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
  2. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator

    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,
    http://www.crutchfield.com/c_3/Car-Audio-Video.html
  3. WinRawr

    WinRawr New Member

    yeah i checked it out but i was wondering what you guys prefer
  4. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator

    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 New Member

    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)
  7. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator

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

    Padre New Member

    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 New Member

    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.
  11. WinRawr

    WinRawr New Member

    well im on crutchfield.com right now and im looking at 149.99 kenwood head unit. and i cant decide what kind of speakers i want. and the sub will be not included in the 400.
  12. Padre

    Padre New Member

    Just remember: you get what you pay for. Even with Pioneer and Kenwood. They are 149.00 for a reason.
  13. WinRawr

    WinRawr New Member

    yeah you are right lol. how much is a decent head unit?
  14. Padre

    Padre New Member

    It depends on what you want. Going to run a sub? How about Nav? 4 speakers? Steering wheel controls? Onstar? XM or Sirius? DVD/TV/Video?

    All that is inherent in the price.

    Right now the top of the line Pioneer and Kenwood units that do that are around $1200 without speakers, wires, amps, or interface kits.
  15. WinRawr

    WinRawr New Member

    im going to run a sub eventually. no nav. yes 4 speakers. no steering/onstar/xm/dvd.
  16. ZSI52

    ZSI52 New Member

    Check out Infinity also. I have the 6020.cs from their reference line and they sound extremely good.
  17. Padre

    Padre New Member

    Ok, so start with Double Din units. here are some beginning suggestions.

    Here
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    Here
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    Here

    But check around for price!
  18. WinRawr

    WinRawr New Member

    i didnt really wanna go with the double din. but it does look good.
  19. Padre

    Padre New Member

    The double din is a really nice install that looks very neat. But, the single din gives you a nice compartment to store stuff in.
  20. WinRawr

    WinRawr New Member

    yeah thats what i wanted for like my iphone and ipod or really anything lol

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