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Added amp and Focal Speakers...subwoof pending

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by STxTaco, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Dec 8, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    STxTaco

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    So the Taco is coming along nicely. Added Focal 165 KR speakers up front and an Alpine PDX-5 amplifier. WOW...what a great sound...I thought.

    I asked the installer if there was a way to hook up a sub woofer so that I could hear the difference. So he hooked it up and I was SOLD. I'm going to take it in on Saturday and get an 8 inch Alpine Sub woofer added to complete the system.

    The clarity and bass richness added by the addition of a sub woofer was absolutely fantastic! I could not believe how crisp and balanced the sound was with the sub. I am almost one totally happy camper with the audio setup that I have put together. After Saturday morning's addition, I will be taking the truck for a cruise just to enjoy the music!

    Thanks to all for the help and advice that I got during this whole process.
     
  2. Dec 10, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    I ended up with the Alpine SWR843D Subwoofer....an 8 inch sub that really finishes my stereo install. GREAT Sound!!

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  3. Dec 10, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    What did those JM Labs/Focals set you back, components I assume. I'm not that up on there mobile stuff, but couldn't be happier with my home set-up.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    I believe the Focal speakers were around $540 for the pair.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    ajohnson

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    I have a similar setup: Focal 165 VB (component) in the front doors and 165 CA1 (coaxial) in the rear hooked to an Alpine PDX-5. I am waiting on my box from Mr. Marv for my Polk MM1040 10" sub. It already sounds great, I can't wait to add the sub! I paid $450 for both sets of Focal speakers on Black Friday.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    get a 15" or 12" sub that shieeet is not gonna slapp! i used 2 have an 8in sub and it does not hit if you slump rap!
     
  7. Dec 10, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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  8. Dec 10, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    That setup would blow out crusty old earwax buildup that I have had in my ears for years.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    no im serious dude! 8in subs do not hit hard! you need a 12 with 800watts 2 have a taco that slapps
     
  10. Dec 10, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    if you listen 2 rap tha 8 is not gonna slappp! i would get some qtips and get a 12! or get 3 more 8's hahaha
     
  11. Dec 10, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    Plenty of 8's out there that 'slap' you sound like a dumb kid
     
  12. Dec 10, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    I don't listen to rap....so I'm okay with the way that the 8" sub rattles my nuts.
    Going up to a 12" or 15" would be a nutcracker....(keeping in the spirit of Christmas). :D
     
  13. Dec 10, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    I've been a FOCAL dealer for the last 5 years, and in 22 years in the business, I've never heard anything as perfect as the Focal speakers... The only thing you could get better would be a set of their Utopias!!! Big $$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!! Have fun with the new system!!
     
  15. Dec 10, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    Thanks...the speakers sound fantastic.

    I now have a question that I need to start a new post on regarding an electrical wire burn smell in the air of my truck after adding the sub woofer. Not scared...but concerned.
     
  16. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    I listened to a pair when I bought my home stuff, (chorus 700). Seems they (Utopias) were 30 some odd thousand dollars. Sweet...
     
  17. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    You wouldn't happen to have the ability to buy individual drivers would you? And if so do you have access to their home audio drivers?
     
  18. Dec 11, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    If I'm not mistaken, JM Labs/Focal makes drivers for several manufacturers, world wide.
     
  19. Dec 12, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    That's why my system doesnt SLAP!
     
  20. Dec 12, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    Shut yo mouf befoe I SLAP you!
     
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