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Ok as a typical high schooler i like to play my music loud, i have my ipod hooked up with the cassette adapter and the car's bass and the treb maxed. I've noticed lately that my speakers bass max out alot sooner than before, so im asumming that my speakers are dieing. not a top priority but eventually im in need of new speakers so what would be the best recommendation for me to install that have a great clear sound and a nice bass.
 

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how much money do you have ??? i would also go with kickers but if would say if you had a lil extra dough get some jl speakers and two 10 in kickers in the back and a good amp for both the speakers and the subs . go to your local car audio and take a test listen it would sound as good as in your car but it will sound pretty good and get a good head unit the better quailty with give the speakers a job to do if stick with your cassette thing instead of a direct wire it wont sound good at all
 

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don't turn the volume all the way up on the ipod.
i've been there; for some reason when you max out the volume on the ipod and then play it through the cassette it gets staticy, especially with bass.

try putting the ipod around 3/4 volume, then turn the radio volume up. it'll at least sound better.
 

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don't turn the volume all the way up on the ipod.
i've been there; for some reason when you max out the volume on the ipod and then play it through the cassette it gets staticy, especially with bass.

try putting the ipod around 3/4 volume, then turn the radio volume up. it'll at least sound better.
yea i realized that after the first day with the adapter but ive had it for about a year by now. and ive had the ipod on about 8/10ths volume. ill have to go back and try lower volume on the ipod.

and my pricing is low as possible with good quality, im expecting around 400ish maybe 500 tops for a system if i must.
 

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I'm kinda curious about what your current set-up looks like. The 1st thing I'd replace is the head unit. Do you already have subs or are you starting from scratch? Were the speakers you referred to your stock door/rear deck mounts or are you talkin about a set of aftermarkets? All of this is kinda important so we can have some idea about where you're at & where you wanna go with your sound system.

Here is my current set-up:
Pioneer DEH-7800MP Reciever + ipod Integration Adapter (glove box mounted) / Infinity Kappa 6x8 / 5x7 (rear) stock location / Infinity Kappa 5x7 components (front) door panel -- tweeters mounted opposite side mirrors / Alpine MRP-F600 amplifier

The Infitity Kappa's are power hungry lil speakers & sound awesome as they are stable at 2 ohms. The multi-channel Alpine amp I have paired with them reproduces perfect sound (about 150 watts/channel RMS @ 2-ohm. :happydance: The Pioneer is a great deck & has been discontinued but there are lots of other quality receivers out there. That will drastically improve your overall sound (clarity/volume) over the cassette/ipod adapter. I had 2 Punch 10s in the trunk with an MPX amp but those were stolen last year while I was at school.

joe98stang recommended nothing less than a 1000 watt amp but you won't need that many watts if your system is efficient. If you're looking for subs & deep bass, try to find a class-D mono amp that can handle a low ohm load (i.e. 2-ohm stable) paired with a set of 4-ohm subs. That will crank out TONS of power for your subs.
 

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ok im sorry but that was Chinese to me, no idea what any of that is, all i know is my system is all stock and i think i need new speakers cuz they r dying from over use. I would like to upgrade them to sound better but i dont have to
 

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ok im sorry but that was Chinese to me, no idea what any of that is, all i know is my system is all stock and i think i need new speakers cuz they r dying from over use. I would like to upgrade them to sound better but i dont have to
ok sorry about all of the audiophile technical jargon in my previous post. It comes down to this... if your speakers are blown, you should replace them; if your speakers are stock, you should replace them. I also think you should ditch the cassette ipod adapter and get a new stereo that integrates ipod functionality (via USB cable ibus, etc.). After you upgrade these basic car stereo components, if you still want to take your system's sound to the next level, buy a 4-channel amplifier to hook up to your new speakers. The difference will be like night & day. :bigthumbsup
 

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u can save up your money and then get a nice system put in u should jett something like this memphis m class component speakers 2ohm a memphis 500watt 4channel amp for the component speakers for subs you should do memphis mojo 12's and a 1500 watt memphis class d mono amp thats the set up i have on my car and thrust me when i say i can be heard more than 5 blocks away but yet againg memphis is an expensive brand
 

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Thank you for all the help, i tried lowering the voulme on my ipod and raising the stereo volume, that help a bit but its still not very clear. obviously because i have a 10 year old car and everyone else have been getting brand new ones. once i finish with my car's exterior im thinking of replacing the speakers but i dont beleive this will be until next summer so thank you so much for your help, im sure theres atleast one other person who would use this and im going to save this thread for when i decide to upgrade my system
 
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