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Opinions on System Setup

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by CUtigerfan, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. CUtigerfan

    CUtigerfan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Daystar 1.5" coil spacers, bedlined bumpers, clear corners, aftermarket stereo, 20% tint, half debadged
    Edit: Just scrapped the whole first post to replace it with new. I'm putting 2 JL 10W1's and a Memphis 16PR1.500 (both already purchased) in my truck and wanted new door speakers too. I'm really stuck on what to get. My budget for speakers and an amp was $200. I'm only looking for a 2 channel amp and 5x7's for the doors (coaxials or components?)

    I originally thought I would get Image Dynamic coaxials: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_22334_Image-Dynamics-CTX-57.html

    and a MTX Thunder amp: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_9037_MTX-Audio-XThunder-702X.html

    Now I don't know. There are millions of reviews and opinions and brands out there.
    My second thought was these JBL's: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_19629_JBL-GTO8608C.html

    but what amp to pair with them is causing problems. heres a few I was looking at. Please give an opinion or alternative and an explanation why.

    Rockford Fosgate (for JBL's): http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_43421_Rockford-Fosgate-R125-2.html

    Boston Acoustics(for Image Dynamics): http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_17792_Boston-Acoustics-GT-275.html

    Massive Audio (for JBL's): http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_33267_Massive-Audio-V-500.2.html

    RE Audio (for JBL's): http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_32461_RE-Audio-DTS-500.2.html

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. tacobo670

    tacobo670 if you have to ask, u can't afford it

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    personally, i prefer a pioneer HU. orion/boss... not to sure. how's their rep? good sub. trick box! im sure it'll sound great. just hope u dont kick urself in the ass if it sounds like shit. im just saying. sometime u need to spend money for the quality that u expect.
     
  3. tacobo670

    tacobo670 if you have to ask, u can't afford it

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    i just got a pioneer HU. one 10in kicker n a cheap "Crunch" amp i bought from fry's. its seems to do the job. just waiting to blow out my factory ones so i have a real reason to buy all new shet. im going with Polk. had them before. great sound/product.
     
  4. CUtigerfan

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    I'm pretty satisfied with the Orions and Boss right now. They sound alright other than distorting on tracks with heavier bass and at high volumes but I blame that on not having the high pass crossover. I don't see an issue with adding the bass blockers. I have heard nothing but good things about the JL's and the Memphis amp so I'm not worried about that. If the RCA adapters allow a quality signal to reach the amps I think I'll be good. My main concern is the subs will overpower the mids/highs now.

    On a side note my brother has a 98 extended cab and just wanted bass so I ended up putting in a cheap 12 with an inexpensive headunit and amp. I also put bass blockers in the doors hoping it would keep him from trashing the stock speakers when he cranked it up. I think it sounds decent for what it is.
     
  5. Mr Marv

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    Looks like you have it all figured out now :) and the only thing I might suggest is a REMOTE LEVEL CONTROL for the sub amp so you can turn it down if a song causes the bass to over power the mids/highs. :)
     
  6. mattg43

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    What you have lined out will work. Bass Blockers will have a 6db/octave roll-off, so you will be down 6db at 100hz (using the ones listed). I would say that would be safe, for general use. You will lose a bit of midbass, but should prevent the distortion. I would probably try my crossover for the subs up around 100-125hz, see how that sounds with it. Dont be afraid to experiment with that point.
     
  7. CUtigerfan

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. Looks like I'm going to have to read up on tuning before I put the subs in.
     
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    Memphis PR1.500 came yesterday. Looks like I'm committed to the build this time
     
  9. CUtigerfan

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    bump for new ideas and opinions
     
  10. CUtigerfan

    CUtigerfan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The difference in quality between the products you have listed will be nominal. Since you have an amp, efficiency is less important. I would try to listen to them and see if you like one over the other, and enjoy the upgrade.
     
  12. CUtigerfan

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    So theres no difference in those Image Dynamics and the JBL's? Not even because 1 sets coaxials and the others component? I hooked up the subs I bought in my brothers truck just to see how they sound and I'm kinda worried 2 doors speakers is going to be overwhelmed by that much bass.
     
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