Car audio newbie needs help

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  1. Snowman

    Snowman I know the Benzes. OT Supporter

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    Hello all. I have a 2001 Civic EX sedan. I listen to a lot of music and would like to be able to actually enjoy it.

    I know a little about car audio but not very much. I would like a little cleaner sounds and better bass. My budget is not very big: around $1000 or less if possible.

    I assume I would need a new headunit, new speakers in the front door and the rear deck. Would those be enough for decent bass or would I definitely need a sub in the trunk with amp?

    I don't know about specs of speakers or what brands are the best. I just started looking at Crutchfield for some ideas.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Chaosen1

    Chaosen1 Now this is an import model

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    <--- nearly same situation
     
  3. realest00

    realest00 New Member

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    forget the rear speakers. put a good sub in and a good component set.

    and Crutchfield is kinda $$$.
     
  4. Snowman

    Snowman I know the Benzes. OT Supporter

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    Yes that sounds good. But I was looking towards not spending so much money. It seems like the component would be more expensive?
     
  5. Mycophiles

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    I think the best bang for the buck would be to get a new HU with enouph watts to push a couple new speakers. I've heard car's with nothing more then 6x9's and they have bass. It ain rumblin and isn't meant to be turned up loud but it's bass.

    For 1000 bucks you should be able to do what you want. If you buy new your going to get less. A LOT LESS.

    Installs usually cost about 150 bucks for a HU and pair of speakers.
     
  6. Danno

    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    You've got a ton of options with 1000 bucks...depends on what your aiming for...SQ or SPL?
     
  7. Snowman

    Snowman I know the Benzes. OT Supporter

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    Yes that's what I was initially thinking. I would just replace all of the speakers and get a new HU.

    All I'm aiming for is spending the least amount that is needed and getting better sound.
     
  8. Mycophiles

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    Start researching HU's and also find out if there is an amp pushing your speakers in your car. If you have no amp presently you will need to find a HU that has an amp if your not prepared to buy one. Some HU's put out a good amount of power. Getting a Good HU can save you money in the long run when you get cornered by this problem of having no amp.

    I'm just a novice but I'd say start looking at HU's first. Look for one that will play mp3's and has a amp in it. I'd say your max expenditure on a hu will be 300$.
     
  9. Gavin

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    Put a new head unit in your car. See if that's good enough before you start adding other things. I put my old Sony Xplod ES headunit into my friend's 93 Camry, kept the factory speakers there and it sounds better than my car already. Though that's because I don't have a system in it right now. :hs:
     
  10. realest00

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    yea. buy a good hu first.

    btw, 6x9s can never come close to what a good sub can do.
     
  11. Snowman

    Snowman I know the Benzes. OT Supporter

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    Okay guys, I will look for a good HU.
     
  12. euphoric

    euphoric Who else here has some pants? Moderator

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    yea i made the same post about 2 months ago... now i have spent like 700 and i still need to buy amp/subs/box
     
  13. Snowman

    Snowman I know the Benzes. OT Supporter

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    Well I will try to keep myself on a budget and not get carried away.
     

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