How is this audio setup?
I am thinking about getting this setup installed in my volvo s60, As I am completly retarded at anything hands on I will be having one of the local car audio places install it. I would love to hear your expert opinion! What would you expect to pay for this setup, what would you rate it out of 10 being the best score?
Head Unit: Dual XDVD8181 Link
2x Speakers: Soundstream XT653S 6.5" Link
1x Components: XTC.6 6.0" Link
2x Subs: Soundstream XW-10 Link
1x Amp: Powerbass ASA400.2 Link
License Plate Camera: LP-IC Link
Alarm & Remote Starter: Autopage RS-727LCD Link
very low quality stuff there. I'd save my money until i could afford something that would last more then a year. Take the money that you were going to spend on this set up and invest it in a head unit. Then save up for a pair of component speakers and a 4 chan amp as stage two. after that get a single 10" or 12" sub (image dynamics id2v3 is a great 'budget' woofer imho). last get a set of rear coaxials if you feel you need rear speakers or if the stock ones aren't cutting it...power those off the headunit's internal amp.
Originally Posted by kegger
Search online for a brand called Niche Audio if you're on a budget... It's GREAT stuff, but not at a high ticket price...
If you go with the Niche line...I highly recommend the Titanium series if its affordable, but the low level, Evolution series is also superb for the money
Their amps are some of the best I've ever used for their price range, real quality stuff at a low cost.
Also, their sister company, Majestic, makes great component kits. I ran them in my car for a year and only went back to coaxial speakers because I wanted to change. Their speakers are good too...
Also, it would appear that your car has 6 speakers from the factory...you'll need to take that into consideration...
Here's what I'de recommend as for speakers, subs, and amps from Niche and Majestic, should you decide to go that route:
3 sets of the Majestic 6.5" coaxial speakers(or 2 sets coax / 1 set component)
Subs and Amps:
2 10" Niche Titanium series subwoofers
1 Niche Evolution series NA1010E or SQL series 120.2C Amplifier
2 10" Niche Evolution series subwoofers
1 Niche Evolution series NA1010E amplifier
I recommend niche and majestic because i helped design the product, so I know what its capable of...i've pushed over 500W RMS to the titanium 12's for 2yrs, and they're rated at 300RMS/600Peak, and they never once had a problem with overheating, clipping, or damage of any kind...its all about having a clean signal and a proper amplifier to push them :)
why would you put in 3 sets of speakers? factory having 6 speakers isn't the same as putting in 3 sets of speakers
Originally Posted by sxtnitehawk
just trying to match what he had.............i know 4 woudl be best, but some people dont like being told to drop a set ya know?
thinking about getting 2x Alpine Type-X SWX-1242D or SWX-1243D and 2x hifonics 2006d or 1x Power Acoustik A3000DB
Also now this thread is posted over 2 different forums :)