I posted this thread a little while ago but I think the title was all wrong. So, I am redirecting it to where I am at with choices.
My budget is $450 for a set of components for my vehicle. I would like to keep the weight and the parts spend low, as it is a lease. The only item I really have an idea on so far is the amp. I will be powering these with a Kenwood XR400-4. Should have about 150 watts per side available. Or I can go active / bi amp'ed on whatever will work with that setup.
I bought some Hybrid Imagine speakers years ago and loved them. But, the market has changed quite a bit. I felt they were a great value at the $200 I paid back then. The warm sound was great with plenty of detail on vocals like Fiona Apple's Tidal but a great midrange sound I loved. I was able to pick out the faint marimba present on many of her songs. I feel like they may lack a little without a sub, though.
Any thoughts on the above and suggestions on potential components? I believe the factory spot is a 6.5 or 8". Any advice on that arena would be great too.
The one's I am looking at are new Hybrid Unity @ 430 pair (6.5), New Illusion Electra @ 300 pair (6.5) or Used Illusion Carbon 400 pair from here: