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How much did you pay ?

How much has everyone paid roughly for their sound systems?

I want a good sound system but I can't drop my life savings into it.

I've been reviewing crutchfield for a couple days and I'm thinking of going with a component speaker set (speakers, tweeters, and crossovers) first, but it seems a bit too much money. Also, looking for amp and subs. but what order to go in?

just wondering how much money everyone put into theirs. seeing as i have a 99 truck with 133k miles on it, i want some sound for now but don't feel like breaking the bank whenever the truck isn't going to last forever.

http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...08507CS&tp=105
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mine cost less than $500... got stolen 2 months ago though.
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ouch sorry to hear about that. break in, or was it unlocked ?
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$110 lol
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what all do you have though ?
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$110 lol
$75 FTW

But I salvaged the head unit from my old car, and the subs from my old car. I spent $30 on the amp and $45 on wiring/mounting kit.
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where and is it nice haha
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hi

i spent maybe 2000 bucks but could of gotten it all for maybe 900 if i would of being a lil smarter... i also suggest that the way to start is by buying a bass amp followed by the subs and of course the wiring cables. dont stress out too much about the highs....im thinking that a descent sound system for a ford ranger would be anywhere around 400 to 500 bucks.
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so basically, just new speakers, amp and sub(s) ? forget the tweeters and such.
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I bought the amp from a guy off here. It was brand new. Works great
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Deck : $200(Panasonic #...idk)
Amp : $300(Kicker 400.1)
Sub : $120(Kicker CVR12-2)
4ga Wire kit : $80
StreetWires RCA's : $30
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I've probably spent 250-300 so far. and thats on compnents, 6x8's, 12" sub, 2 amps (all pioneer), sound dampening, and accessories. the deck came out of my old car. most everything i bought new on ebay, just slowly compiled everything when i found deals, check out best buys closeout stuff too.
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All together above 1 grand, bu thats including all of the things i change monthly...head unit was over 300, amp was 300, subs was about 220 each...
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Just a suggestion, crutchfield is a good place to look and read reviews etc. But you can buy most everything they have for less from other places. eBay is a good place to look. I have bought things from woofersetc.com and had good results. Just make sure you do some pricing before buying.
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$170 for the head unit.
$120 for the speakers.
So $290~$300 alltogether.
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etronics.com isn't bad for prices and I just purchased my 6x8 4-way Pioneers from Newegg.com for $63 w/shipping. Cheapest price.

Also overstock.com isn't bad either.
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2k for top of the line JL Audio. I loved it. I could care less for more than a stock stereo now though.
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Just a suggestion, crutchfield is a good place to look and read reviews etc. But you can buy most everything they have for less from other places.
Buy your head unit from them. They include the mounting kit and wiring harness for free ($25-$40 value) that ussually off sets the higher price.
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My last truck had some Alpine 2 ways ($150 for all 4) all around, a JVC HU ($110) and a basslink sub/amp combo ($125), more than enough for me. can find cheaper speakers and get the same quality as well
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I have about $850 in my system with a stock head unit, but the 4 gage wiring for two amps and a capacitor was a good chunk of that.
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I paid about 250 for my Pioneer HU installed and about 100 for my sub, amp, box and wires(installed myself).
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just buy everything from onlinecarstereo.com and install it yourelf for example a pioneer HU http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=17383 $123
and 4 rockford fosgate speakers http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=17106 $124
and a 10 inch kicker subwoofer in a kicker box http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=19797 $148
and a alpine mono block amp http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=19251 $149

then i would buy the HU install kit and the amp install kit from walmart which is about $75and that should sound pretty darn good for 620 bucks....but there is still cheaper stuff than this but you get what you pay for.
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Well the local dealer wants $379 for the unit plus $30 for trim kit and wire harness and $50 to install. It's a Pioneer with bluetooth and Ipod hookups with remote. I could buy it from Crutchfield but I have never done a stereo install. So I am not sure if I should even try iit.
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hmm never thought about it

head unit: $100
Amp, sub, wiring: ~$250
Speakers: $80
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Well if you're looking at Crutchfield you're already going to spend too much money. Definitely hit ebay. I paid 200 for my Alpine head unit like 6 years ago now but it's made it from my Nissan to my truck, 110 for 4 Pioneer 6x8's, 200 for a Kenwood amp and I have like 300 in the subs for boxes and all.
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