Hey everybody, i am getting ready to put a system in my car but im lost, i've been to the local car stereo places and asked... "if i want to win every competition i go to, who do i go with for my system?" i've heard 3 names over and over. Alpine, JL Audio, and Kicker. So im asking you/yall, who is the best???? Please let me know.
Well how much money do you havE? out of those three if you want pretty good sq and spl then you would go with JL, or if your saving money then with alpine. If you want pure spl then get the kicker l7. But if you have money to spare i would Check out these producers:RE (XXX),Ascendant(aValanche) Eclipse (9100 series), Sound Splitter (rl-p), DD and Image dynamics. Ok so i got tired of listing and there are many more cheers.
sorry i thought i was in the sub forum. fazing in and out latley. Ill say it again, it all depends how much money you gat. if your looking for components then i would check out the infinity mb quart or dls.
hey im not shure if this would go under this topic if not sry. but i too am thinking about installing a system in my car i dont want anything to fancy just something to put a lil bump in my trunk but i have no idea where to start. everyone ive ask says it depends on how much i wanna spend. i would like to spend under 500 dollars and i know nothing about amps or watts or anything any help would be great thnxs guys. <mike>
throw money out the door. i'll save as much as it takes to have the best sounding system on the road. and as for the "what kind of competition" question. i don't think i quite understand the question... i want the best! plain and simple. im looking for something LOUD but that also sounds good.
Alpine head units are used in competition, but Eclipse, Clarion, and Pioneer Premier are also used often. That's about it for Alpine, their speakers aren't that great until you crack into the super high end stuff (F#1 Status), which costs thousands, they still aren't used as often as others are. Kicker hasn't really been a big player in anything for a while, every once in a while a Solo X will do well at some SPL comps, but Digital Designs is eating them alive in most cases. You won't see JL in SPL lanes for the most part, they are primarily used in SQ competitions, mainly for their subwoofers. JL also makes great components and amps, but you don't see them in SQ comps that much. The new ZRs may change that, but that's something you can't judge ahead of time. DLS components are on top of SQ competition right now.
The bad thing about recommending top end component systems is that most highly regarded components develop the most extreme opinions, they are either loved or hated. All of the "best" components are an example, some people think speakers like Dynaudio, Morel, DLS are extremely neutral, transparent, and natural, others find them dull and lifeless. Focal Utopias have what is probably the most controversial tweeter out there, it is highly detailed, but very difficult to get it to sound right because of the resonances and the odd dispersion of the inverted dome. MB Quarts are love em, hate em, SEAS drivers (Rainbow included) are love em/hate em. You really can't guarantee that a person will like the speakers, although great results can be had by all of them.