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$1500 for a ok system but could have been way better

 

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Username: Gutteer

Fort atkinson/Marshall, WI

Post Number: 151
Registered: Feb-10
so i got a friend that paid 1500 for a system to be put in his car the system is a joke for that money the system is as follows
no front stage,no midbass, stock headunit, bass knob installed badly, prefabed ported box some 600 watt mono amp(should be JL) and 2 JL audio 10s and 4ga Wire and this kid wanted 12s if he would have gone through bassman like i told him for a box and order his subs online he could get 12s to fit and be way happier than he is now(btw he is super pissed) i want you to give me exactly what he needs down to the last detail on what he would need for a good system for 1500 so i can show this kid what he could get for that amount of money
 

Bronze Member
Username: Nevertoomuchbass

Virginia Beach, VA

Post Number: 55
Registered: Aug-10
wow that kid got ripped off
 

Platinum Member
Username: Rovin

1 15 = 153 DBs ...Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 16684
Registered: Jul-05
telling what he cud have gotten after he already paid is like adding insult to injury .....
 

Platinum Member
Username: Nd4spd18

Philadelphia, PA

Post Number: 11365
Registered: Jul-06
" wow that kid got ripped off "

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Bronze Member
Username: Nevertoomuchbass

Virginia Beach, VA

Post Number: 57
Registered: Aug-10
this kid should have done his homework before he went with it. that sounds horrible
 

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Username: Gutteer

Fort atkinson/Marshall, WI

Post Number: 152
Registered: Feb-10
i was telling him what to get he is gonna try and get his money back so he can get what he wanted in the first place and the list would be so he can know what to get the 2nd time around after i already told him
 

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Username: Nevertoomuchbass

Virginia Beach, VA

Post Number: 59
Registered: Aug-10
whats he gettin instead?
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1347
Registered: Sep-09
this is the list i made for my girls car, feel free to mod it a bit.

AQ1200D $249 each shipped

2 SSD10 01910 $ 199.00 $ 398.00 + shipping

$638

Kolossus Fleks 0 Gauge Dual Amp Power Kit

Category: Amp Installation Kits
In Stock: Yes
Weight: 13.3
Price: $114.99 +shipping
Inline Fuse
Fuse Type: 250
Fuse Block
Fuse Type: 120
Fuse Type: 120

QTY: 1

$753

Category: Karma SS RCA Kables
In Stock: Yes
Weight: 1.1
Price: $14.49

QTY: 2

$782

Boston Acoustics SR60 $210 shipped.

$992

or

Boston Acoustics SC60 $170 shipped

$952

Pioneer DEH-P6200BT $200 shipped

$ 1192
 

Bronze Member
Username: Nevertoomuchbass

Virginia Beach, VA

Post Number: 60
Registered: Aug-10
sounds like a pretty good setup there
 

Gold Member
Username: Tejcurrent

Post Number: 2446
Registered: Apr-07
skar audio is having a sale on their 600 rms subs. They are beefy as hell, look like a triple stacked motor from the pics, and they are designed by sundown.
135 shipped each, so 270 in subs. The previous suggestions also look good, though you could probably find a used saz or rf 1500 for 250 to 300. I would look towards cdt speakers and a 4 channel, then use the extra few hundred on upgrading the battery.
 

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Username: Gutteer

Fort atkinson/Marshall, WI

Post Number: 153
Registered: Feb-10
he has a beamer idk what year or model as soon as i find out i will let you know so i can get a better more accurate list for him
 

Bronze Member
Username: Lord_huggington

Ontario Canada

Post Number: 56
Registered: Oct-10
$135 shipped each for a 600W sub is wicked.

Other cheap subs are the Eclipse SW series (1.5 cuft each/sealed box) $150/sonicelectronix or the SSA DCON for $125 (12"/ported box). I'd buy two DCON 12's for a 4.5 cube ported box @ 30-35 HZ, a 600W (maybe at 2 ohms - they are SVC 4 ohm) amp, 2 1", 2 6.5", 2 8", and a 600W component amp. Any deck, doesn't matter to me. I would get a good battery and do the big 3. Not that the subs are entry level but I'd foreward fire everything and seal the trunk (trunk?) off to get the most out of them.

