Back when I didn't know any better I came to this forum waving around 3 grand and a grand plan to match brands in the form of an Alpine system, and it was shot down by everyone at once with good reason. I've since done more research and I offer up a second list of equipment in the hopes of feedback and confirmation and suggestion and hopefully filling in the blanks.
As a recap, I have a Hyundai Tiburon SE (Hatchback), I listen to alternative rocky music and zero rap. I like when drums hurt my brain. I care most about SQ. The list goes:
SunDown 100.4 (PURCHASED)
SunDown 1500.1 (PURCHASED)
Component Speakers (Which should I pick, budget ~ $500):
Oz Matrix Elite 180CS - Heard the newer set is better than the old ones
Rainbow profi - another suggestion seems to be well liked
Morel PG Ti elite - referred but did not research them yet
Subwoofer (The bane of my existence. I cannot choose. budget ~ $500) :
Fi Q - Would have chosen, but heard too many stories of this sub breaking
RD Alpha V2 - Was high on my list but it wants a ported box, SQL based
IDMAX - Don't know alot about it
Alpine Type X - Seems to be a good SQ choice, but there may be better for the money
JL W6 - Read it was more SQ than then W7
JL W7 - If all else fails but a little expensive
*New addition - SI Mag - recommended in this thread
Eclipse AVN7000 - Can the harddrive be used to store music at all (* I am told no)
- Does anyone know where I can get one from a dealer for $1300?
Battery (Which should I pick):
Kinetiks 1400 - Will this be enough for my system?
Kinetiks 1800 - Should I get the next step up just to be safe? (* Going with this to be safe)
Edit - For the sub I am lookin at 12 inches of pain