I've ordered my amp and speakers for what I'll call "Phase 1" on this project. Ultimate goal is to have a professional-sounding audio environment in my Crosstrek. For the benefit of others who want to do parts or all of this for their rides, I'll be posting as I go!
I have set up systems before in my other vehicles, and each time I like to go a little bit farther, making things better than the last one.
Phase 1: Amp + 4 door speakers (and dash tweeters)
Phase 2: Sound deadening and audio enrichment in the doors
Phase 3: Subwoofer for complete system setup
I'll have to figure out the best photo hosting solution since dropbox dropped all us forums posters in the sand without warning last year.
No pics yet, but here is my initial setup:
- JBL GTR 104 amplifier - 100 watts RMS per channel x4, some cool bluetooth stuff I won't need, and speaker-level inputs to make the setup simple with the factory nav/audio head unit
- Polk DB 652 6 1/2" 2-way speakers for the rear doors
- Polk DB 6502 6 1/2" component speakers for the front doors + tweeters for the dash
The components have frequency response down to 35hz, and the composites for the rear go down to 40hz. That will be fine for me for now, and later when I add a sub I think this will be a nice, clear, balanced sound with plenty of kick.