Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Orange County/Tustin Ranch
Stereo on a budget
Some of you may have seen this post before on another form, but I wanted to throw out my stereo install I did to run off an MP3 player such as an IPOD. I searched for the best fitting amp I could find for the glove box, at least without ordering. I finally settled on this "Crunch" (rated 200 watts x 2), probably like 70 watts x 2 RMS. Nothing special, but its more than enough for the two 6.5" Polk Audio speakers I decided on. These Polks are great. Rubber surrounds and moisture/dust resistant and it looks like they built in a passive x-over from the tweet and mid. For not being a component speaker they are great. I had to get creative on their placement and how to enclose them. Don't laugh but I placed them under the dash and used two stainless dog food bowls to enclose them, ya ha ha ha. I went a little overboard and sealed with black RTV high temp silicon to keep out water and painted them flat black. This thing actually sounds pretty damn good for two 6.5's. I am very happy. I am in it for $252.00 for the speakers, amp, amp wiring kit, connectors, silicon, dog food bowls, RCA cable, amp turn on switch. The IPOD Was and old Mini I already had. Here are some pix.
Last edited by mosslager; 06-25-2008 at 06:44 AM.