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All For the first time ever owning a car, I am putting in a new stereo system. 2009 370z with Bose. I don't know much about these systems and how

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Old 02-16-2014, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For the first time ever owning a car, I am putting in a new stereo system. 2009 370z with Bose. I don't know much about these systems and how car audio works. I am an audiophile for home theatre stuff and am very familiar with that. So I figured I would write down my list and see what you all think.

Here is what I am thinking about getting

1. Pioneer z150bh nav (am familiar, 3rd unit I have bought. Love them)
2. Focal 165 krx2 speakers for doors and tweeters
3. Stealth box (think comes with 2 10s)
4. JL xd 600/1 amp

And that's it I think. This package is pretty expensive. What do you guys think?
Will this be a pretty serious upgrade from stock bose?
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No amp for your front stage? You'll be disappointed running those focals off the head unit
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No amp for your front stage? You'll be disappointed running those focals off the head unit
Can I buy one amp for both? This is the feedback I am looking for. Thank you
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A JL 500/3 or alpine pdx-v9 would take care of running them all. I agree your going to want an amp for them.
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A JL 500/3 or alpine pdx-v9 would take care of running them all. I agree your going to want an amp for them.

What's the difference in 500 600? Power? Is there a 600 / 3?
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What's the difference in 500 600? Power? Is there a 600 / 3?


They are telling me I need jl hd 900/5
JL Audio HD Series HD900/5 5-channel car amplifier 100 watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 500 watts RMS x 1 at Crutchfield.com

What do you think? That Is expensive.
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I'm running a HD900. BiAmped for fronts to Focal ps165f3. The XD will provide plenty of power.

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Look at the kenwood xr900-5 amp to power both the focals and the subs..ive heard it its awesome! Its got a built in 600 watt single channel for your subs...then bridge the 4 channels to two two channels and power your focals.
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What's the difference in 500 600? Power? Is there a 600 / 3?
You do not need to get the 900/5 I think they are pushing for you to spend more money. No need for it. The wattage is a factory but for what your trying to do a alpine v9 or 500/3 would work very well.
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There are literally hundreds of different amps you could chose for this application. Do some homework.
you will need at least 3 channels, or a 4 channel that will allow you to bridge to make 3.
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Thanks everyone for your feedback.

I ended up going with

focal 165 krx
Jl hd 900/5 amp (someone stated earlier that you could biamp the fronts, I plan to do that)
Stealth box with 2 10s
Pioneer nav z150 (didn't want to wait or spend the extra for the avic 8000).

Is there anything else I need to look at? Any sound deadening material?

Oh question, will installing the stealth box take out the roller shade in the back?
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I have spent more on audio than I have on performance mods. That's a first! This stuff adds up!
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Thanks everyone for your feedback.

I ended up going with

focal 165 krx
Jl hd 900/5 amp (someone stated earlier that you could biamp the fronts, I plan to do that)
Stealth box with 2 10s
Pioneer nav z150 (didn't want to wait or spend the extra for the avic 8000).

Is there anything else I need to look at? Any sound deadening material?

Oh question, will installing the stealth box take out the roller shade in the back?
Once again I say you do not need to spend that much for that amp, the alpine you can bi amp the channels as well for half the price. But if you want to spend the extra cash than by all means.
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Just got everything installed Friday. Sounds amazing! Very happy. Had to turn down the stealthbox sub considerably for my listening taste. Sounds great!
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Sounds like a sweet system! As for sound damping, yes adding some to your doors and hatch area would be a good thing.
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