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Some Feedback on speaker/amp chocie

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by jaysly, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Apr 26, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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    jaysly

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    Looking to upgrade from the stock speakers and add an amp. First I must say that I am not looking to shake the windows or drive my neighbors nuts(not a bad idea though) but I am more looking for a deeper, better sound. I went to the install guys here in Corpus Christi and was pointed towards this set up:
    amp Alpine PDX-F4 $499 at crutchfield, $309 on Amazon
    speakers Alpine SPR-50C $299 at crutchfield, $154.60 on Amazon

    Installation is $125 for the amp and $45 for each pair of speakers($90 for front and back)

    Looking for thoughts and opinions on this. Also, Honestly I wish I could do this myself but I have no clue at all. Any TW members here in CC want to teach a complete noob I have beer and pizza. Thanks
    Next project- 3 inch lift, tires, rims, bumpers, and maybe some of those fucking bright ass lights.
     
  2. Apr 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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    I do not have personal experience with either but by specs it looks good, especially that amp. I would STRONGLY go with 6.5" speakers though rather than the 5.25. If you wanted to stick with Alpine I would say that the 60 series R speakers would be a much much much better choice although I have never heard any Alpine myself. The 60 speakers are componets rather than coaxle so that is a huge differnce to the sound. In case you don't know componets have the tweeter seperate from the mid range. That being said I would try to listen to some speakers first then decide. Speaker sound is a lot like wine so take others advise with a grain of salt so to speak.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    Yes get a 6.5 speaker and Alpine is a great 'bang for your buck' product. PDX amps are awesome as well.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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    Is it hard to make the 6.5 fit? Should any stereo guy be able to install that?
     
  5. Apr 26, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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    Nope.. Get adapters from Tacotunes, make your own, or talk to Mr. Marv on here. Both my fronts/rears are 6.5's.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    +1

    I personally (with zero experience) made my own with a 1972 ish vintage sears brand scroll saw and some mdf. I was just too anxious to wait on shipped ones. And too poor. I'm a zip tie mechanic.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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    CAlled this morning to order the 6.5's and have been pm'ing Marv. Sonicelectronix is out of the amp and advised some brand I have never heard of NVX JAD800.4. Offered the package for $494.90 out the door.

    Alpine SPR-60C $154.95
    Alpine SPR-60 $139.95
    NVX JAD800.4 $200.00

    Any opinions on this amp?
     
  8. Apr 29, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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