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Old 04-04-2009, 12:29 PM
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$35 sound system

The picture shows the most visible part of my system. These are the 12inch speaker enclosures that I fabricated=$0. The amp is 3yrs old. I took it out of my daily driver, so essentially also $0. The rear deck has 150watt 4x6 Pioneers. They were installed when I bought the car. So again $0. I'm using the factory front speaker that are in the kick panels. Amazingly they work quite well, without blowing. Again $0. All of this system comes from a $35 RCA Pearl mp3 player with fm. tuner. Granted, this is not a competition grade system, but it is incredibly crisp and clear with just enough bass for what I listen to (Metal). I have the gain turned down to just under half on the amp. This is so I don't blow the front speakers. The speakers that are in the enclosures are 100watt 6ohm Pioneers from an old rack stereo. I know, I know, you're not suppose to do that. I'm running these off a cross-over inside the enclosures, which only utilizes the lower frequencies. This is to offset the mid and high of the other speakers.

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Old 04-14-2009, 06:05 PM
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Whatever works for you.

PS, the picture is tiny.
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Reminds me of the setup I put together for my '60 Fintail a few years back. Not wanting to hack up my interior, or display expensive audio gear for thieves, I placed an old pair of 2-way 50-watt, Japanese Kraco cube speakers ($10 at a yard-sale) on the rear floor. They're driven off a compact 100-watt amp (donated by a friend) hidden behind the dash, with only a lighted toggle-switch ($3 from WalMart) visible to activate the system. Cabled to the amp is a Panasonic walkman-style cassette-radio, or Panasonic portable CD player ($9 for the pair at a local thrift-store). Both players sit in the tray between the front seats, and can be hidden under the arm-rest or locked in the trunk, though these days I think most theives are lookng for something more contemporary and valuable. Havent got into the MP3 or satellite-radio thing yet, though either unit, or anything with a headphone-jack, can be cabled to my amp.
Sounds pretty good, with enough 'punch' to hear over the ambient noise in a 49 year-old car.

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Old 05-12-2009, 03:15 PM
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The picture shows the most visible part of my system. These are the 12inch speaker enclosures that I fabricated=$0. The amp is 3yrs old. I took it out of my daily driver, so essentially also $0. The rear deck has 150watt 4x6 Pioneers. They were installed when I bought the car. So again $0. I'm using the factory front speaker that are in the kick panels. Amazingly they work quite well, without blowing. Again $0. All of this system comes from a $35 RCA Pearl mp3 player with fm. tuner. Granted, this is not a competition grade system, but it is incredibly crisp and clear with just enough bass for what I listen to (Metal). I have the gain turned down to just under half on the amp. This is so I don't blow the front speakers. The speakers that are in the enclosures are 100watt 6ohm Pioneers from an old rack stereo. I know, I know, you're not suppose to do that. I'm running these off a cross-over inside the enclosures, which only utilizes the lower frequencies. This is to offset the mid and high of the other speakers.
I'm all for low buget installs! Great job!

You didn't say what your amp was or how it was rated for power, but 6-ohm speakers shouldn't present a problem...

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