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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject:  SQ Setup Reply with quote

All speakers, amps, and subs, I want to know what are some of the best to go with for pure SQ. I want to hear from people with experience with these. I'm not looking at a specific price range, but a normal budget would be nice. $500 for a component set is not going to happen. Also, I'd like to know what's the best way to build a box for an SQ system. More or less if the shape, size, and other dimensions affect it. So go ahead and give me every detail you possibly can to build an SQ system.

I will be running a Pioneer 3200bt for sure, so that is a good starting point.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Nobody knows anything about sound quality?? I think not! Wink

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:54 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If you are going for SQ, I don't believe Pioneer is the way to go. Most of the newer head units are prone to whining with the alternator. I've minimized the issue on mine, but it's still there.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:59 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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If you are going for SQ, I don't believe Pioneer is the way to go. Most of the newer head units are prone to whining with the alternator. I've minimized the issue on mine, but it's still there.


thats what that is s**t how did you fix that? its not loud on mine just when the musics all the way down you can hear a faint whine in the speakers ......

if you want the best sound quality you got to pay ........

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:08 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Crazydayz posted this a while back and it helped out a lot with mine, but it's still there.



Eventually I'll get a different (read non-Pioneer) head unit for the Monte and move my Pioneer into my Intrigue.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I personally love my Pioneer. Best purchase ever. I do have a sound that I want to talk about tho. Fwiw, this does not pertain to the Pioneer hu b/c it happened with the factory stereo too. When I turn the car off, a static noise comes thru the speakers, not very loud, but definately noticeable. It will do this for a pretty long time, and doesn't stop until a little while after I open the doors with the key out of the ignition.

I know for the very best sq you gotta pay, but I'm just looking for everybody's opinion on what they reccomend for sq, brands, models, etc. Everything from components and 6x9's to amps and subs. I'd even consider other custom setups, but I want to hear what you guys have to say about it.

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 8:48 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Spend the good part of the money on components and put them in a sealed box. You loose a lot of the "thump" and quality of the music by just putting speakers in a door. A rock solid mid-bass sounds a hell of a lot better than some sloppy shake the car bass. Ask any of your friends to turn up their stereo to where they think it sounds good. Then turn off their subs and see if it still sounds good. That's where I would start. And when you get an amp keep in mind the lower the THD the better...most of the time. Also build your setup to the type of music you listen to. Don't need 12'' subs if you drive around all day listening to classical music.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 6:52 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Most people here only care about bass, head over to DIYMA if you want to learn about SQ on a budget.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

my $.02:

Speakers:
Quality componenents usually produce the most accurate frequencies provided the are mounted with some care. (crossovers, amplification and aiming are all to be considered)

Amp(s):
Buy from a reputable manufacturer that is not making outlandish claims.
Generally speaking, buy more power than you need.
The proper setup of these items is important.

Sub(s):
The greatest sonic accuracy is provided by a sealed enclosure at the cost of volume.
This enclosure must be built solidly so that it does not flex and must be sealed such that no air can escape when pressurized buy sound waves.

Again, be sure you are buying equipment that is suited to the task and not items that make outrageous claims.

These are merely my opinions based on personal experience and if you are serious about this endeavor then I would suggest doing some homework so that you may discover that a real SQ system install can be simple but will more than likely be very involved!

However, you may also find it very rewarding!

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:32 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thanks for the input. Anybody got brand suggestions? Or any cool ideas, someting new would be interesting to do.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:03 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The suggestion to peruse the DIYMA website is probably the most valuable advice!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've ran Pioneer, Alpine, and now Kenwood HU's and have liked all of them. As far as subs, I'm no audiophile but I've always been partial to JL Audio. They have always filled my need for good sounding clean bass that doesn't wake the neighbors up. Had a lower end model 12" in the SS and now have an 8" W3 in the Tacoma.

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I've ran Pioneer, Alpine, and now Kenwood HU's and have liked all of them. As far as subs, I'm no audiophile but I've always been partial to JL Audio. They have always filled my need for good sounding clean bass that doesn't wake the neighbors up. Had a lower end model 12" in the SS and now have an 8" W3 in the Tacoma.

How is JL? From what I've read its either a love or hate. And I really wanna know how that 8" W3 sounds. I've thought about running two of those before.

Well, I've been thinking about the enclosed door speakers. If I made a fiberglass enclosure, would it just be practically to buy a 6.5" or 8" sub and use that? Would that generate enough midbass, or just more low end? And also I want to know what your opinions are on 2 way vs 3 way component setups. Is there a big advantage to have a small midrange speaker, or would just a tweeter suffice for good sound?

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