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    Go down to your local audio shop (not best buy) and tell them what you want. They can help you. Ask lots of questions and try to learn something. Have them install it for you...otherwise start your research now and teach yourself everything you need to know about hooking up subs and amps. Start by figuring out what is crap and what isn't.

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    I'd recommend a 15" Brahma and an ED Nine.1 to power it.
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    the guy is going to freak when he learns that good equipment will run him at least twice what the legacy crap ran him

    some people honnestly don't want to spend the money
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    You need to consider where hes coming from. A legacy system will sound eons better than his stock speakers. My very first install used a little 35wrms x 4 Pyramid amp driving two Fleamarket 8" subs and two front 4" fleamarket speakers. It might not have been the baddest sounding system around, but it was a leap and jump over the stock deck and speakers which I had previously.

    Total cost to make my system sound about 3 times as good (subjectively, of course) was only 100$ canadian for new parts.

    All of those speakers and the amp still work fine to this day (in my sister's car :P), and they're over 4 years old now... and you would not believe the torture I put that little amp through. It was non-bridgeable, but i bridged it. I grounded the negative terminal of the speakers to the chassis to eliminate my ground loop.. I overheated it, and beat that poor thing.. but it never missed a beat. They might not ooze quality, but they sure can kick stock in a heartbeat. :P

    Its easy to jump on him for buying legacy, I'm tempted to myself.. but honestly, he will probably be pretty happy with that amp, even if its only putting out a quarter of its rated power.

    I say install it, and then decide if its not enough for you. :P

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    It's like this....

    Ur gonna lease a car...there are two options. We have a Saturn Vue and a Porsche Cayenne. You can either buy a brand new Vue or you could get a used Cayenne for the exact same price......which would you take?



    Check the classified sections on any audio forum for constant good deals that will only go down with bargaining. While ebay prices are going up, the prices in the forums keep going down.
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    - Alpine W200/H701
    - ED Nine.2X
    - OZ Matrix Elites
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    - Idmax 12's

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    I'll second the buying off of the classifieds forums....

    I know that when I get ready to switch equipment, people are always VERY happy to buy great product, treated right, at half the price.

    will take some looking, and there MIGHT be more risk involved, but IMO, it's safer than Ebay....lol
    Jan Bennett
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    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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