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Hello folks,

To all of you that own a car i need some advice, i'm looking to buy a few things for my car in terms of Audio, i currently own a Hyundai Getz 2005, i'm looking to buy a new CD Tuner for my car with simple AUX and CD/MP3 playback, and im also looking into a 10" subwoofer, any suggestions? All Aussie Please :)
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11-30-2008 09:02 AM
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RE: Car Audio System
I have a Sony GT44IP. It cost me 130 last year, and was half price at the time. You can probably pick them up for like 70 now. It has Aux input and MP3 CD but also has an iPod cable which sticks out the back, you can plug an iPod in and control it from the fascia. It also has a remote control, for no good reason tbh.

As for subwoofers, no idea. Don't have one.

Do you know what you're doing? If you don't remember you'll also possibly need a fascia adapter and wire harness. For the subwoofer you'll need to run power cabling from the front of the car to the back. Etc, etc... :)
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Best thing to do it go down to a few different shops and take a look. They usually have alot of different equipment on display so you can check it out yourself.
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I take it you'll be getting new speakers too? You have a Getz. Don't even bother with a sub woofer. Not worth it and anyone who puts a sub in a Getz or Excel or something is a goose. Just get some nice 6x9 speakers in the back and they'll produce enough bass.

I rate JB Hi Fi for car audio. They have a lot of stuff there just go in and have a look what catches your eye out of those that meet your requirements. They also have good prices.

Before you head in, think about whether or not you'll want a front Aux. Some are at the back or side, and generally that means you'll need to leave your cord in there 24/7 so if you need it for other things it could be a pain.
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I take it you'll be getting new speakers too? You have a Getz. Don't even bother with a sub woofer. Not worth it and anyone who puts a sub in a Getz or Excel or something is a goose. Just get some nice 6x9 speakers in the back and they'll produce enough bass.

I rate JB Hi Fi for car audio. They have a lot of stuff there just go in and have a look what catches your eye out of those that meet your requirements. They also have good prices.

Before you head in, think about whether or not you'll want a front Aux. Some are at the back or side, and generally that means you'll need to leave your cord in there 24/7 so if you need it for other things it could be a pain.
Would only ever want a AUX Cord for my iPod, and i plan to get one with a front jack. I will look into the speakers i suppose, thanks for the suggestions.

On another note i was looking into getting speakers as well, but i do have sort of a budget, and im not at all sure how to do any of it myself so will have to pay someone to put it all in.

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why exactly do you want to change the audio system?
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i like jaycar or frankie's auto electrics (but frankies may just be local im not sure) but you can't have a good car without an after market stereo:P

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why exactly do you want to change the audio system?
So it sounds better. Easier to listen to songs straight from your mp3 player than having to burn them to a CD everytime. Because he can.

As I have said. You are much better off going to a few places and checking them out yourself. We have dozens of local car audio stores around here. The people at Strathfeild always had good deals and were willing to help you out.

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Yeah i am going to go into Audiocom and JB Hi-Fi, i heard some bad stories about stratfield unfortunately.
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why exactly do you want to change the audio system?
So it sounds better. Easier to listen to songs straight from your mp3 player than having to burn them to a CD everytime. Because he can.


why don't you let him tell us that?!
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