Re: HELP! Need to decide what to do on an upgrade...
Seriously your HU could power both of those. The Pioneer amp could easily push those speakers. I would seriously upgrade to Infinitys, they are just as inexpensive and will sound a ton better and handle twice the wattage. I would not bother amping a sub with your current amp, you will regret it and then upgrade later anyways.
If you want to keep your speakers just power them with the HU, I had the 9825 Alpine and I ran my 6.5s off it for a while and they sounded descent. Go to Circuit City or Best Buy and get the 10 dollar crossovers and wire those to the + wire of each of your
speaker. Your amp will not power any half descent sub.
I would personally get rid of your pioneer stuff, I had it, and there is a lot better.
4" Infinity speakers
6.5 Infinity Speakers (could sell you mine)
and get a profile 4 channel amp or run those off your H/U (9827)
Then a profile mono amp
to a Infinity 10"
Alpine Car Alarm for $14.00 installed (Workin at CC)
More subs than my car can handle (Four)
Hydraulics on a Stratus? Sure why not...