Well im everything has been going great at my job and i get a raise on Janurary first and another one in Feb after my A+ cert. so i figured by then i should be able to get my dream car, a Subaru Impreza WRX STi and i will be doing alot of work over the years of owning it, but of course i got to start with the stereo.
Just history about me:
My old F150xl had some decent kenwoods in the doors and back wall, and a 12" Kicker Solo-Baric L5 in a SPL 3.25ft³ ported box powered by a Kenwood KAC-7201, and i loved it for loud bass when listening to Techno and Rap/Hip-Hop (was to rumbly for rock)
and now my Ranger I currently drive, Here well it didnt have much room, and so i thought why not just get something that sounds great all around. and i did it. and i love the tightness of that sealed box, and how nice those lower hz are (below 40hz).
so both my ranger and old 95 f150 were both budget builds, but both performed great.
So i figured hell if im getting my dream car why not go ahead and start researching and planning for stereo for it, and i want that great sound quality and those tight hard lows. Love the loud bass for my rap/hip-hop and love the tightness and crispness for all the other types of music. so i figured i would go for a SQL build and put extra power in the lows department for when i listen to rap/hip-hop i can just turn up the bass, and for techno and everything else i can turn the bass back to a normal listening level.
so i gave myself a $5000 budget to work with, and since im planning on using this in shows after a couple years i figured lets do it right from the start.
here we go:
Deck: ALPINE IVA-W200
DVD/CD/MP3 player with XM Radio addon, and that flush mounted look is so nice (non of that fold out motion)
Front Doors: MB Quart Q-Line QSD213
Rear Deck: MB Quart Q-Line QSD213
Component Amp: ALPINE PDX-4.150
150watt x 4 @ 4Ω
Subs: Pair Of Boston Acoustics G512-4
A Pair of 12" 4Ω Subwoofers
Sub Amp: ALPINE PDX-4.150
300watt x 2 @ 4Ω
1) Dynomatting the entire car (floor, roof, all four doors, trunk)
2) Hiding the MB Quart crossovers inside the dashboard (maybe the doors)
3) Component Amp - the high pass crossover set to 125Hz & gain @ 70%
4) Sub Amp - the low pass crossover set to 125Hz & gain @ 90%
5) The subs will be in single box w/ 2 separate sealed chambers @ 1.0ft³
everything so far will be costing around $4200, but i will be looking online and around atlanta for better deals when zero hour comes around in april.
Please share your feelings and any advice you have for me.