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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.
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Alpine 51 30.36%
Kenwood 18 10.71%
Clarion 11 6.55%
Fusion 1 0.60%
Sony Xplod 9 5.36%
VDO Daytona 1 0.60%
Panasonic 3 1.79%
Super Sound! 0 0%
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Old 08-07-2005, 12:08 AM   #91
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Re: Your Car Audio System

What can i say im a whore when it comes to good deals. ca400m and 2 12 inch subs in a box 100 bucks cant to much better than that.
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Old 08-07-2005, 02:35 PM   #92
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Re: Re: Re: Your Car Audio System

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Too bad it can't be "loud" cuz you literally can't hear it.

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even though this is a 4 month old post...

YOU CAN STILL SENCE IT

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Old 09-06-2005, 09:07 PM   #93
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Well, I'm almost done building my system. Here's what I got.

Deck: Pioneer DEH-5 CD deck that won't give me my CD back sometimes! A new Pioneer DEH-P7700MP is on it's way though.

Speakers: 4" front and 5 1/4" rear Pioneer TS-G series with foam baffles and 14 gauge wire.

Bass blockers: 300HZ front and 150HZ rear.

Subwoofer: Visonik Dual 10" Bandpass V103BP

Amplifier: Profile HA1000 2 channel. Wired in stereo to subwoofer.

This is kind of a budget system. Pretty much less than $800. But I am very happy with the results. This thing thumps like no tomorrow and sounds great. Should sound even better when my new stereo arrives.
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Old 09-07-2005, 04:10 PM   #94
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not to shabby non to shabby at all
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Old 09-08-2005, 03:03 AM   #95
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My DEH-P7700MP arrived and got it installed. Love the OEL display. I don't have to look at it head-on just to read what it says.

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Old 09-09-2005, 05:04 PM   #96
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scuffed up dash...
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Old 09-09-2005, 09:30 PM   #97
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I know. I can't get the trim ring on. I was hoping that bezel would fit over the stereo better if I dremeled the hole a little bit. But that didn't work. The van has 210,000 miles on it, rebuilt engine. So things are a little banged up anyway. I can get another bezel from the junkyard and do without the trim ring. I think it looks fine without it. And they are right about the Super Tuner III D+. The reception on FM radio is a hell of a lot better than on the other Pioneer I was using. Here's my amp and my sub. Got the amp under the middle seat.





Yeah. It definently exceeds my expectations.
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Old 09-09-2005, 09:55 PM   #98
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Re: Your Car Audio System

eh, for an old beater van then it doesnt matter. bandpass though? or was that correctly built by an installer (unless your hella good and like using al lthe fancy carpet and all)
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Old 09-09-2005, 10:35 PM   #99
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I got the subwoofer already like that. It would've cost more to buy a box and the subwoofers separately and install them. Altogether, it's a $630 stereo system. I thought about getting a power capacitor, and still thinking about it. But my headlights don't dim at all. I also chose bandpass because they are the most efficiant type of subs out there. I just want it to use as little of power as possible and still sound good.
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Old 09-10-2005, 01:14 AM   #100
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Re: Your Car Audio System

Man where u pay 630 for all that. You can get the visonik dual bandpass for 130 new and that amp would only cost about 100. Not trying to rag on you or anything but hey my firsy sustem was a beater system from hell spent about 700 for 2 infinity perfects, a dual sealed box, a ca600, set of mbquart6x9's, infinity refernece 4" components and a panasonic hu. Only thing that killed me was the hu system was worth more than the car and hit so fucking hard, but fried one of the subs and then wrecked the car. The joy of ebay payed about 2/3 of the retail price on just about everything. Nice HU thought i like the digital volt meter. Dont even consider a cap do a search on the big 3 suppose to be just as good.
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I did pay $130 for that sub and $110 for the amp. I would never pay $630 for just sub and amp. That $630 paid for my entire stereo system, speakers and all.

Yeah. I'm very pleased with this HU as well. I kept looking at these regular LED display units that were less than $200. Then I looked at the next one up that was an OEL display. Then I thought "I'm getting that one." Then I decided to take a look at the next one up. Hmmmm. I thought, well, this one that costs more has an automatic sound levelizer and displays volts. Well, I'm curious to know what my voltage reads and I don't want to have to keep messing with my volume control when I stop and go. So I thought "I'm getting THIS ONE!!!" So, I did.

What's the big 3 you're talking about? I was gonna get a capacitor off eBay.
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search for big 3 on here. dont get a cap, there jsut a faux solution.
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Re: Your Car Audio System

1) Battery negative to chassis
2) Alternator to battery positive
3) Chassis to engine

thats should be it.

http://forum.sounddomain.com/forum/u...c;f=5;t=007801
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1) Battery negative to chassis
2) Alternator to battery positive
3) Chassis to engine

thats should be it.

http://forum.sounddomain.com/forum/u...c;f=5;t=007801
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Ok. Here's what I got.

New Negative cable - CHECK
Alternator to battery postive - Just to the harness.
Chassis to engine - CHECK Just with leftover 10 gauge though.

Ok. My alternator is connected to the harness where it's originally at. Should I disconnect it from there and run it to the battery? I believe I have a 60 amp alternator and it was rebuilt, but my idiot lights flicker a lot even though the damn thing is charging and reads the proper voltage. Schucks has a 70 amp alternator for my van and doesn't cost a whole lot. If I run a wire from the alternator to the battery, I should use a fusible link, right?

Oh. When I ran 10 gauge ground cable from the chassis to the alternator and to the engine, it did make a big difference in how it starts, how it runs, and how it charges.

What gauge should I use from the alternator to the battery? I have leftover 4 gauge that came with my amplifier wiring kit. But I won't use it unless you guys say it's alright.
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