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post #1 of 35 Old 01-19-2011, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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CleanSweep vs. LC6i for '07 EX/Is $2200 too much to spend?

I've read all the pros and cons here and elsewhere, but there aren't many fresh opinions past 2009.

I'm ready to pull the trigger on an all Focal and JL system but I'm having a hard time deciding whether the CleanSweep or LC6i will be better in my situation.

Has anyone ever stumbled across anything even mildly authoritative about the '07 Accord's volume-dependent EQing? Is it significant enough that the CleanSweep provides a clear SQ advantage over LC6i? Does using the steering wheel volume control defeat the purpose of the Clean Sweep? Is the flat signal the CleanSweep yields a problem given that the OEM head unit only has bass and treble controls? (FWIW, I currently keep both flat).

If the LC6i would be just as good, I'd prefer to put the savings towards a USA Spec iPod adapter.

Here's the system I'm about to have installed for around $2200. Overkill for this car?

JL Audio CL441dsp Clean Sweep
Focal Polyglass 165V30 components for front
Stock rears (for now)
JL Audio Sub CS110RG-W3v3 (10" enclosed sub)
JL Audio XD700/5-channel amp

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I'll take the lc6 over the cleansweep, but with a budget like that, i'd get an audison bit.1 or jbl ms8

$2200 is also too much for what you're getting. lower end focal comps? lower end jl sub?

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That quote consists of Crutchfield prices for the hardware and $500 for the installation.

Can I get it done much cheaper without doing it myself?
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If you're stuck on jl, probably not. You're paying around 30% extra just for the name.

For example the JL Audio Sub CS110RG-W3v3

That sub should be priced at around 110-120. You're paying 180 more for a sealed enclosure that cost about 30 dollars to put together...
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wow 2200 for all that? You going to sound deaden your car? You better for that much your spending. Or else its going to rattle and piss you off all day.

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Definitely not wedded to JL, but I do like the Focals. What would be a better 10" sub for the money? Would a stock enclosure take up a lot more trunk space? The thing I liked about the JL was its compact size.

FWIW, I'm not a bass head, but I do appreciate a solid low end no matter what I'm listening to. SQ over SPL.
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Definitely gonna need deadening

When doing an audio project, you should set aside 2 budgets

First budget is for actual product. HU or processor, speakers, amps, subs, sub box

Second budget is for prep and install. Misc wiring, deadening, cables, etc etc
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wow 2200 for all that? You going to sound deaden your car? You better for that much your spending. Or else its going to rattle and piss you off all day.
That's occurred to me. I'm wondering if I'd be better off spending less on components and adding dynamatting the doors and trunk to the project.

The price I was quoted was high, but its par for the course for the Washington DC area. I've priced out aftermarket systems a few times in the last three years only to walk away because of the price.

But no matter where I go -- reputable installer, less reputable installer or Best Buy -- I encounter similar prices. Best Buy is a bit cheaper, but primarily because they sell cheaper gear. Low to mid-tier Polk seems to be the best they sell.
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That's occurred to me. I'm wondering if I'd be better off spending less on components and adding dynamatting the doors and trunk to the project.

The price I was quoted was high, but its par for the course for the Washington DC area. I've priced out aftermarket systems a few times in the last three years only to walk away because of the price.

But no matter where I go -- reputable installer, less reputable installer or Best Buy -- I encounter similar prices. Best Buy is a bit cheaper, but primarily because they sell cheaper gear. Low to mid-tier Polk seems to be the best they sell.
The last place you want to go is best buy. You do not want some idiot 16 year old working on your car. My mom took her tsx a couple months ago for a simple install. I couldn't do it since i was out of state and she wanted it in for a road trip. long story short, they fried the whole electrical system and tried to blame it on her. I literally had to threaten to put hands on the installers before they decided to pony up to fix it.
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When doing an audio project, you should set aside 2 budgets

First budget is for actual product. HU or processor, speakers, amps, subs, sub box

Second budget is for prep and install. Misc wiring, deadening, cables, etc etc
Right on. I've priced out a few different hardware configurations. The system mentioned above costs about $1700. Moving down the Focal and JL lines a notch and using an LCi6 instead of CleanSweep gets the hardware costs down closer to $1000. Installation remains $500, which is pretty standard around here.
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Ever considered doing it yourself? they're plenty of diy's around here and you can also visit
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[QUOTE=mrmondaynight;781969]The last place you want to go is best buy. /QUOTE]

Fully agree with you there. Installation costs are the same as the reputable installer. Yet if the job's not done well, you're left to deal with Best Buy instead of the owner.
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Ever considered doing it yourself? they're plenty of diy's around here and you can also visit
I don't have a garage but I do have a proven track record at turning simple jobs into YouTube-worthy mishaps. So, no.
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LOL

Understandable.

With a budget like yours, this is what i'd get.

Rockford 3sixty.3 should be out in the next 2-3 weeks.

Should have a much much lower street price than that. i'd say around 430ish

Image dynamics xs65 $469


Sundown audio 100.4 $384.99


Much lower price if you look around.

Sundown sa series subs


I use to use the image dynamics idq in the shop since they have the perfect blend of sq and spl. I've since replaced them with the sundown sa's..they get so much louder and sound just as good. Cheaper, too.

Depending on how much trunk space u wanna give up dictates what size u go with. 2 10's would be nice, though. Or even 2 8's

sundown saz 1000 $279.99


Could be found much lower if u look around
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Actually

this would be a better bang for buck



You'll get 200 x 2 for the front stage and 800 x 1 4 on the sub channel

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