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Old 02-19-2010, 09:02 PM   #1
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My project - accomplished. Opinions?

I have a 1997 Mitsuubishi Eclipse GS-T Spyder. My dad, boyfriend and I took out my backseats (afterall - they suck...) and took my dad's system out; which contained: 4 10" subs (DB+ by Kenwood) and stuck it in the place of the back seats. We also got some plywood and cut out 4 extra spots. In the 4 spots I have 2 Sony Xplod's 5 and a quarter in diameter (small, but by far the best speakers. I recommend them!) and 2 cheap ass speakers I plan on replacing... At a measurement of 6 X 9. Still have the two Infinity stocks in the back panels, and two shitty speakers in the front that I plan on replacing. Then, mounted on each side of the sub box I have 2 Kenwood 5 channel amps, 1200 watts each. As for the radio, I have a brand new Sony XPlod, which is very good, and only 100 bucks at wal mart! Great way to save money and have a great radio that has an aux plug in. So, with all that said, what speakers should i use to replace the crappy speakers I have? I was thinking either more Sony Xplods or Pioneers. I will post the pics of them up as soon as possible. I know Sony isn't the best of all brands, but I'm going to college and I'm on a budget.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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Re: My project - accomplished. Opinions?

i did same thing in my capri convertible. you will want to make something to "hide" them. I have a hard top for the winter and in the summer i have a bubble cover with at wall i made to hide it all..here are some pics of it. they are older but you get the idea.









As for speakers, get the ones that sound the best to you. regardless of brand or price they have to sound nice to you and no one else! they cant see them anyways do no one knows unless you tell them
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:27 AM   #3
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Re: My project - accomplished. Opinions?

Working in the car audio field for over 10 years, I highly recommend Pioneer speakers to anyone on a budget. Priced comparably to Kenwood and Sony, the Pioneers have waaaay better bass response than Kenwood, and are definitely more reliable than Sony.

Post some pics so we can see your progress!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:52 AM   #4
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Ok! I have some pics of it.
I know that Sony's are cheap, but for cheap speakers they sound very very good...
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:55 AM   #5
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Here they are.
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:43 AM   #6
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I think I would have to agree I like pioneer speakers they are loud as hell! My buddy has a pioneer from wally world and I have an xplod I liked my Rockford Fosgate subs way better but sony will do.

Nice job on the car! How hard were those seats to put in?
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:57 AM   #7
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Those speakers look very nice behind the seat! i wish i knew a wink about audio.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:00 AM   #8
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Re: My project - accomplished. Opinions?

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Those speakers look very nice behind the seat! i wish i knew a wink about audio.
I pulled all my stereo stuff out of the car.. kind of miss it, now I bring a little radio to plug in on long drives

OP, how much additional weight did you add to the car? Those spiders are pigs stock.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:27 AM   #9
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Re: My project - accomplished. Opinions?

The seats were pretty easy, actually. What the real hard part was, was putting the sub box in and making the four additional speakers stay. Before we added the extra shelf below the extra speakers, the box would move up on my front seats when I put the brakes on, and was very unstable. Once, I accelerated pretty hard and the box went flying back and broke off the plywood that was holding the extra speakers, so I had my speakers sitting behind the sub box.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:29 AM   #10
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Those speakers look very nice behind the seat! i wish i knew a wink about audio.
Thanks! And audio really isn't hard... The hard part is getting all the subs to be mono on a 5 channel amp. If I'm not mistaken, we had to use 4 or 5 audio splitters and 4 RCA cables. Luckily, it was a clean install and you can't tell.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:30 AM   #11
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I pulled all my stereo stuff out of the car.. kind of miss it, now I bring a little radio to plug in on long drives

OP, how much additional weight did you add to the car? Those spiders are pigs stock.
Shit... Ummm... Probably around an extra 100 or so pounds. The box isn't as heavy as it looks.
I did try to find a GSX, but the only one that was turbocharged was the GS-T Spyder... So I went with it.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:40 AM   #12
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Re: My project - accomplished. Opinions?

Well thats really cool I would really like to get some racing seats for my eclipse. I have a system in one of my DDs but I just grew out of them I liked them when I was younger but I like hearing a BOV way better!
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:42 AM   #13
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Ha! I love the sound of the bov... Sometimes I have to turn my radio off and listen to it.
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:51 AM   #14
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Re: My project - accomplished. Opinions?

Your amp did not have a 2 channel mode?

I always buy Mono Amps for the subs. My Punch amp is 600rms with 1000 peak. got it new for about 200.

for the rest of the speakers i will always run 2ch amps. you can get more power and cheaper to buy. just run the speakers in parallel for a 2ohm load and its just right. 150rms is all you really need for the mids and highs
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:25 AM   #15
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For the shitty speakers id personally go with MTX they might be a tad bit pricey, but if you shop around you just might find some good prices.
My bro has some on his Mk4 and they sound pretty sick.
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