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Old 07-21-2014, 01:40 PM
ehsyme90 ehsyme90 is offline
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Cool Looking For Audio Suggestions - 2007 Mazda B4000

Hello,

I just purchased my first Mazda B4000 (2007)
Love it so far. I am looking to upgrade the audio seeing as it is just stock audio right now. I know anything will be better than what I have now but I'm looking for suggestions. I don't need to shake windows but some decent bass would be ok but mostly I just want a good clear sound.

Also I live where I have to do alot of off-road driving so probably not looking for a screen system as I heard they tend to break? Unless there are some good suggestions where that won't happen.


Thanks alot!
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:25 PM
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Budget ? Favorite music genre ?
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:39 PM
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Budget ? Favorite music genre ?


I could go as high as say $1000+ but the more money I can save the better.

Hip-Hop & Metal.

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Old 07-21-2014, 03:38 PM
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I would go with a pioneer double din headunit. A Bluetooth model personally. As far as speakers I have kickers. But i heard the infinitys are awesome if you plan to run them off the headunit. As for sub. I have an alpine type R 8 in a small sealed box and a 250w alpine class d and I love the sound it's real clean and punchy.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:56 PM
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Do you play CD's ? Have an iPod ? Use memory sticks or other USB devices ? Do you ever have jump seat (rear) passengers ? If not, how much of the rear space behind the front seats are you willing to give up ? Sub choice for you might be weird because hiphop is best with a ported sub system and metal is best with a sealed sub system. What type music do you listen to most ? Are you willing to upgrade your truck's charging system wiring and/or the alternator, or do you want a system with a total power of less than 1000 watts RMS ? Can you install it all yourself ?
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:15 PM
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I love my pioneer double din units.
Never played a CD in them but the bluetooth connection to my phone for audio & phone calls is super sweet.

A simple system could be as simple as a 4ch amp, new door speakers & a small sub. Run ch1&2 to the doors, bridge ch 3&4 to the sub. That would give you better sound than running just door speakers from the head unit & give more control over the sound by being able to set crossover points.

For a nice double din head unit, plan on spending about $400 +/- or in the $200 range for a lesser name brand/lesser feature model.

Single din head units can be found for as little as $79 but may not have the features like bluetooth, usb, etc

You can always start out with the head unit, then add mids/highs in the doors, then the amp & sub. Try to get the best equipment you can even if you have to do it one piece at a time. You'll hear the difference
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:07 PM
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I agree with buggman.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:12 PM
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Do you play CD's ? Have an iPod ? Use memory sticks or other USB devices ? Do you ever have jump seat (rear) passengers ? If not, how much of the rear space behind the front seats are you willing to give up ? Sub choice for you might be weird because hiphop is best with a ported sub system and metal is best with a sealed sub system. What type music do you listen to most ? Are you willing to upgrade your truck's charging system wiring and/or the alternator, or do you want a system with a total power of less than 1000 watts RMS ? Can you install it all yourself ?
I would use my ipod/phone more than anything
No I don't but I would like to keep those around. Atleast 1 of them anyway. I listen to Hip-Hop a lot more for sure. No not really looking to do all that unless I had to. No probably not. My buddy can help me or I may just end up taking it in to be done.


I'll also look into what buggman suggested.

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Old 07-22-2014, 03:23 PM
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I put a pioneer app radio 3 in my 08, it makes the work of difference just with that, I have 2 8 inch type s subs that are yet to be inStalled, may only put one in as I only listen to country and i don't need it to be able to shake the back window out...
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:31 PM
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For country, put those 8" type S subs in the tightest sealed enclosure possible and give them rated power from a good mono amp. You will love it. For best results, build your own enclosure from 3/4" MDF, double thick baffle.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:22 PM
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I would use my ipod/phone more than anything
No I don't but I would like to keep those around. Atleast 1 of them anyway. I listen to Hip-Hop a lot more for sure. No not really looking to do all that unless I had to. No probably not. My buddy can help me or I may just end up taking it in to be done.


I'll also look into what buggman suggested.

Cheers
This would make an awesome system. Pretty much geared for sound quality as much as can be with a ported sub system, which is best for hiphop music. One might opt for a higher quality amp, but this one would be pretty much forever covered by Crutchfield, their house brand and owned by RF. Pretty simple to set up system. One would use all the EQ and crossover capability of the headunit and turn the crossovers off on the amp and use inline RCA subsonic (30 hz highpass F-Mods) filters to keep the sub from hitting too low.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130X560...T.html?tp=5684

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500SPR6...68.html?tp=105

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_777M410....html?tp=35782

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_136112W...v3.html?tp=112

http://www.hlabs.com/products/crossovers/
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:26 PM
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Pretty much geared for sound quality as much as can be with a ported sub system, which is best for hiphop music.
Why?

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One would use all the EQ and crossover capability of the headunit and turn the crossovers off on the amp and use inline RCA subsonic (30 hz highpass F-Mods) filters to keep the sub from hitting too low.
Why?
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:38 PM
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A ported system has a sloppier/boomier bass response that suits hiphop/rap/dubstep music.

A ported sub system needs a subsonic filter to keep the sub from playing frequencies lower than the enclosure/port is tuned at. Otherwise, the subwoofer will eventually beat itself to death from over-excursion.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:20 PM
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A ported system has a sloppier/boomier bass response that suits hiphop/rap/dubstep music.

A ported sub system needs a subsonic filter to keep the sub from playing frequencies lower than the enclosure/port is tuned at. Otherwise, the subwoofer will eventually beat itself to death from over-excursion.
Does it beat itself to death? What are the contributing factors?
What aspect of the ported enclosure produces the sloppier and boomier bass?
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:45 PM
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Exceeding the X-Max.
The port.

You could research all this yourself and read all about it. Lots of info out there. Google is your friend.
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