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Topic: Poll: Favorite Car Audio Brand, Updated

Posted By: haemphyst
Subject: Poll: Favorite Car Audio Brand, Updated
Date Posted: September 28, 2007 at 4:07 PM

So many brands, so many opinions!

Thinking about what's available today, AND what was at one time available from each of the listed manufacturers, I am kinds curious to see what people opinions are...

What is your favorite brand, overall?

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Posted By: kgerry
Date Posted: September 28, 2007 at 4:28 PM
i was gonna vote for my ole' Teutonic standby - Blaupunkt....    yet i see it's not there

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Posted By: tcss
Date Posted: September 28, 2007 at 4:35 PM
Somebody voted for SONY?!?!?!

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Posted By: rudydapimp
Date Posted: September 28, 2007 at 4:37 PM
this is a tough one. amps = american bass VFL series, HU = eclipse, speakers = cdt




Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: September 28, 2007 at 5:11 PM
tcss] wrote:

Somebody voted for SONY?!?!?!

BWAHAHAH!!! Damn, Bob! That's why it's a POLL! ROFL

Some people voted for Bush, too!

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Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: September 28, 2007 at 6:45 PM

haemphyst wrote:

tcss] wrote:

Somebody voted for SONY?!?!?!

BWAHAHAH!!! Damn, Bob! That's why it's a POLL! ROFL

Some people voted for Bush, too!

Allegedly.



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Posted By: Steven Kephart
Date Posted: September 28, 2007 at 8:39 PM

tcss]S wrote:

mebody voted for SONY?!?!?!

At one time they made some of the best head units in the industry.  You couldn't open a car audio mag and not find a competitors vehicle with a Sony ES head unit.  I myself still run Sony from that era in my car.  But then came the day of the Xplod.





Posted By: tcss
Date Posted: September 28, 2007 at 8:51 PM
Completely agree Steven. The ES stuff was top notch. I was assuming Hamfist was talking current gear. In which case Sony = wretch.

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Posted By: extacy
Date Posted: September 28, 2007 at 9:35 PM

.... somebody voted Pioneeer .... omg! :o





Posted By: tcss
Date Posted: September 28, 2007 at 10:42 PM
Please don't get me wrong, I don't mean to be political on this forum. I am extremely interested what the view of the USA is in Pakastan. If this question is out of line I apologize up front. It's just that our media in this country clouds and steers our opinions to match their political views.Glad to have you on board Extacy, sorry if my curiousity is out of line.

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Posted By: dwarren
Date Posted: September 29, 2007 at 1:55 AM

Come one! This list feels too incomplete. I dunno, Nak or Eclipse or JL... The Mobile ES stuff is/was top notch, that I can agree with.

I certainly didn't cast my vote toward the current putz in office...must a been some other jerk.



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Posted By: chucksnee
Date Posted: September 29, 2007 at 3:27 AM
O.K. to make this pole correct, their should be a "BEFORE" a certian year and "AFTER" a certian year.

Zappco needs to be in this also....and Soundstream .....




Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: September 29, 2007 at 7:11 AM
OK, yeah... Blaupunkt, Zapco, Soundstream... Yep, I agree they should be in there as well, but I can only include 12 choices! posted_image (And I can't edit the poll AFTER it's posted...)

I only included the ones that are batted about on a very regular basis here on the12volt!
I won't want to say anything further regarding the political state, 'cause I don't want to get banned for the inappropriate language that would spill forth! the12volt servers would probably crash trying to filter it all! posted_image

Seems the results of my hyper-scientific poll are a bit off mark! The following is from this thread.
haemphyst wrote:

Alpine Guy is right, though... Many opinions here are based on advertisers telling them what they should like. If you had asked the better of Alpine or Sony, I'd be willing to bet you'd hear more responses for the Sony garbage.


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Posted By: frans-c
Date Posted: September 29, 2007 at 12:25 PM
How could you forget Kenwood - HOW COULD YOU posted_image posted_image ?! Now I can't even vote posted_image.

Sheesh haemphyst, if not even you can edit your posts, then who can...?

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Posted By: the12volt
Date Posted: September 29, 2007 at 12:40 PM

haemphyst wrote:

OK, yeah... Blaupunkt, Zapco, Soundstream... Yep, I agree they should be in there as well, but I can only include 12 choices! posted_image (And I can't edit the poll AFTER it's posted...)

If you put together a complete list of all the brands you'd like to include, I'll edit this poll or create a new poll with all of them (your choice). 



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Posted By: tcss
Date Posted: September 29, 2007 at 3:26 PM
Volt, could you also modify the poll so you can only vote once? Obviously somebody who got stuck with a Pioneer/Rockford system found this thread.LOL

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Posted By: the12volt
Date Posted: September 29, 2007 at 3:44 PM

tcss]V wrote:

lt, could you also modify the poll so you can only vote once? Obviously somebody who got stuck with a Pioneer/Rockford system found this thread.LOL

lol.... fess up, your enter key's a little sticky :p



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Posted By: zhalverson
Date Posted: September 29, 2007 at 4:13 PM
Not that I'm a fan but you see more threads with kicker than maybe any other brand so that should probably be included as well if you are going to update the poll.




Posted By: tcss
Date Posted: September 29, 2007 at 5:08 PM
Ya got me Volt, I let all my guys plus a few customers vote.lol

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Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: September 30, 2007 at 4:17 PM
i voted for Boston...i only like their subs though.

yeah it was me that voted for them 100 times




Posted By: jeffchilcott
Date Posted: September 30, 2007 at 4:53 PM
Hmmmm.    I stick with what I know well.   Kicker and gettin loud

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Posted By: Steven Kephart
Date Posted: September 30, 2007 at 11:14 PM
Wow, this is a completely useless poll if you are able to vote multiple times.  The two "top" companies right now don't have anything I've seen from them to put them on top.  For example, Rockford Fosgate's amplifiers and subs are only sub-par compared to several of the other companies offerings up there IMO.  I think we need a new poll.




Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: September 30, 2007 at 11:25 PM
I THOUGHT I had clicked the chechbox that only allowed single votes... I guess that's what I get for thinking.

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Posted By: the12volt
Date Posted: September 30, 2007 at 11:44 PM

haemphyst wrote:

I THOUGHT I had clicked the chechbox that only allowed single votes... I guess that's what I get for thinking.

You had it set to allow multi votes :D  I just changed it to not allow multiple votes. Make a list and I'll create a new poll. 



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Posted By: xtremej
Date Posted: October 01, 2007 at 10:45 AM

Memphis, Diamond,Clarion, Kenwood posted_image 





Posted By: the12volt
Date Posted: October 01, 2007 at 11:45 AM
Poll has been edited and reset.

