A Newbie : Did i choose good components ?


New member
Username: Rovin

Post Number: 3
Registered: Jul-05
Hello Guys .It's my 1st time attempting a DIY 'decent' audio set-up & it's all gonna be installed in a import 2001 Nissan Wingroad Wagon . Going 4 mainly sound quality but sufficiently loud too - i listen 2 any kind of music from Yanni to Reggae . My wagon's trunk area is fairly large about 3ft in depth & 4 ft wide (rear passenger seat can be laid down if i need to).

Here is the system i'm strongly considering ....

A) Pioneer Premier HU - P860MP ... $340
B) 4 Soundstream XTS6.5 3ways 150rms each (installing 1 in each door !)... $42/pair
C) 2 Pioneer 12inch TS-W306DVC in a rectangular ported box ... $66 each
D) 4 Power Acoustik NB-1 (installing 1 in each door !) for extra clarity ... $9/10 /pair
E) Hifonics 4channel TX8805 (for highs/mids) 4x220rms @ 2ohms...$200
F) Hifonics BX 2005D - for the subs...$340 , i know this amp is too strong (will turn gains down now )but may add more subs later on ...
G) Soundstream SC.5C (5 farad cap)...$110

May upgrade alt & batt later on too . As u will notice i didn't go 4 high $ brands as i'm new & experimenting & will improve as i get more experienced . I have heard those subs & i like em 4 their power/$ value but would opinions of others if i chose my stuff well ...... thanx in advance .

Bronze Member
Username: Audioguy22

Post Number: 22
Registered: Jul-05
Looks good to me except for the SS mids, why ss?
The Pioneer kevlars are badasz and can be had for around $80.~$100. on Ebay. I got a pair of 160's (mids&tweets) for $75. and there's smooth and play pretty loud.
Good move on the 860 hu, Mine Rocks!(smokes my Alpine)

Gold Member
Username: Glasswolf

Wisteria, Lane USA

Post Number: 7935
Registered: Dec-03
personal opinion, honestly speaking;
pioneer premier head, good
soundstream triaxials.. bad. use separates in front, coax or straight mids in back.
pioneer subs, they'll do the job
power acoustik anything = total crap
hifonics amps.. some people like them. I don't.
capacitor = waste of money
you need a larger alternator if anything

New member
Username: Rovin

Post Number: 7
Registered: Jul-05
Thanx 4 replying Benny . Those SS from what i searched on the net r the best bank 4 buck i could find . Note they r 3 way full range speakers . Later on when i have more experience & $ will go 4 Infinities or MB quarts. In my system i will NOT be using any Xover at all - i plan 2 use those 3 rcas from the HU appropriately & set freq also using those on each amp . A friend who has alot of experience told me my system should rock . I did already buy those 2 Pioneer subs & built a fac spec ported box , tested them out & they really immpressed me - wondering Y other people don't use or recommend them . $66 a piece if u search welll with Google . Going to use 2 subs 4 now but i have a feeling that i will put 3 kinda soon after i get everything all hooked up ........

New member
Username: Rovin

Post Number: 8
Registered: Jul-05
Hey there Glasswolf - Its a bang 4 buck system i'm doing . Soundstream is economical so ipicked them , would would u rec from them 4 my doors then , exact model numbers would be appriciated & what amparage Alt would suit this set-up ??????
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