Thread: Car Audio
03-17-2008, 07:12 PM #1
For months ive been researching car audio but im on a budget. At first I looked at the JLs, then the Alpine type-rs, then the type s's trying to save money, then went back to JL and NOW I HAVE MADE MY DECISION... im going with dual 10" type-Rs and probably a hifonics amp. for headunit im going with the Alpine CDA-9886R (maybe not R but if i can find one i would like it)
These are the cheapest prices i could find (rounded up):
Enclosure- $????? havnt decided but will be around $100
So that comes out to about $700 w/o installation. I decided to hold out on tweeters and door speakers to see if i need them and if it is worth it, plus i need to make more cash.
Any comments, suggestions, criticisms, or anything.... any input will be taken appreciatively.
03-17-2008, 07:56 PM #2
Buy a cheap 59 dollar kraco radio and save the rest for gas for your summer fun.Help your folks out with that.Imo..2 cents
03-17-2008, 07:58 PM #3
03-17-2008, 08:17 PM #4
03-17-2008, 08:30 PM #5
The flea markets out here in illinois has Everything for cheap as hell. I looked up everything i wanted on crutchfield brought the list to the Good ole Swap o rama out here and some guy made me a deal for everything that i couldnt refuse told me to come back next weekend and he had it all and everything was brand new and in working order. Olny thing i had to do was get the facia stuff and wiring harness that was specific for my car instead of having to splice wires and rig facia. Everything brand new was going to be around 800 i paid around 450 if i remember correctly. You wont be dissapointed with the Alpine. I had one 12" Type R in my Firebird It hit so hard it was rediculous and i olny had the Amp set on half its potential. Dont go cheap on the Amp my friend got some crappy sony and it burnt out on him in a couple months he ended up buying my entire system from me.
Last edited by ReDevilRXP; 03-17-2008 at 08:33 PM.
03-17-2008, 08:52 PM #6
infact the amp im getting will probably be a little overpowering so i have to turn it down to like you. i cant wait. of course i wont be getting all this until the end of this year so i have a while and hopefully prices will drop
03-17-2008, 08:58 PM #7
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My .02 cents... I am 21 and regret the whole system thing...I never had one in my car but several of my buddy's did and my hearing sucks....because of that. It is a phase that will come and go but your hearing will be gone to. Get you a nice head unit and some aftermarket good quality speakers and call it good.
03-17-2008, 09:07 PM #8
As far as hearing i can see that happening but i ussualy drove everywhere myself didnt trust other people with they way they drove at that age. This way i can also play music how i wanted too and i never really had it stupid loud.
03-17-2008, 09:21 PM #9
Couple questions for you.........
What type of music do you listen to?
What make/model of car do you have?
What type of bass are you looking to get? Tight, accurate, or Deep low Hz
What type of cabinet are you wanting? Formed or generic
Exactly how loud do you want it to be? Just for you....to.....annoy your block
All these and more need to be considered when designing a system. Some subs are great for one type, but suck at others. You say you want to try and shave money, so you need to get it right the first time. I know guys that have been through 5+ different speakers in a year because they were trying to save 50 buck here and there and ended up with a something they weren't happy with.
As an after thought.... Plan on spending at least 50 dollars on wiring alone. Do it right, don't burn up your car, or your gear.
03-17-2008, 10:07 PM #10
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