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Audio Upgrade in Phases, what's the first?

Old 08-09-2011, 03:54 AM
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Audio Upgrade in Phases, what's the first?

Looking to gain some insight to others "lessons learned" Not exactly thrilled with the stock Bose in my 01 Coupe.

Looking to work in phases for budgetary purposes, as well as utilize available "leftovers" from various other installs.

I would like to keep stock HU for now, due to cost and complexity, as that upgrade would likely be DVD / Navigation System. Although if it is a "must do" first step then a disposal $150 HU can be auctioned.

My current first step is to install rear Sub/Amp for bass. I have a set Polk Subs and 500watt Amp. i also have a decent set of Boston 6.5 2-way components, thinking of dropping in rear factory location.

Now is where I am stuck:

1) Do I put in set of 3.5 in fronts and call it a day and enjoy for awhile?
2) Do I forget about the 3.5 and just call it a day?
3) Do I rip out the fronts and replace with the Bostons from above and forget about the rear for now. Run these just off stock HU without an amp?
4) Do I bite the bullet and get a decent set of components and amp for the fronts and run it all off the stock HU.

Any opinions greatly appreciated!
Old 08-09-2011, 10:28 AM
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Um. Uuuu do know this is exhaust section right. You wil have better luck getting an answer in the ice section.
Old 08-09-2011, 06:49 PM
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Yeah Wrong section. And the stock head unit is pretty much hopeless I'm sad to say. Definitely gonna need to get rid of that quick.
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I'd replace the stock HU right away. Even with stock speakers, you'll notice a difference.
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