I own a '98 Lexus ES300 and just replaced the factory head unit and I am interested in upgrading the factory speakers. I do not listen to hip-hop or pop - mainly just classic rock and 90's alt rock - so I am more interested in a nice clean sound.
I have a small budget ($300-$400 or less) and I figured that installing a component set in the front and an amp to power them would be the best way to spend the money. I don't believe that I need to replace the subwoofer - for my needs (listed below) but if I did I would want to replace in original factory location (rear window 8") if I had to. What are your thoughts?
I am contemplating the Boston Acoustic SE60 due to the price ($90) and suggestions by "princ3cmo" - I understand the BA SC60 might be a little better but they are about $55 more.
Component Speakers: Any other suggestions better than this? I know the Polk MM6501 have got many suggestions on other threads but they are also maxing out my budget at $220! I understand that the Polk db6501 are cheaper but are also the entry level and I have not heard good things in regards to that.
The other two that I have been contemplating are: Massive Audio CK 6 and Cadence ZRS6K
Amplifier: I do not have a clue on this one - maybe Boston Acoustics GT-2125 (at $130)
Would it be better to get a 4-channel (not a lot of 3-channels out there) amp that can be bridged in-case I do add a small subwoofer in the future?
I've tried to do some research reading threads, but please forgive me I am a newbie.