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    Need advice on big setup, please!

    Hey everyone!

    Haven't logged on in quite a while, so now I have a big question. I'll try to explain all parts as much as possible. Here goes.

    Local shop is setting me up on a $6k system. I told him I want some very nice SPL, but not "just" SPL....he and I ran over the w7's, which i've had before and i liked them a lot. Here's the set-up he wants to throw into my car. Keep in mind, this is all needing to fit in the trunk of a 2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V.

    HU: Alpine 9860 with the iPod hookup ...

    Components: Boston Acoustic Pro series 6.5 ...can't remember the model number off hand.

    Amp to run components: JL Audio 500/5 slash series. Or maybe even a 450/4.

    Subs: JL Audio 12 w7's with custom box to fit my trunk.

    Amp to run subs: JL Audio 1000/1 to run both.

    Secondary Batt: Stinger 1k amp drycell.

    Wiring: 0+4 for power/speakers respectively.

    Plus install blah blah blah. He gave me a price right around $6000 for all that. Now my question is this ....for $6000 ...or hell, maybe even lower (hopefully) ...is this the best setup that any of you could think of for what application i want it to utilize? I want a daily driver, but I want the big bang of a competition-style setup as well....ANY help would be appreciated on this matter! Thank you all for looking!

    Greg



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    Components: Focal 165K2P 6 1/2's
    Comps amp: Alpine PDX4.150
    Sub Amp: JL Audio 1000/1
    Subs: w7's.
    Secondary Batt: Stinger 1800
    LOT o dynamat!




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    Re: Need advice on big setup, please!

    i feel u can do better with $6k to spend



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    Re: Need advice on big setup, please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Luzah View Post
    Hey everyone!

    Haven't logged on in quite a while, so now I have a big question. I'll try to explain all parts as much as possible. Here goes.

    Local shop is setting me up on a $6k system. I told him I want some very nice SPL, but not "just" SPL....he and I ran over the w7's, which i've had before and i liked them a lot. Here's the set-up he wants to throw into my car. Keep in mind, this is all needing to fit in the trunk of a 2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V.

    HU: Alpine 9860 with the iPod hookup ...

    Components: Boston Acoustic Pro series 6.5 ...can't remember the model number off hand.

    Amp to run components: JL Audio 500/5 slash series. Or maybe even a 450/4.

    Subs: JL Audio 12 w7's with custom box to fit my trunk.

    Amp to run subs: JL Audio 1000/1 to run both.

    Secondary Batt: Stinger 1k amp drycell.

    Wiring: 0+4 for power/speakers respectively.

    Plus install blah blah blah. He gave me a price right around $6000 for all that. Now my question is this ....for $6000 ...or hell, maybe even lower (hopefully) ...is this the best setup that any of you could think of for what application i want it to utilize? I want a daily driver, but I want the big bang of a competition-style setup as well....ANY help would be appreciated on this matter! Thank you all for looking!

    Greg

    No....do not spend 6k on that.




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    Re: Need advice on big setup, please!

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    i feel u can do better with $6k to spend

    I have the feeling I can as well, but i've been out of the loop ever since my other stereo was stolen ....in '03. So the last thing i remember was what i had in my sig.



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    Components: Focal 165K2P 6 1/2's
    Comps amp: Alpine PDX4.150
    Sub Amp: JL Audio 1000/1
    Subs: w7's.
    Secondary Batt: Stinger 1800
    LOT o dynamat!

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    Re: Need advice on big setup, please!

    you should buy your stuff online, you would really save a lot



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    Quote Originally Posted by tru_44 View Post
    you should buy your stuff online, you would really save a lot

    I just did a price comparison on all those components, and i would be saving around $1200 .....but i'm just not sure if there's a "sleeper" sub out there that isn't widely known that would be better for what i want it to do. I asked the local guy about the RE XXX ....he's never heard anything of them ...makes me kind of wonder...



    My Upcoming system!!!
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    Components: Focal 165K2P 6 1/2's
    Comps amp: Alpine PDX4.150
    Sub Amp: JL Audio 1000/1
    Subs: w7's.
    Secondary Batt: Stinger 1800
    LOT o dynamat!

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    Re: Need advice on big setup, please!

    where did u price compare? did u try ebay?



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    Re: Need advice on big setup, please!

    Quote Originally Posted by tru_44 View Post
    where did u price compare? did u try ebay?
    I Ebay'd everything except for the wiring/secondary batt .....those are not a very big issue with me ....it's more of the amp/subs than anything.



    My Upcoming system!!!
    HU: Alpine DVA-9861
    Components: Focal 165K2P 6 1/2's
    Comps amp: Alpine PDX4.150
    Sub Amp: JL Audio 1000/1
    Subs: w7's.
    Secondary Batt: Stinger 1800
    LOT o dynamat!

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    Re: Need advice on big setup, please!

    there is better out there, maybe look into dd, re,fi



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    Quote Originally Posted by tru_44 View Post
    there is better out there, maybe look into dd, re,fi
    I was seriously considering the XXX's ......but really never heard them...so I can't make an accurate comparison to the system i have in mind now



    My Upcoming system!!!
    HU: Alpine DVA-9861
    Components: Focal 165K2P 6 1/2's
    Comps amp: Alpine PDX4.150
    Sub Amp: JL Audio 1000/1
    Subs: w7's.
    Secondary Batt: Stinger 1800
    LOT o dynamat!

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    Re: Need advice on big setup, please!

    FI BL's two 12's and a good 3000Wrms amp and it will rap the w7's




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    Re: Need advice on big setup, please!

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremiah View Post
    FI BL's two 12's and a good 3000Wrms amp and it will rap the w7's
    I agree



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    Re: Need advice on big setup, please!

    for 6 Gs dont get raped. only 4awg wire.id hate to say it bc its the hot **** of the forum but think of sundown for the amps bc of warranty and customer service. personally im looking into a used mean machine 4000. but thats with no warranty. ive heard the boston pros and i liked them. you can get 2 sets on ebay for 600. the sundown 3000d and 100.4 will be around 1500 get 2 audioque hd3 or the stereo integrity mag or many others which will be under 1000 for 2 subs. thats only $3100. wiring batteries and install should not cost 3000. look around, people who work at audio shops sell. of coarse they have never hear of brands outside of their shop




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    Re: Need advice on big setup, please!

    OK.......i looked at the FI BL's ......and with every option i can do, with the 1-ohm setup ....TWO of these babies won't even be higher in price than ONE w7 ....and from the specs i looked at for these, they seem to even out-perform the w7's .....except the fact that i chose the daily driver option ...these seem to be the way to go!



    My Upcoming system!!!
    HU: Alpine DVA-9861
    Components: Focal 165K2P 6 1/2's
    Comps amp: Alpine PDX4.150
    Sub Amp: JL Audio 1000/1
    Subs: w7's.
    Secondary Batt: Stinger 1800
    LOT o dynamat!

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