::Official Stereo Opinion Thread::

want2twinturbo

**** winter
Ok This is the Official Stereo Opinion thread. This being said, any deviation from the Format will not be tolerated so please dont debate post your system and your (and only your) opinion of your system
This is not a thread to debate who’s subs are louder, or anything like “My subs bump loudest” everyone thinks their subs bump loudest. No debating box design.
Your post will be deleted if you do not stick to the format

So the format will be:
Headunit: Brand, Model, watts per channel
Front Speakers: Brand, Model,(2-way,3-way,4-way,component?)Rms watts, Peak watts ?
Rear Speakers: Brand, Model, Type(2-way,3-way,4-way,component?)Rms watts, Peak watts?
#1 Amp: Brand?(2 channel,4 channel, mono channel,5 channel?) RMS rated watts, Peak watts,
#2 Amp: Follow Amp #1 format if not the same (Continue for however many amps you have)
#1 Subwoofer: Brand, Model, Inch diameter (10,12,13,15..any others?)RMS watts, Peak watts, # of Voice coils, Ohms per coil
#2 Subwoofer: If not the same then, follow format for Sub #1(Continue for however many Subs you have)
Sub box you have: type, cubic inch/feet, material made out of (fiberglass, MDF, plywood, etc.)
Did you install it yourself?
How hard was it to install? (1-worst,9-best)problems you encountered (if applicable)Rate your sound quality(1-worst, 9-best)
Rate your happiness with your system(1-worst, 9-best)
Where did you get the parts from? (If from diffrent places list, please)
Personal opinion: (What you like, don’t like, YOUR OPINION ONLY etc.)
 

Trevor04GT

Cammed
Headunit: Alpine CDA 9830, 50x4
Front Speakers: JL Audio, ZR570-CSi, 2-way component, 85 watts continuous
Rear Speakers: JL Audio, XR570-CXi, 2-way Co ax, 70 watts continuous
#1 Amp: JL Audio, 1000/1, 1000 RMS watts
#2 Amp:JL Audio, 450/4, Front: 150 watts RMS, rear:75 watts rms
#1 Subwoofer: JL Audio 12w6v2d4, 400 Watts
#2 Subwoofer: JL Audio 12w6v2d4, 400 Watts
Installed by Digital Auto Sound
Rate your sound quality: IMO about a 9. i couldnt imagine better sq in a car
Rate your happiness with your system: Most Def 9
Where did you get the parts from? Digital Auto Sound
Personal opinion: I absolutly love my system. i couldnt imagine anything better. i have gone through lots of amps/subs/speakers, and i finally found a perfect setup for me. the ZR components are extremly loud, and have great SQ all the way up. The w6s hit very nicely and sound great. my favortie part about my system is that it sounds ub3r clean and matches all the way around. it sounds very nice, and is not overpowered by anyone thing........but you can if you want:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
 

ImportSlayer

New Member
Headunit: Alpine CDA-7862,45Wx4
Front Speakers: Boston Acoustics FX8 - 5" x 7" 2 Way Coaxial
Rear Speakers: None
#1 Amp: Crossfire CFA302 2-channel amp, 75W RMS x 2
#2 Amp: Massive p.1000.1, Mono amp, 1000W RMS
#1 Subwoofer: Stereo Integrity Mag D2 12"
Sub box you have: ported, 2.5 cubic ft, MDF
Did you install it yourself? Yes, and I'm pretty proud of myself
How hard was it to install?(1-worst, 9-best) (7)problems you encountered (if applicable)A shop installed an older system I had before, so all I had to do was follow what they did with the new wires and equipment. I think they damaged the clip on the bottom of the back seat though. I had a tough time getting the seat out.
Rate your sound quality(1-worst, 9-best)7
Rate your happiness with your system(1-worst, 9-best)8
Where did you get the parts from?
Progressive Car Audio, Hawaii:Head, speakers, and Crossfire Amp
Low-Hz.com: SI Mag and Massive Amp
Personal opinion: (What you like, don’t like, YOUR OPINION ONLY etc.)[/QUOTE]
I would definatly love my system a lot more if I can figure out how to install Sound Deadening properly. As badass of a sub the Mag D2 is, every bass note is acompanied by the car rattling, and it makes the bass sound like ****. I can turn up the volume so the bass actually drowns out the rattles and the bass still sounds good, but that's to loud for me to drive.
I also had 6 1/2" Boston Rally componants up front and the 5x7s in the rear, but the Rallys broke so I took the 5x7s from the rear and stuck it up front. I am planning to get 6 1/2" Boston Pro Componants, but I don't think it will be worth it until I Sound Deaden the car. Once I properly do that, I'll get the Pros.
 

