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    first system, i need some advice plz

    hi, sup? i just a car and i want to put in a nice system with nice loud sound and something that looks impressive as well..i am very new at this so im just getting into it , i would like any of u to help me out with some suggestions as to what to put in to my car for what i want.
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    What type of music do you mostly listen too
    What are you expecting to pay
    How much air space (space in trunk, hatch, etc... ) do you have
    Are you going for Sound Quality or SPL?




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    im usally listen to rock or rap
    i dont know how much im expecting to pay i guess as much as it cost to have a nice system.
    my air space i guess i would have to guess like the trunk is 3ft by 4 or 4.5 ft
    and whats spl?




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    im usally listen to rock or rap
    i dont know how much im expecting to pay i guess as much as it cost to have a nice system.
    my air space i guess i would have to guess like the trunk is 3ft by 4 or 4.5 ft
    and whats spl?
    well this is the deal, if you listen to rock and rap i would suggest that you buy subs to accommodate a median of Sound Quality and SPL. This isnt that hard to do since now-a-days there are a lot of well-rounded subs that play good at both levels.

    I would reccommend. . . Alpine Type R's, Adire Shivas, Infinity Perfects, Soundstream Exacts (if you can get ahold of any), MMATS Pro Series, or IDMAX's (if its within your budget.)

    If you have 4 feet of trunk space it sounds like you have alot of room to work with... if your not worried about space then you may like the Shivas, or MMATTS Pro Series

    If you want to save room then go with the Type R's, Infinity Perfects etc..

    SPL Stands for Sound Pressure Level. . . basically this is what BOOMY cars have.
    SQ (Sound Quality) is more of a crisp cleaner bass, but dont normally hit as hard as SPL numbers.

    After you find what subs you want to go with you can start from there and start shopping amps, mids, highs and so on.




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    ok cool ..but i just went and measusred my trunk and its like almost 4ft wide by close to 3 long , will this still work?




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    what about a amp? wont i need one of those as well?




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    i dont see why it wouldnt, you need to measure the depth too. . . some trunks are shallow and makes it so that you have to angle the enclosure if you want them to fire str8 up or str8 backwards.

    Aslo, and its your call, for the type of music you listen to its hard to tell what enclosure you would like your subs best in. Most people that listens to rock, metal, alternative etc... they go with a sealed enclosure cause it tightens the bass (also the easiest of enclosures to build.) If you want your rap to hit low frequencies this can be produced better in a ported enclosure. But keep in mind that Ported boxes normally take up more room then sealed. IMO it seems like your best chances are running a strong sub in a sealed enclosure.




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    what about a amp? wont i need one of those as well?
    First decide what subs... then you match the amp to the subs your going to buy




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    ok thnx...i was looking at the alpine already and i was thinking about the swr-1541D would that be a good sub to get . should i only be getting one ? or two?
    if two i was thinking about the 1241's




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    I dont play with 15's too often but i have heard some LOUD AZZ cars with 15's in them. The bass response tends to be a little sluggish compared to 12's (from my personal experience) but if you want your subs to drop low then 15's are a good choice. they will require a bigger box but if your going with type R's, in a 4 foot wide trunk with the proper height you may be able to get a pair of them in there easily.




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    thnx for the help i appreciate it alot..




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    Originally posted by blackbird2004
    ok thnx...i was looking at the alpine already and i was thinking about the swr-1541D would that be a good sub to get . should i only be getting one ? or two?
    if two i was thinking about the 1241's
    SPL:
    MMATS Juggernaut
    Digital Designs 9500 series...hell any DD sub
    Treo
    Kove Armagedon
    MTX RFL- (only for comps)
    Rockford Power HX2

    SQ:
    Diamond Mac Daddy
    Image Dynamics IDMAX or IDQ
    Adire Audio Shiva or Brahma (I have not personally heard the Brahma)
    Crystal CMP and CMPx2
    Alpine Type anything
    Infinity Perfects

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    i agree with rangerman on those subs great list and usually if ya want more spl go with more 12s or 15s and better sq some 10's or 12s are usually prety goot for sq depending on what ya get




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    We throw all these choices out at you because with "higher end" stuff its all a good bet anyways. Also, we don't know what your particular tastes are for the way music should sound, or what kind of deals you can find in your area or from friends. We also don't want to recommend just one thing and get yelled at by someone else! LOL If I had to hook you up with a "universal" setup that will sound good and keep up with the kind of music you like, it would look like this:

    Head Unit
    __Pioneer Premier 740mp

    Front speakers
    __JL Audio XR650 6.5" components

    Front speaker amp
    __JL Audio 300/2 (150 x 2)

    Sub
    __(1) Image Dynamics IDMax 12" sealed

    Sub amp
    __JBL1200.1 (1200 x 1)

    This setup will give you that "best on the block" performance while still maintaining a sub $1,500 price tag.

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