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okay, total audio n00b, tons of questions

ok guys. so first off i want a sub in my future. only problem is i still want to be able to fully recline my seats and still use my jump seats. i cant do a center console because its a stick. so help me out in that deparment please.

also, my mom is wanting to know what i want for christmas. i want a new headunit and rear speakers. i just need to find a low priced but still an ok system since my parents arent rich. and a good speaker brand would help.

thanks guys, i hope you can answer these
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you can do a center console, you just have to have a custom shiftboot made for it.

get a slanted sub box or build your own

get a 100 dollar JVC hu and spend money on good quality speakers, like Infinity Kappas or some Kickers
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Infinity Kappas are bad *** speakers, get them.

Get on Crutchfield: LCD TV, Car Stereo, Home Theater, Speakers, Plasma TV and check out what they have. Around x-mas time they should have some bad *** deals.
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I have these and they rock. I think I paid 150 for 4 though on ebay.

Pioneer Premier TS-D902P 6" x 9" 2-Way 360W Car Speakers
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ok. yeah and smakes i dont really want to build a new center console just because. i will check out the link
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Whoops I put the wrong model number the ones I have are:

PIONEER TS-D6802R
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ok. yeah and smakes i dont really want to build a new center console just because. i will check out the link
dont build one then, but you can still install an expo one, thats what im going if i ever get my *** around to it lol. ive had an full length console sitting in my room the last 2 months
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ok cool thanks guys. but anyone got good advice on head units?
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I have had great success with Alpine.

Thats what I recommend.
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yea i love my alpine headunit

theyre a bit on the pricey side tho
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I got my Alpine for under $200. I dont think thats to pricey.
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Alpine's are great, I like the sleek look of the Pioneers myself though.
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I got my Alpine for under $200. I dont think thats to pricey.
lol mine mustve been expensive because i got the blue tooth module for it, wich i never use...
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alpine type 2 speakers and cheap and they sound reall good w. or w.out and amp. as far as a head unit i like any alpine. MAKE SURE YOU GET A HEADUNIT WITH AT LEAST 3 PRE OUTS!!!!!! because if you want to run a 4channel and a sub you need 3 preouts. spend a lil extra money for a good headunit.... you only want to but one once. if you go cheap then you wont get the features you want... the alpine cde-102 is about 180 but it DOESNT have an ipod hook up. or the apline cda-105 has the 3 rca pre out and ipod hook up and its only 230 and will last you forever!!!! if thats a lil too much then jus look for a stereo with 3 pre outs and the high speed ipod cable so you can control it from the radio and it charges your ipod as well. not through a 3.5mm to 3.5mm (head phone lack) cable where you plug it into the headphone jack.... pm me with any questions man i dont care how rediulious they may be... we all start out new.... good luck
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Agreed, the 3 pre-outs and iPod cable are worth the extra money for it, even if you don't think you'll use them now.
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04black is right.... plan for the future when you buy a headunit and you get what you pay for!!!!
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i got the CDA - 9885 (wich at the time was the best non flipout you could buy)
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My Sony CDX (plod series) is fantastic - you dont need an ipod control if it already ahs a USB reader and 1/8" Aux on the front. Mine controls USB/Thumbsticks/Gneeral USB devices perfectly, has great soudns output - and is in general, amazing! picked my own up for around 170 though give or take.. or was it 239? Ugh, it cost a tad bit

Just make yourself happy - and get one with USB and 1/8" on the front - dont go with less, or youll kick yourself for not doing it.
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Except that the aux input won't charge it or let you control it from the dash and the USB won't let you control it either (at least on my sony it wouldn't). I hated my sony unit but it was a 5 year old POS so thats probably why lol
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i got me a pioneer deck with a kicker amp, kicker door speakers, and a kicker sub. i really like my set up and stuff wasnt that expensive either.
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ok thanks guys, but like i said i need one cheap because im getting it for a present and my parents arent rich. and that way i wont be out too much when the mexicans break in and steal it
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Whats your definition of cheap?
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i would say $100 for a head unit. i know that nearly nothing but if i was going to ask for anything more than that i would ask for a new truck lol. i dont care if its poor quality. all i will be using is the radio. maybe i should just stick with new speakers??
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I got an 8" 300 watt puch sub from Crutchfield for $80 from their "scratch and dent" section... I could not find a thing wrong with it and even if it had some blemishes no one will ever see it.

I made a sealed box for it and mounted my amp to it and put the whole shebang in the center rear.

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I can still use my jump seats, sorta as long as the person using them is pretty small.
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I got an 8" 300 watt puch sub from Crutchfield for $80 from their "scratch and dent" section... I could not find a thing wrong with it and even if it had some blemishes no one will ever see it.

I made a sealed box for it and mounted my amp to it and put the whole shebang in the center rear.

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I can still use my jump seats, sorta as long as the person using them is pretty small.
thanks for the pic but i think i will just wait with the sub for now. my main focus is speakers
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