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$400 best audio option

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by JBTuncc, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Nov 24, 2009 at 6:49 AM
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    JBTuncc

    JBTuncc [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to do something with the audio in my truck and would like to keep the stock head unit b/c I don't want anyone to break my windows over a cd player. I'm trying to avoid opening a can of worms and causing rattles and more problems. I was thinking just replacing the door speakers or maybe a small sub. Seems like either way I may have to spend a small fortune on sound deadening.
    I'm looking for opinions on what you would do with $400 for a decent sounding setup. I listen to pretty much all types of music. I like bass but don't want the car beside me to hear it. Any help is appreciated!!
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    John
     
  2. Nov 24, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    Fact: music sounds better when it is played at all frequencies. (which means it will sound better with a sub, some mids, and tweeters)

    Although, it sounds like to me you don't need a subwoofer. Quality speakers are going to give you a decent amount of bass.

    You would probably be happy with some nice components. And later down the road, you can always amp them.

    Sounds like you don't need sound deadening. I personally don't use it in my truck, but I did in my other car.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2009 at 6:59 AM
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    I was thinking components but I've heard adapters for our doors are sometimes a problem. I don't mind the stock setup, but I would like a cleaner sound and more bass. From past experience, if I add a small sub the bass will cover up the crappy sound of the stock speakers. Like I said, not looking for something too loud, just better sound.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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  5. Nov 24, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    I've had a lot of audio setups in different cars. I had an old kicker solo-baric 10", an infinity basslink, a mmats 10". The mmats was by far the one I liked the most but the basslink is more what I'm looking for right now. I like the simplicity of basslink and it gave me plenty of bass, but I don't think it'll fit behind my seats. I also think anything that I put back there may move around or cause rattles. I'm talking in circles on here and to myself. I have replaced speakers and caused more problems than I had before in the past. I also had American Bass components in my Subaru that were great but at higher volumes caused the door panel to rattle. I prefer stock over rattling...
     
  6. Nov 24, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    You can always buy deadening to prevent rattling.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    Yeah. I'll probably end up doing some deadining if I do anything. I just need to find an amp component speaker setup that I like/can afford.
     
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