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audio speaker questions

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by WinRawr, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. WinRawr

    WinRawr New Member

    im looking to redo all the speakers in my truck for christmas also including the receiver im trying to spend under 400 so any ideas would be greatly appreciated

    ahh and i drive a 2000 chevy silverado LS 4.8L

    99'HEARTBEAT Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Crutchfield's is a Very Good outlet for Speakers.I picked up all my Speakers from them,all so everything I needed was included,Wiring,Hardware and Instruction.

    Here is there Link,
  3. WinRawr

    WinRawr New Member

    yeah i checked it out but i was wondering what you guys prefer

    99'HEARTBEAT Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Some of the speakers to look at are,Kicker,JLAudio,Alpine,JVC Mobile....It come down to what you are looking to spend on speaker's and if you have a Aftermarket Stereo.I went with Kicker's and they sound Great.
  5. WinRawr

    WinRawr New Member

    i was thinking kickers. i plan on getting an aftermarket stereo i was looking into kenwood what do you think?
  6. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    I like pioneer audio equipment. I have purchased both nice 4 way speakers as well as cheap 2 ways. you can get the cheap ones from pioneer for 40/pair which work well. Or Crutchfield is nicer quality but more expensive (obviously)

    99'HEARTBEAT Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    x2 on Pioneer..Very Pleased with there Stereo's.
  8. Padre

    Padre Rockstar

    Kenwood and Pioneer are both fantastic units. Both offer high quality audio at a reasonable price.

    JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Kicker, Jenson and Eclipse make good mid-level speakers.

    Crutchfield's is a good place to look, but I wouldn't buy there. Their prices are on the very high side. Always, always compare.

    Try Sonic Electronix and Auto Toys. Both are very good with their pricing.

    The other 'trick' in putting in new sound is the wiring. Always use good wiring.
  9. WinRawr

    WinRawr New Member

    now do i need component or no? i have no idea
  10. Padre

    Padre Rockstar

    You will want a head unit, 4 speakers, and if you want a sub, then at least an amplifier for that. With a $400.00 budget you are going to be kinda' limited on what you can get. If I were you, I'd save a little more money so I could get a good Kenwood or Pioneer head unit. Then you can always add the speakers and subwoofer at a later date.

    Also, if your truck has a canbus, you will need an interface. If it has steering wheel controls, if you want to keep those you will also need an interface.

    Go to Crutchfield and use their "what fits my vehicle" section. It will tell you what you need, then shop for the best prices.

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