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post #21 of 30
What are you goals?

You should start at the beginning, with the head unit. Without a quality source all the speakers and amplifiers in the world won't help. Use the $300 you have to get a decent head unit and save money for the rest.
post #22 of 30
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You could use the amp I suppose, just so you can learn how they wire up and everything. But a decent $100-150 head unit would be cleaner, louder, and give you a much better experience than such a cheap amp.



I wouldn't trust onlinecarstereo ever. I've heard a LOT of horror stories from them. sonicelectronix, woofersetc, and vmiinnovations (ebay store, have their own site too) are all solid places to buy car audio new online. Sonic is basically the newegg of car audio. woofersetc, is like the TigerDirect, and vmiinnovations...well they're an ebay store, but good.



Agreed 100%. They don't even carry decent head units honestly. You'd have a better time finding quality audio at Wal Mart sadly. Newegg is a computer parts shop (mostly), not car audio.
I have used them.several times and I have had no problems. I got my audiobahn component speakers from there, 1inch tweeter, 5 1/4 mid, 6 1/2 sub
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post #23 of 30
IMO, I have built some VERY high end custom audio setups and some very basic stereo setups. For your system I recommend getting a decent headunit (50w+ x4) outputs which will increase the sound performance almost immediately.

For my minitruck that I used to own I built a full one off system with all Alpine Type S equipment except for my clarion in dash DVD unit for about $1100.00, that was 4 years ago.

Alpine Type S equipment are much cheaper now, you may be able to build a very good system for or at least replace the stock speakers for $200.00. But the first thing you should do is get a better headunit!

Don't waste your time with subs for now, just replace the rear speakers with Mid-Low 2 channel speakers, then replace your front ones with a nice set of Mid-Hi components or 2 channel speakers. It will give you a very clear sound with just enough thump, I've always hated driving around to nothing but rattling and not hearing a word the singer is singing plus the long term effects it has on your hearing = very bad!

*EDIT* Found some photos of my truck, I never did get around to finishing my center console or doorpanels though... anyways it was LOUD, sounded like you were right there in the movie.





Sold it and got into a MUCH cheaper hobby
Edited by ajmidd12 - 4/7/11 at 6:34am
post #24 of 30
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1100 dollars!?! too much. im just a poor high school kid

im not looking for the best of the best, i was thinking like $150 MAX for a head unit, then whatever i have left on speakers. that being said, i have no idea what im looking for
post #25 of 30
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1100 dollars!?! too much. im just a poor high school kid

im not looking for the best of the best, i was thinking like $150 MAX for a head unit, then whatever i have left on speakers. that being said, i have no idea what im looking for
What I meant by the $1100.00 is that is what my full Type S system cost 4 years ago. Today you should be able to get Type S equipment MUCH cheaper, I recommend it, Alpine produces some very good stuff.

As for a headunit for $150.00 you should be able to find one, but I still suggest spending the $300 on a headunit and saving more later on to replace the speakers.
post #26 of 30
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ok. one more problem im not sure how i would replace this stereo. hold on i will post pics in a sec.
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Edited by rocker22dallas - 4/7/11 at 9:00am
post #27 of 30
Blaupunkt makes some good speakers at a decent price with a good frequency response and sq. If you can go up to $50 a pair, you can pick up some MB Quarts that will sound crystal clear. Sonic Electronix has some good prices.


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ok. one more problem im not sure how i would replace this stereo. hold on i will post pics in a sec.
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You'll have to remove that whole dash panel. Check Crutchfield for a dash kit.
Edited by returned4good - 4/7/11 at 9:08am
post #28 of 30
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another question, didn't want to make a new thread.

will this allow me to install a single din radio in that double din (wierd shaped) slot?

also im looking at either this pioneer or this kenwood as a new headunit.
Edited by rocker22dallas - 4/13/11 at 12:50pm
post #29 of 30
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another question, didn't want to make a new thread.

will this allow me to install a single din radio in that double din (wierd shaped) slot?

also im looking at either this pioneer or this kenwood as a new headunit.
Unfortunately I am having internet issues at the moment, so I cannot comment. Once I get internet back, I can help better.

But just make sure the adapter fits your truck, and pick a head unit that has the features you want. Pioneer and Kenwood are both decent for head units.
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post #30 of 30
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good luck on your internet troubles. i will be getting a job once my dad's suburban is out of body repair and i can have my truck back, then i will be working on getting the radio components then. i already took the dash apart just to see how it was put together and how it would work with getting a new radio put in. i was surprised to find that the radio is basically held on by the dash which is held on by one screw and some snaps.
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