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Old 10-07-2009, 09:28 AM   #1
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Monsoon sound system... sub-par at best?

I'm basically starting this thread as a "new member" thread has been hijacked my anti-new member thread terrorists.

...So to continue our discussion about the monsoon stereo system...

At least it provides enough bass to shake your rear-view mirror. hah.

I've been looking into getting this Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT which should help some on the stock speakers... I haven't picked out which speakers/bass and amp combo to go with it yet though. This will be about 3-6 months down the line.
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will you be using the HU power for the interior speakers or an separate amp?
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
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will you be using the HU power for the interior speakers or an separate amp?
Definitely going to want a new amp... Haven't picked which one out yet. I'm still planning my budget deficit. I have a list of items I'm saving up for, some of which include:

Rims (and possibly tires if I go 18's)...Looking at these:


(I was originally looking at some other Konig's...but I saw some spokes like this on another G6 and fell in love. haha

CRABS / CAI (A must have...eventually. )
Tint (I'm thinking 35% on my back two, and maybe 50% on the front windows... as I always drive with my front windows down.)

New rear valence for dual out's
GT-R Exhaust
MPD Hood (Must... have... ram....air.)
Paint the hood (Gotta match!)

HIDs (not on my list of urgent items)


Between all that, I'm having a hard time deciding: Do I want to work on my eclipse and turbo it? (I have the turbo, but I have to rebuild the engine and tranny...which I kinda want to do.) Or spend the money on the G6 first and work on it later?

If I go G6 first...Do I want to get rims first...Or my audio system? If I get my audio system, then what amp/speakers/subs do I want? I haven't decided yet. Decisions, decisions... haha.
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:06 AM   #4
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i can help yo on the stereo end......rims however all the rims i like come from gm lol....
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Really? Lol. I don't like factory rims: 1) Most everyone has them, or 2) They are extremely overpriced....

Got some pics of any of the GM rims you like? Or do you actually like the standard equipped ones?

As for audio, I haven't had the time to decide where I want to put which audio components at the top of my budget... gotta prioritize them. I know my head unit is definitely going at the top of my list. Which, I've already picked out... I had a decent kenwood system in my car that was all customized by Audioworld. It was good, probably one of the best audio systems in the parking lot at my high school two years ago. But, I'm not settling for 'good' in my G6, I want greatness.

I might go back with some kenny's, kickers...I haven't really done my research into the current audio market to see whats good right now (aside from the HU.) So I need to look into that... Suggestions welcomed though. I am an audiophile, as I play guitar and have a trained ear for things. So I can hear the difference in sound qualities...

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Old 10-07-2009, 11:35 AM   #6
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On the Monsoon System topic, your right. The Pioneer system in my G5 GT is much better than the Monsoon one in the G6. At least I think so.

When I bought the G6 that was like the one downgrade that I didn't like. It was that my G5 had a better stock sound system.
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Really? Lol. I don't like factory rims: 1) Most everyone has them, or 2) They are extremely overpriced....

Got some pics of any of the GM rims you like? Or do you actually like the standard equipped ones?

As for audio, I haven't had the time to decide where I want to put which audio components at the top of my budget... gotta prioritize them. I know my head unit is definitely going at the top of my list. Which, I've already picked out... I had a decent kenwood system in my car that was all customized by Audioworld. It was good, probably one of the best audio systems in the parking lot at my high school two years ago. But, I'm not settling for 'good' in my G6, I want greatness.

I might go back with some kenny's, kickers...I haven't really done my research into the current audio market to see whats good right now (aside from the HU.) So I need to look into that... Suggestions welcomed though. I am an audiophile, as I play guitar and have a trained ear for things. So I can hear the difference in sound qualities...

How about this how about i can put toghter a system that will sound better than ''car audio'' stuff?
Some rims I like (I kinda of lied but i would chose some these over ALOT of aftermarket ones rember you can always powde coat and tweak rims )





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Not mine^^^^ i still like those rims more
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The first rims in your last post...looked exactly like the Konig's I was originally wanting to get... And those last rims, the Caddy's...Those are ballin. But they are Cadillac's... And thats how Caddy's roll. haha. I never thought I want 5 single, thinnish spokes, until I saw how great they look on the car. Man, it changed my mind about those rims. I plan on getting those rims I posted the pic of, and painting my calipers 2-tones to contrast my car and rims.

