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Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by lucky73, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Feb 13, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    Kenwood KCA-IP302 iPod Cable - Kenwood Electronics
    Only 14 left in stock--order soon.
    $29.39

    Kenwood Cmos-200 Rear View Camera - KENWOOD
    In Stock
    Shipped from: Car Toys
    $143.96

    Kenwood Cmos-300 Multi-Angle Rear View CAMera - KENWOOD
    Only 2 left in stock--order soon.
    Shipped from: AUDIO KRAZE
    $275.00

    Alpine SPS-610 6-1/2" 2-Way Type-S Series Coaxial Car Speakers - Alpine
    Only 4 left in stock--order soon.
    Shipped from: DiscountCentralOnline
    $59.00

    Alpine SPS-610C 6-1/2" 2-Way Type-S Series Component Car Speakers - Alpine
    Only 4 left in stock--order soon.
    Shipped from: DiscountCentralOnline
    $76.00

    Kenwood DNX 6180 GPS Navigation System - KENWOOD
    Only 10 left in stock--order soon.
    Shipped from: Crawford's Superstore
    $579.99

    to amp or not is remaining question.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    I'm guessing this is from crutchfield?

    $200 for a rear view camera seems a bit much... Pick up the audiovox version for $50

    I know the 2000+ Tacos have 5x7s in them, but still no reason you can't put a set of 6 1/2's in the 5x7's place, same for the rears.
    My opinion, and sound is subjective, but scratch the Kenwood speakers and get the Alpine Type R 6-1/2 SPR-60C components (front) & SPR-60 coaxials (rear) - if the $500 for those options are out of your budget, get the Alpine Type S versions

    Don't know about the Sound Ordnance amp, so I'm going to refrain from comments on that...

    Kenwood Nav units are typically great, but I'm sure that you can find an installer for less than the $200 install card. Hell, drive up to Portland and I'll install all of it for $200, and if you buy the beer and pizza, I'll give you all the cables you need ($80 might cover the cost of your gas, less $30 for pizza and $10 for beer)
     
  3. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    Everything is good except that your amp is going to way over power your speakers. I believe you may be looking at peak power on the speakers, it is not safe to run speakers over their RMS wattage for any extended period of time, total noob thing to do but we were all noobs at one point :thumbsup:. I'd suggest this amp it is a very good amp for those speakers, it is 5 rms watts over the rms of the speakers but that is safe to use.
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500MRPF300/Alpine-MRP-F300.html?tp=115&nvpair=AG_Number_of_Channels|FF4%40Channel&nvpair=FFBrand|Alpine&nvpair=FFBrand|Kenwood
     
  4. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    such helpful replies, thanks!
    will take both big pieces of advice and update the order
    can probably tackle the purchases locally (best buy) and source and installed by friday I hope.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    I didn't want to be the one to suggest the Alpine amp, even though the Alpine P series amps are my absolute favorite low cost amp to use....

    and Yes, to a large extent, I am an Alpine Snob - I feel they have always had some of the most reliable and best sounding commercially-available car stereo gear for many years.

    Edit: I saw your most recent post after I made this one, but I would suggest a better shop than Best Buy, especially for the installation. I commend you for buying locally vs over the internet - having been an installer and had to deal with people who did buy via the net, I personally think you're making a wise choice. Even with the ability of installing stuff myself, I still would take paying a few bucks more from a local retailer that will deal with warranty issues over saving some coin with a net reseller.... Just wait until you have to ship a 20+ lb sub or amp back to them to watch your savings disappear.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    Then why didn't you want to suggest it? lol I believe Kenwood, Alpine, and JL make some of the best stuff on the market.

    Also OP if you're looking for loudness look for a speaker that has a high sensitivity. The Polk's that I have linked are my favorite low-mid budget speakers they have 100 RMS, 92DB of sensitivity, and scream off of HU power so you might put them in with your head unit power and decide to save money and not buy an amp. They have a fair amount of low end but don't expect to be shaking your truck. If you do want to amp them and have them at max rms, which is the way I heard them, then you can get this amp. When I listened to them in my friends F150 this is the amp he was running and they had no trouble what so ever keeping up with his W3's running max rms.
    Polk Speakers:http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107DXI6500/Polk-Audio-DXi6500.html?tp=106#overview-tab
    Kenwood Amp:http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113X600F/Kenwood-Excelon-X600F.html?tp=35782&nvpair=FFBrand|Kenwood

    FYI All of the amps and speakers I'm linking I've heard fist hand and know how they sound in a variety of different vehicles and a boat.
     
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    I am all for buying local and supporting a local installer!! I scanned google and yelp and made a round of calls tonight. 1st guy was so too busy to help me (1 month til 1st appt) and the 2nd guy said he'd look tomorrow, and no one else answered. I used bestbuy for inspiration, crutchfield for specifics, and would very much prefer a local if there is a competent one who nearby who can do it by friday. I'd pay up for local guy, unless his buying power is so bad that overall cost goes up a bunch.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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    Pick up the audiovox version for $50


    which model and where?
     
  9. Feb 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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    Joey - where in NorCal are you? I've often got some time at work I could help you look around. Also, I've got good connections with Car Toys up here in Portland and can get you some decent discounts, provided shipping can be figured out.

    Also, if there were any internet reseller I'd buy from, it would be crutchfield... they've been around for a very, very long time and they have good tech support. My only reservation comes from when it's time to deal with a defective product and having to shell out potential savings for shipping and system downtime.

    Cuz I throw Alpine around enough as it is :) At least I've admitted to being a brand snob.

    I like kenwood as well, but really only for their Headunits and other front-end electronics (nav units, video screens, etc.... not amps), especially for their Excelon lineup.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    GabeJ - thanks man! I updated the wish list last night...i can probably remove all the cable parts and stuff b/c it is probably assumed in the equation? Ill edit to just include the big items and nail it down today.

    Update - I will need TWO head units, one for the pumpkin taco too , LOL
     
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    updated above
     
  12. Feb 14, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    I just saw the avatar.....



    YOU HAVE A PUMPKIN TACO????

    I think I must have (photos, at least)

    Trust me when I say that you "need" an amp - I'm sure that there are others that will whole-heartedly agree with me that it is a day and night difference... even dropping down to a 40x4 Kenwood at $150 like this one:

    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KAC2404/Kenwood-KAC-2404S.html?tp=35782
     
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    its in my garage! 2500 miles on the clock.
     
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    I think you should move to portland and be my best friend

    I need an orange Taco like I need...... um.... something, but I can't think of what

    LOL

    EDIT: Like I need to get rid of a couple thousand feet of 8awg power and ground wire (pic to follow.... someday)
     
  15. Feb 14, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    prefontaine is from oregon....
     
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    I'm missing a connection here.... are you a marathon runner or something?
     
  17. Feb 14, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    something like that...surfing and running and tacomas
     
  18. Feb 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    cancelled kenwood bc ebay and amazon have head unit for $200 less
     
  19. Feb 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    am doing alpine amp

    friday is the day
     
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