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Old 3rd March 2009, 11:58   #1
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I am planning to upgrade my current stock setup, but on a very tight budget. I have a selected a few stuff from an online store and would be really grateful if the guru's can help me out. I am not sure if any or all of the items are compatible (cos I don’t know a thing with it comes to ICE other than enjoy it).

I have a 2006 Mazda 6 and dont want to be making modifications to fit these and these are the speakers/components recommended by the website.

If not these then please recommend something similar so that I can checkout the prices locally vice internet.

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Kicker KS5.2 (2 sets for front & rear)

5-1/4" 2-Way Component System!
Power Handling:
Peak: 260 watts per set / 130 watts each side
RMS: 130 watts per set / 65 watts each side
Curvilinear Injection Molded Polygraphite (CIMP) woofer
Santoprene surround
External 12 dB/Oct Crossver Included
1" Aluminum dome tweeter
High-Power Tinsel Lead Wires
High-Temp Polyimide Film Voice Coil Former
New Enhanced BAM (Basket and Motor) Assembly
Ferro-Fluid™ cooled tweeter voice-coil
Felt Damping Plug behind the Tweeter’s Diaphragm

Amplifier:

Jensen Power 760

Power Series 4-Channel Class AB Car Amplifier
RMS Power Rating:
4 ohms: 75 watts x 4 chan.
2 ohms: 100 watts x 4 chan.
Bridged, 4 ohms: 190 watts x 2 chan.
Max power output: 380 watts x 2 chan.
MOSFET power supply
Design Minimizes Distortion and Reduces Idle Current
High Current Bi-Polar Output Transistors
LED power, standby, and fault indicators
Pass-Thru RCAs
4/3/2 operation
Preamp RCA outputs
Short Circuit, DC-offset and Thermal Overload Protection Circuitry
Variable high-pass filter (40-300 Hz)
Variable low-pass filter (40-300 Hz)
CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
Frequency response: 5-60000 Hz

Wiring Kit:

Rockford Fosgate RFK8

8 Gauge Amplifier Power Installation Kit
100% Pure Crystal-Oxygen Free Copper (PC-OFC)
FULL spec cable - meets or exceeds AWG (American Wire Gauge) requirements
Includes appropriate wire termination hardware
17ft. 8-Gauge power cable
3ft. 8-Gauge ground wire
AGU fuse holder and fuse
20ft. Remote wire
40 Amp fuse

For a rough total value of $ 280
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Insted of Jenson (which i havent heard before), i would go in for a blaupunkt gt4 /mk2 which is for around 6-7k.
Its better to go for a tried and tested amp than one which has not been heard of before.
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abhinav, I think the good doctor was getting the kicker+jensen as part of one deal for $280.
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hey guys I wasn’t able to get that offer cos of some shipping restrictions.

But does anybody know if Boss Audio BV9995B is any good?? (retails for $350)

I have not heard of Boss Audio earlier, is it something good? I mainly am getting this for my 2 year old to watch Barney, so am not on the look out for the best. Something economical will do for me.

I was also thinking of getting pre-installed headrests with screens, is this a good idea will there be compatibility issues with the head unit and the screens?? The item I am talking about is this one: XOVision GX1569 (for a pair $ 300).

Thank you for your time.
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But does anybody know if Boss Audio BV9995B is any good?? (retails for $350)
For your 2 year olds needs even the stock system will do. get a DVD changer and 5-7" screen and she/he will be happy.
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Hey Navin took your advice and bought this 'nextbase sdv685-am' and all needs met as of now.. nothing great but gets the job done.

Main unit with the DVD player also has a 8.5' screen (installed on the windscreen) and a slave (strapped on to the rear head rest), audio can be connected to car audio system via RCA or via FM. I am using FM right now audio quality aint good but will do, as I plan on moving this from car to car as needed. So this serves the purpose best.

Install time: 5 mins
Cost: $ 350


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