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    I just bought my wife a new car. It is a 2009 Honda Accord LX Black and beautiful but the sound quality it not so hot. She is not concerned but I am thinking about doing something about it. Not interested in spending alot of money maybe a couple hundred. I'd like to keep it simple if possible. Any suggestions?
    If you need to know the reason I don't want to spend more its because I am spending it all on MY two channel system at home!
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    If she is not concerned, don't sweat it. If its not broke don't fix it.
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    If youre only wanting to spend a couple hundred, I suggest some Polk DB's all the way around. The 6x9's should drop right into the back deck but the front speakers may take some elbow grease. You may want to go to a shop or even Circuit City and have them tell you what youd need as Im not familiar with the doors of the 09's. My 07 has 6.5" speakers in the front doors but the opening is barely big enough for a 5.25" aftermarket speaker. If your doors are like mine then youll have to spend some extra on an adapter plate. Or you could go with the 5.25's speakers which would probably drop right in with no problem.

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    What sucks about the newer Honda's is that you can't put an aftermarket stereo in the thing without losing your AC system.........stupid engineers on that one IMO........

    Just replacing the speakers can be ok, but you're still only going to be pushing minimal wattage to them based on the factory deck......maybe down the line look at amps and stuff, but for now that's well outside the 'couple hundred' guideline.........
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    There is a kit that replaces the storage bin under the AC controls. This is where I have my HU mounted. Here is the thread of my install 2 years ago when I first put that adapter in.

    Crutchfield also sells an adapter that replaces the AC controls and has a spot to mount an aftermarket CD player but Ive heard from countless people that those things are pieces of junk and never work and if they do work, they tear up quickly.
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    Thanks for all the great ideas.
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    you may want to jump to the new and shiny equipment first, a comparison should really be made. Often times, going with something else will save you hundreds of dollars while providing the same, if not better performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randallflynns View Post
    you may want to jump to the new and shiny equipment first, a comparison should really be made. Often times, going with something else will save you hundreds of dollars while providing the same, if not better performance.
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    WOW Randy Thanks for all the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJPOLKER View Post
    WOW Randy Thanks for all the help
    What? All he said was that you should go and buy something new and spend the money because spending the money can save you hundreds of dollars and get you the same thing if you can't manage to do better.

    Yeah, spend money to save money while realizing absolutely no benefit from your expenditure at all. Makes sense to me! But never fear because even if all the money you spent gets you nothing, at least you managed to save hundreds of dollars!




    Glad I wasn't the first to rip in to him, didn't want to get called a big meany again.

    And to think, I thought botherlove1 (yes, I spelled the user name correctly) had "Stupid Post of the Year" all tied up while narrowly edging out only126db's inane and provoking trolling by a narrow margin. Then this gem gets posted as his FIRST AND ONLY post and he trumps them all by running away with the competition! I'm impressed! That's a new level of over-achieving by saying nothing while actually saying everything. I'm going to award extra points for a judiciously improper use of punctuation AND lack of proper capitalization. Bonus points for a complete disregard of the subject of the thread too! However, points are deducted for what seems to be a modest attempt at the correct use of grammar. We'll emphasize the "modest" part and add a *wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean* for clarity's sake.

    So here's to you randallflynns for your single-handedly running away with the prize all the while slaughtering the English language. As it says on the trophy "Your teh Bestest, dude!"
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    I don't visit the car audio section often, do you guys have alot of posts like this? Just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJPOLKER View Post
    I don't visit the car audio section often, do you guys have alot of posts like this? Just wondering.
    Posts like what? Spammers or just chock full of dumb?

    'Cause honestly, it's both.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    The Spammers are what I was referring to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJPOLKER View Post
    The Spammers are what I was referring to.
    Oh, yeah, recently it's gotten worse. Usually not so bad.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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