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02-27-2007, 08:47 PM
Post what audio equipment you have in your Crown Vic, Town Car, or Grand Marquis.
CDT Audio CL-61A-25 PRO [$170] 6.5" Component Set
Digital Designs 2515A [$230] 15" Subwoofer
Planet Audio VX3002 [$125] Components
[x2] Directed 750D [refurbished] [$110 each] Both work together and give 1200 watts @ 2 ohms for my subwoofer.
1/0 cable was ran to my trunk and it splits into two 4 gauge wires that go to my two Directed 750D amps. The Planet Audio VX3002 amplifier is under my front seat and it has 4 gauge ran to it from the battery. I also upgraded my battery cables 1/0.
I can get some pics up later.
02-27-2007, 08:58 PM
1979 Squire: Old Jensen cassette deck bought for $30 on eBay (only because original 8-track stereo worked only intermittently); Pyramid Audio 4" coaxials from JCWhitney (only because originals were completely disintegrated); stock rear speakers smashed by an errant transmission; 6x9 Lightning Audio 3-ways in boxes are currently being used for home stereo until I go pick up my dad's old Wharfedales and KLH's.
1987 Mercury: Currently, nothing. But a friend of mine built a '68 Mustang with four 4" Infiniti speakers between the doors and dash, two 6x9 Alpines in boxes in the back, and a good but not too fancy Alpine head unit. Sounded killer, no need whatever for a sub or external amp if you value your hearing, and not that expensive overall, so I might try to do something similar when it's time for tunes again.
02-27-2007, 09:13 PM
91 - stock am/fm with stock speakers except one pioneer 5 1/4 :D
aiwa head unit
pioneer 5 1/4 2ways
kenwood dual cone 6x9s
two pairs of alpine tweeters
crossovers for all interior speakers
one alpine 200w rms 4ch amp
two alpine 200w rms mono amps
two 10" cerwin vega subs
2.4 farad cap
sounds freakin incredible
02-27-2007, 09:20 PM
JVC KD-LX111 Kameleon CD receiver (50watts X 4, 12 watts RMS X 4)
Power Acoustik OV4-600 4 channel amp (600watts max, 70 watts RMS X 4)
Cadence Sound CWM-6KIT 6-1/2" Component system, with 1" silk dome tweeter (200watts max, 100watts RMS)
Cadence Sound CWM-69 6" x 9" 3-way speaker (300watts max, 150watts RMS)
For more info and pics you can check out my audio page on CarDomain (http://www.cardomain.com/ride/731378/5)
02-28-2007, 12:25 AM
Kenwood something, plays mp3s and CDs
Boston Acoustics 3.5"
Rockford Fosgate 6.5" (free!)
2x Pioneer 12" in a bandpass
02-28-2007, 07:25 PM
JVC something, cd, mp3, sirius capable
Sony xplode 5 1/4's
Sony xplode 6x9's
Power Acoustik QV4-800
02-28-2007, 07:49 PM
sony explode head unit
6.5" mb quarts in doors
5x8 jensens in rear deck
soon to be 2 10" rockford fosgates in trunk with 600 watt amp
03-01-2007, 01:18 AM
My truck has:
HU: JVC cd/mp3 player that I've had for like 6 years. No problems at all
dash: 1" tweeters I had laying around from something with the crossovers
door: stock GM speakers
sub: 10" JL with the center cap missing, run from a 90w Alpine amp.
Overall sounds amazingly good given the random bs it has and the fact the center of the sub is completely gone. My dog stood on it and it ripped the glue out like 5 years ago.
03-05-2007, 09:16 AM
Hey, this seems like a thread where I might actually be competitive. Heh...
Head Unit: Currently it's a JVC that I think is going bad on me. Something about running 2-ohm speakers off of it and being merciless... As of this posting it's getting replaced by some high-end Pioneer head unit. This one features a motorized faceplate, a full-color display, three 5V pre-outs, and MOFSET 22x4 RMS. My amp should love this thing. The JVC only had one weak-ass pre-out, and using it caused me to lose my fade.
Front: Infinity Reference 5x7 2-ways. I will shortly be upgrading to Kappa 5x7s, as soon as this guy gets them ordered for me...
Rear: Infinity Kappa 6x9 3-ways. These are fabulous speakers and I recommend them to anybody. The bass is stupid-deep and the treble is crystal clear.
