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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-23-2008, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have an 01 Dodge Ram 1500 and I really can't stick to the stock stereo system anymore. I don't really want to take out the backseat or lift it. I know very little about stereo systems so I think I would just need an amp, sub, and speakers.
Also I'm kinda low on funds, so just like everyone else I want something good for cheap.
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get some sony speakers all around, then get some JL subs, and JL amp, it will cost you a bit but it will sound nice, and you can get a sub box that you dont have to lift your rear seat. My opinion

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get some sony speakers all around, then get some JL subs, and JL amp, it will cost you a bit but it will sound nice, and you can get a sub box that you dont have to lift your rear seat. My opinion
That post is all kinds of odd.
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That post is all kinds of odd.
what do you mean?

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what do you mean?

You suggested Sony speakers (low end garbage) and then JL subs and amps. That just strikes me as odd.

The post was vague anyway. What models are you actually suggesting?
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Um, maybe some help?
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You suggested Sony speakers (low end garbage) and then JL subs and amps. That just strikes me as odd.

The post was vague anyway. What models are you actually suggesting?
any JL sub and an amp for the watts that he wants to run, the sony speakers, i think sound pretty good, but i could be wrong.

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Sony= Junk.Crap. etc.

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Sony= Junk.Crap. etc.
sorry, i guess i am thinking about our home theater system and not car audio. I dont know what i got in my mustang but they arent stock and they sound fucken awesome

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Budget?
There are millions of possibilities. Heres one:
Alpine deck, alpine 6x9 3 way, alpine 51/4 coax, enclosure, Total mobile audio 4ch amp, total mobile audio 10" subs, wire labor, tax=$1099.
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Go to best buy they are having a huge sale on car stereo stuff right now (at least the one buy my house) I got a alpine mono 800rms at 2 ohms and a cda-9883 for $320 out the door this weekend the amp retails for that. It is all the new model year stuff to if that matters to you.
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Um, maybe some help?
maybe you should utilize the search feature and read a few of the 100s of threads just like this one on this board alone... lol

and dont be picky about info being that your original post was Very uninformative and lacks any crucial or broad detail of what we need to help you...

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I want something good for cheap.
If good audio systems existed for cheap, everyone would have good audio.
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If good audio systems existed for cheap, everyone would have good audio.

This is true.
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Go to best buy they are having a huge sale on car stereo stuff right now (at least the one buy my house) I got a alpine mono 800rms at 2 ohms and a cda-9883 for $320 out the door this weekend the amp retails for that. It is all the new model year stuff to if that matters to you.
Both of those models are old.
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Both of those models are old.
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maybe you should utilize the search feature and read a few of the 100s of threads just like this one on this board alone... lol

and dont be picky about info being that your original post was Very uninformative and lacks any crucial or broad detail of what we need to help you...

Um. Sorry?
Like I said I don't know much about audio things.
Hence the thread.




Anyway, I found a pyramid 4 channel 1000 watt amp and an audiobahn 1000 watt sub which together they add to 150.
Good deal?
I found some better deals, but they aren't in my area at all really.
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the amp is trash but that sub isnt horrible for an entry level sub that can get pretty loud.

is it used or new? if new i wouldnt pay more than $75 for that sub. Used $50.

then buy a decent amp on here like this one
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get the phosgate one for $75... good deal

or you can try to get down to $250 for these and would be much better off overall
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get some sony speakers all around, then get some JL subs, and JL amp, it will cost you a bit but it will sound nice, and you can get a sub box that you dont have to lift your rear seat. My opinion
lol... cheapest/worst speakers (aside from pyle lol!) and high end/over priced subs and amps. would never recommend anything below kicker doors and just get w/e for subs/amp as long as its a name brand... get it used and get a better deal.

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...just get w/e for subs/amp as long as its a name brand...
Yikes!
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Um. Sorry?
Like I said I don't know much about audio things.
Hence the thread.




