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ok speakers...thats about it
on October 22, 2006
this was my first effort in putting a sub/amp system into my car. you can imagine my disapointment when it took a rescheduling of installation at best buy because the wire kit provided by visonik wasn't NEAR suffecient enough and i wasn't about to fork over the $100+ for a rockford/fosgate wire kit.
to start with i got this for $138 from amazon with free shipping - it took only a few days to get here from when i first placed order - that impressed me. right away i noticed the amp feeling very light and kinda cheap feeling. the description online advertises an 800watt max (400watt RMS) amp - no where on the amp does it give any type of power rating - there is no printed material provided which states the power of the amp - to me that's dangerous, and may even be illegal, anyways.
this best buy install tech almost laughed at me when i showed him the wire kit they provided - he said this wasn't even close to what i needed, now why would they provide an wire kit that is too light and cheap. i bought a $35 wire kit from walmart and since after what happened with wire kit, i wasn't even going to attempt to try and use visonik amp provided, i also bought a Pioneer 760watt (max) amp from walmart for about $121 which so far has worked very well.
the only posative thing i can say about this is - the speakers/box seem to work pretty well, i think someone using an amp stronger than mine, or if i turned mine up all the way (i only run at half bass boost and half power running at 4ohms) they could blow the speakers. it rattles my rear view mirror and rattles my trunk if i turn it up a little bit, i don't need much more than that.
last - they offer this for $150 now plus i dont' see anymore free shipping - in that case add $40 for shipping $190 for ok speakers and a good box??? no way - go to best buy and pick up a Dual 2x12" bandpass box with speakers which i am sure is equal or better than this for about $148+ tax. don't think you are going to save money by buying this "all in one" kit - because i've already had to replace two out of three components even before the install.