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Planning A System On A Budget

Discussion in 'Car Audio' started by holdenboy, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. holdenboy

    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    OK, well this will hopefully become sticky so people with a certain budget get a good idea on what they should be looking at spending and where.



    Firstly, i'll start with a $500 budget system.


    Head-Unit;
    $100-$150

    Any of the brandname units are ideal (Kenwood, Alpine, Sony, Pioneer etc). I have attached below some examples of what you should be looking at. As you can see from the links around the $100-$150 mark will get you a good unit.

    Kenwood non-MP3

    Kenwood MP3

    Pioneer non-MP3

    Pioneer MP3

    Alpine MP3

    They are just some examples of what is available, and please note im not associated with Ryda in any way, they just have a good website that shows "street prices" too.

    SPEAKERS:

    Important Note: Make sure you go into a store that has the types of speakers you want to buy on a demo board, and listen to each set using the same song and volume level etc. Find a set within the price range that sound best to you. Also no-one ever pays RRP, as you can see from the links the "street" prices are around half the RRP, this is what i would expect to pay at big franchise-type stores (JB Hi Fi, Strathfield, Ryda etc). You can still haggle with specialist stores too, but probably wont get them for as cheap as they dont have the buying power the others do.

    Front Speakers:
    ~$50

    As this is a relatively basic system (no external amps or subs) i would suggest going with cheaper front speakers as opposed to the rears, which when planning a mid to high end sound system this is reversed.
    A pair of 6-6.5" speakers will do the job fine, either 2 way or 3 way it dosent really matter and will not make a big audible difference. As you can see from the links below around the $50 mark will get you a good pair of entry level speakers.

    Kenwood 6" 3 Way

    Pioneer 6" 2 Way

    Sony 6" 2 Way


    Rear Speakers:
    $80-$120

    I suggest if possible to go with a pair of good ol 6"x9" speakers....once again 2 way, 3 way, 4 way or even now they make 5 way versions, it dosent really matter that much. By clickign on the links below you'll notice between $80 and $120 is enough for very decent speakers.
    If you cannot (or dont want to) fit a pair of 6"x9" speakers into the parcel shelf, i would suggest going with another pair of the selected front speakers.

    Kenwood 6"x9" 4 Way

    Pioneer 6"x9" 3 Way

    JVC 6"x9" 3 Way

    Alpine 6"x9" 3 Way



    Please Note: These links are only examples of what is available, and i highly recommend visiting a store that has these types of speakers on a demo board so you can listen to as many as possible.


    Installation:

    Important: I really cant stress how important a quality installation is, basically you could spend several thousands on components and they would sound like crap unless they are installed properly. Places like JB Hi Fi and Strathfield have been known to do some poor quality work, but there are some stores out there that are exceptions....if they have a good rep or youve seen / heard their work, then it shouldnt be problem to take it there. If you havent, its best to steer clear and head to a specialist car audio dealer. Im not saying every single specialist store performs perfect work, but your chances of getting a rough job is minimal.

    Thats a grand total of $230-$320 before installation. I imagine the install cost would be around the $150-$240mark. If you were to buy the entire system and get it installed from the one shop, most will be happy to take a few dollars of the installation too.









    Next up is a system based on $1000:


    Head-Unit:
    $150-$200

    I cant see too many reasons why not not use one of the head-units ive listed in the $500 system, most have the features needed. But i will give you a few more examples of what is available for a little bit more $$$. Note: if youre after something with a USB input and Ipod compatibilty etc (some may require an additional adaptor for an Ipod), i have provided links to those models too. All of these models come with some type of detailed sound tuning ability, for example low/high pass crossovers and an EQ. This gives you more precise "fine tuning" of the sound and will make even stock speakers sound better than when they were running off the stock head-unit.
    As you can see around $150-$200 will get you out of trouble.

    Kenwood MP3

    Kenwood MP3/USB

    Pioneer MP3/USB

    JVC MP3/USB

    Alpine Ipod


    Once again, go into your local store and have a play (if allowed) with each unit. You should find atleast 1 that is easy to control, looks good and is in your price range.



