Originally Posted by BASGTA
ProtegeManiac, I was thinking primarily sound quality. I don't care if it's not that loud. I haven't thought about getting speakers yet either
. I'm going to be purchasing from Sonic Electronix, shipping to Canada's a lot but it's still cheaper than local places.
I was wondering if these are good selections. BRX1600.1D
or a KAC-9106D
for a SWR-12D4
in a Ground Shaker ported box
If you're after sound quality then don't fess around with a sub just yet unless you have double that budget. That will be like setting up a home audio system and just adding a subwoofer to that boxed set receiver+speaker in your kitchen or garage. Get better speakers first, along with a receiver with a decent processor, which these days is only the 80PRS (or a processor and an amp for those who really can't fuss around with their warranty), which goes for around $350US. You can get decent speakers for around $300 to $400; less if for example you get the Swans/HiVi car audio sets or even raw drivers from Parts Express.* Use the receiver's amp for now, and save up another $800 through the next few months, so you can get a multichannel amp that will power each of the tweeters and mids, plus the sub, like the JL Audio six channel amp that goes for around $500 on Crutchfield. You can spend only $200 on the sub, then build a decent sealed cabinet for it.
Also, best if you start practicing using fiberglass because it's an essential in proper car audio installs. It will allow you to make those complex shapes necessary for integrating the tweeters into the interior, and also the midwoofers if you need to install them outside of the plastic door panel. Remember that if they're inside some of the soundwaves will bounce off the plastic panel and back, resonating within the door, narrowing their dispersion and affecting soundstage if not also tonality. You can get a lot more on this at www.diyma.com.
*Note that aside from the wider chassis and magnet on the tweeters the midwoofers made for home audio cabinets aren't too concerned with magnets that would fit in a door, which will require a lot more DIY; it will not be impossible but know that as good as the results could potentially be for a lot less money, installing any speaker improperly will suck, and this one will suck all the more if it damages your doors.