The Dude Abides
Join Date: Feb 2014
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First you have to decide if you are going to power your speakers off the head unit or a dedicated amplifier. If you are powering them off the head unit, just about any coaxial speak will do. If you are using an amp, choose speaker to match your amp's RMS power output or choose speakers, then an amp that will safely power them. Watts RMS is the critical number as that is the constant power output, not maximum peak output.
I am running a JL Audio Slash 300/4 amp for my door speaker and rear shelf. I have JL XR series 6x8 component woofers with crossovers and tweeters in front, and Eclipse 6.5" components for the rear. An older Alpine double din TV head unit will run the show, with a 400 watt RMS Diamond Audio mono amp for my Diamond D6-10V2 sub. I will have a 1.5 farad capacitor giving additional assistance to the sub amp when power is in high demand. Most of the stuff I am running is discontinued, but newer versions are available.
When buying a new deck, pick one with mirror link, that will run your smart phone apps directly through the head unit.
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