Hey all .. Joined the forum hoping to get some good info.
I haven't played with my car audio in over 10 years now. Last car I actually bothered with installing a good sound system in was a 92 ford probe.
Now I have a 2004 Ford F-150 and I have replaced the head unit with a Pioneer Premier DEH-P960MP. The bulk of my budget for a new sound system. I have a pair of 8" kickers (old pair of C8 4 Ohm SVC subs).
I would like to install a decent set of front components, a decent pair of rear coax's and one (5 channel) or two (4 channel and mono? ) amps.
I'm not looking to entertain the neighborhood so I don't need to push a lot of power. I was figuring somewhere in the neighborhood of 65RMS on the speakers and 100 RMS on the subs.
So what kind of suggestions do you folx have for about a $500 budget(plus or minus a few) on the speakers and amps.
With that budget, you're better off getting just component speakers, a 2 channel, and a mono amp. Rear speakers are really unnecessary, even if you had thousands to spend I still wouldn't recommend them, especially in a truck where the cab is that small to begin with. I'd recommend Infinity Perfects, CDT Classics, JL Audio XR's, or something similar in that price range if you find a better deal. They'll be around $200 in the right places. A JBL 180.2 amp is cheap and is a great amp for the price, should be around $100. 90x2 RMS at 4 ohms, underrated and usually does a little over 100 per channel. A JBL 300.1 amp should do you well for the subs. It's 300x1 at 2 ohms, so it'll give you 150 per sub (it's also underrated, it'll do a little more than that). If you want different budget amps, look at MTX and Cadence. You could also consider a 4 channel amp that does 100-150x4, you can always cut the power to the components