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    ok..my son is graduating HS and is getting a 2004 Rav4 hand me down from his sister. To make the transition a little less painful a new stereo system (stock now) is the perk. The budget is $1000 and I will be doing the install (even though my last was on my 1968 Camaro back in the 80's). I've always found forums to have the best advice so I'm asking for your help. Looking for:

    1. head unit (bluetooth-iphone-pandora)
    2. amp-4 channel
    3. 4 speakers-looks like 6 1/2 will fit front and rear and component as tweeters are separate up front
    4. wiring system
    5. sub-to be added at a later time so not in budget

    My initial idea:

    1. JVC Arsenal KW-ADV64BT
    2. a. PPI Phantom 900.4
    b. AQ120.4
    c. Alpine MRX 65
    d. Infinity KappaFour
    3. Polk db6501 (front and rear)
    4. unsure

    thanks in advance for the input/ideas and please don't be a hater that my son has to drive a Rav4 and I drove a '68 camaro ; )







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    Re: suggestions on system with $1000 budget

    I own the polk db6501's, much better can be had for the money. Look at rainbow, ID, etc. I even think soundstream sounds better.

    If you buy used on these forums, you'll get much better deals. Just fyi.

    I like the JVC for it's 4v outs

    I think you could do better, cheaper buying used and afford the substage if you build the box yourself. /2cents




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    Re: suggestions on system with $1000 budget

    yeah...Been away from it for awhile so not sure whats out there..what use to be good isn't now and vice-versa...




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    Re: suggestions on system with $1000 budget

    Quote Originally Posted by rxnet View Post
    yeah...Been away from it for awhile so not sure whats out there..what use to be good isn't now and vice-versa...
    i have quite a few old school amps that will be well within your budget,that deliver some power along with some SQ too.Head unit seems to be fine,I just picked up a Kenwood KDC396 that has 3 rca oiutputs @4v ea, for a low price on AudioSavings(on Sale)and is easy to work,looks great(like $108 shipped I think),The Polk DB speakers I have/am running atm in my Honda crv up front till I do some modification,and do very nice for the money spent.They do/sound best with approx. 50rms on them with a bass cap,and scream($100 bucks for a set of 4 on ebay shipped,hard to beat for the price),Id run a min of 4ga supply wiring kit,for ampsand do the big three on the vehicle,and maybe add a small 600-800 Kinetick batt in the rear would be beneficial.RamDesigns has 0ga Big 3 kits available that he can send you/precut with measurements that you need,and you just bolt them right up,saving you time, and a bit of the tedious work involved on the connections.1 pair of good tens will be great in there/12s,I personally run @2ohms on my subs,mainly due to old school cheater amps I have/utilize.American Bass subs are grat budget subs, or Alpine TypeR will be a great choice that is within your budget that will pound for the money.build your own box to save some funds,and get the most out of the subs,verses a prefab POS box
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    Re: suggestions on system with $1000 budget

    Subs/suggestion
    New American Bass TNT1044 10" 1200W Car Audio Subwoofer Sub 1200 Watt | eBay
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/360512444557...84.m1436.l2649 Decent kit that will get things going..XS is made by Stinger,decent quality wiring kit,and a killer deal for what you get here




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    Re: suggestions on system with $1000 budget

    Two Eclipse Amps 34230 and 33240 | eBay
    Id hurry up, and pic these badas es up!!




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    Re: suggestions on system with $1000 budget

    thanks for the advice!!! I will get back to the subs later in the thread...with some research I have considered:

    1. Pioneer HU AVH-P4400BH - seems to get reviews and I like the possiblity of nav upgrade
    2. speakers- I like the deal on the Polk DB651 but these are two way and not component and the Rav has separate tweeter spots..so do I just go with these and bypass the stock tweeters...go with the DB651 and add /replace stock tweeters...go with component speakers..
    3. Amp-still undecided- I like the value on the PP900.4 but confused on the crossover portion of the amp..I do run live sound and understand the concept but the manual is very unclear on the programing settings for this amp
    4. wiring-Xscorpion great deal..I would just need to buy additional set of RCA cables and some speaker wire 14 gauge???

    thanks for the help!!




