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    Alright, I have a 2000 Toyota Solara, and I would like to get a better audio system. I want a new head unit, speakers, and subwoofer(s). I've never done this before, and as such would like to ask for advice, or suggestions. Also, I'm kind of confused about amp selection, as what would be needed. Overall, I just want my car's system to sound better, and need a few more experienced persons opinion.

    What I've been looking at (maybe) - Still need some wiring and amp choice at least... just looking at Crutchfield

    Alpine CDE-HD137BT - Head Unit - $219.99
    Alpine SPS-610C - 6 3/4s and Tweeters - $129.99
    Alpine SPS-619 - 6x9s - $119.99
    Alpine SWR-1223D - 2x Subs? - $239.98
    Sound Ordnance™ Bass Bunker - Ported Enclosure - $69.99







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    Re: $1,000 First Time System - Need Advice

    crutchfield's prices are ridiculous, i would look somewhere else like sonicelectronix. also i would actually take the advise you get from others who will reply.



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    Re: $1,000 First Time System - Need Advice

    i would diversify when it comes to the equipment, personally i like pioneer headunits, memphis door speakers, american bass amps and subs, and knukonceptz for wiring. though this time i might try some infinity door speakers since they are on sale right now.



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    Re: $1,000 First Time System - Need Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by RCXDerp View Post
    Alright, I have a 2000 Toyota Solara, and I would like to get a better audio system. I want a new head unit, speakers, and subwoofer(s). I've never done this before, and as such would like to ask for advice, or suggestions. Also, I'm kind of confused about amp selection, as what would be needed. Overall, I just want my car's system to sound better, and need a few more experienced persons opinion.

    What I've been looking at (maybe) - Still need some wiring and amp choice at least... just looking at Crutchfield

    Alpine CDE-HD137BT - Head Unit
    Alpine SPS-610C - 6 3/4s and Tweeters
    Alpine SPS-619 - 6x9s
    Alpine SWR-1223D - 2x Subs?
    Sound Ordnance™ Bass Bunker - Enclosure
    get off the alpine nut man.

    HU is fine I guess.
    Id run this. its a great deal right now
    Amazon.com: Pioneer DEH-P9400BH Mobile CD Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth and HD Radio Tuner: Car Electronics $140
    fronts?
    JBL MS-62C (MS62C) 6-1/2" 2-Way MS Component Car Speakers System $180.
    rears?
    ignore. (stockers) FREE $0
    Subs?
    Okay at most, but watch this. Alpine Type R Subwoofer Design Flaw - YouTube
    2 SSA gcons are great subs. $380ish
    Sundown sa 12 $300ish
    obsidian subs $280ish
    IA Lethal injections. $300ish
    AA havoc. $320ish
    For a box!? BUILD IT MAN.
    you can get great output out of a box you build for $40.
    and a design is cheap. $10-25. (more for extensive designs)
    roughly youll be at $800. now you need an amp?
    look used for deals.



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    Re: $1,000 First Time System - Need Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by marquez7890 View Post
    crutchfield's prices are ridiculous, i would look somewhere else like sonicelectronix
    Thanks for the tip, any suggestions for better parts?




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    Re: $1,000 First Time System - Need Advice

    Here's what id do with $1000.
    Head unit- Kenwood kdc352u
    Speakers- Incriminator Audio I series
    Sub- Incriminator Audio Death Row 12"
    Amp- Hifonics Brz1200.1
    Custom enclosure






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    Re: $1,000 First Time System - Need Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by winkychevelle View Post
    i would diversify when it comes to the equipment, personally i like pioneer headunits, memphis door speakers, american bass amps and subs, and knukonceptz for wiring. though this time i might try some infinity door speakers since they are on sale right now.
    Thanks for the opinion I'll look around more, the list was more of a round idea.




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    Re: $1,000 First Time System - Need Advice

    Are there any good guides on how to make a custom enclosure? Any links would be appreciated.




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    Re: $1,000 First Time System - Need Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by RCXDerp View Post
    Thanks for the opinion I'll look around more, the list was more of a round idea.
    my total system cost is like 1200 right now and all i lack is an 1/0 amp kit and door speakers. i even bought the box fro mobilesoundworks.com and its a good box not a cheap prefab but the same cost as a prefab.

    carstereogiant.com
    mobilesoundworks.com
    onlinecarstereo.com
    ssaudio.com/store
    sonixelectronic.com
    woofersetc.com
    knukonceptz.com

    all good sites crutchfield is good to just pricey i bet you could find all the product on your list cheaper elsewhere.



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