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Bazooka tube & Kicker Replacement Speakers

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by TimPanik, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Apr 11, 2017 at 9:44 AM
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    TimPanik

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    I'm looking for some intel.
    I would like to upgrade the speakers in my sound bar & add an 8" active Bazooka tube.
    Here's my stupid question:
    Do I need an amp for the Kicker sound bar upgrade speakers. Pretty sure they will still break up using the factory radio amplitude, right?
    Further, Can I get my hands on the Kicker subwoofer processor with out paying the 1k+ that the kicker sub system costs?

    Am I off base?
    I'd like to get the Kicker Sound bar speakers and the Kicker processor that corrects the factory sound processing so I can use my Bazooka tube to it's bestest. OR can someone give me a good affordable aftermarket processor that sorts out the factory settings?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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  2. Apr 11, 2017 at 10:31 AM
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    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    There is really no clear place to start here without knowing what you really want to do. There is so much theory behind building a good sounding stereo system that one would have to write a book to explain it. Have you ever heard a bazooka tube and similar products. My opinion is that they are lacking. Listen to one in a car like setup before you purchase. If you are trying to keep your factory radio to save money or because you don't want to change the look, I suggest something like this and get you a 5 channel amp to run your whole system from the processor.

    This little guy will run a pretty good sound system on a budget: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_530PN5640D/Soundstream-Picasso-Nano-PN5-640D.html?tp=35808 I have always liked soundstream amps. Surprising good sound especially the older amps that were made in America.

    This processor: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_161LC6IB/AudioControl-LC6i-Black.html?tp=70736

    And the sub enclosure: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_663STEALTH/Select-Increments-Stealth-Pod.html?tp=61653

    Just add speakers and you have a total sound system for under $900 give or take.

    If you want to go louder, you have to spend more money. Me personally I like to go minimum 75 watts RMS and truelly 100 watts RMS, but few people like their music as loud as I do. Probably why at 44 years old I'm losing my hearing.


    New speakers will be a great improvement over factory, but you will still not get the volume to hear clearly over the wind noise with the top down, and doors off at 70mph. You don't need an amp for the kicker speakers, but would definitely sound better with one.
     
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  3. Apr 11, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  4. Apr 11, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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    This is really great stuff, OFFGRID!
    Thanks a million!
     

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