Edited: 2012-01-02 1030- don't bother reading this post. The helpful folks here have already helped me move beyond these newbie questions. I am now a newbie with enough info be be dangerous!
I've joined to get help with building a decent, but not terribly expensive system in a 2002 Toyota Highlander SUV.
I'm selling my Chevy S-10 with 12 year old stuff: 4 channels of Planet Audio speakers in the front, 10" Image Dynamics woofer rear, and a Clarion 5ch 35w x 4 - 100w amp, w/ Clarion head unit.
I'm debating whether to keep the old Clarion 5-ch amp and 10" Image Dynamics woofer or buy new.
So far in the new setup in the "new to me" Toyota Highlander:
I'm very happy with the front door speaker upgrade to Hertz ESK-165L ($300),
and I'm ok with my current Infinity Kappa 3-way's in the rear doors ($80), although I'm glad I didn't pay more for them.
I haven't replaced the head unit yet, and I haven't installed amps yet.
The Hertz ESK-165L's are actually very impressive even running on the stock head unit.
The Infinity Kappa 3-way's are probably very starved for power, and I hope they shape up alot when I get the amps installed, because they are dissappointing at this time.
I look forward to your help and advice.
Requesting advice on new Toyota Highlander setup, shopping for head unit, amps, woofs
Advice on 4-ch front amp, $173, Boston Acoustics GTA-704 4-channel car amplifier