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    Bleh, help me decide ;)

    Hello, First post in a while. I am looking to put a system in my 96 jetta. I am looking for some "good" bass, I'm not going to compete or anything just something thats pretty good. I don't need anything that will blow my head off.

    Anyways, I am looking to spend around $150 max on a sub, this is what I have come up with so far.

    Kicker CVR

    PG RSD12

    RE SE12

    What do you guys think I should get? As far as my taste for music goes it is mostly metal. I play a lot of speed metal, or stuff thats really fast. I hate rap, and I don't listen to it lol. However, I do like to throw in some trance every now and again and I want that to sound good.

    I think those 3 seem to be in the best bang for the buck category, and around my budget. Unless I missed something, let me know if theres something better.

    Thanks!







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    Re: Bleh, help me decide ;)

    And what is the rest of the system?



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    Re: Bleh, help me decide ;)

    I was going to buy the amp depending on what sub I got, so I don't have an idea yet.

    Right now I have an older pioneer HU (I forget the model, the car is in the shop so I can't look at it) I think its maybe 3 years old or so.

    I think I am going to ditch the rear speakers and run pg rsd65cs up front.




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    Re: Bleh, help me decide ;)

    OK. Now how much are you willing to spend on the amp? Looking to get a 2ch and a sub amp? Or get a 4ch and power the whole system with it?



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    Re: Bleh, help me decide ;)

    Well, I was trying to do it all for under $400.

    I was hoping maybe go with a cheaper 12 (like the PG thats $70), but get an amp that would be more than enough. That way at a later date I could add another 12" into it if it wasn't enough bass.

    A 4ch might be the way to go, I wasn't sure if I would need one for the fronts. I was planning on asking in the speaker section for that, but since everyone here is so helpful

    My "system" is just gonna be the 2 fronts, amp, and a sub.

    I was hoping something like this:

    Front Speakers $90
    Sub $100 or so
    Amp $175ish




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    Re: Bleh, help me decide ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by roop View Post
    Hello, First post in a while. I am looking to put a system in my 96 jetta. I am looking for some "good" bass, I'm not going to compete or anything just something thats pretty good. I don't need anything that will blow my head off.

    Anyways, I am looking to spend around $150 max on a sub, this is what I have come up with so far.

    Kicker CVR

    PG RSD12

    RE SE12

    What do you guys think I should get? As far as my taste for music goes it is mostly metal. I play a lot of speed metal, or stuff thats really fast. I hate rap, and I don't listen to it lol. However, I do like to throw in some trance every now and again and I want that to sound good.

    I think those 3 seem to be in the best bang for the buck category, and around my budget. Unless I missed something, let me know if theres something better.

    Thanks!
    cvr? if you look in the right places you can find a cvx for 150



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    Quote Originally Posted by snb778
    I feel like when im bumpin once it gets dark....the street lights often go out. I was driving home the other night and like 3 street lights went out in like 15 minutes.
    Does this happen a lot to any of you??
    Also if you have had the twix ice cream......isnt it amazing!
    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleNTheTrunk
    damn. 8 10"s?........80" of cone area FTW!

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    Re: Bleh, help me decide ;)

    OT: but is bimma85 for an e30?




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    Re: Bleh, help me decide ;)

    PG RSD: (wherever you can get them cheapest)
    RE SR12: http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...roduct_ID=4907
    Cadence 4ch: http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?...roduct_ID=6099

    I'm sure one of the dealers on the board can hook you up with better prices/a better amp too...

    Have you factored in installation costs to that $400?



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    Re: Bleh, help me decide ;)

    Installing, I will do myself. I live eat sleep and breath cars and thats what I am going to school far. I have put in my share of stereo equipment in cars before so I know how it all goes together. As for the wires, the PO of my car already had monster RCA cables, remote, power, and ground lines run to the trunk. So I don't have to buy them, probably only need to get a spool of wire for the speakers and I should be set.

    Do you guys think I should go with the 4channel then to power the sub and the speakers? Is it possible to bridge 2 of the channels for the one sub, then run the other two to each speaker?

    Thanks again for all the help




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    Nice that you have the cables already there. Box materials shouldn't be too much then. Yes it is possible to use the front channels for the speakers and rear channels bridged for a sub.



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    Re: Bleh, help me decide ;)

    Awesome, that seems like the best way to go then.

    So you think the RE SR12 is the best sub I can get for $100?




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    Re: Bleh, help me decide ;)

    The PG RSD wouldn't be bad either..



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    Re: Bleh, help me decide ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by roop View Post
    OT: but is bimma85 for an e30?
    e36, but I sold it

    As for getting a 4 channel or not. I'd just do it the cheapest way possible. Just look around for some good deals.



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    Quote Originally Posted by snb778
    I feel like when im bumpin once it gets dark....the street lights often go out. I was driving home the other night and like 3 street lights went out in like 15 minutes.
    Does this happen a lot to any of you??
    Also if you have had the twix ice cream......isnt it amazing!
    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleNTheTrunk
    damn. 8 10"s?........80" of cone area FTW!

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    Re: Bleh, help me decide ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by bimma85 View Post
    e36, but I sold it
    Well I kinda called it lol. e30 m3 s52, I win

    Anyways, yeah I think a 4chan will be the way to go. That Candence one looks good, but I am afraid its gonna get maxed out. I was researching a bit and I found a guy who had a similar setup and he was having problems with it clipping.




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    Re: Bleh, help me decide ;)

    Then turn down the gains?



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