    Front Speakers
    $120-$150

    Alright, this is where the system will differ from the $500 one. Because you have the extra cash, you can treat you and the other front seat passsenger to much more detailed sound, im talking about split system speakers, or "component" speakers. These models dont have the tweeter mounted in the centre of the speaker like coaxials do. Instead they use a seperate tweeter that can be mounted higher or off axis (facing higher) to the woofer, and they also have a dedicated crossover network which splits the different sounds (low/mid to the woofer, high to the tweeter) to each component. The end result is ALOT clearer sound, you'll notice vocals and symbols etc are easier to hear which means the speakers dont have to work as hard.
    Below is just a few examples of what is available. I will have to stress that it is really important to try and listen to as many sets as possible in a store using the same source (head-unit / amplifier) and song. More than likely you'll find a set that sounds great to you, dont listen to what anyone else has to say, be it the salesman or even a friend....the best judge of what you like is you and your ears.....nobody else!!
    $120-$150 will be enough here, but if find a set thats you absolutely love the sound of and theyre like $180, go with them.

    JVC Component Speakers

    Pioneer Component Speakers

    Kenwood Component Speakers

    Alpine Component Speakers

    Sony Component Speakers




    Rear Speakers:
    ~$50

    Now rears arent going to be really important here, as you will rarely be sitting in the back seat.....also, when sitting in the front, you wont hear much of the rears if the system is tuned properly. They are only for rear seat passengers, so if you often have them i would suggest going with a cheap pair of 6" coaxials (~$50) if you rarely have people in the back and have stock rear speakers, leave them as they are and spend more money on the more important components!!!



    System Amplifier:
    $300-$350

    Here you should be looking for a 4 channel amplifier. This type can be used in 3 different ways, to power 4 speakers, to power 2 speakers (in bridged mode) and 2 speakers / a subwoofer. The last way is how the amp will be used for this system.
    Once again, here are only some examples of what is available. When looking for an amp, power ratings are a big factor.....most will give you a rating like this - "60wrms x 2 @ 4 ohm 0.05% THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) ". Some only give "max" or "pmpo" ratings which are meaningless in the real world. As a general rule of thumb, if it isnt a name brand amp and dosent state its power output in "rms" then its best to stay clear of that amp. Also, you'll be needing an amp with high pass filters, which filter out the low frequencies of the music (which a subwoofer is designed to do). Youve probably already noticed that when you turn up a stereo (which dosent have high pass filters etc) the bass notes are the first thing to distort. Thats because a speaker has more trouble reproducing bass than any other frequency. Back to high pass filters, once they are set properly for your speakers, they will allow the speaker to play the band of frequencies it was designed for.

    Here is a few examples of 4 channel amplifiers with adequate power:

    Soundstream 4ch

    Clarion 4ch

    Fusion 4ch

    SPL Dynamics 4ch

    Option Audio 4ch


    Subwoofer / Enclosure Combo:
    $200-$250

    These days most manufacturers make subwoofers in suitable enclosures. This takes the headache away from finding a suitable enclosure for your new subwoofer. There is two types commonly available: theres sealed enclosures, these are generally smaller than their ported counterparts and provide a more "natural" sound, they also have a tighter, punchier output. Whereas ported boxes are larger, but provide an extended low frequency response (lower bass). The only real downside (other than their size) is they wont sound great with every type of music. Tighter bass notes wont be as prominent with ported boxes, and they wont provide that kick you get from sealed enclosures. Basically, if you listen to alot of rock, heavy metal, pop etc then i would suggest a sealed combo. But if you listen to more RnB, Rap, Drum n Bass, Techno etc then ported is the better option.

    One other thing to take into consideration is the amount of room the enclosure is going to take up in your boot. Also, the shape of the enclosure, for example if the height of the enclosure dosent allow it to be mounted under the parcel shelf its going to be sitting at the rear of the boot, greatly reducing the amount of available boot space. It may be a good idea to "test fit" the enclosure in your boot before purchasing or if this isnt possible take measurements of your boot area and compare them with the enclosure dimensions.

