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Old 03-04-2010, 09:55 PM   #16
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Well, don't connect this to a black wire in a harness somewhere. It is black and comes with a spade connector crimped on to it, connect this to a bolt or screw behind the radio opening that screws into a solid piece of metal.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:51 PM   #17
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[ I really think Panasonic (Matsushita) and Jvc headunits should be added to the good or highly recomended section, people have no Idea how great they are compared to most mainstream brands like pioneer, kenwood, sony, alpine, ect... Just my piece of mind.



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NOT RECOMMENDED:
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Boss
DHD
Dual
Jensen
Legacy
Optimus (Radio Shack)
Lightning Audio (lower end models)
Pyle
Pyramid
Sony
Soundstorm
Thump
Verge
Volfenhag


AVERAGE:
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Bazooka
X-site
MA Audio Visonik Cliff Designs (Anaba Group) (Execpt for high end amps)
Low end Alpine
Kenwood
Lightning Audio (high end)
Pioneer (minus high end head units and premier series)
Lanzar
Audiobahn
Crunch
MTX (minus amps)
Panasonic
Rockford Fosgate
Blaupunkt
Kicker (subs)
Alpine (low end subs and speakers)
Polk
Audiopipe
Concept
Cerwin Vega
Infinity
Alphasonik
Digital Audio
JVC


GOOD:
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Autotek
Hifonics (for the price)
MTX (amps)
Profile (price is AWESOME)
Pioneer premier and high end HUís
Ma Audio, Visonik, and Cliff Designs high end amps (especially for SPL applications)
Phoenix Gold
Directed
Orion
PPI
Viper
Alpine (higher end subs and speakers, lower end head units)
Kicker amps
Avionixx
Alumapro
Audiomobile
Boston
Clarion
Crystal
Crossfire
Earthquake
JBL
Memphis
Soundstream
MB Quart


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:
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Alpine (higher model head units)
Cadence
Eclipse
JL Audio
Elemental Designs
Helix
a/d/s
Adire Audio
Arc Audio
Brax
CDT
Diamond
DD
Focal
Image Dynamics
Kove (borderline good/highly recommended)
McIntosh
MMATS
Morel
OZ Audio
PPI (old stuff before they were directed)
RE Audio (resonant engineering)
US Amps
Zapco
Linear Power
Incriminator Audio
Ascendant Audio
Stereo Integrity
Sound Splinter
Audioque
Xtant
Tru Technology
TC Sounds
Rainbow


BOLD means that this is a brand we talk good of frequently on this board and is within most people's price range. A lot of these products will be recommended.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:25 PM   #18
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Re: start of newbie info thread

that list is like 2-3 years old ... and just a guide. Mostly it was steer newbies away from junk
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Old 10-22-2010, 03:25 AM   #19
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I highly reccomend that unless you are an experenced painter you do NOT paint your boxes. Spray paint, unless done properly and with lots of care usually looks tackey and out of place. If you must paint your boxes a good wood primer is a must with MDF or else count on doing about 30 coats to get a decent solid color.

I also advise agianst carpeting. If you want carpet learn on a crappy test box that you built. Practice makes perfect. Use the good carpet, though it may not seem like its worth it a carpet with no backing and lots of strech will make carpeting easier, and often will make it look better. Parts Express sells some decent carpet for like $3-$4 a linear yard. Also, use a good adheasive, ive heard no complaints about 3M spray adheasive.So if im not sapposed to carpet or paint what am i ever to do? well my reccomendation is truck bed liner. Duplicolor sells a semi-gloss black for like $8 a can and works GREAT. i reccomend that your prime the box, do one light coat, one normal coat, and then, another normal coat if there are a few thin spots, then a mist to add texture. The stuf will cover any mistakes you made (well most) and 2-3 cans will do almost any enclosure you can throw at them. Also it protects the box from abuse and stiffens the wood even more.

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I think of the sound in my car like the sound in the studio, actually, an amplified version. I can't get over how important it is to take out the higher ends on car subwoofers and how it's important to take some lows out of higher pitches noises. I have a Pioneer system, and never really choose to turn back from it, mainly cause that $150.00 price tag was cut down to $75.00. But I really enjoy the equalization for this system. I'll link the system in this post. But I also want to get ideas on a good system, because Christmas is coming up and I'm looking to treat myself, haha.

My system:http://www.electronicexpress.com/cat...ioneer-AXT2869

Post suggestions on good car amplifiers and car speakers. Thank you!

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Old 11-22-2017, 09:52 AM   #21
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The one you posted is of some very inexpensive equipment. You can get good results with lesser equipment with some good speaker placement and tuning skills though.
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