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Discussion in 'Car Audio' started by DJ Majah, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. DJ Majah

    DJ Majah Electro doof doof styleé

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    Anybody had any experience with Boss Audio? Im looking at getting a 1000W 12" sub, 1000W 4ch amp and 6" speakers (for the front doors).

    So what is the quality like?
     
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    They suposodly dont last long (sub) but sound average.
     
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    check out strathfield car radios they have a deal goin
    1000w amp
    6x9s
    4inch fronts with tweeters
    12inch sub in box
    and headunit
    all for $500
    ive just finished installing one in sisters car sounds pretty good but u cant expect it to sound like any pioneer gear or other top brands
     
  4. DJ Majah

    DJ Majah Electro doof doof styleé

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    That was Boss?? What is the sub rated to?

    I found another thread on the subject too, so its OK.
     
  5. The1985divo

    The1985divo Active Member

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    i saw that deal but was told it would only last about a yaer b4 it had to be replaced
     
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    PIMPIN The Lurker

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    Yeah I've heard nothing but bad things about Boss... I think the choice is either buy the Boss and have an alright system temporarily, or save your pennies and get a good system for a long time.
     
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    ive heard all boss amps are of really bad build quality
     
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    daggett Crazy Tiger

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    Hi All,
    Well I cannot say the same for Boss. I have a Boss 1200Watt amp running 2 x 225Watt JBL Splits & a 12" JBL 1000Watt Sub and I have had it for three years now she's still going strong and goes bloody hard!!! Has a cooling fan and crome as looks great as well. I had Boss splits but they weren't so good, but the JBL's are bloody great but I do know Boss have changed who makes there speakers so maybe they have improved?? Might buy a Boss sub for my misses Barina and find out for myself?
     
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    AirStrike Administrator Staff Member

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    Well I just spent over $1K on 6inch splits, 6x9's and a 4 channel!:eek:
    Cheers;)
     
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    daggett Crazy Tiger

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    Its like anything else, Sony = You pay for the name, they have dropped in their quality and then some brands thats may have not been the best have improved and the race is forever changing. Its upto the user at the end of the day, everything has there good/bad points. Just find something you like and go for it, everyone has bad experiences with products at the end of the day, I know I have and it was with Sony but yet two year later I brought another Sony product because they improved again.

    Its in your hands....
     
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    Yeah, i got that Strathfeild boss pack thing, only i got 2 10" subs not the 1 12" sub. Systems great, heaps of base and clarity - but its been in my car for about a week. so i can't really comment on reliably... :rolleyes:

    but yeah, for $500 its a great little deal i reckon, even if it shits its self in a year.. ;)

    Chears, Neil
     
  12. DJ Majah

    DJ Majah Electro doof doof styleé

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    Cool, I only paid $300 for mine, I got the blue power 12" and the blue power 6" splits, along with the 1000W amp.

    I think the thing that convinced me to get it was when I went into Brisbane car sound, and I was having a listen to the soundboard. I changed around a few and I thought the one that came with the pack was a 10" that needed heaps of power and sounded **** compared to another 12" that was on when I went in. Then I started talking to the guy there and he told me that the sub that came with it was the 12" that sounded great, so that gave me hope.

    Then I stuck it in with my Kicker 10". I've got some serious sound now, and I've only had it for a week, but it's not bad quality at all. Now all I need to do is put the splits in the front, help anyone?
     
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    yep....take off your door trims unscrew the standard speakers pop yours in....and then you can either wire them up to the head unit or wire them up to an amp but that will mean running wires from the speaker in the door to an amp which im not sure of how your going to do it..
     
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    DJ Majah Electro doof doof styleé

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    Yeah, but how do I get the door trims off?

    And do you reckon its worth it to replace the tweeters in the dash with the ones I got?
     
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    MasterOfReality Miners go deeper

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    I put Pioneer bullet splits in my old VS and hooked them up to an amp in the back.

    1. Pull off door trims on both doors
    - Remove housing that has aircon vents (you have to pop out
    vents by hand)
    - Remove red tab underneath door lock with screwdriver and pull
    off lock knob, exposing long skinny metal rod
    - Remove screw from behind long skinny metal rod
    - Remove door trim screws and pop off door trims
    2. Remove old pos speaker
    3. Fit new speakers
    - I bought 6 inch bullets so they fit no worries, although I had to
    cut off the back of the plastic speaker brackets to clear the ass
    magnets
    4. Position tweeters
    - I put mine where the mirror backing plate is on the doors (sort of
    in the corner if you know what i mean)
    - I left the old tweeters in the dash (I made sure their wires were
    cut)
    5. The fun bit - Threading the woofer and tweeter speaker lines through the
    grommet in the doors
    - Get yourself a wire coathanger and cut it so you get a nice long
    straight piece.
    - Tape the speaker lines (one at a time!) to the wire nice and
    tight, and jam it through the grommet. It might take some time
    but you will get there eventually. It helps if you loosen the
    grommet first.

    I put my x-overs under/behind the glovebox.

    All the rest was just trying to figure out where to run the lines.

    Good luck
     
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    MasterofReality has got it spot on with the guide for the door trims and with the tweeters....i would put em under the dash i think if you get a flat headed screwdriver and pop those vents out then you should be able to pull the tweeter out im not sure how it is fastened in there i havent played with it before but just cut the wires to the stocko tweeter and solder/wire your one in there.
     
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    i hate to change the subject but when i seen a deal like to do with boss years ago and i thought they where linked to the brand bose in the home entertainment business, when in actual fact to my knowledge the got nothing to do with them

    cheers

    scott
     
  18. DJ Majah

    DJ Majah Electro doof doof styleé

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    No they dont, but either way I reckon it was a good deal, and doesnt sound too bad at all.
     
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    Troy711 Retired Old Fart Staff Member

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    with my tweeters i placed em ontop of where the factory ones sit. you would actually be surprised the difference in them when they are in a different location. they sound heaps better. if i can be arseed tomorrow ill post a pic of them... but thats IF :p
     
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    Be arseed you bastard :)......how are the stock ones wired up....do the wires from the tweeters join up with the wires from the stockos in the doors and then go the the head unit? hows it work...
     

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