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Old 12-20-2010, 08:53 AM   #61
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For car audio also. Polk Audio made the best subs I ever had in a car (had JBL, Kenwood, Rockford Fosgate, many other brands). Polks hit the cleanest and hardest. The best were a pair of 10s in a bandpass box...people thought I had 15s. They were incredible.

Bose is good for home, but they're nothing special for cars. They're often installed as "premium" or upgraded factory systems. They usually have a small factory amp that allows them to sound better than the factory system. So yeah, they're a lot better than the base stock system, but I'd never upgrade to one. My wife's car had a Monsoon system from the factory, it thumped for a stock radio, but I've since replaced it with a Blaupunkt HU and Pioneer speakers (they're cheap) and it sounds better.

My favorite brands for car audio:

Subs - Polk Audio, prefer 10s for clarity, still plenty of bass
HU - Blaupunkt or Alpine, Eclipse is good too
Speakers - Infinity (have in my car) or Pioneer if on budget
Amps - Have had Alpines and Kenwood that were good, but the best bang-for-the-buck is California Amps made by Profile. They're very underrated and are awesome performers, especially for subs. Had one of these back in the day, still my favorite of all I owned. Was bulletproof too, survived 2 car accidents (nether my fault) and still kicked.



Now they look more like this:



And of course, I always did my own installs.
Are you kidding me? California Amps are cheapest on the market, got roll Orion when it comes to amps.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:52 AM   #62
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What a great thread.

For me, I don't want anything for x-mas, except to have my whole family except for my mother together one last time before my brother ships off for Parris Island in January.

And I'm getting that, so I'm happy. I'd like to have my mom there too, but since the parents are divorced that ain't happening.
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Are you kidding me? California Amps are cheapest on the market, got roll Orion when it comes to amps.
Hence the "bang-for-the-buck" comment. They perform very well for little $$.


Pyramids are the cheapest...and crap.
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Hence the "bang-for-the-buck" comment. They perform very well for little $$.


Pyramids are the cheapest...and crap.

Ok we really should have had this discussion say 16 years ago but anyways from my experiences with them they never lasted longer then a month. And the feedback they sent through the speakers was so bad it made the PA system in my High School sound like IMAX theater.

In my area back in the day if you were rocking CA Amps folks were laughing at you. I rather roll stock then CA Amps any day.
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With all this talk of car audio systems I've decided I want to upgrade my car audio system. Any suggestions? I was looking at the Kenwood DNX-9960 Kenwood DNX-9960. I have Bose speakers in my car and I rather like them so all I'm looking for is a in-dash system with navigation, Bluetooth and video playback.
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With all this talk of car audio systems I've decided I want to upgrade my car audio system. Any suggestions? I was looking at the Kenwood DNX-9960. I have Bose speakers in my car and I rather like them so all I'm looking for is a in-dash system with navigation, Bluetooth and video playback.
I have a Kenwood head unit and it's always my favorite brand. They're going to make the Bose speakers sound awesome, but for some reason Kenwood always gets a little tinny for me. Are you going to use an amp?
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That's awesome

All I want for Christmas is a healthy child. As many of you know, my wife is expecting our first child this spring, and it's been unfortunately a challenging pregnancy. Honestly it's very touch and go right now. I've already lost 5 relatives this year, not sure how much more loss I can take. So my parents, in-laws, etc. have asked me what I want for Christmas and I really can't think of a single thing. Really nothing matters other than this baby.

Will be praying for you SmootSmack.
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I have a Kenwood head unit and it's always my favorite brand. They're going to make the Bose speakers sound awesome, but for some reason Kenwood always gets a little tinny for me. Are you going to use an amp?
I was planning on using the amp that comes with the Bose.
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I was planning on using the amp that comes with the Bose.

You might want to buy your head unit through Crutchfeild then becasue in order to do that you will need a special wire harness.

The in car Bose amp most likely has the power and remote wires in a harness and the speaker wires in a separate harness.

If memory serves me correct and times have change since I did my last install but Bose system cars you basically had to work around their amps and head units becasue of the wiring.
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I was planning on using the amp that comes with the Bose.
check the amp and speaker specs

sometimes they speakers will be at a higher resistance (in ohms) and the amps may run hot/become damaged, etc if you add in typical aftermarket speakers (typically around 4 ohms)
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anyways.. finally got a new laptop and replaced my lost phone
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