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I'm shopping at Futureshop.ca

I need a system that I can put in my hyundai accent including the installation for 400 dollars cad.

Any ideas?

I have no clear idea as to where to start for car audio.

All I basically want are two side door speakers, a subwoofer, and a deck (do they still call it that?)

Thanks guys,

Jam3s
Edited by jam3s - 10/27/11 at 7:35pm
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bump! here's a Pioneer Deck I was considering.

It's priced at 299. Anyone have any suggestions? I dont want to spend more than 450!

Thanks! Jam3s
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I don't have any recommendations as far equipment goes as I've been out of the car audio scene for a while. But I think you should do the install yourself and save some money. It isn't hard and would be a good learning experience.
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Originally Posted by d-block;15502295 
I don't have any recommendations as far equipment goes as I've been out of the car audio scene for a while. But I think you should do the install yourself and save some money. It isn't hard and would be a good learning experience.

ok thank you. Will consider that.

I also found this on kijiji: http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-auto-parts-tires-audio-GPS-hyundai-clarion-DFZ675MC-stereo-cd-player-radio-W0QQAdIdZ295156672

Not sure if it will fit on my hyundai accent year 2000, but It's cheaper than the deck I just posted.
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post #5 of 14
if your budget is that low you can't really go off buying a double din headunit.. you can get a good headunit for $120
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I didn't know 400 dollars was low. I'm just looking for something better than stock stereo sound
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post #7 of 14
$400 really is nothing in the car audio world... especially if you're not going to install it yourself.

What exactly are you looking for? Are you just going to do a deck and keep rocking the stock speakers or do you intend to eventually go for a complete car audio system?

Car audio is sort of like computers... both hobbies get real expensive real quick and you're ALWAYS better off building/installing yourself instead of going with a prebuilt
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In a car that small and with a budget that low you should probably re-think your plan.

Firstly, a subwoofer *REALLY* wants an independent amplifier pushing it. That will drive up the costs beyond your price-range.

Thus, your best likely option is looking for a good headunit (deck) that puts out a decent amount of wattage and has desirable features like mp3 input or (if they exist) with an inbuilt crossover.

Then get yourself a couple of good 6x9" speakers for the rear of the car and some 4" for the front, and if you find a headunit with an inbuilt crossover, then run the 4" as high range and the 6x9" as full range.

Otherwise a really good set of 6" splits for the front and a head unit ("splits" are when the bass speaker of 6" goes in the car door and a mini ~1" tweeter is mounted higher up on the dashboard, splitting the sound frequencies to separate speakers, increasing efficiency and clarity) will give you all that you need.

A good head unit can run a set of 6x9's in the back and a set of 6ers in the front, but you'll start maxing out the internal power amp, and the sound will be less defined and punchy.

The difference an independent amplifier makes is night and day.
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post #9 of 14
Unless you want all that crazy jazz with those expensive headunits, stick with your stock if it accepts MP3 CD's.

On the cheap, would go with kicker or Fosgate Prime door speakers.

As for a sub, a single 10 inch* in a sealed box running on 250ish watts would be good.

*Would stick with Kicker, Fosgate, or Pioneer imo. Kicker has fairly good subs and amps, just gotta know which one's to get!
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post #10 of 14
LoL i cant read... sorry... with only $400 you're NOT going to get a complete system worth a crap...

$400 will barely get you a decent head unit... and that probably all you should buy. Get a nice deck with solid pre-outs and then add the rest when you can afford it.
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