Amplifier: Blaupunkt GTA: 4 Special. It's rated at 55x4 watts RMS at 4-ohms, and 85x4 watts at 2-ohms. That's why I'm upgrading the fronts to Kappas... so I can have 85x4 watts RMS.
Subwoofer? Again, as soon as the guy gets it ordered. I'm planning on an Infinity Basslink 10" subwoofer with its own 200-watt amplifier.
So how am I doing so far? I'm not installing any of it myself, but I'm definitely learning a lot about car audio as I go along.
03-05-2007, 02:04 PM
Planed setup: (Everything is already bought) 3 tvs ( 2 7" and one 8" touch screen, dell computer 1.8 ghz dvd burner and 250gb hard drive) I will have a 7.1 creative surround system with a direct ipod hook up (docking station) all costin around $500 its a beautiful thing
03-06-2007, 08:12 AM
There's my new head unit.
03-06-2007, 10:53 AM
pantherp74's setup is quite nice i seen it in person
03-19-2007, 06:12 PM
Last summer I went through 3 boxes to find the right one.
Panasonc CQD 7003???? Indash DVD player
Kick Panels Pods in custom fiberglass enclosure
with 4 inch pioneers
Door 6x8s are stock for now
Rear Deck I have 2 Pioneer 6x9 4 ways
Subs in the trunk i got 4 10" Premiers all subs in a divided sealed box.
2x Kenwood KAC 8152D amps 1100watts each powering the subs
and a Pioneer 300 watt amp powering my rear speakers
This summer interior will be finished up with 6x8s in the doors and a center speaker all being ran off of amps... future plans will be having the subs right on the rear deck with a c pillar wall.
Has anybody done any big custom jobs yet?
BTW Panther74 you are gonna love the poioneer deck i used to have the 5800mp and was the most customizble deck I have ever owned. Also if you have any questions on installing your car audio let me know.
03-19-2007, 10:42 PM
'03 - Kenwood Excelon KDC-X789 head unit, stock everything else
'84 - Kenwood something or other, don't know about everything else. Sounds stockish.
03-19-2007, 11:17 PM
Pioneer DEH-1600, basic $100-$120 Deck, still working well but need an aux input
6" Blaupunkt in the Doors
6"x9" Blaupunkt in the rear
I've had the same setup in my zephyr, marquis, and probe. I think Im going to upgrade some time in the future, step up in quality a bit.
For those in the know - any opinions on a Blaupunkt London MP37 (http://www.crutchfield.com/S-t1p7r8kPMjX/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=300&tab=essential_info&i=023LONDON#Tab)
03-20-2007, 09:53 AM
I would give a thumbs down to that Blaupunkt. It seems pretty stripped, with only three EQ presets. I don't even think it has a manually-adjustable EQ. Plus, only 2v preouts?
The JVC head unit I just burned out had five EQ presets, a manual bass/treble adjuster, and a single 2.5v preout. And it was only $120.
And thanks for the thumbs-up, danbran... I'm very pleased with the head unit so far; it does everything I could want.
03-20-2007, 05:21 PM
HU: Pioneer Ph3600 W/ Sub out
Speakers: Sony Xplod 3way 6x9 and 6x8's
Sub: 2 Rockford Fosgate 10's
Amp: 200w Jensen Amp from circa 1996
03-20-2007, 08:31 PM
4 inch alpine type s front
6x9 alpine type r rear
aiwa junk ass head unit
and when I really wanna hear sweet music, i let my pipes sing.
03-21-2007, 09:19 AM
Hey nitroracer Blaupinkt does make a decent head unit. I would really reccomend going for somethign higher up though. spending an extra $50-75 does make a world of difference. But it also really depends on what type of music you listen to at that. Deffinatley look for somethign with maybe a 3v preout. or shop around and try some other decks out maybe Pioneer, Eclipse and Kenwood all have decent decks at great prices. Best bet is go into bestbuy or a car audio place and throw one of your cds in a deck and mess around with it, make sure you like the controls and the sound it gives out aswell.
03-21-2007, 11:10 AM
I am happy with the pioneer I have now, I was just trying to find something newer with a 1/8" input so I don't have to carry all my cd's around anymore. Thanks for the info.
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