Has been a long time since I've posted here. We recently got a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe for my wife. She hates the stock stereo and wants me to do a simple upgrade to the stock speakers and HU. I'd like to put in a real amp, but she doesn't want me to spend the money, time, or make those mods to her new ride.
So here's what I'm considering:
Alpine CDA-105 HU
Alpine KPT-445 Power Pack (just to get some addl power, but could skip it if not worth it)
Polk db651 - Front and rear door
Polk DXi650 - Front and rear door
Kicker KS600 - Front and rear door
I'm not familiar with the DXi series and having a hard time finding good info on them. Can anyone offer any input on what if any difference there will be in the sound between the DB series and the DXi series? My wife is interested in the Kicker's bc of some of the reviews she read on them.
One thing I'm trying to be careful about is that she does not like it when speakers have piercing shiny highs, she prefers mid bass and bass tones with blended highs. I realize that getting what she REALLY wants isn't gonna happen without an amp, etc so just trying to do the best I can with a modest upgrade.
I'm running Polk MOMO MMC570 5x7 coaxials with an Alpine HU and Hifonics 4 ch in my Explorer which I love, and so does she if that helps.
Any feedback anyone can offer on those speaker options - or other options in the 6.5 inch size that will fit the Santa Fe doors would be appreciated.
We have about a $400 budget, the Polks fit bc Crutchfield has them buy one set get the second 50% off, and those Kicker's are buy one set get the second set free. And the db651's are on sale for $60 right now making them a steal.
Thanks in advance!