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Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: October 01, 2007 at 12:45 PM
Cool... Thank you, volt!

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Posted By: the12volt
Date Posted: October 01, 2007 at 12:47 PM
You're welcome ;)

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Posted By: jmelton86
Date Posted: October 01, 2007 at 8:32 PM
DYohn] wrote:

haemphyst wrote:

tcss] wrote:

Somebody voted for SONY?!?!?!

BWAHAHAH!!! Damn, Bob! That's why it's a POLL! ROFL

Some people voted for Bush, too!

Allegedly.


It's just that I like these 2 posts, lol!

I was stuck between /////Alpine and Boston, both great companies, but I ended up sticking with /////Alpine!



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Posted By: tubbs04
Date Posted: October 02, 2007 at 4:59 PM

....so where's the place to check for audiobahn???? hehehehe, jk.....



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Posted By: aznboi3644
Date Posted: October 02, 2007 at 5:55 PM
hehe...well yeah i though i could only vote once...but then i found out i could vote as many times as i wanted

so i just kept clicking...just messing around guys




Posted By: Steven Kephart
Date Posted: October 02, 2007 at 8:11 PM

aznboi3644 wrote:

hehe...well yeah i though i could only vote once...but then i found out i could vote as many times as i wanted

so i just kept clicking...just messing around guys

For that you must feel the wrath of this: posted_image

I'm sure that taught you a lesson you won't soon forget.





Posted By: tcss
Date Posted: October 03, 2007 at 12:30 PM
Ham I was shocked you included Bazooka, oops someone voted for it, my bad. lol

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Posted By: KarTuneMan
Date Posted: October 04, 2007 at 12:14 AM

There are too many area's that some manufacturers don't play in. I vote for Morel for my mids/highs

Alpine for my heads. and the new Morel Ultimo for sub. (i like music, "then" bass.)



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Posted By: KarTuneMan
Date Posted: October 04, 2007 at 12:15 AM
OK.... I'll play.... Alpine

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Posted By: remusrm
Date Posted: October 05, 2007 at 10:48 AM
extacy wrote:

.... somebody voted Pioneeer .... omg! :o


whats wrong with pioneer?





Posted By: tcss
Date Posted: October 05, 2007 at 4:25 PM
Noisey pre amp outputs on their head units. Very average amps and speakers. Nice middle of the road name brand stuff but certainly not in the league as some of the other brands listed.

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Posted By: may03lt
Date Posted: October 05, 2007 at 7:47 PM

I voted for RF because I love my Power series amps!



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Posted By: kicker guy
Date Posted: October 06, 2007 at 12:10 AM
I voted for Kicker because my first choice isn't up there.... I would have voted for Fi




Posted By: twista
Date Posted: October 07, 2007 at 4:14 PM
I voted other, as my fav is Focal.




Posted By: mrbubbles00482
Date Posted: October 07, 2007 at 10:58 PM
Lots of companies have strong points, but lack in area's also. I voted for Kicker for the subs, pretty good SQ, and a lot of spl. Ive heard lots of bad things about power acoustik, which isn't even one of the choices, but I'm loving my silver edition amps. Seems like they give plenty of power. Kicker, Hifonics, MTX amps are on my list also. Head units I lean towards Pioneer, Alpine, clarion, Panasonic. I am running a Panasonic head unit right now that hasn't had any problems what so ever. Highs and mids, Memphis, Eclipse, and then Kicker is alright. Lots of different companies with good products.




Posted By: fbrglzdrmz
Date Posted: October 08, 2007 at 10:57 AM
really like the sound of ascendant audio subs. but thats not posted here. like kicker, mtx, diamond...well i guess a lil of everything. really comes down to whether it's H/Us, speakers, subs, amps, etc..




Posted By: cujo613
Date Posted: October 19, 2007 at 1:11 PM

My vote would be

Alpine HU

Focal speakers

Zapco amps

Image Dynamic subs



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Posted By: remusrm
Date Posted: October 25, 2007 at 1:59 PM
tcss] wrote:

Noisy pre amp outputs on their head units. Very average amps and speakers. Nice middle of the road name brand stuff but certainly not in the league as some of the other brands listed.


what you mean? i only use it for sub... I got pioneer 2900mp, pioneer 3200t amp and ts w251r 10 inch subs. sound ok, but my problem is the inside speakers. I can not get them to sound clean, is like a ghost, no definition and clarity? is the problem that I have 2 way speakers? I might be considering something else since I want SQL not SPL.




Posted By: inflames989
Date Posted: November 05, 2007 at 9:57 AM
I have to go with kicker...I know a lot of people argue that JL and some other brands are way better than Kicker, but I love the setup that I have with only the 12inch CompVR.




Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: November 05, 2007 at 3:38 PM
I am quite amazed by the overall runaway status of the Alpine... Also commentable (and lamentable, for me, really) is the fairly dismal appearance made by Eclipse. Although 5th of 35 isn't terrible, (that's an 85-percenter) I just thought MAYBE a better following! It only beat Pioneer by one vote, which means we AREN'T doing our jobs! posted_imageposted_imageposted_image

Intersting, and completely non-scientific! posted_image

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Posted By: i am an idiot
Date Posted: November 06, 2007 at 3:21 PM
I figured more people would have voted.  Maybe if we could get it moved to right below the what is a proper ground post, we might get a few more people to vote.




Posted By: hardwarz
Date Posted: November 15, 2007 at 10:11 AM

Um, I voted for my fav head unit, but speakers amps and Subs, I have different fav.

I love Pioneer Head Units, Phoenix Gold Amps, Boston Acoustics front seperates, Boston Acoustics CoAx for the rears and JBL Subs.

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Posted By: donpisto
Date Posted: November 16, 2007 at 6:10 PM

Hmmm, several intriguing brands over there, though several I failed to see like DLS, Morel, Seas, Scan Speaks, Hertz, Audison, etc.

I personally cannot say I'm a fan of one single company because there are drawbacks to each to my own tastes. Some companies only produce speakers while others produce amps. Some that produce both make great speakers and amps, but one or the other doesn't appeal to my tastes. I'm surprised nobody voted for Aura.





Posted By: djdowdell
Date Posted: November 18, 2007 at 2:07 AM

tcss]S wrote:

mebody voted for SONY?!?!?!

Hey some of their head units have high voltage output for less cash, even higher than some of the big guys like pioneer and alpine! I found this out after doing a spec comparison for my sq car in Crutchfield. I always wondered why my stereo wasn't as loud when I replaced my Xplod with a Pioneer, lol! I cant believe Aiwa is in the list! Its a hard poll b/c a lot of these guys dont make head units so go figure. I voted A/D/S but I like Eclipse head units (even though customer service and repair times are crap!)



