Everytime I take the wife out in my old Porsche and turn on the radio she puts her fingers in her ears. I got the hint and am doing my first audio install. Here's what I've bought:
Eclipse CD7100 - HU Used Ebay $275
DB6501's - front - new ebay $215 total for both DB sets
DB691's - back seat
JL6W3v3-4 subs (2) - bass for the way back. used ebay $157
Earthquake Thrust 4.0 - 4 chanel for db's
Boss American BA US500 - for da subs.
Amps were a donation from my son who's also supplying the wiring he used them on, so I'm probably ok (my son is an electrical engineer). I'm going to build door plates to mount the fronts & cover up the original openings (4 x 6 metrics). Will probably have to do the same for the 6 x 9's. I plan to build some small stealth enclosures (based on JL sizing) that tuck the subs in the hatch area aft of the rear wheel well area. Front amp will go under the glove box, the larger amp is going somewhere in the hatch.
I know I've got to be careful with the sub amp gain settings to not to over drive. I'm more of an SQ v.s. SPL guy so I don't thing this will be an issue. The car is 21 years old and has a fair share of road noise and rattles. My son's more of an SPL guy and his advice is to "turn up the volume".
Thanks in advance to all the great posters here. I've learned a good bit that has helped with my selection so far. Anyone with 944 exp, please jump in here. I'm open to any suggestions / comments that can help.
I just did a clutch job on the car and will gladly trade mechanical advice for audio advice.