This is for those with just the basic audio with 6 speakers system; 2 tweeters in the dash and 1 speaker in each door.
- I want to a much better sounding system; add some bass and change out my speakers. I am willing to give up A LITTLE trunk space AND I must be able to use the pass-through capability of my folded rear seats. IT HAS TO LOOK STOCK
cause I am anal like that.
SOLUTION - This is where it starts to get really interesting; as the introduction of an Equalizer and/or a crossover is/are included in the mix (or a Digital Sound Processor DSP). An addition of a second amp is an option OR a very good 5-channel or 6-channel amp. As option 2
, a small vented enclosure to the side and make it look stock. HOW WILL THIS SOUND?.....with the stock radio intact will sound a **** of a lot BETTER THAN OPTION 2. All prices are quoted from www.sonicelectronix.com, www.woofersetc.com
AMPLIFIER choices - Equal or Less than $900.00
All the amplifiers below are specifically chosen because of the low power/current demand on the stock electrical system and are more than willing and able to supply the subwoofers and interiors with the power needed. This section will be broken into two sections; a two-amplifier section and a single amplifier solution.
4-channel + subwoofer amplifier solution
JBL GTO-501EZ - $110 - (50A) - 500w @ 2 Ohm PLUS
JBL GTO-804EZ - $174 - (50A) - 100w x 4 @ 2 Ohm ($284 combo)
Rockford Fosgate R500X1D - $140 (50 A) - 500w @ 2 Ohm PLUS
Rockford Fosgate R400-4D - $155 (40 A) ($295 Combo)
JBL MS-A5001 - $307 - (80A) PLUS
JBL MS-A1004 - $308 - (60A) ($615 Combo)
JL Audio 500/1v2 - $500 - (60A) PLUS JL Audio 300/4v2 - $400 ($900 Combo)
Zed Audio Leviathan III - $900 +/-
EQUILIZER / CROSSOVER
Clarion EQS746 - $60
Clarion MCD360 - $80
- Digital Signal Processor (Always my recommendation) - This takes the place of multiple pieces (Eq, X-over, Time Alignment, Time Delay, etc)
JBL MS-8 - $480
Rockford Fosgate 3SIXTY.3 - $550
SUBWOOFER choices - Under $200
Sundown Audio 8" SD-8 D4 - $140 (Dual 4 Ohm - 300 watts)
Sundown Audio 8" SA-8 D4 - $150 (Dual 4 Ohm - 400 watts)
Sundown Audio 10" SD-2 10D4 - $150 (Dual 4 Ohm - 500 watts)
Sundown Audio 10" SA-10 D4 - $185 (Dual 4 Ohm - 600 watts)
SUB ENCLOSURE - $300 - All new fabricated fiberglass vented subwoofer enclosure for any of the subwoofers above.
Pioneer TS-D1720C - $100 x 2 = $200
HI-LOW LEVEL CONVERTER choices - $15 - $100
PAC $15 - $38
AudioControl LC2i - $100
INSTALLATION - $400 - including all wires, and, cables
400 + 15 + 300 + 200 + 140 + 60 + 80 + 284 = $1, 479.00 on the lower end.
400 + 300 + 200 + 185 + 550 + 900 = $2,535.00 on the higher end.