Dylan Dude

Well-Known Member
Headunit: Pioneer DEH-P7700MP. 50 peak watts per channel.
Amp: Hifonics Bxi 1206D. 1,200 watts rms at 1 ohm.
Subwoofer: 12" Alpine Type-R. Dual 2 ohm.
Sub box: 3 cubic feet tuned to 35 hz. Build with 3/4" MDF. Here's the design. http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/8697/typerdesigntk6.png
Did you install it yourself? Yes, I did. My dad helped too.
How hard was it to install? (1-worst,9-best) 8. It was really easy except I had to take out my back seats and cut some metal to get my box in the trunk.
Rate your sound quality(1-worst, 9-best) 9. It sounds great. Really clean deep bass.
Rate your happiness with your system(1-worst, 9-best) 9. I'm very happy with it. Everytime I turn it up is surprises me. :)
Where did you get the parts from? www.etronics.com.
Personal opinion: It's very loud and sounds great too. I love it. And it was pretty cheap too. The only bad thing about is it rattles the car pretty bad. But o well, that can be fixed.

Here's 2 videos of my sub.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aukGNEBrFRU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-9m80q1_nk
 

crazhorse

Efilnikufesin
Head unit: Alpine IDA-X001
Front Speakers: CDT HD6 components
#1 Amp: Rockford Fosgate Punch 75 "25 to life"
#2 Amp: Rockford Fosgate Punch 75 "25 to life"
Sub: IDMAX 10-D4 v3
Sub box: MTX Thunderform
Did you install it yourself? I installed the head unit, stereo shop installed the rest
How hard was it to install? Easy
Rate your happiness with your system(1-worst, 9-best) 8.5 (wish the head unit had a EQ built in, adding some Elemental Designs sound deadener helped alot)
Rate your sound quality: I'd say 8.5-9
Where did you get the parts from?
Head unit from Crutchfield, CDTs from a seller on sounddomain, Amps from Ebay, Sub.. Ebay, Sub box classified section of a forum
Personal opinion: Sounds very clear, and gets loud enough for me.
 

a2k_stang

resident drifter
Headunit: Pioneer indash dvd player p5700
Front Speakers: Alpine type R 5x7 coax (soon to be 6.5 in componets)
Rear Speakers: Alpine type R 5x7 coax
#1 Amp: Alpine v12 4ch. 75 x 4 rms (benchmark tested at 115 x 4 @ 4ohms)
#2 Amp: Alpine v12 mono 1000 watts rms @2ohm
#1 Subwoofer: Alpine type X 12inch
Sub box you have: Custom made 2.5 ft^3 vented enclosure (origonally designed for a 12in alpine type R sub.... a little small especially in the vent size for the type x)
Did you install it yourself? Yes
How hard was it to install? 8, I am car audio install at best buy lol
Rate your sound quality: 6, will be a 7 or 8 with front componets.... my front sound stage sucks
Rate your happiness with your system: 8
Where did you get the parts from? best buy
Personal opinion: Overall I am pretty happy with my system. I created a mildly custom trunk with the amp racks mounted on both sides of the trunk, with the sub in the middle, and beauty boards to box everything in. The extra time I spent to dynamat most of the car seemed well worth the while and expense. The type x sub hits really hard, but can also be turned down for decent sq results (a little boomy for some peoples taste which is more a reflection of the box design, not so much the sub). Other than the afore mentioned changes to front componets for staging, and a new sub box my audio system is complete. I must admit, for the retail cost of my system, one could do better in overall sq but, the heavy discounts and deals I found on my equipment IMHO makes it a difficult overall system to beat for the money invested.

For those who are interested heres a price break down
Headunit: $265
Speakers: $65 x 2 = $130
4 Ch. Amp: $135
Sub and Mono Amp: $100 + my old alpine type R and 600watt V12 Amp
Dynamat Trunk Kits: $40 x 4 = $160
4 ga Rockford amp kit : $35 x 2 = $70
box building materials: ~$20

Grand Total = $880
Not bad for under $900 plus getting rid of my old sub and amp setup eh?
 

