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    New here from Tampa Bay! Help for novice setup <$750

    I was looking at sonicelectronix.com and they seem to have good info on their products and fairly competitive prices. I am interested in getting a whole setup -- single din receiver, 4 speakers, (1994 grand am requires 6'8" for front and 6'9" for back, 2 subs and an amp.

    Only thing specific I am looking for in a receiver is simple bluetooth calling and audio streaming -- also why do some receivers like Pioneer have 50wx4 but have 14wRMS and other receivers with the same 50x4 have 22RMS? Am I better off getting the model with the higher RMS?

    Also if I cant find a friend or hook this up myself how much should it cost to get it hooked up somewhere? I could just throw the sub box in the back seat of my car making wire navigation easy (put the amp under front seat).

    Any advice, comments, suggestions, feedback appreciated

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    Re: New here from Tampa Bay! Help for novice setup <$750

    Higher rms the better also be sure to check out other sites like online car stereo and compare with shipping



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    Re: New here from Tampa Bay! Help for novice setup <$750

    Quote Originally Posted by Xrojas13 View Post
    Higher rms the better also be sure to check out other sites like online car stereo and compare with shipping
    I believe sonic has free shipping to the 48 states




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    Re: New here from Tampa Bay! Help for novice setup <$750

    Would you recommend this as a good receiver for my price range?
    Kenwood KDC-X796 CD/MP3/WMA Car Stereo w/ Bluetooth and HD Radio




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    Re: New here from Tampa Bay! Help for novice setup <$750

    Here's what I was able to come up with -- think I might go with 1 15" sub instead of 2 12"s





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    Re: New here from Tampa Bay! Help for novice setup <$750

    Where in Tampa are you?



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    Rear Door Speakers: Boston Acoustics SL80 / Massive Audio VX69
    Amp: MBQuart DSC4125 / Massive Audio NX5
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    Re: New here from Tampa Bay! Help for novice setup <$750

    Quote Originally Posted by sbelew View Post
    Where in Tampa are you?
    St pete

    ---------- Post added at 10:27 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:26 AM ----------

    Found someone on Google that will install the system for $190 -- good deal? Recommendations on a wiring kit?




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    Re: New here from Tampa Bay! Help for novice setup <$750

    The deck is fine. Kenwoods are a bit harder to navigate tho. The rest isn't good you need to do more asking and searching here for better equipment. What are your goals. Just a basic system that has some bass or some thing that sounds good what you picked prolly won't sound very good at all




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    Re: New here from Tampa Bay! Help for novice setup <$750

    I like the Kenwood Excelon HU's. I am using the X-995 in my truck. From personal experience, I would drop the rear speakers and spend that money on a better set for the fronts. Maybe a set of component speakers. What is your budget and goals for your system? Also don't be afraid to shop the classifieds section here and on some of the other car audio sites. Most people on these forums are great to deal with, and buying used will allow you to get more for your dollar.



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    Re: New here from Tampa Bay! Help for novice setup <$750

    for inexpensive system

    1 threatcon 12 = $129 free shipped d4 running 2 ohm

    later on get another threatcon and put the apsm to 1 ohm

    1 sub amp apsm 1500 = $121 @ 3 kings

    2 front door speakers

    2 tweeters

    leave off back door

    4 channel amp so if you decide to put speakers on the back

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