Received some timely advice from this site about my initial concept and am now trying to follow that advice by abandoning my plan of sticking with my stock stereo. I just received my 2 12" ported Fox Acoustic Box and am awaiting delivery of 2 12" Alpine type R (dual voice coil 2 ohm) subwoofers. I am still shopping for an amp and am now shopping for a DD Head unit. I have a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab and currently everything is stock. I received a recommendation from Mr. Fox about the Alpine type "R"'s with an associated amp recommendation of a JL Audio JX1200. I could only find a JX1000 or an HD1200 from JL audio and am having a hard time with the price tag of the HD1200. I would like to stay in the $500 to $700 neighborhood for the amp and head unit and have read so many reviews with so many drastically varying opinions, I can't tell which way is up. Is the JX1000 better than the HD750 (which are comparable in price), should I be looking in another direction? I want a head unit that fits where the stock one is now and listen to an iPod 80% of the time.
Thanks again for any assistance!