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Posted By: jmelton86
Date Posted: November 22, 2007 at 1:55 PM
speaking of Sony, they now offer an ES line of Bluray players for the house. 'elevated standards' is what they say ES stands for.

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Posted By: punkguyta
Date Posted: November 22, 2007 at 3:40 PM
Where's pyle in there?

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Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: November 25, 2007 at 9:52 AM

Sony ES never went away, they just stopped making it for car audio, instead preferring to sell eXploding gear.  (When it breaks, you buy more!  Good retail strategy that.)

Pyle is where it belongs: not on this list.



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Posted By: kamberkash
Date Posted: November 25, 2007 at 6:22 PM
i voted for eclipse. this company makes it all, speakers, hu's, amps, subs... and none of it is crap!




Posted By: upzaw2000
Date Posted: November 29, 2007 at 3:55 AM
i have to say, as overall.... alpine has to be the best at this point. they offer the best value for much better than average equiptment. one thing i need to add though is my panasonic hu is the best i have ever heard and is also visually stimulating (which usually means it actaully sux... but anyways). I have 3 type r 12 inch subs run by two alpine amps which sound+ feel amazing. I must back up pioneer though, my premier set sounds amazing, but whatever.




Posted By: collyn eastham
Date Posted: November 29, 2007 at 2:02 PM
I didn't see Focal, but, I love my Utopia Be No.6's in my front stage and my KPS' in my center and surround channels.

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Posted By: tazdevil2575
Date Posted: November 29, 2007 at 8:41 PM
The only thing I use in my dash is Pioneer. I used to use only alpine until mine broke 2 months after I got it and no one would fix it. The face plate angled and got stuck. And I have used pioneer from then on almost 5 years now and had not one issue.




Posted By: julito
Date Posted: December 02, 2007 at 11:22 AM
where's hertz,audison,dd,fi

** edit, formatting removed **




Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: December 03, 2007 at 12:40 AM
We don't copy from Word... If you do, you get all the crapola above.

Use a PLAIN TEXT editor, preferably notepad, if you want to write input "offline", and then paste it onto place.

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Posted By: mattybaby
Date Posted: December 20, 2007 at 6:05 AM
DLS  is awsome.....   www.dls.se




Posted By: tcss
Date Posted: December 21, 2007 at 10:06 PM
Muntz 8 track is not there. Unfair poll Ham.

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Posted By: zziggy
Date Posted: December 28, 2007 at 3:24 PM

Since I didn't see JVC listed, I voted Other.

Its always been good reliable product for me.





Posted By: wolf56
Date Posted: January 02, 2008 at 6:06 PM
i voted alpine... i just like them, all around they've had the nicest stuff i could afford, type-rs give good quality/and are loud enough to make me happy, im trying to get a pdx600 amp to power them, and eventually get 1 amp per sub, or should i just get 1 amp for all 3? im not sure which... i also like their decks, best quality ive seen for the price to, my pioneer deh-p6500 is doodie compared to my old alpine cda-9847, theres a major quality difference, did i mention alpine just sounds kool too?




Posted By: bumflik
Date Posted: January 03, 2008 at 10:01 PM
Alpine is the best, they have the quality products for cheap @ sonicelectrnix.com




Posted By: atl530i
Date Posted: January 06, 2008 at 8:22 PM
Voted Hifonics. I like Alpine too.




Posted By: chaos420
Date Posted: January 17, 2008 at 2:29 AM

bumflik wrote:

Alpine is the best, they have the quality products for cheap @ sonicelectrnix.com

I voted Alpine.  Amps are top notch, I love the smart power supply and stackable look of the pdx.  Also had 2 type r's for 3 years until they got stollen.   Anyway be careful with buying from that site, I believe they are not an authorized dealer therefore do not carry a manufacturers warranty, only one from s, and that's totally at their descression.





Posted By: 12voltrules
Date Posted: January 24, 2008 at 3:52 PM
I think in the last few years Memphis has really stepped it up with their product. I love their subs. Zapco makes insanely good stuff too so yeah. Memphis and Zapco are my top 2 picks.




Posted By: memphisgod
Date Posted: January 26, 2008 at 8:21 PM
I use memphis M3mojo subs. But i also use the SPL 3400 watt amp. It servs me with the 1 ohm over 2000 watt rms. with one sub pushing 2000 watts it does me well. I built my own box im the only one in key west that has a working/chillin van that out-pounds most. gotta have it. The First of the Memphis Gods.

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Posted By: bendangerouss
Date Posted: January 31, 2008 at 12:11 PM

[QUOTE]
Some people voted for Bush, too![/QUOTE]

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Posted By: tp1182
Date Posted: February 04, 2008 at 3:34 AM

memphisgod wrote:

I use memphis M3mojo subs. But i also use the SPL 3400 watt amp. It servs me with the 1 ohm over 2000 watt rms. with one sub pushing 2000 watts it does me well. I built my own box im the only one in key west that has a working/chillin van that out-pounds most. gotta have it. The First of the Memphis Gods.

I got one for you 2 MClass 1000d's on 4 RE Audio SE 10's and a MClass 3004 on my highs with a Memphis crossover in a 04 Civic coupe and I'm born and bred in Memphis!!!!!  I need to change my name to University of Memphis or something!!!!!!!



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Posted By: corrysmtx
Date Posted: February 06, 2008 at 11:47 AM
What about mtx or mitek. I know a lot of people wouldnt agree with me but i feel that they are definatley a top notch contender

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Posted By: rspoon16
Date Posted: February 06, 2008 at 4:39 PM
I feel this is a tough poll. Personally its hard to pick one overall best. I like Alpine head units as many do but I think their speakers lack, MB quart and Focal make some of the best speakers but dont make good head units if any, It seems that there should be some way to break it down. hard to vote on just one best.




Posted By: tp1182
Date Posted: February 07, 2008 at 12:20 AM

corrysmtx wrote:

What about mtx or mitek. I know a lot of people wouldnt agree with me but i feel that they are definatley a top notch contender

I like MTX's amp's, let me clarify that only the Thunder Elite and Thunder series, but their speakers have never sounded that good to me.  I've sat in the Cobalt (an assload of of Thunder coaxials and 8 10" Thunder 8500's with 2 1004's and 2 or 4 1500's sorry can't remember) and it's wasn't very impressive at all.  My Civic would blow the doors off it on it's worst day with half the power, half the equipment , and no 240 volt power supply.  So, amps yes, speakers, no except for the 9500 subs...



