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Old 04-08-2007, 04:37 PM
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Looking for a sound system with a budget

I love sound systems, but I am nowhere near an audiophile. I sold my former setup because I needed the money to fix my car. 2 years later, I need a new sound system, but I dont have tons of cash. Most of the music I will be listening to will be rap/hip hop and tons of house music/trance.

Previous Setup:

2 x 15" Kicker Solo Barics Subs
1 x Rockford Fosgate 400.1 Amp
1 x Pheonix Gold Amp (Not sure of model)
4" Kicker front component Speakers

These subs shoock the glass on stores as I drove by them. They were rediculous. I loved the sound, but they were really slow in ways that they didnt really stay with the beat of the music. Its like they were trailing behind a little bit.

I own a 1987 Toyota Supra with a targa top, and when I take the targa off, I need to put it in the hatch. This was not an option with my previous setup, which is another reason I sold it.

What I am looking to get are two 12" shallow mount subs so I can flush mount them with the hatch carpet so I can fit my targa top in the back.
What shallow mount subs do you recommend?

I have absolutely no idea what amp to get. Once again, I am not a hardcore audiophile, so take that into consideration.

I have no idea what component speakers to get. The stock size front speakers are 4" and 5" in the rear. I will have my audio installer fit 6.5" up front. Which component speakers do you recommend for around $400-$500. Don't go by the MSRP on the website because they are always cheaper on ebay.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Also, anyone here in the GTA area want to take on the task of being my audio guy? Just thought I would ask since I dont know where to go.

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Old 04-08-2007, 05:09 PM
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The pioneer shallow mounts are alright, I've heard 2 12" shallows off of an old alpine 1507, sounded pretty good in a ford ranger reg cab and I've heard 2 10" off of a mtx 600 watt amp in ext cab chevy pickup. Both setups sounded nice but not enough bass for my liking but I like tomuch bass anyways. bang for buck they're alright. I would like to hear input on the kicker shallow mounts. haven't seen anyone run them yet out here.
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Hmm.. Nothing sounds more bassy than two kicker 15" subs lol. I liked it, but it was definately not logical since I need the hatch for my targa.
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You can get decent 10" subs that would use almost no space up and still hit harder than a shallow mount.
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You think that two regular 10" subs will hit harder than two 12" shallow subs?
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Depending on what you run. 2 10" L7 to take it back to kicker would hit harder than a shallow 12 as long as the power is there. We got a guy out here with 1 zr1000 and 4 original 10" squares that hits over 150.
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What company is Zr1000? I really dont know much about car audio .

When you mean, power is there, you are talking about an amp right?

You said 2 10" will hit harder than a 12" shallow. Are you referring to one shallow sub or two?

I have heard a single 10" sub, not sure what it was, but it really sucked. I heard no difference over stock

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Zr1000 is an old school kicker amp and by power I do mean amp power.
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:35 PM
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Alright. So lets say I get two 10" subs. I still have no idea what kind of amp or component speakers to get. Any recommendations?
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