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#1 Enigma

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 09:06 AM

I am looking to add a bit more thump in the armada and need a basic setup. I was thinking a 10" sub and amp. I doubt my stock radio will allow for an amp so I will probably have to buy a different radio which sucks because I like having a 6 disc changer. I will probably buy a double din in dash tv/dvd/gps.

Beck, I know you know this stuff. What is a good sub and amp for just some added bass?

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 09:20 AM

You can hook up an amp to your stock radio. You just need a line output converter which is $15-30 at most places.

As far as sub and amp, it depends on where you buy it from. I know at our store we have Orion Cobalt "packages" (sub, box, amp, wiring, install, etc) that we put together at low prices for the teenage demographic. They generally sound good and are low in cost.

Most shops/stores will have something like this. Just depends on where you go.
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:27 PM

I can do the install myself, I just need something that won't take up much space. There isn't much room in the back if the 3rd row is up.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:04 AM

when your ready I can hook you up with great prices on almost any equipment you want. and install it if you feel its out of your comfort zone.


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Posted 04 October 2010 - 07:53 AM

QUOTE (Lusion @ Oct 2 2010, 02:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can do the install myself, I just need something that won't take up much space. There isn't much room in the back if the 3rd row is up.

Exactly What my pops is worried about since he has to put 2 baby strollers up in the back of his armada and he also wants sum thump in his truck
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:10 PM




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Posted 04 October 2010 - 02:59 PM

Cool beans


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Posted 06 October 2010 - 07:32 PM

This may be more than I wanted to spend for just a sub but I may not have an option due to space.

http://www.crutchfie...ium.html?tp=113

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:05 PM

That would sound AWESOME and save you the space. Still gotta have a good 500-700watts RMS to it, though.
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 12:03 AM

choirzo will hook you up.
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 06:13 PM

I'd forego the L.O.C and go for an amp with speaker or high-level inputs. LOC's suck, particularly for bass.

The speaker-level inputs will allow you to tap signal straight off a speaker lead for signal, without degrading the quality of sound.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:47 PM

I've decided to go with a double din screen/dvd thing and use a pac controller so I can still use my steering controls. I ordered the sub enclosure and will need to pick up an amp. Haven't decided on what amp but I will go to car toyz and figure it out.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 08:19 AM

Which double din did you go with?
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 08:40 AM

QUOTE (Beck @ Oct 8 2010, 09:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Which double din did you go with?


Haven't decided yet, probably a pioneer but don't know which

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 08:43 AM

I have the AVH-4200DVD and love it.
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE (Lusion @ Oct 7 2010, 08:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've decided to go with a double din screen/dvd thing and use a pac controller so I can still use my steering controls. I ordered the sub enclosure and will need to pick up an amp. Haven't decided on what amp but I will go to car toyz and figure it out.

I have a PAC steering wheel adapter for a pioneer I would sell for $30 it was only used for about 6 months.

Its just like this one


http://www.crutchfie...html?tab=review

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:50 PM

That's a good deal.
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 02:55 PM

yeah I used it with a Pioneer AVH-P3100DVD it worked great. I really wish I could have used that radio in my new truck it was awesome.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 03:01 PM

oh yeah if you get the Double din the HD radio tuners are nice. The sound quality is way better with one

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE (Beck @ Oct 8 2010, 09:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have the AVH-4200DVD and love it.


I was checking that one out. Sonic electronix has it for 399

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 06:40 PM

QUOTE (dtexan @ Oct 8 2010, 03:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a PAC steering wheel adapter for a pioneer I would sell for $30 it was only used for about 6 months.

Its just like this one


http://www.crutchfie...html?tab=review


Crutchfield says that one won't work with my truck

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 07:03 PM

QUOTE (Lusion @ Oct 8 2010, 07:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Crutchfield says that one won't work with my truck



Crutchfield be wrong, yo.
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 07:42 PM

I know the PAC website lists up to a 2008 Armada here is the link to instructions on it
http://www.pac-audio...s...cles&ID=115

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 09:11 AM

So after bullshitting for a while and having the sub with the custom enclosure for my suv sitting in a box in my garage for months I decided I was going to take off early last Monday and go to cartoys to buy the rest of the components and have them install it. I went to the one in Mckinney around 1 and the place was fairly empty aside from 1 guy waiting on his install to finish and another being helped out. I go to the speaker rooms and plug my phone in so I can test the speakers to see which I like. I really liked how the infinity speakers sounded when playing deadmau5 although the lack of bass in all the speakers they had was concerning as I don't always want to have the sub on. Either way, I spent 20 minutes messing around with the different speakers until I got bored. Went to see about some help and I saw someone at the register so I asked if he could help me to which he replied no and that he was taking stock. Ok, so I waited for the other guy to finish up and when he did I asked if he could help me and he replied sure just give me a few minutes. 10, 20, 30 minutes go by and I never see that guy again. I gave up and just wrote down which speakers I liked and went home. Sonicelectronix had the same speakers for much less with no taxes and free shipping and they arrived yesterday.

I went to cartoys because I took Beck in to consideration and what he had said before about people coming in, wasting their time and then ordering online. This is one of the main reasons why I prefer ordering online.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:12 AM

I hate to hear about experiences like that. sad.gif
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Posted 18 September 2017 - 10:34 PM

i have a jl audio sound system for sale i have put over 1000 into it but im selling it for 400 let me know i can send pictures via text



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