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Posted By: corrysmtx
Date Posted: February 07, 2008 at 2:38 PM

I have two of the 9500s 12s in my grandprix with an mtx8100d on each one i also have mtx 6'5 components in my door and mtx 6'9s in my rear deck. I use to have all infinity in my car. Its just my opinion but i think the mtxs sound much beter than the infinitys did. Maybe the install on the cobalt wasnt done very well. Was that the only mtx system that you have heard? Im not tryn to say anything negative but a bad install can make top end stuff sound like jensen.



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Posted By: tp1182
Date Posted: February 09, 2008 at 10:04 PM
Hmmm....good point, I can't say I've heard many full MTX systems but if they sounded good enough for you to replace your Infiniti's that says alot.  But as far as the Cobalt what threw me off about it the most was that it was one of there demo cars.... I mean dont get me wrong the install and the car itself were beautiful but as for the sound it was lackluster to me.  The highs were pretty harsh and for 8 tens it didn't do it for me.  Honestly I have installed full MTX systems that sounded much better than that.  As far as being top notch I can give them the nod to that because theie good stuff is indestructable and will never die (unless you're an Ultra Idiot os something) egardless of how hard you push it.

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Posted By: 98neonr/t
Date Posted: February 13, 2008 at 4:47 PM
why isnt FI there




Posted By: bmrsnr303
Date Posted: February 19, 2008 at 2:27 PM
I would vote Rainbow for my mid's and high. Focal is nice, too, but they don't have as many different series, thus options, as rainbow. I am saving up for some Rainbow's right now, just trying to decide which ones. I voted Eclipse, however. Even though I don't own anything besides a 88120dvc 12" aluminum sub, they have a very wide ranging and quality line of products. If was going to do a DVD system in my far I would undoubtably do eclipse and their mids and highs are good to very good. Their amps I'm not too familiar with, but I know they put out some pretty strong amps back in the day.




Posted By: elmore4030
Date Posted: March 02, 2008 at 9:07 PM
I think you should have seperated it by ,best Head unit ,Best amps ,Best subwoofers and best speakers,It was hard to just pick one ,because I like certain amps and woofers ,but I like different componet speakers,and different Head units.just IMO.

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Posted By: italigga
Date Posted: March 09, 2008 at 12:05 AM

tcss]S wrote:

mebody voted for SONY?!?!?!

i'm jus curious what ut hnk is wrong with sony?



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Posted By: spookiestylez
Date Posted: March 09, 2008 at 1:41 AM
Precision Power, i got a old school a404 4 ch, and it pwns anything made these days


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Posted By: rboutin2
Date Posted: March 29, 2008 at 12:41 AM
alpine all the way. I recently got a pair of 12" type R's, and they compared to my 2 15" Treo's pretty well. The 15's were at half power tho. :) Overall tho, the 12" R's are the best 12's I've heard for the price range. (just under 300 on amazon.com)

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Posted By: dipset1413
Date Posted: April 01, 2008 at 12:57 AM
jl audio baby but im kind of torn but i can only vote once in one car jl 500 on four w6's and in the other kicker 1200 1 on four kicker cvr's and they both sound so good but i think my minds playing trick on me.

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Posted By: f150rob
Date Posted: April 03, 2008 at 3:20 PM
i cant decide what to vite for. I love kicker subs and amps, but alpine speakers and headunits are good too, so i dont know.

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Posted By: xtremeimpala
Date Posted: April 08, 2008 at 5:17 PM
Well, I had to go with Kicker. They have yet to prove me wrong as far as subwoofer quality and reliabilty. And I would have to go with pioneer for hu

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Posted By: i am an idiot
Date Posted: April 08, 2008 at 5:38 PM
Hey Xtreme, I think your Vanquish amp is a SoundStorm.  By no means a SoundStream.




Posted By: cael
Date Posted: April 09, 2008 at 12:39 AM

ALPINE BABY!!!

TYPE X SYSTEMS ARE LOUD AND PROUD



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HU: Alpine DVA-9861E
SUB: Alpine SWX-1243D
MONO: Alpine PDX-1.1000
FRONTS: Alpine SPX-17PRO
REARS: Alpine SPX-17REF
F+R AMP: Alpine PDX-4.150
CAP: Rockford Fosgate RFC2D

& IM LOUD AND PROUD!!




Posted By: qcb7819
Date Posted: April 30, 2008 at 7:44 AM
Alpine F1, Audison VRx and Mirco Precision 5.16 ? Scan Speak speaker for me




Posted By: infoaudio01
Date Posted: May 08, 2008 at 9:57 PM

how about FOCAL? Alpine PDX & F1, Audio Control.

Cant wait til the JL Audio HD amps get shipped!!





Posted By: kanarrjl
Date Posted: May 14, 2008 at 4:08 PM
Over all Alpine but Love Memphis Mojo's and Rockford Fosgate T2's




Posted By: forbidden
Date Posted: May 17, 2008 at 4:20 PM

All of the above. It depends on which item is best suited for the customers application. There is no "one size fits all".



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Posted By: davngr
Date Posted: June 05, 2008 at 9:21 AM
as an installer i like equipment that is desinged to be installed by a tech and lack silly gimics.     alpine, eclipse, most dei alarms and compustart come to mind.    solid support is just as important as the equipment in my opinion.

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Posted By: draggin waggin
Date Posted: June 16, 2008 at 11:31 PM
all i can say

infinity for my highs
alpine for my lows

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Posted By: benzo33
Date Posted: June 23, 2008 at 1:17 PM
Alpine ftw. I also like kicker, jl audio, ppi, and streetwires. Oh yeah, optima yellow top!

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Posted By: high-fi dragon
Date Posted: June 27, 2008 at 9:15 PM
eclipse-8v decks,point source,tit subs,xa amps.can't wait to complete mine.




Posted By: jar754
Date Posted: June 27, 2008 at 10:19 PM
its hard to say what my favorite brand is as to i have different one for every componet.like 4 eq its audiocontrol,subs its jl,amps zapco, mids and his its focal, etc...




Posted By: bb 12 man
Date Posted: July 04, 2008 at 6:30 PM
I would have voted for PLANET AUDIO but I see its not there. I am not a pro or anything but I am running all planet audio big babng stuff and to me it is great. Well that is a lie I am running a kenwood HU

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Posted By: inno
Date Posted: July 11, 2008 at 8:13 AM
casted my vote......Alpine for me!




Posted By: 08gti
Date Posted: July 12, 2008 at 3:29 PM
My favorite brand is ARC Audio!  It used to be JL Audio, but now I am 100% ARC Audio fan.  I just got a system installed by an Indianapolis shop called SoundSational Audio & Video.  They installed a complete ARC Audio system using the ARC12D4 subwoofers, ARC 300.2 amplifier on subs and a KS300.4 on my interior speakers.  This is by far the best sounding system I have had to date!! Whats amazing, is that I didn't buy the more expensive line of ARC that Soundsational sold.  If this stuff sounds this good, I can't imagine what the signature series of amps would sound like.




