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    New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    Hi all. I'm just getting started on upgrading the audio on my 97 Altima GXE, and having been sent this way b one of the helpful guys on the other forum, I thought I'd post my setup idea and see what y'all think. Just to answer a few preliminary questions... Yes, I am including a rear stage, because I am a classical musician and am very used to having sound all around me. Also, I often travel with passengers, and I like for them to enjoy the same level of sound as I do. I listen to an extreme variety of music, from classical to rock to techno to just about anything else, so I want a versatile system that can handle anything with equal aplomb. Finally, being a college student, I want the best quality for the least amount of money, but I don't have a problem paying for the best. So, without further ado, here's the setup:

    Head Unit: Eclipse CD5444
    Front Speakers: Pair of Diamond Audio HEX S500s and 6.0mx3 (midrange mounted in doors, midbass and tweeters in custom kickpanels) Components
    Rear Speakers: Pair of Diamond Audio HEX S600s Components (in custom rear enclosure)
    Amplifier: Memphis Audio Memphis Belle MC1300D Amp
    Subwoofer: Diamond Audio TDX 12D4 12" Sub (In custom enclosure)

    The guy that's doing the install is doing everything in 4ohm wire, and is wiring everything to the amp and then out to the HU. All told, including all parts and installation, it'll be somewhere in the neighboorhood of $2500-$3000, depending on what kind of deal I can get on the Eclipse and the Diamonds. So, let me know what you think!







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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    everything sounds nice!

    BTW, wtf is 4ohm wire?

    should ditch the rearfill and amp the front components




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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    WOW you can get that **** for WAYYYYYYYYYYY CHEAPERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR OMG IF YOU PAY 3000 grand you a ****en retard............




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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    No need to flame the dude.




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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Exploder 97
    WOW you can get that **** for WAYYYYYYYYYYY CHEAPERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR OMG IF YOU PAY 3000 grand you a ****en retard............
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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Exploder 97
    WOW you can get that **** for WAYYYYYYYYYYY CHEAPERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR OMG IF YOU PAY 3000 grand you a ****en retard............
    Agreed, he could get them cheaper, but he's probally getting them from an authorized dealer which means he'll get a WARRENTY.




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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    if he said the exact words "4ohm wire", i'd happily walk out and take my money elsewhere...




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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Radar
    No need to flame the dude.
    lets start helping him then, shall we?



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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Exploder 97
    WOW you can get that **** for WAYYYYYYYYYYY CHEAPERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR OMG IF YOU PAY 3000 grand you a ****en retard............


    NO FLAME INTENTED,, I WAS STATING IF HE WOULD GO AHEAD AND PAY 3 GRAND FOR THAT STUFF HE WOULD BE RETARTED,,,,, I WAS HELPING HIM OUT,, SO SHUSH,,,, KTHNXBYE ERIC


    did you mean 4 gauge wire instaed of 4 ohm wire sir?




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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    I guess......

    Yeah he probably went to a dealer which is fine, he gets a warrenty, and by the looks of it everything installed . If hes got the money and doesnt feel like installing it himself more power to him.




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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    i could goto a local dealer and get all that **** installed for like *does some calculations* umm alot less, with warrenty




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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    It all depends where youre located and what the local dealer charges for labor and everything else.




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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    he's located in Indy, so my guess is more than likely he's getting it done at Ovation?




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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

    Actually, the $3k was at retail. Yes, I am in Indy, but I'm having the guys at Soundsational at 86th and Michigan do it. I've seen they're setups, and they do really nice work. Anyway, to elaborate, I'm actually getting a much better deal than it would appear on any of the Diamond components... Somewhere in the neighborhood of 25-50% off retail, depending on what I buy. I chose to go pro on this for a couple of reasons... First off, if I'm spending mad cash on sound, I don't want to have it screwed up and be totally SOL. So, with these guys I have a lifetime warranty on the install, plus the Mfgr warranty. He's doing everything in custom enclosures, with the front and rear components in custom kickpanels. I'm having him wire all the speakers to the amp, and then run the amp to the head unit. So, keeping that in mind, one more question.

    I've heard great things about Adire and Resonant Engineering subs. I haven't had a chance to hear them, but for those of you that have and have heard the TDX's, whaddya think?




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    Re: New System, New Member, Some Advice?

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