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Old 02-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #26
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I believe the power wire in the Camaro is 2ga, I would do 0ga from the battery to your distribution block, then 4ga to your amps.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:54 PM   #27
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I can look after the electrical part, but I am having a tough time deciding on the speakers and the amps
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:55 PM   #28
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also dont forget sound deadening, Most neglect to do this and suffer in the end.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:56 PM   #29
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Im a diehard JL loyalist, but there is much better out there for cheaper.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:00 PM   #30
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I However will never use anything else!
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:02 PM   #31
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Here is what 8k will get you

Pair of 12 inch Subs Hertz High Energy HX300s

Pair of Hertz High Energy HT25 Tweets

Pair of Hertz High Energy HV165L 6.5 inch mids

Pair of Hertz DCX690 6x9

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Old 02-17-2012, 08:04 PM   #32
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If you have $10k to spend on just equipment...you do not want just 1 - 5 channel amp. I would run 10 to 12 separate channels if I could...

Do lots of research or you're going to waste your money....it doesn't matter how much you spend on equipment. If the install is garbage, it will sound like garbage.

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Old 02-17-2012, 08:05 PM   #33
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Love this Install!!!
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:05 PM   #34
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I have a budged of about $10k, And I am not a bigg audiophile. Can you experts tell/recommend me the best thing that kind of money can buy. I would be against the idea of replacing my Head unit cuz I am planning to use my iPad 3 (Launches on Mar 7th) for playing all kinds of music.

Please recommend me the ALL the parts I need, I plan to install these my selves so even labor is not included for that budget.

I really appreciate your help.

I know much about RF and JL Audio, but has anyone tested both of them out? From what I have read, this is what I understand. RF is over rated and JL Audio is over priced. IS that really true?

yeah, you're NOT an audiophile and you want to spend $10k on a system.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:26 PM   #35
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I'm goin with hertz as well total 1k over indpowr at 9k. Just a few differences from his. Should be out the shop by Friday. I'll post pics of that once done. 10k is plenty to put good sound on.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:07 PM   #36
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I love JL Audio! Thats what im using in my Car. I have the JL stealthbox 3 10's, JL 1200/1, JL 600/4, Alpine KTX-CMO, Alpine INA-W900BT, JL 6X9'S, JL 6 1/2 componesnts in the door, and sail panels, and i replaced the 3 1/2 cener channel speaker in the dash.
Hey Kevinshawnm,

I am replacing my speakers with JL as well. I'm undecided on replacing the 6x9's or going 6.5's on the rear deck. Thoughts??? Why did you go with 6x9's? I have 2 10" subs as well.

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:08 AM   #37
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Im using the JL C2-690TX for rear fill, Its a clean sounding 6x9. They pair well with the JL C2-650 Components im using in the doors and sail panel. The 6x9's have great bass response, not muddy like you may think. I thought if i went with 6 1/2's in the rear deck the Subwoofer's would knock them out of phase. I Guess you could probably use a 6 1/2 coax with some sort of baffle.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:18 AM   #38
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OP as far as purchasing gear, make sure you're using authorized dealers, Stay away from grey market gear as you will not get a manufacturer warranty . Lots of great vendors on the C5 forum that are a lot more knowledgable than me.

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:21 AM   #39
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Macintosh amps, Dynaudio components, Critcal Mass subs(not the cheaper ones), and whatever high end head unit/signal processors suit your taste.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:14 AM   #40
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Im using the JL C2-690TX for rear fill, Its a clean sounding 6x9. They pair well with the JL C2-650 Components im using in the doors and sail panel. The 6x9's have great bass response, not muddy like you may think. I thought if i went with 6 1/2's in the rear deck the Subwoofer's would knock them out of phase. I Guess you could probably use a 6 1/2 coax with some sort of baffle.
Thanks, not sure what you mean by "out of phase" but to be safe I'll just go with the 6x9's. What do you think of the JL C5 series of speakers? Would I be wasting my money??? I would be powering them with an older Alpine V Series amp 75w x 4 peak (50w RMS). I haven't actually heard them but from many on here the tweeters aren't harsh, which is what I'm looking for.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:17 AM   #41
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You're on the wrong forum asking this question. You might get a few gems, but more likely haters and folks who have no concept of how to spend $10k in car audio.

