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ok i know its off ebay, but it sounds good and its somewhat within my price range

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...9&category=4950

just goto ebay and type in "complete car audio" or something like that, comes with amp, subs, box, 6.5's or whatever size, cd deck, wires

are they just like ultra cheap subs that will blow after a week or are they any good?
 

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id say save $200 more and take a look at this way better *info from elitecaraudio.com*

Deck: Clarion DXZ735mp--MP3 support, remote sub ($179 from thezeb w/pricematch) Wouldn't recommend the Blaupunkt as I'm not 100% satisfied with its features...but that's what experimentation's all about

Front Amp: Planet Audio P450 ($68 new from zedaudio) laughably underrated at 4x50

Mids: Vifa PL ($75 a pair from partsexpress.com)
Crossover: Custom job ($50 a pair from madisound.com)
Tweeters: LPG 26na ($70 a pair from madisound.com)

Sub: Tangband W8-704s ($33 from nuera-acoustic.ca) It will wreck any 10" near its price range.

Misc install stuff:
Sound King speaker wire, from partsexpress.com
RCA's, power wire from mcmelectronics.com

And that should be well under $600



Last edited by Supernaut at Oct 11 2003, 08:35 PM
 

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*This was written for sombody looking to put a system in a ford f-150 4 door. thought it might be of help to somebody*

You can easily put together an entire system for $700. With that price in mind, here are my recommendations:

1) Price out everthing you want online, look at http://www.sounddomain.com http://www.etronics.com http://www.ikesound.com http://www.thezeb.com and anywhere else to find the best prices for what you want. Then, try to get thezeb or sounddomain to pricematch everthing into one big order so you can save on shipping (thezeb does free shipping over $99)

Headunit: $190
If you want to be able to control your sub level from your headunit, you are looking in the price range of $175-225 online prices. If a dedicated subwoofer preout isn't important to you you could find something for $135-$175. I would suggest the former. Read this thread http://hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showth...threadid=152469 for the cheapest options.

I have the Pioneer Premier 550mp from http://www.thezeb.com. I had them pricematch ikesound, final price with shipping was $182 ($3 cheaper thank ikesound). I probably would've ordered from thezeb anyways though, for the extra $10 I would rather have somewhere that will warranty it for me and is trustworthy. Here were my requirements
Easy mp3 navigation and good load time
-ability to read wma, mp3, and VBR mp3 files
-Preout for front and subwoofer
-subwoofer control on deck
-Rotary volume knob
-Decent FM tuner (so I can listen to NPR)
-I prefer a simple layout
The decks I compared in the price range were:
Pioneer 550mp
Panasonic MXE CQ-DFX683U
Eclipse 3403
Clarion DXZ635MP or DXZ735MP

Subwoofer: $55 Pioneer TW-S255c 10 inch http://www.sounddomain.com/sku/PIOTSW255C
Best sub I have heard under $125. If you want to move up into that league there are alot of options, you might look at the e10k.14 at http://www.edesignaudio.com for $125. Pioneer also has some new SPL (read: loud) subs that have been getting some good talk, the 10" version TS-W1500SPL is $120 at thezeb.com and $110 at etronics.

Components: CDT CL-61a at http://www.thezeb.com $150 http://thezeb.com/caraudio/specials_speakers.html
These speakers are plain awesome, you won't find anything else in the price range that can even touch them

Rear speakers: CDT CL-4x,5x, or 6x depending on your stock speaker size in back (I recommend the 6x if at all humanly possible) $48

Amplifier: Tons of choices here, I suggest a four channel amp, use the front two channels for your components and the back two bridged to a sub. one is US Acoustics USB-4085 from crutchfield. http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-P7hoU...20&I=235USB4085
It is $180 but comes with a 3 year warranty if bought through them (and if you search on http://www.fatwallet.com you can find a $20 off offer) You might also read this thread http://hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showth...threadid=153365 for some other options. I did run across
some soundstream amps on http://www.etronics.com that looked as if they could be promising as well, but I don't know anything about the new lines.

Wiring: order from http://www.knukonceptz.com or from wherever your major order is from to save on shipping, whichever is cheaper. I use knukonceptz, you can't beat it for the price.

Sub Box: build it yourself or get a subzone box from thezeb if there is one that will work for you (depending on sub choice, interior constraints, etc). $50 My opinion, unless you have 3/4" mdf, glue, screws, binding posts, and carpet laying around, it will cost you almost as much or more to build it yourself. Look at what they have, and don't hesitate to look at the possibility of slot loading the sub. Let us know what the space available is.

With everthing considered, this should put you right under $700.
 
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