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    $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    I have about a week before will have 500 dollars to spend on my system. I have never had a system in my car but I know a decent amount about them just from reading forums and such. But ill admit I don’t know everything and to do not have the experience and or knowledge to decide on what exactly I want. So I am making a competition to see who can design me the best system. The one who proves that their system is the best, meaning better than everyone else’s, wins 25 dollars.

    Rules:
    Payment will be delivered via PayPal or money order.
    Anyone is eligible to enter.
    You are only aloud to enter 1 setup, so choose wisely.
    The winner will be the one who designs the best system, and proves that it is the best.
    The total price, without installation must be 500 dollars or less not including shipping. Parts can be used or on eBay as long as they are in good working condition.
    Please provide links of any used item so I can verify that the price is valid for the competition.

    If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or AIM me at codyg684.
    Thanks and Good Luck!







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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    First of all let me say that i think its a bad idea to give sum1 25 dollars to rite a list of a system when you on a tight budget, but aside from that im going to give it a try BUT
    We need to know....
    1. What do you want it to do, Loud or Quality
    2. What kind of car do you have, space issues, speaker sizes ect.
    3. What exactly should be included in the 500, HU,Deck, Speakers, Amps, Subs, and should we include wires and box materials




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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    does it have to have a head unit and wire or just amp and sub, or what



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    wiring: stinger 0/1 gauge amp kit
    enclosure: 4.5 cubic ft. tuned to 34hz
    all wrapped in a 99 town car with 22's O yeah.

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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    Please define "best," as it is a very subjective term. Also, I'm not sure that one system can be "proven" to be "better" than another. I'm not sure how you imagine this validation process working.




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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmiller0526
    3. What exactly should be included in the 500, HU,Deck, Speakers, Amps, Subs, and should we include wires and box materials
    ??!?!?!?!?! answer that, and i'll get you a great one. peace

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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    stupid post i think most of us would have made a comment for free. just because money is brought up i'm wasting this post muahaha



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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    Yes it might be a bad idea, but I hope the quality and money I save from your alls wealth of knowledge will be greater than 25 dollars. I guess well see.

    1. What do you want it to do, Loud or Quality
    [B]I want quality.
    2. What kind of car do you have, space issues, speaker sizes ect.
    I have a cadillac escalade 2000, which gives you width of about 4.5 feet and a height of 2.5 feet to work with.
    3. What exactly should be included in the 500, HU,Deck, Speakers, Amps, Subs, and should we include wires and box materials
    Amp, Sub, wires, and box for sure, but the rest is up to you. If you think upgrading the escalades default sound system will be worth the sound quality as opposed to just putting in a freakish bass in then do that instead and include them in the pricing. Ill get back to you with specifics on the boss sound system, what the standard cd player is, and exact measurements of the trunk. Also there might be room to put the bass into the side panels. Ill have to check it out though, or is it even worth it?

    I am not exactly sure what you mean by head unit or deck. I’m assuming one of them is the CD player. Please translate so I can fill you in.




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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    Quote Originally Posted by quixotiK

    I am not exactly sure what you mean by head unit or deck. I’m assuming one of them is the CD player. Please translate so I can fill you in.
    head unit = deck = cd player
    all the same thing




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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    The only reason I brought up money was to induce serious and indepth ideas. Plus it seems alot of people are bias to specific brands and cannot support why. If theres money behind it they will be more motived to support their claims, thus benifiting everyone in the forums. I offered money because I thought it was a good investment. And who dosent want an easy 25 dollars?




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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    Does the vehicle have a stock CD player? Being a caddy I'd assume so, but I want to check for sure




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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    Yes, having some trouble finding what kind though, it might be bose cuz thats what the speakers are.




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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    a Bose cassette/CD player, and a six-disc CD changer.




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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    Ok, well...

    Front component speakers: ~$135
    CDT cl-61's from djdilliodon. He is an authorized CDT dealer, i have bought from him...great guy. His aim name is: djdilliodon
    Some people say CDT is big here, which it is...honestly b/c it's good. I have not found a component set that can beat it for less money! I've owned CDT, diamond audio, and alpine component sets...and i've come back to CDT!

    Component amplifier: ~$65
    http://ikesound.com/product-product_id/1013
    Profile offers the best mix of quality and price, one of the best you can go with in your budget. I've previously owned two clarus amplifiers, and my friend owns one, and i have one in my girl's car right now! Absolutely no problems at all with the clarus line, great for the price.

    Subwoofer: Resonant Engineering SE series OR Incriminator Audio Lethal Injection; 12"
    www.reaudio.com
    www.incriminatoraudio.com
    or
    2 12" IA 187 series...2 12" RE re series
    Less than $190 no matter which you go with...as low as ~$170
    -For both companies, call for direct pricing!

    Both are great woofers. Do a search here and you will find tons of info from people who have bought them! I have 4 8" re series in my girl's car, i have heard the LI series as well as the SE series. All are great, depends on if you would like one or two woofers.

    Subwoofer amplifier: Profile cl800 ~$120
    Again, good amplifier in your price range.
    http://ikesound.com/product-product_id/1018

    Depending on which subwoofer(s) you go with...it may be $510, all of it is shipped prices as well! (Could be $500 b/c shipping may be less where you are!) This setup use the stock CD player since you hve a 6-disc CD changer as well! It replaces the front speakers with quality component speakers, powered by an amplifier giving you MUCH better sound. You can decide to leave the stock rear speakers in for a little rear fill. I gave you a few choices on subwoofers...any choice would be great, they'll offer a gret balance of quality sound and still give you some loudness. My choice would be the LI 12".

    As far as installation! You said it didn't need to be included, but i'll go ahead and give you some info on what you'll need.
    Line Output converters: Two @ $18...converts your stock level outputs to RCA's.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...733129910&rd=1
    Four guage, multi-channel Amplifier wiring kit: $36
    www.knukonceptz.com, great place! I've ordered from them as well.
    http://knukonceptz.com/productDetail.cfm?prodID=KOLAK44
    Ported enclosure: A ported enclosure tuned low will give you the best rounded sound.
    For 1 12", 2-3 cubes ported @ 30hz
    For 2 12", 3-4 cubes ported @ 30hz
    DO NOT buy a pre-fab box, check out gnomeaudio.com if you don't want to build yourself. BUT, i highly encourage you to build yourself...not hard, and much cheaper. We can walk you through it, i learned how to from here also. I can even design and layout a box plan for you if you need! Buy a box: $100-200, build a box: Less than $30 in materials
    With items listed above, You can install yourself! Do it, it's easy...we can walk you through it, and you can ask questions here!


    Well, there is my proposal! Great, well rounded sound that fits within your budget! You WILL be happy with the sound...it'll amaze you for how much you paid...no shop could match it! Good luck, feel free to stick around here and learn! peace

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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    Great job man, so far you are the winner. The competition ends next sunday (nov 28) at 5 pm eastern.
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    Re: $25 to the person who can design the best system for under $500.

    btw I dont have 6 cd changer capabilities because im missing the part. The changer is detatched from the head unit.




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