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Old 02-18-2012, 04:41 PM   #42
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JL makes some good stuff. It really depends on what kind of setup you are wanting. You want loud or you want sound good? If you want sound good I wouldn't go all JL. With a $10k budget you could have something pretty nice. I see you are from Prattville. Wish I still lived up that way I would hook you up. Drive down to Montgomery and listen to some stuff. I don't know if he still has a shop but there was a guy named called Byrd that had a shop on the Atlanta highway that knows his stuff pretty good. Also I'm sure you know of CKR. Not the biggest fan of them but they sell quite a bit of product and Jimmy's of course.

Btw can't go wrong with Dynaudio! Shoot me a pm or something and I will see if I can help you figure out what you are wanting to do.

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Old 02-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #43
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I say use Audison/hertz but step it up and go with the higher lne of speakers. 1 set of the Mille 3 ways, and 2 sets of the mille 2 ways and custom door panel pods, custom kick pods and custom back deck to house all the components and then build a trick custom sub box and amp rack like indpowr suggested.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:54 PM   #44
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My intent is not to insult you but if you have the ability to properly install $10,000 worth of stereo this would not be a question you would ask.The greatest equipment will sound so so if it is not properly installed and will be a waste of your money.I would like to add ill be glad to talk to you on the phone and help you anyway i can,its not teribly hard but there are some guidlines to follow.Give Hybrid audio a look as well as criticalmass on our website and if i can help you give me a call anytime.
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I would look into doing Focal or JL Audio
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:27 AM   #46
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Peter can you post more pictures of your car?
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:27 AM   #47
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I have a budged of about $10k, And I am not a bigg audiophile. Can you experts tell/recommend me the best thing that kind of money can buy. I would be against the idea of replacing my Head unit cuz I am planning to use my iPad 3 (Launches on Mar 7th) for playing all kinds of music.

Please recommend me the ALL the parts I need, I plan to install these my selves so even labor is not included for that budget.

I really appreciate your help.

I know much about RF and JL Audio, but has anyone tested both of them out? From what I have read, this is what I understand. RF is over rated and JL Audio is over priced. IS that really true?

With only 17 posts and no photos of your car? I think this is a troll.
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You really want to spend $10k and NOT upgrade your head unit? I'm with AustinJames on this one. Spend 2k. NOT upgrading your head unit is the single biggest mistake you can make... audiophile or not.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:43 PM   #49
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Not all shops will rape you if you walk in and say you want to spend $10k. Especially those that want to earn waaaay more money from you - over a span of years.

And an HD900/5 will run a 12W7 just fine. It won't push it as loud as it goes, but at 38.73 volts, I would be hard pressed to tell a difference between that and their HD1200/1.

Keeping the stock headunit CAN still deliver quite good sound, especially with a good integration processor, look at Todd Crowder's (TCA) Camaro, for instance! And if you are using the iPad as your primary source, you can feed it directly into a processor and then the stock headunit has no affect on the sound at all when the iPad is in play.

As far as what you should do....THAT is a question that would be hard to get a proper answer to in a non face-to-face situation. If you're willing to spend that much, enjoy the drive down our facility, and we can do something for you. We have done some iPads and can make it look nice. And I have to agree with Hendrix Engineering entirely that a proper install will make or break the overall results. Consider seriously if you want to do this. Not saying you can't, or even shouldn't, but how much value you reap on your $ spent will be greatly affected by product choice, installation, and tuning. Taking that further, the WRONG "great gear" won't give you the results you are wanting versus a different mix of similar (or even lesser) gear chosen with more care towards delivering you those specific goals. Which is part of why I say it's always better, especially at that price, to design a system in person, with the people who will be actually DOING the work. Even if you do do it all, spend some time with a shop who routinely does work of this caliber, so that they can design and provide the right solution, and help you with the tuning when its complete.
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