    Here are some examples of sealed combos:

    Kenwood 12" Sealed

    Pioneer Sub with Matching Sealed Enclosure

    Clarion Sub with Matching Sealed Enclosure



    Some examples of ported enclosures:

    Pioneer 12" Ported

    JBL 12" Ported

    Kicker 12" Ported

    Fusion 12" and Matching Ported Enclosure



    Installation:

    Important: I really cant stress how important a quality installation is, basically you could spend several thousands on components and they would sound like crap unless they are installed properly. Places like JB Hi Fi and Strathfield have been known to do some poor quality work, but there are some stores out there that are exceptions....if they have a good rep or youve seen / heard their work, then it shouldnt be problem to take it there. If you havent, its best to steer clear and head to a specialist car audio dealer. Im not saying every single specialist store performs perfect work, but your chances of getting a rough job is minimal.
    I would imagine if you were to buy all, or even most of the components from the same place thats going to install it that a cost of $300 - $450 including wiring is about right. Although, if they charge a little extra thats up to them, thats just in the region of what i would charge (ive worked as an installer for over 10 years).



    OK, that totals between $970 and $1450 fitted. Now i know, i know, i said $1000......but that is using all of the most expensive components ive suggested, and being charged the most for wiring / installation (which i think is highly unlikely).

    Special Note:
    If wanting to install it yourself, as you feel confident enough and have the required tools and plenty of time (i would expect it take up most of a weekend for the average joe)......then go for it, just take your time removing and installing the various interior panels, routing the cables through the car (use the stock cable routes where possible) and making the wiring connections to the head-unit, speakers and amplifiers / subwoofer. Also spending a good half an hour tuning the system, listening to a wide range of music will go a long way to making a good system great!!!






    OK, Now a $2000 - $2500 System




    Head-Unit
    $250-$350

    Alright, now we've got a bit more money to spend i can suggest some more exotic products. Once again, if you require something like Ipod, USB or mp3 make sure the units your considering have the required connections / options.
    Most of these units will provide you with some type of in-depth sound tuning (e.g. graphic equaliser)....so it will pay to make sure you understand how to use / adjust these settings. You can do this by either asking the salesman or reading the instruction manual, or both. This will give you alot more control over how your new system sounds. Around the $250-$350 mark is what you will be looking at, ofcourse factor in the extra dough if you'll be needing an Ipod cable or steering wheel interface.

    Pioneer

    Alpine

    Eclipse

    Kenwood

    Sony




    Front Speakers
    $400-$600

    Alrighty, once again splits, or component speakers are the way to go. But this time you can afford to spend a little more. Brands like Focal, Alpine, and Boston Acoustics is what i'd be looking at. These brands wont be available at all stores, as most are specialist car audio companies and carefully choose you sells their product. Most likely you'll have to go into a dedicated car audio store. Once again, make sure you have a good listen to as many types as possible before making a decision. Around the $400-$600 mark is a reasonable price to spend.

    Alpine Type R Components

    Soundstream Tarantula

    Boston Acoustics

    JBL


    Theres a few more brands that make excellent quality components, but i cant seem to find them. The best advice i can give you is "you get what you pay for". These are only a sample of what is available, a specialist car audio store should have plenty of different models to listen to within the $400-$600 price range.



    Rear Speakers
    $50-$100

    Not really important, but i would have to suggest going with a half-decent pair of co-axials at the most. These will only be running of the head-unit in this situation so power handling wont be an issue. (Somewhere around 40-80wrms is plenty). I would imagine a set will cost $50-$100 at most.


    Speaker Amplifier
    $200-$300

    A 2ch amplifier with around 80-150wrms is ideal. Most amps wont "sound" different to one another, so listening to each isnt really needed. Build quality, cosmetics, features and ofcourse power output sets each model apart. Between $200-$300 will get you a good quality amp with plenty of power for your front splits.

    One of my favourites, JL Audio

    JBL

    Alpine (4ch but can be bridged)

    Clarion

    Pioneer



    Subwoofer / Enclosure
    $250-$300

    A pair of subwoofers is rarely needed, a decent 12" placed in the correct enclosure will provide enough bass for most people. A single 12" will typically only require between 1 - 2.5 cu.ft. (depending on whether its sealed or ported), which dosent take up too much room in the boot / luggage area.
    Its very important to mount the subwoofer in the correct enclosure, If its ported then its even more important to get the right enclosure volume and port size / depth. Most brands will make a subwoofer / enclosure combo which is ideal.

