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Old 07-16-2007, 04:46 PM
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Alright guys...some suggrstions please...

It was a decent summer bowling, and I've decided to spend some money upgrading the stereo in the car. I have in my posession a Rockford Fosgate Punch 400.4 (50w x 4 channel RMS) amplifier in good working order.

I am leaning towards JL cleansweep and keeping the headunit, but I am not set in stone about that. I would like to add at least an AUX input, if not a CD changer (mp3 capability). An aftermarket head unit would give me all this and more, and would negate the need for the JL and changer, but I am not too amped (pun intended) about the putting in the metra fascia. Plus, I like my wheel controls, and the PAC unit I used in my M3 works like ***.

In my previous vehicle I used 2 channels of this amp to drive one 12" sub, and the other two channels to drive the full range speakers. Thare was more than enough bass and volume for me.

I plan on replacing the door and rear deck speakers as part of this.

That's enough random thoughts....what would you do? I'm willnig to spend $1000 on this, but dont need to.
 
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:07 PM
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My best advice, don't skimp on the deck or wiring, that's going to affect sound quality more than most anything, as for speakers that's a preferance thing and cost issue.... I'm personally a big fan of Harmon Kardon or Fosgate Component systems.... there's my random thoughts
 
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:20 PM
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The cleansweep gives you an aux input. You push on the button that controls the volume to switch over to it. I did not have the shop extend the hookup for it on my car simply because I'd never use it.
 
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:59 PM
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any thoughts on using the cleansweep vs. replacing the head unit? How good of a head unit would I have to buy to get the sound quality that the clean sweep provides?
 
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ORIGINAL: smaglik

any thoughts on this unit?

http://www.cardomain.com/item/ORI27306

and the craigslist ad

http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/ele/368611958.html
price dosen't seem 2 bad on craigslist, but the specs of that sub seem................ over rated
 
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Price 2 doesn't seem bad at all.... and according to cardomain his specs are correct..... Looks like it sells for $300.00 new.

http://www.cardomain.com/item/ORI27306
 
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Forgot to mention, the only thing that bothers me about that is I would want to test/hear the sub before I bought it.... the whole cash or money order only thing is skechy...
 
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I would get a JBL BP1200.1 and run one 12" JL W7...But i would also buy a new head unit (Pioneer..the best for sub control and all other output controls) and get some good tweets and mids...cuz you'll definately have the bass covered....I wish I had a stack to spend
 
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Ohhh and get an Optima Yellow Top....upgrade the three major ground points of electrical system....
 

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