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Old 02-26-2007, 05:12 PM
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just starting out could use some help

hey im 16 years old i just started driving and my shitty mazada 626 audio system sounds garbage i wanna put some bump into this ride im looking to spend between $600-$1000 can anyone recomend what i shud purchase, installation is not a problem my dad and some of my buddies are mechanics and electrictions.
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:24 PM
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first off, go to your car and crank the bass all the way down, and the trebel all the way up, and see if the volume can go decently high before it starts to distort.if it goes like 1/4 of the way and your speakers start to distort or crackle, get new speakers and a deck.

and what kinda sound are you looking for? all bass so you go def, or just enough bass to shake the car a bit.
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:28 PM
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Welcome to your future addiction.

Start with a nice head unit that won't require you get crossovers etc. You can keep it for years to come and it'll be the heart of your system. Then get a decent pair of coax's for your front stage and a sub for the rear. Get a decent amp out of the classified area here or just talk to someone like Smartass. Lots of guys here have dealt with him and he's got a some decent new stuff for good prices.

Wait a little while until you know where you want to go with your system until you drop big dough on the upgrades from that point.
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by tonez735
Welcome to your future addiction.

Start with a nice head unit that won't require you get crossovers etc. You can keep it for years to come and it'll be the heart of your system. Then get a decent pair of coax's for your front stage and a sub for the rear. Get a decent amp out of the classified area here or just talk to someone like Smartass. Lots of guys here have dealt with him and he's got a some decent new stuff for good prices.

Wait a little while until you know where you want to go with your system until you drop big dough on the upgrades from that point.
lol so very true, since i joined $2000 i have spent. lolol
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What year 626? You should check out mazda626.net!
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:22 PM
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I am completely addicted to Car audio now. Started off with getting a new head unit. My stock deck wouldn't play cd's properly, went to futureshop and bought a Pioneer DEH-3800MP. Loaded it in myself. Then my friend bought 2 12's for his 4runner, I heard those, and I needed bass. The rest is history. Spent well over $1200 now, and I am not done
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Oh man, ADdiction threads, I started off in CAr Audio literally 13yrs ago, My first system, Mtx Road Thunder's in a Ported box, with a Sherwood 150watt amp, Pioneer **** style Deck, and 8ga wire running it :P Like said above WELCOME TO YOUR NEW ADDICTION!!! I have spent thousands on setups, and sold them almost right away!
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god i spent 2500 this year alone just on amps lol, but you will learn to love it and you Girlfriend or wife will hate it
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Originally Posted by willcann
god i spent 2500 this year alone just on amps lol, but you will learn to love it and you Girlfriend or wife will hate it
so very true, when my girl steps in the car the subs have to stay off, half the time she drives her own car to meet me places insted of pickin her up
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well rsgibb, I had a 1990 mazda 626 and found that 2 12" alpine type r's in a 4 cubicfoot box tuned to 45 hertz with at least 1000 watts alpine type s components and a alpine 4 channel amp worked really really well
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