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    Icon32 Need input.

    Hey everyone,

    It's been a bit since I've actually posted....

    I'm looking at doing an upgrade to my current vehicle and want some input on this. Looking for improvements that won't bend the budget. Power Amp just might be the exception.

    Right now I'm looking at the following for a '06 Solstice. Original HU gone before I got it, but apparently the rest of the Monsoon system is present. No On-Star. Sadly no Satellite.

    Doors/Pillars: Rockford Fosgate P165-SI
    Quarter Panels: Polk Audio DB402

    yeah, I know there may be some small mods needed to install them

    I haven't fully decided if I want to modify the original 8" molded sub box or not.
    If not:
    Subs Option 1: Rockford Fosgate P3DS4-8 (or DS2, depending)
    Subs Option 2: Kicker CompRT 43CWRT82
    Subs option 3: Pioneer TS-SW2002D2

    If I do decide to modify:
    Subs Option 1: Rockford Fosgate P3DS4-10 (or DS2, depending)
    Subs Option 2: Kicker CompRT 43CWRT102
    Subs Option 3: Pioneer TS-SW2502S4

    I'm leaning towards the Rockfords TBH.

    Power Amp.. now this is where I have my most concerns as I want good quality with enough power to keep me satisfied with QL. Bass can be a little heavy, but not vibrate every nut and bolt loose. I'm trying to keep around 60A or less (8Ga) as to minimize impact on my stock 125A alternator.
    What I've come down to is:
    Soundstream PN5.640D Picasso Nano - 60x4, 200x1 @4 or 80x4, 350x1 @2 (fused @ 1x40A)

    I've also looked at this one, which hits the absolute max I want to spend (and current draw)...
    Alpine MRV-V500 - 40x4, 150x1 @ 4 or 69x4, 250x1 @2, CEA-2006 (fused @ 30Ax2)


    Edit - dropped the MB Quart Subs from consideration.
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    Re: Need input.

    bump - anyone going to do more than just read this thread?




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    Re: Need input.

    Not sure if the Soundstream amp will make the power it claims I don't have any experience with them but have always thought Alpine amps to be fairly efficient and if it claim 60 amp fuse rating for that power not sure how Soundstream could **** near double it with almost half the fusing and out of those subs I would probably go with the Rockford although I must say I'm not a huge fan of any but that could be just because I'm a straight base head and there are some monsters 8 in Subs out there




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    Re: Need input.

    Actually looking back at the post Soundstream is not quite claiming double the power off of half the fusing but close enough for my point to still be valid




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