Jesse

The Voice of Reason
ok well since i own a store worth of audio and dont have one in my car at the moment ill list my finance's system for ya

Headunit: JVC kd-580
Front Speakers: Helix Esprite 6.5" components
Rear Speakers: stock (ran off hu rear channels)
#1 Amp: Powerbass 400.2
#2 Amp: Clarion APX1300 (300rms @4ohms)
#1 Subwoofer: Digital Designs 1510 (10" 450rms 900music 1800peak)
Sub box you have: Custom 1.6ft^3 dd spec port
Did you install it yourself? Yes
How hard was it to install? 5, doors kinda sucked not much room for tweets
Rate your sound quality: 8
Rate your happiness with your system: 8
Where did you get the parts from? Audio Sound Designs (my store lol)
Personal opinion: Well she couldn't be happier with it, the mids are nice and crisp and she can really crank on it, the sub really drops on the lows sounds like a pair of 12"s, wish the powerbass amp had a better high pass filter on it seems like you have to turn it all the way or doesn't work at all so i miss a little mid on some rock to accommodate for the lows in rap buts it still sounds really good. The box in rear is large for a 10" in that price range but it makes it worth it.

retail prices (not internet)
Headunit: $179
Speakers: $220
2 Ch. Amp: $199
Mono Amp: $199
Sub: $169
4 ga Sound Quest amp kit :$59

(of course i didnt pay that, lol)
 

alpinstang

Poor Audio Junkie
Headunit: Alpine, CDA-9887, 18wx4
Front Speakers: Alpine, SPR-57C,(2-way) 2-100w RMS, 300w Peak Power
Rear Speakers: Alpine, SPR-57C,(2-way) 2-100w RMS, 300w Peak Power
#1 Amp: Alpine(mono channel) 1000w RMS, 1000w Peak Power,
#1 Subwoofer: Alpine, SWR1242D, 12 inch, 500w RMS, 1500w Peak Power, 2 Voice Coils, 4 Ohms per coil
Sub box you have: Custom made, Sealed, 1.7Cubic feet, Fiberglass and 1/2inch MDF
Did you install it yourself? Yes
How hard was it to install? 7
Rate your sound quality: 8
Rate your happiness with your system 9
Where did you get the parts from? Crutchfield.com, OnlineCarStereo.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy.com, Ebay.com
Personal opinion: My Headunit really makes the sound of my system. the plethora of setting are amazing. The door speakers and deck speakers are really crisp, and they reproduce most all of the mid and high sounds. The subwoofers hit really hard and clean. Amplifier gets hot but Never has powered down because of overheating. It is also really small. I love it. Couldn't ask for a better system for a High School kid.:D
 

NoPh33rRaCiNg

New Member
Headunit: Pioneer AVh-6600DVD Touchscreen
Front Speakers: RE Audio RE 6.5'' 2-way Components 50rms/250 peak
Rear Speakers: Kicker DS 6.5's 2-way 60rms/?peak
#1 Amp: Hifonics BXI1206D ~1000rms
#2 Amp: Hifonics ZXi4406 ~ 55 rms x 4
Subwoofer: RE Audio SX 15'', Dual 2 ohm coils, Running it at 1 ohm, 1krms (underrated they can take ~1500), 2k peak
Sub Box #1: Daily SQ Box: 4 cubic ft @ 31hz (139.1 on the TL)
Sub Box #2: Comp Box : 2.9 cubic ft @ 41hz (141.6 on the TL) (Need new box @ 36hz=144+)
Electrical: Optima Redtop up front, Stinger SP800 in rear, Knukonceptz & Stinger Wiring
Did you install it yourself? Yes
How hard was it to install? 6
Rate your sound quality: 8
Rate your happiness with your system: 7
Where did you get the parts from? Ebay, caraudio. com/forums, knukonceptz.com
Personal opinion: Im very happy with the sub, it takes a beating yet still sounds great at the same time ask anyone who has owned one. I just upgraded to the AVH-6600, more features than my previous P490ib. My components up front are starving for more power thats my only unhappy thought, i need a more powerful 4 channel here soon.
 

