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    Just another noob..

    Hi there!
    Well I'm pretty new to this whole thing, don't know much about much.
    Decided sometime late last year that maybe I'd try my hand at finally putting in some decent music into my car.
    I've spent quite some hrs doing research (because I basically didn't know anything about it) and then planing what I want for my system and then bought a couple items, prematurely so I realised after...
    Then hit some funding problems so I laid off it for a couple months and now I've deciding to get stuff started back up again.
    Still looking into stuff and I realised there's still so much to know and learn about and I always have questions that I have to search around forums and piece together answers for. So I decided to join here to make life easier.







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    Re: Just another noob..

    welcome

    what did you buy already?




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    Re: Just another noob..

    welcome

    what did you buy already?




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    Re: Just another noob..

    Just remember speakers need to break-in before the sound good so dont feel bad about your choices before you give them some play time.




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    Re: Just another noob..

    Quote Originally Posted by HazeGrey75 View Post
    Just remember speakers need to break-in before the sound good so dont feel bad about your choices before you give them some play time.
    Ahh yes I've read that I should wait a couple weeks before opening them out. But still a long way from actually playing them lol.
    I need alot of help for the Q&A for my build.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroux View Post
    welcome

    what did you buy already?
    Just the car stereo: Pioneer DEH-P4200UB
    and the sub: Pioneer TS-W3002D2




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    Re: Just another noob..

    Quote Originally Posted by HazeGrey75 View Post
    Just remember speakers need to break-in before the sound good so dont feel bad about your choices before you give them some play time.
    do you really know what your talking about?

    the only thing car audio that really needs break in time would be high power subs with very stiff spiders

    Quote Originally Posted by SupaFreak2005 View Post
    Just the car stereo: Pioneer DEH-P4200UB
    and the sub: Pioneer TS-W3002D2
    not bad choices for a starter system.

    what are your goals, do you just want it to sound better or do you want it to be loud?

    also what kind of budget do you have to play with for it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix Risen View Post
    not bad choices for a starter system.

    what are your goals, do you just want it to sound better or do you want it to be loud?

    also what kind of budget do you have to play with for it.
    Good sounding system definitely!
    I really want good clarity of music.
    Wouldn't hurt if it's loud as well
    Budget-wise I don't know yet, but definitely around mid-range components I'd say, definitely want to put out the money for good components cause it's an investment I want it to last. But really can't put out for higher-end stuff.




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    Read everything on the12volt.com and bcae1.com.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rc10mike View Post
    Read everything on the12volt.com and bcae1.com.
    yeps, I've read a fair amount from bcae1.com
    Question though, because I have lots of tid-bits to find out, do I create one thread with my system as I go along and ask questions there. Or should I ask the questions as I go along in the related sections of the forum in specific threads?




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    Re: Just another noob..

    Quote Originally Posted by SupaFreak2005 View Post
    Good sounding system definitely!
    I really want good clarity of music.
    Wouldn't hurt if it's loud as well
    Budget-wise I don't know yet, but definitely around mid-range components I'd say, definitely want to put out the money for good components cause it's an investment I want it to last. But really can't put out for higher-end stuff.
    Thats good, dont waste your time and $$$ on bullsht components. Learn how to install and tune a couple of 6.5's or whatever u need and you will be on the right track.

    Forget about a sub right now. Everyone"like myself" goes into this thing azz backwards at first unless u follow direction. Once you learn to do all this then the next part of your system will be a breeze.

    You said you want mid-range, well midrange is in the 4-500.00 range and anything below that is crap if your looking for SQL.

    Some good places to start: Focal, MB quart, Hertz. There lower end speakers will be the mid range of car audio.

    Once you figure out what kind of speakers ur gonna put in then its time to find out your power requirements. If your gonna do all four speakers and a sub then forget about everything and get a Alpine PDX 5. All your problems will be solved for around 400 bucks /end of story.

    You will have a beautiful sounding system with enough bass to get a little loud.

    If the sub aint loud enough for u down the road then u can easily tackle that problem with some good deals on here




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    Re: Just another noob..

    Welcome to the forum man

    Good job on doing your research. So much good info and helpful people on this forum. Don't be afraid to make a thread if you have a question, but try and search to see if its already been answered (im sure you know this).



