Hey guys, new to the forum, and kinda new to car audio. I'm gonna try (and probably fail) to keep this short. Basically, '87 crown vic, new system. Doing one set of components (woofers in doors, tweeters in dash), new H/U, and hopefully sub(s) and an amp. My main concern is the speakers, I was looking to drop $3-400 for the set. Fell in love with the Hertz components at a shop, but they were also $700. Really liked the Focals they had (access 6 1/2") though they felt a little thin and a bit too bright. The hertz I'm pretty sure were either the HSK 165's or the EV 165's. Also, loved the hertz ES 300 12" in a sealed box, like I really can't find anything I didn't like about the sound on any of the tracks I sent thru it. I mainly listen to jazzy hip-hop, but also a lot of rock/punk. Right now I'm thinking running a multi-channel amp to power the components and a sub (or two) but more than willing for input on that and everything else. As far as subs go, probably 2 in the trunk, definitely in a sealed box. Biggest concern with the subs is that they hit clean. Not really sure on a price range for the subs, but they will be going in a custom box when I end up picking them up. Pretty much the only thing I have to go on for subs is the focal 12's I listened to just felt weak, the hertz were beautiful, and I liked how hard a couple alpine type-R 12's hit in a ported box, but way, way too muddy for me.
I'd like to say thank you for any help I get and apologize for any incoherence in advance, it's almost 3 a.m. at this point.