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What do you guys think of this setup?

Ok so im puting my first sound system in my 2001 ford ranger xlt...What do you think on this and how could I improve it?

SUBS- Audio Savings | ALPINE SWR-1243D 12" 1800 WATT TYPE R CAR SUBWOOFER SUB

Im doing two of those

AMPS- Audio Savings | NEW ALPINE 500 WATT RMS MONO CAR STEREO AMPLIFIER AMP

Two of those also

HEAD UNIT- Alpine iDA-X303 Digital media receiver at Crutchfield.com

Im also building a custom box too.

Let me know what your opinions are-

-ETHEN-
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Ok so im puting my first sound system in my 2001 ford ranger xlt...What do you think on this and how could I improve it?

SUBS- Audio Savings | ALPINE SWR-1243D 12" 1800 WATT TYPE R CAR SUBWOOFER SUB

Im doing two of those

AMPS- Audio Savings | NEW ALPINE 500 WATT RMS MONO CAR STEREO AMPLIFIER AMP

Two of those also

HEAD UNIT- Alpine iDA-X303 Digital media receiver at Crutchfield.com

Im also building a custom box too.

Let me know what your opinions are-

-ETHEN-

you do know that head unit doesn't play cds right? just making sure

but aside that yeah it seems like a pretty good set up to start off with. you don't need something too overkill in a small cab anyway
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Who uses CDs anymore anyway lol
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Who uses CDs anymore anyway lol
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that pretty much the same exact setup i have in my truck and it sounds really really nice in a perted box built to spec exactually how alpine recomends it... id get it for sure
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Over kill. Im doing that. 2 CVX Kickers with 1200w RMS in a custom ported box
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Mine is overkill too 1800w infinity 12" sub with 1500w rockford fosgate amp lol

this was my old set up. what i have now (single sub) is louder than when i had these two kickers lol
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me and a friend made and carpeted the box...u can see the cut out we made for the "hump" on the floor.
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lol you really like alpine huh well looks nice but ill help you out i always buy from these guys super fast shipping great customer service

Alpine SWR-1243D 12" Type-R Car Subwoofer/Sub (SWR1243D)

Alpine MRP-M500 Class D Monoblock Amplifier (MRPM500)
i kno its 10 dollars more but they'll price match

the deck is the same price from they but they do include free install gear and shipping will prolly be better if you get it all from one place
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I would ditch the second sub and amp.
instead, get a set of front speakers and a matching amp for them.
I would spend a few bucks on a couple of sheets of sound dampener too.

It wouldn't be much of a system without replacing any speakers...
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I have a sony xplod head unit, sub control and Ipod hook up. wanna get rid of it for $50 if you are interested
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I would ditch the second sub and amp.
instead, get a set of front speakers and a matching amp for them.
I would spend a few bucks on a couple of sheets of sound dampener too.

It wouldn't be much of a system without replacing any speakers...
Ya I plan on replacing the speakers shortly after... Are there any that you would recomend?
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lol you really like alpine huh well looks nice but ill help you out i always buy from these guys super fast shipping great customer service

Alpine SWR-1243D 12" Type-R Car Subwoofer/Sub (SWR1243D)

Alpine MRP-M500 Class D Monoblock Amplifier (MRPM500)
i kno its 10 dollars more but they'll price match

the deck is the same price from they but they do include free install gear and shipping will prolly be better if you get it all from one place
Sweet thanks for those links and ya I like alpine lol
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I recommend 6 1/2 component speakers. (not coaxial)
which specific ones you choose is up to you.
best thing to do is go listen to them in a store.

Many ppl don't though, some choose based on specs, other choose because someone else runs them, and others just buy matching brand names. None of which are good ideas... specs are never accurate in car audio world, choosing based on what someone else runs is bad because everyone hears differently, choosing based on brand name is just a complete shot in the dark.
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