rlrider

BOOM HEADSHOT!
Headunit: Kenwood KDC135
Front Speakers: mach 1000
Rear Speakers: mach 1000
#1 Amp: Hifonics Brutus 1200 watt
Subwoofer: 2-10inch Kicker solo baric L7s 600 watts RMS dual 4 OHM voice coil
Sub Box #1:MDF 3/4 inch. Ported 1.998 CUBIC FT
Sub Box #2:MDF 3/4 inch. Ported 1.998 CUBIC FT
Electrical: Never read the lable
Did you install it yourself? Yes
How hard was it to install? 5
Rate your sound quality: 8
Rate your happiness with your system: 9
Where did you get the parts from? Sonic car audio, Crutchfield.com, a friend
Personal opinion: I love the design of my boxes and how there set in my car. Ive never seen it done before the way i have. The subs hit hard as can be. Just looking to get a new HU sooner or later.
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ReaperStang79

Active Member
Headunit: Pioneer AVH-P4000
Front Speakers: Mach 1000
Rear Speakers:: Mach 1000
#1 Amp: Mach 1000 amps
Did you install it yourself? Yes
How hard was it to install? 3
Rate your sound quality: 8
Rate your happiness with your system: 9
Where did you get the parts from? Crutchfield.com
Personal opinion: This is a relatively inexpensive headunit as compared to other models. The install was fairly easy that a novice can do all of the electrical. Crutchfield sent me everything I needed and it only took a little over an hour to do the install. I also have a DVD Bypass set up using the oem foglight switch from a 99-00 mustang. Overall, the picture and sound quality is amazing. I would recommend this headunit to anyone.
 

sircrashalot

Caribbean love 2 eat rice
Headunit: Old keenwood 232KC
Front Speakers: Infinity 2 way 6682 6x8 180watt rms
Rear Speakers: Pionner 2 way 6x8 200watt rms
#1 Amp: Brand?4 channel mtx thunder doing 100rms x 4
#2 Amp: Visonik V900XD @ 1 omh doing 1500watts rms
#1 Subwoofer: Kicker L5 12" @ 1 ohm
#2 Subwoofer: Kicker L5 12" @ 1 ohm
Sub box you have: MDF 1.5" thick dual stack baffle fiber re-inforced corners 32 hertz
Did you install it yourself: yes
How hard was it to install? Alot of body work had to be cut to fit the box but hidden by back seat bracket
Rate your sound quality 8
Rate your happiness with your system 9
Where did you get the parts from? Kijiji , ebay , craigslist friends!
Personal opinion: If you want a ground pounder ditch caps get batt's , 0 gauge it al!:D

If you all want to see video's go on youtube and type in sircrashalot
there a bunch of videos of my system
 

RCR_stang

killin time..
2000 V6 mustang that had mach460
Headunit: Alpine, IVA-D106, 50W x4
Front Speakers: Hurtz, ESK 570, 2way componant, rated 200w
Rear Speakers: see above
#1 Amp: KIcker 4ch, 60w x4
#1 Subwoofer: subs are too heavy.. N/A
Did you install it yourself? yes
How hard was it to install? about a 6 (basically everything is in the OEM placement. just had to hide a lot.
Rate your sound quality(1-worst, 9-best) in all honesty.. 7.5-8
Rate your happiness with your system(1-worst, 9-best)7-8 could use a little more bass
Where did you get the parts from? andre's audiotronics (castlegar BC)
Personal opinion: i love how everything has maintained a stock look (minus the DVD player). everything comes out pretty clear and had great fitment. was a pain to find somewhere to hide the amp tho.. and the system could use a bit more bass. might do after i find a decent rear seat delete. not priority tho..
 

atlanticblue98

Bazinga!
Headunit: Pioneer DEH-P4000UB 50x4 watts
Front Speakers: Polk Audio DB571 60 Watts RMS, 180 Watts peak
Rear Speakers: Polk Audio DB571 60 Watts RMS, 180 Watts peak
#1 Amp: Kicker ZX400.1 Monoblock 400 Watts RMS @ 2ohms
#1 Subwoofer: Kicker CompVR 12" 800 Watts Peak, 400 Watts RMS, Dual Voice Coil
Sub box you have: Sealed, Metra Brand, Wood
Did you install it yourself? yes
How hard was it to install? 4
Rate your sound quality: 8
Rate your happiness with your system: 9
Where did you get the parts from? Circuit City Employee Discount
Personal opinion: the only think i dont like is the rattling, but that is the car's fault and not them system. i am extremely happy with the system. it sounds so clean, but can still hit pretty hard when you turn it up
 

