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    [QUOTE=RedGTiVR6;928774]FAQ: What speakers/amps should I go with?

    One of the biggest misconceptions out there in the car audio world is that there is ONE best for everything.
    Some do sound better than other though..don't you agree??? If you don't then why do you use Focal to start with? Gary Biggs wins his class every year using JBL and it is much more inexpensive. But I know..you have partial sponsorship. Anyway..just trying to make my point. You can take a set of Q-Power tweeters and run them off of the same exact amp, tune them how they need to be tuned, and they still will not perform the same as a focal. Materials make a difference in how a speaker will sound and perform.

    I pose, that if you aren't even willing to research, aren't even willing to look any deeper to discover this very basic of facts, that getting the 'best' product will have absolutely no benefit to you.
    I am on here researching right now. Honestly I don't know anyone in Alabama that carries Focal. A handful of stores carry mb quart but only the entry level. I know of one store that carries Boston, the z series, but have it on a display board in the store off a cheap head unit and cheap amp and it sounded like crap. So basically I have to travel hours to just listen to anything, and when I do..it is on a display board not correctly tuned so I have no idea the potential. I am using dynaudio right now and I got to listen to them in a vehicle and i liked the way they sounded so I bought them.

    If you don't know where to place the speaker, or know how to tune your system, or don't have someone near by that can tune it for you, you're just waisting your money.
    I know where to place the speakers. But it doesn't matter where I place my midrange and tweet in the kick panel, the stage is too low on the left side and I want to bring it up a little more. That is my reason for looking into a good set of tweets.

    Things like location, angle, power, and tuning all play a crucial role in sound quality.
    Strangely enough...I have tried all locations in my truck for the midrange and tweet and the best place I have found was by the kick panel facing directly towards me. On the left side and the right side of the truck. They have good off axis response but everything images better when placed there

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtremekustomz View Post
    Some do sound better than other though..don't you agree???
    Of course, there's a reason a light cone and better magnet structure work better.

    Gary Biggs wins his class every year using JBL and it is much more inexpensive.
    ummmm.....it's not like the product in his car is unmolested or anything....

    I am on here researching right now. Honestly I don't know anyone in Alabama that carries Focal.
    http://www.fastsite.com/cgi-bin/vic....=Alabama&Go=Go

    So basically I have to travel hours to just listen to anything, and when I do..it is on a display board not correctly tuned so I have no idea the potential.
    Find a competition, make the drive and ask to listen to some cars. If you're serious about it, making the drive to listen won't be that big of a deal.

    The people who posted above have listed off all the major brands. Seeing as how you are already aware of them, I'm a bit confused as to why you would ask for brands then?
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    Gary's install also didn't cost over $40,000 either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Gary's install also didn't cost over $40,000 either
    It shouldn't have. I believe he did all the work himself, other than maybe the paint. And as far as I know he has a full sponsorship from JBL and probably got materials donated from another supplier. I'm sure he has an RTA and does all of his tuning as well. So he really shouldn't have alot of actual money tied up in the car.

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    ummmm.....it's not like the product in his car is unmolested or anything....
    I am sure he has done tremendous tuning in the vehicle. My point is...a good component set will be easier to make sound really good than a cheap one.

    I have been to some Hi Fi Buys, actually my cousin works in one in Atlanta but they didn't have the Be or for that matter even the Utopia series. All they had was the polykevlar. I will call up in Hoover tomorrow and see if they have any but I seriously doubt it. I'm planning on going to a football game up there in a few weeks and might check it out anyway though.

    Find a competition, make the drive and ask to listen to some cars. If you're serious about it, making the drive to listen won't be that big of a deal.
    I don't mind making a drive and listening to some things. I just hate to spend a couple hundred dollars to go listen to something though. Plus we are in the middle of football season Gotta be in Tuscaloosa for the Bama games on Saturdays!

    The people who posted above have listed off all the major brands. Seeing as how you are already aware of them, I'm a bit confused as to why you would ask for brands then?
    I know most of the major name brands but basically I was looking for some opinions on what they sound like. I have never listend to any focal in a vehicle, or rainbow. I would LOVE to hear some Be but I know there is no one around that has any.

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    I believe he did all the work himself, other than maybe the paint. And as far as I know he has a full sponsorship from JBL and probably got materials donated from another supplier.
    Last time I checked, custom fiberglass work ran anywhere from $90-120/hr. Assuming everything else was completely free that's 330-450 hours of work in that car. Gary's got easily 3/4 of that in his car. The paint he's got on there is a multi thousand dollar paintjob too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Last time I checked, custom fiberglass work ran anywhere from $90-120/hr. Assuming everything else was completely free that's 330-450 hours of work in that car. Gary's got easily 3/4 of that in his car. The paint he's got on there is a multi thousand dollar paintjob too.
    Really depends on where you get the work done. I think glass work around here is $60-$70 an hour. I wish I could find some people that wanted stuff done cause I would jump on it in a heartbeat. As for the paintjob...I would say he probably has about $10000-$12000 maybe more because I believe the undercarriage is painted too. Been over a year since I really looked at it so I can't remember. The paintjob doesn't have anythning to do with sound. Plus here again...he did the work himself so he has time but not money tied up in it. . Anyway the fiberglass dash, console, and whole rear end of the car have nothing to do with how the car sounds. The only fiberglass things that matter are his kick panels and sub box.

    Anyway...having said all of that I think I am through with this post. Thanks for the help everyone.

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    Anyway the fiberglass dash, console, and whole rear end of the car have nothing to do with how the car sounds.
    This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
    How so?? What fiberglass in the rear of the makes it sound good?

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    any pics of said car please

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