I have the RBQ radio with the stock subwoofer, stock sound pod speakers, and Polk db521's in the dash. I plan to change the sound pods to 521's as well.
Now the sub is blown, so I'm going to replace it with either another 6.5" or maybe an 8 at the most, in the same location.
My question pertains to the head unit vs. an amp: Would I be better served to get a new head unit that gives 4 x 50 + a preamp, or get an amp to do the same and use the RBQ?
I prefer the OEM look, and like the built in 6 disc changer. I have no problem with the RBQ. I'm not trying to have "symphony sound", I just want to hear the sound better with the doors/windows off (I run a Rampage frameless top spring/summer/fall, hard top in the winter). I don't have an iPod/MP3, and have no plans to get one, so an auxillary port isn't that important.
However, I'm also thinking it'll be easier to swap head units than it will be to add an amp due to the extra wiring and finding somewhere to mount it.
btw, I'm a novice with stereos. I'm assuming (dangerous) that the preamp is designed to power the sub based on the manufacturer's website for the head unit. Also, it seems that it's hard to find a built in changer like the OEM units have. Is this the case, or am I just not looking in the right places?
Any input is appreciated!