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    Need some opinions on a complete system build...

    I got myself a new car and i am wanting to put together a simple, good sounding system. I want to keep things simple and not get too crazy. The car is a Sonic Rs...its a small car that gets me good mpg on the drive to work.

    I listen to lots of rock and roll, some older rap and any thing else that sounds good to my ears. I have had some nice stereos but i am not very up to speed on the new stuff.

    I am 100% keeping the factory MyLink deck, but pretty much everything else is getting upgraded.

    Here is what i am thinking...

    Audio control LC6i to get RCAs and be able to correct the factory loudness...

    WoofersEtc.com - LC6i - AudioControl Six Channel Line Output Converter

    Alpine PDX-V9...i know the old Alpine stuff was nice, but dont know about the new stuff.

    WoofersEtc.com - PDX-V9 - Alpine 5 Channel 900 Watt Digital Amplifier

    I just pre-ordered a pair of sundown SD2-8's. They are exactly what i need due to space. I am going to build a small sealed box that will take up minimal space in the hatch for the subs.

    I need advice on some good sounding 6 1/2 component speakers. In the past i had some old Boston pro6.5 comps and really liked the sound of the silk tweeters, but i am open to whatever.

    So, is the Audio Control unit what i need? Is there a better amp choice? What components do i need?

    BTW...I am going to get a decent set of 2ways to put in the rear doors for fill that will run off the 3 and 4 channels.

    One of the big things is correcting the factory loudness. That is why i am wanting to run everything thru the convertor and off of a amp.

    What am i missing and where am i messing up? Help a guy out!







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    Re: Need some opinions on a complete system build...

    I hear great things about the CDT HD-61s. EF-61 would be a cheaper choice. @mylows10 ; should be able to help you out with pricing



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    Re: Need some opinions on a complete system build...

    I used a LC6I, because I didnt want to get a new HU. And I hated the LC6I. The have been known to introduce some "fuzz" to the system, and also sub thump when turning car on and off.

    I was warned about that, but bought one anyway. I had some fuzz, and some thump when I turned the car off, was so annoying. I ended up just buying a new HU, and im so much more happy with the new HU, no fuzz, no thump!

    This was in a 2009 lancer with upgraded rockford sound package, fyi




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    Re: Need some opinions on a complete system build...

    what you can do is get a nice eq or processor ,it will help a lot . also are you looking for smaller foot print amps because of the small space .do you have a budget ? i'm having a 1 day sale ending tomorrow at noon .this would be a great time to buy all new with warranties as well shipped to your door .i'm thinking a american bass vfl 1200 watt rms mono block amp ,with a matching 4 channel ,some cdt components hd61a with hd6e mids in the rear doors .you'll need an amp kit as well .everything i just mentioned is on sale til tomorrow ,i can give you a good deal on all of this .




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    Re: Need some opinions on a complete system build...

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    what you can do is get a nice eq or processor ,it will help a lot . also are you looking for smaller foot print amps because of the small space .do you have a budget ? i'm having a 1 day sale ending tomorrow at noon .this would be a great time to buy all new with warranties as well shipped to your door .i'm thinking a american bass vfl 1200 watt rms mono block amp ,with a matching 4 channel ,some cdt components hd61a with hd6e mids in the rear doors .you'll need an amp kit as well .everything i just mentioned is on sale til tomorrow ,i can give you a good deal on all of this .
    Yeah...i want to keep the amp or amps small. I want good sounds but i dont want to use up all the storage area with amps and subs. I would be very interested in a price on the components and some wiring. Shoot me a PM.

    BTW...how do the American Bass amps compare to the Alpine that i listed?




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    just as good maybe even a bit better i run them myself on a stock alt and extra battery .i'm running the vfl 4480 and vfl 150.4 with very little voltage drop .pm coming




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    Re: Need some opinions on a complete system build...

    So the Audio control LC6i is known to have some "fuzz". What other options are there?

    I really want to run everything off a single amp just for space reasons. Actually i have a few old amps that would easily do the job but the are BIG and i dont have much space to work with.

    Someone asked what my budget is? Well i dont want to spend millions but i would much rather spend a little extra to get good sound. I was planning to spend about $1500 but have no problem spending a little extra.

    I am sure there are many combos of multiple amps that will do more than the alpine i listed but are there any 5 channels that are a better choice near the same price? I would really like a DD SS5 but they are nearly $1k and have a pretty big footprint.




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    Re: Need some opinions on a complete system build...

    Then a jl clean sweep would work American bass has. A 5 channel for 240 from me. Til noon 120 rms x4 and 800 rms on the sub channel I personally don't like running 5-6 channel amps to run my whole system




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    Re: Need some opinions on a complete system build...

    So i got all my door speakers ordered thanks to mylows10. CDT components for the front and a set of mids for rear fill.

    I really would like some opinions on what convertor/processor to run? Does the Audio Control LC6I really create "fuzz"? Is the JL cleansweep a better option? Does someone else make one that i am missing?

    What is everyones opinion on the American Bass 5channel? It seems like it is a perfect fit for what i need.

    THANKS!




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    Re: Need some opinions on a complete system build...

    Was doing a little looking around and found this...

    WoofersEtc.com - LCQ-1 GREY - Audio Control 6 Channel Line Output Converter with EQ

    I guess its not a very good choice if the Audio Control stuff is making fuzz, but i think have the EQ would be very helpful. Anyone using one of these?




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