I've finally decided that I can't live without a CD player anymore and I'm going to replace the crappy OEM junk Jeep puts in their vehicles. It's a post 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee (after the new body style took place), with 6x9s in the front doors, ?3" in the dash? and 6.75" in the rear doors (No Infinity system). I'm not interested in putting subs in either.
Unless someone here can convince me otherwise and find something better, it looks like I'll be putting in a Kenwood Excelon deck (X569) it's cheaper than the Alpines and Pioneers, does the MP3 CDs, has an additional input for an I-Pod, plus it looks fairly decent. <$300 on Crutchfield right now. The only major thing that concerns me is the line-out voltage, which is at a whimpy 2 volts. This most likely could cause a potential problem by using a external amp, which for all intensive purposes, I intend to use.
My main goal with this is SQ. It doesn't have to be obnoxiously loud at all times, yet it does need to be able to pick it up occasionally. Again, this has to be done with no subs.
I'm pretty much decided on the Polk line of speakers, but as to which ones, your answer is as good as mine. I was looking at the new "db" line, the speakers have good frequency response across the board (in both the 6x9 and 6.75) and should fit the Jeep. As you'll find out below, they could be a bit underpowered
The biggest problem that will occur in selecting the equipment is going to be the amp. It's going to be restricted on it's physical size, because of the limited "hidden" spaces and proper air flow for cooling in the vehicle. Once again I'm open to suggestions, however the MTX564 seems to be at the top of my list, all though it is a few more than I actually want to drop on just the amp. Size Restraints: amp dimensons (inputs & speak outputs have been accounted for) 14" (L) x 10.5" (D) x 2.5" (H)
I can't put a price on SQ right now, but as suggestions come in I'll be able to rule out those that are just to expensive.