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fedekz986 11-24-2011 02:53 PM

sound system upgrade help
I'm not very satisfied with my 99 's sound system (like most everyone else i imagine), and with all the black Friday deals ... It doesn't sound like such a bad time for an upgrade.

I have the stock door speakers + dash speakers.

I went on crutchfield and looked through the speakers to purchase ... For door speakers I went with

Boston Acoustics SR55 5.25" SR Series 2-way Car Audio Speakers
Peak Power: 400 watts per pair / 200 watts each
RMS Rated Power: 150 watts per pair / 75 watts each
4 ohms impedance

And the dash speakers are undecided so far ... Do I need a 4in coaxial or components speakers?

My main question is, what kind of amp do I need, and how many watts? Like a 4,5 or 6 channel amp? 1000w? 2000w?

I plan on putting a subwoofer in as well, but I may just get a seperate mono amp for that if its easier


DenverSteve 11-24-2011 05:19 PM

Nope. I love mine. Once I got everything adjusted it is fine. Enjoy your "upgrade".

vath2001 11-25-2011 04:12 AM

I'm assuming your replacing the head unit? The factory door speakers are subwoofers and the factory units is set up for those to be subwoofers. But with a new unit, you can do whatever you want to.

I am looking at replacing the dash speakers myself. Just need to the time to do it.

san rensho 11-25-2011 06:10 AM


Originally Posted by DenverSteve (Post 265624)
Nope. I love mine. Once I got everything adjusted it is fine. Enjoy your "upgrade".

Agreed. At idle, with the bass cranked up and the "loud" off the stereo has a smooth, powerful, clear bass and and a crystal clear high end. Sure, at speed the road and motor noise overwhelm the stereo, but that happens with any car.

vath2001 11-26-2011 03:28 AM

About now someone chirps in how they never listen to the radio and that the "sweet sound" of the flat 6 is all the music that is needed.

I prefer Metallica.

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