specs of multiple sound systems. Not long ago, I decided it was time for me to build me a decent car system, which I started doing buy buying my front speakers and my 4-channel amp for my aftermarket rear subs that weren't changed by myself.

    Please rate my rig, and I hope I made a good choice, and I'm soon going to buy a subwoofer and a monoblock amp for it too, and a capacitor because I'll have 2 amps, but I don't know much about that yet, if I could be enlightened on how this works I'd be very happy!

    So this is my rig.

    Front door speakers :
    Polk Audio MM651 (2)

    Rear :
    Sony xPlod (Don't know more about them. Were there when I got my car)

    Speaker amplifier :
    Soundstream Tarantula TX4. 440

    Head Unit:
    Sony XploD CDX-GT260MP

    WILL POTENTIALLY GET...

    Subwoofer:
    Polk Audio MM1040DVC

    Monoblock Amplifier :
    SOUNDSTREAM PX1.550d

    Now I need to know...
    How to I go about getting a capacitor and how to I use it? I only know I need one if I plug 2 amps. That's all I know. Also, is this build good? Any improvements I can do to it? I will eventually change my rear speakers too, don't worry, just don't have the money yet, but soon. I already have bought the front speakers and the 4-channel amp and I don't want to return them, so basically for the sub, any suggestions?

    Thanks again guys! I'll be checking this thread often today for answers!
    ~Sebastien

    P.S : I wanted to post the link to the items but since I'm new the forum restricts me so sorry







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    Re: First build, need tips and tricks!

    None of that is audiophile gear, you can't post links until you have x amount of posts.



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    Re: First build, need tips and tricks!

    It's not HUGE audiophile gear, but for the budget, I guess this can be way better than the stuff I have now. I'll be upgrading little by little over the years, this is my first build. My goal is a more audiophile oriented system later on.

    And what is the "X" number of post you're mentioning?
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    Re: First build, need tips and tricks!

    if you want audio file equipment i would try to sell what you got ,and start over.there are many people on the forum that can steer you in the right direction




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    Re: First build, need tips and tricks!

    That sounds encouraging... What's wrong with Polk Audio?




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    Re: First build, need tips and tricks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebaslegrand View Post
    That sounds encouraging... What's wrong with Polk Audio?
    Whats good about Polk. Minus the old MOMO stuff



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    I listen to Rock and Metal and I've read multiple reviews that said that Polk Audio was master for the ranges of sounds I would need. Can you guys care to explain?




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    Re: First build, need tips and tricks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebaslegrand View Post
    That sounds encouraging... What's wrong with Polk Audio?
    much better than polk available for the price point.



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    Re: First build, need tips and tricks!

    nothing really ,just a lower line product.when you say audio file people here thing hertz,audison,zapco, cdt,morel,rainbow,arc audio,equipment in that nature.very high end




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    Yeah ok, sorry about that misunderstanding. I don't have 5000$ to put on my system, something like 600 to 700$ maximum, which I already spent 300 for Speakers + amp. So considering these criteria, whats the best thing I'd get for this price for the genre of music I listen to?




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    Also, my car is an old '92 Saturn SL2, if that helps. It rattles and it's annoying, but when I crank the volume up, I don't hear it.




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    Re: First build, need tips and tricks!

    get rid of the sony speakers ,put a decent set of components in the front,polks in the back,50 -75 watts rms 2 channel for the components and run the rears off the deck.as for woofers look on here for used ,you'll get better woofers for around the same or a little more than what you are going to pay for the polks at a store.also no cap ,not worth the money and they dont work,do the big 3 in instead it will help more.




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    You need to learn a bit more before you listen to ANY online review.



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    It doesnt take $5000 to have a top notch system. You just have to learn how to shop and what is value



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    Re: First build, need tips and tricks!

    I'm not fluent in Audio vocabulary, you're going to have to explain these things to me lol... I will get rid of the Sony speakers, don't worry. I stated so in my Original post.

    Also...
    I can't put polks in the back, I think my car rear speakers are 6x9, not sure... anyone can check or know, with my car model? Saturn '92 SL2.
    What's "running the rears off the deck" ?
    I'm also buying my stuff on eBay used and whatnot, not in stores. I'm not paying retail for these polks I got.
    What's doing "the big 3" ?

    Thanks for your help.

    ---------- Post added at 05:52 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:51 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by HazeGrey75 View Post
    It doesnt take $5000 to have a top notch system. You just have to learn how to shop and what is value
    I was just exaggerating a bit, but you get my point, I can't make something awesome with 700$. If there's a possibility of doing so, tell me what could be done for that price point?




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