a guide for beging car audio

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  1. flynfrog

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    first off i see alot of peopel buy 2 subs tehn cant afford a decint amp to put on them so they get a cheap one then hook it to there stock deck


    Start with the deck first
    spend your money on a good headunit this is where your music comes form if it can put out a good clean signal the rest of yoru sytem is doomed already look for 3 pre outs and something that will look good in your car stick to the name brands this is not the place to go cheap

    next if you realy want a sub get it now dont get 2 12s becasue every one elses is see what you ahve room for and rember you have to have enough power to run whatever you buy its also a good idea to get a good amp if you cant afford a nice one save up untill you can a cheap amp will make even teh best sub sound like crap

    next move up to your mids and highs here is another place not to skip out on most of yoru msuic is highs not bass take some time decide what works for you personaly id get mids and highs before subs a componet set will always sound better than a coxal of the same quality also get an amp with decnt power and clean signal it dosne have to be huge but a 2x50 watt is proaby not going to cut it


    also rember if you plan to add more aps use a bigger wire tahn you need you can go to big

    caps are a waste of time if you are having that bad of a votlage probelm look to have yoru alt rewound and a second battery

    make sure to run your wires where they wont be cut or pinched larger gauge wire will almost allways be better


    DO RESEARCH BEFORE YOU BUY
    dont go to the shop and dropp a wad of cash you will get screwed
     
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    ive spent tons of time on sounddomain till i got glitched then found this place trempro is ok but they bitch about every thing

    and im not saying this is gods way of doing things its just meant to help with the peoepl who ask where do i start
     
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    what?
     
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    I'd suggest a good set of mids before any bass but thats just the SQ guy in me. For the majority thats right on. Obviously everyone doesnt need to do everything in exactly that order but I always encourage upgrading one aspect at a time so you can see whats really improving your system.

    Between those links you should be able to figure everything you could possibly want to know...
     
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    well most peopel getinto car audio for the bass the second tiem around im upgrading the mids and highs first kinda go away form the blow out my window seals kinda bass and more twards teh nice sounding stuff

    but i made this up for teh car audio noob who cant usaly here the differnce between a factory speaker and a componet set
     
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    You probably are not going to be able to tell the diference between a cheap 150 dollar head units amplifier or preouts between a 600 dollar units. The reason peole spend more money on expensive head units is because of their features such as cool graphics, equiliztion, preout crossovers, multiple sets of preouts, mp3 playback, remote, less prone to cd skipping, etc. I really doubt someone who is just getting in to the hobby is going to be able to hear the difference between a high end deck and a cheap entry level. My suggestion is buy a deck that has all the features that you want with the reliability at the best price. If thats 600 dollars, so be it. Just dont be fooled into believing that a 600 dollar unit is going to have twice as much power output as a 150 dollar one. Size limitations prevent this.
     
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    You probably are not going to be able to tell the diference between a cheap 150 dollar head units amplifier or preouts between a 600 dollar units. The reason peole spend more money on expensive head units is because of their features such as cool graphics, equiliztion, preout crossovers, multiple sets of preouts, mp3 playback, remote, less prone to cd skipping, etc. I really doubt someone who is just getting in to the hobby is going to be able to hear the difference between a high end deck and a cheap entry level. My suggestion is buy a deck that has all the features that you want with the reliability at the best price. If thats 600 dollars, so be it. Just dont be fooled into believing that a 600 dollar unit is going to have twice as much power output as a 150 dollar one. Size limitations prevent this.
     
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    Re: Re: a guide for beging car audio

    in the long run you will be better off getting a better HU then getting raod gear casue its cheaper and most peopel getting into the hobbie dont care how it sounds any way they want bass but as you get more and more into the hobbie you are constanly upgrading your weakest link so by spending a little more money on a good deck now it will save in the long run but no you dont need a $600 deck but the $150 wont do much for you when you decide to upgrade where as teh $600 deck can be resued
     

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