Be my guest if you'd like to put together a list, suggestions are always welcomed!
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The first rims in your last post...looked exactly like the Konig's I was originally wanting to get... And those last rims, the Caddy's...Those are ballin. But they are Cadillac's... And thats how Caddy's roll. haha. I never thought I want 5 single, thinnish spokes, until I saw how great they look on the car. Man, it changed my mind about those rims. I plan on getting those rims I posted the pic of, and painting my calipers 2-tones to contrast my car and rims.

Be my guest if you'd like to put together a list, suggestions are always welcomed!
How much cash you working with? for everything wire hu,amps speakers
>300$ Yeah it' aint worth the upgrade
500-700$ I can kinda work with that
800-1100$ I can work with that
1.2K-1.7K$ I see you want do some sound comps
1.8k-2.6k$ baller ay?
3.0k-5k$ WTF you damn audiophile
6k-10k$ srsly in a G6 ?????
10k-20k$ you going to sema or something?
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How much cash you working with? for everything wire hu,amps speakers
>300$ Yeah it' aint worth the upgrade
500-700$ I can kinda work with that
800-1100$ I can work with that
1.2K-1.7K$ I see you want do some sound comps
1.8k-2.6k$ baller ay?
3.0k-5k$ WTF you damn audiophile
6k-10k$ srsly in a G6 ?????
10k-20k$ you going to sema or something?


That was great... My budget? No less than $800...no more than.. 2k? I still need money to pay tuition at school during these budget cuts. haha
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Great Range..... Ok lets Start

Option 1 Active system comple stock system gut

Hu: Alpine model number: 9887 (300-400$)
Front door Speaekrs: Dayton RS180-4 7" (45$)x2 each These will fit you will need to make a custom baffle like This lot smaller though


Tweets:HYBRID AUDIO LEGATIA L1v2 ($209 (pair))

Sub's times two
Dayton RSS315HO-4 12" Reference HO 138$ x2 each

Amps

For the Daytons
Arc audio (bridegd for each ch.)179$

Tweets:
Arc audio 2ch 119$

Subs
Arc audio 369$

Power Wire kit
Knu Power cable 89$


Speaker wire
Dayton speaker cable 45$


Rca cables
Knu Rca's X3 20$

Battery(Yeah it's going in the trunk) and disto boxes and battery parts.

Battery clamp x2 4.90$

Disto Block 30.00$ x2

Die hard plaitum boat battery 250$
I will post altenraties real soon


2,015.80$
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On the Monsoon System topic, your right. The Pioneer system in my G5 GT is much better than the Monsoon one in the G6. At least I think so.

When I bought the G6 that was like the one downgrade that I didn't like. It was that my G5 had a better stock sound system.
Didn't see your comment until just now... and I agree. Heck, I even like the JBL sound system my mom's RAV4 has over our "premium" sound sytem... A girl friend of mine has a VW Beetle that has the monsoon sound system... G6's should not be matched to a little vdub in terms of sound quality. ...and the fact that I don't like having the same system as her....lol
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Dang son, that's pretty detailed. Good job... But I left out one minor detail... (Oops!) That budget was AFTER the fact of purchasing a head unit (No, I haven't bought one yet.) I've already decided that I'm going to get the Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT... That alone is over a grand, but well worth it. Starting either next month, or the end of this month, I'll start the buying process of things for my G6... That should be quite exciting. ..I might even go this weekend if I can and actually get the windows tinted. haha.

Edit: I'm almost off work, I'll go over your list when I get home later...but I noticed a second battery...this setup isn't going to need a new / additional alternator is it? haha

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Dang son, that's pretty detailed. Good job...

But I left out one minor detail... (Oops!) That budget was AFTER the fact of purchasing a head unit (No, I haven't bought one yet.)
So? that means I still have 2G's to work with , But I will say this..I would never drop a G on a HU, if i got anymore than 500$ i'm going carputer...Just thought i wouls share
I've already decided that I'm going to get the Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT... That alone is over a grand, but well worth it. Starting either next month, or the end of this month, I'll start the buying process of things for my G6... That should be quite exciting. ..
And expensive but HELP THE ECONOMY!!
I might even go this weekend if I can and actually get the windows tinted. haha.
Done.... Group deal
Edit: I'm almost off work, I'll go over your list when I get home later...but I noticed a second battery...this setup isn't going to need a new / additional alternator is it? haha
No, Just one BIG ass battery that will be recolated to the trunk. you should do the alt.... But I think you have have a 120amp more likely a 150amp and two of the amplifers have 35amp fuses and the other a 45 amp so in theory you should be fine
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