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Audio System-wrong or right direction?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by tacotek, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Dec 30, 2012 at 3:43 PM
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    Hey All,

    After about six months of searching I finally pulled the thrigger on a 2009 black dbl cab sport with 24k, leather, sunroof, remote start, Eclipse 7" nav/bluetooth. after de-badging and pulling the Sport stickers of the sides, i am ready for my next mod...I have a budget of about $700-800. for a speaker and amp upgrade and wanted some feedback. I did the whole local audio shop thing and to be honest was disappointed. It was either all or none... they wanted to set me up with a $100 front speaker upgrade or drop 2k into components and twin subs with 1000 watts... Is there something somewhere in the middle. As I heard many times, I don't want to rattle neighbor's house but i would like some clean highs and solids lows....

    Below are a few items I tagged from Amazon. After everything ships I should still have a couple hundred as reserve should I need anything extra for installation. Not sure if I want to attempt this as a DYI. (its been many years since I wired up my own goods :)

    Anyway let me know what you think

    1- Rockford Fosgate Prime 600-Watt 5-Channel Amplifier
    2- Polk Audio DB6501 6.5-Inch 2-Way Component System
    3- Polk Audio DB651s Slim-Mount 6.5-Inch Coaxial Speakers
    4- Single Car Truck Wedge Black Subwoofer Box Sealed Enclosure for 8-Inch Woofer 8F
    5- Polk Audio AA3085-A MM840 DVC 8-Inch Subwoofer
    6- DB Link PK4Z 4 Gauge Power Series Amplifier Installation Kit
    7- Metra 72-8104 Speaker Connector for Select Toyota Vehicles

    As mentioned the entire package shipped is under $600. however, I agree you get what you pay for! Also, if there are any other items that I missed that are needed please let me know.

    comments!

    Thanks in advance for those who take the time....
     
  2. Dec 30, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    What is the output per each channel of the amp? I know it's the 4 6.5's and then the sub but does it break it down more?

    I'd say you're going in a good direction. I have Polk subs in my truck, had them about 10 years and they still sound great. Never used a Fosgate amp but I have the 6x9's in my single cab and love em.

    If you're not looking to be heard 3 blocks away I believe that's a good setup.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    the amp is rated as follows:

    50 Watts x 4 + 200 Watts x 1 @ 4-Ohm
    75 Watts x 4 + 300 Watts x 1 @ 2-Ohm

    still a little reluctant with the read coaxial, they received great reviews but they don't look like much...
     
  4. Dec 30, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    I would personally get the Polk MM6501 over the DB. The DB sounds good but the mids and highs are so much crisper on the MM series in my opinion. I love the polk speakers though. Good choice.
     
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    Screw the back speakers, you'll never hear them

    Get a good component system, don't do coaxials.

    Personally I'd get a single 10 instead, but if your taste is in higher bass then so be it.

    Save the money you would have spent on rear speakers and get a little bit of sound deadener for the front. It was night and day difference on my truck.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    ^That too. Leave the backs alone, they just fill and do a fine job. Spend that money on the MM6501 upgrade.
     
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    All good points... I added the MM6501 and pulled out the DB's. as for the sub, i prefer the lower note of a larger 10 but was concerned with not having enough power to move the speaker enough. my thoughts were smaller woofer better punch at lower volumes. just my thoughts :)
     
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    You'll get better performance on a 10 than you will an 8 with the same power, at least IMO. I'm running 250 watts on a 10 in a custom box and it keeps this former basshead happy.
     
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    Got it!

    Thanks
     
  11. Dec 30, 2012 at 8:04 PM
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    I have a single cab, but I would tend to echo the sentiment about put more of your $$ in the front set. My wife has a Rav4 and when I drive that I don't even really hear the rear door speakers. Either that or get 6x9's for the front and the better 6.5 ones for the rear.

    Plan maybe $250 for install. Just pulling it out of my head but my bill was $325 for mine recently. That included a head unit which you already have though.
     
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    A low power 10" will still be as good or better than an 8". The low range is greater with a 10". I have a single Rockford Fosgate 10" with about 275w going to it and it will rattle the cab just fine. A lot better than the 2 polk 8" I had previously. It doesn't carry for other cars to hear, but it's plenty for the cab. I'm actually trying to get rid of it because it's too much bass. I want the rear seat room over the thump.

    http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/products/product_details.aspx?itemid=120399
     
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    What u want for it?
     
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