It's musical chairs time. My wife has her new Mini Cooper S, and it's time for me to retire my '89 Celica to move up to my wife's old '95 Camry.
I want to upgrade its stock stereo. The plan seems to change every time I read some new posts and see what other people have out there, but I think I've settled on some general stuff; a balance between the minimum to make me happy and the urge to get that next better thing.
HU: Alpine CDA-7894 (want MP3s)
Speakers: Infinity Kappa 63.5i
or Crystal CSc60t or comparable 6.5" component set
(leave rears as stock, and fade to front)
Sub: 1 x 12" E12KD4
I'm more interested in SQ than SPL. I listen to rock a lot more than rap. I listen loud when it's a song I like, but we're talking 80-90dB, not 130.
The coax speakers would be nice because I could leave the interior of the car looking stock, except for the removable faceplate on the HU. The component speakers would be nicer sounding, though... If I go that route, I'd like to flush mount the tweeters on the doors, with aimable (at install time) mounts.
I've seen enough different amp suggestions out there that I'm left thinking that I could choose any of a number of amps and not have a problem. JBL 300.1 for the sub? What about a 2-channel for the fronts? Or should I go with a single, more powerful 4-channel, with 2 to the front and 2 bridged to the sub?
I need to start looking at install pics. I have no problems pulling door panels, seats, etc., but I want to keep the trunk functional as cargo space, so I need figure out how to mount the amps and sub so that they are out of the way, well ventilated, and mounting hardware isn't puncturing the gas tank. Being able to get the spare tire out if I need to would be an added bonus...
Help or links to info on any of these area would be greatly appreciated.