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Old 02-21-2006
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give me some ideas on componets

well i just sold my old system i had and im gonna start over with new stuff as of now i got a nice kenwood touchscreen that plays the dvds and all that good stuff my next step is gonna be to get some componets up front and was thinking of some good speakers out back i want it to sound like a theater but im having trouble chosing so i wanna see what yaw think i will be amping the speakers also i will get subs later on
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For ease of installation, JL makes some great components in 5x7. Past that, I would look at Boston Acoustics or Focal... both make some great sounding speakers.
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What you want to spend is the deciding factor a little. Look at MBQuart, Focal, Morel, Resonant Engineering. I'd get 6.5's in that they will give the best mid bass.
As for amping the components, you will need some serious power to get the top quality of one of these sets I mentioned. Don't cheap out on the amp either.
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I have kicker componets they sound awsome....Boston are nice but if you really want good sound MB quart....worth every dollar
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I have kicker componets they sound awsome....Boston are nice but if you really want good sound MB quart....worth every dollar

exactly...go with MBQuart

I have a set of coaxial 5.25's and they sound amazing and they are their cheapest model. As soon as I have extra time and money i'm going for the 6.5" Premium Comps
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I'm planning on replacing my sound system soon, becuase my stocker HU is going out.

Here's my plans:
-Panasonic 9901 (the one w/ the color screen)
-Custom made sealed kick panels
-JBL GTi 6.5" components
-Kicker SS 8" woofers in the doors... don't care how...lol.
-Powered by some amp...not sure yet.
-IDMAX12 Sub in aperiodic box with ClassD amp.
-Whole interior dynamatted

I know... $$ but definitely worth it when you build hifi audio/home theater speakers for a hobby. I was gonna use home audio drivers, but it's not gonna be in competition.

Oh, yeah... forgot. Custom crossovers made to tie in the components and 8" woofers made by Madisound.
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I got the rockford fosgate P1T and they sound super clear!
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New head unit, new speakers in all four corners, and an amplified sub.

If you don't want deafening bass, an 8" would work well and not use a lot of space. You can keep the amp size small with a smaller sub, and tuck the amp under a seat. I put my 8" DVC Cerwin Vega in my Dad's old Grand Marquis (with new Sony 6" x 9"s in the rear) and it made for an outstanding setup, but it wouldn't shatter any windows.

No specific recommendations on satellite speakers, but Pioneer and Cerwin Vega (if I remember correctly) both make 2-, 3-, and 4-way 6" x 8" speakers that are direct-fit for all four corners in the extended cab.

One recommendation though: go with component speakers for the front. You can put the mid-bass woofer in the standard location in the door, and mount the tweeters on the sail panels at the top of the door panel. Or put them on the A-pillars. Due to the low speaker location, our trucks don't allow for a lot of "brightness" in the sound. Bringing the tweeters closer to ear-level will give you better stereo definition and "raise" the sound up off of the floor. There will also be a passive crossover included with the component speakers, which you can mount under the dash at each side.

You'll pay more for component speakers, but it's something I wish I had done (I have Pioneer 6" x 8" 3-ways on all four corners).
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www.cdtaudio.com look at the EF series, i can get them at cost so pm me and i can send you some info. as far as rear speakers...i hate to sound like a broken record , BUT rearfill is useless in all vehicles except limos and conversion vans
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-Powered by some amp...not sure yet.
I found directions on how to enhance a pyramid PB300 so if I try it and it works, you can buy the amp from me for the cost of the Amp and the few items I need to upgrade it. I have to find one for a cheap price first, then go out and buy the parts that I need, but it should be soon. I really just want to see if it works, or if the guy is just full of it. He is sort of an electronics genius so it might just work.
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let's see a price range you'd like to stay within.. remember, after getting the comps you'll want to get an amp for them to sound their best. im a little over 1300 for my component stage, and i plan on adding on once i get some time and money
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i have two phoenix gold components that are the best sounding i have ever heard
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rockford fostgates.. each comp has 2 tweeters so the install opions are endless.. they are a desint price (bought mine from crutchfield) sound great..
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Old 02-28-2006
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i have two phoenix gold components that are the best sounding i have ever heard
which ones? i had the Ti Elites for a couple months, then got rid of them for my Morels which blew the Elites out of the water
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rockford fostgates.. each comp has 2 tweeters so the install opions are endless.. they are a desint price (bought mine from crutchfield) sound great..
I agree!
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I'm planning on replacing my old system too..
my plans are:

audiobahn 4ch
pioneer 3-way 6x9's
pioneer 6.5's

Audiobahn 1000 monoblock
2 12" Rockford Fosgate Punch's

and a brand new pioneer mp3 deck
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