I'm wondering if I could get some help/advice in a system for my car, while keeping in a few limitations.
I have a '01 accord that I am leasing. Logic would tell me to not bother putting a system in the thing, but the speakers drive me nuts. I do like the 6 disc in dash player, so I'm ultimately looking at just swapping out the speakers.
I went into a Good Guys while I was in So Cal and the guy showed me a set-up that sounded pretty damn nice. Here's what I demo'd:
Eclipse SP8992 (6X9'S) for $219/pr
Eclipse SC8362 (6.5's w/ seperate tweets) for $349
Eclipse PA5422 (85x4 amp) for $399
While the speakers did sound really good, I don't really wanna dump a grand into a car that I'm going to be handing back in 2 years. True, I'll be un-installing it and taking the set-up with me, but I'm wondering what lower priced options are out there.
I was in Fry's and saw Polk has the db6500 series for somethin like $199/pair and then whatever the 6x9 model is for I think the same price, or maybe $149. That's pretty inexpensive, at least comparatively to the Eclipse line, but that doesn't put money out there for an outboard amp either.
The sound difference of the Eclipse speakers running straight off the deck compared to the amp being in the mix is a HUGE difference, so I don't think that I can/should eliminate the amp from the install.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.