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if you're good with car stereos... help me! #259807 Aug 25, 8:08pm Aug 25, 8:08pm
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if you're good with car stereos... help me!
hey everyone i have a question. i have a sony mex-5di cd deck that i just bought, and i hooked it up and no sound came out. i took it to a car stereo place and they said that it was no good. now someone informed me that i need an external amp in order to get sound out. it says no internal amp. does that mean in order for me to get sound i need to hook the speakers up to the amp? and how do i go about making the connections?

Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: gmoneycelica] #259808 Aug 25, 8:42pm Aug 25, 8:42pm
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If you have a passive head unit then you dont have an internal amplifer. You need to buy a amplifer and hook it up to the head unit via RCA cables.

Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: vaio23] #259809 Aug 25, 8:44pm Aug 25, 8:44pm
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Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: spaztikid] #259810 Aug 25, 8:52pm Aug 25, 8:52pm
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k thanks guys! thumbsup

Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: gmoneycelica] #259811 Aug 25, 9:05pm Aug 25, 9:05pm
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If you have a passive head unit, you would not have any speaker wires coming out of it, only preamp plugs.

Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #259812 Aug 26, 7:46am Aug 26, 7:46am
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thats a bad ass sony deck, use to sell that at best buy, in a way its good that you have to buy amps, it kind of forces you to get better sound good luck on amp choices thumbsup

Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: GjGts] #259813 Aug 26, 7:59am Aug 26, 7:59am
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what I'm wondering is how you connected it to the speakers lol I wouldnt think there would be any outputs other then the 3 composite preouts.

ah well make sure you pick up a nice low distorion amp smile

btw DO NOT go back to the place that told you it was broke lol.


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Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: Lucky_317] #259814 Aug 26, 9:03am Aug 26, 9:03am
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DONT GET A SONY AMP. They suck.

Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: AdamVIP] #259815 Aug 26, 9:50am Aug 26, 9:50am
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you just got it cause it was red huh? :chuckles:

I dunno whats out right now cause I havent been in the stereo scene for a few years now lol I used to like the US amps though. If they still make em those would be more then fine to use thumbsup


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Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: AdamVIP] #259816 Aug 26, 10:11am Aug 26, 10:11am
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Originally Posted by AdamVIP
DONT GET A SONY AMP. They suck.

they do, i've one... thumbsdown

Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: ragingpaseo] #259817 Aug 26, 10:17am Aug 26, 10:17am
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SONY amps thumbsdown


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Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: CaLiGTS] #259818 Aug 26, 12:13pm Aug 26, 12:13pm
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be safe and just get an MTX amp or Alpine. I know your gonna go to best buy or circuit city. Rockford is another brand that is good for those stores.


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Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: 00celica00gt] #259819 Aug 26, 12:34pm Aug 26, 12:34pm
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MTX blows lol unless they've gotten better in quality over the last couple years.


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Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: Lucky_317] #259820 Aug 26, 12:41pm Aug 26, 12:41pm
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Ok first off I do believe that you can get a wiring harness to connect to the stock amp. And JL Audio makes some of the best amps. My 1000/1 is the best amp I have used.

Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: Lucky_317] #259821 Aug 26, 1:37pm Aug 26, 1:37pm
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Originally Posted by Lucky_317

MTX blows lol unless they've gotten better in quality over the last couple years.


Nope, they are still junk. Good amps are hard to find. Most have complete BS ratings. Amps I would NOT buy: Sony, MTX, Pioneer, Kenwood, Alpine, Rockford & the list goes on. If it sounds too good to be true (wattage vs $), it probably is. Subs need good quality sound too.

I love my JBL amp, its got a lot of power for the RMS rating they gave it. thumbsup

Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #259822 Aug 26, 1:38pm Aug 26, 1:38pm
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And get a capacitor, those things are awesome. thumbsup

Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #259823 Aug 26, 2:34pm Aug 26, 2:34pm
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yup like I said with that kinda output you'll want 2 just for that one amp.

I liked the old PPI for the highs and US amps for the lows and mids.

I never thought the JBL's produced a clean enough signal. loud yes clean no.
I'm gonna search and see if US is even still makin those things.


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Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: Lucky_317] #259824 Aug 26, 2:42pm Aug 26, 2:42pm
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http://www.usamps.com/products/amplifiers.htm

.006 THD thumbsup cleanest sounding amps IMO their 50W amps would owned most 150W amps made by anyone else. their power ratings have always seemed low in my experience. they do put 1 hell of a draw on your system though.


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Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: Lucky_317] #259825 Aug 26, 4:15pm Aug 26, 4:15pm
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I agree that JBL amps are nice. The BP1200.1(I think thats the name) is a good amp. My buddy is running 2 of them. I still say JL makes the best amps...well cleanest. As for MTX I would stay away from them but Sony most of all. Their super high end stuff is good but not great. I love Pioneer and Alpine decks. As for speakers Alpine or Infinitys.

Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: Brian63] #259826 Aug 26, 5:00pm Aug 26, 5:00pm
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we used to sell those lol like I said loud but not clean.

THD at Rated RMS Power .1 %

hell even fosgate is at .05% they wouldn't be so bad if they didnt blow out alot.


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Re: if you're good with car stereos... help me! [Re: Lucky_317] #259827 Aug 26, 6:32pm Aug 26, 6:32pm
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heh i have a freakin Kenwood dual channel amp thats pushin my 10's and i have had that amp for 2 yrs now.. and its still thumpin and so are my punchs! thumbsup

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