Posted By: vulgar_display
Date Posted: July 14, 2008 at 4:26 PM
I voted Alpine because I love their head units. I have boston acoustics highs, and a Diamond Sub. All great stuff.




Posted By: 04nata
Date Posted: July 16, 2008 at 8:46 PM

in my experience, you get alot of bang for your buck with PYLE





Posted By: kassdog
Date Posted: July 17, 2008 at 2:33 AM

Yeah you get a lot of bang when the equiptment is blowing up.





Posted By: fiberglasslvr
Date Posted: July 17, 2008 at 11:46 PM
head unit-alpine,kenwood
amps-audison, brax,us amps
speakers- cdt,focal, old school boston pros




Posted By: abob89
Date Posted: July 20, 2008 at 12:47 AM
Im a little suprised not to see Image Dynamics, or Power Bass. Both very decent products. Or MTX for that matter. I've always been an Alpine man, but with some of these others, I find that they each fills they're own niche. I gotta vote Alpine for now though. : )

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Posted By: sageman1985
Date Posted: July 27, 2008 at 5:18 PM
why do so many people like alpine? Rockford fosgate,Memphis, and panasonic. r most of the people i know favorite

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Posted By: benzo33
Date Posted: July 27, 2008 at 5:23 PM
I can't speak for anyone else, but I like Alpine, not because of the quality, but because the green illumination. I just hypnotizing! I've got an old school IVA C801.

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Posted By: basketthis69
Date Posted: July 27, 2008 at 11:12 PM
I personally think it all depends on the application. One could find that an Alpine hu would fit better in their certain application as opposed to someone else's different needs.

My personal preferences (since that is what this is about) are:
Pioneer in-dash navi-will hopefully be getting my F series soon!!
a/d/s/ - old school amp that still puts out better than amps I've heard today
MB quart speakers (the original ones before they got bought by the government) - nothing like them. they are truly the best for sound quality, reliability, and sheer loudness!! Not to mention THD...
I prefer Kicker wiring. Tends to be very conductive and I like the fact that it's "routable" and flexible.

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Posted By: megaman
Date Posted: July 28, 2008 at 11:48 AM

Head unit: Eclipse.  But I hate their new displays.

Speakers: All around JL Audio.  Mids, tweets, bass.  I've never sounded better.

Amps: JL Audio, unless I can get my hands on a McIntosh.





Posted By: kovemaster559
Date Posted: August 17, 2008 at 8:05 PM
i realy like Sundown audio

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Posted By: audiocableguy
Date Posted: August 22, 2008 at 12:42 AM
It's sad to see Zapco hasn't been recognized more. Since the dawn of Car audio they have been a front runner. Quality is excellent, design is top notch and tweek sound quality. The company hasn't been bought out or traded like all the others. The stuff is still made in the US. Support is in the top 3. I don't by gear from ebay, however the Zapco stuff is solid enough, it would be a safe purchase. The purchase price is high, in ten years, I bet the gear still meets spec!




Posted By: upzaw2000
Date Posted: August 23, 2008 at 11:23 AM

better yet haemphyst or DYohn should set up 2 more polls. 1 for the SQ guys and one for the SPL guys.

Obviously there are Kicker fans (all SPL **cough**)

Then alpine me - which i believe would have to fall under SQ. I am sure i will get hate mail after saying that but...  what ever...

JL - SPL

Memphis- SPL

Then we could see who comes in 1st.... probably alpine again but it gives something new.



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Posted By: keviniswack
Date Posted: August 24, 2008 at 10:31 PM

Hey whats up everyone? i'm a n00b here..... yeah i said it! NOOB! lol!

So anyways....

my favorite brand is KICKER! there old skool amplifiers are the best

and there old round solo barics.... sucks they don't make em' like they used to... posted_image

i have three of them that i got for around $100 or so on ebay and they were working great with some small defects. Except my 360.... one chan wont work but still bumps!



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Kicker ZR-240
Kicker ZR-360 (one channel is dead)
Kicker DX-350

Subs:

Don't have any :(




Posted By: jujdred
Date Posted: August 25, 2008 at 3:59 PM
This was tough.  So I bet on amplifiers.  Zapco just plain rocks the amp world.  If I had to choose head units, it would be a cross between JVC,  Eclipse,  and Alpine.  Speakers, mids and tweets,  Focal, Crystal, Lanzar, or even MB Quart.  Subwoofers. There are so many good ones out there it drives you crazy.  But around $300 you can get JBL w12GTiMkII which totally rocks or the JVC Arsenal CS-AW8240 or a Cerwin Vega Stroker.   All three are heart stoppers and sound great in my book. MA Audio is pretty good too.

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Posted By: jujdred
Date Posted: August 25, 2008 at 4:02 PM
OH,  and I forgot Image Dynamics.  They were my first system speakers and were wonderful, until my ID Max sub blew and now am looking for an spl/sq combo to replace it.  I think JVC Arsenal Counter Strike AW8240 is the perfect fit and matches my Zapco 6.0 c2k perfectly.

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Posted By: jovak1
Date Posted: September 02, 2008 at 11:05 PM
Five stripes all the way /////Alpine best iPod interface, best sound quality, best digital amps, best flipdown, best navigation interface. Keep it simple Alpine simply the Best!!




Posted By: dangerranger96
Date Posted: October 16, 2008 at 3:57 PM
For those who scoff at Sony Xplod... yes most of their stuff is not very good but I have had Great preformance out of my head unit, but i am only running it of of the pre-outs from the cd player but i have had it for at least 6 years and not one problem cdx-m630 the first of their design with the dual screen flip out face plate (look it up) but otherwise i love JL Audio and Memphis

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Yeah it's a mutt, but mutts make the best dogs!




Posted By: i am an idiot
Date Posted: October 16, 2008 at 7:42 PM
If you have been using a 630 for 6 years and have not had to replace the ribbon cable from the face to the motherboard, either you never change CDs or you are the luckiest man alive.  You know you jinxed yourself.  When it breaks tomorrow let me know I will get you a part number and a phone number to order the new one.




Posted By: tjsiegfried
Date Posted: October 18, 2008 at 8:14 AM
Newbie here ... I wanted to post this question on the "Choosing an Amp" thread but it's closed. The question is about choosing the right size amp based on subwoofer RMS rating and configuration. This will be a new installation for a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS. It'll be a new purchase for both the subs and amp.

