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    I just purchased a 2000 Hyundai Accent 2DR Hatchback. Im looking to add a fairly cheap sound system to my car. Anything would sound better than the sound system thats currently installed. It came with 4 crappy speakers (2 in the door and 2 in the back and a cassette deck. I figure im going to need 4 new speakers, one too two subwoofers (still not sure because of the cars size), the boxes, and an amp. Im pretty much new to all of this so can you guys help me. I dont know how much to spend to get a cheap but decent system and where to buy? What to do about installation? And i still cant figure out about the amp? Thanks alot

  • #2
    without a budgt, unfortunatly, we can't help you.
    Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

    'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

    CarPC: none at the moment
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    • #3
      well, even if we had a budget, theres a million and one things we could suggest

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      • #4
        indeed. what are you looking for? sq, spl? your allday everyday install? just give us a little more information. than we could sugest something, but the most important: it's your car, you music and your ears that have to listen to it. so my sugestion is, go to your local shop with your own cd's, tell the guy your budget and what your looking for and then listen to some stuff.
        Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

        'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

        CarPC: none at the moment
        CLARION HX-D2
        CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
        CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
        CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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        • #5
          budget

          Im looking to spend from 350 to 500 like I said something cheap and well im sure anything would sound better than the current system. The current speakers I have in my car measure 5 inches. Could I go any bigger or do I need to stick to 5 inch speakers? For a small car how many subs and what size would you guys suggest?

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          • #6
            Will you be installing a carPC? I am not sure a 300-500 dollar budget will cut that. (unless of coarse you already have the CarPC installed).

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            • #7
              if you only have $500 to deal with, you can forget te carputer!

              for speakers, you could stick with the 5", but better would be 6 1/2 if you can fit them. one sub will be enough if it's a small car. it depends on sound wether you get an 8" 10" or 12". so you realy have to use your ears at first! certainly on a tight budget like your's there's a load of crap out there, so realy use your ears instead of listening to some audio-shop guy (unless he's trust-worthy)

              edit: on such a tight budget you can't afford to make a mistake. I'm not rich, but still i can afford to make a mistake. I'm going for sound-quality, and that's something that costs money, so i'm not buying everything at once but step by step. so I easily can say: "what the heck, gonna try those peerless ones and if i don't like 'em I'll sell 'em again." you see, the thing is, peerless is a topnotch brand, so you can't even go wrong on that.

              But on a tght budget, you can't do such things in my opinion, so go to a few shops and use your ears, and don't forget to take your time and bring your own cd's.
              Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

              'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

              CarPC: none at the moment
              CLARION HX-D2
              CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
              CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
              CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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              • #8
                http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81064

                Jan Bennett
                FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                • #9
                  IMO start off by spending the time in your local car audio shops! find the sound you like and write down the model numbers for future reference. Everyone hears differently! You might like soft highs (silk dome tweeters like polk) or bright highs (Titanium Tweeters like MB QUART) For price wise, I would stick to what fits and not change speaker size in the doors. 1 12 sub with about 300-500 watts rms will do fine. What are your plans about upgrading later? I wouldn't waste money on some thing you are going to change out later! spend a little more on the head unit. New head unit have decent power for door speakers, so save up your money for a clean amp later. Just my two cents


                  edit: bring original cd's not mp3's.

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                  • #10
                    to cents? is that like To: Cents? or did you mean two cents? as in the number 2?

                    btw - dvs - check out the thread I linked to. You might have something valuable to add to it.
                    Jan Bennett
                    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                    • #11
                      Good catch on the TWO cents @ work and typing fast. I will check out the link!

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                      • #12
                        and I'll be sitting here explaning....


                        say, red damn ****ed up you're so far away, think it would be fun to see our cars next to eachother although I'm still doubting on the AS install, but I think I'm gonna go with some peerless/lotus/nova-combi. can't go wrong on that one .
                        It'll take a little longer before I have everything together, but I think it's worthwhile waiting!

                        NOVA TN25MKII (lotus H615)
                        PEERLESS C130ip (later on)
                        PEERLESS C165ip
                        NOVA MDS08 (2x for starters and we'll see where it goes from there)

                        amps gonna remain the same.
                        Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

                        'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

                        CarPC: none at the moment
                        CLARION HX-D2
                        CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
                        CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
                        CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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                        • #13
                          sweet! let us know how it sounds!
                          Jan Bennett
                          FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                          Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                          • #14
                            but still in doubt, you know. These brands aren't being retailed in Belgium, so it'll depend on shippngcost or petrol-price if I'm maybe gonna go up to Germany to get them.

                            edit: one thing's for sure, my bro's driving around in a nice volvo with a crappy soundsystem and I'll be driving around in a crappy car with a nice soundsystem
                            Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

                            'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

                            CarPC: none at the moment
                            CLARION HX-D2
                            CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
                            CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
                            CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

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                            • #15
                              I found some cheap speakers tonight at a store (Sony Xplod 5.25" 160 Watt 4-Way Speaker, XS-R1341) for $39.87 a pair. (Sounds cheap and it will probably really sound ever ****tier but im a struggling student that needs a quick fix for his car!) Can anybody fill me in on their opinions? I have heard that 4 way speakers arnt the way to go (too much bass that cuts the quality of the vocals and instruments especially if I plan on putting a sub
                              ?) and that I should try to find 3 way speakers so im not quite sure if i should buy them yet or not.

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