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Race94

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Well i have a completely stock sound system in my 95 GST, the speakers are blown and i have no CD changer, i want to change the whole thing, head unit,speakers and i need some help with what troubles will i encounter?

Where do i get the part that sits below a regular head unit for the car so it takes up the space below left from the bigger head unit?

What size speakers do i need? Front and back.

If i use a 45 X 4 watts head unit i won't need a separate amp right?

Thanks

Also good places to get audio parts.
 
Finally a question that i know something about. A good place to get the stereo equipment would be either crutchfield.com or go to a "Best Buy" if you have one in your area. Crutchfield should be able to help you out with the filler panel below your head unit. They can also tell you the speaker sizes. As for the amp., that is all a matter of preference. Personally i would not amp. the speakers unless you get speakers that can handle the extra wattage. If you like your music loud then go for the amp. However for general listening i would save the amp. untill you get a set of subs and a good set of three-way speakers. Then i would only amp the sub for a little added bass. Hopefully i could help you out some.
 
Sorry i didnt include this in the last post but i had to go to crutchfield anyways and i went ahead and looked up the sizes for you and they said that they would be as follows...

Front dash-4"
Front doors-6 3/4"
Rear panels-6 1/2"

That is for both with and without infinity systems.
 
like he said running an amp will make it louder and actually last longer...because amping causes less clipping(distortion) which is ussually the reason behind speaker failure. good luck..and p.m. me if u have any more questions. it used to be my job.
 
Race94,

First - yes, turbo DOES mean fast.
ok now that we got that out of the way, a few things about your stereo project. First things first...if youre going to do a complete stereo upgrade, don't just go get some crappy components and throw them in. In the long run if you spend $1,000 insead of $600 you'll get a lot more life out of it and a LOT better sound quality. Get yourself a nice Alpine 7893 headunit new off ebay for around $235-$250. that head unit is pre-amped so you wouldn't NEED an external amp for your components, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to get one. I'm pretty sure you can fit 6x9's in the back seat sides of your car. Amp the 6x9's for nicer sound. Then get yourself a component set for the front...regular components or coxial, either will do. Stick a crossover under the dash on each side of the car, to the components in the doors and the dash. Get rid of those sissy ass 4"ers in the dash and mount the component tweeters on the a-pillars 3/4 the way up. Now you just need to get some subs and an amp. please don't be going out and getting some crap amp like Crossfire or anything. Get an amp that will do the job, nothing more, nothing less. You can get a nice JL 500watt amp and a pair of Alpine Type-S subs, or some JL-W3's for faily cheap off the internet and ebay. that combo of amp and subs will sounds great throughout the entire volume span, you can crank up the bass and let them pound, or have it set low and just get a nice smooth bass sound. The Alpine head unit I mentioned above also have time corrections, so follow the instruction manual and you will get unbeatable sound quality for the price. I bet you can put together an awesome sounding system with the parts I mentioned for under $1,500.00 easily!

Later
 
Best set up for DSM-

Alpine cda-7995 head unit
2 pair of pioneer rev series speakers 6.5"
Crossfire VR804 amp
and subs its a prefrence thing
if you want subs i suggest either running 2 Alpine Type R's or 2 DD 3512's the alpine typr r's you can get just about anywhere, but the cheapest i've seen is etronics.com, they have them for about 130 shipped a piece, the dd's i've only seen them at ddaudio.com, and there about 260 shipped a piece, but with subs you get what you pay for. No matter what subs you get i suggest either a crossfire VR2000d or a viper 2500.1 amp, both are a little pricey but there well worth the money, if you live anywhere around frederick, MD...PM me if you need any hlep on the hook up and all, good luck

-Jeff

a few websites to buy crap form cheap,
etronics.com
cbrstereo.com
mmxpress.com
onlinecarstereo.com
good luck!
 
I agree that the 7995 and the Type-R's are a better solution, but it doesn't sound like you want to spend a lot of cash, and youre going to pay a lot more than $235 for the 7995. Not going to pay a whole lot more for the Type-R's over the Type-S's...so ify ou wnat better sound, go with the Type-R's.....S=cheaper. If you care more about SQ than DB, get a nice amp like JL or Xtant. But if you just want some crappy amp thats gonna pound the hell out of your subs, go get a Crossfire....and trust me....pay for that extra warantee...you're gonna need it with a Crossfire amp!
 
I agree that the 7995 and the Type-R's are a better solution, but it doesn't sound like you want to spend a lot of cash, and youre going to pay a lot more than $235 for the 7995. Not going to pay a whole lot more for the Type-R's over the Type-S's...so ify ou wnat better sound, go with the Type-R's.....S=cheaper. If you care more about SQ than DB, get a nice amp like JL or Xtant. But if you just want some crappy amp thats gonna pound the hell out of your subs, go get a Crossfire....and trust me....pay for that extra warantee...you're gonna need it with a Crossfire amp! and I'm not dissin' ya 97gsspider.....just tryin to point the man in the right direction.
 
sorry about the multiple posts...site crapped out while trying to post the first time.
 
well i just want a simple sound system, i don't like my music that loud and i'm not much into sound systems :)

I am looking for a nice headunit that's pre-amped 45-50 X 4(most are) and plays CD-R/CD-RW either JVC, Panasonic,Aiwa etc. and a set of front and rear speakers, some 3-way in the back either Jensen,infinitySony X-plod etc and front just simple speakers either jensen,infinity etc.

Just something that plays cd's(tired of FM) and some decent sounding speakers :)

Thanks!!!
 
A good site to look at would be thezeb.com. They are a good medium between internet wholesalers and local stores. Fast and cheap shipping.

The Pioneer decks are very good for the money but if you want to spend some more I'd get an Eclipse cd player. I had a Pioneer cd player for a few weeks and it made my stock speakers sound great. The Pioneer DEH-3500 would work well at a price of about $150 and it would allow you to add in the future if you wanted.

For speakers on a budget you could get all Rockford Fosgate. They are on special on the zeb for around $150 for all six.

The mounting kit for most cars is 15-20 and you will also need a wiring harness to connect to your car without cutting.

Well....there is my suggestion. Good luck

Jason
 
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