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    there is a way to turn on the factory but it needs two powers to turn on and one constant power. it is hard to make it work it took me a long time to install and alpine radio. and to make the antenna go out

    after i spend all this time there was engine noise

    now I don't change lexus radios i tell people to keep them the amplifier is good and the sounds is okay

    so i sale them a cd changer there is two systems pioneer or nakamichi
    and i install panasonic or pioneer cd changers with a blitsafe cd chager interface there is two rca jack for audio input

    I BELIVE THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO INPUT AUDIO INTO YOUR SYSTEM

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    a couple things i've learned from car audio...

    1) there are a lot of crappy brands out there. VR3 is one of them..i did a quick search on google and the only place to buy them is walmart. (walmart is not known for its high end stuff)

    B) unless you need the customer support, don't buy from crutchfield. why? well..you can find it cheaper anywhere else. just go to a price comparison site and see for yourself. i do, however still go to their site to research things.

    III) If the price looks too good to be true, it probably is. some brands i personally would stay away from are.... pyle, pyramid, boss, vr3, soundstorm, legacy, sony...and theres a ton more.

    to do a quick glance for amplifiers on how good they actually are... find the specs on the amp and get the fuse rating, and how many watts it says they put out at a certain voltage. for example, if the fuse is rated for 80 amps, and it claims to put out 1000 watts at 13.4 volts. work backwards and take 1000 / 13.4 = 74.6 amps. that makes it within the 80 amp fuse, correct? wrong. that would only work if the amp was 93% (74.6 / 80) efficient. which its not.

    all in all be careful with what you buy. if you only want to spend $150 on a 5 channel amp, don't expect it to work for very long. and im pretty sure you'll be paying more for a shop to work with a stock amp and sound system to get your computer running then you would if you just bought 2 new amps.
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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    Thumbs up Been doing this for a while

    Ive been installing car stereos for about 2 years now, have done some serious jobs. Personally im a classic rock kinda guy dont need a lot of bass just some crisp sound. IM running 2 apine type s 5X7 50rms masx 150 and rockford fostage(newest name eludes me) 6x9s 100rms 200max. I had it all running off a 2 channel 1200watt sony, which we all know doesnt put out more than 500watts but i got it for free. But the **** thing when id crank it up would crackly and pop, never found out y. So i saw this 99can 5channel amp and im like cant be worse than this POS sony. Plug it in and becuase it in and wow

    i dont care who u are or what u say this amp rocks, for the price its just a deal but the quallity of sound it can put out is ammazing. Honestly i couldnt see my self getting rid of this thing. havent seen a site which gives a distinctive rms ratting on each channel but i wouldnt be suprised if it put 100 per channel at 4omhs and 250 on the sub channel.
    it has 3 30amp fuses which if u look around is about equvalent to a 600 rockford. So if ure just going to put on speaks and maybe a 10inch this is good but it doesnt put out the power as does a 5 channel rockford does but it gets the job done.

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    I got an old 150w alpine for $60 on ebay
    mobo $130 ; 150wOpus-$200 ; 256mb pc2700 -$10 ; 120gb HDD 7200-$70 ; Lilliput TS 7"-$265 ; USB LAN-Free AR ; Rikaline 6010 GPS-$34 ; ShuttleXpress-$37
    Total = $746....Carputer = Priceless

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    According to the information that I searched for, this amp looks fine, it is 2 ohm stable on all channels, BUT remember your front speakers (2 ohm) will have twice the power of the rears (4 ohms) but the sub channel on this amp is class D and that is efficient. Looks like a good choice.

    One more thing to remember is that the stock speakers are probably quite 'WUSS' in that this amp could blow them out with excessive power. Just play it safe and don't apply too much more power than the stoch amp did.
    Carputer currently 'ghettoed' into car!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantomas
    a couple things i've learned from car audio...

    B) unless you need the customer support, don't buy from crutchfield. why? well..you can find it cheaper anywhere else. just go to a price comparison site and see for yourself. i do, however still go to their site to research things.

    III) If the price looks too good to be true, it probably is. some brands i personally would stay away from are.... pyle, pyramid, boss, vr3, soundstorm, legacy, sony...and theres a ton more.
    amps.

    What are the good brands?

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    I use an Audison amp, in connection with my Focal speakers...
    I don't need no stinkin' startup-shutdown controller... That's what journalized filesystems are for...
    NavSys, the ultimate navigation app
    http://www.navsys.org/

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    I went with all Hifonics amps in my car. One 4-channel for the speakers and one 2-channel bridged for the sub. The amps are affordable and the sound is freakin amazing. Much better than the premium Bose system that I ripped out of the car. I don;t have a head unit either - I simply send my sound card output to a Clarion Line Driver/EQ and then to the amps.
    Car: 2000 Audi A4 Avant 1.8t
    Carputer 2.0: removed. Back to stock.

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    bose is and always will be utter s**t...
    I don't need no stinkin' startup-shutdown controller... That's what journalized filesystems are for...
    NavSys, the ultimate navigation app
    http://www.navsys.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heezzi
    What are the good brands?
    depends what you want to do and your budget level. i got a US Acoustics amp for about $120 to run my front speakers and it sounds amazing. they're cheaper than a lot of other high end amps but the SQ is just amazing.

    other good brands include mtx, alpine, kenwood, um... there's certainly more but those are the major ones i can think of off the top of my head.
    rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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