Codi_P

TGOD
Headunit: Eclipse AVN 6620 50w x 4
Front Speakers: JL 6.5" Midrange (Unknown power handling, they were a gift but they sound awesome with my Rockford Fosgate tweeters, and some X-Overs)
Rear Speakers: None
#1 Amp: Eclipse EA2000 (60W RMS x 2 @ 4ohms)
#2 Amp: Eclipse XA2000 (300W RMS x 1 @ 4ohms, or 150W RMS x 2 @ 2 ohms)
#1 Subwoofer: 12" JL W6 v2 4ohm DVC 600W RMS/1200W Peak
Sub box you have: 1.2 cu foot sealed
Did you install it yourself? Yes
How hard was it to install? Getting the box in was tough, but otherwise easy.
Rate your sound quality(1-worst, 9-best) 8.5-9. It's crystal clear.
Rate your happiness with your system(1-worst, 9-best) 8. It could always be better.
Where did you get the parts from? Local car audio stores, etc.
Personal opinion: Stay away from Sony Products and any low end product in general. :p I blew up a lot of stuff going cheap. I finally ponied up for some nicer stuff and can't regret it in any way.

Also, you don't need rear speakers. My car sounds great without them.
 
Headunit: Power Acoustik Flip Up DVD
Front Speakers: Sony, cheap ones
Rear Speakers: Stock
#1 Amp: Power Acoustik 2000/1 1200 [email protected] ohm
#1 Subwoofer:MTX 9500 10in. 750 RMS

Sub box you have:ported, tuned to 37hz, 1.25cu
Did you install it yourself? Yes
How hard was it to install? 9 No Problems isn't my first system. SQ is great prolly the loudest single 10" you will ever hear.
Rate your happiness with your system. 9
Where did you get the parts from? Audio Depot,NJ
Personal opinion: I hate the box and sub weigh over 100lbs.
 

ddaddict85

New Member
Headunit: Pioneer DEHP 7800
Front Speakers: Digital Designs 2-way components
Rear Speakers: Digital Designs 2-way co-axials
#1 Amp: Digital Designs C2A 1000w x 2ch
#2 Amp: Digital Designs C1A 700w x 2ch
#1 Subwoofer: 2 Digital Designs 1500 series 8" subs
Sub box you have: 3 cube Transmission Line
Did you install it yourself? NO. Installed by Audio Sound Designs Waynesville NC
It was a partial sponsorship deal.
Rate your sound quality(1-worst, 9-best) 9! This system was built specifically to compete in SQL Competitions.
Rate your happiness with your system:9 Couldnt be better!
Where did you get the parts from? Audio Sound Designs
Personal opinion: I couldnt have picked a better brand of equipment, nor people to install it! It was done in a very timely manner with the utmost professionalism. This system took 4th place at Spring Break Nationals Sound Off in Daytona 2009.
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manny

Member
Can someone help me? I tried installing an aftermarket stereo in my 2000 mustang coupe with Mach audio. At the end I got the horrible popping sound. How do I avoid that?
 

Brent

Owner
Staff member
Can someone help me? I tried installing an aftermarket stereo in my 2000 mustang coupe with Mach audio. At the end I got the horrible popping sound. How do I avoid that?

No need to post the same question in multiple threads.
 

shovel

New Member
Headunit: Clarion CX505
Front Speakers: Factory Mach460 (door and sail tweeter)
Rear Speakers: Factory Mach460 (woofer and tweeter)
#1 Amp: Internal head unit amp. High pass via 300hz bass blockers to all four Mach460 tweeters
#2 Amp: Factory woofer amplifiers.
#1 Subwoofer: Factory door and deck woofers
Sub box you have: Factory rear deck molded unit
Did you install it yourself? Yes
How hard was it to install? (1-worst,9-best) 8 , pretty easy. Had to use a 12v-5v step down on remote power-on trigger so OEM amps wouldn't poop out.
Rate your sound quality(1-worst, 9-best)
4.2219 . Not having parametric crossover control nor a good idea of the factory amp DSP scheme makes tuning a poor proposition.
Rate your happiness with your system(1-worst, 9-best) 3.1
Where did you get the parts from? Head unit: Crutchfield. Capacitors & 12V-5V regulator Amazon.com
Personal opinion: Meh. My wife just wanted aux in, I wanted her to have hands-free control from the head unit so she wouldn't be holding the phone while driving. Integrating an aftermarket head unit with the OEM Mach460 was annoying (I literally work for MTX Audio and could have put a wild system in but it's my wife's car, she just wanted Pandora) . The system works well but I don't think I'd pick the same Clarion head unit if doing it over. Kind of buggy, resets itself every couple months.
 
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