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PostSubject: What's next?   What's next? EmptySat Jun 14, 2008 3:25 pm

So I have replaced my interior speakers with the Infinity reference in the front and the rear deck, sounds great...but I know it could sound better.

I have a factory head unit also...what should i replace next??

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PostSubject: Re: What's next?   What's next? EmptySat Jun 14, 2008 4:45 pm

I would get a 4 channel amp and send some clean, crisp, power to those speakers. You could also get an EQ unit to tweak the sound a little if you want it to sound really good.

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PostSubject: Re: What's next?   What's next? EmptySat Jun 14, 2008 5:32 pm

I've done a similar upgrade, and I also know it could sound better...

I've decided to get a 4 channel amp to power the main speakers before I get any type of subwoofer.
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PostSubject: Re: What's next?   What's next? EmptySun Jun 15, 2008 2:23 am

Okay,

I want an Infinity amp..but they are 250 for a 4channel...

What's a good amp under 175??

So i can just hook the wires up to the head unit w/ a wiring harness??

It can't be too hard because the battery is under the seat...

When i go to the speakers do i have to solder??

I'm new to this kind of stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: What's next?   What's next? EmptySun Jun 15, 2008 8:32 am

$250? Not on Amazon. You can get a refurbished 4 channel, 111 watts RMS amp for about $150 after shipping HERE, or a new 4 channel, 75 watts RMS amp for less than $150 HERE.
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PostSubject: Re: What's next?   What's next? EmptyMon Jun 16, 2008 8:15 am

99 Riviera 99 wrote:
Okay,

I want an Infinity amp..but they are 250 for a 4channel...

What's a good amp under 175??

So i can just hook the wires up to the head unit w/ a wiring harness??

It can't be too hard because the battery is under the seat...

When i go to the speakers do i have to solder??

I'm new to this kind of stuff.
with amps you get what you pay for. but I got a $100 4-ch amp from pepboys running 50wts RMS to my front and rear speakers. Sounds great for a cheap amp and speakers (jenson and audio lightening speakers lmao )

You dont have to solder anything, if you dont want. You can use the crimp on slip connectors. Probably better to solder though, the connectors sometimes slip off.
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PostSubject: Re: What's next?   What's next? EmptyMon Jun 16, 2008 8:57 am

If you crimp them correctly, then give them a good tug - there's no way those connectors are coming off.

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

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PostSubject: Re: What's next?   What's next? EmptyMon Jun 16, 2008 11:48 pm

Wow 100dollars for just the wires for an amp?!!?

I don't think it's worth it.
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PostSubject: Re: What's next?   What's next? EmptyTue Jun 17, 2008 12:05 am

Check out e-bay and you'll find better deals on all that shit smile
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PostSubject: Re: What's next?   What's next? EmptyTue Jun 17, 2008 10:10 pm

I can get a brand new jl audio clean sweep for 175 so im gonna get that versus the ugly head units...good idea? Then i can just hook the amps right in
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PostSubject: Re: What's next?   What's next? EmptyWed Jun 18, 2008 10:11 am

Honestly, I think that''s a waste of money. Get yourself an amplifier with speaker level inputs or get a set of line level converters if you want to keep your factory head unit.

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