Dillemma w/ choosing a setup for my car stereo

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  1. brownfield

    brownfield OT Supporter

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    Okay... This is a wierd situation... I have a brand new Scion tC (a bit over 2 months old) and I want to install a new stereo on it already. The speakers are starting to distort even though it's the upgraded pioneer stereo and the ipod input. I would like to install new speakers with a 4 channel amp to power them and a 10" sub w/ amp and not change the stereo until I save up enough for a DVD/Nav unit... But I am worried about distortion in the speakers and I'm not really trying to install the JL Cleansweep or anything anywhere near that price range to fix sound. If anyone has an opinion on doing that I'd be really happy to hear it...
     
  2. pharcyde183

    pharcyde183 Nissan by nature

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    how about this. I don't know what sort of budget you got but here's a good budget setup that I think you could be happy with.

    I dunno what size your speaker openings are but here's an idea.

    Cadence MODEL CWM6-KIT $79 shipped
    http://cgi.ebay.com/CADENCE-CWM6-KI...854784797QQcategoryZ32819QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    run OEM rears off of headunit

    amp for fronts:
    Profile HA600 Baja 2Channel


    $68 shipped
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Profile-HA600-B...856812769QQcategoryZ18796QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem



    sub amp:
    DEI 350D sub amp


    $57 shipped
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Directed-Audio-...858387901QQcategoryZ18797QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Diamond DS3 10" sub around $89 shipped
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Diamond-DS3-DS3...oryZ3291QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    a bit under $300 shipped for all that
     
  3. JRock10

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    do a 5 ch amp
     
  4. nickgonzo

    nickgonzo oh ya

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    I like this idea... to an extent :p

    Leave the rears on the deck power. Grab a 4channel amp. Get a nice set of component speakers for the front. Grab a 10" sub. Hook up front speakers to 1/2 channels of the amp, and bridge channels 3/4 to the sub. ???????. Profit.

    For the amp, look for something that will do at least 60x4 RMS at 4ohm.. The more watts RMS, the more headroom.

    For the speakers, go to some car audio shop and demo thier stuff. That way you wont be surprised by some stuff you have never heard.
     

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