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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-04-2004, 10:11 AM
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My old Town Car had Sony Xplod head unit, Infinity Reference speakers and 1,000W Legacy Saphire 4ch amp.

I wanted to go with a new setup in the Impala. I had 2 10's by Audiobahn and didn't like the way that sounded. I don't need a lot of bass. I'm mostly going for that crisp, clear sound. With some bass on a side too

Anyway, after doing some research, I've picked this out as my system for the Impala.

Headunit: Pioneer DEH-6500 ($200)

CD changer: 12 disk Pioneer changer

Front speakers: Infinity Kappa 462.5cfp ($95)

Rear speakers: Infinity Kappa 693.5i ($160)

Amp: Legacy Sapphire LA695

What do you think?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-04-2004, 04:25 PM
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i'd look into a better deck then just run your infinitys off of that. eclipse makes good decks, and the alpines are supposed to be really good aswell. i wouldn't get the rear speakers and take that money and get components for the front. get 6.5 components and make up the 1/2 inch things to mount the speakser in the stock location in the door. i've always liked the sound of jl subs, actually i have a pair i could sell ya. get yourself a nice amp for the subs and you'll be very happy with your system. 6x9 with subs in the back just don't help anything. if you want to buy from the net, i suggest ebay. i've saved a ton buying audio stuff off there.
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-04-2004, 05:17 PM
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Camel, I don't want to go with subs in my car. I had Infinity Reference on my old Lincoln and they sounded VERY NICE. Infinity Kappas should sound even better, no?

As for the head unit goes, I can't really spend over $200-250 on the head unit. Alpines usually start at $300 (decent ones).

My friend had Pioneer head unit in his car and never had a problem with it. I think it's worth a shot [img]graemlins/.gif[/img]
 
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-04-2004, 08:37 PM
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i see what your sayin, i really think a quality deck will work out alot better then an amp on your speakers. and i'd really get those 6.5's instead of the 4x6's. infinity does make good speakers though.
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-05-2004, 01:19 AM
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Go for the Infinity Kapaa 6 1/2' Components in the front doors and make Hacks door template for them. Here's the link: (Click on the pics to enlarge).
Hacks Door speaker templates

I Would NOT Attempt to run Infinity Kapaa Speakers off the headunit alone! The Kapaa's like to see at around 50 watts RMS Running thru them and that's Twice what a head unit alone puts out! Put a 4-Way amp on the Kappa's! This way you can also use the built in Crossovers in the amp for the front speakers (Between 100 to 150 Hz) If you dont intend to use a sub at all in your system, Just run the 6X9's at full range (No Crossover point) If you dont like the amp idea and go ahead with just running all 4 speakers with the head unit, Go with the Infinity reference series again! That line of speakers were made for good factory replacements!We have 4 Of them in the wifes 93 Roadmaster with the factory stereo. They dont take much power to drive them and they still sound great! Slap a pair of 100Hz "Bass Blockers" On The fronts and your done! BTW, I can tell you that the plastic factory 4X6 Speaker holders in the front doors will have to be modified (With a dremel) In order to fit a set of 4X6 Infinity Kappa Plate speakers in them! The magnets are to large for the plastic holders that mount to the doors (Im speaking from experience here). Whatever speakers/Amp setup you buy, Get them on E-Bay! I Bought all 4 Of my Kapaa's, My Alpine 5 Way Amp, Alpine head unit and 2-8" Kicker Free Air Subs Off of E-Bay And Saved About $500.00 Doing So! I Dont Require "Metal Rattling" Bass either!.....Mike
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-05-2004, 09:46 AM
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Just an fyi, there really is no head unit that will put out more than about 10 watts/channel, no matter what the brand. Anyone says anything else, they are puffin ya.
To get anymore power requires a power supply, which will generally not fit in a head unit.

Peter
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-05-2004, 03:12 PM
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Hmm, Interesting So what your saying is that all manufacturer's that are quoting between 23-25 Watts RMS (Not peak) are basically Lying and Falsely Advertising their headunits Correct? This Alpine head unit So far is the only one I Have seen that requires you to wire it Directly to a Battery with a 10 Gauge wiring kit but it puts out 27 Watts RMS continuous 4-channel power.
....Mike
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-05-2004, 03:19 PM
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Hmmmm....thanks for the imput guys!

Ok, so how about this setup...?

Alpine CD Reciever

Front: Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.1

Rear: Infinity Kappa 6x9

All powered by 1000w Legacy 4ch amp

Let me know what you guys think.

Thanks.
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-05-2004, 04:46 PM
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get yourself a little jbl 4 channel amp off ebay and get good quality and at about the same price. atleast with a better name amp you know its going to put out the power it says its going to. my bp 1200 will do atleast 1200 wrms into a 1 or 2 ohm load. sometimes as high as 1400wrms at 1 ohm. or phoenix gold makes good amps. they are all over the place on ebay.
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-05-2004, 09:22 PM
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So I'm still a little not clear on this...

If I go with 6.5" component speakers in the front door, I can't use 6x9 in the rear deck and have to get a sub for the trunk?

OR

Can I just get 6.5" component speakers for the front door and get 6x9 for the rear deck and amp them to a 4ch amp?

I'm trying to avoid subs in the trunk by any means possible.

Thanks.
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