Anyway, I found a pyramid 4 channel 1000 watt amp and an audiobahn 1000 watt sub which together they add to 150.
Good deal?
I found some better deals, but they aren't in my area at all really.
Garbage.
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the amp is trash but that sub isnt horrible for an entry level sub that can get pretty loud.

is it used or new? if new i wouldnt pay more than $75 for that sub. Used $50.

then buy a decent amp on here like this one
https://www.dfwstangs.net/classifieds...t=77047&cat=27
get the phosgate one for $75... good deal

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Do I need speakers?
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Yikes!
why yikes? im sure you know i dont totally agree with my own statement there but lets be honest, will a noob that really doesnt know shit about car audio be able to tell a considerable difference in a Sony 12" sub/amp combo than a JL combo? once he looks at the price difference, most likely not.

there is a long answer to this, or there is the short one. for his purpose, stick with a good deal on a name brand.

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Do I need speakers?
yes. are you getting a new head unit (stereo)? get a used one on here cheap... or go buy a pioneer HU at best buy for about $100

snatch this up on here if it isnt sold yet... that radio was very good to me for a good while.
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you should be able to pick up 2 pair of kicker coaxle speakers for your door speakers for about $100 total.

that puts you at about $450 with subs HU and speakers for a MUCH better than stock system. pm me if you need more help. i could help you do installation or w.e pretty cheap.

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why yikes? im sure you know i dont totally agree with my own statement there but lets be honest, will a noob that really doesnt know shit about car audio be able to tell a considerable difference in a Sony 12" sub/amp combo than a JL combo? once he looks at the price difference, most likely not.

there is a long answer to this, or there is the short one. for his purpose, stick with a good deal on a name brand.
Well, first you have the burden of defining what is "name brand" and what isn't. And there are several name brand pieces that aren't worth the cardboard box they are packaged in. I wouldn't let anyone I know spend a dime on Sony Xplod crap if I could help it.

There are sooooooooo many different brands out there. A lot of them are good. Some of the worst ones though carry a mainstream brand name that everyone recognizes.

My recommendation would be to not cheap out. Spend time doing research, reading reviews, and if possible go listen to some different stuff in stores or even better - in vehicles. A beginner doesn't have to start out with a bunch of high-end equipment, but a lot of times getting the "cheapest deal" equates to throwing money in the trash.

And what's the rush? Why not piece together a quality system over time? If I only had $200-$300 to spend, I'd probably use that for a quality head unit. That will make his stock speakers sound better, and will provide a foundation to add to later on.

It also depends on what he wants from the system. I remember my very first aftermarket setup was just an amp and subs added to an otherwise stock stereo. But all I cared about back then was adding bass.

Really, what we need to know here is what this guy's initial budget is, the result he is hoping for, and whether or not he is willing to spend any more money on it down the road.

That's just my 2 cents.
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Okay, so a few hundred, over time, decent stereo.

Head Unit
Amp 1000 watts or so
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Side door speakers

Good?
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Okay, so a few hundred, over time, decent stereo.

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Side door speakers

Good?
If you try to get all of that for a few hundred, you are probably going to end up with crap. And if you're looking to stay relatively inexpensive, then there's no need for a 1000 watt amp. Be wary of cheap amps that boast big wattage.
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Well, first you have the burden of defining what is "name brand" and what isn't. And there are several name brand pieces that aren't worth the cardboard box they are packaged in. I wouldn't let anyone I know spend a dime on Sony Xplod crap if I could help it.

There are sooooooooo many different brands out there. A lot of them are good. Some of the worst ones though carry a mainstream brand name that everyone recognizes.

My recommendation would be to not cheap out. Spend time doing research, reading reviews, and if possible go listen to some different stuff in stores or even better - in vehicles. A beginner doesn't have to start out with a bunch of high-end equipment, but a lot of times getting the "cheapest deal" equates to throwing money in the trash.

