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Car Audio Do you live in your car? Then you need to be able to listen to some high-quality music.
View Poll Results: How much?
Nothing 3 3.16%
Less than $200 7 7.37%
$200-$500 25 26.32%
$500-$1000 23 24.21%
$1000-$2000 18 18.95%
$2000-$5000 12 12.63%
More than $5000 7 7.37%
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:16 AM   #31
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

$900 total, i was a newbie, had no idea what i was doing.. bought subwoofers and lines (after brother said that i didn't need amps and i actually believed him), bought cuspid 4-channel 1600W amps after realizing i needed them... sound sucked.. thot it was my head unit, bought a $200 JVC Double-DIN model (the only double din they sold) and sounded better.. still sucked, bought tweeters and made it better, but still flat, bought another amp (stayed away from cuspid this time) and installed it, sounded better, bought new speakers cuz factory speakers were popping and fuzzing.. problem still there, found out later that there were connection problems (a disappointment since i also had to buy new wire harness cuz fry's electronic's ones were defective)

total amount spent = around $900
total amount spent on installation = $0 (phew)
wasted money on: new speakers, amps, and a new head unit, plastic buttons from repeatedly removing the door panels

but i learned a lot thru my mistakes, my research in a desperate attempt to fix my own system, and series of unfortunate luck to where i'm actually installing and troubleshooting a few of my friend's systems to great success..
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:12 PM   #32
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

ummmm.. sony HU (ghey) plus wires for a rediculous installation endeavor $200

Hifonics bx1605d $265
Alpine Type R 12s $250ish

so only 700ish haha and thats the best ive been able to afford ive been poor as FUCK for liek a year and a half.. ive been trying to buy comps and a new hu forever
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:16 PM   #33
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

I spent over $1k on mine

Eclipse 8445 headunit
MB Quart premium components
Eclipse EA4000 amp
PAC steering wheel control interface
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:40 PM   #34
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

New Tally

Eclipse 3434 (used): $170
Clarion 1/2 Din 7band EQ (used): $22
Hifonics BX1205D (New): $222
US Amps IS 2080 (New): $115
RE Audio RE Componet Set (new): $130
Ascendant Audio Avalanche 18 (new): $300
Enclosure Materials: $80
Second Skin Damplifier (40sqft) + Over Kill: $125
Wireing (including big 3): $70

Total: ~$1200

Comming Summer of '06:

Alternator: $250-$350
Optima Yellow Top or Blue Top: $100-$180
New Mids: (assuming ascendants acro's) $70
SPL set up (To Be Decided): $600-$700

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Old 04-20-2006, 06:12 PM   #35
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

***All amounts in Canadian currency***

Alpine CDA-9827 HU $300
2x Pioneer 800 Watt 12" Subs $230 (total)
Pioneer 220 Watt 6x9 speakers $130
Alpine 5 1/4" Type R component speakers $222
JBL GTO 75.2 II Speaker Amp $180
Alpine MRP-M350 Mono Sub amp $300
Stinger 8AWG complete wiring kit $40
EDIT: Dual 12" sealed box $100

Total ~$1500

Next up:
Possibly a new sub amp
Possibly Alpine Type R 6x9's

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Old 04-20-2006, 09:56 PM   #36
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

i spent about 4k between speaker subs amps and wire i put most on it in my play toy 88 cutts it will hits hard
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:05 PM   #37
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

CDT comps: $250
amp: $100
Big 3: $30
Alt: $150
Sub: $150
Box: $30
Amp: $250
wire: $100
HU: $300

wow...$1360. Oh well im happy with my HU and CDT's anyway

lifetime total: appx. $2500
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Old 04-20-2006, 10:08 PM   #38
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

Current tally, still to damn much money...especially since its in a dorm room...

Whatever that god awful high number is add the price of 6 6.5" Ascendant mids to that and 50 bucks in 2 tweets..., and there ya go (and alot of wood....)
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:19 PM   #39
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

SPL Set Up:

e12a - $90
15" Basket: $15
Death Penulty Recone: $100
Amp: TBD
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Old 05-23-2006, 07:53 PM   #40
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

sheesh

HU. $670
other HU $170
5x7's $60
subs $520 (w/ 4 yr warranty)
sub amp $370
4 channel $270
EQ $130
Tweets $90
alarm $220

holy hell.... $2500.00

not to mention wiring harnesses, stinger blocks, stinger fuse, stinger fuse holder, stinger battery terminal, stinger speaker wires and stinger 0gauge wires.... $2much

it's like a drug. I cant afford all this shit.
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Old 05-23-2006, 08:11 PM   #41
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

well, if you drink $50 of liquor every weekend (easy) that shit adds up too.

And its more healthy... so its a love love hate relationship.
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Old 09-16-2006, 05:51 PM   #42
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

Lets see

Alpine Head unit on ebay- $150

Alpine mono amp also ebay-$100

Kenwood 4-ch amp- $150

Off brand but banging mid speakers-$100 (all 4 including tweeters)
(Haven't heared any distortion and they have a amp pushing a steady 50w rms, good deal)

Kicker 200w RMS sub and box-$110
(Pusing 380w RMS for 6 months and sub keeps on pushing no kidding)

Amp kit and extra wiring-$65
(all good quality)

installation-$0

Grand total-$575

Don't be stupied and just by name brand components. Off brand stuff is some times just as good. Only thing I recommend buying brand name is your head units and amps. Many good audio guys that know there stuff recommend buying a good head unit simply because that is were all the sound is actully is being produced. It is possible to have nice system with out busting your wallet.
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Old 09-16-2006, 06:02 PM   #43
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

What brand mids are they, while you might not be hearing distortion someone with a better ear can hear it. I piss some people off while im riding with ill start putting my ear to the speakers and there ask me what the fuck im doing and i can usually point out a blown speaker and they dont even realize its blown.
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:46 AM   #44
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

I spent about 1,390

Headunit- JVC SH77

Amps-2 channel PPI 360, 4 channel Rockford Fosgate 400

Mids- 4x6 Rockford Fosgate component (front),4x6Rockford Fosgate midrange speakers in the back.

Capacitor- Phoenix Gold 1.0 farad capacitor

Crossover- lanzar

Wiring-Phoenix Gold wiring kit

Subwoofers-Rockford Fosgate 10" P2's....theyre alrigt
Custom box....I got it for free!!!!!!
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:49 PM   #45
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Re: How much money did you spend on audio?

640ish
20$ 3/4 in MDF
6$ 4in PFC pipe wanted 5in but lowe's doesn't have it
300$ for 2 TC SOUNDS 12' custom subs *they were made for KOVE to beat the Aramagedon Z but kove backed out so they only made 10 blew 2 and sold the other 8.
300$ for a shitty Audiobahn amp 1600watts 1 ohm stabe*ACTUAL RATING* 2200 audiobahn rating lol. ****WILL SALE FOR 200***

Then the car had Bousten Acoustic Tweeters in it
Infinity compents.
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