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Old 09-01-2006, 05:22 PM
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noob in car audio looking for hints/tips for a new system..primarily listen to metal

hey there..well its good to find a very informative forums like this for canadians ...anways im new to the whole car audio thing..in fact i dont even own a car yet lol im only 19...anywysa my car of choice is either a 2000 or 2002 chevrolet impala...because the massive amount of space anyways

i am looking for suggestions on the system (i plan on spending about 2000-2500 intsalled..is that a sufficeint budget??)..i primarily listen to metal...all types from metal with keyboards to just metalcore...with some rock...anyways a lot of double bass kicking...as per this article http://www.canadiancaraudio.com/online/general-discussion/1962-quest-metal-friendly-sub.html?highlight=heavy+metal
so anyways 2 12 inch subs not be able to keep up with the double kick?...suggestions for the system....?...is there any suggestions on how to hook my ipod up to my system (direct connection is better than fm transmitter correct??)....anyways all input is welcome..thanks

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Old 09-01-2006, 05:35 PM
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Direct connect is definitely a step up from FM. Lots of options to consider for a system. A pair of 12's are going to be bass overload in that car unless you throw an amp to the front and rear speakers as well. Your budget is fine provided that your taste in music lives inside of the budget. As in, don't expect to get Crown when you really drink Black Velvet (nasty cheap stuff). Does your budget include taxes?
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Old 09-01-2006, 05:40 PM
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a 12 will, might depending on brand, be able to hit those beats but 2 10's put out more then enough bass to fill that car with sound. for the ipod all i have is a stereo plug to phono plugs and that sounds decent enough, yes way better then fm tansmitter. not sure on how the direct link cord would sound.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:55 PM
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2000-2500 taxes in and installed since im such a noob to this lol
so 2 10" subs would be preferable...possibly 2 amps??....also what about a decent deck? sub enclosures??...any suggestions on brands for my type of music?....im trying to get a general feeling for all of this...its al;l new...thanks

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also what do u mean by the comment with the alcohol lol :P....u mean i should have high quality music on my ipod??..of course i do

so direct connection it is any suggestion on after market hookups...thanks for the sugegstions so dar
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you gotta take into account that with almost all GM vehicles over 2000 your gonna need a relocate kit for the head unit. so add about 150 bucks to deck install.
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Old 09-03-2006, 05:55 PM
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what do u mean..and its a chevy? are they the same as GM?
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GM (general motors) makes Cadillac, Saab, Hummer, Saturn, GMC, Pontiac, Buick, and Chevrolet.
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yup it sure is

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Old 09-04-2006, 10:08 AM
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you dont really need 2 amps one larger amp will do fine
What I would suggest is bring a CD of your choice to a stereo shop in your town and get a listen to some different subs/amps, and see what you like for yourself
BTW I thnk $2000 is more than enough for a first system allthough ive never had anything installed in a shop.

What brands do the shops in your area cary
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