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i have been searching around for many many hours and cannot seem to find the correct items i need to buy. but i have an idea just from reading.

i want to have an above average system because i know the stock non HK sound system does not sound the best..

Maintaining the stock HU would help on the total cost of everything, and the look of it.


These are the items that i currently have:http://www.cartoys.com/Default.cfm/p/JBL_GT4_10_Subwoofer/ sitting in a ported box i bought from cartoys (80$)

and http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_8437_JBL+CS300.1.html amplifier

and an amp wiring kit from Fry's electronics (4 guage)


I am debating whether to hook up my subwoofer with my single channel amp and then buying a 4 channel amp?
or would it be better to just buy a 5 channel amp all together (Alpine's PDX-5[or another great 5 channel amp]) and hookup my sub and new speakers i buy to it as well?
If i bought the PDX-5, would i need to buy any other items to have good SQ with any new speakers that i buy(a LOC or something like that)?

I also would like to buy new component speakers for up front and some "filler" speakers for the rear. (suggestions for specific speakers please!) [I have heard good things from MB Quart, Boston Acoustics and Infinity Kappas]


i have a budget of $600

Thanks,
Nick
 

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If the amp can not take balanced-differential signals, you need an adaptor (i.e. pripheral sven4).
Get a second amp (4 channel) and a set of 6.5" components for the front + a set of coaxials for the rear.
 

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If the amp can not take balanced-differential signals, you need an adaptor (i.e. pripheral sven4).
Get a second amp (4 channel) and a set of 6.5" components for the front + a set of coaxials for the rear.
would the 6.5" component speakers require me to cut into the metal in my car?? because this is what i have read. and wouldcoaxial speakers be suitable for the rear? >http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_8907_MB+Quart+DKG+113.html
 

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If they are shallow enough (most are), no need to cut the metal. Purpose of cutting the metal is not so much because of space constraints, but to improve sound quality and minimize vibration.

Main sound comes from the front. Rear speakers only provide real fill (I personally don't even like to have rear speakers), so you can save a few bucks on a coax. Make sure tweeter doesn't stick out too much or oem grill will not fit over it.
 

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If they are shallow enough (most are), no need to cut the metal. Purpose of cutting the metal is not so much because of space constraints, but to improve sound quality and minimize vibration.

Main sound comes from the front. Rear speakers only provide real fill (I personally don't even like to have rear speakers), so you can save a few bucks on a coax. Make sure tweeter doesn't stick out too much or oem grill will not fit over it.
i found this setup online, does it seem suitable?

AMPhttp://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_13497_MB+Quart+DSC+450.html

components
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_13190_MB+Quart+DSH+213.html


Rears
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_8907_MB+Quart+DKG+113.html

will i need a LOC with this setup? and if so which would u recommend?
 

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I would suggest 6-1/4 speakers for the front.
I would suggest listening to speakers before you buy.
see post #2 for answer on the loc.
 
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