I've been reading over the forums for a few days now. I've recently decided to tear out the stock crap in my car (1997 Saturn SC2) and put in something a bit more to my taste. I've read over the forums, researched online, visited local audio stores, and scribbled alot on a notepad. I've gotten all of my rather naive questions answered except for the two I forgot to ask everyone else. To put this all into perspective, I listen to alot of Metal. I mean about 90% of the time. I enjoy Hip Hop, Techno, and Trance as well. For me though I want SQ over anything else. So since you all are audio junkies I'd like to ask the questions to you all....
Just to help out this is the current / future specs on the system
HU - Pioneer DEH-P6300 ( Already Purchased )
Front - Pioneer 6 1/2 TS-A1665 3-Way ( Already Purchased )
Rear - Pioneer 6x9 ( Already Purchased )
Rear Amp - Pioneer GM-X962 125x2 ( Already Purchased )
Sub Amp - Rockford Fosgate 800.2
Subs - 2x Infinity Perfects
First, I can't decide on the size of my subwoofers. I'm stuck between either 2 10's or 2 12's. I'm definitely going with Infinity Perfects, but will the size of the subs only effect power level. I am more focused on SQ. I'd like to know if I'd just be wasting my money or if there is a difference worth paying for.
Second, Is it all that important to amp the front speakers? This is more for future reference, but I would like to know if it effects SQ that much and any other benefits worth mentioning.
Those are the two for now. I know I'll have some more before I've finished this little project. The inside is pretty much complete, but if you'd like to comment on other options for the rear I'd like to hear them. I'm looking to spend no more than $400 for the sub amp and no more than $400 for the subs.
One other thing before I end this madness. What is a reasonable price to pay for a custom sealed box?
Thx for any helpful responses to my post.