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Old 12-28-2008, 12:49 PM
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Build my set-up ($1000 - $1500)

I am going to be putting some subs into my car and have very litttle experience with this.

My budget is $1000 - $1500 what would be the best set up I could build with with (remember that installation fees and wiring must be included in this price).

Other than that any items can be included. What would you purchase with this money?

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Old 12-28-2008, 01:25 PM
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is your budget only for subs and a sub amp? Do you have an appropriate head unit? Can you do the install yourself?

Check knukonceptz.com for wiring
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:28 PM
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What car?

Here a very generic quote
Good mp3 deck 175$
2x 12" sub 250W 250$
Sealed box for 2x 12 100$
500w amp for the 2 subs 300$
2x pair of speakers 400$
+Install fees/hardware ~250$
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are you just adding a sub system? it's unclear if you want a complete system or just a sub system to add to the existing one.
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:47 PM
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Thank you for the reply's,

The car is a 08 mazda 3 and everything is currently stock.

If this is enough money for a complete set up then I would like that but I am going for good quality and loud. Subs and Amp come before everything right now unless my budget can fit other speakers as well.

and I know nothing about installing.

Basically what would you spend the budget on?
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:01 PM
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I just did the same car. If you are looking at upgrading more in the future I would start with deck, amp and subs. You can get a good deck for about $200. Sub and amps will cost you roughly $600 for good quality. Now if you are looking to have a nice looking system maybe consider buy both amps now as you may not be able to match them (appearance wise) when you want to by another one. I recommend having a box built rather than buying a premade one... I have yet to hear a premade box I like. Take a look at the Exile amps. You can get a S1000.1 and a S400.4 for $430 before tax. Personally? I would buy both amps, deck and subs which you should be able to do within $1000 and use the rest on the install. That way when you are ready to replace your other speakers you are ready to go.
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I just notice that your from BC, for a custom sub box ask Thumpper. Also, like whosit said in the previous post go with deck,amps,sub first after that replace the stock speaker and wire.
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whosit, I like what you are saying, any suggestions on which amps / subs I should get? My cars color is black so I would like it to look nice as well...

Also is it necessary to have a new deck? The current stock deck looks pretty nice and I think that if replaced it will look kinda funny as the stock deck is so large...

And I will contact thumpper in regards to a custom box to see what his prices are.
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Your stock deck does not have RCA out. You will get much better quality out of a new deck. I agree with it looking a little strange going with an aftermarket deck in that dash so I went with a double din deck. Cost is a little more but it fills the dash better. I went with 2 10" infinity subs and exile amps. Exile is a fairly new brand but they are the guys from Pheonix gold and the amps I got seem pretty good. I would go with a mono block amp for the subs and a 4 channel for the rest. take a look at my pics to get an idea if you want. I did my install myself and it is by no way anything special. just a basic install.
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Here is a pic
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