    Note - The difference between sealed and ported is very noticeable, in my opinion ported is superior (provided the box is tuned properly). Ported enclosures will have a higher output over sealed, and will sound just as good. The only downside to ported is their size (most of the time around 1.5-2 times of sealed).

    Here are a few examples of subwoofer / enclsoure combos, I would assume $250-$300 is enough here.


    Sony Combo

    Pioneer Combo

    JBL Combo

    Keep in mind the "impedance" of the subwoofer is important, as this will determine how much power your amplifier can provide. I would suggest going with a dual 4 ohm voice coil subwoofer, which, when wired in "parrallel" will be 2 ohms. This impedance suits most of the digital monoblock amplifiers on the market.


    Note on subwoofer enclosures
    The easiest option as far as the sub enclosure goes is to buy a "combo", that way you'll be fairly certain the subwoofer / box is suited to each other. Ofcourse there is always the option of buying a woofer by itself, then finding out what enclosure types the subwoofer is suited to (most will come with suggestions) and building your own. But, if you dont have the tools/time/knowledge then your best bet is to go with a combo.


    Subwoofer Amplifier
    $300-$400

    OK, as far as choosing an amp goes this is the same as the speaker amplifier. Power and at what impedance is the main thing to look for. As i explained above, an amp thats 2 ohm stable is ideal. Anywhere from 300-1000wrms will produce plenty of bass. Between $300 - $400 should get one of these or equivalent:

    Alpine Monoblock

    JBL Monoblock

    Pioneer Monoblock

    Kenwood Monoblock



    Installation:

    Important: I really cant stress how important a quality installation is, basically you could spend several thousands on components and they would sound like crap unless they are installed properly. Places like JB Hi Fi and Strathfield have been known to do some poor quality work, but there are some stores out there that are exceptions....if they have a good rep or youve seen / heard their work, then it shouldnt be problem to take it there. If you havent, its best to steer clear and head to a specialist car audio dealer. Im not saying every single specialist store performs perfect work, but your chances of getting a rough job is minimal.
    I would imagine if you were to buy all, or even most of the components from the same place thats going to install it that a cost of $450-$550 including wiring is about right. Although, if they charge a little extra thats up to them. One thing i will say is if you have an extra hundred or two then go for sound deadening. You will not regret this.


    Special Note:
    If wanting to install it yourself, as you feel confident enough and have the required tools and plenty of time (i would expect it take up most of a weekend for the average joe)......then go for it, just take your time removing and installing the various interior panels, routing the cables through the car (use the stock cable routes where possible) and making the wiring connections to the head-unit, speakers and amplifiers / subwoofer. Also spending a good half an hour tuning the system, listening to a wide range of music will go a long way to making a good system great!!!


    So that equals a grand total of between $1900 - $2600. Obviously depending on what components you choose and how much you pay for each one. I would imagine if you were to buy the whole lot from the one store they will take off a few dollars (especially if you get them to install it).


    Cheers, Andrew.
     
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    Great start mate, can't wait to see more :thumbsup:

    Couple of things I'd add/reinforce when buying speakers:
    1) Try and match speaker power to amp/deck power. 60W speakers running off a 15W H/U just ain't gonna go very far!
    2) Always listen before you buy. What sounds good to you might sound crap to someone else, and visa-versa. Brands mean nothing if you don't enjoy the sound.
    3) Haggle, haggle, haggle. If you pay RRP on speakers you're getting ripped big time. Retail markup on car audio gear is ridiculous, you'll often get 50% or more off speakers if you bargain right.
     
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    good start man, be interested to see the next few price ranges...
     
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    I'm with danja :thumbsup: Shop using your ears and your head!
     
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    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    OK, ive fixed up the speaker price/listening part......it wont hurt to have overpowered speakers too much, these days its hard to find a good pair of coaxials that arent rated 40wrms+. Plus if they want to upgrade and run them off an amp, they dont have to buy another set.
     
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    Yeah, as always there's a lot of "buts" to consider depending on the situation etc, you can't cover everything or you'd need about 10 guides lol. I think you're doing pretty well so far.

