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I have a friend....He owns a Jeep Grand Cherekee(sp?)....you know the ones that are all pimped out on 20's...well he has 2 12" Audiobahns in the back...i think....and holly crap....that thing sounds awesome. I think he has the entire inside dynamated(sp?).....When he has it crunk.....and your sittin in his Jeep....your hair moves cause of all the air thats bein moved by those things.....it rocks...

I think its all in the way you set a system up....Audiobahn doesnt make crappy stuff.....its that people dont do the right things to make Certain speakers sound good.
Like he said though....I can buy some no name speakers and make your car rattle. Just because they have a lot of bass doesn't mean the bass sounds good...SQ is in the "ear of the behearer" to an extent...but SQ is SQ and you can't say a ****ty speaker puts out good SQ if it doesn't.
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Who says there was no SQ? Why must you assume there wasn't any quality to the bass?

I upgraded from a p5 to my current sub 12". Quite an upgrade too. Maybe I've just got the pick of the litter. Not bad for just under 100 bucks too.

I've only heard one louder single sub system in the past 2 ot 3 years, and that was an aluminum eclipse 15" sub... Althought I can't say I've heard alot of systems recently, just what I remember from some meets a year or so ago.

Plus Chroming isn't really that expensive... Don't be hating the chrome..

P.S. FYI most installers don't like products they don't sell, or can't become a licensed retailer for. Again, I'm not saying audiobahn or sony is the ****, but it's not all ****.
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usually any bass in an open cab will do some rattling i have a friend with 00 grand cherokee with a 12 immortal series audiobahn and 4000W audiobahn amp it hits but it such dirty bass.....compare an audiobahn to anything and youll hear a difference
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...its that people dont do the right things to make Certain speakers sound good.
then why would audiobahn have a reputation at all? if that were true, wouldnt just about every company have a bad rep with their products because people dont do the right things, and not just audiobahn?
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Brand bias, pure and simple. What do you think of Chevys?
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lol.. i wanted a corvette till i got to that age where i realized it was out of my price range.

but i know what you mean.
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I like most chevys...the installer I know isn't biased toward any certain brand they sell. I actually introduced him to Edesign and he was amazed at how awesome the amp sounded. I guess it just depends what the definition of sound quality is....and that varies from person to person.
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You also have to consider the market they are going after. When *most* people walk into Circuit City to get a "system" they don't know which components are quality and which are decent. When they see a $249 chrome, flamed Audiobahn amp and a plain looking, black Alpine which do you think they jump on? Audiobahn and the like design their products to fill their wallets. I'm not necessarily saying that is a bad thing. While I personally would never buy anything Audiobahn, I don't really think it is a bad product. Those people that don't know the difference between that Audiobahn sub that looks cool and that Adire sub that looks cheap don't care. You just have to look at it from a dealer's standpoint; they will make a lot more money off the flashy product than the higher quality product. Audiobahn has found what works for them and I applaud them because they provide a decent quality product to fit that need.
I think Sony makes good stuff. Again, while I wouldn't put it in my truck, I'd never go around saying it sucks. I've heard some great sounding Sony systems. My old roommate had a Sony setup in his boat. 8 speakers, a few amps, 2 subs, and an Xplod deck. I've heard cleaner, but that setup was bulletproof. It got wet, shaken, stirred, you name it and it kept playing without skipping a beat. I was very impressed.
All in all, I try not to judge the these (and similar) brands. I think they all put out a decent product that fits waht many consumers are looking for.
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they have a rep because of the blue leds and the flames....ill admit they look hot when their done up right but goto a db drag youll never see audiobahn there
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(responding to fastev) yes their marketing techniques are successful, but i thought this thread was asking why people dislike certain brands so much
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yes their marketing techniques are successful, but i thought this thread was asking why people dislike certain brands so much
Because I think a lot of people judge them on that. When nothing else looks like their product people usually assume one of two things-- either they are the coolest things and they've got to have them, or they must really blow and the manufacture has to put out eye candy just to sell them.
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i see i see
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Im obbessed with my sonys, when I had just one of them in my truck I went to my local audio store asked what I could do with the space I have, he asked to see what I had, I turn it up half way and he said "You want more bass than that?", not to mention my box is too small for the sub and it was underpowered..

Now with 2 sonys and a new amp. When you can hear the subs cyristal clear when your right next them and when your 4 blocks over is when you know you have good subs.. My subs have many handicaps and they perform awesome, such as..
1. The boxs are too small, .4ft^3 each instead of .7ft^3 each
2. The amp is underpowered 155 watts rms to each 300watt rms sub
3. One sub is a year old, the other is brand new, sound and perform the same

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/852353/2 <go there
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Talking about crappy subs.....Phoenix Gold stuff is crappy.....well the Type R stuff is anyways.....
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Phoenix Gold makes some good stuff..but their entry level stuff is mediocre
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thats what you call moving your hair http://realmofexcursion.com/videos/R...uck/truck1.wmv
thats a real system 8 RE XXX 12s, he did a blow through to the cab, yall shuld try that in some of your rangers :D but check out the rest of those videos on that site, they are fun to watch,
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phoenix gold high end is awesome low end sucks just like with most companies anyway
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thats what you call moving your hair http://realmofexcursion.com/videos/R...uck/truck1.wmv
thats a real system 8 RE XXX 12s, he did a blow through to the cab, yall shuld try that in some of your rangers :D but check out the rest of those videos on that site, they are fun to watch,

There's a vid on there of a 12" Brahma sub running a test tone. The dude CRACKED HIS DOOR FRAME!!!!! That is just from a single sub.
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http://realmofexcursion.com/videos/Adire/brahma12.3.wmv that one?

no thats scottie johnson, he has like 12-14 Brahma Extremes(its a brahma but they made it just for him, you cant buy these from adire, they can handle like a good bit more and have stuff to help for spl, because thats all they are made for pretty much like the MT) but thats one of his vans, he has 2, the other one is a Resonant engineering van, has 14 12" MTsthere is a video of it in the RE Audio section http://realmofexcursion.com/videos/R...ing/mt12.1.wmv
but he is the world leader i think in his division of db drag
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I am getting ready to re-do the Ranger I just bought, and just to show you my ignorance, I let my buddy do everything. All I do is pick out the deck features I want and give him the keys. I come back to a complete system, and a great one at that. He hooks me up on price, too.

Can't beat the deal!
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Swoop I take it you got the Ranger back.. Congrats man. You have any clue as to what your friend is going to be doing to it as in specifics?
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Swoop I take it you got the Ranger back.. Congrats man. You have any clue as to what your friend is going to be doing to it as in specifics?
Bryan! Holy long time no see man! I'll be back down there in 20 days, tell everyone to prepare, lol.

Anyway -- I really don't have any idea. I'm usually pretty faithful to some Pioneer 4-ways in all 4 corners hooked through an amp and an MP3 player in the dash. Nothing elaborate.

If you missed the thread about the new truck, it's right here if you want to see pictures and mod upgrades so far.

Take care, see you in a few days!
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I though audiobahn was a freeway in germany? lol
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that would be the AUTObahn
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i don't like rattling anything in my truck...

i like rattling things in other peoples...

dynmat your rattly truck, michael...
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