Argh I can't post pictures/links yet so pretend there's pictures here.
Just like the title says I'm new and I'm poor and I'm budget building a 1990 Volvo 740 Turbo for hopefully decent sound. Any advice, especially criticism (if it's constructive) is more than welcome. This is my starting point. A previous owner "upgraded" the sound system. It has a JVC head unit that has a weird buffer fault that makes it skip randomly. Speakers are hacked up "Boston" 5.25. The front passenger speaker works when I hit a bump. The speakers for each side are hooked up only to the FRONT channel of the HU lol. When I fade the sound to the rear I get nothing. It does have a Bazooka tube subwoofer that I think is decent, but there's no woofer out on the HU so it sounds gross when I crank up the bass. The install is pretty poor all the way around. The amp is an oldschool Alpine 4.1 channels. 4 channels at 35w each and the sub is 80w.
[Pictures of butt turrible speaker installation and wiring]
Now for the interactive section!
Is that old amp worth keeping? I mean 35 watts is at or below what most HU's put out these days, but then I'd have to get two amps to replace it. a 4 channel for the speakers and one for the sub.
Also I'd love to hear your opinion about these speakers I found in a junkyard, They were a fairly pricey option for Volvo 7XX series back in the day. They're in a cast metal case with dual crossovers. The speaker cones are all intact and I use a set as my computer speakers. They're pretty heavy, about 5lbs a piece, heavy means expensive right? :-D
[Pictures of awesome junkyard speakers. google ht-161 volvo speakers for pictures or PM me for much better pics and pics of the guts]
I was planning to get this set of speakers Powerbass 5.25 component from Teptronics [directlink to Power Bass S5C 5.25 Component speakers] (I'd post a link but apparently I'm too new to be allowed such luxuries) and use the speakers above for rears. They're both 4 ohm. The Powerbass is 50w per side and the Volvo speakers are allegedly 30w (according to a sticker on the back), but if you add the wattage rating together of the speakers it comes out to like 41w so they're somewhat evenly matched.