Hi guys. I've been lurking the forums here on and off for a while, basically any time I needed some ideas or info on various odds and ends. I figured it was time to register in case I actually needed to ask a question instead of just hope to get lucky with a search. I played around with car audio a lot in high school and college, but things have changed so much since then (including my disposible income). My current project is my 1975 Ford Elite (Torino) that is in the middle of a resto-rodification. Since most of the noise will be coming out the big-block 521's tailpipes, I want to put together a basic "headless" system to play some tunes from my phone's MP3 player and be able to hear it. I am going to use a set of JBL GTO series 6.5" 3-ways in the doors, 6x9 2-ways in the rear deck, and feed them with a Kenwood 5-channel amp (so I can easily add a small sub later if I want) that puts out 50w rms per channel (2 ohm). I want to use a half-DIN eq in the dash to control things, but so far I have not decided what brand or model. I'm between a Pyle, Soundstream, and a Cadence unit that all have the controls I want. There's also a Clarion model that seems popular that's about the same, but I just don't like its layout as much.
I'm actually kind of an audio geek, at least as far as in-home systems; I dig the vintage 1970's stuff and really appreciate good HI-FI sound. I've got a few old Harman/Kardon systems and some awesome speaker sets in my hobby room at home... I'd have more but you run out of room pretty fast when you're dealing with this stuff! I'm also into computers, gaming, pinball/arcade, and of course old cars.
So that's some info about me and what I'm cookin up. Cheers.