Sorry about writting a small book here. Just figured I'd throw out as much detail as I can so I can answer some questions before they're asked...
I've been checking out the site for quite a while trying to do some research before starting the interior work on my truck. I'm to the point now that's I'd like to get some recommendations from some guys out there that have a lot more experience than I ever will.
First a little about me an the project:
I've installed a system in every ride I've ever had starting with my first car in '89. Nothing too extreme though. Unfortunatly most of my listening was done almost 10 years ago when I did some part-time work at a shop. Back then I listened to some MB Quarts that were great and some amazing AVI subs. Now with all the buyouts and takeovers I have no idea what's good and what's not any more.
The truck is a '91 4-door Jimmy with full air-ride suspension, a small block V8 conversion, and tons of custom bodywork. I'll probably end up custom building most of the interior. I've already started installing the sound deadener from Second Skin Audio. (Thanks Ant!)
What's been purchased:
The only equipment that's been purchased so far is the HU and some other items. I got a great deal on them after someone lost their job and had to sell it all. It's a Kenwood DDX6019. I also got 4 Kenwood 6.5" heardrest units, and an Audio Control Three.1 which I may or may not use. Any recommendations on amps, setup, or anything else is greatly appreciated.
What I'm looking for:
I'd like build an SQ system for the '91 Jimmy I'm working on. I'm thinking 6.5" seperates in custom kickpanels, 6.5" coax's in the rear doors powered by a 4ch amp. For the sub I could do 2 12's but it'd be great to do 1 12" that really performs. I've always been a big fan of systems that really suprise people.
As far as price goes, that's kind of open. 2G is my upper limit right now for the interior work. A vast majority of the work will be done by me to cut down on costs.
As I've read through the posts on here I keep seeing names like Diamond, Fi, Rainbow, and others. I'm thinking it'd be nice to go with a company like Diamond which makes speakers and amps so I can do some "one stop shopping". I'm totally open to suggestions though if there's better options. Details like power, etc are open since I haven't purchased the amps yet. I'd like to do it all at once so everything is well matched.
Thanks ahead of time guys. Look forward to getting this all worked out!