You have a 1,000 spending limit?? I'm guessing your seat folds down right?? I imagine you're not too good with building subwoofer boxes so you're going to have to go with a prefabricated one... Do you need to order off of crutchfield or are other vendors possible? (ebay , hifiaudiosurround , car-audio.com etc.) Forget about the speakers, they'll do fine on an 01 vehicle my prix has stock speakers that are junk and keep up with my bass... Also, you WILL NEED a head unit if you want any type of good sound and adjustment, Head Units are responsible for bass/treble adjustments and curtain HU's have subwoofer adjustments etc. So we'll start there..
You'll want a HU that offers atleast 50x4 (which is 4 channel 50 watts per channel, this will allow your speakers in the car to perform better.) The headunit must also include RCA output (for amplifier) and remote output (for amplifier) and if you plan to use MP3 or IPOD's you'll want to look into those features. I recommend Pioneer , Alpine or JVC (yes JVC is the best HU I have bought for the price...)
(I'm going to use eBAY to order your parts as they offer the best pricing on new audio equipment including warrantys If you prefer not using eBAY you can source the parts yourself but prices will vary.)
HeadUnit Choices:Alpine CDA-9887:
(This is literally alpines best head unit and for under $300 it's a steal concidering they RETAIL MSRP @ $460.00 USD If the Alpine is too expensive for your tastes go with Pioneer or JVC both more affordable choices that meet your needs. Alpine home site: alpine.com
LINK: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ALPINE-CDA-9...ht_6173wt_1165Total: $269.00USD Including Shipping
or go wit the alpine cda9815 that's about 69$ cheaper and you can buy if off alpines site... this will save you money on wiring AND an enclosure... so if you want EXACTLY $1000 spent on this setup.. you'll need to get the cheaper HU to make costs match up.
For a subwoofer you want as close as a 0 ohm load as possible to gather the most power and boomyest sound (boomyest? sp lol) so basically you'll want a dual voice coil subwoofer that runs 2 ohm impedence, the reason we cant 2 ohm with two voice coils is that you can bridge that single 2 ohm subwoofer into a single 1 ohm receiver. You'll also want upwards of a 12-15" subwoofer to give proper cone area for SPL and SQ (I also recommend round subs for this since they have more sound quality as opposed to SPL squares: L5 / L7 / Solo -X) and the last but not least you'll want a high amount of RMS wattage (don't look for peak, just RMS because the RMS wattage is what you'll want your amp to output at a safe level so optimum subwoofer output.)
MY opinion on best brand choices: Ascention Audio , Kicker , JL Audio , Fi Audio , RE Audio. RE Audio , Kicker and JL Audio are probably the most expensive line of subwoofers depending on size/model. We will rule out JL Audio since I don't think their bang for buck is worth it in this aspect... Kicker L5/L7's are awesome but like I said I don't like Square subwoofers so I'm going to detail you with an Fi Audio setup trust me you will thank me.. Their woofers are hand made in america and offer 2 year solid warrentys as well as excellent technical support their site: Ficaraudio.com
Ok, you have a choice here... a single 18" Fi BTL or two 15" Fi BL's... the BL's will be louder but require less power RMS (meaning future proofing them will be harder since bigger amps will peak them...) or a single 18" Fi BTL which has a bit more RMS... (another reason I love Fi Audio is the addons you'll see what I mean) whatever you decide will depend on the size of your box... I recommend about 6cubes (cube feet) for the 18" and 3.5cu ft per 15" so 7cu ft or so for the two 15" if you can fit the two 15" go that route... or buy the single 18" and buy another one later on if you can fit it, whatever you decide... ultimatly the two 15's will be louder and more affordable.Subwoofer Choices:
2x Fi BT 15" Subwoofers -2x 1000W RMS = 2000RMS two 1000RMS subs require 2000RMS @ 1ohm DVC
1x Fi BTL 18" Subwoofer - 1 x 2000RMS = 2000RMS single 2000RMS subwoofer @ 1ohm DVC
Remember the addons I was talking about Fi allows you to customize your sub in a curtain way on the right hand side on their site:https://ssl.perfora.net/www.ficaraud...iew.shopscript
Go there and choose BTL or BL w/e one you decide and on the right side choose dual 1 ohm for 1 ohm impedence load... if you get the single 18" choose a dual 2 ohm since when you wire it in series it will take a 1 ohm load. On the addons below that add these for maximum bass:
Hyper Pole - YES (adds stability to coil)
Cooling - YES (adds cooling for the coil)
Flatwind - YES (adds more SPL or RMS/PEAK power enabling extra 200-400RMS)
Choose Daily not SPL as you dont want to overwhelm your subs with daily usage
for the BL choose the same or the BTL eigther one choose the same stuff...