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    Re: suggestions on system with $1000 budget

    Quote Originally Posted by rxnet View Post
    thanks for the advice!!! I will get back to the subs later in the thread...with some research I have considered:

    1. Pioneer HU AVH-P4400BH - seems to get reviews and I like the possiblity of nav upgrade
    2. speakers- I like the deal on the Polk DB651 but these are two way and not component and the Rav has separate tweeter spots..so do I just go with these and bypass the stock tweeters...go with the DB651 and add /replace stock tweeters...go with component speakers..
    3. Amp-still undecided- I like the value on the PP900.4 but confused on the crossover portion of the amp..I do run live sound and understand the concept but the manual is very unclear on the programing settings for this amp
    4. wiring-Xscorpion great deal..I would just need to buy additional set of RCA cables and some speaker wire 14 gauge???

    thanks for the help!!
    1. I have a pioneer avh-p4200dvd and it has the option to add nav on top of it and honestly, I wouldn't recommend it. The add-on is crazy expensive, it's better to just buy one that already has it if you want nav. Or you can buy my pioneer lol
    2. Go with components...always
    3. I have the p900.4, if you want to know about the xover and how it works pm me, i've figured it out lol
    4. 14awg is probably good enough

    btw, any sub?



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    Re: suggestions on system with $1000 budget

    i can do the whole system including the sub and box for 1000 plus paypal fees
    a cdt com 626 component ,speaker set frt and back $220
    a american bass ph 5100 5 channel amp $340
    mt dd 1508 sub in a 4th order box $250
    audio tecknix 4 gauge amp kit $40
    2 extra rca 16 ft $25
    ____

    $ 675
    leaves 325 for the deck which i may be able to do at that price as well plus paypal fees too




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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: suggestions on system with $1000 budget

    MYLOWS10- hmmmm...interesting and I appreciate the offer.....few questions if you dont mind..
    1.how do the speakers compare to the polkdb651 and would they fit my RAV4
    2. specs on the amp I cant seem to find
    3. shipping to NJ?

    thx!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by rxnet View Post
    MYLOWS10- hmmmm...interesting and I appreciate the offer.....few questions if you dont mind..
    1.how do the speakers compare to the polkdb651
    2. specs on the amp I cant seem to find
    3. shipping

    thx!!
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    amp is 120 watts rms x 4 and 800 x 1 at 1 ohm
    everything is new except the sub,with warranty and shipped
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    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    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.
    NOR CAL DB DRAG JUDGE
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    Re: suggestions on system with $1000 budget

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    i can do the whole system including the sub and box for 1000 plus paypal fees
    a cdt com 626 component ,speaker set frt and back $220
    a american bass ph 5100 5 channel amp $340
    mt dd 1508 sub in a 4th order box $250
    audio tecknix 4 gauge amp kit $40
    2 extra rca 16 ft $25
    ____

    $ 675
    leaves 325 for the deck which i may be able to do at that price as well plus paypal fees too
    Wow!!Thats hooking a man up right there!!




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    Re: suggestions on system with $1000 budget

    Quote Originally Posted by rxnet View Post
    MYLOWS10- hmmmm...interesting and I appreciate the offer.....few questions if you dont mind..
    1.how do the speakers compare to the polkdb651 and would they fit my RAV4
    2. specs on the amp I cant seem to find
    3. shipping to NJ?

    thx!!
    CDT speakers are fantastic/especially components..One hell of a price on the package mentioned..




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    Quote Originally Posted by audiobaun View Post
    Wow!!Thats hooking a man up right there!!
    i know.hey will send me your shipping info to my email jims95s10@yahoo.com




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
    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: suggestions on system with $1000 budget

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    i know.hey will send me your shipping info to my email jims95s10@yahoo.com
    Will do sir!!I cant wait to get that MiNi hooked up..Excited to get it..I thank you sir!..Excellent deal on an entire system hook up,with great car audio equipment for that Rav.!!




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