Flightman
Got a car for Chirstmas!!! 2011 Civic. Looking to add a subwoofer, so, I headed too two local audio shops (Music Vision and Ricky Smith).

Here is what I want to end up upgrading in my car:
*One 10 inch subwoofer with ported box (for now)

*Upgraded door speakers (factory are 6.5 inch mids and 1 inch tweater in all four doors)

*Amp (doesn't watter what size as long as it has enough power)

*And here is what I want to upgrade the deck to look like
http://imgur.com/qYMmk
Which will require a dashboard kit and double din radio

Now now, I can't buy all this at once. So Music vision said I could put a subwoofer and amp in my car with a converter so I can use the factory radio.
Then I could upgrade the door speakers and then finish with the radio and dash last.
I read on the internet this is a good plan before I asked them. They quoted this for me and said it would be around $2500 - $3000 with with Rockford Fosgate all the way around. I dont have that kind of money with no job which is why I will do it in stages. And they seem to swear by Rockford, and think all other speaker brands are complete crap. I like to look at the different options and be opened minded, so my dad told me to goto Ricky Smith.

I asked them the same things but they swear by Memphis Audio... Their quote for my entire car upgraed was $1000 maybe a few hundred more or so.

My delema is that Rickey says that all major brands of speakers only differ in sound quality very little, but Music vision says Rockford Fosgate... you get the point.

Does anyone have any experence with either brand? Which one lasts the longest? Which one has better sound quality?
Sorry for the long post!^^^
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Flightman
Hm... No answers...
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F1wanabe
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Fosgate is good stuff, but like with everything each company builds crappie stuff for price too. I have always gone to Crutchfield. Com to shop around. Not really to buy. But they have a selector tool that tells you exactly what will fit, but more importantly, solid reviews of the products. And it's fun to see. They give you installation instructions too. If you call, the guys give you what sounds like honest advice. Then you can shop around.

My youtube :
http://www.youtube.com/gstrysky
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squishy
After blowing up engines or having to pay out the nose to repair my cars I completely gave up on upgrading the audio systems and decided to save the money for practical things like keeping it running. Sorry I have no knowledge of current systems and can't help..
"Education is not about filling buckets; it is lighting fires." W.B. Yeats

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Flightman
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Fosgate is good stuff, but like with everything each company builds crappie stuff for price too. I have always gone to Crutchfield. Com to shop around. Not really to buy. But they have a selector tool that tells you exactly what will fit, but more importantly, solid reviews of the products. And it's fun to see. They give you installation instructions too. If you call, the guys give you what sounds like honest advice. Then you can shop around.

My youtube :
http://www.youtube.com/gstrysky


Thanks! That website is really helpful!
Squish what kind of engines are you blowing up?
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squishy
...I blew up my Forester engine already and replaced it. It was due to damage done by my step-mother who owned it before me, she ran it without oil way to often. I love the thing so much (fits all my planes and gear for the mountains) that I replaced the engine instead of getting a new car...
"Education is not about filling buckets; it is lighting fires." W.B. Yeats

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