And what's the rush? Why not piece together a quality system over time? If I only had $200-$300 to spend, I'd probably use that for a quality head unit. That will make his stock speakers sound better, and will provide a foundation to add to later on.

It also depends on what he wants from the system. I remember my very first aftermarket setup was just an amp and subs added to an otherwise stock stereo. But all I cared about back then was adding bass.

Really, what we need to know here is what this guy's initial budget is, the result he is hoping for, and whether or not he is willing to spend any more money on it down the road.

That's just my 2 cents.
i agree with this statement 100% and couldnt have said it better. but im sorry to inform you that it was most likely a waste of time lol. it seems to me like this dude just wants some bass now... and doesnt really care about later or waiting it out. too many times i have preached the same thing and seen the people 2 weeks later rollin with jensin shit all around. if he seriously is asking about buying a pyramid he doesnt know what an online review is nor the concept of researching shit.



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Thanks for the help guys, especialy needlesharp...
I know I should research it but honestly my mind has been on to many other things.
I stopped by a car audio shop on the way home and found an alright deal for what I'm wanting to do.

Kenwood package with two 10" subs and a 350W amp.
It'll do for now.
I'm also getting a head unit for free
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Thanks for the help guys, especialy needlesharp...
I know I should research it but honestly my mind has been on to many other things.
I stopped by a car audio shop on the way home and found an alright deal for what I'm wanting to do.

Kenwood package with two 10" subs and a 350W amp.
It'll do for now.
I'm also getting a head unit for free

Kenwood is a LOT better than Sony, Pyramid, Audiobahn, etc. They make good stuff.

How much are you shelling out for the subs, box, and amp? What about wiring and install? What kind of head unit are you getting for free, and is it new?
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Kenwood is a LOT better than Sony, Pyramid, Audiobahn, etc. They make good stuff.

How much are you shelling out for the subs, box, and amp? What about wiring and install? What kind of head unit are you getting for free, and is it new?
I'm giving about 200 for it, it's on a special right now. I would get the 12" subs with the 400w amp but my truck in the back seat can only fit 10".
If I have the money I will ask the dealer to install it, or my friend will. I'm also getting the used head unit from my friend, although he doesn't remember what brand. As for the box, I have another friend that will built one for like $10 plus the stuff to built it.
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I'm giving about 200 for it, it's on a special right now. I would get the 12" subs with the 400w amp but my truck in the back seat can only fit 10".
If I have the money I will ask the dealer to install it, or my friend will. I'm also getting the used head unit from my friend, although he doesn't remember what brand. As for the box, I have another friend that will built one for like $10 plus the stuff to built it.
It's always good to have friends as long as they know what they're doing!
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in my 97, I ran an eclipse head unit and amp with a Memphis M class 10" in a sealed box, had some half-fast replacement speakers, it sounded pretty good.

in my current '98, I've got Infinity replacements and tweeters a cheap amp and a cheap 10 in a ported box that replaces the center seat bottom. I like the box because it prevents losing any interior space under the back seat and nobody ever sits int he middle seat. it's covered to look just like the factory seat. I've still got my Memphis sub and eclipse amp, just been too lazy to install them in this truck. I also need a different head unit. It's got a Kenwood in it, and I'm not loving it
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in my 97, I ran an eclipse head unit and amp with a Memphis M class 10" in a sealed box, had some half-fast replacement speakers, it sounded pretty good.

in my current '98, I've got Infinity replacements and tweeters a cheap amp and a cheap 10 in a ported box that replaces the center seat bottom. I like the box because it prevents losing any interior space under the back seat and nobody ever sits int he middle seat. it's covered to look just like the factory seat. I've still got my Memphis sub and eclipse amp, just been too lazy to install them in this truck. I also need a different head unit. It's got a Kenwood in it, and I'm not loving it
You don't like your kenwood head unit?
how come?

