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02-11-2013 10:39 PM
Njk570
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Originally Posted by RS-wagon View Post
well the equipment is just as good as the install. I have seen and heard the best money could buy sound like dog sh!t and cheap stuff sound great. It was the install.
I guess I am old school but I still run Alpine, JL Audio speakers and subs, PPI amps ( Art and older series only) and Audio Control processors. I do have some other stuff, US Amps ( Fl made stuff only) Kenwood. I have used this stuff for 20+ years in competition has done me right. even taking me to a SQ world championship.

I would however put Audiobahn in the stay away category, nothing but pure crap sold at pawn shops, flea markets and appliance stores.

But it is just my opinion.

Tim
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Originally Posted by alaskanzx5 View Post
i agree, almost any equipment can sound good if done right.
And i agree as well. As i said on the first page of the thread. =]
02-11-2013 04:00 PM
alaskanzx5 i agree, almost any equipment can sound good if done right.
02-11-2013 02:49 PM
RS-wagon well the equipment is just as good as the install. I have seen and heard the best money could buy sound like dog sh!t and cheap stuff sound great. It was the install.
I guess I am old school but I still run Alpine, JL Audio speakers and subs, PPI amps ( Art and older series only) and Audio Control processors. I do have some other stuff, US Amps ( Fl made stuff only) Kenwood. I have used this stuff for 20+ years in competition has done me right. even taking me to a SQ world championship.

I would however put Audiobahn in the stay away category, nothing but pure crap sold at pawn shops, flea markets and appliance stores.

But it is just my opinion.

Tim
02-05-2013 01:25 PM
bluebullet I got all alpine :)
02-05-2013 01:17 PM
02Zetechse correct we all do have opinions.... I look it as more of : Hey buy this 120 dollar car with low miles, they seem quite dependable instead of , hey buy this 1500 car its got a fresh paintjob , high miles and used a quart a week of oil


I am just speaking from my own experiences... I went through alot of cheap subs before i spent the money on a higher quality sub , the cost was within $20 of the cheap subs but it had more durability ...a 1 1/4" voice coil compared to a 2.5" plus the ability to recone the subwoofer instead of pitching it to purchase another
02-04-2013 11:25 PM
Njk570
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Originally Posted by 02Zetechse View Post
I have to disagree, Id rather see someone new buy a good quality competition brand and get a good quality product that will take abuse of a newbie who thinks the gain is a volume knob .

We know you didnt make the list, we are just adding current information to this list to better educate consumers
I must say ill agree to disagree with you. It's like telling a kid who just turned sixteen to buy the most expensive car out there for his first car. Not very logical. But that's just my opinion, and you obviously have yours.
02-04-2013 09:37 PM
02Zetechse even the budget minded person can go with Audio Technix , Obsidian, Sundown, ect, entry level subs all under $200 that will kick kicker or sonys ass any day of the week
02-04-2013 09:29 PM
Jeffrosilver07 I totally agree with Zetec regarding starting with better equipment or at least knowing that better equipment is out there. I know everyone has different needs and wants (not to mention budgets) for their systems. Me personally it is more then just a hobby. I actually really enjoy all types of music and want it to sound as good as it possible can in a mobile environment.

I understand you didn't make the list and was not bashing it in anyway shape or form. It is an excellent list for someone to start researching different brands and finding out what is out there. We simply were just adding some competition brands for people to research as well.

And on a side note to your comment about not being satisfied with what you currently have.....yeah it doesn't end. There is always something new and different that can be added or changed or tweaked. :)
02-04-2013 06:37 PM
02Zetechse I have to disagree, Id rather see someone new buy a good quality competition brand and get a good quality product that will take abuse of a newbie who thinks the gain is a volume knob .

We know you didnt make the list, we are just adding current information to this list to better educate consumers
02-04-2013 12:00 AM
Njk570 Again......I didnt make the list! This was an old list from 2005 i believe. A lot has changed since then. There's a BOAT LOAD of car audio companies, but you all know as well as i do, majority of these people have never heard of a lot of those names. This list was meant for people that really didn't have any knowledge at car audio. I wouldn't recommend higher SQ and Competition brands to someone who just wants to get started on car audio. It might be a hobby they really are'nt into in the end. Best to work your way up from the bottom to the top in my opinion . I mean ive went to a very low end, Bazooka amp and a single 12" Pioneer woofer and i even thought that was amazing, and i slowly learned as i got older that there are much bigger and better things out there. Now i have 2 Rockford Fosgate t-2500 powering two audioque 18s....and im still not satisfied. ;]
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