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Razzled
Feb 3, 2011

MY HARLEY IS COOL


Hi friends I apologize in advance if this kind of talk is taboo... but I am putting together a list of stuff for a first time system and it's all budget stuff because I don't need anything crazy just stable and better than Ford's 1989 audio standards. Would love any advice or opinions on my selections.

This is the list of stuff I was comfortable with the prices for: http://pastebin.com/Dd2rHhty

I used some of crutchfield's information documentation to make the choices to make sure the RMS and Ohms line up or fall within acceptable range. (based on my understanding anyway)

I realize at such low prices nothing is gonna blow anyone out of the water, but this stuff IS going into a single cab truck from 1989 so it really doesn't have to pump out ridiculous levels of sound. If I had a measuring stick to go by, I would hope that this stuff would at the least sound as good as the base MACH system I used to have in my v6 new edge Mustang. And also better than the current sound system in the truck. Which is older than me. And broken.

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Razzled
Feb 3, 2011

MY HARLEY IS COOL


VelociBacon posted:

I wasn't sure that he'd be able to set the HPF/LPF independently for the appropriate channels, but I couldn't find a great picture.



So that means I can only choose between HPF or LPF? I would want one that can do both?

Razzled
Feb 3, 2011

MY HARLEY IS COOL


Krakkles posted:

This, do this.

Hm ok, maybe I should do this in stages then. What kind of specs determine a higher quality head unit + component speakers?

e: went with the Alpine CDE-163BT head unit, thanks all for the help. I will progressively build on this instead of buying a lot of low quality stuff at once

Razzled fucked around with this message at 20:27 on Dec 3, 2016

Razzled
Feb 3, 2011

MY HARLEY IS COOL


Can someone help me muddle out what I need to make this work:
I'm getting some drop in focal tweeter and woofers to replace the stock ones. No big deal there, they are designed to work with my car. I also wanted to give the stock head unit a little more power to give these speakers though. In the past when I had an Alpine radio in a diff car they had a plug and play amp that would easily boost the RMS to like 45W without having to wire to the battery. The Alpine specific version was plug and play, but I'm not sure what to do about the universal version for my new car.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_091IS...-IS-690TOY.html

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_500KT...Power-Pack.html

From what I understand, this product goes between the head unit and the speaker plug ins? As much as possible I'd like to avoid cutting any of the car side wires. Do I need to get some sort of harness?

Razzled
Feb 3, 2011

MY HARLEY IS COOL


Thanks, I wanted something like option 2. I found the reverse harnesses online so I'll order everything and figure it out.

Razzled
Feb 3, 2011

MY HARLEY IS COOL


oh i forgot to ask, does it matter what brand of sound deadner you use? also should i just order dynamat off amazon or go to a local car audio store (which always look skeevy to me)

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Razzled
Feb 3, 2011

MY HARLEY IS COOL


Can anyone suggest a good 12" subwoofer replacement?

I currently have one of these in a ported fiberglass sub box:
https://acd18d33-4461-49d0-9804-8fc...d7b85037046.pdf

This is my amp: https://tacotunes.com/shop/z-amps-p...atts-subwoofer/
Which I think is rated for 350w RMS. So I'm thinking it would be drop in to replace the current woofer (rated for 250RMS at 2 ohms) with something a little bigger.

The enclosure's dimensions are: 40.5 26 14 in

Would either of these be better choices?
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_206CV...4.html?tp=68897
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_13612...4.html?tp=68897

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