Will never go back to a 6
Join Date: Feb 2004
Re: I want to be cool to :(
Sound is just a question of money... how loud and hard do you want to go?
Classic quote from a Mad Max movie, twisted around to make some relevance here.
You get what you pay for in an audio system. Brands vary, but a 700 dollar sub from one brand often has the same grunt and specs as another.
My advise for somebody on an apprenticeship such as yourself is to start your dream system off with a decent deck, then as cash flow allows expand to speakers, amps and subs. I was in a similar situation as you... stocky radio, shagged speakers ect. in my old LTD of similar vintage to your car. I purchased the deck first (an alpine unit that was highly recommended to me by a mate in a car audio joint). The speakers were next, alpine ones too simply to match the CD player. Then I had a spree one day and picked up a 125x4RMS amp on sale- again an Alpine V12 job. I never went as far as subs, as the amp cranked out sufficent grunt to the speakers to please me and not piss the cops off.
But the choice is yours... What kind of budget are you planning on?