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    Quote Originally Posted by sleazebagger View Post
    Thats good, dont waste your time and $$$ on bullsht components. Learn how to install and tune a couple of 6.5's or whatever u need and you will be on the right track.

    Forget about a sub right now. Everyone"like myself" goes into this thing azz backwards at first unless u follow direction. Once you learn to do all this then the next part of your system will be a breeze.

    You said you want mid-range, well midrange is in the 4-500.00 range and anything below that is crap if your looking for SQL.

    Some good places to start: Focal, MB quart, Hertz. There lower end speakers will be the mid range of car audio.

    Once you figure out what kind of speakers ur gonna put in then its time to find out your power requirements. If your gonna do all four speakers and a sub then forget about everything and get a Alpine PDX 5. All your problems will be solved for around 400 bucks /end of story.

    You will have a beautiful sounding system with enough bass to get a little loud.

    If the sub aint loud enough for u down the road then u can easily tackle that problem with some good deals on here
    Oh didn't realise mid-range was that high ... maybe I mean't a little lower lol..
    Okay let me just go into what I have in my mind so far..
    I was more thinking along the lines of a couple pairs of
    Alpine SPR-17Cs
    and Kicker 08KS25 tweeters
    I was trying to figure out the right amps for them and the sub... was thinking Hifonics cause they're cheap really and seem to have good reviews..
    I'm definitely gonna do a big three upgrade. And going to get a high output alternator off of ebay, saw a good 165amp for a good price. I may spring for a 200amp if the price is right.
    I also want to put an extra battery in so I'm deciding on which power cell to buy, was thinking an Optima yellow top D34/78, but now I'm thinking a Kinetik power cell (not sure which model would be right to use).
    The last thing I can think of off the top of my head is an AudioControl 6XS crossover..




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    Quote Originally Posted by SupaFreak2005 View Post
    Oh didn't realise mid-range was that high ... maybe I mean't a little lower lol..
    Okay let me just go into what I have in my mind so far..
    I was more thinking along the lines of a couple pairs of
    Alpine SPR-17Cs
    and Kicker 08KS25 tweeters
    I was trying to figure out the right amps for them and the sub... was thinking Hifonics cause they're cheap really and seem to have good reviews..
    I'm definitely gonna do a big three upgrade. And going to get a high output alternator off of ebay, saw a good 165amp for a good price. I may spring for a 200amp if the price is right.
    I also want to put an extra battery in so I'm deciding on which power cell to buy, was thinking an Optima yellow top D34/78, but now I'm thinking a Kinetik power cell (not sure which model would be right to use).
    The last thing I can think of off the top of my head is an AudioControl 6XS crossover..
    As far as the amp goes, if you're not afraid of buying used, you can get something much better (unless you're talking old hifonics) on here for the same money. I have two amps from 92', both SQ beasts that I got on the forums. The same quality would've cost at least twice as much new. I'm so happy with them I've never bought a used battery so I can't comment on that, but you can also get used wire here for much cheaper than the same stuff new if you're on a budget.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SupaFreak2005 View Post
    Oh didn't realise mid-range was that high ... maybe I mean't a little lower lol..
    Okay let me just go into what I have in my mind so far..
    I was more thinking along the lines of a couple pairs of
    Alpine SPR-17Cs
    and Kicker 08KS25 tweeters
    I was trying to figure out the right amps for them and the sub... was thinking Hifonics cause they're cheap really and seem to have good reviews..
    I'm definitely gonna do a big three upgrade. And going to get a high output alternator off of ebay, saw a good 165amp for a good price. I may spring for a 200amp if the price is right.
    I also want to put an extra battery in so I'm deciding on which power cell to buy, was thinking an Optima yellow top D34/78, but now I'm thinking a Kinetik power cell (not sure which model would be right to use).
    The last thing I can think of off the top of my head is an AudioControl 6XS crossover..


    Trust me, start small and go with quality. Take your time with your build and learn some sht.

    You will end up saving a crap load of money doing it right the first time. Don't just throw a bunch of stuff in your car to get it bangin', it'll end up sounding like crap.

    Batt, big three, yes!

    Save $ and ditch the alt idea. use that $ to buy quality.

    Get a good HU, amp, components and learn how to tune. Tuning is not easy.

    Then u can think about big power.

    Thats just my 2 cents but I know many others will back that.


    Also, you can get all this from the right people on here for a good price. fuc ebay and CL




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