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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:34 am    Post subject:  Best system Reply with quote

Who has the best System on here for the money? I need ideas. Pics if possible
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

What exactly are you looking for? Particularly sound quality or just something massively loud?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

no one can answer that question for you.

first, there are no systems "on here". Are you asking who has the best for the cheapest? But then again, cant be answered.

What is "best"? Everyone has their own taste in music and how they want their system to perform / sound. So no one can tell which is best.

"For the money" meaning best bang for the buck? or the cheapest possible? again, cant be answered. Its an opinion question.

Answer these question.....

Are you looking for guidance in creating a system? yes or no

if yes, budget? music preference? looking for quality or bass you can hear 3 miles away? Competition use? (guessing not if you had to ask the question)

if no, are you just looking to compare systems with yours thinking you have the best for the money? If so, post your specs and wait to be criticized.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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no one can answer that question for you.

first, there are no systems "on here". Are you asking who has the best for the cheapest? But then again, cant be answered.

What is "best"? Everyone has their own taste in music and how they want their system to perform / sound. So no one can tell which is best.

"For the money" meaning best bang for the buck? or the cheapest possible? again, cant be answered. Its an opinion question.

Answer these question.....

Are you looking for guidance in creating a system? yes or no

yes

if yes, budget? music preference? looking for quality or bass you can hear 3 miles away? Competition use? (guessing not if you had to ask the question)

if no, are you just looking to compare systems with yours thinking you have the best for the money? If so, post your specs and wait to be criticized.


I would like the best bang for my buck my budget is around 2K but its been a long time since i've bought equipment. My main thing is head unit, Sony, Pioneer, are a couple of great brands i know, but are there others out there ( Boss?) . As for amps, crossovers etc. i'm clueless since there are so many out there now. I just want a few ideas where to start.

No i don't want to be heard 3 miles away i want a clear sound without the bleeding ears.

sorry for the vague post
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Pioneer AppRadio is popular among Toyota owners that don't want to pay the premium for the factory installed Entune radio. You can get the entry level one (6in screen, extremely similar to $845 Scion BeSpoke radio) for $300 with the install components and have all the stuff the manufacturers advertise on TV. Nav, voice commands, streaming Pandora and I♥Radio, yada yada yada. Toss some half decent speakers in the doors and deck, add a modest sub and you'll have a nice looking and sounding fully modern experience for less than the radio-only price for a Scion tC.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:26 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

wanna go budget, this is how I do budget systems that sound far better than factory without hurting your eardrums or wallet

Start with a HU, your choice. Buy the features you want. Id buy something expandable so you can add things later on (Sat radio, HD radio, iPod controls, etc)

A small amp for a small sub is fine. Id go 10" with maybe a 400watt amp. Find one with a built in crossover.

- Use the HU to power the cabin speakers, have most of the bass turned down.

- Use the amp and built in crossover to direct the bass to the sub (thats what its there for)

Will give you a much improved sound over factory and be well below your budget.

You wont impress anyone with the performance, but for everyday driving and not looking for anything crazy, this is the formula I follow.

Had this in both my Impalas and received many compliments on the sound. (over stock, not vs high $$ systems)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

did you call sony a "great" brand

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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did you call sony a "great" brand

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used to be like i said i dont know whats out there anymore I know that there are Alot better ( been 20+ years since i have put anything in a car system wise) Ugh i do need help Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

with a 2 k budget, you can spend your money different ways. If you like hi-tech head-units with gps and a lot more features, those can run you a good 600-1k or up. If you are not building for competition, which i assume not if you have to ask, stick with some name brands, pioneer, kicker, even kenwood. There are a lot of "unknown" makes out there that are very good, just not advertised such as these name brands. If you want expert help, talk to rc10mike. he is extremely knowledgeable and helped me a great deal with my build. I dont know if he is around much, but definitely a go-to with questions.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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I would like the best bang for my buck my budget is around 2K but its been a long time since i've bought equipment. My main thing is head unit, Sony, Pioneer, are a couple of great brands i know, but are there others out there ( Boss?) . As for amps, crossovers etc. i'm clueless since there are so many out there now. I just want a few ideas where to start.

No i don't want to be heard 3 miles away i want a clear sound without the bleeding ears.

sorry for the vague post



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I would like the best bang for my buck my budget is around 2K but its been a long time since i've bought equipment. My main thing is head unit, Sony, Pioneer, are a couple of great brands i know, but are there others out there ( Boss?) . As for amps, crossovers etc. i'm clueless since there are so many out there now. I just want a few ideas where to start.

No i don't want to be heard 3 miles away i want a clear sound without the bleeding ears.

sorry for the vague post



Wifey says Limited budget Rolling Eyes


limited budget is better than the standard "NO"

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If you need help putting something together, shoot me a PM with what you are really looking for and I'll help ya. I run a business doing mostly mobile electronic installs, and detailing. And I am MECP certified.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:10 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Honestly in your shoes, I would replace all factory speakers, add an amp and head unit, HO alt, and do the big three. Then I would listen to it for a couple of month's and see if there is room for improvment with those speakers, adjusting settings, keeping the car from rattling...etc. Than that'll give you more time to do some research for subs and what you might like to get. Plus your budget might get a little higher by then.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I, personally, am fond of the double din nav/dvd units presented by Pioneer and Sony. Pricey but feature rich and audibly acceptable. Replacing front speakers is a no-brainer and any mainsrteam brand will be a great improvement. Amplify the fronts, add a sub with suitable amp to power, upgrade electrical (i.e. Big 3) and you will have built something you will be proud of and will impress casual onlookers/listeners.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:07 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

After putting systems in all 4 cars I have owned, my current setup in the impala is my favorite for sound quality. I replaced the head unit with a Pioneer single DIN media unit (no CD player, reads SD card and USB). I replaced all 4 speakers with Pioneer D series and replaced the factory amp with a Kenwood 4 channel to power the speakers. A shop built me a custom subwoofer enclosure to fit the trunk, it almost looks factory - built to perfect spec for the two 10" JL Audio subs I am running. Perfect frequencies across the board, not too much bass, not too much treble.

As others have said, definitely do the "Big 3" wiring upgrade.

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