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Old 03-31-2008, 10:25 PM
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Classic Car System....

Hi Guys:

New to the board here, I mostly Frequent Muscle car forums so I may be a little off , finding my way around here, I have yet to do the prerequisate search here so if you can point me in the right direction that would be great.
My handle "Big Sugar" comes from the Canadian band of the same name as some of you may know, (if you don't Search "You Tube") I also own a 1966 Dodge Charger that is called "Big Sugar" it's a 440 sixpack White over Blue Charger running a set of American Torque Thrusts.

In any event for the past 4 years I've been reaching into my glovebox to control my stereo and listening thru a set of dismall 4" speakers in the kick panel.
Until now. Gonna Cut the dash and mount the stereo where it should be and install speakers where they should be !!
(Screw the #'s crowd. I'm driving the car !!)
The Layout A 66 Charger goes like this. It's basically a fastback hatchback. 4 bucket seats, behind the rear seats is a cargo area (like a hatchback) but I also have a fold down door that lays flat into the trunk area.
(see link for interior pics of 1st gen Chargers)

The System

Head unit
Looking to use a Alpine head unit ( Model ?) (prefer light Green alumination, No DVD, Black in color )

Speakers
Thinking JBL thruout
4 by 10 Dash (optional)( Surround ??)
4 by 6 lower front doors (separates or combo)
6 by 9 rear fold down door (or 6" separates)
8" or 10" sub in trunk (ported ,sealed, Bandpass,???)

Amplification
thinking JBL Have room for two subs and amps easily in left and right flanks

Expectations
The Charger will be fully sound deadened, I'm looking for a Classic rock sound, quick bottom end punch with clear midrange. Surround Sound might be fun, I'm 43 years old so volume isn't a big concern and it's just got to sound good and sound right . Finish in the trunk will be a neat install not to flashy but show quality I'm thinking in the $1200 market with probably some Ebay buy's.

So there you are , Tell me what you think, Model #'s would help on the head unit. (good quality)

http://66-67charger.com/v-web/gallery/

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Old 03-31-2008, 11:32 PM
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wellooking at this pic 66-67charger.com Members Gallery :: Steve's Big Red :: DSC00953
i would say deck would go in the stock place center of the dash
for the look i would go with this MCINTOSH MX406 AM/FM/CD CAR RECEIVER STEREO NEW MX 07 - eBay (item 360038237684 end time Apr-04-08 12:23:42 PDT)
i would do kick pods with 6 1/2 in them with focal 165 k2p's in them with an amp running them
and i would do 1-2 10"subs in a ported box
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:15 PM
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do not cut that dash
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:14 PM
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Don't be concerned with the dash, I only need to cut the bezel and I'm using a spare one that has already been hacked.
I'm really not concerned with keeping the "original look"
I'm not going to hack a system into good parts I have a second set of parts (Dash, Door Skins, Rear panel etc. that are already in poor condition)
I not worried about it's Value being adjusted because of some minor Changes.

I'm pretty much set on a Alpine/JBL system I'm just looking for some experienced "Sound" Advice.

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Old 04-01-2008, 10:35 PM
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Mcintosh is simply amazing. look in it.
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i was looking at your 1st post
Expectations
The Charger will be fully sound deadened, I'm looking for a Classic rock sound, quick bottom end punch with clear midrange. Surround Sound might be fun, I'm 43 years old so volume isn't a big concern and it's just got to sound good and sound right . Finish in the trunk will be a neat install not to flashy but show quality I'm thinking in the $1200 market with probably some Ebay buy's.
ok that kills the mac and the focals with the $1200 but i'm big into my SQ set up and $1200 can go fast
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Ok here it goes, hifisoundconnection.com will beat any competitors price on the net if you get all your alpine gear there u are set and will get better price on shippping as u are buying multiple items.

Head unit: Alpine cda 9887

Amps: For front stage Alpine PDX 2.150 For sub PDX 600.1

Sub: Alpine type R 12 SWR-1242D

Now for JBL

sonicelectronics.com sells JBL again offering to beat online competiors prices

Front stage: JBL C608GTi-mkII

Rear fill: JBL GTO627 powered from headunit

All this gear sholud be close to you budget however keep in mind u will need dual amp kit and 50 feet of speaker wire.

This would be very solid system!!!

I guess u could get almost all gear from sonic as they do stock Alpine aswell just dont see 9887

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Old 04-02-2008, 04:57 PM
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Thanks !! That's what I was looking for ! a little reasurance.

How old is that Alpine Model 9887 ?
Prefer the Green illumination.
Are the Alpine HU's still as good as the older models ?

Alpine amp VS JBL Amps?
Alpine Sub VS JBL Sub ?
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:02 AM
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The 9887 is top notch and has four key button colours to choose Blue/Red/Green/Orange search Alpine's web site for specs and details.

Sub: with if you choose Jbl look at P1222
Sub Amp: JBL GTO7001
Componet Amp: JBL PX600.2

Alpine or Jbl whatever your choice is you won't dissapointed both are similar in quality, IMO my deciding factor would be based on price and presonal preferance.
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ya that 9887 is a kickass deck thats the one im gonna be replacing mine with... do the imprinting and stuff... i dont think its all that expensive either
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