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Old 11-02-2005
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Totally Re-doing the system

Yo im looking to totally start over with my sound system

As of now i bought two 10" JL W0's

im looking for front and back 6x8s (preferably 3 ways and 2 ways)

An amplifier putting out 700+ watts, and has 2+ ohms

and last a headunit, looking for a good looking and great sounding
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are you looking for suggestions.. or do you know what you're goin after?

also, the amp.. are you going for a 5 channel.. or are you only powering the subs.. if so, why 700+ watts @ 2ohms?
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whats price ranger for all those, cuz i could help you build a 5 grand system or 500 dollar system
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one word WALMART lol..no just playin stay away from walmart....

How much you lookin to spend?
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okay ive made some decisions with the help of Sean

headunit: Alpine CDA-9851
Speakers: Mb Quart Reference 6.5" Components (front) and im still looking for a decent set of speakers for the back that, not great ones b/c drowned out by subs
Subs: JL Audio, two 10" W0's

all i need now is help with the amplifiers, quite possible the most confusing concept to me since tying my shoes. for the speakers i think im going to go with a 400w x 4-channel class ab, and as for the subs i have no idea (all i know is i need a class d)
i saw some JL 500w x 5-channel amplifiers for around $600, but im looking to see if i have anymore options for the amp area.. anything and everything would be great
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For the sub, just find an amp that puts out about 250 to 300 watts @ 2 ohms. Should be easy to find.

Something like this may be the ticket:
http://cgi.ebay.com/MTX-Thunder895-5...QQcmdZViewItem


http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-Eclipse-PA55...QQcmdZViewItem
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Well what I would do is take your buget for the front and back speakers and combine it and pick up somne componets. I don't run the back speakers at all the stock ones just a little to fill out the sound. JL amps are quite pricy.
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i am getting the MBq components already..

ive decided to change my mind on the amps and go with Phoenix Gold Octane's
800w max 4-channel, with 125w x 4 to each speaker
400w max 4-channel, with 125w x 2 to each sub
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See now that is where the ability to read comes in handy. And it was a big word too. Its not like it was hard to see. Well yea.
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Hey this is just my opinion but,

When I got my system, a nice headunit and some big subs, I really wished instead of getting subs that i just made a really nice 4 speaker system. I didn't have the "volume" of music i just had the hard hitting bass. Hard bass is pimp, but I couldn't pop my doors open and hear my truck froma huge distance. About 400 yards away was the max you could hear subs, and 200 yards was distance of music. I wish i got some components and some door speakers that had good base.

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400 yards away? Oh never mind, it's late at night and someone's hitting the sauce...
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400 yards away? Oh never mind, it's late at night and someone's hitting the sauce...
Haha shutup! It was at the beach, and it was relatively quiet. I could hear the subs bumpin from way away, when i had to takea load of firewood to our fire. Not like the ground was shakin, icould jus hear them.

*edit* i hit the sauce on the weekends, not weekdays!

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okay then decided to go with JL amps instead, a 250/1 D for the subs and a 300x4 for the speakers

im sticking with the MBquart Components, the Alpine CDA-9851 and the subs..
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