I'm looking to upgrade my stock audio system with some good sounding speakers but want to retain the stock head unit, yeah its kinda dumb but I want to keep the stock look.
I was thinking of getting some nice 6x9 for the rear and 6.5 for the fronts and running them off a 4 channel amp, maybe 50x4 or something to that effect. While converting the output of the stock head unit to line level with one of those speaker to RCA converters.
What you guys think? Recommend any brands or go with a different setup? I'm pretty much open to anything except for replacing the head unit. Unless someone out there knows of a aftermarket headunit that looks and fits like the stock unit?
i'd check ebay, and get a decent set of front components. doesn't have to be a real expensive set. the rear speakers should be easy to find on ebay, or a local store. then i'll go with t jbl amp, they are cheap, and sound good.
Originally posted by Moe SS: Maybe $400 total... $200 for speakers and $200 for a amp... doesnt have to be high-end, just something nice.
I have JL Audio 6X9's - brand new, the best model they make - for $269 for the pair, but that is full retail. I might be able to do better. Email me off digest if that sounds like something you are interested in. JL is known for subs, but is up and coming in the market for internal speakers (I run them myself).
While JL -does- make nice stuff, that's more than double the cost of a set of Alpine R-series 6x9s... the JLs are unlikely to sound more than twice as good, especially for the setup you're planning to run.
Originally posted by Knightshade: While JL -does- make nice stuff, that's more than double the cost of a set of Alpine R-series 6x9s... the JLs are unlikely to sound more than twice as good, especially for the setup you're planning to run.
Oh sure. They might be out of what he wanted to spend. I do carry a full line of products though. Name your price, and I will find it for you - and good quality.