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Rec me a Head unit or another way to do this, please.

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The main things I care about in a head unit is high volt pre-outs, and right now I want a unit that's cheap and where I can set the 4 channels to act as midbass and midrange instead of front/rear. I want to be able to get my 2.5's running at 400hz-600hz or so and up, where an inline 12db crossover will take over to the tweeter that came with the 6.5's I just got for Christmas. On the other two channels, I want the 6.5's bandpassed from like 80 to wherever the midrange picks up (once I get my subs, they'll play from the midranges down for now).

I really just want the least expensive way to get up and running. I'm kinda broke right now. Every head unit I've seen only lets you high pass on the 4 channels from 30-250, or low pass from 250-30 on the sub channel, nothing above and no bandpassing. I don't have any money RN for a full build with DSP, amps, and subs, but I feel bad with these 6.5's sitting in the corner and a stock radio in my truck.

Any help or wisdom is appreciated aside from the obvious "get your money up" which I'm already trying to do.
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your best and cheapest bet is indeed to build crossovers. there are plenty of resources online to help you, good luck, and ask if you have any questions
more power is more better, but passive crossovers arent THAT big of a power sink, do you ever max out your hu as it is? keep in mind even a budget oriented reputable single din will push more power than the factory radio (depending on your vehicle). many aftermarket entry level single dins will do 22wrms, which is more than it sounds like when coupled to sensitive drivers
the pioneer's and kenwood's i looked at are CES-2006 rated 22WRMS
sony dsx-gs80 rated 45wrms
so now youve got 3 options, sony, pioneer, and alpine, and you only need one option. youre set, dsx-gs80 and home-made crossovers, call it $300 and youve got more HU features and plenty of power and a semi-properly handled 3-way until you go active later on
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