NEED CAR AUDIO ADVICE!!!

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Gunner
NEED CAR AUDIO ADVICE!!!

I have a 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage--- Old Body style.

I just bought a Sony Explode CDX -GT620IP

 

here is what I want: New Door Speakers and some Subs...and amp....

 

I have been looking online yada yada.... I found some stuff that looks ok. but I know jack squat about car audio, and the dealers around here want you to buy this and this and this and oh you will need this and this....BS. thats why I have been looking online, but Im unsure what to buy. I want decent sound- I want to Rock my ears until they bleed, but I dont want to get tickets from my fellow officers while im drriving down the road either lol

Can anyone that has a decent knowledge give some advice??

P.S. I would Really like to stay under the ole 1000.00 range......

   

Cobra II
Re: NEED CAR AUDIO ADVICE!!!

 High quality pioneers for the doors & back w/ 2 600w 2ch amps, 2 Rockford fosgate power 12" subs with a 2000 watt 1 ohm stable amp.  You will also need a capacitor & a high amp alternator.  I've had this setup in 2 of my vehicles & am very satisfied.  built it for about $1000.  You might try a mobile audio magazine like crutchfield, they have name brand equipment at wholesale price.  Also small audio install shops usually will have good used equipment that they will sell for a fraction of the cost.

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Gunner
Re: NEED CAR AUDIO ADVICE!!!

LOL, I was looking at the pioneers...

Instead of the 12"s though I was thinking two 8" or two 10" ....with a larger amp to push instead of buying two smaller amps.....

what you think?? 

 

What were You thinking?!!

p to the izzle
Re: NEED CAR AUDIO ADVICE!!!

Crutchfield is the best for online ordering. I would go with Rockford fosgate amps. Two 10 inch Boston Coustic Subs in sealed enclosures will hit very hard in rock and metal but can still handle rap bass. I also really like Rockford Fosgate subs. You're problem is going to be space. Trucks don't have big generous trunks. There are lots of special enclosures for pick ups but you'll probably be limited to certain brands. You could have the area measured and go to an independently owned stereo shop and have an enclosure built to fit your truck and house your sub of choice. I ran two amps a two hundred watt for the 4 door speakers and I ran one sub with a 200 watt amp on it too. Capacitors are nice but I've never run one so it's not mandatory but they do help when your amps need extra power.  Don't forget to include power wire for your amp(s). Get a good 4gauge wire. Also if your run more than on e amp get a power distribution block.  You'll need a smaller gauge power wire to run from that to your amps. Get a good ground wire and keep your ground under 1 foot in length. You'll need speaker wire as well. For door speakers I like Boston Coustic,  Blaupunkt or Polk Audio. Rockford makes a good door speaker too (that's what I have now). The good thing about Crutchfield is they have a function that searches by what will fit your vehicle and they include instructions on how to install your stuff and wiring harness type stuff. Oh, you'll also want shielded rca cables to get the music from the head unit to the amps. You don't have to buy monster cable, something less expensive will get the job done as well.  I'm sure I forgot some stuff so I'll append this if anything jumps into my head.

"I'm just like you only shorter."

 

Gunner
Re: NEED CAR AUDIO ADVICE!!!

well I just bought some pioneer door speakers...Good Move?

ProBox makes a box I like specifically for my truck, I want to find out if the fosgate subs I want will work in the damn thing or not, but I dont know where to find the info on that... the subs are the fosgate powered 10"---- from the write up I read on them... the should rattle my teeth out of my skull WOOOHHHHOOO!!!!

and I wont be worried about the rap lol--- just give me my metal/rock/death metal/etc. etc.... 

 

 

What were You thinking?!!

p to the izzle
Re: NEED CAR AUDIO ADVICE!!!

I looked that sub up on Crutchfield. The sealed box in cubic feet is 0.5 - 1. For a ported box it's 1 - 2. I'd look at the custom box and find out what the interior volume is in cubic feet. I went to Rcokford's website and they suggest something a little more specific.

http://www.rockfordfosgate.com

"I'm just like you only shorter."

 

9davis3
Re: NEED CAR AUDIO ADVICE!!!

you said crutchfield is a good place to get car audio. but where would be the best place to get mids and highs? i cant find a cheaper set of those anywhere?

p to the izzle
Re: NEED CAR AUDIO ADVICE!!!
Hot2na
Re: NEED CAR AUDIO ADVICE!!!

if you are looking to drop some coin, our preference has always been McIntosh, and we will only deal with them on a factory to purchase level.  our preferred audio systems:

 

AMP = the MC4000M

control center = their MDA4000

equalizer = the MEQ450 (currently now sold with their MDA4000M)

for an electronic crossover, i recommend the MEN456

cd changer = their MCD410 is flawless

speaker system = MSS472 

 

Tuna...the other white meat!

Gunner
Re: NEED CAR AUDIO ADVICE!!!

holy crap...... I dont make that much money LOL!!! 

 

What were You thinking?!!

p to the izzle
Re: NEED CAR AUDIO ADVICE!!!

Oh yeah, before you install anything get a good professionally installed alarm. Make sure it has glass breakage. I recently had my car broken into and most of my stuff stolen because I was too lazy to take my car in and have the alarm I already own installed.  

"I'm just like you only shorter."

 

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