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Old 05-17-2003, 07:57   #1 (permalink)
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confused design a stereo for my car

gday peeps
im in need of some advice for a new stereo system. ive got a 94ed farimont.
i was looking at 2 x 300w rms 12" pioneer subs
a kicker 4 x 75rms amp (2 x 300rms@2ohms)
an mp3 head unit with steering remote
6" component speakers for the front and
6" x 9"s in the back

firstly do i really need 6x9s in the rear, bloke in shop said just 6s would be alright because of the subs
secondly whats the best deck going around and what are the prices, ive got some 6x9s and 6s sitting at home at the moment 330rms and 250rms respectively but as im probably only running speakers of deck (or getting another amp) maybe i should get new speakers as a mate wants mine. oh and i heard one bloke say he fitted his 6x9s in the rear without a spacer, hes got an ea. i dont want to spend more than 2-2.5G

if youve got any better ideas let me know im open to all suggestions
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Old 05-17-2003, 08:09   #2 (permalink)
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Put the 6 by 9's in if you want but 6's will look more factory and less theif friendly with stock speaker covers in the back.
Make sure you get good splits up tehe front. I had infinity kappa 5.25 inches in my ED 6's were too deep. They sounded very good. With a 2G budget you will go very well.
I suggest decent head unit $500
good splits $300
Rear fill $200
Subs $250 each
maybe 2 jaycar response 4 by 100's to run everything. 1 for the subs and 1 for the speakers.

hope that helps.
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thanx dan
are those jaycar amps 4 by 100rms? and do you know how much they cost?
And does anyone know how those 12" 300w rms pioneer subs sound?
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i doubt very very much your 6x9's are 330wrms and your 6's 250wrms. (more like max ratings)

Look to spend most of your cash on the front speakers+appropiate amp to power them. Many good setups have a front amp+speakers that cost more than the rest of the system put together. Look into brands such as Dynaudio, Focal, MBQuart, DLS, Morel, Boston Pro, PG etc. and a nice 2x100+wrms amp to power them.
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my bad
6x9s 250wrms
6s 165wrms

two 4x100wrms jaycor amps will set me back about 810
and that will be 1 amp for subs(2x300wrms bridged) and one for speakers.
so far car shops have suggested MTX and infinity for the front but they have only about 60wrms rating what effect will it have on the speakers if you put a 100wrms amp into a lesser rms speaker. will it just wear out quicker or sound better
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get coaxials in the back, as your getting subs.
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Old 05-17-2003, 21:55   #7 (permalink)
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My infinity splits are 95 wrms. I picked up my jaycar amp for 330 in a group buy off the fast fours website.

Usually i only set my amps at half gain so not all their power is running through the speaker. Just as long as the speakers dont clip or distort (adjusting the gain solves this) they will be fine.


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to adjust your gains, play a CD or whatever, turn amp gains right down, turn deck volume to 80% and slowly turn your amp gains up till you heard distortion, then turn gains back a tiny bit.

only if ya needed this info :)

also the 2x150 is a pretty powerful amp, it puts out 450rms when bridged.
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Old 05-20-2003, 01:49   #9 (permalink)
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what id say to do is Get

2: Fourchannel Amps

A good set of Splits for the front make sure they are a good brand not just some shitty set of splits

good set of 6x9's

run the 6x9's and the splits off one of the four channels,

get the two subs and have them on the other four channel.

or what you could do is make the subs (paralell or series) wired so then they only come out to one set of cords and run the 6x9's and the subs off one four channel and then run the splits off of a good 2 channel amp instead of a four.

get a head unit with 3 sets of RCAs also, a deck id recommend is the Panasonic one which is mp3. which is this one http://www.panasonic.com.au/catalogu...v=CDT&cat=12_2 .

but yeah thats just my two cents


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I personally wouldn't get 6x9's, because the subs are going to make enough bass.
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