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Quartersawn

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  1. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    Thanks yall. I am a tinkerer and love learning new things. Unfortunately this car audio stuff is exactly the type of rabbit hole I love. I built guitars for a bit and I thought THAT was a money pit.
  2. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    Thanks for the info. I am gonna try ny hand at the HU install tomorrow. I got the Maestro so it looks like it is basically plug and play after a quick PC set up of the unit. We will see. I'll post my progress here whether yall are interested or not lol
  3. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    I certainly like the sound I get with my rear speakers but that is with a completely stock setup. I am installing a new HU tomorrow but am keeping the stock speakers for a bit. It is nice to know I can just get a 4 channel amp and have good results because 6 channel is a huge jump in price.
  4. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    Didn't wanna start a new thread for a simple question here: When looking at amps for the car speakers, how many channels do I need? One per speaker? My Rolla has 2 door, 2 back, and 2 tweets in the A post. I see a lot of people recommending a 4 channel amp. Are the tweets driven by the same channel as the woofers in the door?
  5. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    Bought the HU and goodies to go with it. I am going to try my hand at installing it myself. It has been years since I have done any soldering so I chickened out and got the harness service Crutchfield offers. It was 25 bucks and it would cost me more than that to get a decent iron. Heres what I bought. Once it comes in I will start a thread in the install and wiring section if y'all wanna follow along while I fumble around.
  6. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    Guess I gotta put my big boy pants on and figure this out! I appreciate all your help. I'm sure I have been a pain!
  7. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    I think you sold me. More power than I need but that is a good thing really. Is there a need to have a shop hook this all up for me? I am a DIY guy but have been so overwhelmed with research I never even thought about it. How hard is getting steering wheel controls and such to play nice? Worth the 120 they wanna charge me for the HU install?
  8. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    I asked that exact question at one of the shops today, if it would be worth getting a more powerful amp to make sure it was always running on less than full power in the interest of cooling and longevity. They looked at me like I was nuts. If you think the Dayton is the way to go I will take a look at it. Best place to get a box? I am a woodworker but not sure if I can quite get exact enough to meet these needs.
  9. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    So the sub has an RMS of 700w shouldn't the amp be rated similarly? I love the idea lf a cheaper amp that has a good reputation though.
  10. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    Played with a few models and think I have decided on the Pioneer DMH-C2500NEX. There are some cooler HUs that I was with 9" screens and stuff but the price is almost double... Way too much for the "cool factor". While I was at one of the shops I had them tell me what they thought. One shop recommended the AudioControl ACM 1.300 amp to go with the Rockford Fosgate p2 12 sub I was looking at. Anyone see any red flags here? I was gonna do the 15" but I would need almost double the space for a good ported enclosure. RF makes a tuned ported enclosure for the 12". Sounds logical to me.... Am I taking the bait?
  11. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    Nice. I will go into my local shop to try out the individual models of pioneer and make a decision. I am sure I will find more questions about subs lol. I appreciate the help.
  12. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    Jeff, you had a Rolla. Do I need to be concerned about the electrical system of the vehicle when adding a sub? Will a 500w sub amp draw too mcu power from the alternator? I don't plan on using battery power only for audio. At what point do I need to start thinking about that?
  13. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    Got it. I will look into it. I am sure I will have more questions for you since you had a Rolla lol
  14. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    I was curious as to what you all thought about the brands. I appreciate the replies. I will take a look a the NEX EX Jeff. I will build my setup based on that.
  15. Quartersawn

    I give in. I'll get a head unit. Wanna help?

    Here is what I am working with. The corolla has a larger face than double DIN. I would love a large high res screen to fit in the space. The larger the screen the less of an ugly mounting ring I will have to put in. Could be up to an inch on either side if I use a standard double DIN. I haven't found a lot of double DINs with faces larger than the back. Probably not a common thing? This HU seems to have good reviews and says it has just about everything I ask for. Time, EQ, Android etc. Worth taking a look at? Kenwood Excelon DNX694S https://www.crutchfield.com/p_113DNX694S/Kenwood-Excelon-DNX694S.html?cc=07&tp=72381
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