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Old 11-06-2008, 06:12 PM
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Noob needs help with full setup!!

Alright i just bought myself a nissan 300zx and i want to upgrade the entire sound system. To tell you the truth i have no idea what im looking for, i listen to mostly loud rock/screamo and loads of rap and hip hop. I want a system that pounds like hell but is also good to blast for rock and stuff. My budget is around 5 grand for everything. Im just looking for ideas on what brands i should be looking at.
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by db_guy View Post
Alright i just bought myself a nissan 300zx and i want to upgrade the entire sound system. To tell you the truth i have no idea what im looking for, i listen to mostly loud rock/screamo and loads of rap and hip hop. I want a system that pounds like hell but is also good to blast for rock and stuff. My budget is around 5 grand for everything. Im just looking for ideas on what brands i should be looking at.
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Hahahahah. Herpes on paris. Awesome.

And dude... with a 5000 dollar budget.... go out to all the local stores and listen. Just try to stay away from futureshop and stores like it. Listen to what they have to say, then say sweet, thanks for the help. I might be back again soon. then goto the next store. By the end of the day, you should be able to filter the salsemanship out and find the info and help that you are actually looking for.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:48 AM
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Not sure if you needed a DVD player or a CD Player will suffice. Lets just say for that budget, if you shop smartly, you can get top of the line CD Player from likes of Alpine or Eclipse. Not sure of you need a set of front component speakers(6.5" or little bigger) and/or also the rear fill speaker set. So a two or four channel amp to drive them. I would like to to see around 150-200 wrms a side for the front, and if needed 50-100 wrms for the rear. The front components should be the most expensive part. Do not save money there, as this is your sound quality right there. Go for nice high end sound quality set. For bass you may want to get around 1500-2000 wrms amp from SPL arena, and get some SPL woofer/s depending in your trunk space, you may not have much. Seems like you may want to look into TFone subs Yuli has, and get a single 15" or 18" and port that sucker, and do not make that port too low, maybe around 40hz, ask the man himself. Or get some other similar idea sub. Get some decent RCA's and speaker wire. No need for top of the line, but do not get the cheap stuff. If you're not planning to enter SPL comps, then you may want to consider getting a capacitor(2 farad), that will help with dimming lights when hard bass hits. Very embarrassing. 0awg for power and ground wires, and you may want to upgrade some grounds around the battery and your alternator under the hood with same size wires.

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Originally Posted by Sasha View Post
ights when hard bass hits. Very embarrassing. .
I had to clean the Five Alive off my monitor...I have to meet you someday, you have an awesome, droll sense of humor.

Oh, you may want to look at a second battery near the amps as well, with the supporting cast included, alt, wires, etc. 2000 for sub amp and 450 for 4 channel, almost 2500 watts. Please have it wired up correctly. Car burns to ground. Highly embarrassing
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sasha thanks for all the info, but where would i go get all this stuff, lmao, all i know is FS and bestbuy, and they only sell mtx and other shatty stuff.
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The 300zx has some issues pertaining to the amount of current that can be generated from the tiny little alternator. What year is your 300?

BTW, I on the the west coast and respond at some rather odd hours. I work 4 nights a week until 4:00am pst. I am not at the shop yet today but am working from home for now.
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