First, I like the Build logs that are created after completion so you can see all the pics together at once, but I want to keep a running log as I work on this, so I'm going to do that, but I’ll keep an updated link in my signature to my latest update, and then change that to a link to pics of the full install once I've finished the build. So check my sig if you want to see where I’m at on this currently.
The Car is a 2016 Civic Touring sedan in Aegean Blue Metallic. I picked this because it's the only trim level that has a dash cutout for a center channel speaker. Also, it'll do 0-60 in 6.6 seconds while averaging 35 MPG with 87 octane in mixed driving. And it has some awesome tech, like adaptive cruise control that can come to a full stop by itself and automated steering that'll keep you in your lane long enough to take your hands off the wheel to stir a Slurpee.
My goals are great sound quality for both front seats, stock appearance, as few irreversible mods as possible, and no loss of original functionality.
The only gear I'm definite on right now is a JBL MS-8 DSP, since it's one of the few DSP's that does a proper center channel, plus I suck at tuning and hate it and it's the only DSP I’m aware of that (usually) does a good auto-tune. The amps may be either some JBL MS-A####'s or a JL HD900/5 I have already, or maybe Helix. Probably a few of the MS-8's amp channels, too, and maybe a Mosconi Pico if needed for space. The speakers will be AudioFrogs. Maybe a JL W7 sub.