I wanted to put a system into my astra. I was thinking to get most stuff 2nd hand as keep costs done but to get better quality gear. Budget is roughly as follows;
HU - £130
Amp, prop 3 channel, £150
Sub and box - £70
1 set of comps - £80
What do people think, any recommendations?
On this sort of budget is sound deadening really important and how much would I need to do. Bit of a novice when it comes to this so would appreciate the help.
Not up to date on head units, but you need to consider what you want and need. iPod controls? CD Changer controls? Bluetooth etc...
Amp, If you want 3 channels, the JBL 75.4 is very good, it's what I have. It's technically 4 channel, but you have the option to pair the channels up, so you have the choice of:
4x 100W RMS
2x 100W RMS + 1 x 284W RMS
2x 284W RMS (I think this is possible)
Depending on where you look, you can get it for £80. I got mine for £85, BNIB off eBay.
And for speakers, I have the SPL Dynamics 6.2s They're about £80 and sound great. They'll go well with that amp
About the sub, I haven't owned one before (other than on my PC) so I can't really advise. Do you want ported or sealed? What kind of music do you like?
I'm about to buy myself this:
Have you considered investing in sound deadening? Even if you just do the doors (all I have done), you will notice a notable difference in mid bass and bass in the doors. It can even reduce rattling and distortion too.
A great and helpful place to head over to is www.talkaudio.co.uk. Great forum for ICE and home audio.