What Was Your First Big System?
Big system doesn't mean an amp and a pair of 6x9s or woofers. Big system is thousands of dollars spent, an amp rack that looks nice.
I was an installer when I was a teen and early 20s, my stepdad owned a shop. I had some money to spend when I was 18 from a car accident when I was young. I bought a 1988 Nissan 300zx, it was 3 years old, looked just like the pic, black, tinted windows, v6, T-Tops. It was fast, you couldn't spin the tires, it was so nice it just got up and moved.
I spent about $1500 just on product, I obviously didnt have to pay for the work. Everybody in the shop helped on the system.
The whole interior was removed and covered with Dynamat. For those unfamiliar, all metal of the interior was covered with an 1/8" thick layer of sound deadening. The floor, sides, doors, roof, anything metal. It keeps exterior sound out like traffic and whatever else. You may not comprehend what that really means but it's unbelievable you can't hear a thing. And it makes your system sound better and bass response is better.
4 gauge power cable ran underneath the car to the hatch to a gold distribution block. I had a Viper alarm with perimeter, door locks, and power windows, the windows closed when it was armed.
I had a Pioneer CD player with a 12 disk changer that was mounted to the roof of the car and hung behind me between the T-Tops. Five Linear Power amplifiers, a 952IQ(95 watts) for one 10" Kicker Solo-Baric, and four 652IQs(65 watts), one for each corner of the car, or channel. An AudioContol crossover and an AudioContol Epicenter, a bass restoration processor. It comes with a knob you mount in the front and you get twice the bass than from any regular amp and woofer, literally.
The amp rack filled the entire hatch a couple inches high. the enclosure was part of it. The woofer was way in the back behind a tire well and pointed in, the amp rack was made with 3/4" MDF and finished off with black formica to go with the car, the interior was black whatever material everywhere with gray leather seats. It had a see through plexiglass cover that fit tightly inset in the rack. All the amps were gold and it looked good.
I had Clif Designs 6.5" seperates in each corner with the tweeters mounted on the front pillars and somewhere in the back.
I had a great system in a great car and I'm a dude, long hair still to this day, I was cool.