Thanks Pete! Any advice on where to start for a audio system upgrade? I have the bare minimum stock system with no sub. Will a good all around speaker upgrade be a good start before adding a head unit/amp/sub?
For a head unit I used a Clarion CX501. It has built in Bluetooth which was a big factor for me. I installed a fancy Pioneer unit in my brother's but I am much happier with what I got. Those touchscreens suck for a number of reasons.
Check out my album and let me know if you have questions. There are lots of opinions of what people should do when it comes to a sound system. I went for cheap, simple and loud. Do it yourself and save a lot of money. Sounds great by the way.
PS: I have yet to do tweeters. If anyone has input on what works best/easiest to install I am all ears.
PSS: I did the speaker upgrade first, using the factory head unit. It sounded much better but a lot was left to be desired. The factory HU puts out such a pitiful amount of wattage that distortion begins to occur when you crank it up a little. Perhaps you could keep the factory unit, then wire in some RCA adapters and use an amp, but I did not go that route.
Thanks for all the info Pete. Just to let you know I have moved pretty fast with my sound system upgrade. All together I have installed 4 brand new Infinity Reference X Series 6 1/2" speakers in both the dash and sound bar. I have those powered by a 4 channel Alpine MRP-F300 amp. Additionally I have also installed an Alpine CDE-136BT head unit. Everything sounds GREAT so far. Honestly, I don't even feel the need for a sub. Maybe in the future but I am totally content with this setup so far. The last thing I want to do is the replace the factory tweeters with some Infinity Reference X Series tweeters to go along with my Infinity speakers. Do you know the exact size of the tweeters? If you are interested I can upload some pictures tomorrow when it is light out. Thanks again Pete!
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