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Krafty
Nov 13, 2008, 11:52 AM
Since I love loud music I want to see what everyone else is cranking when they're on the streets.

Headunit:
Alpine CDA-9847 (50x4 Watts)

Speakers:
Dash: Stock tweeters (that dont work for some reason)
Front: Stock 4"
Read: Alpine 6.5" 2-Way Type-S (50 Watts RMS/250 Watts Peak)

Subwoofer:
Sub: Kenwood KFC-W3009 12" (400 Watts RMS/800 Watts Peak)
Amp: Pioneer GM-X962 2Ch MOSFET (380 Watts Bridged/760 Watts Peak)

Price:
Headunit - $70 (Craigslist)
Alpine Type-S - $50 (Crutchfield)
Subwoofer - $25 (Craigslist)
Amp - Free (From my cousin)
Wires - $35 (Wal-Mart)

For a college budget, it definitely packs a punch. Should hold until I get some spare cash if ever in the so-called future.

http://i34.tinypic.com/33z7hjk.jpg
http://i35.tinypic.com/23shiqd.jpg
http://i33.tinypic.com/16hn4wk.jpg
http://i35.tinypic.com/2la5tms.jpg
http://i38.tinypic.com/33y3toy.jpg
http://i37.tinypic.com/9sgghj.jpg

Rapmastac1
Nov 13, 2008, 12:12 PM
My setup is very basic. I installed it about two years ago so I forget most of the numbers. But I have a Sony XPlode Head Unit, custom wiring, I have speakers in all four doors as well as in the rear deck. I have a Sony XPlode AMP connected to two 12 inch subwoofers.

This is the HU with the iPod AUX input;

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/7968/dsci00272of0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

This is a picture showing how cleanly I installed the speaker in the back doors. You can't even tell they are there! Except when you sit in the back seat;

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/3606/dsci0046woodyn9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

This is the best picture I have on hand of my subwoofer. Thankfully after I had cleaned my trunk, my amp is behind the subwoofer and is accessible through a hatch in the backseat armrest;

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5097/dsci00172ze5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I installed the system myself and it took a few hours to install, but it took a couple weeks to perfect as I learned more about taking my car interior apart. AND a picture of the car it is all in;

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/2637/p4270027hj5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

BTW, those subs above look awesome!

jaydub
Nov 13, 2008, 12:26 PM
I have an Alpine CDA-9815, two Memphis amps, two eD 8" subs, and some CDT ES-620s... in a box, in the garage. :D

liquidtrend
Nov 13, 2008, 12:44 PM
focal 165v2 speakers (front and back), 2x 10" w3`s, alpine pdx 4100 and 1600 amps, edead throughout the car, stock pioneer HU with aux and ipod hook up.

mmmm...good stuff.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/liquidtrend/xbsystem.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d71/liquidtrend/xbw3angle.jpg

liquidtrend
Nov 13, 2008, 12:46 PM
I have an Alpine CDA-9815, two Memphis amps, two eD 8" subs, and some CDT ES-620s... in a box, in the garage. :D

why arent your elemental design subs not hooked up?
maybe you are selling them?
maybe you are going to give them to me?
i will give you a cookie.

beige matchbox
Nov 13, 2008, 01:05 PM
Ok, tiny pics, but it's all i have uploaded :eek:

Front speaker:
http://www.beigematchbox.co.uk/site/BeigeMatchbox.co.uk/Bertie_Blog/Entries/2007/8/8_more_speakers_files/shapeimage_2.jpg
Of course, theres 2, 80mm in a box that just fits between the other gubbins under the dash


Rear Speakers:
http://www.beigematchbox.co.uk/site/BeigeMatchbox.co.uk/Bertie_Blog/Entries/2007/7/24_Speakers%3A_be_gone%21_files/shapeimage_4.jpg
Not sure what they are, they came with the car, I just pulled them apart and removed all the plastic tat and fitted them under a parcel shelf covered with speaker cloth, would never know they're there :D


Rear Speakers from inside the boot:
http://www.beigematchbox.co.uk/site/BeigeMatchbox.co.uk/Bertie_Blog/Entries/2007/7/24_Speakers%3A_be_gone%21_files/shapeimage_5.jpg


