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#57951 - 22nd Jun 2006 3:57pm my ICE
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my car stereo is standard apart from a new HU. JVC KDS73Ik
k seen an amp with 400watt output
my HU says 45wx4.
so it would be compatiable with my HU?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/400-WATT-SHARK-CAR...1QQcmdZViewItem
am new to ICE so
any help greatly appreciated
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#57952 - 22nd Jun 2006 4:25pm Re: my ICE
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HU has its own built in amp which is to power the front and rear speakers....

Keep ya front speakers plugged in, and if you have rear speakers unplug them if your planning on getting 6x9's

The amp which you'll put in the boot will power other things like 6x9's and Subs..
Just make sure that your HU has the RCA things in the back so you can use the HU and amp together to send the signal to the amp.

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#57953 - 22nd Jun 2006 4:29pm Re: my ICE
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wat r RCA things? sorry just neva dun ice b4!
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#57954 - 22nd Jun 2006 4:30pm Re: my ICE
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o yeh rear speakers simply unplug and are 100mms ones
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#57955 - 22nd Jun 2006 5:53pm Re: my ICE
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wouldn't recomed a shark amp tbh very low rms output will run 1 350w sub alrite or a set of components or 6x9's but i would bother if u want more than that. wot u gona be running in ur car then??
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#57956 - 22nd Jun 2006 6:40pm Re: my ICE
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just 2 10cm speakers and mayb a small sub just standard fiat ones r ****
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#57957 - 22nd Jun 2006 9:36pm Re: my ICE
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that amp will be acceptable for a pair of replacement rear speakers,or a cheap sub.

I recommend u look into the best set of 10cm components or coaxials you can find,and run them off that shark amp. That will improve rear sounds tenfold,aswell as fitting some replacement front speakers (really recommend components) and change the speaker wire for actually phono cable not normal leccy cable like fiat fitted (run em off head unit built in amp) and you'll have quality sound in ur car for little cash

Add a sub if u want to REALLY FEEL the bass (but in doing so adding the weight of a small child in ur boot 24/7)
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#57958 - 22nd Jun 2006 10:57pm Re: my ICE
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how much will all that cost, and how easy is it 2 do myself as i have no knowledge of electrical things like that? alot to pay sum1 to install for me?
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#57959 - 22nd Jun 2006 11:43pm Re: my ICE
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it could cost as little as 100 quid for a system better than the fiat piss,or as much as u can afford for a system that will sound like somethin out of an audio-visual show stand.

Its a piece of piss to fit stuff like this and can take several hours to do properly,so its a fair bit of labour time but it IS possible to fit urself to a good standard,try and get a mate whos done it before to help u if u dont know what your'e looking for,but once u've seen one speaker removed and fitted u've seen em all (kind of)
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#57960 - 23rd Jun 2006 12:17am Re: my ICE
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most ice dealers will be able to tell you how to wire an amp up, basic electrics mate.
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#57961 - 23rd Jun 2006 12:27am Re: my ICE
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theres 2 or 3 guides knocking about here telling u how to wire an amp up aswell. Use the seardch feature on the bar at the top of the forum and search for. "Amp wiring"

My guide

Lawtons guide
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#57962 - 23rd Jun 2006 3:29pm Re: my ICE
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ok right, do all 10cm speakers have a clip so you can plug them str8 into ur existing system? coz i have seen a set of kenwood 10cm components for 15.
what i reli need is someone to come luk at my speakers and HU and tel me if what i wana buy will be worth it!
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#57963 - 23rd Jun 2006 3:44pm Re: my ICE
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type the item name into google and it'll give u a spec,post that spec up here.

There shud be the plug on all 10cm speakers but if not its easy to adapt it to fit
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#57964 - 23rd Jun 2006 3:53pm Re: my ICE
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amp...http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=008&item=180000627764&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

speakers...http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=011&item=320000113164&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

HU...http://www.recommendedbuys.co.uk/electronics/car-audio/jvc-kd-s731r.htm
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#57965 - 23rd Jun 2006 4:26pm Re: my ICE
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Theres cheap then theres cheap mate. The following statement is my opinion and u can ignore it if u want

Those speakers are a waste of time and amplifying them is just pissing money down the drain. For the cost of that set-up u could get a better set-up without using an amp. TBH u'd be best getting a better set of speakers and just running them off the head unit,as the head unit amp can happily power speakers as cheap as those,or similarly cheap ones. I ran 6.5" type S co-axials off a 45x4 head unit and it took em more than loud enough without distortion

Spend a few quid more to get better quality IMO

Any reason why u chose that particular head unit?
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