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Ok, firstly if your going to be putting it in yourself, get someone who knows what they are doing. I emphasise the fact that they KNOW what they are doing, not think what they are doing, because if you f**k something up, chances are you can risk a fire or stuff some of your gear or something like that...make sure you know exactly what your doing, especially when you fiddle and sh*t...ill be puttin it in myself, but i havent done any car audio befor
yes you will save money by making a sub box, but I would reccomend just buying a good second hand sub, something that works and is worth more money than what you could buy brand new from the stores...also am i gonna save much cash makin my own sub box?
Wiring will be upwards of $100, DO NOT BUY CHEAP WIRES...I LEARNT THE HARD WAY! buy a wiring pack, either for 2 or 4 chan amplifier....get a good one like Cadence, they go for like $120 in JB...try getting it in a sale. Listen to Holdenboy and StoneX....don't waste your money on cheap ****...you'll wish you never spent the money, because believe me, it isn't worth having...I know you only want to spend $800 and thats your budget, i can understand that...but trust me when I say that you have to be careful what you spend your money on when you are buying stuff under such a tight budget, particularly when its a complete system.how much/what am i gonna need as far as wiring goes?
JB can haggle...although they won't go down too much, if at all if they sense that you don't know what your talking about or know much about what your buying...if you come across with a confident and well versed attitude then they might be prepared to come down a little more, particularly if your buying $500+ worth of gear in one shoti havent really had time to sus out ebay, but ive done some more looking at jb hifi.
the pioneer HU - 298
cadence 500 watt. 500watt x1 300watt x1 @4ohm 288
sony 12" 1300 watt sub + box (in the picture its in a box so im assuming.... ) 148
that leaves me at 714.. i rekn i could stretch to buy some cadence cables.
im thinkin if i buy from JB i can haggle a little?
ill search through ebay for a bit aswell
EDIT - i think thats the amp my friend is using with the same HU, 1000 wat sony amp and a set of 6x9s...
will the amp be suitable for my set up (keeping in mind ill be gettin some 6"s down the track. )
hardware is ok. if thats all your going to spend then thats all your going to get. In my experience, I have sat in cars with $6 or $7000 stereos in them, people have got all excited and spent $1000 on brand new gear and it sounds nothing like the higher priced and quality set ups...But it's all down to preference if thats what you want or all you can afford then it should be fine! as long as you get good brands with good reputations.yeah. ill try n educate myself more before now and when i purchase...
does the hardware itself look ok? will the amp feed the sub what it needs? n all that shizzle?
also im thinkin about getin a late 90s early 2000 vectra for arround 7k. with my current financial situation a 4cyl car will suit me alot better... thatll leave me with 1.5k to get the car on road and anything left over ill add to the stereo fund.
also.. is there an easy way to understand "4ohm" ?
thanks for the help!