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Looking for a reputable stereo shop in SoCal to upgrade the system in my day cruiser.

Want to go with a Bluetooth head unit four 8” speakers and maybe a couple subs and an amp.

All I have near me in Upland is Transonic.
 

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Looking for a reputable stereo shop in SoCal to upgrade the system in my day cruiser.

Want to go with a Bluetooth head unit four 8” speakers and maybe a couple subs and an amp.

All I have near me in Upland is Transonic.

Extreme Autosound in Rancho Cucamonga

10080 Foothill Blvd.

(909) 481-9555

They've done my boat and multiple vehicles. In fact, they did my sons truck today. Not a flashy shop, but highly recommend. And you will be very pleased with their prices.
 

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Jose is the man. I have seen amazing boat installs they did.
 

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Wired 4 Sound Davie, or Speed of Sound Michael, are who I’d go to.
 

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What’s wrong with Transinic? I’ve always used them for a quality system.
 

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Looking for a reputable stereo shop in SoCal to upgrade the system in my day cruiser.

Want to go with a Bluetooth head unit four 8” speakers and maybe a couple subs and an amp.

All I have near me in Upland is Transonic.
Carlos at “The art of sound” in upland. Won’t be disappointed


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What would be a ball park price for a stereo upgrade these days? I have heard $5-8k for some average products. I would like to upgrade mine but that price scares me. Plus I can never listen to my own music because everyone else has there’s up so loud.
 

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Looking for a reputable stereo shop in SoCal to upgrade the system in my day cruiser.

Want to go with a Bluetooth head unit four 8” speakers and maybe a couple subs and an amp.

All I have near me in Upland is Transonic.
Al and Ed’s autosoubd is bear you and have done a lot of members stereos over the years
 

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What would be a ball park price for a stereo upgrade these days? I have heard $5-8k for some average products. I would like to upgrade mine but that price scares me. Plus I can never listen to my own music because everyone else has there’s up so loud.
That all depends on what ya want and what you are buying. That ball park sounds about right though for decent equipment and a couple subs with components (2 amps / head unit etc)
 

BIG MIKE

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What’s wrong with Transinic? I’ve always used them for a quality system.
Nothing is wrong with them that I know of. I wanted to see who else the inmates were using in my area for their boats and maybe who to stay away from.
 

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Nothing is wrong with them that I know of. I wanted to see who else the inmates were using in my area for their boats and maybe who to stay away from.
Good call. I've used them for several trucks of mine but no boats
 

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You can build a kick ass JL audio system for 5-8k. How much they charge for install i have no idea
 

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The Transonic in Ontario is not the same one that was in Upland. The one that was in Upland that was owned by Mike Pongs did awesome work. The one in Ontario is more a lift kit, accessories install place. They do install stereo’s but not to the quality of the old one.
 

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Extreme Autosound in Rancho Cucamonga

10080 Foothill Blvd.

(909) 481-9555

They've done my boat and multiple vehicles. In fact, they did my sons truck today. Not a flashy shop, but highly recommend. And you will be very pleased with their prices.
Went by yesterday super nice guy and very knowledgeable, you were right I was really surprised by his quote. And he guarantees his work for life I’ll be taking my boat there next week after my 3 new batteries show up.
 

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Waiting patiently for the next guy to come in and post that his cost $20k....
I put $5k worth of retail stereo equipment & install into a boat I paid $5k for (I sourced all components, built boxes, and installed everything myself). Does that count?
 

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I put $5k worth of retail stereo equipment & install into a boat I paid $5k for (I sourced all components, built boxes, and installed everything myself). Does that count?
You do get bonus points for installing a stereo system that cost as much as the boat....but there are always out-do'ers around here....so still waiting...LOL
 

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Went by yesterday super nice guy and very knowledgeable, you were right I was really surprised by his quote. And he guarantees his work for life I’ll be taking my boat there next week after my 3 new batteries show up.
sooooo? did you get this done?
 

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Shows how naive I am, I was hoping to upgrade my stereo this year for 2-3,000. Sounds like I’ll get 1 new speaker for that.


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Shows how naive I am, I was hoping to upgrade my stereo this year for 2-3,000. Sounds like I’ll get 1 new speaker for that.


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Depends what you want, you don't need to spend 15k to get a decent stereo. When you start adding custom boxes, ridiculously expensive subs and speakers then it get up there quick. Talk to a few stereo shops and tell them what your budget is, you can always expand on it later. Batteries get expensive as well
 

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Shows how naive I am, I was hoping to upgrade my stereo this year for 2-3,000. Sounds like I’ll get 1 new speaker for that.


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Check out Boss Audio, they are not the best that money can buy, but they are the best bang for the buck. My $1,200 stereo can hold its own against $5,000 or so JL or WetSounds system....

Running six 6x9s, two 6.5 coaxials, and two free-air 10" subs. Boss amps and speakers powered by a Kenwood deck
 

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Looking for a reputable stereo shop in SoCal to upgrade the system in my day cruiser.

Want to go with a Bluetooth head unit four 8” speakers and maybe a couple subs and an amp.

All I have near me in Upland is Transonic.
Pacific Stereo In Riverside
 

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Shows how naive I am, I was hoping to upgrade my stereo this year for 2-3,000. Sounds like I’ll get 1 new speaker for that.


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I put a Kenwood head unit, (4) Kicker 6x9's, (1) Kicker 12" Sub/box, powered by (1) 800w 5 Channel MB Quart Marine amp, did the install myself, all for about $800 including all the wiring, so for $2000 - $3000 you should be able to do something good.
 

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Shows how naive I am, I was hoping to upgrade my stereo this year for 2-3,000. Sounds like I’ll get 1 new speaker for that.


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You can do a nice setup for that.

I have about $1700 into mine. (8) 6x9s, (1) 5 channel 1000 watt amp (1) 10 inch sub in a custom box, and new head unit.

It is the marine speakers that drive up the price significantly. My boat already had 6x9s from the factory so I stuck with those.

I sourced and bought all my own parts, I just had a shop build the custom sub box and cut holes for 1 extra set of speakers and wire those up. I swapped out the amp, head unit, and original 6 speakers myself.

To have a shop do it all and completely re wire the boat, the estimate was around $2700 I believe.
 

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sooooo? did you get this done?
Yes I went and visited a couple shops and got prices.

I am dropping boat off next week at Xtreme Auto Sound. After talking with him and telling him what I wanted we agreed on which brand and a price. He guarantees his work for life and the price was very very fair.
 
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