that wasnt a bad price for that setup really. and yeah, you arent getting much power with 8 guage. i like the diamonds alot better than the new SE's. if you could find a used se from a few years back that is in good shape, it might be a different story. you will go over $1000 easy tring to run 2000 rms. 0 guage, or preferably even larger power and ground, ho alty, second battery. not to mention sound deadener and possibly some amped front components when you find out that you have only bass.