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Unread 06-16-2014, 11:26 AM   #1
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Hi, in a few weeks, I am going to be purchasing a Nissan 350Z, and since it's a hatchback coupe, it has a lot of room for a nice speaker system.

I don't really know specs or anything, but can any of you suggest a good, solid speaker system build (with links to everything I need) that will not only sound clean and clear, but have incredibly powerful bass? I want the car to shake when the bass booms.

Personally, I don't need one of those $2,000+ speaker systems. My friend's 2005 pontiac vibe sounded pretty great with it's stock speaker system, so I can't imagine the speaker system costing too much more than $500-$800 for a REALLY good one. My max budget would be about $1,000, but the less it costs, the sooner I'll be able to do it. Can anyone suggest a good (and hopefully somewhat inexpensive) set up with everything I'll need?

P.S. My uncle is a mechanic, and he said he could install the system for free/extremely cheap, so don't worry about installation costs. Just the speakers themselves. Any suggestions?

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If you're impressed by a stock audio system, I would start with a head unit upgrade. A good $300 hu will feed more quality power to the stock speakers and increase your upgrade options should you want to take the plunge into great audio.
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If you're impressed by a stock audio system, I would start with a head unit upgrade. A good $300 hu will feed more quality power to the stock speakers and increase your upgrade options should you want to take the plunge into great audio.
What is a "Head Unit"? Where can I get one? I don't really understand audio equipment, but I want something just a little more powerful and bassy than a stock system. And yes, I'd love to take the plunge! I'd end up building on this car a little bit at a time.

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Let me google that for you

I'd wait until you get the car and see how well you like the stock audio system.
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If you want to learn about car audio, start at crutchfield.com and read through some of their articles. Once you know what you are getting into, go to their outfit my ride tool and they'll show you all of the equipment that will fit your specific vehicle, include any necessary adapters and give you great pictorial instructions to walk you through the install.
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If you want to learn about car audio, start at crutchfield.com and read through some of their articles. Once you know what you are getting into, go to their outfit my ride tool and they'll show you all of the equipment that will fit your specific vehicle, include any necessary adapters and give you great pictorial instructions to walk you through the install.
That's really helpful. Thank you!

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Not a problem. Crutchfield's tutorials got me started on car audio almost 10 years ago, and they've only gotten more comprehensive since.
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