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    Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    Hey! So, I'm getting my first car soon -- a Ford Fiesta, but I'm waiting for the spring 2014 model release -- and my dad went on about how he did all this stuff to his car and how it was my turn to do such to mine. As such, I've got some money for well, modifications. I'd rather not go over $1000, and I've been asking around.

    As a 16-year-old, all of my friends are about the same age and interested solely in volume. I'd rather get something with sound clarity as well. I've heard about Memphis subs and Kickers at school, but figured some veteran audiophiles could help me out?







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    Re: Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    Don't go kicker. What do you want to know?



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    Re: Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    Well, I suppose I'd like to know some brands that are known for having clear sound. I'd probably only really push the volume on something when the abilities of the bass are questioned by a friend or classmate, heh. Also, what all should I really get? I know wires, amp, subs... Is there anything else I should get, and would it be able to be purchased for a total price under 1k?




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    Re: Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by cynic View Post
    Well, I suppose I'd like to know some brands that are known for having clear sound. I'd probably only really push the volume on something when the abilities of the bass are questioned by a friend or classmate, heh. Also, what all should I really get? I know wires, amp, subs... Is there anything else I should get, and would it be able to be purchased for a total price under 1k?
    1k is a good start but you'll end up spending more prolly if u want a decent system.
    Some good brands of amps are
    Crescendo, dc, sundown, American bass, Memphis, and audioque.
    Some good sub brands are
    Dc, ssa, sundown, ascendant audio, mmats, audioque, American bass, and dd.
    Good wire brands are
    Audiotechnix, knukonceptz, stinger, shok industries.
    There's lots of brands I missed I'm sure but its a start. Haha



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    Re: Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    You could get a crescendo bc2000.1 for I think its 379, 2 ab xfl 12s (that's what I have) for cheapz. Hit up mylows10 for a price. And a 0 gauge kit from knukonceptz for like 80$ or something. All for around 1k$ and you'd be decently loud.



    01 Silverado 2500hd (gasser. :/)
    Four custom mmats juggernaut 12's. (For sale, or trade for guy stuff or a 2k amp + cash.)
    Amp undecided..?


    Bought from: Jayzbent, mylows10, logan527, Timmy13091, wingsfreak9, Underfire
    Traded with: mylows10(x2), knowmadic
    Sold to: 03silverado03, foomanchu, heel4lyfe, Timmy13091, wErd

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    Re: Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by garretttt4 View Post
    You could get a crescendo bc2000.1 for I think its 379, 2 ab xfl 12s (that's what I have) for cheapz. Hit up mylows10 for a price. And a 0 gauge kit from knukonceptz for like 80$ or something. All for around 1k$ and you'd be decently loud.
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    Re: Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    Alright, thanks. Fortunately, I've opted to wait for the 2014 to be released, so I've got a bit to hear different recommendations and whatnot.

    Heh, got ninja'd. Alright, so sealed or ported for the enclosure, hm? Also, I'm fine with advice not to get a kicker sub, but what's the deal with them anyway? I mean, I've noticed they're square...

    I spotted 2 L7 12"s with a high wattage (~4000+) amp for about 600 without enclosures.




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    Re: Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by dvcevoblack View Post
    Don't forget Subwoofer Enclosure

    If you're for looking SQ ONLY, go sealed
    If you're for looking SQ and SPL go ported
    If you're for looking for SPL go ported
    O ya forgot. He'd still have like 80$ left over. Can buy a sheet of NSF for 35 and kaulk for like 5 and screws so he'd have like exactly 1k spent. And what kinda car is that in ur avatar?



    01 Silverado 2500hd (gasser. :/)
    Four custom mmats juggernaut 12's. (For sale, or trade for guy stuff or a 2k amp + cash.)
    Amp undecided..?


    Bought from: Jayzbent, mylows10, logan527, Timmy13091, wingsfreak9, Underfire
    Traded with: mylows10(x2), knowmadic
    Sold to: 03silverado03, foomanchu, heel4lyfe, Timmy13091, wErd

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    Re: Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by cynic View Post
    Alright, thanks. Fortunately, I've opted to wait for the 2014 to be released, so I've got a bit to hear different recommendations and whatnot.

    Heh, got ninja'd. Alright, so sealed or ported for the enclosure, hm? Also, I'm fine with advice not to get a kicker sub, but what's the deal with them anyway? I mean, I've noticed they're square...

    I spotted 2 L7 12"s with a high wattage (~4000+) amp for about 600 without enclosures.
    They just ****. And yes if u want loud go ported for sq and accurate tight bass go sealed.



    01 Silverado 2500hd (gasser. :/)
    Four custom mmats juggernaut 12's. (For sale, or trade for guy stuff or a 2k amp + cash.)
    Amp undecided..?


    Bought from: Jayzbent, mylows10, logan527, Timmy13091, wingsfreak9, Underfire
    Traded with: mylows10(x2), knowmadic
    Sold to: 03silverado03, foomanchu, heel4lyfe, Timmy13091, wErd

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    Re: Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by garretttt4 View Post
    And what kinda car is that in ur avatar?
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    Re: Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    I'd likely go sealed, then.




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    Quote Originally Posted by dvcevoblack View Post
    The answer is in my sig
    Whoops. Lol but damn. That thing is Hottt as fuck!!!!



    01 Silverado 2500hd (gasser. :/)
    Four custom mmats juggernaut 12's. (For sale, or trade for guy stuff or a 2k amp + cash.)
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    Bought from: Jayzbent, mylows10, logan527, Timmy13091, wingsfreak9, Underfire
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    Re: Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    What's with the sealed recommendations? He's 16 and said he'd like to be able to call upon some output when needed. I doubt he's rolling into the MECA SQ finals this year.

    With $1k...

    I'd leave the stock HU in. Maybe even give the stock speakers a chance too (for now) and just add a sub stage.

    I'd get a decent LOC like the AudioControl LC2i - $80
    Solid 1k or so mono - $250ish
    A good to great 600-750w sub like the Obsidian, Sundown, or Tantric - $150-225


    Install will be a 1/0 wiring kit - $80
    Big 3 kit - $50
    And get some deadener - $100
    You can get all of that from AudioTechnix.

    That's like $700ish and a great start. That leaves $300 or so for install or box or whatever.



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    Re: Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    Thanks. If something's just barely pushing over 1k, I could go for it. I have 2k, but am saving a bit. I was going to get a 2013 mustang as part of a deal with my parents that said if I got a full ride to a university I could get one, but the insurance was more than the car note x.x

    I'm pretty sure I could ask my neighbor to help me install -- he's modded cars quite a bit.




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    Re: Brand new to this audio game. Looking for suggestions?

    We really need to know what sort of space you wanna give up before anyone gives a suggestions...




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