I've been out of car audio for probably 7-8 years, and was just a noob back when I had a few things. I recently purchased a new car, and would like to invest in a new sound system for it. I'm not interested in massive SPL by any means, much more concerned with SQ for my budget. I listen to a wide range of music, from metal of all sorts, to various electronic genres, indie rock, the occasional chopped and screwed (I am from Houston!), to stuff like The Beatles. The car the system will be going into is a 2010 Honda CR-V.
Here's what I have planned for it so far:
HU: Pioneer AVH-P8400BH (the only thing that's actually purchased so far, thanks Iosias!)
Front: ID CTX65cs
Rear: ID CTX65 coax
Sub: JL Audio Stealthbox w/ 10W3v3 (2 ohm version)
I know the price for the Stealthbox is steep, but I simply can't afford to give up any cargo space. The Stealthbox is an easy fix that since it's such a...well...stealth install. I'm not 100% sold on it yet though, so if anyone else has a suggestion, please feel free to let me know. I'm just thinking the price of having a custom fiberglass box built will put me at the same price range or higher.
Since space is such a premium for me, that's why I'm looking at a 5 channel amp to power everything. So far, my eye's been drawn to:
Alpine PDX-V9 - 100 W RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 500 W RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
JL Audio XD700/5 - 75 W RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 300 W RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
ID i5800 - 65 W RMS x 4 at 4 ohms + 400 W RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
I've read plenty of good things about ID in general, but I'm partial to the Alpine and JL due to the size, they're roughly half the size of the ID. I'd be able to install the Alpine or JL under a seat, whereas the ID would have to go back in the cargo area where I'm hesitant to really put anything else.
As far as budget, about $400, $500 being the absolute most. I'd prefer to buy new, but if someone on here has a great deal, let me know!
So if anyone has any insight/experience with these amps or something else that would fit my situation, please drop some knowledge on me!
I spend too much time in my car for work to not enjoy a decent sound system, looking forward to listening to some clarity in my music again
Thanks, and let me know if I left out any important info!
Edit: Forgot to ask, but this amount of power should be ok on my stock electrical system, correct? Or would a new battery/Big 3 upgrade be recommended?