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Audio Upgrade Ideas '01 C4


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Guys, I need to upgrade the sound in my car. It has just the bog standard factory setup of CDR-22 and 2 dash/2 rear panel speakers (both 4" I think). Any ideas?

The more I look at audio sites the more confused I get.

Considering Focal 100CV1's. Are they any better than Infinity/JBL/JL etc.

Should I upgrade the head unit (I don't like the flashy lights stuff of most HU's), do I need an amp to power the speakers etc. ?

Would a small sub help - you know how tight on space it is inside.

I don't want anything too obtrusive.

All ideas appreciated. Thanks.

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Focal makes a great speaker and I would choose it over the Infinity, but it really comes down to what you like the sound of. If I were you I would get a new head unit that offers Sat. radio, MP3 so that way you can hold on to it for a while and not worry about upgrading later.

Get one amp for the car such as a 5 channel that will run the dash, rear, and sub.

2 8" woofers in the back behind the seat (JL Audio 8w3 or 8w6) would be great!

Make sure you go to a shop that will mount the amp and box the right way. Alot of places will screw the amp down to the car. The shops that do it the right way will make brackets out of steel that will bolt of your cars factory bolt locations and the amp will bolt to the bracket. here are a few photos to give you an idea what I am talking about. Feel free to ask me any other audio questions. I was in the field for over 7 years installing and running shops

NOTE: the last 2 shots are a little extreme when using the whole trunk for audio.

I did include one 996 picture holding 2 amplifiers

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Focal makes a great speaker and I would choose it over the Infinity, but it really comes down to what you like the sound of. If I were you I would get a new head unit that offers Sat. radio, MP3 so that way you can hold on to it for a while and not worry about upgrading later.

Get one amp for the car such as a 5 channel that will run the dash, rear, and sub.

2 8" woofers in the back behind the seat (JL Audio 8w3 or 8w6) would be great!

Make sure you go to a shop that will mount the amp and box the right way. Alot of places will screw the amp down to the car. The shops that do it the right way will make brackets out of steel that will bolt of your cars factory bolt locations and the amp will bolt to the bracket. here are a few photos to give you an idea what I am talking about. Feel free to ask me any other audio questions. I was in the field for over 7 years installing and running shops

NOTE: the last 2 shots are a little extreme when using the whole trunk for audio.

I did include one 996 picture holding 2 amplifiers

Thanks Bruce. I'll be auditioning all the speakers before I buy. I see what you mean about the brackets too. Thanks again.

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