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New Stereo Project

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by The Big O, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Jun 28, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    The Big O

    The Big O [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have dealt with a factory stereo for long enough! (2 months) It's time for an aftermarket system. Here is my plan with some rough, not to scale drawings done in MS Paint. I wanted to keep the factory head unit and everything I'm going to do shall be reversible. I plan on taking a bunch of pics and doing a step by step write up just in case anyone else feels like doing the same thing. I've learned so much from this site so I'm gonna try to contribute what I can. Rear seats, center console, and sub will be removed.

    I was inspired by the benched in the access cabs in this thread. That was my original intention but it turned into a sub box/amp holder. It will be constructed of 3/4 MDF and covered in grey carpet.

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    Stock h/u
    MTX line converter
    Crunch 5CH amp (62 x4 + 250 x 1)
    Hifonics 6.5" component speakers up front
    Polk 6x9's in the back
    10" Kicker CompCVR

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  2. Jun 28, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    Drew5387

    Drew5387 You can't fix stupid

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    Looks good. The only thing different that i would do, is get a seperate amp for you subwoofer so it will get more watts than the rest of your speakers, and that will make it louder. But thats the only thing different. Good Luck with the install!
     
  3. Jun 28, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    You didn't ask for comments, so feel free to ignore me. But, if there's no back seat why have rear speakers? Why not put the $$ into better front speakers (or better woofer, or amp, etc.)?
     
  4. Jun 28, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    The Big O

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    I have had single and multi amp systems in the past... i prefer the single amp just cuz its a little easier and i don't need more power than what that amp provides.

    I already have most of the equipment laying around i figured i might as well use it (sub & rear speakers
     
  5. Jun 29, 2011 at 6:04 AM
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    Why 4 ports? Have you calculated it or just for astetics? Check out the12volt.com for port length/size calculators. I have made literally hundreds of subwoofer enclosures, ported subs are a little tricky and need to be constructed properly to sound right. Take your time with the math and it'll turn out sounding great. Good luck and keep us updated
     
  6. Jun 29, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Simplify your life, skip the rear 6x9s. Less wiring, and really no need in an AC. Do agree on the single amp though. Overall makes things easier, only downside is if you want to upgrade later, it's a bit more costly to replace a 5 channel with another 5 channel. Same goes for if the amp has a premature end of life for whatever reason.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    pinktaco808

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