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Old 02-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Question 5Gs for an audio system, what do you think?

hey guys im new here. i recently bought a 2012 hyundai tucson and i need to do something fast with the factory sound system. ive been doing some research in crutchfield and other places to see what i can buy. down here is a list of what i had in mind. i want recomendations. i have 5000 usd to put in audio system. maybe you can make it more afordable and better sounding.

1-JL Audio HD Series HD600/4 - Amp

1-JL Audio HD Series HD750/1 - Amp

2-JL Audio 10w7ae-3 - Sub

2-Boston Acoustics Pro50 SE - Front and Rear component speakers

1-Pioneer AVH-P3400BH - DVD Reciever

1-Tsunami HCAP-5 - capacitor

1-Kicker 09PKD4 - Multi-amp wiring kit

1-StreetWirse ZeroNoise 9 Series 4-channel Patch Cable

1-StreetWires ZeroNoise 9 Series 2-channel Patch Cable

1-Sound Ordinance Bass Bunker - Dual 10" Sub Enclosure

4-Boom Mat 5-1/4-inch Speaker Baffles

This all makes a total of $4,955.00 in crutchfield. i know theres a way to get this way cheaper, but what do you think of this system? im open to all recomendations. i want great audio quality and good volume. thanks in advance!!

ps. i still havent bought anything yet.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:53 PM   #2
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All looks like pretty good stuff.

The JL HD amps are won't be disappointed. The 2 10W7's will certainly give you all you want in terms of sound quality and output. that box made for W7's? The do require a box of certain build quality and baffle size. Do yourself a favor and have one custom built if you can by a reputable dealer. (But if you had a reputable dealer nearby, you probably wouldn't be getting all this stuff online)

The Boston speakers while good have a little snag. Boston just announced that they are leaving the car audio business in April. So take that under advisement for warranty issues.

Pioneer receiver is a good choice.

Ditch the capacitor...waste of money...especially with the JL amps.

As far as the baffles go...use them only to keep the elements such as rain and dirt off the speakers. Open the back of them so as not to use them as enclosures and restrict whatever speakers you have in there.

Other than that...Good luck.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:24 PM   #3
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Wow thanks a lot!!! Which speakers do you recomend then? And the sub enclosure do you know where i can get it on lie? Thanks a lot again!
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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I agree with dubber02, ditch the capacitor.

Also, unless you have passengers in the back of the car all the time and are willing to spend extra money on them, I would recommend that you do NOT use rear speakers. A decent set of front component speakers is normally adequate.

I have never had any complaints from rear passengers when I've only used front end speakers.

From my experience, rear speakers tend to do drag the sound to the back of the car. Use the money to fund an even better set of speakers upfront. What you want depends on what your budget is and what type of music you listen to.

I hope I've helped.

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