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Old 06-22-2009, 03:16 PM   #21 (permalink)
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If you've ever heard speakers when they're in a sealed box, you'll be able to tell how much more bass there is compared to open-air. if you've ever heard speakers in a door that isn't very sealed, or has almost no sound deadening, the bass is almost non-existant if the engine is on, or if the car is moving.

Many speakers sound good in rear decks, because the trunk area is quite padded, and seals good. take the carpet out, or have the trunk cracked while driving, that low end is just not there.

They make speaker baffles for doors that have a bad seal or sound deadening. they work, not as well as a good speaker box, but you can definitely hear the music better when your driving down the road.

The pioneers I have wouldn't have any bass in a sealed 1/2 cubic ft box though, would they? I should say low end bass, 30-50Hz.
A good ported box designed for them would help for sure but I mostly see people with tiny boxes with 6x9's.

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yea, you'd probably want ported or vented box design for 6x9's if you want good low end. But, as far as sound quality goes, and reproduction of bass, man do they sound cleaner in a box.
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Look at one of those mini-ITX boards in real life. They are smaller than they seem to be in pictures. I know you can find some place to put it.
And if you put an array of capacitive touch sensors under the keypad, you can get Prius-III-like "touch tracer" ability. Use a small video LCD as a display. (A good source is a portable LCD TV. Now that the digital transition has happened, it shouldn't be too difficult to find one for cheap.)
You could also use a Nano- or Pico-ITX. Or just get a gumstix. If you were going to go that route.

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I also recommend JVC head units... I've had 2, and both have worked great. I bought the first one before I had an MP3 player, so I didn't think about aux inputs or anything. I had it for about a year, then, after about a month of using a stereo to tape converter thing with an MP3 player, I bought another. It was basically the same level head unit, except it had an aux input, as well as 2 sets of RCA outputs. It's been my head unit for about 3-4 years, and I've never had a problem with it.
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JVC's are great budget Head Units.

but I'm a Kenwood Guy myself, so I don't own one, but I've recommended them to friends, and they have them. And I must say, they are pretty nice, and beat out everything in their pricerange at walmart. They don't have the option like on my Kenwood to have seperate rear and front volumes, or hook up an external dvd player and have 2 separate sounds going at once. And they don't haev 4 volt preouts or elaborate electronic crossovers, but They definitely get the job done.

SVO, I would definitely go with that Head Unit I showed you, or any JVC similar to it. You won't be dissapointed.
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The last owner of my car installed a system, headunit, 4 speakers and a amp in the trunk. He took the amp when he sold the car. How much does it cost to replace rear speakers? including the speakers.

I think my system is at least 200W, it's pretty loud, my friends can hear me coming around the block.
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Hi all, sorry I missed the updates on the thread, thanks for the great advice!

I will probably end up going with exactly what DPoV is suggesting for the speakers, and I am looking around at head units now.

I picked the Dual HU because it was the most popular one on Crutchfield and came with ipod control and bluetooth hands free calling. The JVC linked is missed the bluetooth so I might get one a little bit more expensive, shopping around for one from JVC now.

Thanks for the heads up!
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JVC gets too expensive to use all their add ons and stuff, so I did a filtered search based on what I would like built in (simple is better at this point, I can always upgrade later, but to be honest, I basically drive my car like 10 times a year right now). Hopefully the link works, can you give some suggestions from this list?

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http://www.crutchfield.com/g_300/Car...onnection|Find Car Audio/Video Gear that Fits Your Vehicle at Crutchfield![/url][rank2]Built-in+audio+only&nvpair=FFBluetooth_Compatible|Built-in&nvpair=FFCustomer_Rating|[rank2]4+stars[img]http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/
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Hey all!

Are the wire harnesses for the new head units included when you buy them these days? I cant find them for sale online and dont want to get hung up on this step. Thanks!
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The harness for the stereo is included, but not the other side that plugs into your vehicle's wiring harness.

If you're going to Wally World to get your stuff, look for the "Scosche install kit". They're usually about $20 or so.

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