whats the watts on the amp and the sub?
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I'm giving about 200 for it, it's on a special right now. I would get the 12" subs with the 400w amp but my truck in the back seat can only fit 10".
If I have the money I will ask the dealer to install it, or my friend will. I'm also getting the used head unit from my friend, although he doesn't remember what brand. As for the box, I have another friend that will built one for like $10 plus the stuff to built it.
you should be happy with that. and $200 for some new kenwood stuff isnt bad. just dont get the dealer to instal it. they will rape you hard on the $$. it is Very Very easy to do... seriously... it shouldnt take more than 3 hours for a complete retard. i did mine in less than 1 hr with running wires and everything.

if anything just get your friend to do it man. or get the dealer to do it if its $50 or less for everything... lol

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You don't like your kenwood head unit?
how come?

whats the watts on the amp and the sub?
a word of advice that someone touched earlier, watts seriously dont mean anything at all... if anything you need to look at the RMS wattage. everything else is absolute bullshit until you get into higher end equiptment and kenwood is not.

your amp probobly puts out about 100 watts rms which should be okay for a truck. just wont bump...

you could get the "1000 watt kenwood amp" and a "2000 watt kenwood sub" and throw it up against my 500 watt JL amp and RE sub and mine would be about 3 times louder (w/o distorting)... lol.

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you should be happy with that. and $200 for some new kenwood stuff isnt bad. just dont get the dealer to instal it. they will rape you hard on the $$. it is Very Very easy to do... seriously... it shouldnt take more than 3 hours for a complete retard. i did mine in less than 1 hr with running wires and everything.

if anything just get your friend to do it man. or get the dealer to do it if its $50 or less for everything... lol

dont forget to upgrade your door speakers!!
Ok cool.
And someday, I will go to your house, turn on my music, and blow your car on it's side. It's gonna be Bad A.
Anyway, what kind of speakers for that setup?
I've searched it so much but can't find any good reviews or anything.
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did your friends sell you your Sony speakers?
who said i had sony speakers? my car sounds awesome, i got a power acouskit sub and a JL Amp, with Kicker speakers all around!

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Ok cool.
And someday, I will go to your house, turn on my music, and blow your car on it's side. It's gonna be Bad A.
Anyway, what kind of speakers for that setup?
I've searched it so much but can't find any good reviews or anything.
^^^^

kicker has some pretty good stuff for cheap.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Kicker-DS525-Coa...QQcmdZViewItem

i use the upgrade of those speakers for rear fill but they actually sound pretty decent... MUCH better than stock speakers.

make sure to check the size of speakers in your truck though before ordering

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kicker has some pretty good stuff for cheap.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Kicker-DS525-Coa...QQcmdZViewItem

i use the upgrade of those speakers for rear fill but they actually sound pretty decent... MUCH better than stock speakers.

make sure to check the size of speakers in your truck though before ordering
It says the rms wattage on that is 25, thats good for speaker usage for the 350w amp?
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It says the rms wattage on that is 25, thats good for speaker usage for the 350w amp?
its 35 RMS. you connect the kickers to your new stereo. your stereo has a built in amp that you use to power the door speakers.

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You don't like your kenwood head unit?
how come?

whats the watts on the amp and the sub?
the Kenwood just feels cheap and I don't like the navigation... the Eclipse's navigation is bad ass. Next truck I get is getting another eclipse

I'm lazy enough that if a truck I buy already has a system in it, I'll just leave it
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the Kenwood just feels cheap and I don't like the navigation... the Eclipse's navigation is bad ass. Next truck I get is getting another eclipse

I'm lazy enough that if a truck I buy already has a system in it, I'll just leave it
Really? i've never used kenwood nav but i've always thought the kenwoods were built well. eclipse does has some nice shit though

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Cooter, by "navigation" do you mean GPS navigation or do you mean navigation through the features and stuff?
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Pioneer h/u, mb quarts components are cheap now days and still sound great. And I would go with either RE Audio or Kicker for subs. Amps I would go with hifonics or Kicker.

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