I have a 91 300ZX 2+0 which currently has the following setup:
Clarion Head Unit (which will be replaced)
Alpine MRVF353 5 channel/500 watt amp
Boston Acoustics separates up front
Boston Acoustics 4" in back.
I want to change the head unit and add a 10" sub.
I will be buying a custom sub box that is completely sealed and wired for 12G monster cable and approximately .8cf and a basket depth of 7".
As far as I can tell the front and rear speakers are wired into channels 1-4 of the amp and channel 5 looks like it's made for a sub.
How would you reccomend I go about installing the sub? Should I hook it up to the amp and leave the speakers the way they are? Should I hook the rear speakers up to the head unit so I get more power to the sub/fronts? Also is there a sort of walkthrough on how to do this? I don't know much about what I need and where to run the wires through.
Lastly, any reccomendation on a head unit and amp? As far as the head unit I want to spend around $300 at most. I'm mostly concerned with good sound and easy navigation for MP3 CD's. I've heard the Alpines are good for MP3 but I don't know what specific models and other brands. Also, what amp should I look into? I was told that the JL 10W0 is good but I would like some other ideas.
Thanks in advance guys. I really want to put this together myself and I've read what I can find on crutchfield and here but I think I can use some more direct help and advice.