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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-02-2003, 03:27 PM
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Ok guys, with the SS down the RM is my daily driver, and the difference in stereos is killing me...

I was originally thinking of doing a full-blown DVD system for the wagon, but budget just isn't there... so here are the requirments, I'd like your input on both components and locations:

1) Has to sound as good (or better) than the Impala system

2) Has to allow for the 3rd row seat to still be used for adult seating

3) Has to play MP3s, and well.

4) The less of the system that's visible the better.


The Impala system is as follows:
2 6.5" Alpine R-series component speakers
2 6x9 Alpine R-series coax speakers (rear)
2 JL Audio 10IB4 10" free-air subs in baffle board in trunk
1 Jl Audio 250/1 amp powering the subs
1 Alpine 4x60 RMS amp powering the interior speakers
1 Alpine head unit (7894 I believe, plays MP3s).
1 Alpine 12-disc CD-Changer

Thanks!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-02-2003, 05:22 PM
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what you have is cool if you want to stay with the same stuff for the wagon, and di you want to lose your storage area??? I have a 12" lj audio w3 in the left storage area, I still have a spare mounted and have the amp and power distribution block behind the spare and mounted on a board screwed to the spare tire brace, i hava a hot set up 400watt amp mounted to the brace where the power door module is next to the storage, you can drop the storage door for the sub to play or you can port the little package area tray ad let it breath through there, i had to keep all my space back there because my daughter sits back there, I mada a false floor in the footwell to stora tools that use to live in the left storage area, good luck
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-02-2003, 06:28 PM
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hmm... that sounds like a pretty decent setup... does the one 12 put out enough bass though? given the sedan took two 10s to have good bass I was expecting to need at least 2 12s for the much larger interior of the wagon...
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-02-2003, 08:50 PM
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I got just about the same alpine stuff in my wagon. Plus the XBox and 3 monitors- 2 headrests -one dropdown mounted in the rear door of the wagon. (picked it all up on ebay for less than a grand.)Stay with what you like and have- just add it to the wagon. Then put an inverter and a monitor or 2 in the SS and switch out the XBOX- PS2- game station/DVD player when you want to use the other car.
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2003, 11:46 AM
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92RMW, what do you have in the wagon for your sub set-up?
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2003, 05:28 PM
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yeah the bass is cool, I listen to all types of music and am pretty happy with it I was actually really shocked, I get the ghetto bass, the full bass from my jazz, and the deep rock mid bass( P.O.D,Linkin Park etc.)

More than enough, and I used to have a sound off car it is cool, sometimes I want more or wonder what if but I remember why I set it up like this in the first place, so i guess if you want more you have more than enough room to do it, my buddy has 4 tens across the back , and i got another buddy who has 2-15inch kicker solo barics, so you can put all you want in these things but you really need to decide what it is you want and what is acceptable to you.
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2003, 05:30 PM
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oh yeah crispix posted pix of the intial set up once I finished it that night it is more refined now and wirte run much different. so I guess you can do a search for storage area sub. I think that was it
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2003, 05:39 PM
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the title was left storage area sub and it was in the wagon section and the pics are still there, it was the rough setup but the sub is now carpeted and the door has perforated aluminum covered in the blue mesh for speakers. it is cleaner but at first my whole thing was to hide all the stuff. The head unit is cool to, I think quite a few peopel are using that one or the deh47, I bought the deh77 because it has the three outs for fr,rr,sub and has internal x=over controls or external controls, plus as the a/v input if you use the ip-bus adaptor, i actually made mine so i can use the playstation/dvd/camera input. good luck
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2003, 06:21 PM
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Ok, so I picked up a Jl 12W3 v2 cheap today [img]smile.gif[/img]

I saw the pics on the other thread of your original install... would you have any pics/directions/dimensions for the cover you eventually made? I don't want to keep taking the door on/off to listen to the stereo so I'd just go ahead and make a cover at the time of install...

Also, the RM seems to have this little vented-looking area on the doors just ahead of the locks and all that almost looks like a tweeter location... in the Impala I used the 6.5" templates to mount the woofs and tweets together in the bottom door area since it lacks that area... anybody know?

Other thought was maybe putting 6.5 components in the rear as well instead of 6x9s... maybe the woofers in the 6x9 locations somehow and tweeters in the mid doors in that little area if it fits...
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-08-2003, 07:17 PM
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Also, the RM seems to have this little vented-looking area on the doors just ahead of the locks and all that almost looks like a tweeter location... in the Impala I used the 6.5" templates to mount the woofs and tweets together in the bottom door area since it lacks that area... anybody know?
The Roadmaster has "factory" component speakers (I believe 5.25" midbass in same spot as the SS front speaker, tweeter behind that grille in front of the door lock etc). Not GOOD factory component speakers mind you [img]smile.gif[/img] , but components none-the-less.

And yes, this means you can easily retrofit quite a few aftermarket component speakers in there without having to hack up the door panel. I know that Pimpin' RM on this forum (Trevor Gould) here locally did that a couple months ago in his 95 RM Sedan.
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