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Old 11-10-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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Budget of $600

Got a budget of $600, want the best combinations of subs and amps possible for 600 or less.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:42 PM   #2
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There is a couple of members on here selling their subs, boxes and amp. You will need a slim sub with a shallow mounting depth. There is a website that is called tech12volts.com I think. He builds custom enclosures and sells packages at reasonable prices. Check it out.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:03 PM   #3
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check your local craigslist and look for jl w7 in box with amp, or kicker l7 in box with amp. best bet if you know about subs and stuff.
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The best doesn't exist, it's too subjective. What you like will likely be different from what I like.

Now, are you looking for new with warranty, new questionable warranty, used? Are you building your own box, doing your own installation, have required wiring... we'd need more information about what you are trying to do and what you have to work with to make more accurate recommendations.
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new or used and im looking to get a box from tacotunes.com, and I also have to get new wiring. Just trying to get some ideas on good combinations.
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Just look around for deals.


I spent about $800 on my setup
-Alpine CDA-9884 headunit. Was a display model at a brand new best buy store that had only been open for 3 months and they took it down to put in the new year model units.
-Alpine 4 Channel amp (brand new)
-6.5" Alpine Type-S components for the front (brand new)
-no rear speakers
-10" infinity reference sub (got it on clearance since the new year models were coming out)
-Amp wiring and new speaker wires for the components

built my own custom box and amp rack with some spare MDF I had in the garage.

I wasn't looking for a competition SPL setup by any means just something that would have a nice full sound so I can enjoy my music. I love all kinds of music so I have to have an upgraded stereo system.

When I bought my taco I pulled it in the garage and replaced the stereo within a few hours of bringing it home.
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new or used and im looking to get a box from tacotunes.com, and I also have to get new wiring. Just trying to get some ideas on good combinations.
I would avoid Tacotunes, as they have become very suspect as of late.

If you are somewhat handy with a saw, you ought to be able to build a decent box on your own. I personally suck at cutting lumber, so I had Marv build my box. He is fantastic guy to work with.

If warranty isn't a huge concern for you, then check out sonicelectronix.com I haven't had any issues with them for the few items that I have ordered. Crutchfield sometimes has some good deals, but for the most part you are buying customer service from them. They rarely have the best price to be found, but thier customer service after the sale is second to none. You can search good quality products and narrow it down based on functions you want, ipod control, sat radio, HD radio, aux ports, whatever. If you order from crutchfield, they will throw in the installation accessories that you need, which is typically around $50 worth of crap no one thinks about before hand and that cheaper places online will charge you in part or all when you order.

For wiring, I am a huge fan of knukonceptz.com Great products, good customer service, super cheesy name. But, end of the day, you will won't see much of it, but it will certainly serve its purpose.

Brands to look at, HU's I don't think you can beat the quality and functionality of the mid range Pioneer units. Something around $150-250 should give you everything you could want for that price point. For subs, the Pioneer shallow mounts are impressive, especially for the money. I prefer Image Dynamics IDQ 10's. They, are IMO, the best bang for the buck available. However, for you $600 budget, you might not be able to get them and have room for a box, wiring and HU. Amps, I don't put much stock into spending a lot of money on amps. Although, the Alpine PDX amps are sweet, you won't be able to get them in your budget with room to do anything else. I'd personally look at a 4 or 5 channel amp. Something from a decent brand shouldn't be too hard to find. A 4 or 5 channel should be easier for you to install, cut down on some extra wiring costs and provide your system a decent base with easy room for expansion.

I might be a bit sidetracked, do you have a HU or are you planning on using the stock HU? There is cost associated with either route you take.
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I was planning on just using the stock HU, and yea im thinking of getting Mr. Marv to make a box for me if he can. Do i really need a 4-5 channel amp tho? talked to this one guy and he said all I needed was a mono amp.
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