Re: amp ?s
I like the parts express forum. Just click on the tech talk link on their site. Make sure you read the bible (first sticky on the forum) before posting. A lot of very smart people there, but very nice and laid back.
As far as if you can use your pioneer, yes. there are much better amps out there but it will work until you can get something better. When I upgraded from my old 100 watt per channel pioneer to a 35 watt per channel HK is was shocked by the improvement. When I heard good speakers- I couldn't stand to listen to my old ones anymore. DIY is a very good way to get a top of the line HT. Have fun.
HU - Pioneer
Front Stage - Old school MB Quartz run off a JL e2150
Rear Stage - Stock - well one works, LOL
Sub - Tang Band 740C in between the front seats
Sub Amp - A tiny Kenwood. - because it fits under the seat.
Total Spent on everything $50.