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Old 09-25-2006, 02:41 PM
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$1000 Car Audio Upgrade..need advice!!

Hey, I'm planning on spending up to $1000, but preferably $800, on a good amp, subs, and any necessary cables. I'm not ready to purchase any speakers or a new deck unless i have to. I can get good deals through online stores on eBay around 50% off. So far the Kenwood KAC-9152D AMP looks good to power the subs but I'm not sure what I can pair with this. I'm putting all this in a '96 Ford Escort. Any opinions would be appreciated!
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Old 09-25-2006, 04:31 PM
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Well I just looked it up and that amp will put out 1000wRMS at 1ohm
If you want to get the power out of that you will either want 1 dual2ohm sub, or 2 dual4ohm subs

Any ideas on what size subs you want
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:30 PM
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Yea I was thinking of sticking to two 10" subs since I have the box for it already.
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I love my Ultimate amp. TONS of power at a great price.
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I love my Ultimate amp. TONS of power at a great price. T3-1000D
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Old 09-25-2006, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Perzik
Hey, I'm planning on spending up to $1000, but preferably $800, on a good amp, subs, and any necessary cables. I'm not ready to purchase any speakers or a new deck unless i have to. I can get good deals through online stores on eBay around 50% off. So far the Kenwood KAC-9152D AMP looks good to power the subs but I'm not sure what I can pair with this. I'm putting all this in a '96 Ford Escort. Any opinions would be appreciated!
^^^^this is the exact reason that valued industry members who know what they are actually talking about will not give there advice! Yes please can i suport the ebays of this world!
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Old 09-26-2006, 02:29 AM
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im realitvely new to the buisness end of car audio but the "want everything for nothing" in regards to $'s spent of gear is already starting to make me want to rip my hair out, people want your advice...then they buy from ebay or wallmart then get pissed off and wonder why they didnt get that "stupid loud system" ...what ever happend to you get what you pay for
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:59 AM
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It shouldnt matter if he wants to buy from ebay, it is a good way of getting things cheaper if you want to risk having no warranty,
Personally I dont buy anything big online because I hate to pay for the shipping and most of it comes from far away from where I am
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if you buy cheap 99% of the time you get cheap...if your cool with that i dont mind, my rant was more of a generalistic comment about idiots who buy cheap get cheap and are mad and wonder why
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Old 09-26-2006, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Perzik
Hey, I'm planning on spending up to $1000, but preferably $800, on a good amp, subs, and any necessary cables. I'm not ready to purchase any speakers or a new deck unless i have to. I can get good deals through online stores on eBay around 50% off. So far the Kenwood KAC-9152D AMP looks good to power the subs but I'm not sure what I can pair with this. I'm putting all this in a '96 Ford Escort. Any opinions would be appreciated!
well, first of all; Do you know anything about car audio, or are you a newbie? who is installing this equipment? what are you looking to get from your system...loud bass, good overall sound? IF you are a newbie, don't buy online. Online is for people that know what they are doing, have been around for some time, and are willing to accept certain risks involved. If you're an experienced car audio guy, then go wild. As for a good combo for that amp, I have Alpine type R's, and I love them. I also got them very cheap from ebay...1/2 the cost of retail in my area with shipping, duties etc...They will handle 500 watts rms each all day long, and sound very good with all types of music.
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