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    Icon14 Requesting advice on new Toyota Highlander setup, shopping for head unit, amps, woofs

    I recently purchased a 2002 Toyota Highlander mid sized SUV with stock audio. So far I've replaced the front-door (Hertz ESK 165L) , and rear-door speakers (Infinity Kappa 3-way), and I'm decently happy with the new stuff I got, but now I'm shopping for head unit, amps, and woofer (s).

    I am familiar with audio technology, but I've been "out of the game" for ~12 years.
    I'm after decent loudness, but more importantly accurate sound. I'm willing to consider new or used components. I'm a new member here. I'm not allowed yet to post all the links for each item yet. (all these are Crutchfield)

    I'm considering these new items: Your advice is requested and appreciated.
    Head unit: Alpine CDE-123 $170

    Front Amp: Boston Acoustics GTA-704 4-channel car amplifier — 70 watts RMS x 4, $173

    Rear Amp: Alpine MRP-M500 Mono subwoofer amplifier — 500 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms $200

    Woofer: I'm planning to put a single 10" woofer in a tuned box in the back. I'm after natural souding, tight bass, without losing more space than I must.
    JL Audio 10W1v2-4, W1v2 Series 10" 4-ohm subwoofer $140

    Box: Sound Ordnance™ Bass Bunker Sealed single 10" subwoofer enclosure (Model BB10-75S) $60

    Are all of these decent "bang for the buck" items?
    Should I look at something else?
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    Re: Requesting advice on new Toyota Highlander setup, shopping for head unit, amps, w

    OK,

    Some of my shopping is done, thanks to the help of fellow forum members

    I'm still thinking about what to drive these with: Front-Hertz ESK 165L's 100w-cont

    But these issues are solved:
    PowerBass Autosound ASA 600.1 on the way!
    Image Dynamics IDQ-10 dual 4ohm sub, on the way!

    Now to think about power wires, and woofer box.



    4-door SUV
    HU-Eclipse CD7200 mk II (OMG)
    Front door-Hertz ESK 165L's (sweet)
    Rear door-Infinity Kappa 6.5" 3-ways (OK for now)
    4-ch Front-Scosche EFX Hyperdrive HD4300
    Sub-Image Dynamics-IDQ10V3.D2-10" (nice)
    PowerBass Autosound ASA 600.1 (nice)

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    Re: Requesting advice on new Toyota Highlander setup, shopping for head unit, amps, w





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    Re: Requesting advice on new Toyota Highlander setup, shopping for head unit, amps, w

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    Cool, thanks.

    Crutchfield wanted $150



    4-door SUV
    HU-Eclipse CD7200 mk II (OMG)
    Front door-Hertz ESK 165L's (sweet)
    Rear door-Infinity Kappa 6.5" 3-ways (OK for now)
    4-ch Front-Scosche EFX Hyperdrive HD4300
    Sub-Image Dynamics-IDQ10V3.D2-10" (nice)
    PowerBass Autosound ASA 600.1 (nice)

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    Re: Requesting advice on new Toyota Highlander setup, shopping for head unit, amps, w

    yea too much ,i can send you a scosche 4 gauge ofc kit for like 60 shipped brand new also




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    cdt 6.5 es 6 im mids,cdt es 010 tweets,es 02 mids ,mx1000 3 way x overs , sky high and stinger hpm o gauge wires ,also 2 tantric hdd 15's in a 9.5. ^3 ported no wall box 11.5 octo port.
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    Re: Requesting advice on new Toyota Highlander setup, shopping for head unit, amps, w

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    yea too much ,i can send you a scosche 4 gauge ofc kit for like 60 shipped brand new also
    Hmmm. Thanks...

    When I feel less ill, I will try to get more info on this to better understand what is included in this scoshe kit.



    4-door SUV
    HU-Eclipse CD7200 mk II (OMG)
    Front door-Hertz ESK 165L's (sweet)
    Rear door-Infinity Kappa 6.5" 3-ways (OK for now)
    4-ch Front-Scosche EFX Hyperdrive HD4300
    Sub-Image Dynamics-IDQ10V3.D2-10" (nice)
    PowerBass Autosound ASA 600.1 (nice)

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    Re: Requesting advice on new Toyota Highlander setup, shopping for head unit, amps, w

    If u can, get a kicker hyperflex 4ga kit. Its by far my favorite wire to use



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    Re: Requesting advice on new Toyota Highlander setup, shopping for head unit, amps, w

    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatestpenn View Post
    If u can, get a kicker hyperflex 4ga kit. Its by far my favorite wire to use
    Thanks



    4-door SUV
    HU-Eclipse CD7200 mk II (OMG)
    Front door-Hertz ESK 165L's (sweet)
    Rear door-Infinity Kappa 6.5" 3-ways (OK for now)
    4-ch Front-Scosche EFX Hyperdrive HD4300
    Sub-Image Dynamics-IDQ10V3.D2-10" (nice)
    PowerBass Autosound ASA 600.1 (nice)

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