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So I want to put some new speakers in my car, for a better bass sound. As a musician, I'd really like to have some good quality sound and of course some good bass ;).

 

I have no experience with putting in speakers into a car, so is there some kind of good tutorial that you guys know of to help? Also, how do you choose which speakers to put in there, since I'm guessing depending on the car, they will have to be a certain size.

 

I have a old 1996 VW Golf if that helps at all.

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Replacing your factory speakers will definitely improve your midbass and high end, but for accurate, and satisfactory bass reproduction, you NEED a subwoofer. For rock music Anything in a small sealed enclosure will work fine. I would recommend a 10" sub, with a small 100-150 watt RMS amplifier.

You can also accomplish great low end by using an even small 8" subwoofer, in about the same power range.

 

You can reproduce the desired frequencies in an enclosure as small as .5 cubic feet, but the bigger the enclosure, the deeper it will play.

Granted, these are my opinions, and someone else will disagree.

I make my recommendations based on experience. I've always wanted to have more power than I need, than not have enough power. The gain level on the amplifier can be used to increase, or decrease the subwoofer output to suit your musical taste.

 

I primarily listen to rock and metal. Right now I have two Kicker Comp 12" subs rated at 150 watts RMS each. They're in a sealed enclosure, with 1.5 cubic feet per sub. I'm powering them with a SMALL and very old JBL amplifier, rated at 60watts RMS x2. Each sub is getting 60 watts, with the gain turned up, and I'm more than happy with it.

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Sweet, yea I'm definitely planning on putting in a sub as well. Where in the car do they usually go?

 

Sorry, I'm a complete noob at this ;). Do you put the new speakers where the stalk ones were?

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The speakers replace the factory speakers. So you'll need to know the factory speaker size, and can purchase the proper aftermarket speaker size to fit without extensive modifications. If your current speakers don't sound bad, I would start with adding an amp and sub first. Subs are usually installed in the truck, or cargo area. But there are some slim mount models that are made to fit under your seats as well, although in many cases, it will require removing the seat from the vehicle.

 

You may also want to upgrade your radio to an aftermarket unit if you havent already done so. Most aftermarket radios will put out more power and sound better than a standard factory radio. There are even aftermarket radios with SD, USB, and iPod connectivity for digital media, so you can download from iTunes or whatever, save the songs you bought, and not have to worry about burning them onto a CD.

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Yea, I definitely will.

 

I'm planning on first get a better radio, then a sub with amplifier, and lastly some new speakers to replace the stock ones. Once its all finished i'll definitely post some pics :D

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there are a lot caraudio brands, with a lot series, some brands sell from entry level to Hi End series, you just have to think what are you searching for, and how mush are you ready to spend.... the most important part in a sound sistem are the front speakers, not the sub...

 

CDT Audio is a really nice brand car audo speakers, they have slim midbass to your car, VW cars has speakers sizes used in Brazil, so, i guest your Golf could have 6" on the doors, they dont use 6.5"... so, you have to fit your new speakers... remember works your doors, with some sound deaden material....

I have a VW hatchback (called Pointer GT) and i´m using a JL 6w3 subwoofer, yes, a 6.5" subwoofer at trunk...and guest wath, its sound amazing... you just try to get the best speaker box for your speakers....

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