Hey all this is my first thread and first major audio project. I drive a 1998 BMW 318ti. I have a pioneer headunit and cd changer. The headunit is keh-p4020 and the cd changer is cdx p670.
My plan is to hide the amplifier with a false floor in the trunk and mount the speakers in this new false floor. I will create an appropriate sized enclosure for the speakers though. It will be incorporated into the false floor. My only concern with this is how to I protect the speakers from being damaged? I still want to be able to use the trunk. I was thinking of covering the speaker areas with plexiglas but would that dampen the sound? Maybe a thin metal grill would work?
I recently purchased a jbl grand touring 601.1 amplifier. I have a general understanding of of how to instal an amplifier in my car but I have some more specific questions. My questions are regarding my cd changer.
If I run my power cable for the amp along the passenger side of the car I would be running it along side the wires for my cd changer. Would this cause humming or noise when running the cd player? Also would I ground the amplifier to the same location as the cd changer to avoid ground loop?
What are some speaker recommendations you guys think would work well with my amp? I don't know wether to go with one or two subs? Or ten or 12 inches? Any suggestions are appreciated