What's an Aoto 6? Head unit?Well just got my 2016 Avalon, love the car but the stereo is completely stock. No amp but sounds ok. I still have my Aoto 6 that I pulled from my other car. I have $500 gift card from work for Amazon. I can build and wire anything but lack the knowledge of selecting good components. Can I put together something that sounds decent for only 500? Do I swap out the head unit? Do I keep the tweeters in my dash and go component? If I build my own sub box, what size of speaker? And do I look for a 5 channel amp or separate and get a sub amp? Thx!
If my entire rig got stolen, and I had a hard $500 limit, I'd be looking at the classifieds here, along with Craig,s list and similar. But with a hard $500 Amazon gift card budget to work with, I'd go with one of the Power Acoustics integrated DSP/amp combos. Probably the 5 channel. A bit clunky, way overrated power rating, but sufficient output. $215 on Amazon, leaves enough $ for some decent tweeters & midwoofers, some deadener, possibly squeeze in a sub driver, as well. Having gotten used to fully active + DSP, I can never go back - so I'd be looking for the cheapest way to retain that. It may be that there are more effective ways to quality sound for that budget, though.
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