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Old 02-01-2013, 06:43 AM
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Stereo system suggestions

For the past 4 years I've lived 5min Fromm store so I never upgraded my stereo, but I recently bought another store and will be commuting 1hr each way several days a week so it's time to kick things up with the system. Don't want anything crazy just something well rounded. Here is what I was thinking, suggestions welcome.

-Kenwood DDx319 - double din DVD receiver
-back up camera, probably kenwoods for ease of setup
-MTX thunder form with a single 10" behind the back seat.

I'm still debating between the amplified thunderform with 225RMS or getting the regular and buying my own amp.

Also undecided on whether I want to upgrade the door speakers. Really don't want to find a place for a second amp. My current alpine unit puts out 19w RMS, and the kenwood is 22w rms but not sure if that will be much difference in making stock speakers sound better.


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Old 02-01-2013, 07:15 AM
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Re: Stereo system suggestions

There is a lot of room under the rear bench for a second amp. I would definitely upgrade the stock speakers, first and foremost. The stock speakers are terrible. A 2 channel amp and some quality door speakers. I dont like using head units to power door speakers, personal preference. Also consider tweeters, make a world of difference especially for the rear cuz the speakers are so hidden behind the bench. If youre gonna build a stereo system, do it right if you can afford to, jmo.
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check out sonic electronix . com

I have a pioneer double din / a rear sub and 2 satellite tweeters

I have had a set of door speakers to go in for 3 years but I swear My OEM's sound awesome I think they are stock but not 100% sure
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+1 on door speaker replacement, stock are crap.

I run a Pioneer AVH4400 and love it. I have a back up camera hooked up and it works good.
I run a 10" slim sub behind the rear seat, you have to buy or make a real slim box. I took out the metal rack under the rear seat and made an amp rack for the 2 amps.
6.5 MBQuarts in the doors and tweets in the A pillars.
Sounds good.
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After talking to the installer I found out the previous owner of my truck had already upgraded the door speakers with some basic infinity speakers that can handle 60w rms. ended up getting a Pioneer 3500(don't remember all the letters for model) which has HD radio, DVD, pandora, iPhone control and app control on head unit. Did an Alpine back up camera mounted on a license plate cover. 12" slim Rockford fosgate 4ohm sub, And a 5-channel alpine amp that does 60w RMS to each of the 4 door speakers and 250 or 300w to the sub. If someone wants specifics I can look it up.

I have not really cranked up the sub yet bc they said I should run it for a week or two to let it break in, but overall I'm extremely happy. Need to do a few tuning Tweens but that takes time.
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