I scanned the board quickly, as well as checking out some google searches, and wasn't finding what I wanted to know. This is probably gonna be fairly basic, but you may have fun with it.
Some background: I currently own a 2003 Toyota Tundra, with extended cab (read: lots of room). It has stock speakers and stereo, which I am beginning to loathe. My previous vehicle was an Acura RSX-S, which had a stock Bose speaker setup with subwoofer, and produced nice clean music. It also spoiled me, I believe.
Here is what I want: in under $500 (can adjust if really not realistic), I want a speaker setup that can give me nice, clean music at regular to loud volumes. I do not want 'booming' type bass. The music I listen to ranges from classical to jazz to punk, and damn near everything between. So I need as much range as possible.
Ideas I need are what speaker system? I see speaker systems with tweeters and midrange speakers (I have pre-installed 6.5" (I think) midrange speakers with tweeters, a pair of each), and these systems I have seen have units that figure out cross over points. However, I want to add an amplifier and a subwoofer for deep bass.
Would I screw up the pre-arranged systems' programming that don't have a subwoofer with them, if I add one?
Items I am interested in (very open to suggestions):
At least two tweeters & midrange speakers, a new deck (CD changer not so important, LCD not at all important, good sound is crucial), an amplifier, and subwoofer that puts out reasonable but not necessarily stunning bass.
I plan on getting most if not all of it via www.pricegrabber.com as this is the cheapest website I have run across.
Any ideas are highly, highly appreciated. If I need to clarify anything let me know.