If Alfa made
Helicopters, no one
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Well, I did the following, and there's plenty of Bass when needed...
Alpine Head unit with pop out screen..
6.5" Alpine Type G (I think - the ones with the blue cones) components in the front doors - they fit perfectly, with a small mod to the door card which can't be seen one the cover is on. Tweeters are mounted behind the stock grills for a standard look. you need a bit of car with 6.5" units - the magnet only just fitted into the hole in the door skin
Powered by an Alpine V series amp - 2x 65 W RMS into 4 ohms so plenty of juice there...
6.5" Alpine co-axial's in the back (forget the model, but simiar to the Type G's), again fed from a V12 series amp - 2 x 85w RMS into 4 ohms
And finally a JL Sub, 10", mounted in a sealed box in the boot - went for this as it was the biggest box that would go through the boot opening. It's slightly wedge shaped so fits nicely in the cureved boot floor, off to one side. Boards made (small one on the left, large on the right) to fit flush with the top of the sub and carpeted. The sub is powered by another V series Mono amp (225 watts RMS).
The sub amp sits where the original cd changer goes, the amp for the rear sits under the board to the right of the sub (once the levels are set there is no need to fiddle), and the amp for the fronts currently is fixed to the carpet covering the battery compartment (with re-inforcement boards behind the carpet to screw to) - I'll probably move this so it's under the boards next to the sub too, so it's out of the way)
Sounds pretty damm fine, even if I do say so, and is capable of plenty of low down bass when needed, as well as plenty of un-distored volume too.....
High grade cabling from the head unit to the boot for the amps and front speakers, the rest is contained in the boot as the run from the battery is nice and short.
That said, I do still turn it all off, wind down the window and listen to the exhaust note....
I'm on the lookout for some Alpine components for the rears to match the fronts, and another matching V Series amp so i can run two in mono (bridged mode), one for each of the front speakers.
I'm not looking for out and out loud, just more headroom (I've been down this road with home Hi- Fi, and am applying similar priciples..)