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I want to improve the audio quality in my car, diferent stores are offering to me different brand of components.
I want the best audio quality, what model do you think is better?
The option of speakers are:
-Morel Tempo ultra 602
My Car: Mercedes GL 450
Headunit: Kenwood excelon DNN9150
Amp: Rockford T600-4 (100W rms x 4 @ 4 ohm)
Sub Amp: Rockford T500-1bd (500W rms x1 @1ohm)
SUB: Rockford T1D210
I have a Pioneer DEG P5500MP that was in a 1996 Dodge Caravan. The car was hit and totaled but I took out the stereo. Now, I have a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country and I'd like to install it there. I figured out how to get the dash grill off and got the old (factory) stereo / tape player out. The wiring adapter from the Caravan seems to be right for this car but there are two wires that were attached to the old stereo that don't have a place to connect on this one. One of those appears to be the ground -- it's a bare wire strap with a largish eye at the end and it was bolted to the back of the stereo case. There is no hole in the Pioneer that will fit that bolt. The other wire is a smaller one that clipped onto a piece of what also appears to be the stereo case (metal). In this case, as well, there is no obvious way to connect that to the Pioneer. Are they both ground? Do they both need to be connected?
There is also one loose wire coming out of the wiring adapter from the Pioneer that's not fed into the connecter. It's a black wire and has a horseshoe shaped tip. I assume that's supposed to be connected to ground.
When I attach the two ISO connectors to those in the car, the stereo doesn't come on, which makes sense as long as the unit isn't grounded but when I hold the black wire from the stereo to the wire strap (I gripped them tightly together with vise-grips), it still doesn't come on.
I suspect the solution will be simple but I'm not seeing it. Any advice would be appreciated.
Hi, I am restoring a 77 vw bus and the interior is completely stripped and I am doing the new interior custom with a friend of mine. I really appreciate high quality audio and would like a new system that is cost-effective. I would like a head unit, 2 speakers up front, 2 speakers in the back, and a subwoofer, plus all the necessary amplifiers. There are so many choices its hard to make a decision. For the head unit I want something with a usb hookup in the back, a cd player, aux input, hd radio, and a remote control. I would like to spend around $500 on this if that is reasonable. If i can get some thing much better for say $150 more, i am looking for optimum cost/quality ratio so if that fits ill go for it.
I would really appreciate any advice since ive never done this before.
I have 2 pioneer ts-e6995 800w speakers that I want to put in my car. I cannot afford any amps right now. My radio is a Kenwood - 50W x 4 MOSFET found here...
Kenwood - 50W x 4 MOSFET Apple® iPod®-Ready In-Dash CD Deck - KDC-MP345U 1.
1. Can I run these speakers on the radio without amps.
2. Are there any dangers in doing this - like my radio getting fried.
3 What is the minimum wattage amps would you recommend for this setup. (I intend to put 2 small speakers in my front doors at a later date)
OK, I'm looking to upgrade speakers, get rid of the OLD Sony Xplodes and possible factory in-door. (I have Pioneer TS-A698's just sitting in the openings of the rear deck for improvement from the Xplodes that were there.) The biggest aggravation I've had so far in my own research has been a few so-called "reviews" posted up on various places on the net and no reviews at all available for some of these speakers. They weren't reviews, just a regurgitation of the manufacturer's promo & specifications. What a PITA.
First, the specs:
'02 Kia Spectra Sedan (it gets me around)
Kenwood KDC-X994 H.U.
Front doors: 6-3/4", 2.8" deep max?
Rear Deck: 6"x8", 6" deep max.
Budget: up to $75/pair MAXimum ($150 total), prefer closer to $50/pr. (or less)
Rear Deck: I have to stick with 6"x8"s unless I really can get better bass performance using an adapter for round speakers.
Good bass repro on their own, as I don't wish to add subs and I don't need to shake the car apart.
Will be driven from the HU, so no separate amps.
Not interested in components, subs, or amps at this time, especially since I'm not interested in reproducing the experience of concert front row in front of the speakers sound levels.
Music preferences include: Rock (classic, southern, alternative, etc), Metal (mostly old-school but some modern), and Oldies (wife). Rap/hip-hop maybe on occasion. Loud is good, but not like standing in front of the speakers at a concert.
According to Crutchfield, the doors have an unusual bolt pattern.
Also according to Crutchfied, the diameter of the magnet is limited to 2.883" in the rear deck.
I'm not sure I put that much stock in the magnet size thing, and I am willing to make extra holes in the speaker mounting area if need be for the doors . I also admit this is a small budget, but via the Internet it isn't impossible.
Clarion (Front: SRQ1631R; Back: SRQ6831C)
Hifonics Zeus series (Front: ZXi-63; Back: ZXi-683)
Kenwood (Front: KFC-C1739IE or KFC-1682IE; Back: KFC-C6882IE)
Rockford Fosgate Prime series (Front: R1653; Back: R1682 or T1682C)
Other options (brand, model) within my budget and preferences that may be a better choice?
EDIT: removed references for 6"x9" speakers (and added one more reference for a 6"x8") as they will not fit without metal-work and made emphasis on some qualifications.