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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010 Thread Starter
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Aftermarket stereo question

Hey guys and gals, I didn't go with the premium package because I didn't want to pay an extra 3 grand for the shaker 1000, but now it's time to put in some aftermarket sound components. Do y'all think the base 5.0 needs an amp to run a couple tens to the trunk? or are these new head units amped up already?

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You will need an amp.

Back in 05 i found a 250w Kentwood that had amp built in the was an easy hook up.

It rocked.but then, i had a shaker 500 to start with so i turned it into a "shaker 750"

To me just adding a sub in the back wont work as well on a base model becuase you are missing two extra dual mid range dirvers in the doors which put out enough thump (by themsleves) to make your jeans vibrate and insome cases..visibily move move around your ankle cuffs from the precussion.

You will DEFINATELY need an amp. id just go with 1 10' and maybe ad some more mid range some where if i could for best over all sound.

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Happy 4th! Ok, I don't have my baby yet but Husband and I did remove my system from my Z28. I worked at Rockford Fosgate at the time and we replaced everything. Have you checked out Crutchfield? They are a bit more $ BUT the quailty of help, phone or included instructions are worth it. I currently run a 450 Lightning Audio Amp for the two 10" Subs and a 850 for the other speakers. I have two crossovers, Digital Capacitor, and a Fused Distribution block. You WILL need a better battery, I use the red top Optima. Are you doing the install yourself? I just got the Shaker 1000. I need my music. I have a 6 CD changer, Sirius, Kenwood head unit that has a CD and uses a SD stick in the glovebox.
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I use an Infinity Basslink II. It's the whole setup all in one. A powered subwoofer. I like it pretty well. It's not going to "hit" like the shaker 1000 will, but it sounds good.

Bottom line, it's a 250w RMS 10" square sub, in it's own box. It's small enough that you can put it behind the wheel well and still have 90% of your trunk left. Although it's not the loudest sub in the world, as long as you have the Shaker 500 it will transform your stereo.

Ebay has them for around 200 bucks. Comes with everything you need if you get one new in box.

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Yeah, the shaker 1000 did bang, but I also have experience with throwing a decent 12 in a trunk and having it do just fine. I wasn't overwhelmed by the 500s door subs and that can be reproduced by a couple good infinity components. As long as I find a solid amp and sub I should be thumpin!
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