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My New Stereo (first time too!)

jack.mc

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Ok guys, i'm done! I'll start from the front and work my way back:

1. Head Unit
I chose the Pioneer DEH-P7750MP (pic 1) to power my system. So far i'm very impressed - I reckon it looks awesome. Some members are opposed to "wanky screens" - not me! This one is from ebay, from this seller, and I paid $360 for it delivered to my house.

2. Ipod adapter
This is hidden so there is is no picture. I got it from JB HIFI for $140, but i wouldn't reccomend it. It has awesome sound clarity, but the worst interface i've ever used

3. VR/VS Door pods
These were harder than i thought, and you can see that they sit too high - I made a bit of a major mistake. Pic two is the modified spacer, pic three is what it looks like installed. They were $50 from the wrecker. I will write a how to one day. These ones are holding a pair of 6.5i Precision response woofers, with tweeters in the dash. They set me back $110. I got all my Precision response gear from New Millenium Networking (website is here somewhere) and I am very happy with it.

4. Centre Console
I made up a little shelf for my remote and Ipod to sit on. pic four is the shelf.

5. Parcel Shelf
This is made of 16mm MDF (I had some at home already) covered in carpet from an auto trimmer. Carpet was $15. It holds a pair of precision response 6*9s - $102 worth. It was a pretty easy part of the project, and if anyone needs tips just ask! Pic 5-6 is of the parcel shelf.

6. Amp
Here is my amp, a 4*50wRMS Precision response. It was $146, and for that price I am very happy with its performance! Pics 7-8 are of the amp. (they are in the next post

I also paid $80 for a wiring kit (JB HIFI again), so my total expenditure was $1003. I also used wiring adapters, so grand total is $1023. I think that this is a pretty awesome price for the performance I get out of them!
 

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now my amp pics. The amp is mounted to the bottom of the parcel shelf, with some rubber grommets and conduit + nuts and bolts. No vibration whatsoever, and plenty of airflow.
 

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Looks like a pretty neat install, amp seems to be installed pretty well and is pretty neat. I like the way you've run the cable to your ipod through the centre console too. But what is that in the first amp pic? your arm?
 

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Nice looking unit - and a good price too!
Just an idea for your remote, i've got my pioneer remote velcro'd to the space next to the handbrake facing the unit, it should work there and that way u don't have to pull it out to use it!
Just an idea, but I love your idea of the shelf, looks tight!
 

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or you could stick bits of velcro to it, so it sticks to your headlining
 

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LOL...I always used to make a little bracket and install it on my steering wheel :)

Well Done Jack, give yourself a pat on the back for presentation.
 

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thanks a lot guys! yeah, that is my arm in the pic - its pretty hard to get a photo inside a boot from that angle! I thought about velroing the remote, but i like the stealth look, so its nice to hide it away...
 

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now i can see it. It looks pretty wiers at first, but i can see it now. You wouldnt happen to work at bunnings, would you?? :p
 

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semi said:
or you could stick bits of velcro to it, so it sticks to your headlining
yup and after a few months your headlining where the remote is stuck will be fluffy!
 
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