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Old 12-16-2003, 05:46 PM
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I am in the middle of picking out pieces to build a new system. My opinion is to start with the best speakers I can afford that work with my car, then decide on which amp to power them and then finally pick out my H/U.

Should I rethink this?

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1) Sound Deadening - It has to go in before everything else.
2) Head Unit - you may find one that has lots of toys like high power preouts, crossovers, eq, so any of those devices you purchased prior would now be useless.
3) Processors/Crossovers/Line Drivers (if needed)
4)Either speakers or amps - you have to worry about impedence here so if you are dead set on a certain speaker or amp buy that first then the other to match impedence.
4)Wiring - Most people don't realize how expensive this part is and therefor don't budget for it.
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Old 12-17-2003, 06:16 AM
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Unfortunatly when you are married with children it all starts with a budget. Right now I'm looking at a complete Focal package. That's as far as I've gotten so far.

Dave, were you one of the Subaru owners I met in the Falls a few weeks ago?
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What kind of budget ?
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Originally posted by dawgsbreakfast:
What kind of budget ?
Somewhere between $2000-2500 for speakers, amps and H/U. Wiring and install would be extra.
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