First post here! I know a decent amount about car audio, but i have some questions i cant seem to get a straight answer on, or maybe im misunderstanding some things. I've been doing a lotttt of forum reading on all these, but i still have some questions and i'm seeking some opinions on them pertaining to my setup.
2004 Grand Cherokee (WJ) with a base model system factory. (136 AMP Alt, stock)
Already have a Pioneer Premier DEH-P980BT from my Mustang and i will be listening to the radio on it occasionally, but mostly good quality CD's and a lot of Pandora(3.5mm jack) and IPod(proper connector). It has (3) 5v RCA outs (Front, Rear, and Sub).
Polk MM-series 6x9 3way OR Polk Component MM-series 6.5, UNDECIDED.
Some sort of replacement for the dash tweeters, or just run the Component's tweets up there?
Polk DXI-series 6.5 2ways
(pretty sold on using Polk speakers)
4 Channel Amp
Already have a Polk PA-660 that i got a good deal with Best Buy. I try to stay away from BB for car audio, but it was an undamaged, unused open box item, i had gift cards and reward certs and it made the purchase veryyy cheap, plus got a 2yr replacement warranty.
Already have a new pair of RE Audio SE12-D4's (the old school versions) that will be wired at 1ohm/1500watts and put in a custom sealed box that will be built by a local shop that does great work.
US Amps XT4000D
I think i will be using a Tsunami 2AWG wire, into a Tsunami distribution block sending out 4awg to the amps (and maybe other things, depending on answers to questions coming up). I think ill be using KnuKonceptz 12 gauge speaker wire, and 10gauge for the subs speaker wire.
Okay, so here's my goals:
I'm aiming for pretty good SQ on an average budget, and slowly accumulating parts.. It's a daily driver and i wont be doing any serious competitions. I listen to mostly Rock, Metal, Ska, and a good bit of bassy rap and "dubstep", and on occasion, country and symphony orchestra...haha
-Should i go with the nice 6x9s, or are the component speakers worth the extra money for this setup?
-What should i do about the dash speakers/tweeters? Can i run those off just the H/U or will it conflict?
-The MM-series of Polk are 2.7ohm and my 4ch amp can run 2 or 4 ohm... how do i wire the crossovers to the amp properly for that?
-Signal processors- Are they worth it on this setup? I cant figure out if these are just for stock-H/U's or if they really help with SQ with a aftermarket H/U. I'm not looking to buy one of the ridiculous priced $800 ones, but looking in the $300 range if they are worth it. I thought the Epicenter Plus looked good, but then again, i dont really know exactly what i'm looking at, and didnt like that it didnt use RCAs.
-The sub box i seem to have settled on a proper sealed box, firing down as sealed is great for SQ, I dont want to use up all my cargo area, and i want the subs to be protected. Another option is a subs down, port back, ported box, tuned around 33-35..but idk how well that will do for SQ..
I'm sure i'll have more questions in the future, but these are the current big ones. I tried to put links for all the pieces, but i'm limited to how many URL's i can post i guess..
I appreciate any answers/opinions i get, and thank you!