Evening everyone, I am attempting to figure out all the different components for my vehicle I need to buy (obvious). My goal is SQ above any other concern except cost. I expect to spend at least 2k and possibly up to 3k. (all installation will be done by myself and an ex-coworker who's second job is installing audio systems) I will be doing a complete interior sound deadening of my vehicle within the next few weeks with products from sounddeadenershowdown.com total cost of which I estimate to be between 800 and 1000 dollars. (still haven't gotten final word from Don yet on quantity of materials necessary)
My vehicle is currently equipped with with a single din HU, 6 1/2" 2-way speakers up front and and 5 1/4" speakers in the rear doors. I plan on upgrading to a double din HU (my car has an expansion slot underneath the current HU that is only being used for storage) possibly the Pioneer AVH-X4500BT. My requirements for the HU are touchscreen, Bluetooth, Aux, and USB connections. Outputs such as preamp, sub and voltage I am still learning about so if anyone could refer me to a different/better/same HU for good quality output it would appreciated.
I plan on using component speakers in the front but I am not sure about the rear. I have space for sub(s) in the rear of the vehicle. I have been considering dual tens in a sealed enlosure but wasn't completely sure that was the right way to go. (I listen to rock, heavy metal, Hip Hop, and a lot of classical music) Amp recommendations would be appreciated and also active or passive crossovers? If active what particular characteristics should I look for? Since I am going for SQ not straight SPL will a capacitor and deep cycle battery be necessary/recommended? Also is 4 gauge wire effectively standard for the subs and amp? One last thought, I will be upgrading alternator from a 90 amp to a 160-will that be enough? If not the next level jumps to 250 amps and adds 400 dollars to the cost.
Even a 2 component setup means I will have to mod my vehicle since it only comes standard with the single driver. I am very hands on and have no problem rebuilding the pillars for the tweeter and playing with the door for a mid sized driver if I go with a 3 component setup.
Thank you for your help, I am still fumbling my way around the world of car audio and every tidbit I can get from somebody is appreciated.