Primary Question:

for example: two 12" DVC 2 ohm (per voice coil) subs rated 500w RMS, series-parallel configuration (vc's in series and subs paralleled to amp) for a 2 ohm load to the amp.

In selecting an amp, do I need to look for an amp that can deliver 500w RMS or 1000w RMS at 2 ohms? In other words with the subs in parallel to the amp, do I add each subs RMS rating?

Also, if I have the options of getting an amp slightly below or slightly above the subs RMS rating, which is the better option? I'm thinking an amp that can deliver more than the subs RMS rating would be the better option and that I'd just need to turn down the amp gain. Correct?

Secondary Question:

Using Alpine as an example ... my budget will allow for either one 12" type X or two 12" type R's. Assuming I have the space for a two sub setup, which is better? I want good quality hard hitting bass that I can feel, but am a bit worried about shaking the car to pieces or breaking glass. I won't be entering SQ or SPL competitions ... just want great sounding hard hitting bass.

This ties back into my first question ... type R has a power range of 50 to 500w RMS while the type X has a power range of 500 to 1000w RMS. Do I add the RMS for the two type R's, meaning that I'd need a 1000w RMS amp for either setup (2-R's or 1-X)?

Thanks in advance,

TJ




Posted By: BRANDENBMX
Date Posted: October 26, 2008 at 3:41 AM

JL AUDIO , for clean clear sound.

Massive Audio for breaking WINDOWS. LOL

Boston acoustics components.

Pioneer Premier Headunits.

Stinger Wires.

Optima Batterys

Is there a such thing as a single favorite brand?  I LIKE  IT ALL!

Such a hard decision....





Posted By: tjsiegfried
Date Posted: October 26, 2008 at 10:51 AM
Looking at some options that would fit my budget ...

Subs (one of the following four options):

two - JL 12W3V2-2 ... 2 ohm total load, 600 wrms total
two - Alpine SWR-1222D ... 2 ohm total load, 1000 wrms total
two - Hifonics B12D2 ... 2 ohm total load, 1200 wrms total
one - Hifonics OLM1612 ... 1 ohm total load, 1600 wrms total

for all options I'd go with a Hifonics mono D amp rated a little over the total sub load and the total price (subs and amp) comes out in the same ballpark (within $100).

note: I want good quality bass for daily driving



Main Speakers (6.5 comp up front, 6x9 coax in rear):

JL VR 650 CSi
JL VR 690 CXi

Boston Acoustics SX60 (front and rear)

Alpine SPX-17REF
Alpine SPR-69C

Again, I'm planning on going with a Hifonics multi-channel amp rated slightly above the speakers rms rating and the total cost (amp plus speakers) comes out about the same for either option (within $100).


Any thoughts considering that I'm not looking at the top of the line models for the subs or mains (i.e. not looking at JLW6 or W7 subs)? Or is it a case of they're all good and it just depends on personal preference?

Regarding the subs, I was originally thinking the high powered Hifonics OLM 1612 would be the way to go (looks awesome and I've read reviews saying it sounds great), but I can only afford one and the it requires the most power of all the sub options I'm considering. Also, this will be for daily driving (no plans for SPL competition). I want good quality bass I can hear and feel inside the car (Mitsubishi Eclipse) and would imagine the lower powered subs would be more than sufficient. I'm also a bit concerned about running into electrical problems running higher powered amps. The car has been sitting in the driveway for three years (just now getting title issue cleared up) so I need to replace the battery anyways (will probably go with optima) but I'd rather not have to upgrade the alternator.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated ... I'm a newbie   : )

Tim




Posted By: schizophrenic
Date Posted: October 26, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Old School Equipment from the 80's thru mid 90's brands like

Rockford Fosgate, Soundstream, Nakamichi, Denon, PPI, Earthquake, Orion, HiFonics, ADS, Kicker, Bose raw drivers, Alpine, Clarion, MBQuart, Eminence, ElectroVoice, Bazooka and my own configerations.





Posted By: BRANDENBMX
Date Posted: October 26, 2008 at 6:32 PM
Does anyone remember SHOCKER AUDIO subs?  They were sloppy and heavy, but they were a hell of a spl speaker!   They were manufactured in here in OHIO ! I would love to get my hands on a couple of there 12's...




Posted By: tjsiegfried
Date Posted: November 03, 2008 at 4:35 AM
Any opinion on MB Quart Premium series subs? I had MBQ coax speakers in a Jeep Wrangler about 10 years ago and was very impressed (not sure what model). But, I understand MBQ got bought out by Rockford and then again by Maxxsonics. Not sure if these take-vers had a negative (or positive) effect on the product.

The MBQ Premiums look good (from what I can decifer of the specs), but cost a little more than the Alpine type R's. But, the Alpines have a sensitivity of 87 versus 85 for the MBQ Premiums. I'm more interested in SQ.

Also, I tech rep at OCS told me that MBQ and Hifonics amps are the same (since their made by the same company, Maxxsonics) but I find this hard to believe. They may have the same parent company, but I'd imagine there are still differences between the two product lines.

Opinions please???

Tim




Posted By: tjsiegfried
Date Posted: November 03, 2008 at 4:52 AM
BRANDENBMX wrote:

JL AUDIO , for clean clear sound.

Massive Audio for breaking WINDOWS. LOL

Boston acoustics components.

Pioneer Premier Headunits.

Stinger Wires.

Optima Batterys

Is there a such thing as a single favorite brand?  I LIKE  IT ALL!

Such a hard decision....




Regarding main speakers, any opinion on MB Quart and Alpine?

I had MBQ coax before (about 10 years ago) and really liked them. I've heard Bostons are the best but have never heard them myself. And there seem to be a lot of people that swear by going Alpine all the way. I'm considering all three.

It's a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse ... 6.5" round front and 6x9 rear. I'll go with components up front and coax in the rear (although it looks like BA doesn't make 6x9's). It's looking like I'll be using two Alpine type R's (or something comparable) for the subs.

Tim




Posted By: wduson
Date Posted: November 04, 2008 at 1:10 PM
I fell in love with my alpine radio so much that have it installed along with a Jensen multimedia radio. The Alpine's sound quality is the best sound of any other radio without and external processor.

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Posted By: imnottrippin
Date Posted: November 08, 2008 at 3:27 PM

I can't belive Fosgate has such a low rating. I don't use alpine head units anymore. They sound clean but, nothing beats a Pioneer deck. (avic-z2) RF everything else for me though.  posted_image





Posted By: sbo2milly
Date Posted: November 19, 2008 at 2:46 AM
I choose Pioneer, I know this brand before I become the seller of Eonon brand car audio, in my opinion, it is really good

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Posted By: xtatx
Date Posted: November 20, 2008 at 2:35 PM

I vote for

Alpine AMP = PDX 1000.1

Alpine SUB = type r and type  X

pioneer       = deck



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Posted By: jonnyv713
Date Posted: November 20, 2008 at 3:05 PM

gotta go Elemental Designs. they crank out some crazy amps and subs!