The Amp:
http://www.beigematchbox.co.uk/site/BeigeMatchbox.co.uk/Bertie_Blog/Entries/2007/10/15_bye_bye_head_unit_files/shapeimage_1.jpg
Custom made by me, kicks out a real 14watts which is enough to make the car vibrate quite nicely :)
You can also see part of the left front speaker box to the left of the amp, sound source is anything with a headphone socket, so no head unit :cool:



I know it's not a high quality install with high end hardware, but it's fitted to a car designed in the 50s, with a fairly noisy exhaust, so Hi-Fi is really quite pointless :p

Krafty
Nov 16, 2008, 11:32 AM
Some nice setups.

yg17
Nov 16, 2008, 01:23 PM
Oh yeah....100% stock FTW! :D

Pili
Nov 17, 2008, 04:54 PM
ha dont you just love the stock system? Those 6 inch 'subs' really pack a punch haha! 6 spd ftw btw.

yg17
Nov 17, 2008, 06:20 PM
ha dont you just love the stock system? Those 6 inch 'subs' really pack a punch haha! 6 spd ftw btw.

It's actually not that bad for a stock system I dabbled a bit with audio on my old car and decided it's a complete waste of money so I haven't touched this one. Maybe others disagree, but I'd rather spend my money on other things

Pili
Nov 17, 2008, 08:25 PM
Yeah the mids and the highs arent awful but there really isnt bass at all. They speakers do sound much better with a better head unit though. My buddy has one of the pioneer touch screen units in his rabbit with 2 12" subs in the trunk and the stock speakers sound not to bad at all.

sycho
Nov 17, 2008, 10:32 PM
Yeah the mids and the highs arent awful but there really isnt bass at all. They speakers do sound much better with a better head unit though. My buddy has one of the pioneer touch screen units in his rabbit with 2 12" subs in the trunk and the stock speakers sound not to bad at all.
In my Mk4 Jetta I put an Kenwood Excelon headunit with a Clarion 4 channel amp running the stock speakers, put a 2 channel Clarion for the sub. It sounds superb with the fronts high-passed at 80hz and the rears at 120hz with a 70% fade to the front.

Incidentally VW often uses either Clarion or Phillips for the OEM on their speakers, and replacing the stock speakers is usually not worth it in the MK4s unless you spend tons of money.

I'll post pictures another day.:)

deorg
Dec 4, 2008, 08:42 PM
I was expecting some nice real quality like bose, or nakamishi stuff, im desapointed... in all of you LOL

DoFoT9
Dec 4, 2008, 08:56 PM
OP i have the same speakers as you :)

seeing pictures with the steering wheel on the left hand side is so confusing for me, because here in Aus we all have ours on the right hand side haha.

taylorwilsdon
Dec 4, 2008, 10:27 PM
Don't have a picture handy but I'm running 2 "1100 watt" subs in a closed glass box off a Pioneer "800 watt" amp. I'm using quotes because manufacturers really fudge their numbers... afaik, its really pumping about 400 watts total. I'm running 4awg wire all around (its a very short run because my battery is in the trunk).

puckhead193
Dec 4, 2008, 10:59 PM
Mark Levinson speakers, sub and amp with navi and XM roady :D
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21580&d=1110241612
(pic taken from the post your car thread)

Galvatron
Dec 4, 2008, 11:02 PM
Here's the latest system I did in my 2008 Tacoma:
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=225491


Here's one I did in my GTI a few years back:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2067832

ErikCLDR
Dec 4, 2008, 11:25 PM
Nothing fancy. Stock premium system in my Land Rover. Alpine head unit with Harmon Kardon Amp and speakers. I have a direct iPod integration kit which I love. Full sound quality and it charges my ipod.220 Watt with 12 speakers. Sounds pretty good but overly boomy bass if you ask me. Buttons are very poorly laid out.

shfreelance
Dec 4, 2008, 11:39 PM
Nothing fancy. Stock premium system in my Land Rover. Alpine head unit with Harmon Kardon Amp and speakers. I have a direct iPod integration kit which I love. Full sound quality and it charges my ipod.220 Watt with 12 speakers. Sounds pretty good but overly boomy bass if you ask me. Buttons are very poorly laid out.

