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Looking for stereo suggestions #734062
March 17th 2018 10:37 pm
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Hey everyone,

Looking for some suggestions on some solid aftermarket stereos and speakers that you all wired into your vans.

I’ve got a 77 dodge b200 and am looking to outfit it with a built in amp reciever and a set of four speakers (two up front two back near where I have a bed installed).

Let me know what systems you guys have liked/used. Would prefer something with either Bluetooth or aux I put maybe even a cassette deck as well if I’m lucky!

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Re: Looking for stereo suggestions [Re: Ether] #734070
March 18th 2018 12:21 am
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well this probably doesn't help you as I'm in the same boat, however, I just ordered 2 sets of Memphis Power Reference 6.5 component speakers with the same concept in mind, 2 rear/2 front-ish. This will pair with one 12 inch Polk sub powered by a Pioneer amp. Oh, and a Memphis 75 watt by 4 amp will push the 6.5's. I'm planning on having to build a mount for the 6.5's . I'll get some pics when I begin but honestly it's going to be a while, lol.


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Re: Looking for stereo suggestions [Re: Ether] #734101
March 19th 2018 4:37 pm
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On Route 66 in Bethany Oklahom...
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Memphis is great stuff, in all of their series lines, so good choice there Jason159.

As a ex-stereo shop owner, I will tell you, IN MY OPINION, you can not beat Pioneer for value from your dollar. They make good head units in most any configuration you want as far as am/fm, cd, usb, Bluetooth, video input (backup camera) , even Sirius/XM , they make good mono. Stereo, three channel, four channel, even five channel amp. They also offer speakers in most any size you want . . . .

I am personally putting a “media only” deck in my van, it has a smaller chassis that has no optical drive, only AM/FM, Bluetooth, and USB thumb drive. I can plug in one of about six 128 gig thumb drives I have and let it rock from Cali to NYC and back, and never hear the same song twice unless I want to.


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1)The 1994 Dodge B-250. Ol’Blu


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Re: Looking for stereo suggestions [Re: Ether] #734136
March 19th 2018 9:34 pm
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I've been an Alpine Guy since the 70's. But I'm putting a Blaupunkt deck in as I' going after the "period" look. I have a pair of Memphis in my doors now with the 80's Audiovox deck that came in the van. They sound really good. But then I heard a pair of Hertz. The Memphis will be transferred to my RAM and the Hertz will be in the van.


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Re: Looking for stereo suggestions [Re: Ether] #734142
March 20th 2018 1:25 am
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Alpine is killer gear, ditto Memphis and Hertz. If you really want to be blown away, check out Focal.
I suggested Pioneer as a good solid performer at a good price. Are there better brands? Hell yes, as you have pointed out, but they come with a price.


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Re: Looking for stereo suggestions [Re: Ether] #734143
March 20th 2018 8:33 am
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I used to be an Alpine fanboy, but a couple years ago I bought a really nice Kenwood touchscreen for a different car and I have not looked back since. I love the Kenwood stuff now and will be installing a similar unit in my van when the time comes, but instead of the full double din, it will be the single din version with flip out touch screen. Also going to be using Infinity Kappa speakers (4x - 6.5") mounted up at the ceiling.

Also to note, the biggest thing you can do to help audio quality in a big van is sound deadening and insulation. even the best equipment will sound like garbage when used inside of a tin can.


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Re: Looking for stereo suggestions [Re: Ether] #734145
March 20th 2018 10:02 am
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Yes , Focal is great. they are also out of their [censored] minds on price.


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Re: Looking for stereo suggestions [Re: Uncle_Fester] #734239
March 22nd 2018 10:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Uncle_Fester
Memphis is great stuff, in all of their series lines, so good choice there Jason159.

As a ex-stereo shop owner, I will tell you, IN MY OPINION, you can not beat Pioneer for value from your dollar. They make good head units in most any configuration you want as far as am/fm, cd, usb, Bluetooth, video input (backup camera) , even Sirius/XM , they make good mono. Stereo, three channel, four channel, even five channel amp. They also offer speakers in most any size you want . . . .

I am personally putting a “media only” deck in my van, it has a smaller chassis that has no optical drive, only AM/FM, Bluetooth, and USB thumb drive. I can plug in one of about six 128 gig thumb drives I have and let it rock from Cali to NYC and back, and never hear the same song twice unless I want to.

Good info, thanks!

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Re: Looking for stereo suggestions [Re: Ether] #735245
April 18th 2018 12:27 am
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Getting started on Memphis 6.5 component system. It was easier to remove the door to drill my speaker wire holes.


Are the pics not showing up for you guys? Black squares only?

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Re: Looking for stereo suggestions [Re: Ether] #735246
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