I am looking to replace and amp my front door speakers in my '06 DCLB. I have been out of the car audio game for a while, and haven't found as much good info online as I would have hoped. Maybe you guys can help.
I listen to: Everything but metal and rap. I know that isn't helpful, sorry.
I am running: Kenwood DNX-6160 head unit, no sub in my future, as I use all the storage spaces.
I am looking for: Components or Coaxial speakers and 2-4 channel amp small enough to mount under the seat (Alpine MRP-F300 is a current front runner)
I will spend: Under $500 for the speakers, amp, rings, and accessories. But the cheaper the better, I want the best bang for the buck. Not the best I can squeeze into my budget. I will install everything myself.
I like: A full sounding speaker. My home theater runs Axiom Audio speakers, which are incredibly bright and accurate. This is not what I want for my car. I feel fatigued listening to bright speakers in a car. I want good midbass, and probably a non-metal tweeter.
Misc: I really enjoy "boutique" brands. If there is an affordable option from a boutique brand (ID, Rainbow, etc.) that meets my criteria I would at least like to hear about it. Finally, I am still bouncing back and forth between amping a basic set of Coax speakers for the rear, or just running the stock speakers off the head unit. Any thoughts on that appreciated.