First off, if there is a similar post somewhere, please link me to it, I looked but didn't see any. If not, read on.
I really don't know very much about car audio, but have tried looking around at the usual suspects, i.e. Best Buy, Circuit City, Tweeter, and speaking with the sales people there. I'm pretty knowledgable about PCs and can build one with my eyes closed. Based on my PC experience, I know that most of the sales people there are less than qualified, selling overpriced under-performing parts. I assume the same applies to car audio as each salesperson seemed to have a very different, unsubstabtiated claim that left me more in the dark than when I went in there.
Hence I decided to do my own research, and that led me here. I tried reading through the forums but have given up at a loss.
So, I'm gonna give ya'll my price-range and what I'm looking for, and leave it to you.
I already have a 35w RMS Alpine HU, so I dont believe that I need one.
What I need and the $$ factor is as follows:
Component speakers for the rear. (Am I best off with component?)
Speakers for the front
4 channel amp to power them
These 3 parts should run me between 300 and 400 new. I'd love to pick em up used for like 200 but feel a little shady about buying used speakers.
I'd also like a nice hard hitting sub and an amp for it. I listen mostly to rock but do throw in some hardcore and hip hop now and then and would like it to be able to hit the lows as well as the highs as needed.
Id like to pay around 300 for the sub and amp, or used for half as much works too.
If anyone has used stuff, please post it here with a price, thanks.
Now I drive a 2004 Wrangler X and have limited trunk space. I'll need a truck box. I'm assuming I'm best off with one nice 12" for this amount of dough but you tell me. I'm the noob here.
The road noise in the wrangler is insane especially with the top down, so loud is important, but not at the loss of too much SQ.
SO, is what I want doable? A complete system excluding a HU for around $600. A little more or less is workable too. Used can work too.
Please do post the prices for the parts as well and where to buy them.