Hi, my name is Ben, and I am 16. I bought a 1999 Pontiac GTP, which has 5.25's in the kicks and 1" tweeters. I need help deciding on a component set. I have a Kenwood Excelon HU, Alpine V-12 Amp (50x4 and 150x1), and a JL 10" W1 in a Stealthbox. I listen to mostly Rap, and then Hip-Hop, Rock/Metal, and a tiny bit of Softer Rock (Gavin DeGraw, etc.)
I don't think going to 6.5's is an option because I would like to keep my system and reinstall the stock when I sell the car.
I have a list of about 6-8 sets I am really considering, and a list of about 20 others that are in my price range. I will post it as soon as I can get my hands on my laptop.
Now, I have never put a system in a car before and have some questions.
1) I have heard that I shouldn't buy a set of co-axials for rear fill, and should just have front comps and the sub in the trunk. Because you have to have sufficient processing power to make rear fill sound good. Will it sound like the stock system faded all the way to the front?
2) I am a unconfessed Bass-alholic. Will the 10" JL be enough with 150w going to it? I see alot of other people's systems online with one or two 12's and 400-800w. I don't want it to tear my car apart, but in the music I listen to Bass is very important. This brings me to my next statement--
What I am looking for in the comps is something that would be able to assist my sub. Something that could reach down to ~45-50 hertz. Now, I know you can get this in a 6.5 set, but are there any 5.25 sets that could?
So bascially, in this comp set I am looking for
2) Sound Clarity/Quality
What I would like to spend is $150 or less. I mean I could move to 175, or maybe even 200 if it is worth it. If just having front comps and the sub would sound good, I would bridge my amp and send 100 watts to the comps.