    Looking good mate, got my vote for a sticky :)
     
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    nice mate will really help alot of ppl out i reackon deff sticky material :)
     
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    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    Thanks guys, i know theres alot of variables and "buts" in there, but i just had to make a general one, WAY too much work trying to compose one that suits all situations. If after they've read this and have questions they can post them up anyways ;)
     
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    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    post edited, not to worry ;)
     
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    Not sure who usually mods audio, but I'd PM them and just ask?
     
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    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    yeah i pm'd minux last week asking if it could become sticky, and if anything had to be changed/added i would do so. No response yet......After i get around to doing a $2k system i'll wait and see ;)
     
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    Great write up

    Maybe instead of listing actual brands and current models of speakers/headunits/subs/amps, list features and wattage - as the prices of car audio gear drops rapidly
     
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    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    Good point Timmos

    I knew brands/models and prices would change quickly, and eventually i would just do as youve suggested and suggest features/wrms.

    Might just do that, save me alot of time finding actual products too ;)
     
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    I reckon still do brands and prices with the more expensive gear... alot of the more 'boutique' manufacturers rarely release new models and when they do its all pretty much the same anyway.
     
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    holdenboy Custom Car Stereo Systems

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    Yeah true, the next system plan i do will probably have some of the real specialist brands (focal, mb quart, boston acoustics etc) and youre right, they rarely change their products.
     
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    OK ive added a system plan for around the $2k mark. Let me know guys if theres any additions or modifications you think is needed. :thumbsup:

    Cheers, Andrew.
     
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    few suggestions,
    first there is no way you can buy Dyns for $400 - $600, retail is $1099 for the system 242
    I would also suggest that 2nd hand is always an option. you can generally get better gear for less, so long as you are willing to purchase without a warranty.
    I would also suggest to most people to build their own sub box, costs so much less than paying someone to build one or buying a prefab one, it is dead easy plus prefab boxes arent suited to every sub.
    and one final option I would probably suggest to people would be if they only have a certain budget now then to perhaps buy in stages to build up to a better system. if you buy crap now you are just going to end up replacing it in the future anyway. for example, if for now I only had $1000 to spend, I wouldnt bother with a sub or amps for now. I would prefer to buy a decent HU say $300-400 plus a nice set of splits $400-500. then I would save up some more then buy a speaker amp to power the splits. save some more and buy a sub and mono. i know a lot of people want it all now but it will be so much more worth it in the long run if you take your time. (please note that this is just what i would do and understand some people just cant afford to keep saving and spending more on audio, for me I am never finished, I just bought and installed some new amps this week, just for a change)
     
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    Thanks 2LOUD2OLD, i knew the Dyns were over the grand mark.....just couldnt find a definate price for them.

    As for building their own sub boxes, most people dont have the tools needed (jigsaw / cirular saw, drill etc). Not to mention the knowledge needed to build the right box required for a particular sub. Dont get me wrong, building your own box is by far the best way to get the best possible enclosure to suit your car and the driver, but it takes a bit of knowledge and most of the time a few attempts to get it right. I may just put that as an option in the subwoofer / enclosure section.

    I think this plan is more suited to the people who are new to car audio, or wanting to upgrade their system for the second or third time. Youre way is definately the right way to go about building a system, IF youre willing to spend several thousands on a car audio system (which we both know isnt everybodys cup of tea).

    Anyways thanks for the input, i'll edit accordingly when i get the chance ;)
     
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    You may also wish to stress the importance of correct wiring, with the right type/size of gauge for the individual setups for each budget :)

    As for preferring ported over sealed: this really is a personal taste. As I'm an old fart (I stem from the acoustic age..), I've yet to come across a ported system that will punch as hard & fast at less-than-25Hz frequencies, without spending more money on the equipment than the car it's going in is worth ;)
    But, that's just me.
    And Bach's organ works :p

    Nice write-up mate :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks jjFarking, i would make more additions....but it seems the original post is just on the borderline of the maximum amount of characters allowed (20k or so).

    As far as ported v sealed goes, it is a kind of personal choice and ultimately its up to the purchaser. I personally would recommend ported, provided its tuned properly.
     

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