$250 subs
$250 amps
$200 components & xovers
$100 battery ($?)
$100 deck (used, meh)
$100 everything else

$1000 total.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Canaanwhite

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 93
Registered: Nov-10
some people think JL is the best....
 

Silver Member
Username: Nevertoomuchbass

Virginia Beach, VA

Post Number: 106
Registered: Aug-10
JL is so not worth the money.
 

Bronze Member
Username: Canaanwhite

Monroe, Louisiana USA

Post Number: 97
Registered: Nov-10
JL is some of the best stuff made its just expensive...most people are too cheap to really understand why quality cost more and would rather waste their money on buying multitudes of cheap crap trying to find something better for less instead of spending their money wisely and buying quality the first time...I personally think he did right in buying JL now he won't be trying to trade or sell it a month down the road because he realized hes bought crap....he did it right the first time
 

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Username: Nevertoomuchbass

Virginia Beach, VA

Post Number: 108
Registered: Aug-10
at least he didnt buy kicker. JL is top of the line as far as big name brands go, but there are plenty of other companies that make far superior equipment
 

Bronze Member
Username: Lord_huggington

Ontario Canada

Post Number: 66
Registered: Oct-10
The W7 has superior cooling.

Cheap doesn't mean poor performance anymore.

Did he buy W3's? He was ripped off big time.
 

Silver Member
Username: Nevertoomuchbass

Virginia Beach, VA

Post Number: 114
Registered: Aug-10
fi's have great cooling for a fraction of the price
 

Bronze Member
Username: Lord_huggington

Ontario Canada

Post Number: 67
Registered: Oct-10
In any case, don't buy JL.
 

Gold Member
Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana Team Audible...

Post Number: 8354
Registered: Mar-04
Just ran a few #'s in my head...from me here at the shop...I could have got the kid:

2-DD12's w/ 600w DD amp, Arc KS6.5's, Arc KS6x9, DD 4ch, Hu, kits, wiring, my custom box, and installation for ~$1900...and that INCLUDES our local 9.99% tax (~$1730+tax)....depending on distro-blocks and what Hu kit(s) he needed.






Just 2-12, custom box, LOC, amp, amp kit, and install would have been ~$940...again including 9.99% taxes....(~$855+tax)
And I charge $200 for most 2-12boxes and $85 for amp install.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gutteer

Fort atkinson/Marshall, WI

Post Number: 162
Registered: Feb-10
yea he got majorly ripped off
 

Silver Member
Username: Gutteer

Fort atkinson/Marshall, WI

Post Number: 163
Registered: Feb-10
now he has got 2 12s in some "custom" box and they cut 2 holes in the metal part separating the trunk and cabin of the car
 

Bronze Member
Username: Lord_huggington

Ontario Canada

Post Number: 68
Registered: Oct-10
There isn't a point in sealing it off if not everything is firing into the cabin. If there isn't a fold down rear seat than sealing all of the small holes (the sub/port firing in the trunk) will increase the dB's. So sealing it off either way, you get a gain. Where's the port?
 

Silver Member
Username: Gutteer

Fort atkinson/Marshall, WI

Post Number: 164
Registered: Feb-10
the trunk isnt sealed they just cut the holes behinde the seats for some reason and now it uses the arm rest hole as a "port" in a way cause the subs are firing into the cabin of the car through those hole and out the arm rest hole even tho the rear deck part of the car isnt sealed off at all
 

Bronze Member
Username: Lord_huggington

Ontario Canada

Post Number: 77
Registered: Oct-10
It's definetly not a port. Cutting those holes gave him dB losses.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gutteer

Fort atkinson/Marshall, WI

Post Number: 167
Registered: Feb-10
yea i would figure so but he wont listen and i gave up trying to help the people he got it from put his head so far up his rear end he can see his molars so i gave up
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