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    SQ for $1500??

    Okay, I know jack squat about car audio but it's time to get that part of the car squared away. I'd liked to replace the stock (Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4) Infinity tweeters, 6.5s and 6x9s and add one 10" sub. I know I'll need an amp of some kind as well. What else is needed? I listen to rock 99% of the time. Any thing from CCR to Metallic and NIN. I'm not looking to win audio competitions, but I'm not looking for cheap crap either. Think middle to upper middle class here

    If you had $1500 to spend on a system (with or with out head unit) what would you get?


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    I buy a non brand all in one from taiwan or hong kong or don king or some of those places and expend the $1410 in some whores.

    Now seriusly man just read around cus this have been asked 100 times (latest was that retard with the scion that thinks that cus he pay $3000 he is better than any one else here, oh and that is what he claims he paid for is system..... yeah right!!! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by thanatos106
    I buy a non brand all in one from taiwan or hong kong or don king or some of those places and expend the $1410 in some whores.

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    $1500 isn't a lot of coin to spend on a system if you figure in amps. I'd get a higher end Alpine, Pioneer or Panasonic deck $300-400. I'd not put in 6x9s at all and get a kickass set of components $200-300. I'd buy a really good single 10 or 12 either DVC 2 ohm or 4 ohm SVC $150-250, then buy a good 4-channel amp to run the components and the sub off of (bridge 2 channels for the sub). $300-500

    If you go with the top end of all my recommendations you'll come out about $1500. You'll be lower on some of the stuff so spend the rest on wiring. Go with at least 4AWG power and grounds and get GOOD interconnects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobo
    Okay, I know jack squat about car audio but it's time to get that part of the car squared away. I'd liked to replace the stock (Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4) Infinity tweeters, 6.5s and 6x9s and add one 10" sub. I know I'll need an amp of some kind as well. What else is needed? I listen to rock 99% of the time. Any thing from CCR to Metallic and NIN. I'm not looking to win audio competitions, but I'm not looking for cheap crap either. Think middle to upper middle class here

    If you had $1500 to spend on a system (with or with out head unit) what would you get?


    Thanks.

    I know how you feel, knowing jack squat and coming into a hobby you are really just looking for some leads. I agree with shadow...if you're going with a sq setup then drop the rear speakers... you dont need them in your car and they are just going to ruin your soundstage. as far as brands I've had good experience with cdt audio for speakers and they just came out with a new line of amps that are supposed to be top notch (the guy who used to design the old kick *** nakamichi amps is now designing for cdt). Shadow gives a lot of good advice too. for interconnects I really like knewkonceptz wires. compared to the old monster cable i ripped out of my car i really was ****ed that i spent so much more on monster cable and got an inferior product.

    another company to check is elemental design. I recently purchased some of there 6.5" subs and am very impressed with the quality of their product. they also have a good price and reputation on their speakers and amps. 3ondubs has their amps and really is happy with them. oh..and they are an outstanding value.

    lastly, check out image dynamics. I had one of their 12" subs in my car and absolutely loved it. I was shocked at the woofer/value ratio and all around performance. 3ondubs recently purchased some idmax subs (i think) and now needs back surgery because it hits so hard :-)

    also...don't get a head unit. spend the money on a better usc dac, soundcard or active crossover
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    FAQ: What speakers/amps should I go with?

    I'd recomend that thread for starters.

    Come in with some questions that show us that you have done a tad bit of research on your own, and I'd be happy to help out some more!
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    Some of you may say $1,500 is not a lot or enough money for a good SQ setup. I'm sure I can do a lot from that money and get good ***** too.
    :::::EBAY:::::
    Sub amp JL 500/1 = ~$300
    Speakers amp JL 300/4 = ~$300
    Alpine Deck = ~$250
    Diamond Audio Hex 600a = ~$250
    D A 6x9 = ~$150
    Eclipse TI Sub= ~$300

    MAX Total = ~1550
    Prices for these items can be cheaper if you're lucky. I can also substitute the JL amps for other low cost amps, I wouldn't spend 600 bucks on those amps, but more like $400 bucks.

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    eBay = no warranty

    Have fun with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow
    eBay = no warranty

    Have fun with that.
    If you're expecting some warranty, it might need to be professionally installed by an authorized dealer. If not it probably come with a 1 year warranty. Besides I think if electronics are gonna go bad, they either do it from the beginning or years later. I'd rather buy from ebay or an online retailer rather than cartoys or any other local dealers that costs 2X as much and another 1x-2x for installation. I trust my own work than some half-assed work done by some techs.

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