Posted By: jason907
Date Posted: December 01, 2008 at 2:26 PM

Fi, RE, DC, DD, Ascendant Audio, US Amps, T3, TC, Elemental Designs, SSA, Sundown Audio, Mach 5, Incriminator Audio...

those are the best IMO...all the brands on the poll suck. I voted OTHER.

how could Sony Xplode and Bazooka make it up there but none of the above?





Posted By: upzaw2000
Date Posted: December 07, 2008 at 2:28 PM
jason907 wrote:

Fi, RE, DC, DD, Ascendant Audio, US Amps, T3, TC, Elemental Designs, SSA, Sundown Audio, Mach 5, Incriminator Audio...

those are the best IMO...all the brands on the poll suck. I voted OTHER.

how could Sony Xplode and Bazooka make it up there but none of the above?


x2 lol,

IA - Audioque- DC sound lab - RD - RE/Us amps= same company - ect





Posted By: honkyg
Date Posted: January 16, 2009 at 1:06 PM
im really suprised adire didnt make the list

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Posted By: g.fewkes
Date Posted: February 02, 2009 at 10:07 PM
MOREL is by far the best of the best in mobile audio hands down. the clarity in the speakers is surreal, the best sound i have ever heard. the 10" subs that they manufacture handle 1,000 watts RMS (constant power) you get massive power and a tight hard hitting thump perfect for any type of music. (Rap is not music)

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Posted By: victor.atm
Date Posted: February 06, 2009 at 4:06 PM
that poll is a bit off, yeah, some are good, but those are mostly mainstream brands that spend alot on marketing making them charge more than what the quality desirves. you guys should look into image dynamic or db drives platinum series,

lemme know what you think

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Posted By: kureti
Date Posted: February 07, 2009 at 1:27 PM
where's elevation audio here?
How is this brand and what all do they manufacture.

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Posted By: 6thaveme
Date Posted: March 05, 2009 at 10:51 AM
kicker all the way

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4 12s cvr sealed
2 hifonics bxi608d
1 kinetic hc 800
alpine reciever
infinity kappa door speakers




Posted By: platinumsc7
Date Posted: April 20, 2009 at 10:57 PM
I see my favorite, Image Dynamics, isn't listed. Not only are their products amazing, but their customer service is top notch! The customer service has made me a customer for life! I have not had major issues, but it's still nice that they took care of me like they did.




Posted By: hidetora
Date Posted: May 04, 2009 at 1:22 PM
theres so many options alot of good elements for each like maybe next poll put something like for CD Players and maybe subwoofers break it up alittle bit

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Posted By: kureti
Date Posted: May 06, 2009 at 6:33 AM
Cadence????
Any one knows this brand?

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Posted By: arthurk
Date Posted: May 08, 2009 at 4:35 PM
wow, no Arc audio, Focal, Sundown, Fi, Re ?




Posted By: ianarian
Date Posted: May 12, 2009 at 2:32 AM
Uh, I am standing behind Kraco. Mainly their super high power comp level signiture series product line though.




Posted By: alaisneo
Date Posted: May 19, 2009 at 8:18 AM
alpines great for head units I think we could all say that. I have always like Memphis for woofers tho...I think they have some great stuff.

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Posted By: ainne
Date Posted: June 14, 2009 at 10:41 PM

I vote pioneer..My car,and my friends all use pioneer,no bad,I support pioneer



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Posted By: harobikes333
Date Posted: July 19, 2009 at 9:56 PM
I have pioneer subs and HU and Infinity speakers and amp. I like them both.

p.s. Audiobahn isnt up there




Posted By: Steven Kephart
Date Posted: July 20, 2009 at 2:15 AM
harobikes333 wrote:



p.s. Audiobahn isnt up there


Audiobahn is no longer in business.




Posted By: fish chris
Date Posted: August 04, 2009 at 1:14 AM

I LOVE My Rockford Fosgate Power 1000 25 to Life 5ch amp......  my Polk Audio mid + high components.... my Dayton 8" mid-bass drivers, and my 12" eD 13Kv.2 subs.... oh, and my Kenwood Excelon X792 HU.....

Come to think about it, theirs no equipment in my setup that I regret buying. It all works / sounds, just the way I intended it too.

Sure, theirs more stuff I want to do with my system (sound deadening, digital sound processor, relocation of my mid-bass drivers, etc) but for what I have now, my system sounds really clean and balanced, and gets pretty loud too. I couldn't be happier :-)

Personally speaking, I think the build (for most of your system) and the enclosure (for your sub(s) has more to do with the final product, than the exact brand of the equipment.

Peace,

Fish





Posted By: blackcivichatch
Date Posted: September 30, 2009 at 12:10 AM
Steven Kephart wrote:

harobikes333 wrote:



p.s. Audiobahn isnt up there


Audiobahn is no longer in business.


..... posted_image Loved it...
What about the brand Alphasonic? they still here or did it go with Audiobahn

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Posted By: 1967type-1
Date Posted: November 07, 2009 at 12:10 AM
It's hard to believe AudioControl products aren't on this list.They make the Best processors,and conponents.Period.

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Posted By: audiocableguy
Date Posted: November 07, 2009 at 7:04 AM
AudioControl has been Mid line at best. They had the virtue of early innovation and marketing. More than a few have failed due to power supplies. The noise floor is horrible. If you buy the stuff knowing it's Mid level, fine. The Best? Not by a long shot...




Posted By: nodiggie
Date Posted: February 01, 2010 at 3:21 PM
Well, since this link was re-posted I decided to vote. Maybe there are a ton of new members like me that have not seen this poll and would like to give their .02 also.

For years I have wished to own a complete Zapco system. Heck, at the time they didn't even make speakers yet (none that I remember). I have always been impressed with how clean and powerful Zapco systems sound. Now, I can almost afford one. posted_image

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Posted By: matthewjon
Date Posted: February 04, 2010 at 12:15 AM
Im all about oldschool power. PPI Power Class, PPI Art Series, Orion HCCA, and US Amps. I would goto the audio shops and drool over this gear when it was new, couldnt afford it at the time.

I have a PPI PC2350 and PPI PC450 in my closet. Still trying to decide if I will put a system together.

Is oldschool gear an option? LOL




Posted By: mikvot
Date Posted: May 22, 2010 at 11:23 PM
Wow at some of the brands on here..Panasonic, Altec Lansing, Aiwa, Bazooka...the list goes on.........but, no MTX?




