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 Post subject: Is jaycar a good quality brand and are they affordable?
Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:21 pm 
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Is jaycar a good quality brand and are they affordable? because im on a budget and i want some audio parts :D
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Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:34 pm 
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havnt used the stuff, but most people say its great value for money and durable

another good website for cheap audio
http://www.ryda.com.au/
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 Post subject: Re: Is jaycar a good quality brand and are they affordable?
Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:35 pm 
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cheap certainly

i got a 15inch sub from them( venom ) very loud never blew up not crackling eerything was basically perfect only 150bucks

not to sure on there splits and stuff like that but sub wise those venoms altho very very cheap fckin sweet

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:19 pm 
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i use them for little fiddly bits like connectors that no-one else keeps. Very useful and help ful
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 Post subject: Re: Is jaycar a good quality brand and are they affordable?
Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:24 pm 
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I love jaycar, my second favourite shop.
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 Post subject: Re: Is jaycar a good quality brand and are they affordable?
Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:26 pm 
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i do believe that kwikxr has bought a pair of response splits from jay car and says there a really good speaker, i may be buying a set soon ish, so ill see how they go
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 Post subject: Re: Is jaycar a good quality brand and are they affordable?
Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:47 pm 
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Personally i reckon their stuff is pretty good, and very reasonably priced IMO. I've purchased various terminals, connectors, cabling, distribution blocks etc etc from Jaycar and they all seem to be good quality. As facer01 said, i purchased a set of 6" Kevlar Response Precision splits (CS2327) a few months back from Jaycar for my EF and was surprised at how well they perform, sound quality was great compared to some of the more expensive splits i have heard and the best part was they were very affordable. From memory i paid something like $80 for them as Jaycar had a big clearance on Response gear at the time.

I have heard/read that Jaycar has discontinued the "Response" range since then (still seem to selling Response amps on their website though?) and have gone on to supplying "Vifa" gear which is a bit expensive IMO - i have no idea about this Vifa brand though so it might be best to ask around and have a look around on some car audio forums.

What kind of audio parts are you after? I'm sure there is lots of Fordmodder's running audio gear from Jaycar, so maybe throw up some model numbers of things you are interested in and people might be able to give you their thoughts on them. Also check out the link that FordFairmont posted up earlier, i had a quick random look on there the other day and their prices seem to be pretty decent :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:47 pm 
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Quality is good. Value for money is excellent - dont expect fantastic quality and you'll be more than happy.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:47 am 
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I've got Jaycar Response Splits in the front of mine and they sound rather good. And I had 6x9's (For Sale Room :wink: ) in the back parcel shelf when I bought the car, which sounded really good as well. I only removed them because I was running a sub so I wanted 6's for more mid/high.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:38 am 
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thanks for all the help guys because im on a budget and i want the best that i can get for my money!
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Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:41 am 
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and also another question i have a 500w 4 channel amp what wiring do i use i have seen 400w kits 800w kits no 500w kits though
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Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:24 am 
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lukas_bartko wrote:
and also another question i have a 500w 4 channel amp what wiring do i use i have seen 400w kits 800w kits no 500w kits though


What are using the amp for? What RMS is the amp? If one has a 50 amp fuse it will be fine...

12V x 50 amps = 600 watts.

That fuse is there to protect the cable and your car. Not the amp, the amp has its own fuses.

Jaycar make some good amps, but if you want the best for your money, go to Mobile Electronics Australia and they will give you the best advice. There are a lot of smart people over there.

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i have no idea about this Vifa brand though so it might be best to ask around and have a look around on some car audio forums.


Viva is a home audio diy brand that is well renound. Think peerless, scan speak etc. Havnt listened to the speakers your talking about but they shoudnt be too bad.

fowlerj wrote:
I only removed them because I was running a sub so I wanted 6's for more mid/high.



:mrgreen: someone who knows what 6x9s are for
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 Post subject: Re: Is jaycar a good quality brand and are they affordable?
Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:16 pm 
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Get the speakers quick! The reason Jaycar are selling them all cheap is that they are no longer manufacturing the response speaker brand..

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:12 pm 
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im running a jaycar response 4x130wrms amp (old silver one) and havnt had any issues... a mates using the same in his subs without any issues...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is jaycar a good quality brand and are they affordable?
Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:32 pm 
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Their amps have won numerous awards...

I used to work for a stockist and we had a response sound wall... Had a 10" sub various speakers and a cap and two amps... And sounded very good...

Again not as crystal clear as focal but nowhere near the cost...

jrloz wrote:
What are using the amp for? What RMS is the amp? If one has a 50 amp fuse it will be fine...

12V x 50 amps = 600 watts.

That fuse is there to protect the cable and your car. Not the amp, the amp has its own fuses.


Just remember music power and electrical power are not related...

If an amp has 600W of music power than I can guarantee it will not use 600W of electrical power... I'm pretty sure its more electrical power... Due to losses inside the amplifier and the uneven transfer rate... 50 amps is only 8awg cable and that's what I have running to my baby 200Watt (i think) in my car for the parcel sub, although its massively oversized for its job...

a 600W amp would surely want 4awg cable... and jaycar's rating on that is 110amps... safer and less hassle to be oversized... always remember to fuse at the battery... The amp's fuse protects its internals, not the cable you run to it...

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