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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-02-03, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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new stereo for my EB Ghia - ideas?

i have pioneer bullet splits in the front at the moment, but the rest is stock.

so far i've chosen the clarion DXZ835MP deck, which i'm getting for $700.

i'm gonna run the front splits and rear shelf 6" 2/3ways straight off the deck, but i'm undecided whether to run them off their own amp instead, coz my deck will have 6 preouts for that purpose(front pair, rear pair, sub pair), but that all depends on money.

for subs i'm gonna keep the factory amp and replace the factory 8" with a 10", mounted under the 8" hole.

i'm gonna have it proffessionally installed coz i dont trust myself, plus i'm lazy. should i get them to run RCA plugs and big cables to the factory amp in the boot for the sub(or subs, should i decide to add a box)?

what else should i do? what brands should i aim at for speakers?

its a 93 EBII ghia alpine premium sound with the 6 stacker(which, after all this i wont have no more)

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-02-03, 10:38 PM
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For 6 inch speakers, it's hard to go past brands like Boston, Alpine, JL Audio, MB Quart, or if they break the budget, Kenwood and Pioneer make some pretty decent stuff. I am not sure what the factory amp that runs the sub is, do you know any details on it? You will get better sound with a box, but they do take up space so you will have to decide if you can afford to lose it. As for free air 10 inch subs, Kicker make a pretty decent one which I have seen going cheap at JB HI-FI down my way. If it was me I would get some details on the power output of the factory amp, they are generally piss weak, but hopefully for your sake I am wrong.

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Just do the speakers and not the sub, run them off the deck, will be a quick simple job that way, less to wire and setup.

If you are getting a sound board put in then do the sub as well while at it, otherwise you will have a lovely rattle from the parcel shelf caused by the sub.

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rattle caused by the sub? i dont want that! mind you, it had an 8inch there before which ran fine(still there, but its rooted and thus disconnected coz it sounds terrible)..

i was told by the manager of the audio shop that the factory amp is alpine and its pretty decent so its best keeping that instead of wasting cash on a new amp..

i'll see what info i can get on that factory amp after work.. watch this space.

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Well if you keep the factory amp and its not good enough, worst that can happen, is it will get really hot, then really mad, then really cut out ..... LOL

Then buy a better one, or find out the specs and maybe use it for your rear speakes or something, is a stereo amp thats been bridged or a mono amp special made for Ford to just run a sub.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-03-03, 07:25 AM
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Just to add my 2 cents....

I wouldnt go the Clarion... I used to have a Clarion in my EB and thought it sounded pretty good. Then later I changed to Alpine and the sound quality was awesome... far better than the Clarion. I have the Pioneer bass bullets up front as well.

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well i'm getting a new alpine sub now instead of using the factory one. and i'm putting a 10" sub under the 8" hole.

also i'll have mb quart rear shelf speakers..

front pioneer splits are gonna be run off the amp, aswell as the sub. deck will run rears.

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make sure that it is a FREE-AIR sub! very important!
that is if you are not going to box it. what type of sub is it?
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well i want the best damn 10" free air sub i can get. i dont wanna box it coz i want the boot space.. besides, i may put a box in there later, but i still want some thing for when you box is out.

i've been recommended an alpine sws1041, and a lanzar neo10. both of these subs come with recommended box sizes in their specs, but i was told they can run free-air(alpine rep said that their sub can).

otherwise if i'm not sure i'm gonna get a pioneer TS-W254F free air sub. is there anything better than the pioneer that i KNOW is specifically for free air?

also what speakers fit in the back of an EB?? 6"ers or 6.5"ers?? i want it looking stock.

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I would go for JL Audio, Kenwood or Pioneer. I run full Kenwood in my XA and they pump! Go a ported box in the boot. It sounds so much better but make sure the sub is facing towards the rear of the car and give it lots of power to run off.
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