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    Help out this poor white trash system.

    I have about $100-200 to spend on my car sound system. It’s a 1998 Rav4. I didn’t get the AC fixed because it would cost the value of the car. I replaced the stock cassette HU (i think what u call it) deck after about 11 years when it broke. Sony MEX-BT2800 (52x4 watts) unit. I have a 2011 Rav4 and this 1998 Rav4 is a 2nd car.


    I have read for 4 days and my understanding/ assumptions:
    - I can’t get crap for Bass from 6.5” round speaker.
    - Running HU powered Speakers is crap.
    - Most aftermarket 6.5” speakers are not balance tuned. If I purchase a pair they will be tuned to tweet and hi-mids and hi-bass. Exactly what I don’t want.
    - The 1998 Rav4, I have read, gets water in the doors and the speakers rust/ deteriorate. I think one is crap already. Car won't last that much longer anyway though so rusting a new pair is low concern..
    - I live mile from Fry’s for soundproofing, etc.
    - I listen to Alternative, dubstep, and kiddie tunes.
    - Only Amps I can find are out of my price range
    - Underseat subs ****. Most Amazon reviews question sound and reliability of them
    - I use the WHOLE of my rav4 kids soccer, camping etc. and have no room for a box sub. I’m not sure where i would wall install a assume low profile sub.
    - While I did wire my HU, I’m not sure about pulling wiring through a car, adding additional power wires or speaker cables. But I can be adventurous.
    - I’m slightly tone def. So perfect tones is not absolute.
    - 2 way speakers are better overall than 3 way speakers???

    I’m desperate to find
    A) An inexpensive 4-5 channel amp to power my speakers.
    B) I would like to find a way to wall install a low profile sub on a 1998 rav4 (haven’t found) or
    C) I would like to find balanced 6.5” round speakers.

    The used systems on here are expensive. Frankly I’m looking at cheap system. So far i'm weighing:
    Pioneer TS-A1674R
    Polk Audio DB651
    Pioneer TS-A1684R
    MonoPrice UV Resistant 6-1/2 Inches 2-Way Marine Speaker {won't let me link Id #8555 }

    Any help appreciated.







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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    Quote Originally Posted by zyphlus View Post
    Help out this poor white trash system.

    I have about $100-200 to spend on my car sound system. It’s a 1998 Rav4. I didn’t get the AC fixed because it would cost the value of the car. I replaced the stock cassette HU (i think what u call it) deck after about 11 years when it broke. Sony MEX-BT2800 (52x4 watts) unit. I have a 2011 Rav4 and this 1998 Rav4 is a 2nd car.


    I have read for 4 days and my understanding/ assumptions:
    - I can’t get crap for Bass from 6.5” round speaker.
    - Running HU powered Speakers is crap.
    - Most aftermarket 6.5” speakers are not balance tuned. If I purchase a pair they will be tuned to tweet and hi-mids and hi-bass. Exactly what I don’t want.
    - The 1998 Rav4, I have read, gets water in the doors and the speakers rust/ deteriorate. I think one is crap already. Car won't last that much longer anyway though so rusting a new pair is low concern..
    - I live mile from Fry’s for soundproofing, etc.
    - I listen to Alternative, dubstep, and kiddie tunes.
    - Only Amps I can find are out of my price range
    - Underseat subs ****. Most Amazon reviews question sound and reliability of them
    - I use the WHOLE of my rav4 kids soccer, camping etc. and have no room for a box sub. I’m not sure where i would wall install a assume low profile sub.
    - While I did wire my HU, I’m not sure about pulling wiring through a car, adding additional power wires or speaker cables. But I can be adventurous.
    - I’m slightly tone def. So perfect tones is not absolute.
    - 2 way speakers are better overall than 3 way speakers???

    I’m desperate to find
    A) An inexpensive 4-5 channel amp to power my speakers.
    B) I would like to find a way to wall install a low profile sub on a 1998 rav4 (haven’t found) or
    C) I would like to find balanced 6.5” round speakers.

    Frankly I’m looking at cheap system. The used systems on here are expensive.Pioneer TS-A1674R
    Polk Audio DB651
    Pioneer TS-A1684R
    MonoPrice UV Resistant 6-1/2 Inches 2-Way Marine Speaker {won't let me link Id #8555 }

    Any help appreciated.
    come back with stacks then we'll talk.




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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    i could prolly set you up with something cheap that will give better sound ,but $100 isnt gonna do much of anything




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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    $100?

    I'll hook you up with an 8-track player & some 4" Delco paper cone speakers




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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    parts express has some buy outs speakers that might fit your needs




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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    Quote Originally Posted by naughtyca View Post
    parts express has some buy outs speakers that might fit your needs
    You could go with aq pro mids and tweets 80 for pair of each. Spend rest on amp



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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    my car wire was more then 100$




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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    Quote Originally Posted by Imtjnotu View Post
    my car wire was more then 100$
    my fuze holders are more than 100




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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelfromva View Post
    You could go with aq pro mids and tweets 80 for pair of each. Spend rest on amp
    I wouldn't go that direction. They are not a very good product over all.

    If you are just trying to replace your stock speakers there are a few options that you could go with, but as said $100 is a very low budget but it is possible.




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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-rabbit View Post
    I wouldn't go that direction. They are not a very good product over all.

    If you are just trying to replace your stock speakers there are a few options that you could go with, but as said $100 is a very low budget but it is possible.
    What would be better for the price and still sound good?



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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    Come-on guys i didn't title it "Rich cheap guy." Is there anyway I can replace a probably rusted and old stock speaker and end up sounding better? If you had to choose a crap speaker line with better bass what would it be?




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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    Alpine SPS? better than nothing...




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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    if your not replacing with another stock paper cone speaker or matting the doors ,you will not get the results your looking for




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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    Jbl gto?




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    Re: Help out this poor white trash system.

    go to sonic electronix and look around for speakers....stick with coaxial speakers for now as they will be cheaper




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