The last and only car system I have had the pleasure of owning was in a 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am. "Julie" was the name of that car as I ABSOLUTELY swore that Pontiac made that car specifically for me. Man, did I love that car! Anyhoo, back to the system in her......I had some kind of head unit that was pretty powerful for an all-in-one head unit. Most likely a Pioneer, Sony or Kenwood. I really can't remember as that was many, many, many moons ago. Below that, I had a twelve band EQ. I kept the front speakers stock and replaced the rear deck speakers with two way 6"X9" Alpine speakers.
Holy Crap, did that system give me a lot of enjoyment! It had part to do with dumb luck with the synergy of the components and a lot to do with the F-Type body the TA had. Many great memories came from that system. There were times when folks would come up and ask where the sub was. I told them with the biggest shit-eatin' grin on my face that I had no sub.
Gary [TNRabbit] recently sold me a mint condition, brand new, out of the box Carver K-MOS 2200 amplifier. The one I was lucky enough to acquire is white and not black as shown in the picture below but it's the only photo I could find on the net today without looking too gawd awfully hard.....
Here's what I'm planning on using for power storage. A 1Mf cap.
*PLANS FOR CAP SCRAPPED*
Here's the speakers for the front doors. I'll have to figure out where I would like to mount the tweeters. The kit comes with flush, spider and pivot-type mounts. I'm kinda thinking about the swivel option right now.....yeah, the swivel option. I think that's what I will do.
*PURCHASED* DO NOT ORDER FROM THIS COMPANY, FYI!!!!
Go to page three of this thread to see why....
http://www.dealercostcaraudio.com/alpin ... nAodVzpLKQ
Today at BB, I came across one HELL of a deal for hookup crap. It may not have everything but it got me started down the path the right way and for CHEAP! I got this kit for $23.53, no shit. Apparently they are discontinuing the Rokford Fosgate line and I was the right guy at the right place at the right time. I might even go back to purchase the other kit they had to make a few bucks.....
The head unit/receiver I chose is an Alpine CDA-9887. I have already ordered this unit for $215.00 shipped to my door with extra accessories and the remote control. The remote is sort of stupid since the unit is easily within less than an arm distance from me when driving but it came with the deal, so I'm not at all ashamed. It might come in handy one day, who knows....
This unit has the normally optional Alpine PXA H-100 "Imprint" audio processor built into the unit. What that does is time correction and over 500 EQ settings to tailor the sound to the specific vehicle. I'm gonna have to hook it up to the laptop to really make it work its magic but it pretty much does the same thing the Velodyne SMS-1 does for my home rig, only for mobile audio.
Here's a link to the specs...
http://alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/pr ... l=CDA-9887
Now here's where I could use some advise or words of wisdom. This setup listed so far does not include speakers for the rear. What I have space for is 4"x6" speakers. I have been advised to just "let them go" and run without them. If I do go with them, apparently I will have either balance or fade and not both. I kinda want both to be honest with you but that may require another amplifier. To go with the same timbre, I will go with these Alpine speakers.
http://www.bizrate.com/car-speakers/alp ... 407724390/
Should I go ahead and plan on getting rear speakers or do you think what I have listed above is enough? What would you do? Just remember, I prefer accuracy and I DO NOT want to be the asshole who shakes everything within a three block radius. If I do get the rear speakers, what additional equipment would I need or what would you recommend?
The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to a good analogue reproduction.