Re: Audio build for beginner: Advice needed
Well allow me to jump on the bandwagon, if I may. I've been researching all of this for some time now. A little background, I have have a 12' GGC Laredo with Focal PS165's in front, Focal's in rear (can't remember which ones but they match the front's), Alpine PDX V9 Amp, and a LOC by Scoche, and a TON of Dynamat sound deadening and open cell foam (huge difference). I previously had an LC7i LOC. It was picking up a lot of noise and buzz and it sounded terrible... I mean worse than stock. My installer went with the LOC from Scoche and it still sounds terrible. I have done every bit of tuning that I can, I've spent hours on it and the bottom line is you WILL NOT get the sound you are looking for with the Stock HU. I wanted the "clean" look and the good sound... let me save you the time, you WILL NOT get good sound from the stock HU. I am not relegated to the fact I need to shell out another 700-800 for a new HU but I've already gone this far and I can't stand that the sound is still so bad. But, what you will get is RCA outputs from the aftermarket deck you select. I can't wait to get the new HU installed in mine so I can get back to the sound I expected from the beginning.