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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.

Thank you, I will just buy a deck for now wink.gif
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good idea.


IMO a good budget system is a decent set of comps up front... a single sub... all powered by a quality 4 channel amp... so buy the head unit first. Next add the components. After that pick up a good 4 channel amp and finally add a sub last.
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Are there any pawn shops in your area? I built a nice all infinity system out of a pawn shop and off craigslist for about $350. I'm using a retro shaft style stereo with rca out, infinity reference 6.5s in the front, infinity reference 6x9in boxes behind the seat, an infinity reference 10" sub in a truck box, and an infinity 6ch amp. You could always get some used components to lay in the ground work, and upgrade when money permits.
   
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Just get a deck with the features you need for ~$150-250 range. Do some reading up on installing it yourself. You will probably need to buy a wiring harness or something like that but really this is not terribly hard for most people to do if they own some basic tools.

As for speakers. In looking at that site you plan to buy from, looks like they aren't really in the business of offering reasonably priced after-market speakers.

Here in the states you can usually get decent coax 2-way car speaker for ~$15-30 each that are perfectly acceptable for budget car stereo builds. There seems to be a lot of misconception on this forum about the need to buy really fancy speakers for a car. It's just not true. If anything, expensive speakers are wasted in a car. Way I see it, you should be able to get a very decent deck and 4 speakers, install yourself, about $250-350 range. As far as a sub goes, a 50-100W amp and a simple 8-10" in a basic box is plenty for most peoples needs.

examples:
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=260-628
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=295-486
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=265-370
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=269-184
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=267-778

Just throwing out some examples that this stuff really doesn't have to be expensive.

You might do a search around the web for canadian offerings that carry more budget conscious gear like the stuff in the post above there.
     
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