Car Audio Buffs..

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Japs4eva, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Japs4eva

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    I need a new set of compnents.. i guess tweeters+6.5's for my GTI... they'll be powered by my headunit, a Pioneer 3500 mp3 player which is 50x4.. i dont wanna get a seperate amp for these, but mine crackle and shit, crappy vw speakers.. what do you suggest? I dont wanna win competitions, but i want to improve my sound, i have an infinity basslink which is good enough bass for now, and i'll replace the other set of components w/ the same you guys suggest further down the line when i get more money.. thanks
     
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  3. How much.
     
  4. Japs4eva

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    umm.. etronics has damn good prices.. so usually 130$ at bestbuy or circuit is 75-85 on there, that's the range i'm lookin for
     
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  6. Mycophiles

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    Most car audio guys on here will dissagree with me but IMO if you are going to run only 25RMS I'd go with a set of pioneer 3ways. They don't have the clarity that a component system has but they sound nice enouph if you're going to upgrade later.

    I'd put my money on something like this. :dunno:

    http://www.pioneer.com.sg/products/ca_speakers/ts_a6970e.asp

    yea, I just remembered (and reread your post and saw you wanted components) that i've seen those doors and you basically gotta have components.

    What's your price range?

    http://www.pioneer.com.sg/products/ca_pcss/ca_pcss.asp
    (I'm a pioneer fan)
     
  7. 95YJ

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    get some sparco's
     
  8. Blackz28

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    pioneers, alpine, etc. They'll all sound pretty much the same with just head unit power, and that low of a budget
     
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    just go to best buy or something and listen to em, pick what you think sounds the best to you, then find em online for a lot cheaper
     
  11. Japs4eva

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    will the HU be strong enough to power a component set?
     
  12. On_One

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    With only 20 or so watts RMS (even thats a stretch) i would not suggest a component set. I'd either spring for another amp or go with a decent set of 2 way coax's. (3 way's = :down: )
     
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    no, don't bother with components unless you plan on getting a seperate amp. 2ways are prolly your best bet
     
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    Why do people buy componenets and run them off the head unit :uh:

    If you dont want to amp I wouldnt bother with components get a set of 2 way speakers for up front.
     
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    how strong of an amp would i need? i dont wanna be broke as a joke, but music is big for me.. so i want it to sound good.. nice av btw, blackz28
     
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    Good call there budo but its 20-25 RMS and 50watt/channel so he should be able to find some type of 2/way that would work for him.

    I agree with you though. I'd find some cheap components and throw a cheap amp in there. It's the only sure-fire way to get good sound w/o distortion, but if he doesn't want to pay for a shop to do an install he's stuck with just getting a couple speakers that run within the power range of his HU.:o
     
  17. On_One

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    Bench test it in a real life situation and i assure you it will struggle to produce 20 w RMS.
     
  18. Japs4eva

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    i can do the install myself..
     
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    head units don't produce anywhere near what they say. Your lucky to get 10-20 rms out of it

    Here's what i would recommend. Get an amp with 50-100 per channel. Get a nice component set for up front, and if you really want rear fill, then get some cheapy speakers from BB and hook em up to the head unit
     
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    oh, and keep in mind you gotta figure wires into your budget if you go with an external amp
     
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    Boy, your doing a great job of nit-picking my posts but from what I've heard (though I'll err on your side) is that Pioneer HU's do some of the best jobs in creating what they are advertizes as when compared to other HU's. :)
     
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  23. On_One

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    Nope just thinking realistically. ;)

    Go get an external 25 w amp and compare it to a 25 w HU amp. Output and clarity will be worlds apart.
     
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