I know there is a similar thread around, but I want this to apply to my install only.
I got some SR5250's for a nice price, so they will be replacing my Alpine SPX-177r's. If anyone is familiar with these, I'd love some opinions into how much of an improvement I should expect... but on to my install questions:
1) Factory location is 4x6 (obviously I fit the 6.5's so the 5.25's should be no problem). I have a lot of sound deadener left (dynamat xtreme), so I would like to know how to apply it behind the speaker as I place them. I have no idea how to do this. When I installed the Alpines I just put as much as I could onto the door, which made a noticeable difference.
2) I have just finished running my stuff biamped, active. My amplifier is an Eclipse XA4000, which claims to put 125x4 @ 4 ohm RMS. I do not want to damage my speakers (tweeters particularly). I know how to be smart, but any sort of advice into the gains of the amp is much appreciated. The head unit supposedly outputs 8v.
3) I know I know... I have a nice install in the rear.. a pair of db6500's, which are currently not in use. If I wanted to have some rear fill.. I would need another amp. Problem is the head unit outputs Low, Mid, Treble. So if I was to daisy chain the amps, I would only have the choice of mid or treble... is there a way to get past this? If not, should I just have the DB's play mids?
4) Now I have rear DB's, subs are Momo's, and fronts are SR's... one of each line! :) Hopefully there's no conflicts with the drivers.. :p
OK, well overall I'm very happy. I think that theoretically this is the install that I wanted in the beginning. A great sounding head unit (CD7100), where I could play all my mp3's for everyday sound (80gig ipod) connected, with some decent subs (2 polk momo 12's), and now finally the highly acclaimed SR's in the front. I know that once that is in I will still be looking for upgrades (such as the CD7200, as bluetooth would be handy), but I hope that I will be able to really enjoy my sound.