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Old 01-22-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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How Does This Audio Setup Look?

Looking for input on the components I decided on. Trying to keep the expenses lower. I use my iPod 99% of the time and just want a budget, well-rounded system. I used Crutchfield links for reference, though most items were purchased elsewhere to save some coin.

EDITED for some swaps (added components & amp)

Headunit
Alpine CDA-105
http://signature.crutchfield.com/s_5...=cda-105&ssi=0

Front Speakers
Alpine SPS-600C (and some Baffles from Mr Marv!)
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500SPS600C/Alpine-SPS-600C.html?search=sps600c&ssi=0

Speaker Amp
Polk 250.2
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107PA25...-2.html?tp=115

Sub (suggested by Mr Marv)
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-PIONEER-TS-S...item1e59e50c30

Sub Amp
Kenwood KAC-8104D
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KAC8...4D.html?tp=115

I know its a fairly budget build as this stuff adds up fast once you figure installation! (dont trust myself to install amps) but I wanted something affordable and sensible that would be an improvement over stock and that would still leave me some money to put on some new Duratracs. So keep in mind I was shooting for improvement without going too far into it. I still would appreciate any opinions etc.

What do you all think? BTW the CDA-105 is already installed...
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/aud...-105-pics.html

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Old 01-22-2010, 03:33 PM   #2
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Stock rear speakers? Amp powering the sub and front components? I suggest listening to speakers before buying blind. That is my one and only tip when building a sound system.
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Bump for a few changes...you guys think this simple rig will sound good?
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mono amp

I am no stereo builder master, but I recently had a really nice system installed and I learned a couple of things. The mono amp is for your subwoofer only. So how you gonna power the front speakers? Your sub will be getting 300 - 400 watts while your front door speakers will get a few watts from your Alpine? Like I said I am no stereo builder but I don't think you will be happy after you get over the "newness"

Get components for sure. I heard a few shallow subs and I was not impressed at all. Not sayn they are all bad but the ones I heard including that pioneer was not impressive.
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The mono amp is for your subwoofer only. So how you gonna power the front speakers?...

...I heard a few shallow subs and I was not impressed at all....
Yeah the fronts will be powered just by the HU for now. Id like to get an amp down the line, just not yet. I would think it would still sound pretty good though right? The system sounds incredibly better with just a new HU now, so I figured with some aftermarket speakers and a modest amp/sub combo it should sound even better.

What would components do to improve the system? (forgive my ignorance.)
Am I off track?
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Say I added some Alpine Components:
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500SPS6...ures_and_specs

And an amp for them:
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KAC8...tml?o=r&tp=115

Better?
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components seperate your mids from your highs. Those alpines are a nice speaker for a starting system. as long as you amp them they should sound good
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Still Mixing It Up....

EDITED...added in some different speakers & an amp.
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