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Old 07-12-2011, 08:17 PM   #31
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A local stereo shop owner has this setup in his Jetta and it sounds bad ass!! He's runnung Hertz speakers and Zappco amps. NO HEAD UNIT!!!

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Old 07-13-2011, 02:17 AM   #32
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A local stereo shop owner has this setup in his Jetta and it sounds bad ass!! He's runnung Hertz speakers and Zappco amps. NO HEAD UNIT!!!
I think this thread has been going the wrong way. Title was cheap and loud, not Zapco and Focal.

Alpine CDA-105 CD receiver at Crutchfield Signature

Amazon.com: Pioneer DEH-6300UB CD Receiver with iPod/iPhone Control, Pandora player and MultiColor LCD: Car Electronics

Might be less expensive for CD player on crutchfield if they give you the mounting stuff with it.
Kenwood KDC-248U CD receiver at Crutchfield.com
Amazon.com: Kenwood KDC248U In-Dash Head Unit Car Stereo: Car Electronics
Speakers seem a bit less expensive on Amazon.
Amazon.com: 4 brands Car Speakers & Subwoofers

Hope this helps, goodnight.

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Thank you! That did help. If I feel like splurging I might get a HD radio receiver, esspecially if I don't need an amp. Would you suggest that I get an amp? And if I should could you suggest an amp that would be good for me? Thanks! P.S. Thanks for keeping us on cheap and loud!
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:11 AM   #34
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Start with the deck first. Save some money and try to get decent speakers for stock locations when you blow the stock ones or are ready to upgrade. Those $40 sets will sound ok,(loud) but a better quality speaker goes a long way. I don't know what year your Wrangler is, but check out what size speakers fit currently and what size you could upgrade to with minimal modifications. The larger the speaker the better the "bass" will be and less distortion when the bass is playing.

If you own an Ipod, I suggest that above the HD radio. My deck is HD ready, but never crossed my mind to do it because for me radio is more casual listening and I jam with Ipod.

In regards to an amp, I saw this neat sounding power pack. It's rated same power as the amp I took out and doesn't require all of the wiring or space. A possiblility if the deck doesn't push enough power to your speakers when you put them in. Alpine KTP-445 Power Pack Of course, only compatible with Alpine deck, not positive if it is good for all Alpine's though.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:34 AM   #35
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Thank you! That did help. If I feel like splurging I might get a HD radio receiver, esspecially if I don't need an amp. Would you suggest that I get an amp? And if I should could you suggest an amp that would be good for me? Thanks! P.S. Thanks for keeping us on cheap and loud!
You can check here to see what HD radio offers in your area, as far as service goes.

[lame] In my area, the only thing in HD radio is news and Jazz. [/lame]
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:48 AM   #36
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My point was not to suggest Zapco amps or focal speakers but rather that if you have a Ipod or other device (Iphone, DroidX etc) you can save space by not having a head unit. Jeeps are stingy when it comes to space to put your electronic goodies. If you eliminate the head unit and mount your amp in that location under the dash then you can spend the money you have available on the other items you need to produce a good sounding, loud system. Other than an acctual CD, Iphone's etc do everything the head unit does and more and many people already have them so, why not use them to there fullest? No head unit means $200-$300 or more in the budget for an amp and/or speakers and nothing tempting a thief to get into your jeep to steel!! My suggestion is just that....a suggestion to answer the question that was asked.


This one even comes with a water resistant cap and mounts to your dash.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CLARI...mZ140562354700


If you want to run more than 2 channels then just use these.
http://cgi.ebay.com/2-SCOSCHE-AUDIO-...item53e732c0ce
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I wasn't really busting your chops per say. I was commenting on a side topic in JK forum and an admin told me to stick to the topic of the thread. Just having a little fun before he pops his head in here and tells us to quit discussing high end stuff.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:18 PM   #38
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I gottcha...no offence intended or implied!!! I do belive I am on topic. The guy wants to put a new sound system in his jeep on the cheap. No head unit is cheaper.
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Peter, check in on this thread if you haven't already Replaced Stock Head Unit- Free to good home.
Sounds similar to what you are looking to do...
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Peter, check in on this thread if you haven't already Replaced Stock Head Unit- Free to good home.
Sounds similar to what you are looking to do...
Thanks that does look like something I would be doing!

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