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How Does This Audio Setup Look?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by IrishPilot, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Jan 22, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    IrishPilot

    IrishPilot [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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_500CDA105/Alpine-CDA-105.html?search=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_107PA2502/Polk-Audio-PA250-2.html?tp=115

    Sub (suggested by Mr Marv)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-PIONEER-TS-...Car_Subwoofers_Enclosures?hash=item1e59e50c30

    Sub Amp
    Kenwood KAC-8104D
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KAC8104/Kenwood-KAC-8104D.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/audio-video/71349-new-headunit-installed-cda-105-pics.html

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  2. Jan 22, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    sirsaechao

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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.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    IrishPilot

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    Bump for a few changes...you guys think this simple rig will sound good?
     
  4. Jan 24, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    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.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    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?
     
  6. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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  7. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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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
     
  8. Jan 25, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    EDITED...added in some different speakers & an amp.
     
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