However, I plan to run a 5 channel setup with the following:
Stock radio head unit w/ 6disc in dash (Bose non-nav)
Single 10" IDQ sub (Boxology sealed fiberglass enclosure, powered by a JL 500/1)
Dayton 8" midbasses in the doors
Radian drivers in ID minihorn HLCD bodies
Front stage actively crossed over using the JL 300/4's onboard XO's
NO center or rear fill, just stereo front with a decent sub.
This is the same setup I previously ran in my BMW M3. I found that it was useful to have a head unit with a 7 band parametric EQ (I used a high end Eclipse) to tune the final frequency response with the horns and weird reflections. I plan to keep the factory head unit to avoid CAN or bluetooth (I have an '09) issues and retain the steering wheel controls/phone pairing, but I'd like to look at potential EQ'ing solutions.
I can either just add an inline EQ like an audiocontrol EQT or go with the PXE-H650. The Alpine appears to have the added benefit of time alignment and more bands at a reasonable cost. Has anyone used this first hand? Any drawbacks? and...
Is it possible to completely remove the factory BLOSE amp without any CAN or network issues if the remaining speakers are all externally powered? Perhaps the Alpine unit can go where the factory amp was, simplifying the install in the back...