A friend of mine has recently put a system in his Grand Prix that just sounds awesome, and I've been bitten by the bug again. Only thing I've added to my '93 9C1 so far is an Eclipse 5342R head unit, so it's time for some upgrades. Here's what I was thinking..
1. Boston Acoustics ProSeries 6.53
: a 6.5" woofer, 4" midrange and a 1" tweeter.
2. Two Image Dynamics IDQ10 subs
in a sealed box. Or hopefully two individual boxes flanking the full-size spare, but who knows if that's even possible.
3. PPI PowerClass amps
, but I don't know about many other amps as far as quality is concerned.
So I have a few questions. First, Boston Acoustics' website says MSRP is $750/pair for those speakers. If that includes all six speakers and the crossover, I'll buy it. But if I have to buy two of those, please suggest another line. Second, on the subs, they're DVC models available in 2ohm or 4ohm. Any suggestions of which way to go? They are 250W RMS and 500W Program, which I assume means "max." What kind of power should I put behind those? 500W mono? Finally, on the amps as a whole. I have no idea what sort of power to put behind all of this. I don't want an SPL vehicle, more SQ. Any other suggestions will be appreciated.
What I was thinking of doing was using the Scott Williams door speaker template
and putting tweets and 6.5" in the doors, and replacing the 6x9s with 8" woofers. Then just have the two tens in the trunk. Would that be an unbalanced low vs high setup? From looking at the door template page, I checked out the RC620
instead, and that includes all four speakers. So I'm going to assume I'd have to spend $1500 for the ProSeries 6.53 above. Forget that. Assuming an RC620 set, would an 8" woofer (manufacturer unknown) be overkill? Would 8" even fit in the back deck with a sub box (or two
) in the trunk?
Again, I appreciate any suggestions. Since I sold my SS, I'm ready to go shopping, and am going to check out a recommended shop later today or (probably) Monday. If it adds up too quickly, I'll start with the door speakers, then add other parts later.