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    Noob and I need some help

    I have a 2002 Hyundai Accent GL and I want to install some subs. I have a factory head unit that I would also like to replace. I have absolutely no idea where to start. Can anyone help?







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    Re: Noob and I need some help

    New headunit, ide say go alpine, kenwood, or jvc for a new one. Or you can check the for sale thread here for some nice used ones

    amp, wiring kit, sub, and box. Do a good bit of reading and research before buying anything welcome to the forms





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    Re: Noob and I need some help

    Yes I can help. I need a budget and what do you want from a new system




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    Re: Noob and I need some help

    Thanks for the response!

    ---------- Post added at 10:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:06 PM ----------

    I want to spend no more than $350. I just want some solid base, no overkill. As you probably know, this car is tiny.




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    Re: Noob and I need some help

    That isn't much to start with. Maybe a new deck first and maybe even a sub and box. Then save up for wires and amp. I would start with $500 at least




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
    ab vfl 350.4 ,7 pc 2150 and a 150 ah power ware agm ,275 amp singer alt , 2nd one coming soon
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    Re: Noob and I need some help

    What would you recommend for $500?




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    Re: Noob and I need some help

    Maybe a basic pioneer deck a 500-600 watt amp 12" sub and amp kit. Or wires. You can either build or get a box local




    pioneer avhx 5500 dvd, gzpa 1.4000 x 2
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    Re: Noob and I need some help

    Kenwood KDC-HD552U not a bad unit for 150. 3 sets of 4v preamp outputs. SSA Dcon 10 sub is about 120. Di475.1 - Soundstream 475w @2ohms is 150. Should leave some money for amp kit and sub box. Not a great system but not bad for the budget.



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    Re: Noob and I need some help

    Your cheapest route (with subwoofers, at least) will either be 2 8s, or 1 12. (even 1 10 if you do it correctly)..

    Do a lot of research before buying anything, as stated above. Some head units are not suited for some amplifiers, amplifiers and subwoofers, etc.

    And if you have any questions, make sure to ask the guys here at CA.com. Great help standing behind you here.





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    Re: Noob and I need some help

    you'll have a good start for that price,
    idd suggest second/hand if you must have a complete package for that price

    if not (prices from sonic)

    head unit
    pioneer DEH-P7400HD $150

    front surround
    Polk audio db6501 6.5" $130

    front surround amp
    MB Quart FX2.60 $70

    wiring kit
    4 gauge wiring kit $19-30 depending on brand

    $369-380

    then when you have some more cash

    12" sub
    JL 12W0v2-4 $100

    Sub amp
    MB Quart FX2.60 $70

    $540 all up

    yes there are cheaper setup, some better/some worse
    just were idd start




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    Re: Noob and I need some help

    pioneer headunit, probably like a 3200ub or something around that range $60, look at used headunits and you will stay in bugdet, i like pioneers because of the ipod interface and they are decent for the price.
    sub - 12 in dcon in a ported box, will get loud and has great sq- $150 including ship
    box- learn to build it yourself, you will stay in budget and learn a great skill $45
    Wire - KCA Complete 4 Gauge Amplifier Installation Kit $26, good wires and you can use them later when you start upgrading
    Amp - hmm thats tricky, you will want something with around 400 rms or more at 2ohms, look at a memphis 1000d, or if you dont care, im going to get **** for this, but an audiopipe 1000d would probably be your cheapest route with this setup, not the best amp out there, but will do the job for ya. around $100

    if you can do it right your looking at like $350 for everything, but if you can get some deals and look around you can cut some costs with the box and amp. good luck. o the dcon is an amazing sub, i own it, it will handle more than twice its rated power and sounds great on it, they are made really well, and in the usa, so it will be a quality product!




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