I’m a new member here at DIYMA but not necessarily new to car audio. I was just more so in the early/mid ‘90s through the early 2000s. For the sake of context I’ll provide a rundown of my current setup when I got the itch and waded back into the scene about a year ago. Vehicle is a 2006 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Coupe. The only gear that I had leftover from my last install were 3 JL amps; Slash 300/4 V1, Slash 500/1 V2 and an e2150. All are in excellent condition with original boxes, paperwork and DOB.
For my HU I purchased a Pioneer DEH-80prs, a set of Image Dynamics CXS64 V2 comps for my front stage and a pair of ID69s for rear fill (they were cheap so just bot em) subwoofer is a 10” Eclipse aluminum 88100 DVC based on the TC Sounds Motor which is excellent condition. (I owe this gem of a find to my installer.) Sub is currently NOT installed yet as my installer is currently building a custom fiberglass box for it but the 500/1 V2 is and is patiently waiting for her 🙂
Doors, rear deck lid and trunk are all sound deadened, etc. The Slash 300/4 is running the front comps passive along with the rear fill. A 4 gauge OFC amp kit is providing the wiring.
Forgive me for the very long segue to my question/dilemma. I just thought it would be useful information to the current setup and thus my question. Now I have to start by saying there is nothing wrong with the 300/4 as the sound coming out of the CXS64s are excellent with the 300/4. I was very impressed with how good they are within their price range. I can crank the volume and they stay crystal clear and I really like the XS28 tweets and the mids provide plenty of midrange punch. However, I can’t help but feel as though they are BEGGING for more power. So I was thinking of ditching the rear fill, picking up some Y adapters and shooting all the juice to the comps (150 watts per side obviously) Now it goes without saying that this is the most economical way of going about this BUT I cannot keeps my eyes off the Zapco Z-150.2 SP. it looks like it’s built like a tank just like the slash. Has a ducted air fan cooling system and at 4ohms is 2X165 watts.
Again, I really do apologize for the extremely long post and honestly feel a bit embarrassed & crazy writing it. Am I completely out of my mind even thinking about the Zapco in this entire equation?
I would appreciate ANY feedback, suggestions, asking any additional questions, etc., even
calling me crazy! Hahaha! I’m asking because I know a lot of member on this forum are FAR more knowledgeable than myself and perhaps someone will even suggest something that I haven’t even thought of and help point put me on a ‘better’ path I’m currently on.
For those of you who even read this far I’m incredibly grateful and appreciative. I’m certainly looking forward to your thoughts and suggestions!