I just pulled the trigger on a set of SR5250's and need some guidance on where to go from here.
I'm fairly experienced when it comes to home audio, but pretty clueless when it comes to car audio. I feel like I've hit a point of diminishing returns with my home audio system (others may disagree), and have decided to focus on the area where I spend 2 hours of my day 5 days a week enjoying music: in my car.
I love the Polk LSi's and really could ask for more out of them...which made the Polk SR's a very natural choice for my car (08 Acura MDX). My intention is for this to be a very SQ oriented system...I don't anticipate ever playing this system very loudly. I'll be keeping the stock head-unit, as I prefer to keep the stock aesthetics/functionality of the vehicle. Not sure they make a dash kit for the MDX anyway (haven't seen one).
My next step from here will be an amp, but I'm not at all familiar with car audio equipment. What are some good recommendations as far as an amplifier, without spending too much (I'm thinking <300). I know with the LSi's, synergy with the amplifier is important...does this apply with the SR's as well? Are there any amps that have a particularly good musical synergy with the SR's?
Over the next year I'd like to pick up a sub and a processor as well...any recommendations on that end would be greatly appreciated as well. In terms of the sub, the MDX already comes with a crappy 8-inch subwoofer. Is there a practical way of upgrading the driver and using the stock 'enclosure'? I have a fairly massive home theater sub so I certainly appreciate the benefits of a large enclosure, but I need the space in the MDX (hence me buying an SUV) and again, prefer to keep things looking stock.