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ok, the first question is related to my stereo (yet to be purchased)

im not going all out straight away...but definitely head deck, 6X9's in the rear...and MAYBE front speakers as well....

because i know practically nothing about the technical side of car audio stuff....i want un biased advice in here so the dealer doesnt try and screw me...

ill post links of the stuff i plan to get...and if someone can tell me if ill need amp(S) plz....

Head Deck

http://www.pioneeraus.com.au/car_entertainment/cdtuners/dehp3550mp/index.html

Rears

http://www.pioneeraus.com.au/car_entertainment/speakers/tsa6970e/index.html

fronts (maybe)

http://www.pioneeraus.com.au/car_entertainment/speakers/tsa1680s/index.html



second question....

is there a tutorial on how to install a pioneer deck into an ED fairmont....this isnt for me....but for my brother...

thanks guys
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You don't 'need' and amplifier, but if you want to realise the real potential of the speakers you have chosen, then an amp is probably not a bad idea.
It depends on how loud you listen as an amplifier will produce much higher distortion free SPL and it will sound better doing it as the amp will have better control of the drivers.

All you need is a modest 50wrms x 4 amp and it will have bucket loads of power.

ED installations are very easy.
2 screws hold the plastic facia, pull down and it falls out, and unplug the lights.
To remove the head unit you'll need a torx driver to undo the 2 screws.
Buy the correct plug to mate it all togther and Bob's your uncle.

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i was thinkin of sticking with all pioneer gear....coz i am a fan ;)

ill post the links to the amps....and i'd wanna get a decent 1 so that i can add stuff later...ie a sub or maybe 2

http://www.pioneeraus.com.au/car_entertainment/amplifiers/index.html

i doubt ill need the last 1....but maybe the middle 1....and dont pay too much attention to the RRP on the site.....the head deck i posted...RP on site - $499 but they sell it at autobarn for $389 not on special...


what about the speakers? were the ones i showed decent?

and what amp would u say i need
 

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Either one of those 4 channel units will be fine.
You'd be surprised how loud 35w x 4 will be with efficient speakers.
Yes, your speaker choice looks fine.

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Soxx said:
Either one of those 4 channel units will be fine.
You'd be surprised how loud 35w x 4 will be with efficient speakers.
Yes, your speaker choice looks fine.

Rick.
thanks for ur help there rick.....id still like to hear other ppl's opinions too :)

and at first...i didnt like the look of those pioneer amps...but they grew on me...now i love them :D
 

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Hmmm should be a nice little system. If you do get the 6x9's, don't cut your parcel shelf, illegal and big bucks to get a new one welded in if you get caught. Use spacers of some sought.

For the amount of money, you can't really get much better. Would you consider ever getting a sub?
 

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Hmmm should be a nice little system. If you do get the 6x9's, don't cut your parcel shelf, illegal and big bucks to get a new one welded in if you get caught. Use spacers of some sought.

For the amount of money, you can't really get much better. Would you consider ever getting a sub?

a sub (or two ;)) might be on the cards for later...but first things first....head deck and rear speakers....for some reason there were no rear speakers on the parcel shelf of the car i MIGHT be buying....its a tx5 telstar ghia...maybe they are hidden some where else?

about the parcel shelf.....what are these spacers? my brother got 6X9's in his old EA...and i dont remember him having to cut anything at all ?
if the spacers are like a piece of wood or something like that...id rather risk cutting the shelf because i want my speakers to sit as flush as possible....i hate speakers that are sticking out alot...
 

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I personally wouldn't bother with spacers either (I also feel they look like crap).
In my experience if the job is done properly no one will give it a second look. You actually don't have to remove any metal from the shelf anyway, just cut slots and fold the metal enough so the speakers fit. That way if by chance it did get picked on, the folded metal would simply be folded back and welded up again.

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Yeah a definately agree they look shite, but it's better then get a defect notice when the money could be better spent elsewere. I'm not a fan of 6x9's, and since your getting a sub anyway, they are quite useless. Better to get a set of 6.5 inch speakers if a sub is coming soon...
 

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Rmyers said:
I'm not a fan of 6x9's, and since your getting a sub anyway, they are quite useless. Better to get a set of 6.5 inch speakers if a sub is coming soon...
That sounds sensible to me......

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yhe those 6X9's are crap! lol stay away from pioneer altogetha i should know look at my signature beta off getting a good pair of 6,5 inch coaxials of the mb quartz, focal , eclipse variety as they will out do any 6x9 7x10 regardsless and they arent much more expensive than the pioneer if u look of the entry level series in those brands which are still beta imo than nething pioneer sony etccc release
 

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EDFPV-6 said:
yhe those 6X9's are crap! lol stay away from pioneer altogetha i should know look at my signature beta off getting a good pair of 6,5 inch coaxials of the mb quartz, focal , eclipse variety as they will out do any 6x9 7x10 regardsless and they arent much more expensive than the pioneer if u look of the entry level series in those brands which are still beta imo than nething pioneer sony etccc release
is your pioneer mp3 deck the 1 i gave a link to in my first post? if it is....how much did you pay...if you dont mind me asking...and did it come with a remote? i wanna get the remote...but the pioneer site doesnt eveen have it in their "accessories" section....all they have is the steering wheel 1 which i dont like......it says that the head deck i want is IR remote capable.....i just have to find the remote
 

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lol my mp3 deck is alpine and no not all pioneer decks come with remote but if u want one u can simply buy it but its the steering wheel 1 thats all u can get
 

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lol my mp3 deck is alpine and no not all pioneer decks come with remote but if u want one u can simply buy it but its the steering wheel 1 thats all u can get

ya used to be able to get the card style remote seperately ..... but not anymore....i might not be getting the mp3 deck anyway....might be goin for a different model that comes with 1 already....and i dont like that steering wheel remote.

when i mention the remote to people...they think im an idiot.....a remote for something 20cm away....but i think its a pretty good idea....ill be gettin 1 ;)
 
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