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This is a discussion on (((BUDDING AUDIOPHILE?))) within the Electronics/Car Audio forums, part of the Interior Mods category; Originally Posted by EJ257 You didn't read my post... I'd recommend an aftermarket H/U and amplifier. When it comes to ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    You didn't read my post...

    I'd recommend an aftermarket H/U and amplifier. When it comes to deadening, dynamat doesn't cut it.
    Argh, so true. To do it right you need come sort of constrained damping layer (Dynamat, Secondskin, Sound Deadener Showdown), closed cell foam, and 1 pound per square foot mass loaded vinyl. I was shocked when I saw a Prelude get a 10 decibel reduction in road noise just laying this down that combination on the floor in the main cabin.



    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    The only person who mentioned a subwoofer was me, and I recommended a sub that can be had for $150 or less all day. If that's the "most expensive component", then they need to re-evaluate their goals.
    Sorry about that... I was trying to clarify what I posted because I re-read it and it could have been mistaken as me saying that a subwoofer was not necessary. IMHO, something is needed to fill out that bottom octave BUT it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. I am also of the opinion that the actual enclosure is more important than one's choice in subwoofer, within reason of course. I'm not saying buy a Pyle sub, but I am saying that I have heard the Dayton HO10 give some much more expensive subs a run for their money.

    Also, another sub to look into is the new Alpine Type R. One of my friends picked one up for $125 shipped and I must say I am impressed with it!

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    Honestly, without upgrading the HU, you're starting with a crap signal and fighting to make it better. The first thing to upgrade should be the HU,, but you want to keep it, so...

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    Uuugh. Are their more affordable options than the JBL MS8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexinbrex View Post
    Uuugh. Are their more affordable options than the JBL MS8?
    what is your budget?How much are you looking to spend on the HU/Sound processor.
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    Hey rage. Again, NOT looking to replace the H/U. I realize this puts me behind the 8 ball right out of the gate. I realize this makes my quest for improved sound a much narrower road and perhaps a more expensive road as well. Here's a question for the masses...

    Retaining the 2012 OEM Nav H/U and $500 in my pocket, how do I improve sound quality?

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    buy the MS8 and use the internal amp. feed it back to the factory speakers.
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    So, what you're sayin' is... buy the MS8? Alright then. Shall we consider this case closed? Thanks everybody. I honestly appreciate your insight!

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    $500 will get you just the sound processor.Look on sonic electroinix & make an offer to get the lowest price.
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