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Hello, I have a 2006 Ford Focus zx3. A friend of mine has a 15'' Memphis sub with a memphis amp. He said he would sell both to me for $250 (its slightly used). This sounds like a good deal, but I don't have the money to buy that and a new head unit at the same time. Can I hook the sub up to the stock cd player, and will it sound ok or like shit?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!
 

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You can do it with no problem. Or at least have someone who knows stereo equipment do it with no problem. It requires getting a line out converter, which I know nothing more than that. That's why it's great to have friends! It'll sound great, but of course an aftermarket deck would make it even sound better.
 

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unless the amp has high level inputs you need a LOC like stated above
here is the better ones for the money. http://www.gooddeals18.com/product/SNI35?meta=FRG i use these on all my installs requiring one.
there will be to little knobs on the back. just like gains on the amp. turn them up all the way to the right. then down 1/8 of turn. they came turned all the way down. wire it into one of you rear speakers
 

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Thanks a bunch, that was one of the questions stopping me. Would it be easy to do myself or should I pay someone to do it? It requires running a cable under the carpet correct? Something I wouldn't want to mess up trying it myself.
 

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yea you have to run a power cable from the battery to the amp. this requires gong thru the firewall with it. i would recommend finding a a local stereo shop to do the install for you. they will also already have the LOC so there would be nothing more for you to purchase seperate. just make sure the installer is MECP certified and it comes with a warranty on the labor
 

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Thanks bro, now I'm looking at a in-dash head unit, but I'd feel guilty if I didn't get a DVD playing one, but damn they are still really expensive. Anyone know a good site with better prices than best buy or circuit city?
 

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Get a certified installer to do the work if you unsure/hesitant about doing the work yourself. It might end up costing you double if you mess it up yourself.
 

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woofersetc.com onlinecarstereo.com
 

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I had to get the power wire ran in my car---i payed the guy at Cicuit City 10bucks--- then again i had an aftermarket deck and i ran the others wires myself -- but check Circuit City or Best buy --- they shouldnt charge too much
 

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Thanks again! Been checking these forums alot, but this is the first time I posted. You guys rock!
 

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Best buy and Circuit city i both think charge 40 dollars for the install of a sub/amp combo but that doesnt include wire or any of the other hardware. My sub in my svt is hooked up to my stock unit, and is by FAR the best sounding system i have ever had in any of my 6 previous cars.
 

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IMO the best DVD indash for the money would be the AVH-P4000DVD. I found one brand new off ebay for $375. It was a piece of cake to install and it is O so nice. Best $375 I have ever spent. Pioneer is prob the best products for stereos out there.
 

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i had a guy put in a rca jack in the back of my stock radio some kind of converter i believe it was. It worked great didn't really have to worry about anyone stealing it.
 
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