Re: General Amp Recommendations.
I also drive a Saturn('01 SL2). If you have stock speakers in the doors I would replace those and leave the rear speakers alone unless they sound blown. They're not too bad sounding but you want to focus on the front speakers since that's where you sit. I definitely would not prioritize amplifying the back speakers and not the front speakers.
Originally Posted by anmasher
I have a clearance special now on Clarion SRG1622G 6.5" coaxial speakers for $45 shipped. I don't have anything else remotely close to this good of a deal right now without dipping into the cringe-worthy brands I refuse to stock.
Head unit power is ok but even a small 50W x 2 amp for your front speakers will help a lot to improve the clarity, even at moderate volumes. I know you said you want to do this on the cheap cheap, but unless you have the experience and knowledge to recognize a good deal when you find one, I would not have you buy from Craigslist folks. Stick to a forum such as this one where you at least have a feedback record to check for past sales.
One issue I see with using a 4-channel amp on those subs is you'll have to wire each sub to a separate channel. If you had a 50W x 4 amp, for example, this means each sub will only get 50W RMS. In that case you should just run 1 sub and a 4-channel amp would suffice.
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