I could just hump that to death... I love LandRover Discovery, mmmmm :p .

DoFoT9
Dec 5, 2008, 02:35 AM
Nothing fancy. Stock premium system in my Land Rover. Alpine head unit with Harmon Kardon Amp and speakers. I have a direct iPod integration kit which I love. Full sound quality and it charges my ipod.220 Watt with 12 speakers. Sounds pretty good but overly boomy bass if you ask me. Buttons are very poorly laid out.

overly boomy bass?? hahaha us kids call that music :p you should get into it sometime, its really good.

ucfgrad93
Dec 5, 2008, 08:10 AM
Oh yeah....100% stock FTW! :D

Same for me in both of my cars.

dontwalkhand
Dec 5, 2008, 09:25 AM
I am suprised I am not seeing any touchscreens, GPS, iPod rigs, or even Mac minis in these cars you guys are posting.


stock.

liquidtrend
Dec 5, 2008, 11:16 AM
I was expecting some nice real quality like bose, or nakamishi stuff, im desapointed... in all of you LOL

haha..you are joking right?
do you look up all your car audio information from best buy and circuit city?
bose? doesnt that crap come standard in GM vehicals?
and nakamishi is way over rated for the crap it puts out.
take a look at my system one more time and then do a bit more research.
:rolleyes:

overly boomy bass?? hahaha us kids call that music you should get into it sometime, its really good.
i dont call that music at all.
even though i have the power, i keep my subs restricted to a -3 and put the bass down to a -3 as well.
i definatly appreciate my highs and my mids much more than my bass!!
:)

I am suprised I am not seeing any touchscreens, GPS, iPod rigs, or even Mac minis in these cars you guys are posting.

i have a gps, but not a indash touch screen gps because i feel those suck.
and my car came standard with the ipod and aux hook up.
a mac mini is a good idea, but a hackintosh carputer would be choice!!!
hmm... idea's idea's...
:D

quicksilver77
Dec 5, 2008, 11:47 AM
I am suprised I am not seeing any touchscreens, GPS, iPod rigs, or even Mac minis in these cars you guys are posting.


stock.

Ok...mine is touchscreen

Older system but still sounds great.

King Luis
Dec 5, 2008, 12:46 PM
currently i have stock. harmon kardon from factory. (2004 M3)
used to have in my 1991 325is, 2 alpine speakers in the front and 2 in the back. alpine deck, alpine amp and 10" hertz sub. perfect setup to listen quietly or shake the car.

Galvatron
Dec 5, 2008, 01:39 PM
My Ipod is stealth wired and kept in my center console keeping the dash clean and uncluttered.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r9/G-force2003/IMG_4586.jpg

ErikCLDR
Dec 5, 2008, 07:25 PM
I could just hump that to death... I love LandRover Discovery, mmmmm :p .
I love them too. They're fun to drive and are like nothing else. I really like the 03/04's with the very light tan leather w/black piping and black carpet. My dads old Disco had that and I loved it.

I'd rather hump my moms 07 Range Rover Sport 4.4 V8 HSE. To keep this on topic it has a 14-speaker 550 watt Harmon Kardon Logic 7 audio system. It has an Aux input for her iPod which is nice. Also has BT phone support and voice commands (although the thing is retarded and never seems to get it right).

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii122/erikct060/CenterConsole.jpg


overly boomy bass?? hahaha us kids call that music :p you should get into it sometime, its really good.

Its overly boomy as in its just never correctly balanced.

MBPchef
Dec 6, 2008, 02:09 AM
This pic is a little dated. It was when I picked up my car from Tweeter after the 2 month install. Ive since updated the subs to the newer Type R's and updated the head unit to the IVA-W205 in dash screen(the one in the pic is the flip up IVA-D300). And like Galvatron, my iPod is stealth installed in my glove box. For a list of all the components, let me know. Enjoy!

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/ChefJohn/Hatch2.jpg

DoFoT9
Dec 6, 2008, 05:55 AM
Its overly boomy as in its just never correctly balanced.

oh i see... why not just turn the bass down? or the treble up? or something along those lines.