Posted By: the12volt
Date Posted: May 23, 2010 at 8:46 AM

mikvot wrote:

Wow at some of the brands on here..Panasonic, Altec Lansing, Aiwa, Bazooka...the list goes on.........but, no MTX?

Added.



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Posted By: cd shawn
Date Posted: May 26, 2010 at 11:14 PM
I really fell in love with Soundstream in 1995 when the amps were blue and I could'nt afford them. Now I just bought their 4 x 100 watt Tarantula amp for my mids & highs and their 7 band parametric eq (it looks great under my Kenwood deck 'cause both blue lights match!) Both Soundstream products were on clearance and I got both for under  $250 and my van sounds great!!

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Posted By: nra4ever
Date Posted: July 11, 2010 at 11:44 AM
I voted Alpine but I only use their HUs. I have old Phoenix Gold 4 channel amps & a JL Audio sub amp. The Phoenix Gold amps are 10 yrs old & still working great for front components. I have run a system with just one 475 PG amp. Plus I can have these amps rebuilt for $140 & one way shipping. My old HU choice was Eclipse units without power. I've owned 3 5000 series Eclipse cd players. The last had 8 volt outputs & sounded great. It didn't have MP3 playback but it was a 2001 model.I don't know what I'd use for amps today. Probably Elemental Design amps.

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2003 Ranger Edge White
Boston Pro tweeter & Anarchy 6.5 mid bass
Elemental Design e5.10 sub
JL Audio 500/1 & Phoenix Gold ZX475 Ti amps. 0 g power cable
Big 3




Posted By: alex peterson
Date Posted: July 23, 2010 at 1:48 AM
I rooted for Alpine, but its cost is damned high 4 me, have anyone heard of this brand "Eonon" ? 




Posted By: mcintosh-asylum
Date Posted: November 17, 2010 at 8:57 AM
you would figure mcintosh would be up there, they are one of the best quality audio maker around




Posted By: haemphyst
Date Posted: November 21, 2010 at 6:36 PM
1: Read the list again... It's there.

2: "Are"? No. "USED to be". Especially for the money.




Posted By: boulderguy
Date Posted: November 25, 2010 at 1:18 AM
I voted Audiocontrol 'cos they looked lonely.

But seriously, I see a relentless habit of innovation with morals rooted in quality. I rarely need their products but I guess I just like to know they're out there. Still.




Posted By: briankmizell
Date Posted: December 02, 2010 at 3:46 AM

As for head units I like Pioneer. They have tons of features and good sound quality at a reasonable price.

As for amps and speakers, I like JL Audio.





Posted By: imking7141
Date Posted: May 13, 2011 at 3:55 AM
extacy wrote:

.... somebody voted Pioneeer .... omg! :o



i thought pioneer was good?

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Posted By: casofwaco
Date Posted: August 31, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Head unit: either alpine or jvc

Subs: TREO Engineering 3yr warranty and almost everything is made in the USA

Highs and Mids: TREO Engineering any of their lines are great, their entry level RSX line sound really good.



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BAD Boy Emergency Vehicle Lighting




Posted By: pongaselo
Date Posted: November 26, 2011 at 7:17 PM
Under the impression that they were looking for a single company solution, but that was an ASSumption. You would think that I had learned by now.




Posted By: billyboy6567
Date Posted: May 19, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Not a hugh car audio extremist, I just want to here my music with the windows down on the freeway.  I have a 2011 crew cab Silverado with OEM  Bose navigation that I equipped with JL Audio Clean Sweap, HD 900/5, C5 componet's in all four doors, stealth box(2 10") and dynamated all around.  I've tried several other brand and to me, JL is the most musical with all the power of any other brand.  I can turn it up  so loud you can not hear anything but the music with the sunroof and windows down, running 80 mph and the high's, mid's and bass are crystal clear. I love a fine tuned system were the big three's all stand out!  JL Audio fan, works great when keeping the OEM head.



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Posted By: susan12
Date Posted: August 06, 2012 at 5:00 AM
I vote for JL Audio which I have used for 5 years and can hardly give up it




Posted By: nobody2
Date Posted: November 11, 2012 at 10:09 PM
There's one I don't see on the list. I guess they don't make HU's anymore hence the reason they are not listed. Back in the '80s I had a Sansui HU that was awesome! Back in those days they were rare but did exist. I paid a pretty penny for it at a place called Leo's Stereo (anyone remember them?) and it was worth every cent. Back then you didn't have all the fancy options you have today but instead you had quality build and awesome sound.




Posted By: rocketman30
Date Posted: May 12, 2013 at 4:43 AM
Im old school I love old naks and eclipse 5000 series hu
Amps zapco and mac
Speakers old school mb quart premiumz just turn tweete to -6db and focals are nice new school not same quailty
Subs I like old focal multi mags
Im about sound quality

Spl best bang for ur buck I found was crossfire for amps amd subs and concept they were cheap but loud

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Rocketman30




Posted By: kkittylin
Date Posted: September 22, 2015 at 3:21 AM
I like Alpine and eD both for the same resaons. for my particular tastes they both offer a good value.

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reading books ,playing




Posted By: n9nu
Date Posted: May 17, 2017 at 2:55 PM
Pioneer all the way. Their Supertuner III series have a superb front end receiver and is superior to others. The ability to pull in distant stations and keep them 'locked' in is excellent. My current model is the DEH-X8800BHS...which has an HD tuner & 4V pre-out's. Something I wanted. My Kenwood BT710HD I have for sale is excellent, however, the receiver sensitivity isn't as good as I would like...especially living in the middle of nowhere wast of Chicago by 70 miles.

Tim


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Tim S Dickerson, PhD,CEM,NREMT-P
ARS: N9NU Ex: N9KOB Ex: N9NU/3 NA-139 IOTA
ARRL: VE-AEC-OES DeKalb County, IL
PC GAMER ID: Reactor-Critical™




Posted By: n9nu
Date Posted: May 17, 2017 at 2:57 PM
Whooops

As far as subs and amps...MTX or JL Audio.

Tim


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Tim S Dickerson, PhD,CEM,NREMT-P
ARS: N9NU Ex: N9KOB Ex: N9NU/3 NA-139 IOTA
ARRL: VE-AEC-OES DeKalb County, IL
PC GAMER ID: Reactor-Critical™




Posted By: jmelton86
Date Posted: May 17, 2017 at 3:36 PM
I'm glad this isn't closed.

Has been YEARS since I have gotten a notification from the12volt.com

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2013 Kia Rio -90a alternator
DDX470HD GTO14001 GTO1014D (x3)
Big3 in 1/0G
1/0G to GTO14001





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