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    Newcastle, Australia

    Post what sound system are you using ?

    I've read a fair bit about what pc's and such ppl are using for their in car system.

    My question is what kind of sound systems are ppl hooking to them ?

    I was thinking of getting a basic setup with an 8inch sub and some 2 ways. what does everyone else have hooked up ?

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    Retired Admin Aaron Cake's Avatar
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    London, Ontario, Canada


    Pyramid 160W AM/FM/Tape driving 4" Lanzar speakers in front, 6" Lanzar speakers in rear. Two 5.5" Lanzar door speakers motivated by a Pioneer 130W amp, connected to the Aux out on the Pyramid deck. No subs, but those door speakers really make this system pound.
    Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
    Car: 1986 Mazda RX-7 Turbo (highly modded), 1978 RX-7 Beater (Dead, parting out), 2001 Honda Insight
    "If one more body-kitted, cut-spring-lowered, farty-exhausted Civic revs on me at an intersection, I swear I'm going to get out of my car and cram their ridiculous double-decker aluminium wing firmly up their rump."

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    Ottawa, ON, CA


    Here's my setup:

    Amp: Phoenix Gold Octane (Limited
    Edition) [#9 of 24]
    2 Farads of capacitance
    Built-in bass cube
    Pushing a clean 840 watts

    Speakers: MB Quart pwc-116 reference
    coaxials w/ Musicomp crossovers

    Subwoofer: MB Quart premium reference
    RKC306 dual voice coil

    Equalizer: Phoenix Gold TiCOMP digital EQ
    -hooks up to laptop baby =)

    Headunit: Pioneer 7" LCD module w/ CD
    player, 2 aux. video (and audio)

    And that's just scratching the surface =)

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    Maximum Bitrate Raas's Avatar
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    The Netherlands


    160w Blaupunkt Sevilla RDM 168 which drives
    2x 6' Pioneer 65w in the front doors
    2x 1' Blaupunkt 35w tweeters just under the window...
    A signal splitter is used to provide the tweeters only with highs while the pioneers only do the 'lows' and mids..

    In the back...
    2x 6x9' No Name 150w
    These aren't the best speakers but the don't have to put out heavy bass.
    2x 15w sony tweeters

    In the trunk
    150w RTO (hamburg, germany) bridged amp.
    400w 12' US-Blaster sub in a 50 liter sealed box.

    The Headunit drives all speakers in my car except the sub...
    I don't put any low bass to these speakers because the sub takes car of that...
    Therefore the 6x9' don't have to provide the full base range.. only the top of it.. -> the high bass... and that's is why these aren't the best speakers.. they only have to put out high and mid, and a bit high bass

    Along with the sub all frequencies are covered.. (this is the secret to a good sound.. use speakers where the were designed for.. don't try to get deep bass out of 4' speakers... If you eliminate this deep bass to the speaker it will sound much better)


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    Boise, ID (USA)


    Alpine CD in dash
    Alpine Changer in Glovebox
    MB Quart Mid's & Highs in the doors
    3 Boston 10.4 pro subs in the trunk
    Pheonix Gold M50 running mixed mono

    Simple system that sounds great and has almost flat response...
    1999 voyager pontoon boat
    (soon to be computerized)

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    Rockford, IL (home), Southern IL (college)


    Deck: Pioneer Premier DEH-P720 180 watt.
    Front Speakers: Pioneer 6x8 3-way, TS-A6865
    Rear Speakers: Pioneer 6x8 3-way, TS-A6865
    Sub: Kenwood 8"
    Amp: Kenwood 100 watts
    Aux. Input: Pioneer CD-RB10
    5" color flip up/down LCD
    Monster Cable Audio and Video Interconnects(13')
    Rockford Fosgate power cables
    Dynamat (Doors, floor, trunk and firewall)
    2004 F-150
    Shuttle XPC, 80gig HD, Wireless Internet, DVD
    "How piMP3d is your ride??"

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    Maximum Bitrate PoBoy's Avatar
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    St. Louis-MO


    Rockford speakers all around now.

    RF components in each Door (4)
    2 - 15 inch RF DVC's in back

    MTX 1504 Amp for doors (500w)
    RF Power 1000 for subs (1000w)

    All Pioneer Units
    DVD, Nav, TV, CD changer, etc.
    I'm a me if you have any questions on my old setup

    My way outdated website:

    FYI: I sold my 96 4Runner and bought a 1985

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    Apr 2001
    Here, There, Everywhere


    JL Audio All Round

    2 * 5.25Inch 2ways in the kick panels

    2 * 10W08 10Inch subs, custom sealed enclosure. Running in parallel to give 4 ohm load.

    Clarion 5 channel amp, bridged into three. Delivers 90WRMS into each 2way and 100WRMS into the subs.
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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    Mar 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio


    I'm sorry, but I can't stand that loud crap. I'm happy with my tunes, I don't need the shoved into my ears with metal q-tips ;-)
    And how much did that limited edition amp cost you JamesB?
    Clarion 200watt head unit w/ Aux in.
    Kicker 800watt 4 channel amp
    In a 96 Grand Prix SE.

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    Ottawa, ON, CA


    Originally posted by lstrunk:
    <STRONG>I'm sorry, but I can't stand that loud crap. I'm happy with my tunes, I don't need the shoved into my ears with metal q-tips ;-)

    I'm actually _NOT_ about loud .. I do sound quality (as the MB Quarts would suggest) My entire system is designed around near-perfect compatability to reproduce sound at negligable distortion.

    On another note, I just added a TiDEQ digital equalizer (with channel time delay capabilities) to the arsenal. I hit 40 out of 40 with tone reproduction.

    <STRONG>And how much did that limited edition amp cost you JamesB?</STRONG>
    Well, what the value is compared to what I paid is almost as staggering as the retail value. =) Put it this way, with all the peripherals in my car, I could be driving a BMW M3 or a Honda S2000 ;-)

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