Andronicus
Dec 6, 2008, 06:09 AM
). And like Galvatron, my iPod is stealth installed in my glove box.


I want to have a stealth ipod with touch screen. How much does it cost just for that?

DoFoT9
Dec 6, 2008, 06:51 AM
This pic is a little dated. It was when I picked up my car from Tweeter after the 2 month install. Ive since updated the subs to the newer Type R's and updated the head unit to the IVA-W205 in dash screen(the one in the pic is the flip up IVA-D300). And like Galvatron, my iPod is stealth installed in my glove box. For a list of all the components, let me know. Enjoy!

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/ChefJohn/Hatch2.jpg

how long do you find your speakers lasting?? years?? months?? i assume you 'pump' it quite often lol..

Galvatron
Dec 6, 2008, 01:06 PM
I want to have a stealth ipod with touch screen. How much does it cost just for that?

You can probably pick up a new W205 for around $500. Then all you need is the cable. Although Alpine has now released the W505 and it supports iPod video as well., but it would be a few hundred more.

MBPchef
Dec 6, 2008, 06:38 PM
how long do you find your speakers lasting?? years?? months?? i assume you 'pump' it quite often lol..

the first gen type r's werent really that great. In the beginning, we had miscalculated the air space of the fiberglass boxes by like a tenth of a cubic foot so I blew through 4 sets in the first couple of weeks. Then I moved to the 2nd gen and have been using them for a few years now. My high's are Boston Acoustic Pro 60's and they still sound as crystal clear as the day I got them.

Krafty
Feb 5, 2009, 01:00 PM
This pic is a little dated. It was when I picked up my car from Tweeter after the 2 month install. Ive since updated the subs to the newer Type R's and updated the head unit to the IVA-W205 in dash screen(the one in the pic is the flip up IVA-D300). And like Galvatron, my iPod is stealth installed in my glove box. For a list of all the components, let me know. Enjoy!

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/ChefJohn/Hatch2.jpg

Is that a demo car?

gfish31
Feb 5, 2009, 01:42 PM
Head Unit: Pioneer DEH-P6700MP (50Wx4)
Front Speakers: Infinity Reference 6020cs
Rear Speakers:Infinity Reference 9623i

http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/1634/2161/4083580112_large.jpg

Sub: Resonant Engineering SE 12" (600W RMS / 1200W Peak)
Amp: Alpine MRD-M501 (585W RMS / 1200W Peak)

http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/1634/2161/4083580131_large.jpg

Most of my system is fairly old. Got the headunit, sub and amp when I was about 16 so that's 5-6 years old now, the speakers I got last year. It sounds really nice IMO, as I have the bass tuned down so I can turn it up with no distortion or boominess.

fireshot91
Feb 5, 2009, 02:09 PM
Where do your Subs go if you have just a regular sedan?
I mean, I can understand the trunk with hatchbacks and stuff, but in sedan's/Coupes(sp?) the back seat is in the way. And I have no armrest in the middle of my backseat.

Krafty
Feb 5, 2009, 07:19 PM
but in sedan's/Coupes(sp?)Dont they have trunks also?

fireshot91
Feb 5, 2009, 08:01 PM
Dont they have trunks also?

Lol, yes, but I'm just saying, if you put it in the trunk, then the sound will be muffled by the rear seats.

juanster
Feb 5, 2009, 08:05 PM
I love my system,, i ll post soem pics and put them up tmr

gfish31
Feb 6, 2009, 08:22 AM
Lol, yes, but I'm just saying, if you put it in the trunk, then the sound will be muffled by the rear seats.

trust me, the back seats dont muffle too much at all. plus with a subwoofer, you're not supposed to hear the sound waves directly, they should be heard as reverbrations or reflections off of other surfaces.

fireshot91
Feb 6, 2009, 08:55 PM
Ah, that helps a LOT. Thanks

MBPchef
Feb 6, 2009, 09:33 PM
Is that a demo car?

nope. thats my personal car. i wanted to build a show car and ended up getting sponsored for a while.