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Old 11-25-2007
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System for Shawna.

I've recently taken to ' un-rice-ing ' Shawnas truck. She had friends that tried to help her in good faith that somewhat.. well.. lets say the results of their work were less then stellar ( Damn civic owners! ).

Shes aquired a Fosgate Amp ( 415s ), a pair of 10's ( FOsgate Punch series ), and a set of 5x7's.

She has a FACTORY head unit as of present. Hers was robbed.

I've completely repaired the damage from the robbery and where her friends CUT OFF the factory radio pigtail ( damn cricers! ), rewired her GEM module.. The brass plate under the steeringwheel now has all the bolts holding everything together ( those copper ones that you need to ground it correctly.. ).

Welp.. ' Tis the season ' and I'm feeling like Santa-******. Fat and lazy and thinking about that amp and setting it all up. I'm going to strip out her interrior completly and run her amp wires UNDER the vinal floor instead of leaving them lay between her seats as they presently are ( damn ricers! ).

I already ran a feed of 4ga and a relay for power inside the cab ( was wiring up pillar gauges last week.. why not plan ahead? ). Already has a 130amp altenator as well.

I had a thought and need opinions from some of you audio wierdos. Instead of using LOC's before the amp and having to split the rear feed and add an aditional amp, would it be better to just replicate that fat lazy guy that says ' ho ho ho ' and buy a basic MP3 Sony type headunit? I figure they have 4 speakers out ( for 4 5x7 factory speakers ) and an RCA for her sub box. This will also provied a trigger for turning her amp on..

http://www.bestbuy.com/site//olspage...6&type=product

Something basic like that.

Opinions?

This is coming out of MY pocket ( I figured 100$ for a new sony isn't bad ) and I cant get to my motor till her truck is done ( Hence, I need to get this straightened out! ).

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ive never had any luck with the high-low input converters.

get a sony or kenwood.
i will never own any other brand.
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Sounds like a good option to go with. It even has the input already if she has an MP3 player or something like that. That's one of the first things I did.

-Chance
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D, if it were me, i'd be opting for the new head unit over the LOC. it will be a better signal and will allow you to have a little bit more control with the new head unit.

as far as what head unit or what brand, i'm no good at that... i've been out of the market for too long and don't know who to buy from and who to stay away from anymore..
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stay away from kenwood get a pioneer
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Ditto^^^
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i personally hate pioneer, but your the one with the mecp cert.

whats so bad about kenwood?
i love my radio, only problem ive had is the flex cable for the faceplate, but thats expected for a flipface radio and its easy to fix.
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Kenwood/Pioneer.. 100$ is my LIMIT. Its not my stereo and I'm paying for it as a favor folks. It will be better then the factory unit.

I'm looking for a headunit that has 4 speakers and an RCA out with amp turn-on capabilities. Nothing more.
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Panasonic
Clarion
Pioneer
JVC
Kenwood+2 Speakers


Any of these should work
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D best buy has a pioneer deh-1900 for like 89.99 sounds better than the sony, has the front aux, and will last way longer than the sony
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D best buy has a pioneer deh-1900 for like 89.99 sounds better than the sony, has the front aux, and will last way longer than the sony
Thanks Pete. I'm just looking for those RCA outs and an amp trigger. Perfect price as well.
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it has one set of rca preouts for the sub. Should have an amp turn on as well. If it doesnt which im pretty sure it does, just tap into the accy (red) wire for the amp turn on
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