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    New car needs sound!

    2013 silverado - stock stereo is...less than spectacular.

    While I'm a home-audio nut, I'm a car-audio idiot.

    Please point me in a direction...brand of speakers? Can I keep the "head" of this system? Decent subwoofer? Etc...

    Just to be clear: I will research the snot out of your recommendations. I am a true believer that you get what you pay for, and I am not fond of the saying "pretty nice for the money." It's either good or it isn't - but it may also be a great value! I also love my music clear, neutral and occasionally loud.

    Let’s get started!

    Thanks in advance for your input…







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    Re: New car needs sound!

    What's your budget?






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    Re: New car needs sound!

    Honestly, "it depends."

    Will a new set of good speakers (and nothing else) be enough for me? If so, I am willing to pay for them. If I need a whole new shebang, then we'll need a little compromise.

    Let's say $1200, and go from there. Am I way low? High? Help!!




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    Re: New car needs sound!

    2 american bass xd 8s get loud in my silverado. ygpm



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    Re: New car needs sound!

    You'll probably be happy with a good set of components up front and a single 10 or 12" in the back w/ a couple amps to power both the front stage and substage.

    What type of factory unit is up front? Nav? Regular cd player?

    What size speakers in the front doors?

    Standard cab, ext ect....



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    Re: New car needs sound!

    I don't know what size speakers are in there, but - it's extended cab, NOT the Bose upgrade system, Regular GM stereo (w/cd, but no nav).

    This truck is three days old. Those speakers rattle.




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    Re: New car needs sound!

    i had 2 10w3's that got decently loud on 1000watts downfire under the backseat of my 08 ext cab . better can be had for less money depends how much bang you want .



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    Re: New car needs sound!

    Get a decent set of comps: Products - The Home of the World's Finest Loudspeakers, and World Championship Car Audio Speaker Systems.

    Get a 10 or 12 inch sub and a decent LOC to run the amps through the stock HU and you should be good to go...

    It'll be a vast improvement over what's in there now and 1200 is a decent budget to get good quality equipment.




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    Re: New car needs sound!

    Ok you need 6.5 components up frt. look at the cdt es62im. Also an amp for them I suggest the mmats 6150 6 channel amp. 2 b2 8's under the rear seat or sa8v2 you'll need power wires and either a sound processor or eq if you want to use the stock deck along with a loc I can give you prices for the whole system if you like




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    Re: New car needs sound!

    Wow excellent input! Fast too, thanks, all. Sure,mylows10, send the prices along.

    Newbie Q's: Seems answered, but - I can keep my factory head? (This is relevant because of bluetooth, onstar, and XM).
    Also - Where can put any amps? Subwoofer, under rear seat, no problem. The seat folds up, but i can stack stuff on a sub box when needed. What do people do with the amplifiers?




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    Re: New car needs sound!

    I have a 97 z71 extra cab. My amps are on the back wall behind the seat and yes subs and box under the seat. I'll send you some prices and links in an hour when I get back to the shop




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    Re: New car needs sound!

    amps can generally be put anywhere, under the bucket seats depending on their size, or mounted behind the rear seat is where i had my bigger amp when i had a truck, never had any problems.




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