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    Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    I'm getting a 6.5 component set of kappas and a regular 6.5 set of kappas.

    the amp I'm looking at running them is a hifonics 100.4 amp. do you think I could go more or less power? and also since I'm running the speakers off the amp, is there any real reason to get a more expensive receiver, other than looking nicer?







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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    You can get a used Alpine PDX4.100 used in good shape for the price of that amp and be much better off



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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    no you cant.




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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    Sorry lol but ya if you have a decent amp you going to want a decent deck to. But then again you may be happy with the one you have now. What do ya got?




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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    Quote Originally Posted by jj4475 View Post
    no you cant.
    I got my 2.150 for $100. so yes you can if you look



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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    many of the factory decks now are quite nice and many of them are complete junk
    What car do you have?




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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    I'm thinking about the JVC-KW-XR610 receiver, and I am in an 04 cadillac cts




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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    The deck in that car is fine - changing it would be your personal preference.
    Based on your speaker choices, it does not look like you are an audiofile you are just looking for a good clean sound and that factory deck would do just fine.




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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    so I don't need to replace the deck? I was planning on adding subs eventually




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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    You should be able to add subs to a factory deck, just need an adapter if I'm not mistaken.

    BUT IMHO it's wayyyy easier to go aftermarket to add subs. Rather than modifying the factory wiring (if needed) for the factory deck to run subs. Just make sure you have the factory wiring adapter for your vehicle. Like ~8$ from any local car audio shop for the adapter unless you ordered from crutchfield. They'll give you installation tools free depending on what you need.
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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    Nah dont have to replace it to add a sub and amp

    But yes like said above its easier and recommended Iam sure to just get a aftermarket HU




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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    if I didn't have to replace the head unit that would be amazing. I wouldn't have to get the big kit thing and there is a $100 harness wire thing I have to buy. if I don't replace the head unit I won't have to buy all those extra pieces I can just hook the speakers straight up to the receiver?




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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    Check the rockford fosgate 360s, JL cleansweep and Audiocontrol line drivers. Much better then a cheap LOC and will not cut off low freq when the volume goes up like the deck will do through a normal cheap LOC



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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    I've decided to switch to a kicker zx350.4 amp. I guess I just need to figure out whether or not I'm going to replace the hu. if I could just replace the speakers and add an amp it would be so much cheaper but I guess it wouldn't sound as good =\




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    Re: Is this amp/speaker setup good?

    If you use one of the units I mentioned it would sound better then a aftermarket cheap HU



    • 2010 Scion tC
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    • Hertz HV 165XL
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    • JL ZR800
    • 2 x DD 9512i
    • Singer 300 amp 15.1v bypass, 3 XS D3400s
    • Viper 5701 with Smart Start

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