Ok, so I wanted to build a pretty decent SQ set up and here is what Ive ordered (the main goodies) so far. The Subs and amp Ive already had as some of you may know and remember with my little neato box build. I still havent gotten the drawer put it but Ill get around to it. The build will start next weekend when all of the goodies have arrived. Enjoy and follow as I build!
Ah, the latest and greatest CD deck from the Japs. Its one of only a handful of units on the market that rock a 24bit Burr-Brown processor. I was going to nab the Pioneer DEX-P99RS but the Alpine has more features that I wanted... and WAY less expensive. Granted, the Pioneer is 10x better, Im just too lazy to sit there and tune it and also didnt like the output configuration either. But thats just me.
Alpine KTX-H100/PXA-H100 Audyssy IMPRINT sound managment
For those of you who dont know, this little box allows me to automatically obtain a reference curve in my whip. It will likely tune better than I can. Whats cool about it is you sit a mic in each chair at a time (including the center console and middle chair) and sit outside with a laptop and a finger up your nose while the IMPRINT does it all for you. Owners have sworn and died by this little guy.
Sadly, Fujitsu Ten pulled the plug on Eclipse because they couldnt keep up with Alpine and Pioneer. Shame really. However, they dropped these 3way components on their way out the door. They came in today. I am EXTREMELY impressed at the build quality, especially the way they connected the aluminum cone on the woofer to the spider (voice coil). Everything all the way down to little adapters in the kit are made of metal and are well crafted. They were definitely constructed by hand. The woofers are some of the most monstrous 5 inchers Ive ever seen in person. This goes for the crossovers, they arent dicking around either. This kit can be had (while they last) for pennies on the dollar. I bought two sets to go in every door.
Boston Acoustics GT-4001
This will drive the speakers since they are very power hungry (85db/85rms!). After heavy research and comparing for about a week I concluded this currently at its price with some online retailers it is the best bang for the buck.
Infinity 860W 8"
I scored these awhile back since I built my box for 8's not only for space, but I find 8's sound best for what I usually listen to. These little guys are actually monsters. Their price point is amazing as well. Best sub for the money I have ever bought... I think some of the cheapest I bought as well. Dont let the size fool you.
This is a fairly decent amp in its class as well. I didnt need a 'mad crazy yo' sq sub amp since Im only worried about whats accurate coming out o the doors. But honestly, paired with the Infinity's its sounds pretty damn good.