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Old 04-26-2013, 07:05 AM   #1
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Some Feedback on speaker/amp chocie

Looking to upgrade from the stock speakers and add an amp. First I must say that I am not looking to shake the windows or drive my neighbors nuts(not a bad idea though) but I am more looking for a deeper, better sound. I went to the install guys here in Corpus Christi and was pointed towards this set up:
amp Alpine PDX-F4 $499 at crutchfield, $309 on Amazon
speakers Alpine SPR-50C $299 at crutchfield, $154.60 on Amazon

Installation is $125 for the amp and $45 for each pair of speakers($90 for front and back)

Looking for thoughts and opinions on this. Also, Honestly I wish I could do this myself but I have no clue at all. Any TW members here in CC want to teach a complete noob I have beer and pizza. Thanks
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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I do not have personal experience with either but by specs it looks good, especially that amp. I would STRONGLY go with 6.5" speakers though rather than the 5.25. If you wanted to stick with Alpine I would say that the 60 series R speakers would be a much much much better choice although I have never heard any Alpine myself. The 60 speakers are componets rather than coaxle so that is a huge differnce to the sound. In case you don't know componets have the tweeter seperate from the mid range. That being said I would try to listen to some speakers first then decide. Speaker sound is a lot like wine so take others advise with a grain of salt so to speak.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:47 PM   #3
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Yes get a 6.5 speaker and Alpine is a great 'bang for your buck' product. PDX amps are awesome as well.
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Is it hard to make the 6.5 fit? Should any stereo guy be able to install that?
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:32 PM   #5
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Nope.. Get adapters from Tacotunes, make your own, or talk to Mr. Marv on here. Both my fronts/rears are 6.5's.
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Nope.. Get adapters from Tacotunes, make your own, or talk to Mr. Marv on here. Both my fronts/rears are 6.5's.
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I personally (with zero experience) made my own with a 1972 ish vintage sears brand scroll saw and some mdf. I was just too anxious to wait on shipped ones. And too poor. I'm a zip tie mechanic.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:43 AM   #7
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CAlled this morning to order the 6.5's and have been pm'ing Marv. Sonicelectronix is out of the amp and advised some brand I have never heard of NVX JAD800.4. Offered the package for $494.90 out the door.

Alpine SPR-60C $154.95
Alpine SPR-60 $139.95
NVX JAD800.4 $200.00

Any opinions on this amp?
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:05 PM   #8
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Check here for your amp: http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...ne_PDX-F4.aspx

Call ahead to verify in-stock. I have dealt with them a few times all with good results.
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