these subwoofer in the right enclosure in the right vehicle with the right setup has net about 136-142dB which is competition level, not only will your eyes roll to the back of your head but anyone within 10 feet of your car will feel the bass shake their pants etc. Go with these, or some of the others I listed DONT go with KICKER/JLAUDIO even though they are incredible brands.... they are overpriced in the end. A single SSD 15" Fi is louder than a CVX and nominally "worse." the BTL and BT are just lightyears ahead of all the companies in terms of quality and loudness.Total : $600.00USD including shipping
Most amplifier companies will not display a TRUE RMS (remember we always look at RMS because PEAK power is bad, that just means when your equipment will fry/blow STAY FAR AWAY FROM PEAK... You'll want an amp that is MONO and is a D BLOCK (D block is mostly for subwoofers and high outputs and MONO is just a single channel which means more concentrated power.) You'll want an amp that can handle 1/2OHM impedence or just 1 ohm since that's what you'll be running since we want to get as close to 0 ohm as possible... You might also want to take this time to invest in some really good 2000WATT wiring with 0/1 gauge wiring (this stuff gets expensive) you can buy RCA/speaker wire/power wire in a kit for probably $80 give or take this is all you will need VIA wiring. I also wouldnt recommend any system over 2000RMS since by that time you will need a better altenator and another battery, 2000RMS is the safe zone for stock car electrical systems since thats what I run with semi-bad light flickers, but forget all of that...
Good amp brands consist of: JBL , Hifonics , Kicker , Alpine , Power Acoustik , Lanzar Optidrive.
Once against JBL , Kicker and Alpine are far too expensive so we're going to go with power acoustik for this one... Power acoustik are cheaper brand if you find that too expensive.. Remember how I told you about amps not putting out true RMS well these are the bands that often do... Most amps will run 2 or 3 impedences usually: 2ohm / 4 ohm and 1 ohm) Since we're running 1 OHM you want to find an amp that does 1 OHM output RMS @ 2000 watts so it will look like that 2000W RMS x 1 OHM LOAD.Amplifiers:
1x 2000RMS @ 1 OHM Power Acoustik BAMF-4000/1D that means its peak rating is 4000W MONO D BLOCK notice 4000W is PEAK? dont touch that lol, go RMS which is 2000 in this case its actually 2200RMS which gives you a little head room.http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/S...id/0/SFV/30046Total: 209.95USD including shipping
You'll want a Vented BOX for optimum loudness, sealed for sound quality so if you care about sound quality more than dB's get the sealed, but I recommned vented always... you can get a dual vented (dual as in two 15" slots) for about $50 on ebay... the 18" vented you'll have to build or search around they are hard to find..... eigther way you're looking at $50 for the box and $50-70 for the wiring kit.. So the TOTAL after EVERYTHING is said and done:
Subwoofers: 2x 15" BL Fi 1000RMS ea. 1x 18" BL Fi 2000RMS ea.
Amplifier: 2200 x 1 OHM RMS Power Acoustik BAMF 4000/1D
Head Unit: Alpine CDA-9887 or Alpine 9512 (model sp?)
Wiring Kit: Any Scosche etc. wiring kit at bestbuy etc. 0-4guage recommended 2000wat
Subwoofer Enclosure: dual 15" vented enclosure or single 18" vented
TOTAL COST: 1109.00USD including shipping all items have 2 Year + warrantys
DONT BELIEVE ME?!?!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TiBvlPSfvU
Yeah look at that windshield thats what ONLY 140+ dB's look like yep =) go with my build I provided you won't be upset.