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New to Subs and Amps

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by SgtImaPepper, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Jun 16, 2012 at 6:34 AM
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    SgtImaPepper

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    Morning ya'll. SO I am getting ready to dive into installing some speakers and amps in Dusty myself. I have already installed a Pioneer 3200 DVD and I would like to invest in some new tweets, two front/two rear, amp, and two subs. I am VERY new to this kind of stuff so any pointers or suggestions would be appreciative. A buddy of mine suggested a Stealthbox but I err on the side of caution before making such a large purchase. I typically would prefer to do this myself because I am not fond of people touching my truck and I want to make sure it is a clean install. I am not looking for crazy bass because I really don't listen to music all that often that requires a hard hit. I did a clean install on my stereo and it works great. For starters, I have listed a few questions if you care to answer for me because I am not a big fan of navigating through multiple websites to get to answers. Thanks in advance:

    1) Does it matter what brand or type of amp I purchase depending on my
    stereo?

    2) And if so to previous question, please explain.

    3) What really is the difference in sound in 8" and 10" subs?

    4) What kind of material is best suited for the speaker box in Double Cab
    Tacos?

    5) I am not in the market to blow OVER $1500 total if I can help it. Is this
    feasable for a decent system?

    6) Amp. What's your recommendation based on what I am looking for and
    why?

    ***HAPPY EARLY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL YOU FATHER'S OUT THERE. MAY YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER, FAMILY MEMBER, OR BUDDY DETAIL YOUR TRUCK FOR YOU THIS WEEKEND (for free)! ;)

    Chiao!
     
  2. Jun 27, 2012 at 7:57 AM
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    BackwoodsTaco

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    Do you still need some help with this?
     
  3. Jun 29, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    Hillingdoner

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    Hope that helps a bit at least
     
  4. Jul 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    06yfz450ridr

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    If you want 2 decent cheap subs id get mtx terminators or Jackhammers for cheap with the box. I just got 2 12" with the box for 156. But any amp other than pyramid or pyle is good/ decent. Also love my alpine speakers sound good. Just as said before search around for your budget and look at the rms power and the ohms and not the total power so much . Some are over rated.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    SgtImaPepper

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    Hi. You know I am always open for ideas and opinions. I can see that people have posted some great information for me in this thread. I am going to sit down and really go through the information and get an idea on what I want. I can guarentee that I will have more questions in the future, so lease feel free to put your two cents in as I post them. Thanks for the response.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    SgtImaPepper

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    Thank you for the response. The more the better. I am not too fond of running out and buying until I learn from the professionals. Appreciate your input.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    SgtImaPepper

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    WOW........thank you for your input. This has helped me tremendously! I will go through this in detail and hopefully be able to pick out atleast a good amp by the end of this coming up week. I will probabley be posting for questions in the future in here.
     

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