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    New guy here; looking to learn some things.

    What's up folks?

    I've had decent car audio before, but it was professionally installed. Now I'm driving an old truck ('95 Bronco) to and from the oilfield, and it gets the hell beaten out of it! Trying not to spend much money on it (so I'm doing my own installs) but since it's kind of my home away from home I have to have a good system in it.

    I bought the Bronco a year ago with stock speakers and the Sony head unit (in my sig). My roomie donated the Infinity powered sub to me and it helped a lot. Then one of the stock speakers blew and I replaced them with Polks. While I know this is all entry-level stuff it's helped a lot; and I've caught the bug.

    I had a '92 Bronco years ago with an Alpine head and V12 four channel powering Focal components up front and a Bazooka sub (remember when those were hot?). Anyway, this build will be better.

    I've been lurking for a little while just trying to figure out what gear I should be looking for while I get the plan together. The sub is doing fine for now, but the head needs to go, the fronts are okay for now (will get nice comps soon), and might get some coaxs for the rear (but I don't have passengers very often).

    Anyway, I definitely have some things to learn, but am looking forward to the end result. Is it ever over?

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    Polk DXi 650 fronts
    Ford 6x8 rears
    Infinity Basslink sub




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    Re: New guy here; looking to learn some things.

    In my opinion NO. It will never be... I thought 3k rms on four 15" and full loud comps in all doors would satisfy me... it did...




    ...for a little while. If you love music and having better sound it won't ever end.



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    Re: New guy here; looking to learn some things.

    Yeah you'll eventually get used to it and want more lol



    Headunit - Pioneer DEH-P8300UB
    Subs - None
    Sub Amp - 2x Crescendo 3kwp
    Front Stage - Polk Audio db651 Coaxial
    Front Amp - None

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    Most properly done 15 inch subwoofers are not suited for car audio use simply due to box size requirements.

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    Re: New guy here; looking to learn some things.

    LOL! I guess my main concern is getting decent enough sound up front (mids and highs). There are so many solutions for bass and its not like the Bronco is hurting for space. I'm hoping to mount amps under the back seat, which limits me a little bit in terms of space but also brings up some thermal issues. However I seem to be drawn more toward old school amps that are just a giant heat sink on the outside.

    So, my journey begins looking for a sweet 4 channel amp and some awesome components. I had Focals before but might be looking for something a little more rock 'n roll this time

    The hunt is on!



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    Polk DXi 650 fronts
    Ford 6x8 rears
    Infinity Basslink sub

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    Re: New guy here; looking to learn some things.

    I remember when bazooka tubes were popular (late 80's). In the same era Polk was made in USA and also very very nice.

    If you like old school amps many can be had for very short money these days which you'll like. Plenty of new stuff that's pretty good too. Look around and see what the recent forum boners are. Also search around to see what is junk and what to avoid.




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    Re: New guy here; looking to learn some things.

    Hi welcome most in this forum, Hope you can have a great time staying here.




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    Re: New guy here; looking to learn some things.

    Quote Originally Posted by jirehn View Post
    Hi welcome most in this forum, Hope you can have a great time staying here.

    Hello !
    I am also a new member. Would a newcomer be warmly welcome here? Good day you guy !




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    Re: New guy here; looking to learn some things.

    Quote Originally Posted by matt_bennett05 View Post
    In my opinion NO. It will never be... I thought 3k rms on four 15" and full loud comps in all doors would satisfy me... it did...




    ...for a little while. If you love music and having better sound it won't ever end.
    It never ends.



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    Re: New guy here; looking to learn some things.

    Nope never ends at first your setups sound loud enough for you then you feel you want something more cus you got used to your bass.lol




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    Re: New guy here; looking to learn some things.

    F the rear.
    Its all about the front state. Most likely if you have ppl in your car. Your system isnt on




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