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This is a discussion on Car Audio Vendors (Updated 4/8/02) within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Post here some of your fav and hated vendors I'm compiling a list for reference. Do your homework... www.buy.com - ...

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    Thumbs up Car Audio Vendors (Updated 4/8/02)

    Post here some of your fav and hated vendors I'm compiling a list for reference.

    Do your homework...
    www.buy.com - electronics reviews
    www.millionbuy.com - a great site to do some price comparison
    www.carreview.com - reviews on anything from audio to performance parts

    Favorites are...
    www.abtelectronics.com - very reputable, huge selection
    www.ikesound.com - very reputable, great deals, lightening fast shipping, excellent customer service
    www.thezeb.com - will beat almost any price, fast shipping, great customer service
    www.mmxpress.com - very reputable
    www.sounddomain.com - great customer service, huge selection, good deals
    www.crutchfield.com - excellent customer service but higher prices than most other places
    www.b-quiet.com - cheaper and comparable to dynamat, fast shipping, great customer service
    www.partsexpress.com - great service, fast
    www.buyloud.com - fast shipping, huge selection
    www.sounddomain.com - great service and reliability

    Stay away from...
    www.competitionsound.com - piss poor customer service, slow a$$ shipping, many complaints.
    www.discountave.com - customer service sucks, poor communication
    www.cyberautosound.com - poor service
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    another really good vendor is www.onlinecarstereo.com
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    ...this site (by the man himself) provides line level adapters (w/o the 400% markup) for those of us keeping the subaru 6 disc indash cd player but need more of da juice (external amps.) I recommend the line level adapters that have an adjustible voltage out. 9 volt signal (the max.) will be the cleanest, but not all amps are rated for it. Clipping may occur at higher volumes.
    Navone Engineering
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    Stock headunit

    The Stock 6 disc unit is a nice unit but for those who are into high end car audio line level adapters are not an option. the unit I replaced mine with is an Eclipse 5506 which has an 8 volt output @ 55 ohm impedance. I also have a 12 volt line driver(symbilink) setup to my Zapco amplifiers. I know some people don't really care about high end caraudio but for those who do this is the way to go

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    ohhh, very nice, I believe Eclipse is the only other 6disc indash too.

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    Check these guys out too...

    Nice place for custom sub enclosures for the tirewell.

    http://www.subarusound.com

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    I'm late, but www.etronics.com has great prices, pretty big selection, and doesn't f*** you on shipping like some of the websites with near wholesale prices. Great people to deal with too, and they have a lot more than just car audio.

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    Hi there old buddy. (GregFarz78)

    I agree with your selections. I still have nto gotten those front speakers installed yet. Crazy but I need to figure out how to get or make spacers to do the job.

    You never IM me anymore or talk to me. What is up with that?

    I see you are still active on the WRX board. Funny since you don't even own a WRX but I guess that does not matter since stero stuff is generic.

    How is the Nissan treating you? What is new?

    Talk to me bro.

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    I have always used Crutchfield...I am sure there are better sites out there...But when simply buying a in dash unit, or speakers, they are the way to go for me. I have installed several stereos as well as speakers from Crutchfield in friend's vehicles and it is always easy...Why? Because 1) Crutchfield supplies the wiring harness which let you avoid butchering the oem wiring. 2) Crutchfield provides detailed instructions on removing trim panels, window cranks, etc. and 3) They don't rob you with shipping and handling costs. Their technicians are ok too.

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    That's what I love about crutchfield; I bought a pair of 6"x9" to 6.5" converter plates totalling $15 w/ shipping, and they'll give me all the support with any problems that I may have with any install at the drop of a hat. Plus the Mastersheets (I think that's what they're called) will be a cool extra for when I sell my car.

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    what about tweeter..they're not bad..good selection
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    oh and gregfarz i'm right by ing of prussia too so you could check out tweeter and my friend did something crazy- he got some regular subs from sam ash for ina studio and did a custom mount in his car and they sound incredible
    Float like a butterfly and sting like when I pee

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    I live in King of Prussia now.

    I would not mind seeing what he did and hearing it too.

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    Originally posted by subzero
    Check these guys out too...

    Nice place for custom sub enclosures for the tirewell.

    http://www.subarusound.com
    Do these guys still exist?

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    Anyone else have any feedback on onlinecarstereo.com?

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